Storms knock out power to 300

Published 10:39 pm Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Lake Lanier residents without power Sunday into Monday

LAKE LANIER—Lake Lanier residents, or about 300 households in the area were out of power Saturday night into Sunday after storms took down trees Saturday evening. 

Duke Energy customers at one point reported 300 customers out, strictly in the Lake Lanier area before midnight and between 2:30 and 3 p.m. 

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The area received strong storms, with wind and heavy rain all day Saturday and through Saturday night. Tryon recorded 2.13 inches of rain just Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. 

Weather data is recorded by the Town of Tryon at the Tryon Water Plant along Carolina Drive. 

The high temperature Saturday with the rains was 65 degrees, with Sunday’s high being 70 degrees, which is abnormal for January. 

The low temperatures over the weekend were in the low 50s. 

Friday received 0.19 inches of rain in Tryon and Sunday received 0.03 inches of rain, according to the NWS. 

So far this month, Tryon has received 3.73 inches of rain, which is above normal. 

Normally, January receives 2.14 inches of rain total for the month. 

The area also received thunder and lightning over the weekend and while there is an old wive’s tale  that says if it thunders in winter within 9 days there will be snow, there are no predictions at least in the next

10 days. 

According to, rain will continue through at least Tuesday, with a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms Wednesday. Temperatures begin to drop Thursday and into next week, with Thursday’s low predicted at 36 degrees and next week dropping into the 20s. Rain will return on Saturday, with an 80 percent chance. 

Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday temperatures will not get higher than the 40s with the low temperatures predicted at 28 and 25 degrees.