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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

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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...
Winter Weather Advisory – What to Expect in Randolph County

Winter Weather Advisory – What to Expect in Randolph County

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ASHEBORO N.C.  – The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of central North Carolina, including Randolph County. Here is what you can expect. A period of light freezing rain is set to impact the northern Piedmont, mainly along and north of I-85, from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Here in Randolph County, forecasters are predicting around 0.02” of ice accumulation. Temperatures will remain right near the freezing point through the morning hours on Saturday and any freezing rain is expected to transition to rain by 4 a.m. Total rainfall for Saturday is expected to be around half to three quarters of an inch. The risk of isolated flash flooding cannot be ruled out from Saturday morning through early afternoon. Combined with...
Strong Bitterly Cold Winds Knocking Down Trees, Causing Power Outages

Strong Bitterly Cold Winds Knocking Down Trees, Causing Power Outages

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WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST SATURDAY A worker with NC DOT places cones out on Central Falls Rd near Old Liberty Rd due to power lines in the roadway from a fallen tree (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - Wind gusts of near 30 mph this morning are downing trees and have dropped the wind chill value to the mid-teens just as power outages start to stack up, and its probably going to get worse as the day goes on. Forecasters are expecting frequent wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph through this evening with a surge of gusts of 40 to 50 mph and isolated gusts of around 55 mph, between 6 AM and 10 AM. These strong winds combined with the bitter arctic air are posing a threat of any remaining moisture refreezing. "As temperatures rapidly ...
Snow This Weekend, Again

Snow This Weekend, Again

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…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...
More Winter Weather On The Way

More Winter Weather On The Way

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… 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...
Forecasters Warning Of Winter Storm  Impacts This Weekend

Forecasters Warning Of Winter Storm Impacts This Weekend

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UPDATED Forecasters Warning Of Winter Storm Impacts This Weekend An update to this article has been posted. Click the link above to goto the updated article. ASHEBORO N.C. - After a week filled with rumors about snow coming this weekend forecasters are saying they have a more accurate model for what is coming this weekend, and it doesn't look good. Today the National Weather Service in Raleigh is saying Randolph County is set to see a wintery mix of sleet, freezing rain, snow, and high wind gusts from Saturday night through Sunday night resulting in dangerous roads and widespread power outages. The current forecast says a wintry mix of precip will expand across central North Carolina Sunday morning. By 1 P.M. on Sunday afternoon snow will overspread much of cent...
Tips For Preparing For Winter Weather

Tips For Preparing For Winter Weather

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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?

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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...

Freezing Rain Prompts Warnings For Travelers

Traffic & Roads, Weather
ASHEBORO NC - The threat of freezing rain, black ice, and power outages tonight has prompted the National Weather Service in Raleigh to issue a Winter Weather Advisory for Randolph County. According to meteorologists, a mix of rain and freezing drizzle will taper off tonight around 9 PM. Ice from this wintery mix will stick around as overnight temperatures hover around freezing. This will likely result inslick/icy spots and black ice, especially on bridges and elevated roads overnight through late Sunday morning. Combined with patchy fog this could create especially hazardous travel conditions. Through-out the day Saturday Emergency crews have responded to an estimated 20 vehicle accidents in Randolph County. Power outages are unlikely but still possible. As of 7 PM Sunday evening, ...

Wintry Mix Forecast For Area Tonight & Tomorrow

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ASHEBORO NC - Winter weather is forecast to move in tonight, and this time, forecasters are saying it's not just going to be flurries. The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area from 7 PM Sunday until Noon on Monday. Meteorologists are calling for mixed precipitation with snow and freezing rain. WHENPrecipitation is expected to start at around 1 AM on Sunday end by Noon on Monday. WHAT IS EXPECTEDAreas along and north of Hwy 64 may see a brief period of freezing rain, before changing over to rain by the mid to late morning Sunday. Ice accumulation is expected to remain less than 1/10 of an inch. In the worst-case scenario, snowfall totals could reach 1 - 2 inches anywhere along and north of the Hwy 64 corridor, however forecasters...