Winter Weather - Winter Storm Database

Snow, Sleet
Started: December 26, 2004 at 7 am EST
Ended: December 26, 2004 at 5 pm EST
A winter storm produced one to as much as five inches of snow across the coastal areas of northeast North Carolina. The snow caused hazardous driving conditions, which resulted in numerous accidents. Snow amounts were reported at South Mills in Camden county 5", Belvidere in Perquimans county 5", Edenton in Chowan county 4.5", Moyock in Currituck county 4.5", and Elizabeth City in Pasquotank county 2".

Low pressure developed over the Gulf of Mexico late Saturday afternoon and moved northeast across northern Florida late Saturday night, and up the Southeast U.S. coast on Sunday. A mixture of snow and sleet overspread the area from south to north late Saturday night and continued through early Sunday afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulated generally 3 to 6 inches across the Sandhills, eastern Piedmont, and Coastal Plain. Up to a quarter inch of ice accrued in the southern Coastal Plain.

The highest amounts were reported at Gatesville in Gates county 11", Sunbury in Gates county 11", Gates in Gates county 10", Ahoskie in Hertford county 9.5", Pendleton in Northampton county 8.5", Murfreesboro in Hertford county 8", Askewville in Bertie county 7.5", and Lasker in Northampton county 6".

A wintry mix of precipitation occurred along and west of Highway 17. Portions of Duplin, Lenoir, Greene, Pitt, Martin, and Washington counties received up to 5 inches snow. Freezing rain resulted in up to one quarter inch ice accumulations in western Beaufort, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Duplin counties.
NWS Summary Case Study from the NWS Raleigh
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Event Analysis from the National Weather Service in Raleigh
Weather Station Data

Freezing Rain