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Current Conditions

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  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW 22 mph
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 4°
  • Pressure: 29.90 in. -
  • Heat Index: -7

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 27 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Snow Showers
  • High: 32 °
  • Low: 14 °
  • Snow Showers
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 13 °
  • Low: 4 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 26 °
  • Low: 14 °
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  • Monday
  • Snow
  • High: 26 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Snow

Forecast for Boone, North Carolina

Updated: 11:31 PM EST on February 10, 2016

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 7 am EST Thursday...
  • Overnight

    Partly cloudy with isolated snow showers. Windy and cold. Near steady temperature around 11. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent. Wind chill values as low as 14 below.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the morning. Wind chill values as low as 9 below in the morning.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Cold with lows around 14. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Little or no snow accumulation. Highs in the lower 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values as low as 2 above in the morning.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the evening... then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Windy and cold with lows 8 to 14 above. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent. Wind chill values as low as 10 below after midnight.

  • Saturday

    Mostly sunny. A chance of snow showers in the morning. Windy and colder with highs 16 to 22. Chance of snow 50 percent. Wind chill values as low as 15 below in the morning.

  • Saturday Night and Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Cold. Lows zero to 5 above zero. Highs in the lower 20s. Wind chill values as low as 15 below.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow after midnight. Not as cold with lows around 15. Chance of snow 40 percent. Wind chill values as low as zero.

  • Washingtons Birthday and Monday Night

    Snow likely. Highs in the lower 30s. Lows in the lower 20s. Chance of snow 60 percent. Wind chill values as low as zero.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with snow likely in the morning...then partly sunny with a chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Wednesday

    A chance of snow showers in the morning. Partly sunny with a chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory  Statement as of 8:32 PM EST on February 10, 2016


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7 am EST
Thursday...
... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from midnight tonight to
10 am EST Thursday...

* locations... from the North Carolina mountains... north into the
mountain Empire of southwest Virginia... and into the
Greenbrier valley and Alleghany Highlands.

* Hazard types... accumulating snow showers... blowing snow and
wind chills.

* Accumulations... additional snow accumulation of up to an inch.

* Timing... through early Thursday.

* Impacts... untreated roads will be snow covered and slick.

* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 30 to 40 mph.

* Temperatures... lows tonight 5 to 15 above.

* Wind chills... 5 below to 20 below zero.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause
travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited
visibilities... and use caution while driving.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds
will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in
frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
If you must venture outdoors... make sure you wear a hat and
gloves. Make sure your pets are kept warm as well.

The public is encouraged to report snowfall amounts to the
National Weather Service via email at rnk.Skywarn@noaa.Gov or at
phone number 1... 8 6 6... 2 1 5... 4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures
can also be shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg
facebook Page and on twitter.









 Local Storm Report 



02/10/2016 1240 PM

Valle Crucis, Watauga County.

Snow m6.0 inch, reported by public.


            Snow depth. Reported via twitter by Watauga roads and
            wx





02/10/2016 0700 am

Boone, Watauga County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            24 hour snowfall. Total snow depth 3





02/10/2016 0700 am

Boone, Watauga County.

Snow m3.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Snow depth.





02/10/2016 0700 am

Boone, Watauga County.

Snow m3.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Snow depth.





02/10/2016 0700 am

Boone, Watauga County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Total snow depth 3





02/10/2016 0700 am

Boone, Watauga County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Total snow depth 3





02/10/2016 0736 am

Boone, Watauga County.

Snow e2.5 inch, reported by 911 call center.






02/10/2016 0736 am

Boone, Watauga County.

Snow e2.5 inch, reported by 911 call center.






02/09/2016 1130 PM

2 miles E of Boone, Watauga County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by public.


            Reported via fb





02/09/2016 1010 am

Valle Crucis, Watauga County.

Snow e3.5 inch, reported by public.


            Reported via twitter





02/08/2016 0710 PM

Valle Crucis, Watauga County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by public.





Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Iris Lane, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:41 AM EST

Temperature: 10.8 °F Dew Point: 3 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 11 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:22 AM EST

Temperature: 11 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: NW at 2 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 11 °F Graphs

Location: Bamboo, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:44 AM EST

Temperature: 11.3 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: WSW at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -1 °F Graphs

Location: Brown's Chapel, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:34 AM EST

Temperature: 9.7 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: NNE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 10 °F Graphs

Location: Sorrento, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 7.2 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: East at 14.0 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -10 °F Graphs

Location: Saddle Springs, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 9.9 °F Dew Point: -2 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: NW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 10 °F Graphs

Location: Heavenly Mountains, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 10.2 °F Dew Point: -20 °F Humidity: 24% Wind: NW at 16.1 mph Pressure: 27.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -7 °F Graphs

Location: Crystal Mtn, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:35 AM EST

Temperature: 7.3 °F Dew Point: 2 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: NW at 13.0 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -9 °F Graphs

