Major Winter Storm Impacting the Eastern U.S. Through Today

A major winter storm will continue heavy snow and strong winds today from the central Appalachians into Upstate New York and the higher elevations of New England with dangerous travel, power outages, and coastal flooding. Strong winds are expected behind the storm as far south as Georgia which could lead to additional power outages and tree damage, especially in areas with significant ice. Read More >

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

Windy

-6°C

21°F

Humidity 80%
Wind Speed W 46 G 78 km/h
Barometer 29.55 in
Dewpoint -9°C (16°F)
Visibility NA
Wind Chill-16°C (3°F)
Last update 17 Jan 2:50 pm EST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles W Banner Elk NC

Winter Storm Warning until January 17, 06:00pm
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Winter Storm Warning
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    Winter Storm Warning until January 17, 06:00pm

    NOW until
    6:00pm Mon

    Winter Storm Warning

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.  Patchy fog. Patchy freezing fog after 4pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near -6. Blustery, with a west northwest wind around 40 km/h, with gusts as high as 80 km/h.  Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Patchy
    Freezing Fog

    High: -6 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of snow showers before 1am, then a chance of snow, mainly between 1am and 4am.  Patchy fog. Patchy freezing fog.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around -10. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 35 to 40 km/h decreasing to 26 to 31 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 75 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 centimeters possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers and
    Patchy
    Freezing Fog

    Low: -10 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 3. West northwest wind 10 to 18 km/h, with gusts as high as 37 km/h.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 3 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -4. South southwest wind 5 to 11 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -4 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 7. Southwest wind around 11 km/h.

    Partly Sunny
    then Chance
    Rain

    High: 7 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of rain before 8pm, then rain and snow.  Low around -2. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Rain/Snow

    Low: -2 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Snow likely, mainly before 9am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely
    then Chance
    Snow

    High: 0 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11.

    Chance Snow

    Low: -11 °C

Detailed Forecast

M.L.King Day
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Patchy fog. Patchy freezing fog after 4pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near -6. Blustery, with a west northwest wind around 40 km/h, with gusts as high as 80 km/h. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.
Tonight
A chance of snow showers before 1am, then a chance of snow, mainly between 1am and 4am. Patchy fog. Patchy freezing fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around -10. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 35 to 40 km/h decreasing to 26 to 31 km/h after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 75 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 centimeters possible.
Tuesday
Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 3. West northwest wind 10 to 18 km/h, with gusts as high as 37 km/h.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -4. South southwest wind 5 to 11 km/h.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 7. Southwest wind around 11 km/h.
Wednesday Night
A chance of rain before 8pm, then rain and snow. Low around -2. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Thursday
Snow likely, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near -4.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -1.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -9.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 0.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -9.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 0.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles W Banner Elk NC
 36.17°N 81.89°W (Elev. 1195 m)
3:03 pm EST Jan 17, 2022
3pm EST Jan 17, 2022-6pm EST Jan 24, 2022
 
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