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White Christmas? Probably Not, Say Forecasters

White Christmas? Probably Not, Say Forecasters

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - An arctic air system will move into the U.S. this week as forecasters become more confident that there won't be a white Christmas for the Triad. What's Happening? Cold artic air from Siberia will make its way down from Canada thanks to a high-pressure system sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday, reaching the Triad sometime on Friday. Meanwhile, a coastal low-pressure system tracking up eastern/coastal sections of the Carolinas will bring widespread moderate rain into the area Wednesday night and Thursday and into Friday. Credit F5 Weather (https://www.f5wx.com/) In models the arctic low-pressure system is tracking to the north and west of our state with the mountains blocking some of the coldest of the air (and moisture needed for heavy snow) but expect ...
Weather Whiplash | NWS Calls for 60s Saturday, Snow Sunday

Weather Whiplash | NWS Calls for 60s Saturday, Snow Sunday

Weather
[RNN] - The old joke about "If you don't like the weather in North Carolina just wait a little bit" is an old one, but it's stayed around because it's true and this weekend is going to be the perfect example of that. (via https://www.memesmonkey.com) During the day Saturday the weather is going to be perfect for going out with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. That will last all day until a cold front begins to cross the Piedmont Saturday night dropping temperatures to around 37°F and bringing with it some lite sprinkles, changing to rain after 1 am. Sunday is going to be the opposite of Saturday with temperatures not moving from their overnight low of 37°F and rain is the morning turning to a mix of rain and snow continuing all day and through the night a...
Snow This Weekend, Again

Snow This Weekend, Again

Weather
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST SATURDAY… WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of one to two inches, with localized higher amounts around 3 inches.WHERE…The southern and western Piedmont and western Sandhills of central NC.WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM EST Saturday.IMPACTS…Hazardous travel conditions will result from slippery or snow-covered roads. Snow may also become briefly heavy and reduce visibility to around a quarter mile this evening.Scattered power outages can be expected.ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The precipitation may begin as a brief period of rain this afternoon into early evening, before quickly changing to snow. Winds will gust as high as 35 mph tonight. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Slow down and use cautio...
NCDOT: Avoid Travel as Roads Impacted By Snow and Ice

NCDOT: Avoid Travel as Roads Impacted By Snow and Ice

Traffic & Roads
N.C. Department of Transportation crews across eastern and central North Carolina have been working hard to treat and plow roads impacted by the third storm of 2022. The photo shows NCDOT crews plowing U.S. 17 in Bertie County on Jan. 22. RALEIGH N.C. (NCDOT)– Please stay off the roads and be patient as it will take time for state transportation forces and Mother Nature to clear roads of the snow and ice dumped on much of North Carolina Friday evening. “People should not attempt to drive in these conditions,” said State Transportation Secretary J. Eric Boyette. “Our crews are working around the clock to treat and clear roads as quickly as possible and we need everyone else to do their part and stay off the roads.” Some interstates, primary roads, and many secondary roads are cove...
More Winter Weather On The Way

More Winter Weather On The Way

Archived
… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 4 AM EST SATURDAY…WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze.WHERE…Portions of central North Carolina.WHEN…From 4 PM this afternoon to 4 AM EST Saturday.IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.National Weather Service Office - Raleigh UPDATE 1/20/22 10:30 A.M. | The NWS has revised its forecast after overnight models showed moisture trending much farther south. Scattered light snow showers are possible north of Hwy 64 this evening and tonight, with sleet and freezing rain south of Hwy 64. A coating to two inches of snow or sleet is possible, along with a glaze of ice. All of c...
Animals At NC Zoo Get A Snow Day As Zoo Remains Closed

Animals At NC Zoo Get A Snow Day As Zoo Remains Closed

NC Zoo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajGGt4V-iUg ASHEBORO N.C. - The NC Zoo has remained closed since Sunday as crews work to clear roads and walkways of ice and snow. Some of the animals who were able to brave the cold were able to take opportunity to enjoy the snow, including the Red River Hog who came out this morning to find a snowman in the habitat. Payton the Zoo's polar bear also got a chance to get out and play in the snow. Photos provided by the NC Zoo
Live Storm Updates – Randolph County

Live Storm Updates – Randolph County

Weather
At around 1pm DOT crews were working to clear snow from the 73./74 interchange at Sunset Ave, but DOT is still reporting all interstates, highways, and roads in Randolph as "Covered With Snow/Ice". SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT Black ice expected from late this evening through Tuesday morning Temperatures will quickly fall below freezing after sunset this evening. Lingering wet roads due to snow melt will result in black ice as the liquid re-freezes. Black ice is difficult to see. Use caution while traveling. HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK Frequent gusts between 30 to 40 mph can be expected today. Any trees or tree limbs weakened by ice could fall, resulting in additional scattered power outages. Unsecured objects may be blown around by these winds. JAN 16TH 2022 - 11:30 A.M....
Power Outages & Treacherous Roads Likely  As Forecast Calls For Less Snow/More Ice

Power Outages & Treacherous Roads Likely As Forecast Calls For Less Snow/More Ice

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - Over the last 48 hours, as the start of the winter storm gets closer, meteorologist have been watching their forecast models closely. Now, just hours before snow and sleet are set to start, new forecasts are changing the amount of snow and ice we can expect, with warnings of widespread power outages and treacherous travel conditions. WINTER STORM WARNING At 3am this morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Raleigh upgraded the Winter Storm Watch for our area to a Winter Storm Warning, starting at midnight tonight. Meteorologist are calling for heavy mixed precipitation (snow, sleet, & freezing rain) with total snow accumulations of up to 3 inches and ice accumulations of two tenths to three tenths of an inch, with winds gusts as high as 40 mph. TIMELINE...
Tips For Preparing For Winter Weather

Tips For Preparing For Winter Weather

Weather
agneskantaruk / Adobe Stock Prepare Your Home Prepare your home to keep the cold weather outside by using insulation, caulking and weather stripping to seal up any leaks around windows, doors, and vents. Know how to keep pipes from freezing. Gather supplies you'll need in case you get stuck at home for several days without power, including food and safe drinking water. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights and be sure to charge your phone and other important electronics ahead of the storm. When stocking up keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication (if possible, if you are within one week of running out of any medication get a refill early). Remember the needs of your pets.If you are putting down salt or snow melting chemicals and have pets it's import...
Gone With The Wind – Morning Snow Causes Headaches, Whats Next?

Gone With The Wind – Morning Snow Causes Headaches, Whats Next?

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. — As fast as it came, it left. After a week of unusually warm weather, rain, strong winds and the first snowfall of the year brought headaches throughout Randolph County. The system responsible for todays snow was expected to drop some wintery mix mostly in the northern parts of the triad turned out to be stronger than expected according to Scotty Powell, a Meteorologist with Carolina Weather Group. "So the precipitation was a little heavier which allowed colder air to the surface. So that is why some areas was able to see snow that wasn't necessarily supposed to" said Powell. The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a Wind Advisory as well as several flash flood watches in the early morning hours. The majority of the headache came fro...