From damaging winds to rain and snow

Monday, January 3, 2022 - 9:47am

This has certainly been a crazy weather day around the county. Damaging winds and rain moved through the area and the county overnight as moisture from a secondary low that developed along the cold front was pulled in from the Gulf of Mexico. The timing of the low developing created an unstable air mass along the front releasing pressure from the atmosphere bringing those strong and damaging winds across the area and the county. The strongest wind gust officially recorded around the county came this morning at the Mid Carolina Airport in Salisbury with winds gusting to 47mph


The winds delivered a beating to trees and power lines around the country resulting in these poles and lines down on Kimball Road in China Grove.



Trees were also brought down in this backyard in Rockwell.



There were numerous additional re;reports of trees and lines down around the county. Many were without power and as of this time still are. As of the time of this article Duke Energy was still assessing the damaging to determine when power would be restored to its customers around the county. 

CWinds will continue to be strong throughout the day until the cold front has cleared the area. Conditiuons will start to improve as we move through the afternoon hours with clear and freezing conditions this evening. Standing water and freezing temperatures could lead to some icy conditions on roadways and bridges around the county early Tuesday. Winer is here for now and looks to hang around the county as we move through the week with our next chances at rain and maybe some wet snow coming late Thursday. For more updates on the weather continue to follow Rowan County Weather!

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