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Happy spring! It might snow next week

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"I'm here," said spring. "Not so fast," said Old Man Winter. "You're too young to push me off stage."   Read Story »

Tags: Weather | 2013 rainfall | 2014 weather

Edneyville News

2013 rainfall beat average by 2½ feet

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Four days before Christmas, a dreary winter storm dumped 3½ inches of rain on Henderson County. More of the same came on Sunday, Dec. 29, two days before the end of the year.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Dryout, sunny days coming for Christmas

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We're not going to see a white Christmas but we won't see a wet Christmas either. In fact, we should see nice weather for test-driving shiny new bikes, bouncing new basketballs or tossing unblemished footballs from Santa's bag.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Snow showers greet area; 1-2 inches possible

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After the threat of an ice storm and flooding from heavy rain, Henderson County woke on Wednesday to heavy show showers and some accumulation on roads. The area could see 1-2 inches before the snow quits.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Henderson County braces for ice storm

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The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for Henderson County and urged travelers to stay off the roads later tonight and early Tuesday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

After rainy Monday, it'll feel like fall

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A cold front is expected to bring 1-2 inches of rain to the mountains on Monday and after that it will feel like fall with highs in the 60s and lows in the mid 40s.   Read Story »

Tags: Weather | apple farming | 2013 rainfall

Henderson County News

County included in N.C. disaster declaration

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Although Henderson County is one of 13 North Carolina counties included in a disaster declaration because of rain damage to crops, any aid beyond low-interest loans is uncertain, the county's farm-business advocate said.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | 2013 rainfall | Mark Williams | Agribusiness Henderson County

Henderson County News

Rain chance back up to 60%

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The chance of showers and thunderstorms climbs to 60 percent through Monday as the North Carolina Apple Festival brings thousands of visitors to downtown Hendersonville.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Growers begin 2013 apple harvest

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DANA — Doug Marshall used a tractor and a lift to load boxes of apples on to a truck, grinding deep into the soft brown mud and enduring one more rainy day in a summer of record rain.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Delegation forecasts votes to override farm labor veto

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The General Assembly likely has the votes to override Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of a bill that Henderson County farmers strongly support as a stopgap fix to ensure an adequate labor supply, local legislators said.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: McCrory to farmers: Drop dead

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Farmers began harvesting the 2013 apple crop last week. If they have trouble getting help, they can thank Gov. Pat McCrory.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Hendersonville Lightning | Lightning editorials | 2013 rainfall

Henderson County News

Highs falling into 60s starting Thursday

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Unseasonably cool weather but little relief from the never-ending train of afternoon showers is in the forecast.   Read Story »

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Mills River News

Rain delivers 'worst year in four generations'

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MILLS RIVER — U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows told farmers whose crops have been wiped out by heavy rain and flooding that he has explored what kind of relief is available even as politics stalls the farm bill renewal.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows | Flavor 1st | Kirby Johnson | 2013 rainfall

Henderson County Business

Farmers may seek disaster aid for flood damage

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The deluge of rain this summer has caused widespread damage to Henderson County crops, delayed construction work and put campgrounds underwater.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Rainfall total exceeds year's worth already

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The area is far exceeding the normal rainfall totals. Henderson County has already received more than the usual amount of rain for a whole year, records show.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

NWS issues floodwatch; hailstorm possible today

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A hard steady overnight rain caused flooding of low-lying areas and caused the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for Transylvania County and flood watch for all of Western North Carolina.   Read Story »

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