At the start of this Monday, a bit of wintery snow and powder hit the western portion of the state of North Carolina, giving people a taste of a bit of winter weather. While this tiny amount of winter weather was not too bad, it is believed that there is some real snow that is going to hit the mountains of North Carolina by mid-day today. The Winter Weather advisory went into effect through Wednesday for North Carolina areas above three thousand five hundred feet, so those who are living in the mountains and Avery County, North Carolina are going to have to be on alert for large amounts of snow coming down.
Heck, yesterday night there were many key roads in the mountains that were closed, including parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway. According to local forecasters at channels like CBS 17, you can expect gusts of wind up to forty-five miles per house, while the "highest peaks in the Smokies may receive 6+ inches". All of this shows how extreme this winter weather is going to get for those in the mountainous portions of the Carolinas and why people living there need to prepare for some intense weather.
“Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute,” said local forecasters as they warned about how bad the weather could get.
Even the less extreme wintery conditions in the Beech Mountains will be around three to four inches of snow, while other regions three thousand five hundred feet above sea level can expect even more snow and ice!