Winter Storm Database | Event Details

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Snow, Sleet, Glaze
Started: December 3, 1971 at 12 am EST
Ended: December 4, 1971 at 12 am EST
Early season snowstorm brought near-record amounts of one to two feet in the Mountains, 3-12 inches over most of the Piedmont, and some snow or sleet all the way to the coast at Wilmington. Many awnings and sheds were downed due to the weight of the ice and snow. Schools closed. Hundreds of weather-related traffic accidents and tie-ups, with six deaths and many injuries.
Injuriesnot availableDeathsnot available
Property Damage$50,000 to $500,000Crop Damage$5,000 to $50,000
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