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Storm brought snow for some, rain for others

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Snow in Flat Rock. (Courtesy: Cindy and Billy Jackson) Snow in Flat Rock. (Courtesy: Cindy and Billy Jackson)

Many are waking up to snow this morning, but some areas only saw rain overnight. So, with 4-7" of snow forecast for the northern Upstate, why did we all see less than that?

Throughout it's entirety, the storm lingered very close to that freezing mark.  That's what brought the heavy, wet snowflakes that cause slushy instead of snowy roads.  That proved true throughout the central Upstate into the mountains. 

But, overnight, there were periods of time where the temperature hit 33 degrees, and 34 for some, and right at 32 for others.  Even that small fluctuation in temperature makes it hard for even the heaviest snow to accumulate.

Those who saw snowfall came short by nearly 3" from the forecast in many spots, mainly due to that very slight change in temps.

Some of the snow reports that have come in (and could cause road problems this morning) include these areas:

  • Travelers Rest: 3.5"
  • Pickens: 2.0"
  • Spartanburg: 2.7"
  • Pumpkintown: 3.2"
  • Greenville: 1.5"
  • Asheville: 4.0"
  • Brevard: 4.5"
  • Waynesville: 6.5"

Drivers should use caution on roads where sleet and snow accumulated, but the roads should clear up quickly as temperatures rise in the Upstate.

The rest of the day will be mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of a shower Upstate and some TN border flurries.  Highs reach 40 Upstate adn the mid-30s in the mountains.

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