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Arctic Air Mass to Bring Frigid Temperatures and Threat of Winter Weather this Week

Arctic Air Mass to Bring Frigid Temperatures and Threat of Winter Weather this Week

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. – The National Weather Service in Raleigh is warning that an arctic air mass will bring frigid temperatures tonight and into Wednesday, with more dangerously cold temperatures and the threat of winter weather later this week. According to forecasters at the National Weather Service in Raleigh, a cold front will move across the region today bringing cold rain. Behind that cold front an arctic air will move into central North Carolina mass bringing frigid air and gusty winds of 15 to 20 mph tonight. Here in Randolph County, temperatures tonight and into Wednesday morning will plunge to 17 degrees, with windchill values reaching as low as 7 degrees, and that’s just round one. Round two comes Saturday night into Sunday morning when temperatures will again drop to as...
Duke Energy Warns of Rolling Blackouts due to High Energy Demand

Duke Energy Warns of Rolling Blackouts due to High Energy Demand

Breaking News
A power utility worker repairs a blown transformer in Asheboro (Stock Photo - Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - With almost six-thousand customers without power across Randolph County, Duke Energy is warning that rolling blackouts may be necessary to protect the energy grid. Duke Energy, in a statement on its outage tracker says that due to extremely cold temperatures driving unusually high energy demand, the power company has deployed temporary power outages across the system. These emergency outages, also known as "rolling blackouts" are necessary "to protect the energy grid against longer, more widespread outages by keeping demand under control to prevent systems from tripping offline. Duke Energy Outage map as of 2:30 PM on 12/24/2022 (Click map to go to outage t...
Temperatures Set To Fall With Chance Of Snow On Monday

Temperatures Set To Fall With Chance Of Snow On Monday

Weather
(sima / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. — After a week and a half of unusually warm temperatures that had many of us were checking our calendar to make sure it said December, temperatures are set to plunge Sunday night with even a possible chance to see some snow Monday morning. According to a forecast from the National Weather Service in Raleigh, Sunday highs are expected to be around 69° F with lows Sunday night plunging down to 32° F. Monday forecasters are calling for a 30% chance of rain and/or snow followed by sunny conditions with a high of 45° F. Temperatures Monday night are expected to drop even further reaching down to 24° F. Don't get too excited about the possibility of snow, high-end estimates which the weather service puts at a one in ten chance (10%) call for zero inch...
Freeze Warning Issued For Randolph County For Friday

Freeze Warning Issued For Randolph County For Friday

Weather
ASHEBORO NC - The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a freeze warning from 2 AM to 10 AM on Friday. Temperatures as low as 30 degrees are expected in Randolph and surrounding counties. Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. The National Weather Service says now is the time to take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.