Sandy, With a Chance of Snow

first_imgSkiers in the South could soon be busting air on the slopes.Well, its official. Hurricane Sandy is here and rocking the East Coast. What seemed to be unprecedented media coverage has apparently come to fruition. Perhaps the hype is real after all. Our thoughts are with those in the path of the storm. Stay safe out there.Sandy may be battering the Atlantic seaboard with wind, rain, and storm surge, but travel a little further inland and this storm has a silver lining for those in the Blue Ridge: early season snow. While most of New England and the upper Mid-Atlantic is expecting high winds and masses of precipitation, the temperatures will most likely stay in the upper 30s and mid 40s, making snow unlikely. Counter intuitively, move a little further south and you could be looking at record amounts of snow in the Appalachians. As the counter clockwise swirl of Sandy pushes moisture south west toward West Virginia and western North Carolina, the cold temperatures will turn all that precipitation into buckets of snow.At Snowshoe Mountain and Canaan Valley, weather forecasters are predicting snowfall in the 8-12 inch range, and could be as high as 2-3 feet over Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before all is said and done. In North Carolina, the Banner Elk area is reported to be in line for up to 12 inches over the next couple of days. Two ski resorts in the area, Sugar Mountain and Cataloochee Ski Area, have both announced they are going to try and run the lifts on Wednesday. This would be an extraordinarily early opening for both resorts – Sugar’s previous earliest opening was November 5th. While opening on Halloween is still somewhat in doubt – both opening announcements came with a “weather permitting” caveat – just the thought of it is reason enough to get excited.The real issue, as always, is if this snow will have any chance of sticking around for the season. Following Sandy’s eventual burn out, temperatures are due to rise back to their usual levels. There is a good possibility this snow will melt off before there is a chance to take advantage of it. If it remains cold at high elevations, and this early season snowfall turns into a reliable base, we could be looking at a long season with reliable coverage, something that was sorely missing from last winter’s ski season.We’ll be keeping an eye on the sky and the snowfall as it piles up at local resorts. Here is a link to some area webcams to keep up with the accumulation.Let us know what the weather is doing where you are in the comments below.last_img read more

Ella White Ensures Teachers and Students are safe after yesterday’s scare

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWith the suspect still at large, Ella White Elementary headed back to school. WBKB was there to see how teachers and parents felt about class being back in sessionAround 10 a.m on Thursday morning teachers immediately went into a lockdown after there was a report of a possible armed male suspect at Ella White. Yesterday parents were seen running to their cars after dismissing their children from school after the initial report was sent out. With the suspect still at large, parents had mixed emotions about sending their kids to school. Although law enforcement was present at Ella White to ensure students and staff felt safe.Alpena Police are are still searching for the suspect at this time and are asking anyone with information to please contact any local law enforcement. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Ella WhiteContinue ReadingPrevious Trial Ends for the City of Alpena and the Alpena TownshipNext Rogers City Theatre’s ‘Shrek The Musical’ Brings Far Far Away to Lifelast_img read more

