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Old 01-05-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: BFE
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Winter of '86-'87 we got almost a foot of snow. It was February, I believe. Maybe someone with a less Swiss-cheese like memory can correct me. It started snowing in the late afternoon. Just after nightfall I realized it wasn't going to stop anytime soon so I decided to ride it out at a friend's apartment off Sandy Forks road (our rental house didn't have heat). My Mustang spun out on the Beltline while crossing over Wake Forest Road, but managed not to hit anything. We had a blast at my friend's apartment complex. Everybody was out the next day, trying to sled with whatever household objects they could use - boxes, trash can lids, cooler lids - you name it. Some guy had an actual sled! He must have been Canadian or something. We all stared at that thing like it was a crashed UFO and then knocked each other down trying to get a tow around the parking lot on it. That sucker sure rode a lot smoother than a Coleman lid. After we got tired of sledding we walked around to see what stores were open (none) and who else was out (everyone). Good times.
LMAO I love it when it snows here in NC. The people watching is WAY better than the snowfall itself.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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The March 1980 storm was one of the biggest:

Asheville - 8"
Boone - 12"
Cape Hatteras - 7"
Chapel Hill - 12"
Charlotte - 6"
Durham - 12"
Elizabeth City - 23"
Fayetteville - 9"
Goldsboro - 11"
Greensboro - 9"
Greenville - 16"
Hickory - 10"
Jacksonville - 14"
Raleigh - 12"
Roanoke Rapids - 27"
Rocky Mount - 20"
Wilmington - 6"
Winston-Salem - 8"

I believe the 27 inches of snow just east of Roanoke Rapids was the deepest non-mountain snowfall ever recorded in NC.

The 'coldest day' was January 21, 1985 - all time low temperature records were set in Raleigh (-9), Charlotte (-5), Greensboro (-8), Mount Mitchell (-34) and Asheville (-18); no snow however. Durham, Chapel Hill and all of the foothills and mountain areas to the west all hit or got into double digits below zero.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Milford CT
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Do the cities shut down when you get snow?

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Originally Posted by davidals View Post
The March 1980 storm was one of the biggest:

Asheville - 8"
Boone - 12"
Cape Hatteras - 7"
Chapel Hill - 12"
Charlotte - 6"
Durham - 12"
Elizabeth City - 23"
Fayetteville - 9"
Goldsboro - 11"
Greensboro - 9"
Greenville - 16"
Hickory - 10"
Jacksonville - 14"
Raleigh - 12"
Roanoke Rapids - 27"
Rocky Mount - 20"
Wilmington - 6"
Winston-Salem - 8"

I believe the 27 inches of snow just east of Roanoke Rapids was the deepest non-mountain snowfall ever recorded in NC.

The 'coldest day' was January 21, 1985 - all time low temperature records were set in Raleigh (-9), Charlotte (-5), Greensboro (-8), Mount Mitchell (-34) and Asheville (-18); no snow however. Durham, Chapel Hill and all of the foothills and mountain areas to the west all hit or got into double digits below zero.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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Do the cities shut down when you get snow?
Pretty much


Frank
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