80 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2007-04-07 08:37:00
Updated: 2007-04-07 21:05:24
Posted April 7, 2007
Raleigh, N.C. — Parts of Central North Carolina and Virginia got a dusting of snow the day before Easter.
Traces of the white stuff were reported as far south as Cumberland County to Vance County up north along the Virginia border. Parts of Orange and Wake counties also saw traces of snow.
About .13 inches of precipitation was reported at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Saturday morning. That was a mixture of rain and snow. Further precipitation amounts were unavailable Saturday morning.
Cold temperatures returned to the area after a couple weeks of warm weather. Temperatures were forecast to be below freezing for the next few nights with lows in the mid-to upper 20s Saturday and Sunday night.
In other parts of North Carolina, the cold front that moved into the state left up to 8 inches of snow in high elevations of Avery County. There was 1.5 inches in Asheville, which melted except in shady spots.
A reading of 20 degrees in Asheville broke a record of 22 for April 7.
The Highway Patrol said the snow led to more than 90 accidents in Buncombe and Henderson counties, where road crews spread salt and sand as forecasters called for more cold weather through the weekend.
There were no reports of accidents in the Triangle-area as a result of the weather.