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    Posted November 29, 2011 by
    bookie24
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    Asheville, North Carolina
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    Wintry weather near you

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    Southern Snow Visits Asheville, NC Area

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     bookie24 drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday to show how elevation can make a difference in snowfall accumulation. 'This was the first day in Asheville, North Carolina, the city; there were noticeable snowflakes throughout the day. The city sits around 2200 feet and I only had to travel to 2600 to 2700 feet to see the snow start to stick,' he said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    I traveled up to the entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway earlier this evening to give a special report on how only 500-700ft of elevation can make a difference in snowfall accumulations in the Southern Appalachians.

     

    Asheville, NC, which sits at an elevation of ~2200ft had no snow accumulation and was a rain/snow mix, but if you traveled up to some of those higher ridge tops/mtns, it was a completely difference scenario. Only a difference of 500-700ft made a drastic difference in the snow. Around 3000-3700ft, there was around a half inch of snow and light to occasionally moderate snow was falling. The roads were fine, but tonight they could be come icy and potentially snow covered. All residents should use caution when traveling this evening in the areas effected by the Southern snow.

     

    In the last video, you can see the difference in the 500-700ft.

     

    This snow is being caused by a large cut-off low pressure system that brought heavy snow to the TN, AR, MS, and AL area earlier today and last night. The storm also brought flooding to parts of the east. The storm is expected to slowly move towards the Great Lakes region and bring high winds, heavy rain, and heavy snow across those areas.

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