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Winter Storm To Impact Carteret County NC With Ice, Snow, Wind

Will a winter storm impact Carteret County NC and Morehead City with ice, snow, and wind in January of 2022? Yes, the National Weather Service is forecasting hazardous conditions for all communities in Carteret County NC to include ice, snow, freezing rain, and wind on January 21st and 22nd.

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This article is for the storm which took place on the 20th and 21st of January 2022 and not the current one.

Communities impacted: Morehead City, Newport, Beaufort, Cape Carteret, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and communities down east near Harkers Island, Cedar Island, Marshallberg, and Smyrna.

A ice storm warning advisory is in effect for all communities west of Beaufort, with watch advisories in place for down east locations. However, this does not mean that areas down east will not see ice and snow, and we encourage residents to prepare and plan just as those in western parts of the county are doing.

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The U.S. National Weather Service and local emergency management are advising residents of the potential for power outages, dangerous roads, freezing rain, and very windy conditions which could cause beach erosion and overwash onto roads.


Officials announced the closing of the Core Creek Bridge over Highway 101.

Carteret County NC Winter Storm Discussion For January 2022

Local Weather

Residents are encouraged to monitor their weather radios, official news reports, and local county emergency management for forecast information, updates, and alerts.

Residents are encouraged to use the no registration form below to report hazardous conditions in their communities.

Local schools were ordered closed on January 20, as were government offices in municipal locations.

Power Outages

The weather service is reporting the potential for 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice, snow, and freezing rain for western locations, while eastern locations are expecting a wintry mix.

After this storm passes, the potential for black ice could be a continuing problem for roads and highways in to Saturday evening.

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Considering Cape Carteret, Newport, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, and Emerald Isle, which local areas experienced freezing rain and ice? Did power outages occur?

What conditions were experienced in Harkers Island, Cedar Island, Marshallberg, Sea Level, Smyrna, and Otway?

Which communities experienced high wind conditions causing flooding, beach erosion, and overwash?

Residents are encouraged to use the form below to report closed schools, government offices, businesses which are closed, and other closings.

Community members are encouraged to report businesses which are open shortly after this winter storm impacts the county and once conditions improve.

If any power outages occurred, how long were you without electricity and internet services?

Where did snow fall?

Which roads stayed closed throughout the weekend?

How did this winter storm compare to past systems which impacted Carteret NC locations?

Which areas saw primarily snow with no ice and vice versa?

Radar Information

Ice Conditions For Local Locations

Residents are encouraged to remain indoors throughout the weekend, and limit any travel by vehicle to emergency situations only. Any precipitation on roads during the overnight hours will re-freeze creating black ice conditions which can create an invisible layer of ice on roads.

Falling tree limbs from the weight of ice can create hazards to humans, animals, and electricity wiring.

Again, please use the no registration form below to report weather conditions in your city and town which is related to this ice storm. #ncwx #weather

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Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

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