Location: Boone, NC

Updated: 3:42 AM EST

Temperature: 10.8 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SW at 23.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -9 °F Graphs

Location: Trace Ridge Road, Vilas, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 12.4 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 12 °F Graphs

Location: Cloudrise Lane, Vilas, NC

Updated: 3:40 AM EST

Temperature: 14.2 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: AYERS MTN, Banner Elk, NC

Updated: 3:36 AM EST

Temperature: 12.2 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: West at 7.2 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 1 °F Graphs

Location: Rich Mt. Community, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 8.3 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 8 °F Graphs

Location: Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:41 AM EST

Temperature: 9.3 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at - Pressure: 26.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 9 °F Graphs

Location: Linville Creek Wx, Vilas, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 13.5 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: NW at 17.0 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -3 °F Graphs

Location: Green Hill, Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:39 AM EST

Temperature: 8.7 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NW at 21.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -11 °F Graphs

Location: Todd Creek Crossing, Todd, NC

Updated: 3:39 AM EST

Temperature: 10.4 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SW at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 5 °F Graphs

Location: Green Hill Circle, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:40 AM EST

Temperature: 7.7 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 8 °F Graphs

Location: Tarry Acres Circle - Behind Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:41 AM EST

Temperature: 8.8 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: WNW at 12.5 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: -7 °F Graphs

Location: Peaceful Haven Drive Foscoe, NC, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 10.8 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: ENE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 3 °F Graphs

Location: New River Valley, Todd, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 10.9 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at 9.2 mph Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -2 °F Graphs

Location: Willett Miller Road, Todd, NC

Updated: 3:35 AM EST

Temperature: 11.7 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: WSW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 3 °F Graphs

Location: Coffey Gap, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 9.7 °F Dew Point: -2 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: North at 3.4 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 3 °F Graphs

Location: Fair Acres Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:41 AM EST

Temperature: 10.2 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 10 °F Graphs

Location: Indian Paintbrush Drive, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:40 AM EST

Temperature: 8.6 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 9 °F Graphs

Location: Misty Mountain, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 9.7 °F Dew Point: -16 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: WNW at 8.7 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -3 °F Graphs

Location: Sedona Summit @ BRMC, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 14.7 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 15 °F Graphs

Location: Boone Fork/Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:42 AM EST

Temperature: 12.1 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: NNE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 3 °F Graphs

Location: Raven Hill, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 10.0 °F Dew Point: -21 °F Humidity: 22% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 10 °F Graphs

Location: Snake Mountain, Zionville, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 9.5 °F Dew Point: -4 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: WNW at 8.9 mph Pressure: 28.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -3 °F Graphs

Location: Rich Mountain, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:37 AM EST

Temperature: 6.3 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: West at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 6 °F Graphs

Location: Silverleaf, Zionville, NC

Updated: 3:38 AM EST

Temperature: 7.0 °F Dew Point: -12 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 7 °F Graphs

Location: Long Hope, Todd, NC

Updated: 3:43 AM EST

Temperature: 4.7 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: NW at 27.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -18 °F Graphs

Location: Tater Hill, Boone, NC

Updated: 2:59 AM EST

Temperature: 8.8 °F Dew Point: 3 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: NW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: -4 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Blacksburg Virginia 
1153 PM EST Wednesday Feb 10 2016 


Synopsis... 
a strong upper low centered over the Ohio Valley will move east 
tonight into Thursday. Weak upper shortwaves will move across the 
mountains through tonight resulting in scattered snow showers and 
snow flurries. A clipper system will cross our region on Friday 
with some light snow accumulations...especially in the mountains. 


&& 


Near term /through Thursday/... 
as of 1140 PM EST Tuesday... 


One more streamwise vorticity moving across NE Tennessee/western NC late this 
evening will enhance a few more snow showers and flurries over SW 
Virginia into southeast WV...but expect no more than 1-2 inches additional in 
the western slopes of southeast WV...with a dusting to an inch in the mountains of 
SW Virginia...I.E. Mountain Lake...Burkes Garden. 


Winds have been gusty and strong at least in the mountains of NC with 
strong cold air advection allowing gap wind flow perfect for these winds to 
enhance at gev. Earlier this evening they gusted to 59 miles per hour. 
Overall...the low level winds take a weaker turn but still stay in 
the 30 to 40 miles per hour range as the upper vorticity passes and a good shot ofsubsidence 
kicks in. These winds were included in the west-southwest and graphics. 


Headlines still active and not planning any changes with this 
update. 


Previous early evening discussion... 


Overall...snow shower coverage has been scattered over the 
west...but with another streamwise vorticity to push northeastward into the area 
overnight expect another western slope increase in coverage. Should 
see another 1-3 inches over western Greenbrier to Flattop WV...maybe 
up to 4 inches in northwest Greenbrier. Flurries will be making it as far 
east as the New River valley and Blue Ridge. 


Winds will be gusty and at times at/near advisory levels over the 
NC mountains as strong cold advection continues and another subsidence 
band behind departing shortwave moves by 12z Thursday. 


