This afternoon's update has provided both additional information and confidence
in the expected conditions for Beaufort County. Forecast models are shifting freezing temperatures and snowfall accumulations east. As such, the following is expected for Beaufort County.
- Rain will begin to move into our area around sunrise Thursday, and will most likely encompass all of Beaufort County by noon. This is expected to be a rain event through at least 5pm, before transitioning to snow around 7pm. Our heaviest snow falls are expected to occur between 8pm and midnight. Areas north of 264, and west of Bath / Blounts Creek are expected to receive 2 - 3" of accumulation, with areas east forecasted to receive 1 - 2". Most of this accumulation is expected to be on elevated and / or grassy surfaces, with various levels occurring on roadways.
- All precipitation should be clear of Beaufort County by sunrise Friday.
- Areas west of Bath / Blounts Creek are expected to receive sustained NE winds at 10mph beginning at 12 pm Thursday. Areas east are expected to experience 10 - 15 mph winds. These winds will transition from NE to N through Friday morning, and are not expected to subside until late Friday night / Saturday morning. Gust 25 mph are possible during this time. Localized flooding / inundation is possible in areas prone to these conditions.
The next webinar from the NWS is scheduled for 9am tomorrow morning, and can be accessed using the following link.
WFO NWS Morehead City Winter Storm Webinar Number #2 (Thursday 9 AM):
Please visit our winter page: https://www.weather.gov/mhx/winter
for multiple graphics on the snowfall potential.
- Chris Newkirk
- Deputy Director
- Beaufort County Emergency Services
- 1420 Highland Dr
- Washington, N.C. 27889
- Office: (252)940-6511
- Cell: (252) 378-5352