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>> john: good morning, welcome to wbtv news this morning here on this monday, february 15th, good to have you along with us i'm john carter. >> al: i'm meteorologist al conklin. >> john: nearly two dozen school districts in the area closed or delayed. you're asking what about charlotte-mecklenburg schools? operating on normal schedule as of this moment. however, they are monitoring the weather situation they will decide whether or not to make any changes tootsed bill to the schedule by 5:00 this morning. we have the latest closings and delays on the bottom of the screen and at slash closings. so the question is, what is with the weather? >> al: right now, very little happening for most of our viewing area outside of the mountains. that is good news. a delay at the onset, precipitation, the problem is that the air is so very cold, still well below freezing throughout the viewing area and still potential anything that falls this morning could be either in the form of snow,
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it is basically all snow up across the mountains. couple inches yesterday, so your temperatures super cold, just snow up there. but it is snowing. now you get south of there, lenoir, morganton looks like snow. a lot of this may not be reaching the ground yet, as the air underneath is very, very dry, that is more than likely the case in the metro area. however, we did get a couple reports of snow around lincolnton area, but it would be snow, sleet, freezing rain early this morning but very spotty. simply because the larger storm system is well up to the north and west of us so it may take time to fill in, it probably will, unless we get a lot of precipitation, probably won't be too bad on the commute this morning. doesn't take -- only takes a little ice to create problems. use caution if you are venturing out this morning. downtown lincolnton getting snow, very spotty, very light, but snow reported at the airport.
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29 in gastonia, 22 in statesville, snow in boone at 17 degrees. for charlotte, notice how the percent chances are low until late in the day and even then, only 50/50. heaviest of the precipitation likely comes in tonight as we warm, that would more than likely be mostly rain. again, sort of a delay in the start of this and as we go through time our temperatures will be inching up and will take most of the day for that to happen. seven day forecast coming up in a few minutes. back over to you. >> john: thanks, al. as al was saying the mountains right now are being ashton pellom is live in boone this morning, and ashton, i was looking at your tweets, letting folks know, the roads got dicey once you got to lenoir. >> reporter: i was on highway 321, the road was clear until i
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when things got city and as i traveled further north up 321 to boone, roads got worse. i will steep out of the way you can look behind me this is river street here in boone, just on the campus of asu, you can see the roads covered in ice, in the snow and then see the sheen in the background, temperatures well below freezing here, like al said in the teens down here, 17 degrees. watch out for the potential of black ice out here on these roads. take you to video i shot, you see the d.o.t. crews working overnight trying to keep the roads clear, the plow getting the snow up off the road and salt dispenser behind it sprague the road with salt and what-not. stopped by headquarters you can see the trucks being refilled with the salt so d.o.t. crews working around the clock to make sure the roads here in boone are clear for the day and clear as
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mentioning a little bit earlier. i'll be up here all morning keeping an eye on the roads telling you road conditions, if you have to be out here in the mountains, you have to dry well below the speed limit. coming up here i kind of lost traction a couple times, my traction control light came on, it is slick, slow down, take your time if you have to be out here, please take your time behind the wheel go well below the speed limit. the roads are icy and slick and you will slide. be careful. reporting live in boone, ashton pellom, wbtv on your side. >> john: thanks, ashton. d.o.t. crews have been busy overnight. sarah blake morgan was at the c-dot yard as crews prepared to head out on the roads. >> reporter: long before the sky split open. >> will it be rain, snow, ice? c c-dot asking those questions gearing up to tackle whatever mother nature throws charlotte's way. >> never been a time i called them they haven't responded.
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ready to go. >> reporter: the crews started prepping on wednesday with salt brine. >> this is where we make the brine, we have two 5,000 gallon tanks. >> reactivates when the moisture hits it. >> reporter: sunday night they will keep it going using 32 trucks to spread rock salt. >> plenty of salt, plenty of material on hand to do what we need to do for this storm. >> reporter: rush hour is expected to make for a messy monday morning. >> we anticipate will be icy and treacherous out there. >> if it is icy, you can't do anything sudden. >> midwesterner john richards says give yourself time and you will be just fine. >> if something happens, don't try to make a quick move because the car will go somewhere you don't want to it go. >> that was sarah blake morgan reporting. north carolina dot is bringing in their crews at 3:00 this morning. officials are advising people to
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over a dozen scar ves tied to trees in romare bearden for those who need to keep warm. no word who left them. the group in morganton did the same thing, the tumblemannia school of gymnastics collecting items for the last month got the okay from the city to tie them on public property with a note urging people to take them if they need it. you can stay up to date on the latest weather information and constantly changing, get our free wbtv weather app and you can find it at your app store. one person has died in a car crash in lincoln county, happened saturday night on highway 150. we're working to get more information for you from the highway patrol, we'll update you on air and online at one man has died, two officers injured after a chase in baton rouge. the officers responding to a disturbance call where the man led them on a chase.
