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Old 12-30-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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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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Old 12-30-2011, 10:02 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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Old 12-30-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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The Blizzard of 2010
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:36 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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Old 12-30-2011, 10:46 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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Old 12-30-2011, 11:46 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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Old 12-30-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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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Old 12-30-2011, 01:53 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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Old 12-30-2011, 02:52 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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Old 12-31-2011, 04:36 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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