Lakers-Clippers on Christmas Day: Live NBA updates

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Clippers’ rhythm is missing but their spirits strong before playoff opener AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersA source confirmed to Southern California News Group that the Lakers had a Tuesday morning walkthrough, and that both James and Davis were improving. James missed Sunday’s loss to the Nuggets, his first absence of the season, while Davis tweaked his knee in the third quarter of the game.SCNG’s NBA columnist Mark Heisler shares his thoughts on the league’s Christmas Day offerings.Live updates:Related Articles The Battle for Los Angeles, between the Lakers and Clippers, headlines the NBA’s slate of Christmas Day games with each team’s best players expected to play.By the end of the summer, both teams in L.A. transformed into superteams. The Clippers topped the Lakers 112-102 in the season opener without Paul George.The second meeting between the two teams will have a playoff-like atmosphere with George and Kawhi Leonard on the court for the Clippers. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are also expected to play for the Lakers, despite being ruled questionable earlier in the week. Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City PreviousThe Clippers’ Maurice Harkless #8 fouls the Lakers’ Anthony Davis #3 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard spins for a shot in front of the Lakers’ Danny Green during Tuesday’s season opener at Staples Center. Leonard was his typical dominant self in his Clippers debut with 30 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 112-102 victory. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Clippers Shai Gilgeous-Alexander , #2, eyes a two point shot as Lakers Alex Caruso, #4, defends during second half action at Staples Center Monday, March 4, 2019. The Clippers defeated the Lakers 113-105. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Lakers’ Anthony Davis, left, and the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard are among the new additions to their respective rosters this season, and both teams have plenty of reasons to be happy with how their seasons have gone so far. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller, Getty Images)Clippers Shai Gilgeous-Alexander , #2, eyes a two point shot as Lakers Alex Caruso, #4, defends during second half action at Staples Center Monday, March 4, 2019. The Clippers defeated the Lakers 113-105. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)After Clippers forward Paul George scored only five points in 32 minutes in Friday’s loss to the Spurs, he’ll have an opportunity to get going again Sunday against the Washington Wizards, who were blown out 125-103 by the Lakers on Friday at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Paul George is expected to make his Clippers debut this week, reportedly Thursday against in New Orleans against the Pelicans. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Lakers’ LeBron James, right, chases down the Clippers’ Landry Shamet and blocks his shot from behind during the season opener last month at Staples Center. James’ effort on defense early in the season is one reason the Lakers rank among the league’s best in several defensive metrics. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers practices before the LA Clippers season home opener against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Danny Green (14) reacts after making a three-point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Clippers’ Patrick Beverley celebrates a basket (and foul drawn) by teammate Montrezl Harrell during the second half of their 112-102 victory over the Lakers in Tuesday’s season opener at Staples Center. The scrappy Beverley had 10 rebounds in the win, helping set up second-chance baskets like the one by Harrell. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) reacts to a foul call against him during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, passes next to Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)“I have a list of (injuries) and I just try to play, fight through them and do what I’ve gotta do to help the team,” Lakers big man Anthony Davis said of playing through shoulder pain in Tuesday’s win. “I’m here to be one of the leaders of the team and it’s tough for me to do that on the sideline. So I’d rather just see how I feel, go play and try leading that way.” (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis (3) talks to assistant Jason Kidd during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ Danny Green (14) reacts after making a three-point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ Danny Green (14) reacts after making a three-point basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, right, is defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Jared Dudley during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks up at the scoreboard during the fourth quarter in a 112-102 LA Clippers win in the Clippers season home opener at Staples Center on October 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass as Maurice Harkless #8 and Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers defend during a 112-102 Clipper win in the LA Clippers season home opener at Staples Center on October 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Maurice Harkless #8 of the LA Clippers attempts a layup between Anthony Davis #3 and Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 112-102 Clipper win in the LA Clippers season home opener at Staples Center on October 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, top, shoots over Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, center, drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, top, dunks against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers shoots a jumper over Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 112-102 Clipper win in the LA Clippers season home opener at Staples Center on October 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Dwight Howard (39) reacts after scoring, next to Los Angeles Clippers’ JaMychal Green (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams, left, is defended by Los Angeles Lakers’ Quinn Cook (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) blocks a shot from Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel yells out instructions during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers reacts for a foul during a 112-102 Clipper win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the LA Clippers season home opener at Staples Center on October 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Ivica Zubac #40, Paul George #13 and Patrick Patterson #54 of the LA Clippers celebrate play during a 112-102 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the LA Clippers season home opener at Staples Center on October 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: LeBron James #23 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts as they trail the LA Clippers during the fourth quarter in a 112-102 Clippers win during the LA Clippers season home opener at Staples Center on October 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers and Danny Green #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers laugh after a 112-102 Clippers win during the LA Clippers season home opener at Staples Center on October 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard #2 attempts to distract the Lakers’ Troy Daniels #30 as he shoots during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. The Clippers beat the Lakers 112-102. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers laughs with Kawhi Leonard #2 leading the Los Angeles Lakers during the fourth quarter in a 112-102 Clippers win in the LA Clippers season home opener at Staples Center on October 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to his foul on Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers during the fourth quarter in a 112-102 Clipper win in the LA Clippers season home opener at Staples Center on October 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard #2 shoots as Lakers LeBron James #23, Anthony Davis #3 and Danny Green #14 defend during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. The Clippers beat the Lakers 112-102. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers Anthony Davis #3 battles for the ball with the Clippers’ Maurice Harkless #8 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. The Clippers beat the Lakers 112-102. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. The Clippers beat the Lakers 112-102. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers Dwight Howard #39 reacts after being called for a foul on the Clippers’ Lou Williams #23 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell #5 and the Lakers Anthony Davis #3 battle for the ball during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Lou Williams #23 lays the ball up as the Lakers Dwight Howard #39 defends during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Anthony Davis #3 is called for a charging foul on the Clippers’ Patrick Beverley #21 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard #2 defends the Lakers LeBron James #23 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell #5 drives to the hoop through a host of Lakers defenders during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers Anthony Davis #3 lays the ball up during their NBA game against the Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell #5 drives to the hoop as the Lakers LeBron James #23 defends during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers’ Maurice Harkless (8) and Montrezl Harrell, right, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Clippers’ Maurice Harkless #8 fouls the Lakers’ Anthony Davis #3 during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 212, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard spins for a shot in front of the Lakers’ Danny Green during Tuesday’s season opener at Staples Center. Leonard was his typical dominant self in his Clippers debut with 30 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 112-102 victory. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 52The Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard spins for a shot in front of the Lakers’ Danny Green during Tuesday’s season opener at Staples Center. Leonard was his typical dominant self in his Clippers debut with 30 points, six rebounds and five assists in a 112-102 victory. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Expand Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img read more