NWS winter weather advisory

Staff report

January 25, 2013

A National Weather Service winter weather advisory is in effect until midnight EST for Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga counties.

Hazards will include snow and sleet,which will begin falling by mid-morning, accumulating to 1 to 3 inches by this evening.

Winds will be southwest, five to 15 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph. Temperature will be 20-25 degrees.

The public is encouraged to report snowfall amounts and ice accumulation to the NWS: 1-866-215-4324

Ashe County Schools will be closed today for both students and staff.