Storm brings snow, sleet, rain to N.C.
Posted February 5, 2010 4:01 a.m. EST
Updated February 5, 2010 1:56 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — Snow and sleet are expected to change into rain by Friday afternoon, but not before giving a taste of winter to parts of central North Carolina.
Person County saw 2 to 3 inches of snow fall early Friday morning, while flakes were reported in Halifax County around mid-morning. Heavy sleet came down in Granville and Orange counties. Wintry mixes of sleet and rain were reported from Pittsboro to Cary to Erwin to Fayetteville.
"Snow--YIPEE!" a WRAL viewer wrote. "11:30 (a.m.) in Roanoke Rapids, and we have heavy snow. Grassy areas are about half covered."
"At 11 a.m., driving from Chapel Hill to west-central Orange Co., I found the pine trees with a coating of ice on the west side of Carrboro northward to Borland Road," viewer Ginger Travis wrote. "The car thermometer registered 32 degrees outside. There was a dusting of new snow on the fields at Arthur Minnis Road."
Earlier Friday, WRAL reporter Stacy Davis saw rain while driving through Durham County but hit wintry precipitation as soon as she crossed into Person County.
"By 4 this morning, a fresh fluttering of flakes began to fall in Roxboro, blanketing the cleared grass and once-clean cars, piling a fresh coating of snow on the already giant piles plowed from last weekend's snow," she said.
"I live near the Golden Corral part of Roxboro," viewer Valerie Mace wrote at 6:45 a.m. "I like the snow, but this is a bit much. My yard is really flooded, so I had to go to the bottom and dig a ditch that was partially there to let the water move somewhere other than sitting in my yard."
"We are having a very nice winter mix in the western part of Harnett County," viewer Lisa Bass wrote at 6:10 a.m. "If it was all snow it would be beautiful, because the flakes are nice and large!"
"I'm a route carrier for the Fayetteville Observer, and sleet with some wet snow mixed in started falling around 4 a.m.," another viewer wrote. "Currently, there is a mix of rain and sleet. When it first started, there was enough on the roads to show tire tracks in Erwin."