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    Click for the Radar Feeds of the High Country and individual counties of Watauga, Ashe & Avery. Watauga County Animated RadarAshe County Animated RadarAvery County Animated RadarRegional Animated Radar Forecast provided by National Weather Service:

    …HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS AND THE
    HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF FAR WESTERN VIRGINIA…

    .A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PASS SOUTHWARD FROM THE GREAT
    LAKES ON FRIDAY…CROSSING THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS ON FRIDAY
    NIGHT. UNSEASONABLY COLD AIR ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL
    BRING THE SEASON`S FIRST SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS…WITH LOCALLY
    HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA AND
    FAR WESTERN VIRGINIA IN THE VICINITY OF MOUNT ROGERS. STRONG
    WINDS WITH THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CAUSE SNOW TO STICK TO
    ELEVATED SURFACES…AND POSSIBLY BRING DOWN TREES AND CAUSE POWER
    OUTAGES.

    NCZ001-018-VAZ007-009-015-301615-
    /O.NEW.KRNK.WS.A.0005.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
    ASHE-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-GRAYSON-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WEST JEFFERSON…BOONE…TAZEWELL…
    MARION…INDEPENDENCE…WHITETOP…TROUTDALE…VOLNEY
    410 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

    …WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
    SATURDAY EVENING…

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WINTER
    STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT FRIDAY EVENING
    THROUGH 8 PM EDT SATURDAY EVENING.

    * LOCATIONS…HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
    AND FAR WESTERN VIRGINIA.

    * HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW FOR HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

    * ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW…MAINLY FOR ELEVATIONS
    ABOVE 3000 FEET.

    * TIMING…FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

    * IMPACTS…LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW…IN ADDITION TO STRONG WINDS…
    WILL BLOW DOWN SOME TREES AND CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL
    BECOME SLICK AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

    * WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH WILL BE
    POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    THIS WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
    SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE
    LATEST FORECASTS.

    Today
    Patchy frost this morning. Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

    Tonight
    Mostly clear in the evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Light and variable winds.

    Friday
    Partly sunny in the morning…then cloudy with a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds…becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.

    Friday Night
    Rain in the evening…then snow and rain after midnight. Light snow accumulation. Lows around 30. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

    Saturday
    Snow in the morning…then snow with rain likely in the afternoon. Additional light snow accumulation. Very windy and much cooler with highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

    Saturday Night
    Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow and rain showers likely in the evening…then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Little or no additional snow accumulation. Windy with lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

    Sunday
    Sunny. A chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of snow 30 percent.

    Sunday Night
    Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

    Monday And Monday Night
    Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Lows in the mid 30s.

    Tuesday And Tuesday Night
    Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Lows in the upper 30s.

    Wednesday
    Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.