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Unread 12-30-2011, 08:23 AM
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Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Default what was date of our first snow last year?

How many times did it actually snow last year and what was accumulation in our area? Just trying to get kind of prepared but I could easily do without one single flake for many years to come.
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Unread 12-30-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'm going from memory and I'm sure I will be proven wrong

First snow was Christmas Eve or Christmas day last year. We got a few inches.

I believe after that we had two snow storms within a week of each other in late January. One pretty significant (for around here) at 8 or so inches (in my backyard).

Maybe one more snow storm in Feb, but I can't recall with any certainty.

I've been here for 4 winters now and in that time we have had about two decent snow storms per year. Maybe a handful of other snowy weather days, but they don't accumulate.
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Unread 12-30-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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The Blizzard of 2010
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Unread 12-30-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Told ya I'd be proven wrong...guess we got more than I remember on Christmas.
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Unread 12-30-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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And it actually snowed before x-mas..around the 16th or 17th as well...I had to drive a lot that day, so it stands out in my mind.
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Unread 12-30-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Downtown Durham, NC
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It snowed on Dec 4 last year in Durham, just a dusting. It was the same day as Durham's Christmas festival and Rock & Shop Market. It was somewhere between 1/2 and 1 inch downtown.

Christmas Evening/overnight to the 26th it snowed about 4 inches, or at least it seemed that way. Plenty of snow in Duke Park for sledding.

It dusted a few separate times overnight in February, if memory serves correct. Nothing that stuck past 9am, though.
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Unread 12-30-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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And it actually snowed before x-mas..around the 16th or 17th as well...I had to drive a lot that day, so it stands out in my mind.
You're right. We were having our Christmas Luncheon at work that day. I should refrain from posting any more responses that involve going from memory.
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Unread 12-30-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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And it actually snowed before x-mas..around the 16th or 17th as well...I had to drive a lot that day, so it stands out in my mind.
Yes, Wake County schools were on a snow day that day. We had to come back from Christmas break a day early.

Of course, the fact that we had a "weather day" doesn't actually mean that any flakes flew but I do remember it was icy if not snowy.

We got real accumulation the day after Christmas last year.

Had another "weather day" around the middle of January...think that was more icy-ness than anything.
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Unread 12-30-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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I think we had two in January because my first day of spring classes were canceled....the whole parking lot of my complex was completely iced over! I had to get new tires after that...I learned a lesson in tread that time.
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Unread 12-31-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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It snowed on December 4 last year… the day of the Glenwood-Brooklyn house tour. That's why I remember it so clearly ;-)

Everyone was so surprised.
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