Skip to comments.Sandy Lets It Snow
Posted on 10/29/2012 7:42:45 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
Cold air from Sandy's far western side brought heavy, wet snow to the mountains of northern North Carolina to Maryland. It could continue to snow as far north as extreme western New York Monday into Wednesday. Garrett County Airport in Maryland is already showing a temperature of 32 degrees with visibility between 0 and 1/4 of a mile. There's likely to be heavy snow and fog there. Snowfall should top a foot in the higher terrain of West Virginia.
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This aspect of the storm is thus far not getting much coverage.
I'm getting steady wind at about 25 mph, occasional gusts up to 40 mph, temperature 38 degrees, light drizzle with possible flurries for the morning. I'm in NC near the VA border, within sight of the Blue Ridge on the northwestern horizon.
Earlier in the day, models were predicting 30” for higher elevations in the Smokies, which was a surprise. i do not know if these models held.
Canaan Valley in West Virginia reportedly already has over a foot.
Next to impossible to post on FR
North Central WV, 1500’...35 degrees...91% humidity...Barometer droped from 29.78” to 29.48” in last 12 hrs....wind calm. About an inch of heavy, wet snow on everything. Was hoping for at least a bit of wind to shake it off wires and limbs. Preparing for heavy rains and wind tomorrow. Creek in back yard is up some, but nowheres near a problem yet.
Have to set a battery alarm clock for every hour to make sure the power is on. If it goes out, I need to start the generator for my sump pumps and for the blower for my wood burner.
Gonna be a long night, but others have it worse.
I know what you mean, it took three tries to get this thread to post.
I was surprised at the wind coming on so with nightfall today. Prior to that, it had been a misty, slightly breezy nonevent in this area.
We’ve had a fatality locally due to a tree falling across a roadway this evening.
Wish I could be up in Michigan this time of year.
Wow. Like cognac and dark chocolate.
Thanks for that. It helps a lot with just getting around, but only marginally for posting.
Lecomte is in the Smokies not far from the NC border if I recall correctly? Looks like the models weren’t a fluke, then.
No they were not.
Shining Rock in NC should be impresive but the cam is down.
We’re expecting some snow over the next few days but nothing that amounts to much. Right on schedule, right around halloween is when we usually see our first snow around here.
We usually see a flurry by mid-November but first measurable amount is during the week between Christmas and New Years Day.
Beech Mountain, NC is under rough conditions right now. Maybe they are working but I doubt it.
This is really high country and equates more to Canada than anything. You folks in Michigan get this at your house. You have to go find it here.
They’re under a high wind warning and a winter storm warning. The blizzard warnings do not reach that far south, although the difference sounds sort of academic to me.
Thomas which is about 10 miles from Canaan had 14” as of a couple of hours ago. The roads are very icy, lots of accidents. 219 is open for 4x4 traffic only.
It’s forecast to continue falling through to tomorrow night, isn’t it? Sounds like over two feet is not out of the question for there.
From the NWS in Morristown, TN...
THIS WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN
REGION THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS
AFFECTING MAINLY THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET OF SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST TENNESSEE...AND THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS. TOTAL
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS BY WEDNESDAY MORNING OF 6 TO 24 INCHES WILL
BE POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET...WITH 2 TO 3
FEET POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OF THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE
5000 FT. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.
How did you manage to post a thread with no comment?
I have been snowed in twice up there.
The Oceans will begin to recede!