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MIKE MOSS SAYS: Linda, I took a second look at radar data, vertical temperature and humidity soundings from radiosonde balloons and hourly observations from both the Goldsboro-Wayne County Airport and Seymour Johnson AFB (both had temperatures and dew points in the 60s through that time period) for the evening of Oct 25, 2008 and I am pretty well stumped as to any natural weather phenomena that could have produced snow, sleet or accumulating hail in the location you described. On occasion, that kind of collection of slushy hail or graupel can occur with an intense shower or thunderstorm, but there didn't seem to be anything on radar or reported in surface observations that would indicate that. There may be something I'm just not thinking of, or something associated with human activities that could produce that sort of phenomena, but I am at a loss to explain it. If anyone else reading this is from the area and knows of something that might account for Linda's observation, let us know in the comments!
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