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NWS Special Weather Statement (Yancey County)

NWS Winter Weather Advisory (Yancey County)

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Burnsville (Hawk Branch) , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4:42PM

Snow Developing

Periods of snow continue into tonight and end as flurries Saturday morning. Outside of the high elevations daytime accumulations were hard to come by, but the entire region gets into the act tonight. Total accumulations by Saturday morning will be 1-4" for most but up to 6" on mountaintops near the NC/TN border. See our snow forecast map for details. After early flurries, Saturday has decreasing clouds, cold temperatures, and gusty winds. Sunday is mostly sunny and milder by afternoon. Rain develops by Monday afternoon and is in play through early Thursday (including Election Day Tuesday). The heaviest rain comes Wednesday.


Hi: 36 Lo: 24

Cloudy; Snow showers at times; Cold; WNW wind 10-20 mph & gusty

Hi: 33 Lo: 23

Early snow showers and flurries; Then partial clearing; Cold; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty

Hi: 52 Lo: 33

Mostly clear; Milder by afternoon; NW wind 5-15 mph becoming South Sun. night

Hi: 50 Lo: 42

Becoming cloudy; Rain develops around noon; Evening showers

Hi: 60 Lo: 52

Cloudy; Periods of rain

Further Out

Wednesday - Cloudy; Rain; High in the lower 60s; Low near 40 degrees
Thursday - Rain ending early; Then breaks in the clouds; High in the mid 50s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

It's been a busy weather week, but we've had the "play by play" in good shape. We end with "the little engine that could"--a clipper low quickly moving across the region tonight.

Snow showers began this afternoon and continue tonight before ending as flurries Saturday morning. Most of the accumulation below 3500' occurs tonight. Above 3500', it's "snow on snow". Expect generally 1"-4" across the region by late Saturday morning favoring higher elevations. Mountaintops near the NC/TN border will get 6" or so.

Cold high pressure takes control Saturday--a cold, blustery day. As the high moves to our east Sunday, temperatures moderate by afternoon.

The next front approaches from the west next week but does not move through until late Wednesday night. Periods of rain develop around noon Monday and will be in play until early Thursday. Heaviest rain occurs Wednesday. Temperatures fall behind a secondary front Thursday night and snow showers are possible by next Friday.


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