Updated Dec. 29 at 11:27 p.m.
Precipitation began in Lincoln County as rainfall along the coast and an icy mix inland as the latest storm arrived in the area during the afternoon hours of Sunday.
Some areas of Lincoln County saw the precipitation change over to heavy, wet snowfall in the night-time hours, while other areas ended up with mixed precipitation, according to reports.
Any snowfall accumulations were relatively low, in the 1 to 5 inch range depending on proximity to the shoreline; however the snowfall was of the heavy, wet variety, according to the National Weather Service.
A Winter Storm Warning issued by the NWS remained in effect until 4 a.m. on Monday.
Residents should consider clearing any of the wet snow that arrives with this event as quickly as possible since low temps are forecast to slide into the single digits Monday night and remain subfreezing until at least next week, according to forecasts. Residents may also want to take advantage of the “warm” temps to ensure that drainage areas on their property are clear and ready for the melting that will happen sometime, although not anytime soon, according to forecasters.
The next chance for significant snowfall is on Thursday, according to current forecasts.
The Lincoln County News will continue to follow the progress of this event and post any additional information here as soon as it is obtained.