A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for our area in advance of snow predicted for later today. Craven County Schools are releasing early today to get children home before the roads get too bad.
Here is raw data from the National Weather Service:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1010 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018 ...LIGHT SNOW TO DEVELOP OVER EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA LATE THIS AFTERNOON... ...COASTAL LOW WILL BRING LOCALLY HEAVIER SNOWS TO COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA TONIGHT... .Rain will begin early this afternoon for the Coastal Plain, then transition to a rain and snow mix, then primarily snow late this afternoon into the evening for inland and northern areas, with 1 to as much as 2 inches possible. Then, a coastal low will develop and bring a period of locally heavier snow to the Eastern NC coast tonight, with up to 2 to 4 inch totals. NCZ045>047-080-081-093>095-103-104-180415- /O.EXT.KMHX.WS.W.0002.180118T0000Z-180118T1100Z/ Washington-Tyrrell-Mainland Dare-Beaufort-Mainland Hyde-Craven- Pamlico-Carteret-Outer Banks Dare-Outer Banks Hyde- Including the cities of Plymouth, Roper, Creswell, Columbia, Gum Neck, Manns Harbor, Stumpy Point, East Lake, Washington, Chocowinity, Belhaven, Bath, Aurora, Engelhard, Fairfield, Ponzer, Scranton, Swanquarter, New Bern, Havelock, Vanceboro, Cove City, Oriental, Bayboro, Arapahoe, Vandemere, Morehead City, Beaufort, Newport, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Manteo, Rodanthe, Buxton, Hatteras Village, and Ocracoke 1010 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of up to two to four inches are expected. * WHERE...Portions of eastern North Carolina. * WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 6 AM EST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.