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NWS Special Weather Statement (Mitchell County)

NWS Wind Advisory (Mitchell County)

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Spruce Pine , NC
Station located at Deyton Elementary School

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, January 17, 2022 at 7:13PM

Near White-Out Evening

This evening, parts of NW NC are experiencing whit-out conditions with strong winds, snow squalls, and blowing snow. The potential for another 2"-4" right along the NC/TN broder, 1"-2" for most, but only a dusting right along the Blue Ridge. Snow will taper to flurries late tonight. Total 2-day accumulation will be in our forecast 8"-14" range with isolated hither totals. Temperature moderate only slightly tomorrow and more so Wednesday. Wednesday has increasing clouds and light rain Wednesday night.

Monday

Hi: 27 Lo: 18

Cloudy; Snow showers and snow squalls, tapering to flurries late; NW wind 10-20 mph with gusts to 45 mph, slightly less windy tonight
Tuesday

Hi: 37 Lo: 26

Partly cloudy; Seasonably cold; NW wind 5-15 mph becoming SW Tue. night
Wednesday

Hi: 49 Lo: 31

Increasing clouds; Light rain developing Wed. night; SW wind 5-15 mph, becoming NW late Wed. night
Thursday

Hi: 38 Lo: 15

Generally cloudy; Early AM light rain or snow showers possible, ending as flurries; Colder
Friday

Hi: 24 Lo: 15

Mostly cloudy; Even colder; Light snow possible in the afternoon and at night

Further Out

Saturday - Early light snow or flurries possible; Then clearing; Cold; High in the lower 30s; Low in the upper teens
Sunday - Scattered clouds; Still rather cold; High in the mid 30s; Low in the upper teens

Forecast Discussion

Snow showers , snow squalls, and blowing snow are making travel treacherous tonight. Snow tapers to flurries late tonight. Wind continues with bitter cold conditions.

We have a break Tuesday through the daytime Wednesday with slowly moderating temperatures. The next front arrives late Wednesday night. Clouds increase Wednesday afternoon, and mostly light rain comes Wednesday night. Precipitation may linger briefly into early Thursday and end as flurries.

Thursday is colder with breaks in the clouds by afternoon.

Friday, a disturbance forms along the front to our southeast. It will spread clouds northward back into our area. Computer guidance varies greatly on how much precipitation reaches us Friday afternoon into Saturday. I took the middle road with light snow forming Friday afternoon, continuing Friday night, and ending early Saturday. We'll have to wait another day or two before we get more clarity on this system. Regardless of precipitation, count on Friday being very cold and Saturday being cold. Clouds decrease late Saturday. Sunday has scattered clouds and cold (but slightly less cold) temperatures with high pressure entered in the Southeast.

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