Dangerous Winter Storm over the Northern Plains

A significant winter storm will continue to bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to portions of the northern Plains through Tuesday evening. Snowfall amounts could reach one foot. Strong winds and very cold temperatures will also yield sub-zero wind chill readings and blowing snow. Reduced visibility from blowing snow could cause severe travel difficulties. Read More >

Current conditions at

Jefferson, Ashe County Airport (KGEV)

Lat: 36.43°NLon: 81.42°WElev: 3179ft.

Light Drizzle

37°F

3°C

Humidity 97%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.72 in
Dewpoint 36°F (2°C)
Visibility 7.00 mi
Last update 6 Dec 2:45 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles SSW Sparta NC

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Rain likely, mainly before 4pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. South wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain Likely

    High: 43 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of rain before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a northwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Breezy.
    Slight Chance
    Rain then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 37 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Northwest wind 13 to 18 mph becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 44 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. South wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 35 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers before 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a west wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Showers and
    Breezy

    High: 38 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. Blustery.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery

    Low: 15 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Blustery.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Blustery
    then Sunny

    High: 23 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 16 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 32 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Rain likely, mainly before 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tonight
A slight chance of rain before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a northwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Northwest wind 13 to 18 mph becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. South wind 7 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a west wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. Blustery.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Blustery.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 16.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles SSW Sparta NC
 36.43°N 81.16°W (Elev. 3652 ft)
12:30 pm EST Dec 6, 2016
3pm EST Dec 6, 2016-6pm EST Dec 12, 2016
 
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