NC High Country Winter Weather Guide

NC HIGH COUNTRY WINTER WEATHER GUIDE

The weather can change quickly in the NC High Country due to the mountainous terrain.  A storm can get stuck on one side of a mountain and never move into other mountain towns or a strong wind can blow a winter storm completely away from the area!  The best way to insure safe winter travel and make sure the weather doesn’t interfere with your leisure plans is to check the weather frequently.  Here is a list of websites that keep up-to-date weather information for Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, West Jefferson and Wilkesboro, North Carolina:

WEATHER UPDATES

  1. RAYS WEATHER CENTER
    This weather website is based out of Boone, NC and is run by meteorologists based in the heart of the NC High Country.
  2. WATAUGA COUNTY ROADS & WEATHER CONDITIONS
    This locally run website has a great compilation of weather radars for the region.  The site also has a great facebook page that includes real-time weather updates from locals, visit the facebook page HERE.
  3. RESORT WEATHER CAMS
    View live street cams to see what road conditions are currently.
  4. NCDOT TRAVEL INFORMATION
    The North Carolina Department of Transportation provides real-time information on road closures, construction and maintenance and weather events on this site.
  5. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY REAL-TIME CLOSURES
    The Blue Ridge Parkway can provide endless views and feeling of solitude in the winter, making it a great drive!  But remember that the BRP road is not maintained in the winter, so if conditions deteriorate the National Park Service will close parkway gates for safety.  This website provides a real-time map of current Blue Ridge Parkway closures.
  6. DRIVING IN THE SNOW TIPS
    Read through our list of winter driving tips and become a more confident and prepared driver.

WINTER ACTIVITY GUIDE

  1. TOP 10 WINTER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
    Eliminate cabin fever and get refreshed in the crisp winter air with this list of family friendly activities
  2. TOP 5 WINTER HIKES
    We have narrowed down this list of hikes in the NC High Country to the top 5 to take in the winter.

 

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