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STORMTRACK 3: Snow amounts in NC


Snowfall amounts in inches from the National Weather Service,
measured from Monday's winter storm in North Carolina. The highest
amount in each county is listed
County Amount
Macon 11
Graham 9
Jackson 9
Swain 9
Henderson 8
Polk 7.2
Buncombe 7
Pender 7
Anson 6.5
McDowell 6
Scotland 6
Transylvania 6
Robeson 5.7
Columbus 5.5
Gaston 5.5
Cabarrus 5
Hoke 5
Onslow 5
Richmond 5
Rutherford 5
Bladen 4.5
Moore 4.5
Cleveland 4.2
Avery 4
Mecklenburg 4
New Hanover 3.8
Burke 3.7
Cumberland 3
Davidson 3
Iredell 3
Mitchell 3
Montgomery 3
Union 2.5
Craven 2.1
Catawba 2
Duplin 2
Randolph 2
Rowan 2
Carteret 1.6
Pamlico 1.1
Lenoir 1
Stanly 1
Harnett 0.5
Johnston 0.5
Sampson 0.2

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I live in Castle Hayne,,,in New Hanover County,,,,and i had 7 inches of snow today,,,,Thanks

new hanover snow

The NWS reported 3.8 inches in Wilmington but if your farther west in New hanover its possible you had a littel more, we have a 2nd home on wrightsville beach front a few houses north of the johnny mercer pier and had 1.5 inches, so the show ammounts were wide spread with a average of 3.8 for new hanover. also people measure drifts which arnt actual measurements you need a snow guage to get your actual snow fall. Deck rails are a prime example if there is 8 inches on a deck the you had about 4, because there can be as much as 3-6 inches on decks before it starts sticking to the ground.
Posted: Charlotte Meteorologist. Go to your town and it will tell your exact snow fall.

got 6 inches

Ogden has 6 inches..

I find it so strange that

I find it so strange that yesterday morning at about 7 AM they were still saying trace to 1 inch in Brunswick and New Hanover...well at 8 am it had already snowed an inch. Then they predicted 2 inches...well by 9 am guess what? 2 inches! Then they FINALLY changed it to 3-5 inches around 10 am. Talk about way off.

Impossible to predict snowfall amounts

The prediction was for the storm arriving in your area around 10-12am, it arrived 6 hours 6-7am which was the coldest part of the day. When its snowing it dosent allow the temps to rise so therefore if it starts as snow it ramains as a all snow event thats why you recieved more snow, you cant predict snowfall amounts until it starts falling, its not possible no matter how good you are.
posted by: Charlotte meteorologist I have a 3rd home on the outer island beach front at Wrightsville we had 1.5 inches and wilmingto had 3.8 so the predictions were dead on. the western parts of the county had more because it remained colder ceccause the storm got there quicker and the warm water in the atlantic keeps the beaches from getting those large amounts.. Congrats on your once in 20 year snow over 1-2 inches. My 2nd vacation is ontop of sugar mountian where since last sunday we have had 37 inches and its not forcast to stop until thursday night. If you plan on coming up to ski, the Highway patrol has deemed 321 aand 421 as 4 wheel drive only. We had 63 inches in December plus this 35 inches from this storm, and the 24-36 more between now and friday. So come on up and ski and see some real snow.....

Not sure about the 3.8 for

Not sure about the 3.8 for New Hanover. I had over 5 at my house

Castle Hayne

those snow totals are wrong for NH..I know we got at least 5 inches out here..