No changes to headlines. 


Previous valid discussion... 


A broad and cold upper level low will track east from the Ohio 
Valley through the period. Cold air will continue to push into the 
region tonight with lows between 10f-20f. 


Blustery conditions are likely east of the Blue Ridge with wind 
chill values in the single digits Thursday morning. High pressure 
will move over the Ohio Valley Thursday afternoon...shutting down 
winds and upslope snow showers. Under mostly sunny skies Thursday 
afternoon...temperatures will rebound into the 20s west to 30s 
east. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday night through Saturday night/... 
as of 230 PM EST Wednesday... 


00z European model (ecmwf) is farther south with the short wave on Friday...while 
the 12z NAM and GFS have this feature crossing the into southern 
Virginia Friday afternoon. Winds back to the southwest ahead of 
the short wave on Thursday night. NAM is slower than the GFS 
bringing moisture back into the County Warning Area late Thursday. 
By the end of the day Friday...bulk of moisture will have moved 
east and upslope snow showers will be back in full swing into 
early Saturday morning. Depth of moisture becomes too 
shallow...and winds too light to support upslope by Saturday 
evening. Looking at precipitation amounts less than 0.25 inches 
liquid on Friday...and even lighter amounts of upslope on Friday 
night. But with high snow ratios...this still has a decent 
potential for light snow accumulations. Plan on going below 
guidance for temperatures Thursday night through Saturday night 
but temperatures may be marginally too warm across the southern 
County Warning Area for much more than light snow or a mix on 
Friday. 


Friday night and Saturday models bringing second surge of Arctic 
air into the region. 850mb temperatures lower into the -18 to -22 
range by the end of the day Saturday. A low level jet of 40 to 50 
knots will mean gusty surface winds and dangerously cold wind 
chills. GFS pressure rises late Friday night also support gusty 
winds. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday through Wednesday/... 
as of 150 PM EST Wednesday... 


Sunday the very deep polar long wave trough moves 
northeast...leaving the middle Atlantic region in weak 500 mb 
ridging. The next synoptic scale short wave digs into the 
Tennessee Valley on Monday then crosses the eastern United States 
on Tuesday. However...there was still quite a large spread in 
model solutions...especially on Monday through Wednesday. Wpc was 
leaning toward ensemble solutions which favor a surface low in the 
Carolinas on Tuesday morning. Monday and Monday night looking more 
like a possible mixed precipitation event but confidence was too 
low to include more than rain or snow at this time. Timing in the 
models was also changing...slower than past couple of runs. 
Whenever the storm system does go through...lift looks impressive 
on isentropic levels as does the warm air advection. Have 
increased probability of precipitation in the Monday and Monday 
night time frame and will keep mention of winter storm threat in 
the hazardous weather outlook. 


&& 


Aviation /06z Thursday through Monday/... 
as of 1140 PM EST Wednesday... 


MVFR ceilings at blf/lwb early on will start to get to VFR by 12-15z 
with snow showers/flurries ending. Not putting any visibility issues at 
this time..thinking the best snow showers may push across blf 
between 05-06z. 


Winds will stay gusty through most of the taf period...sustained 
10-15 kts with gusts to 30 kts possible at bcb/roa through 15z. 


High pressure builds in this afternoon/evening allowing winds to 
relax and skies to clear. 


High confidence in all parameters...but lower early in blf/lwb per 
snow shower threat. 




Extended discussion... 


VFR Thursday night as weak high pressure builds in. 


Low pressure passes south of US Friday and may throw some MVFR 
ceilings toward the NC/Virginia border with light snow possible...then northwest 
flow behind this is going to bring MVFR ceilings to blf/lwb into Sat 
morning...before going VFR again by late Saturday. Winds will be 
gusty again with another surge of Arctic air pouring in Saturday. 
Another clipper system poses to move across the area 


Should be VFR Sunday then another system seems poised to bring 
wintry weather to the area as early as Monday with sub-VFR expected 
region wide. Track of this system will determine ptype and where 
over the middle Atlantic and southeast...but for our area wintry 
precipitation looks favorable. Stay tuned. 


&& 


Rnk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Virginia...Wind Chill Advisory until 10 am EST Thursday for vaz007- 
009>020-022>024. 
Winter Weather Advisory until 7 am EST Thursday for vaz007- 
009>012-015-019-020. 
NC...Wind Chill Advisory until 10 am EST Thursday for ncz001-002- 
018. 
Winter Weather Advisory until 7 am EST Thursday for ncz001-018. 
WV...Wind Chill Advisory until 10 am EST Thursday for wvz042>044- 
507-508. 
Winter Weather Advisory until 7 am EST Thursday for wvz042>044- 
507. 
Winter Storm Warning until 7 am EST Thursday for wvz043-508. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...rcs 
near term...rcs/wp 
short term...air mass 
long term...air mass 
aviation...jm/rcs/wp 






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