March 9, 2017
Snow Possible this Weekend in Outer Banks & Eastern NC
BY JOY CRIST
weather – including snow accumulation - is possible for Saturday night
and Sunday across eastern North Carolina, according to the 3:00 p.m.
Thursday briefing from the National Weather Service office in Morehead
for accumulating snowfall is low due to the large differences in
forecast guidance, and north and / or west portions of Duplin, Lenoir,
Greene, and Pitt Counties - as well as locations along and north of
Highway 64 – have the best chance at receiving measureable snowfall.
that being said, the area of possible snowfall has shifted slightly
farther south, towards the coast, since the last briefing which was
issued on Wednesday night.
the conditions are right, parts of Eastern NC could see a couple inches
of snow. Per the 3:00 p.m. forecast map, the northern region of
Hatteras Island, (from roughly Avon to Oregon Inlet), may experience
possible snow accumulations. The northern Outer Banks including Nags
Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk is more likely to see snowfall
accumulations from Saturday night into Sunday.
should be mostly rain or snow starting late Saturday night, however
some icing is also possible. The poor conditions may continue into
next briefing by the National Weather Service is schedule to be
released by 6:00 a.m. on Friday, March 10, and the public can review
updates on the weekend weather forecast at http://www.weather.gov/mhx/ or via the US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.