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his home everybody got out and began firing at the officers. all three were shot, the man died from his injuries. one officer was shot in the stomach, the other in the head, one of the officers has been release to his home but one remains in the hospital this morning. pope francis will continue on his historic trip to mexico today.
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23 minutes now before 5:00.closed captioning on wbtvnews is sponsored by subarusouth boulevard and subaruconcord. >> john: 20 minutes before 5:00. pope francis, another whirl-wind day in mexico. schedule included outdoor mass and visit to a chirps childrens hospital. >> reporter: pope francis visited a childrens hospital in mexico city where he gave a sick boy medicine. displaying affection for the young he asked the children to pray for him. [ singing ] >> a young girl serenaded the pope with a rendition of "ave maria." from here he's taking daily trips across the country.
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father traveled by helicopter to one of the poorest, most violent suburbs. there, he celebrated an outdoor mass before more than 300,000, the largest event on his six-day historic visit. in his homily he urged mexicans to build society with equal opportunity for all. an estimated two million people lined his motorcade route, many waving vatican flags and balloons. amazing. >> why did you like him? [ spanish ] >> you liked his white car? tomorrow pope francis flies chiapas to meet with indigenous people.
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virus, they started spraying to protect the pope from the disease. still ahead on wbtv news this morning, we're less than a week away from the republican presidential primary and less than two weeks from the democratic primary in south carolina the last-minute (donkey sound) (elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise)
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>> john: an autopsy will not be performed on supreme court justice antonin scalia. a source familiar with the case
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family and officials in texas. the conservative justice died in his sleep during a hunting trip over the weekend. he was found unresponsive saturday after he didn't show up for breakfast. it was determined that he died from a heart attack. in the final week before the republican south carolina primary, a new cbs news poll shows donald trump with commanding lead. craig boswell has the latest from greenville. >> reporter: florida republican senator marco rubio was out looking for votes sunday in south carolina. >> if you nominate knee me we'll unify and grow the party and the country. >> riding a wave after sat night's debate. 32% declared him the winner. >> i thought rubio did a nice job. >> donald trump finished second in the poll. billionaire clashed with rubio and ted cruz. >> right now today as candidate
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funding for planned parenthood, that is a matter of principal. >> you are the single biggest lie, a probably worse than jeb bush. >> the sudden death of antonin scalia has been on the minds of the candidates and some voters. >> should president obama not nominate someone to the supreme court now or the next president? >> i think he should nominate someone now. >> you think so? >> he has the choice and abuilt to do that. >> obama may nominate somebody but won't get through the senate this year. >> bernie sanders made the round on the sunday morning news programs, hillary clinton campaign in nevada. craig boswell, cbs news, greenville, south carolina. >> john: former president george 3, bush willgeorgebush will campaign for his brother starting today. look at this sea smoke in boston. happens when steam rises from
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than the air is, of course. at bryant park in manhattan a fountain frozen solid. temperatures a balmy 2 degrees in new york city, the mayor urging people to be outside as little as possible and to bundle up in many layers. 13 minutes before 5:00. a live look at the charlotte skyline from scott clark nissan honda hd tower cam, it is cold in our area here, but fortunately in charlotte not seeing any precipitation right now. al, when i was driving inroads perfectly clear, nothing coming down. >> al: that is how it was when i came in, that is the good news for this event for us here in charlotte is that anything that falls will be very spotty and very light until much later in the day. the problem is a little bit of ice can cause a lot of problems. i can't rule out there can't be sleet or freezing rain that falls this morning. so i'm going to show you where the radars are and what is falling. we have light snow falling in
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down below freezing in the teens this morning. so no question anything up here will be snow. the snow continues to fall, there are the five sweeps of power doppler radar you can see snow west jefferson getting snow, boone is down to blowing rock, pineola, then spottier, 321, a lot of this may not be reaching the ground but sensitivity to the doppler radar, falling from the cloud base but the air is so dry that it evaporates before it hits the ground. reports of snow across lincoln county, there is maybe ground truth here, a lot of this is not reaching the ground an indication the atmosphere is trying to moisten up. as you look at it, where is the main focal point? wants to be up here, that is why i think it has a more serious in the mountains and north of i-40 than south. having said that, it would not take very much for just a little bit of freezing rain or snow to fall early this morning, you get a glaze on the bridges or overpasses and could be problems.
