In the past 50 years there has only been one white Christmas in Eastern Carolina according to the National Weather Service.
That was in 1989. That storm wasn't on Christmas. The snow fell from December 22 -24. According to the National Weather Service's definition of a white Christmas, one inch must be on the ground on Christmas Day and it was in 1989. Most places on the coastal plain got a foot or more of snow that year. Just a few years ago in 2004 we got 1-2 inches of snow the day after Christmas.
"So what actually occurred we don't have any record of snow fall for Christmas. So it's kind of pretty rare occasion for us to get snow on that day," said Lara Pagano NOAA Meteorologist.