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Fayetteville sees dusting of snow

The National Weather Service says it will be cold today with wind gusts of 30 mph


Fayetteville received a dusting of snow from the latest burst of wintry weather.

Chrissy Anderson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Saturday morning that the service didn’t get that many reports from the Fayetteville area.

She encouraged residents to post reports through social media on Twitter or Facebook to assist the weather service.

However, just north of Fayetteville, the weather service received reports of half an inch to an inch of snow, Anderson said.

To the west, she said, Rockingham reported 3 to 3 1/2 inches of snowfall.

“You have some gusts down there, 15 to 20 miles an hour winds, with gusts of 30 mph,” Anderson said.

As of 11 a.m., the wind chill was listed at 25 degrees in Fayetteville.

“We expect that to continue through this afternoon,” she said of the raw cold air. “Tonight, skies should be clearing out.”

Sunny skies are forecast for this afternoon.

On Sunday, Anderson said, expect another cold day with highs in the mid-40s and lows in the mid-20s, along with wind gusts up to 20 mph.

“We’ll continue to warm very slowly and, by Wednesday, Fayetteville will experience highs in the mid-60s,’’ Anderson said.

Michael Futch covers Fayetteville and education for CityView TODAY. He can be reached at mfutch@cityviewnc.com. Have a news tip? Email news@CityViewTODAY.com.

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