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Heavy snow from Sandy still possible in western NC

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GREER, S.C. (AP) — The National Weather Service says snow from the Tropical Storm Sandy superstorm is still possible over western North Carolina.

Forecasters said Tuesday morning that snowfall totals in the western North Carolina mountains totals as much as five inches so far. Only Jefferson in Ashe County was reporting snow at 6 a.m.

The weather service says up to four to six inches of snow is possible in the higher elevations Tuesday. Another one or two inches could fall in the Asheville area.

A winter storm warning continues in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday for Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, Watauga, Yancey and northern Jackson counties.


Winds are expected to range from 25 to 35 mph with gusts of up to 60 mph.
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