Winter Storm Database | Event Details

Blizzard
Started: April 4, 1987 at 6 pm EST
Ended: April 5, 1987 at 12 am EST
A spring storm became the biggest snow producer in North Carolina of the season. Wet, heavy snow began to fall early in the morning on the 3rd, and accumulated to as much as 2 feet in some areas. This snowfall left travelers on 1-40 between Asheville and the Tennessee line stranded for more than 24 hours. Many small buildings collapsed from the weight of the snow. However, cold air swept into the mountains Saturday, and the storm continued. Blizzard conditions were reported in the northern mountains, as another 4 to 6 inches of snow fell during this part of the storm, and winds were 30 to 45 mph. Some snow depths after the storm had ended were: AVL 12 inches, Boone 18 inches, Spruce Pine 21 inches, Grandfather Mountain 25 inches, Mount Mitchell (possibly a single storm record for North Carolina) 35 inches.
Injuriesnot availableDeathsnot available
Property Damage$50,000 to $500,000Crop Damagenot available
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