Pilot Mountain

Winter Weather - Winter Storm Database

Ice, Snow Storm
Started: December 25, 1975 at 12 am EST
Ended: December 26, 1975 at 12 am EST
The north central and western counties had an ice storm considered "the worst in 80 years." Up to 4 inches of snow in the mountains and this changed to freezing rain late on Christmas Day. Many power lines were down, trees damaged and there were many car accidents. Four deaths and 11 injured in the automobile accidents caused by icy roads. Watauga, Ashe, Avery, and Alleghany Counties were hit hardest.
Injuries 11 Deaths 4
Property Damage $50,000 to $500,000 Crop Damage not available
Weather Station Data

Freezing Rain