Snowfall totals vary widely across area as storm pushes out

Posted February 26, 2015

Highest snowfall reports by county on Feb. 26, 2015.

— Snowfall totals were widely varied across central and eastern North Carolina early Thursday, with some areas seeing 6 to 8 inches and other spots seeing no accumulation at all.

WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said some of the highest snowfall totals were reported in northern Durham, Person, Granville and Vance counties, where some areas saw as much as 9 inches.

"We have seen reports pretty consistently of 6 to 8 inches in our northern locations," she said.

In Wake County, where rain mixed with snow at times overnight, most areas saw between 2 and 6 inches – with lower totals piling up in the southern part of the county.

Farther south, in Johnston, Harnett, Lee, Moore and Cumberland counties, the winter storm ended up being a cold rainmaker.

"We had a report of three tenths of an inch in Angier, and that's about as far south as we saw any reported accumulation," Gardner said. "We can't rule out a couple of slick spots in the south, but most of those spots are just fine this morning."

Areas with heavier snowfall amounts will deal with treacherous road conditions all day as high temperatures hover around freezing. The wet, heavy snowfall could also continue to contribute to thousands of power outages across the area.


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  • David Davis Feb 26, 2015
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    I had some 12 inch spots in my backyard, and a 10 inch average here in northern Vance County.

  • Dorie Ann Pope Feb 26, 2015
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    The area of Durham I live in, ten minutes from the Wake county line, has 7.8 inches, more then the 7.5 listed for us....though one area I measured in our yard had 8 lol. Its already melting off the trees more then I expected and after 10 hours without power its finally back on and our secondary road seems to already have been scraped...which surprises the heck out of me! Thanks DOT and Wake Electric Power!

  • Lori De Stefano Feb 26, 2015
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    Holly Springs got more rain, sleet/ice than anything, can still see the grass, so I guess we got the dusting from the other day. Roads are already melted and clear, saved me the shoveling

  • Hope Lives Feb 26, 2015
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    According to this, the corner of JoCo by Harnett/Wake Co got 2.2 inches of snow. It must have melted because all I see outside is a dusting of snow that is now frozen under a nice glaze of ice!