Storms and Alerts

DECEMBER 8, 2017

Big Snow Storm, Big Surprise in Asheville Area | Downtown photos showing Friday's snowfall from a pedestrian's point-of-view. This year's first and virtually un-predicted winter wonderland in Downtown Asheville is compliments of More> | It's always tricky predicting weather in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Dec. 8, 2017, was one of those days. The online weather folks kept predicting 1 to 3 inches of snowfall, even though by early afternoon the snow continued to fall and had reached 6 inches in some parts of South Buncombe. When the storm appeared to be was mostly over by midnight, 10 inches had blanketed Concord Mountain in Fletcher/Buncombe, which also experienced lightning flashes after nightfall, but without thunder. | Snow storm news and additional area details at's snow blog: More> | NOAA's total snowfall report: More> | Duke reported power outages with over 15,000 without power in the Asheville Area as of noon on Dec. 8;  current outage map in NC and SC provides updates as power is restored at : More> | NC highway department reported scores of accidents in the Asheville area; pretty much standard fare when the snow falls and people drive, as reported by snow blog: More> | Current real time NC travel info provided at, as winter weather impacts travel in Asheville and Western North Carolina: More> | Current weather reports and predictions: More>City closings and snow info at More>Snow closings and delays reported online by WLOS-TV 13, Asheville's only local television station and an ABC affiliate at More>

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