Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel was in Boone Sunday as a major snowstorm makes its way across the Carolinas. Sunday morning it was snowing at a rate of one inch an hour in the mountains

"We're getting crushed," Cantore said as he stood in nearly a foot of snow. "I feel like I'm in Colorado or Utah right now."

The snow is accumulating, and as of 10 am, the total was 11.5 inches of snow in downtown Boone.

"It's like pixie dust out here, sugar," Cantore said as he scooped up a handful of snow. "This is the kind of snow we get out in the Western states."

In Boone, Cantore said there is 15 inches of snow to one inch of water. As you go down in elevation, that changes. There is 7-8 inches of snow to one inch of water.

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