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Snow moving into N.C. mountains

Posted November 25, 2008

— A winter storm warning is in effect for the northern mountains of western North Carolina, where up to 4 inches of snow are expected.

The warning is in effect for Avery, Yancey and Mitchell counties from 7 a.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service said that bands of snow had begun to move from Tennessee into the mountains Tuesday morning and likely would make driving hazardous later in the day.

"Bands of snow showers have started to move across northeast
Tennessee to reach the northern mountains of North Carolina," the National Weather Service said.

"Flurries and a few snow showers will also move into the Smokies from time to time, but snow should be much less," forecasters added.

The Triangle will be partly cloudy, windy and chilly with a chance of sprinkles and spotty showers Tuesday afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and rather cool with highs in the low to mid 50s. The weather should warm up a little for Thanksgiving and what retailers hope will be Black Friday.

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  • Broker - Back from Lurking Nov 25, 2008

    So sad to have trolls on here so often... **sigh**

    I absolutely love the Beech Mtn Pic - Been going up there since I was a kid, both summer and winter. Keep up the great work Fish (et al.)!

  • 050462 Nov 25, 2008

    its snowing now!!!!!!!!

  • lilreno is in the wind Nov 25, 2008

    bs101fly, Whats the matter? mommy didn't give you enough attention when you were a child? Maybe one day you will learn how to spell, but until then unless you can do a better job, dont be bashing Greg, I think he does an outstanding job.

  • bs101fly Nov 25, 2008

    "Greg is one of the best weathermen I've ever seen on TV."

    HA, YOU need to get out more often and try to see more of the country!
    He's horrible! Doesn't know how to work the fancy gear and only works about 6 days a month!
    Maybe that's the problem!

    Here's a forecast for you, after about 2 more weeks of ups and downs we go back to the 70's and 80's and that how the rest of the winter goes!
    JUST like the last 5!

    Check THAT at the door!

  • Commentor5 Nov 25, 2008

    bs101fly said "As for forecast models, is that what you do?"

    Are now there models on WRAL now forcasting the news? Are they like the ones on The Price is Right? That's cool! I think I might actually watch WRAL now....

  • tgw Nov 25, 2008

    bs-check you bad attitude at the door- we need all the positive we can get after electing a man that could not get a security clearance. So much for intellegence on the part of many voters!!

    Greg is one of the best weathermen I've ever seen on TV. WRAL has committed millions of dollars to help Greg ans his team get the job done. Thank you WRAL. Ignore some people who whine all the time.

  • Commentor5 Nov 25, 2008

    Oh no....I'm not ready....

  • HappyGirl08 Nov 25, 2008

    Darn! I want some snow!! OH well, maybe we'll get some around here soon.

  • tgw Nov 25, 2008

    Blessings and safe travel to all of you headed to the winter wonderland of Western NC. I wish some of that could come here to the Triangle Area near Christmas.

  • bs101fly Nov 25, 2008

    ahhhh, a storm for the moutnains.
    which MUST BE in the "viewing are" for wral, since they think we really care about that here in the REAL VIEWING AREA!

    for you snow beggars out there you'll be happy to know Mr. Fishel is up to his usual carrot dangling when it comes to winter weather. Some babble he threw out last night, "the European and American forecast models are at war." "It will be VERY interesting to see just how cold the rain is or is not early next week."

    Put into terms the rest of us can understand,
    "I'd love to see it snow and will not stop teasing it, wasting your time or even calling for snow until it does or I get fired, which ever comes first."

    As for forecast models, is that what you do? You mean you can't really forecast ALL on your OWN???
    I'm shocked!

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