The swath of pink is the winter storm warnings that now encompass most of North Carolina. I wish I could show you a projected snow total map from a particular site, but it's built in overlays and I don't have a screen grab program (that I know of) to take the whole pic...saving the web page gives only each overlay layer. The graphic below is another model data set, but gives you idea of what will have happened by 7p Saturday. This one does not show the heavy amounts I see on other data sets, which I'll describe...
In the mountains, just east of Asheville around Craggy Gardens and Mount Mitchell on the Blue Ridge Parkway...pretty much east and northeast to Boone...east JUST north of pretty much the entire I-40 corridor through the Triad to Durham...that's all sitting in the 12-18" snow belt. North of Durham, around Kerr Lake and along the VA/NC border through Emporia, VA, there is a potential hot-spot of 20"+ inches of snow. Projected, mind you, but this model nailed the earlier one in December with monster totals that exceeded National Weather Service ballparks. The graphic above shows less heavy amounts, but still levels that will shut people and businesses down. Saturday wind fields could add insult to injury in areas where there is icing thanks to.....(quick digression ahead!):
There will be a recurvature northeastward Saturday as another low develops off the Carolina coast and helps push the heavier snow bands up into southern Virginia...and if there is any good news the storm doesn't tarry...Saturday supper-time should see everything pretty much done except in NE NC. Then we freeze through Sunday before temps try to warm a little Monday.
Needless to say I'm altering my day's game plan per work and the weather, so Fried Fridays is once again taking a back seat. Bread and milk time, Saddle Pals!