The snowy view from on high in the High Country
March 9, 2014, 5:23pm
The High Country of North Carolina is well known for its snow. There's been plenty of it this season, with weather systems periodically blanketing the area in powder. That was especially true in February.
February was the snowiest month of the winter so far at Grandfather Mountain, which recorded more than 13 inches during the mid-month storms.
Staff at the Entrance Gate in Linville measured 10 inches of snow Feb. 13, coupled with another two inches on Feb. 15 and yet another inch the following day. Snow totals were similar at the Nature Museum halfway up the Mountain, where 13.6 inches of snow were recorded throughout the month.
The white stuff sets a tranquil scene, one generally enjoyed only at eye level. That recently changed.
During one snow event in February, a local business called Nelson Aerials let loose a camera-laden drone to show off winter weather from a perspective few have ever encountered. That includes scenes from the campus of Appalachian State and the Blue Ridge Parkway Viaduct.