New Bern Harbor

Winter Weather - Winter Storm Database

Cold, Snow, Sleet, Glaze
Started: January 7, 1970 at 12 am EST
Ended: January 11, 1970 at 12 am EST
Temperatures remained below freezing continuously for three or four days. Lowest was mostly zero to twenty below zero in the mountains, zero to ten above in the Piedmont and interior Coastal Plain, and ten to fifteen at the immediate coast. Unusual duration in intensity of the cold caused many breakdowns in power, water, and heating systems and fires due to furnace failure. A woman died in Gaston County on the 8th and a man in Harnett on the 11th, both from cold and exposure. Some livestock were lost along with some damage to winter grains and pastures. There was snow or ice cover in the mountains during the entire period. Many traffic accidents were due to slick roads and schools closed one or more days in several counties.
Injuries not available Deaths 2
Property Damage $50,000 to $500,000 Crop Damage $5,000 to $50,000
Weather Station Data

Freezing Rain