Rain changed to snow across much of eastern North Carolina on Tuesday night. Areas along and west of Highway 17 received anywhere from 1 to 4 inches before it ended. Many locations have gotten about twice the amount of normal snowfall we usually get. For example, the WITN Weather Station has averaged about 4 inches of snow yearly. This year we've received 8.5 inches of snow. It is rare to get snow after the first week of March but I've seen significant snow even after spring begins around March 21. In 1983 much of eastern North Carolina received 4 to 8 inches of snow on March 24 and 25. Believe it or not, it snowed almost 2 inches at the WITN Weather Station on April 10, 1989. I think many of us are now looking forward to some warmer weather. By Sunday, some areas should hit the lower 60s. Maybe winter is finally coming to an end although March is one of those months that can take two steps forward and one step back.