It was a snowy day Sunday for upstate, mountains and northeast Georgia, with impressive snowfall amounts. There were new snowfall records for GSP and Asheville for that date, January 16. GSP set a new record, with 6.1″ of snow. This beats the previous record of 5.7″ on January 16, 1965. Asheville also had a new record, with 10″ of snow, eclipsing the previous record of 7 ” in 1891.
Here are some other snow totals across the upstate and North Carolina mountains.
Saluda, North Carolina 13″
Waynesville, North Carolina 12″+
Flat rock, NC 12″
Brevard, North Carolina 11″
German Valley, GA 10″
Old Fort, North Carolina 9″
Mountain House, North Carolina 9″
Boiling Springs, North Carolina 8.5″
Landrum, SC 8″
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina 7″
Newland, North Carolina 7″
Asheville, North Carolina 6″
Greer, SC 6″
Fox Carolina Studio4.5″
Looking ahead, this is a morning to watch for black ice. Light flurries continue on the TN border this morning, with otherwise clear skies. Temperatures are near zero in the upstate and in the high 20s for the mountains. Throughout the day, expect sunshine and highs between 30 and 40 degrees. The breeze remains strong from the west/northwest.
Any daytime melting that occurs should be watched for more black ice tonight as lows fall in the teens mostly and around 20 degrees in downtown Greenville.
Tomorrow promises to be sunny and cool, with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Mid-week a fast-moving system is moving in providing clouds, highs in the 40s and a chance of showers late from day to evening. The mountains could see winter mixing overnight.
Thursday looks dry in the 40s, but it’s cold again on Friday with highs in the low to mid-30s. Another round of wintry mixes are expected across the upstate as rain turns to snow in the mountains.
The weekend is brightening up in the sun, with highs in the high 30s for the mountains and 40s for the upstate on both days.
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