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Snow dusts counties north of Triangle

Posted March 21, 2013

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— A dusting of snow fell in counties northeast of the Triangle late Thursday morning, surprising residents of Vance, Franklin, Nash, Warren and Granville counties who saw flurries.

WRAL meteoroligst Nate Johnson said it’s not common for snow to fall in North Carolina in late March.

“It’s a rare event for us normally, but not unheard of,” he said.

The snow was enough to prompt Vance County schools to close early. Spokeswoman Terri Hedrick said Northern Vance High School was forced to close early because of a water main break, and a decision was made to close the rest of the public schools at 11:45 a.m. because of snow.

By mid-afternoon, the skies had cleared but wintry temperatures remained. 

Thursday’s high is expected to reach the mid-40s in the Triangle, and a hard freeze is forecast for overnight, when temperatures will plummet into the 20s.

The weekend will see temperatures warm into the lower to mid-50s, and rain is likely.
 



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  • Southern Girl Mar 21, 2013

    Closed schools for a "dusting." Must have really been a hardship for parents for a "dusting."

  • lwe1967 Mar 21, 2013

    I remember my grandmother (deceased) saying that it snowed on her birthday one year. She lived in Delaware and her birthday was the 4th of July. She was born in 1895. She said that there were some crops that year, but the ones requiring hot weather didn't grow, tomatoes, sweet corn, etc.

  • busyb97 Mar 21, 2013

    Very strange spring this year!

  • Cock a doodle doo Mar 21, 2013

    "Wait until the weekend, if in fact that storm pans out as a lot of weather experts are anticipating. Should be interesting at the very least." - RadioDJ

    Nothing is more exciting than the rain, I agree. It will keep me inside watching basketball.

  • baldchip Mar 21, 2013

    Smi11er-

    I went up to LKG one year with my father in the early 90s after 17" of beautiful snow fell up there. Wow-was that beautiful. We had otters playing on our dock on Little Stonehouse Creek.

    We got the pontoon out and went for a ride-man-was that cold!! However, it was strikingly beautiful with few folks around and the lake empty of boats.

    March in NC brings 60s one day and 30s the next with a flurrie or 2. North Carolina used to be called "Variety Vacationland". Could we add "Variety Weatherland" to that montra???

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Mar 21, 2013

    I wish we had gotten snow. I LOVE snow! It's not too late. It has snowed in Raleigh in April before! :-)

    Beth

  • Obamacare rises Mar 21, 2013

    Wait until the weekend, if in fact that storm pans out as a lot of weather experts are anticipating. Should be interesting at the very least.
    RadioDJ

    I agree. A cold rain should be exciting.

  • Obamacare rises Mar 21, 2013

    I wish I could take a nap right now too.

  • webbrowser Mar 21, 2013

    Snowing quiet well in Wilson on and off for the last hour. Nice, but over the years it has snowed plenty of times in March. Winter's last hoorah!

  • RadioDJ Mar 21, 2013

    Wait until the weekend, if in fact that storm pans out as a lot of weather experts are anticipating. Should be interesting at the very least.

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