The bread and milk flew off the shelves, and the snow did come over the weekend, but the distribution was anything but equal.
Forecasters had predicted a higher snow total for Charlotte than we actually got, and some parts of the metro saw more rain and sleet than snow. However, other parts of North Carolina were bombarded with the white stuff, especially the mountains. Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel knew what he was doing when he took his camera to Boone.
What’s most unusual about this winter storm is not so much the amount of snow. Rather, it’s how early in the season it came that’s surprising. Charlotte rarely sees snow in December, much less in the first half of December.
Here’s the final tally:
Boone: 15 to 20 inches
Winston-Salem: 12 to 15 inches
Durham: 8 to 14 inches
Greensboro: 12 inches
Asheville: 10 to 12 inches (11.1 inches at airport)
Raleigh: 6 to 8 inches (seven inches at airport, record for date)
Charlotte: 1 to 3 inches (2.7 inches at airport, record for date)
Source: Washington Post