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overcast but the dew point is 4. if it does precipitate, the temperature will fall and that would create an issue perhaps on some of the area roads and bridges. 30 in concord. 25 with light snow around lincolnton, 27 shelby, certainly cold enough anything across the foothills will be snow. that is the case you're in the teens across the mountains. again, for snow lovers you're going what is the issue? the issue is the dry air in place. dew points are in the single digits and so it is very difficult for that to be overcome in a quick period of time, even though it has been cloudy now for 18 hours or so, very difficult for that precipitation to survive through that column of dry air. so i only very incrementally bring up the precipitation chances. again, just be mindful it doesn't take much, if you get glaze, that could be a real disaster for you. get back to 32 by late this afternoon and then as the heavier precipitation comes in
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here is noon today, a little bit of ice falling around the metro area. even up in the mountains, 4:00 this afternoon, probably changes over there. then notice that line, that is about the i-85 line, anywhere south of that is rain. rain overtakes the area, heavy downpours tomorrow morning, then the system pulls out so we should see sunshine tomorrow afternoon. our chances for precipitation are fairly high here, going through the next 24 hours or so but then they dip down. so, highs tomorrow, well in the 50s, no issues at all, anything that falls again would be long gone and melting. here is the seven day forecast on this presidents day. this morning, 20% chance late this afternoon, 70% chance. like wise for tonight, a 70% chance early tomorrow morning and then 20% chance for the afternoon as things dry out. 57. 58 on wednesday, may get clouds here but that is it and dry out nicely in fact we warm up you, upper 60s expected by the weekend.
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army during world war ii, but a misunderstanding tore him and his love apart. ivan watson has their story. >> i'm going to give her a squeeze. >> norwood thomas never stop thinking about joyce morris. they met in 1944, she a 17-year-old british girl living in london, he, a 21-year-old paratrooper for the u.s. forces. young love blossomed. >> we courted when it was dark. >> the brief romance was interrupted when thomas was deployed to normandy to fight in world war ii. after the war, he returned to the u.s. and invited morris to join him. but she misunderstood his letter and thought he was already married. so they refused his invitation and they went their separate ways. they married other people. thomas eventually became a widower, morris got divorced. last year, one of her sons found
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>> yes. >> ivan watson, cnn. marvel's super hero dead pool had a record box office opening for r-rated film this weekend. >> you may be wondering why the red suit. that is so bad guys can't see me bleed. >> hauled in $135 million at the box office. only cost 58 million to make. it is becoming the biggest february opening ever by a large margin, overtaking last year's 50 shades of gray. it surprised holly road more than doubling the initial box office opening forecast. oh my gosh. stay with wbtv news this morning, want to take you live up in banner elk, this is courtesy of they've got frozen precipitation up in the mountains right now. our ashton pellom there is part of our live team coverage of how this wintery weather could affect you later today.
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>> al: there is snow falling in the mountains now you can see the conveyor belt of moisture wants to go. having snow there, what about in the charlotte metro area, i'll talk about that plus the seven day warming forecast, i'll have the details. chris? >> chris: right now area roads running in the green this morning but we do have one snag over on independence boulevard, i'll tell you about that.
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just a couple minutes.
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subaru south boulevard and subaru concord. wbtv on your sigh. wbtv news starts right now. >> john: now at 5:00, this is a live look at downtown blowing rock courtesy of snow on the ground, precipitation in the area, more is on the way. >> christine: we have live team coverage with our ashton pellom in boone, mark davenport and kristen hampton in charlotte with a look how the weather is impacting travel. meteorologist al conklin has a look at which area areas could see road and chris larson monitoring the roads. >> john: welcome to wbtv news this morning on monday, february 15th, good to have you with us, i'm john carter. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. those stories plus brody o'connell here in the alert center getting the overnight headlines. >> brody: hoping to get a give picture out of r oxboro, north carolina, we'll look at that


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