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Strong storm knocks out power, washes out roads

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Firefighters, sheriff's deputies, swift-water rescue teams and other first responders scrambled to dozens of calls of downed trees, downed power lines and people stranded in their homes or in vehicles as a powerful storm swept through the area Monday afternoon.   Read Story »

Tags: Weather | hurricanes | 2017 apple crop | winter 2017-18

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Laurel Park issues update on town services

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LAUREL PARK — The signficant snowfall overnight affected Laurel Park town operations. Here is a schedule update of services:   Read Story »

Tags: Weather | snowstorms | winter 2014-15

Henderson County News

MossColumn: 12 thoughts about the Siberian Express

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Twelve observations about the Arctic blast of 2015:   Read Story »

Tags: Weather | snowstorms | winter 2014-15

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Beautiful fall weather on tap this week

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It will feel like fall when fall arrives officially at 10:29 Monday night.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

This week will be sunny and dry

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Alex Staarmann is a volunteer at the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C. but even an amateur weather expert can make the call for this week's weather: Sunny and dry.   Read Story »

Tags: Weather | 2014 apple crop

Henderson County News

Arthur brings perfect weather for Fourth of July

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If vacationers headed to the beach are keeping a wary eye on Tropical Storm Arthur, folks in the mountains have nothing to fear. In fact, by helping to draw a cool air mass across the mountains, the season's first tropical system is a big reason we'll see sunny dry weather over the Fourth of July weekend — perfect for camping, hiking, cookouts and fireworks.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

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

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

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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.   Read Story »

Tags: Weather | 2014 snow

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New cold front brings chance of snow

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The frigid air will be back Monday night and this time it could bring snow.   Read Story »

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After 'heat wave,' polar air coming back

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You can set aside the heavy layers, gloves and toboggan today don't stow them far.   Read Story »

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Sub-zero wind chills return this week

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The Hendersonville area will plunge back into the deep freeze starting Tuesday night with a low around 8 degrees and windchill as low as minus-9, the National Weather Service said.   Read Story »

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North Carolina Politics

NC launches app for weather, traffic, disaster aid

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Gov. Pat McCrory and the state's public safety director announced the launch of a new smart phone app that contains real-time traffic and weather information, information on hazardous events and storms, phone numbers and links to all North Carolina power companies to report outages and links to websites for those who need help recovering from a disaster.   Read Story »

Tags: Weather | Gov. Pat McCrory | NC Ready

Henderson County Business

Duke urges customers to reduce demand

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Due to extremely cold temperatures and high energy demand, Duke Energy Progress and Duke Energy Carolinas customers have used more energy than any previous winter day, the utility said in a news release.   Read Story »

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Utility crews restore power to nearly all homes

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The frigid weather overnight caused widespread power outages in Henderson County and forced officials to close schools because several schools had no electricity, school administrators said. A large area in Edneyville and parts of downtown Hendersonville were blacked out before 10 a.m. but by 4 p.m. all but 121 customers had their power back on, Duke Energy said on its website.   Read Story »

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Storm knocks out power for 1,097, closes schools

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A winter storm packing wind gusts of 50-60 mph knocked out power for around 1,000 Duke Energy customers in Henderson County, closed schools and sent fallen trees onto a few roads.   Read Story »

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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 »

Tags: Weather | 2013 rainfall

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Hang on to your hat: NWS issues wind advisory

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The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from noon today until 2 a.m. Wednesday with the potential for gusts of 40-50 mph in higher mountains.   Read Story »

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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 »

Tags: Weather | 2013 rainfall

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No ice storm but heavy rain triggers flood warning

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The threat of an ice storm fizzled when temperatures remained too warm for freezing rain. The heavy rain prompted a flood warning for the Blantyre community along the French Broad River and a flood watch for a wider area.   Read Story »

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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 »

Tags: Weather | 2013 rainfall

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Better get out the mittens

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If you haven't switched out your wardrobe yet, Saturday might be a good day to start. Jack Frost is heading our way.   Read Story »

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It's 11-12-13: It might snow

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The area could see a little snow by mid-afternoon and early evening. Although that's not a certainty, this is: It's going to get cold tonight and Wednesday will feel like a winter day. If the cold coincides with an expected shower, we could see a little early November snow by sundown.   Read Story »

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Snow or no? Speranza makes winter prediction

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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

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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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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 »

Tags: Weather | farming | 2013 rainfall

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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 »

Tags: Weather | farming | 2013 rainfall

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Freeze warning reaches edge of county

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Apple, peach, grape and berry growers will be watching the thermometer tonight. Forecasters predicted lows in the mid 30s in Henderson County but a freeze warning issued by the National Weather Service extended to the county's western and northern boundary.   Read Story »

Tags: Weather | farming | apple farming

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French Broad flooding at Blantyre expected to peak tonight

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The French Broad River at Blantyre reached moderate flood stage and was expected to peak at 19.5 feet around 10 tonight before dropping..   Read Story »

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Big rain tonight, nicer weekend

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The area is expected to get big rain overnight before clearing later Friday and a dry, springlike weekend.   Read Story »

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Cold snap should help, not harm, apple crop

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Lows in the 20s through Friday will probably help — and not hurt — the 2013 apple crop, growers say.   Read Story »

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Mills River News

Snowbound mom hoped baby would hold off

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MILLS RIVER — Gayle Snyder almost had a blizzard baby.   Read Story »

Tags: Weather | Mills River | Storm of the Century | Roger Snyder

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National Climatic Data Center report blizzard of '93

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Here is the report issued by the National Climatic Data Center's Neal Lott on May 14, 1993:   Read Story »

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Storm glance: Impact felt from Maine to the Keys

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The "Storm of the Century" struck the eastern seaboard March 12-15, 1993.   Read Story »

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STORM OF THE CENTURY: 20 years ago, blizzard buried us

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As Friday dawned, Rocky Hyder wondered just how big the coming snowfall would be.   Read Story »

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PRINT EXCLUSIVE: A look back at the Blizzard of '93

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Twenty years ago the Storm of the Century formed in the Gulf of Mexico, mixed with cold air, marched up the entire length of the Eastern Seaboard and caused death and destruction not equaled since by a winter storm. Read our lookback at the storm to find out how emergency crews responded to dangerous whiteout conditions and how regular folks coped with high snowdrifts and power outages. You got get a print copy because it's only in the Lightning and it's only in print!   Read Story »

Tags: Weather | Hendersonville Lightning | Storm of the Century | snowstorms | blizzard of 1993