Boone experiences frigid temperatures, wind chill

FOX 46’s Lauren Dugan was trying not to get blown away in Boone on Tuesday where strong winds increased the wind chill and even caused some damage. 

A pizza sign flew off its pole narrowly missing cars as the winds created a dangerous situation for drivers and pedestrians alike rattling in the whistling winds. 

"It is way too windy,” one Appalachian State University student said.  

Boone business signs hung by a thread as the mountains stood against 55 mph gusts. 

"It is much more severe than it usually is and defiantly worse than it was last year we are in for a pretty intense winter,” a book store owner said.  

Avery and Watauga school closed yesterday and again today for icy backroads deemed too dangerous to drive. 

"It makes the roads difficult to drive for people heading into work but I like it I like the snow and the cold,” she said.   

Whipping winds forcing winter fans to hibernate. 

"I wish it was a little bit warmer let’s put it that way,” the student said. 

This is some of the coldest air of the season and the gusts are not expected to slow down. Today’s wind advisory is going to be upgraded to a wind chill advisory tonight.