Winter Storm Database | Event Details

Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain, Rain
Started: February 25, 2015 at 5 pm EST
Ended: February 26, 2015 at 10 am EST

After the significant snowfall that fell across the mountains on the morning of the 24th, an area of low pressure moving along the Gulf Coast spread yet another round of snow across the southern Appalachians during the evening of the 25th. The snow was heavy at times, and quickly accumulated. Heavy accumulations were reported in many areas by late evening. By the time the snow tapered off during the early morning of the 26th, total accumulations ranged from 4 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts across the mountains.


As a low pressure system tracked along the southeast coast, wintry precipitation spread into Central North Carolina. A winter storm warning was issued for the majority of the area, with the exception of a few counties in the extreme southeast where a winter weather advisory was needed. Much of the warning area received 2-4 inches of snow and sleet, with the northern third tier of counties receiving 7-9 inches. In addition, a some locations received a thin glaze of ice on top of the snow. Precipitation amounts decreased towards the south, with the southern tier of counties only received a trace of snow and sleet. The heavy, wet snow caused extensive power outages in many of the hardest hit counties, with some power outages extending beyond 24 hours.

Coastal Plain:

Intensifying low pressure tracking from the Gulf of Mexico northeast and off the southeast and mid atlantic coast produced between two inches and ten inches of snow across northeast North Carolina from late Wednesday night, February 25th through Thursday morning, February 26th.
SCO Blog Post SummaryRapid Reaction: More Mixed Precipitation Blankets NC
Injuriesnot availableDeathsnot available
Property Damageup to $9,500,000Crop Damagenot available
Atmospheric MapsLarge-scale maps of 500 mb Heights, Jet Stream Winds, and Sea Level Pressure from this event
Event Analysis from the National Weather Service in Raleigh
Weather Station Data

Freezing Rain