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The Odds of March: Snowfall ranges from dusting to 6 inches

The Hendersonville area woke to a winter snow storm that brought widely disparate amounts of snow, from a dusting in the Hendersonville area to 2 inches in Flat Rock and Tuxedo to 6 1/2 inches on top of Sugarloaf Mountain. As if to underscore the ever-changing climate of Lion-and-Lamb March, by Saturday afternoon we'll be basking under sunny skies with highs in the mid 60s.


School administrators ordered a two-hour delay of classes and and broadcast the usual caution that buses would not run on icy roads.

"When we got up this morning, of course we had a lot of people out on the roads," said schools superintendent David Jones. "So much of this depends on elevation and temperature and this type of thing. And we also had the National Weather Service telling us this was not going to last long and with the two-hour delay we'd see this turn to straight rain. We knew there would be some roads we would not be able to run. We've had no problems whatsoever."

A weather measurement made 2 miles west of East Flat Rock reported 1.9 inches and Sugarloaf Mountain recorded 6 1/2 inches while other parts of the county reported only a trace of snow and a half inch of rain, said NWS forecaster Danny Gant. Main roads were clear throughout the county; rural roads and neighborhoods still have snow, especially in the southern part of the county.

"Everything is going to pull out of here this afternoon," Gant said. "The line is on the eastern edge of your county and it's moving out toward the northeast."

The high today should reach near 50. After overnight lows in the mid 30s, Saturday should be sunny with a high in the mid 60s.