Major winter storm had great impact on the weather across the Carolinas during the late 1980s. A storm in the eastern United States produced heavy rain over the Carolinas and heavy snow in the southern Appalachians and piedmont region. Five inches of rain left four feet of water in the streets of Greenville SC. Snowfall totals in southwestern Virginia ranged up to 20 inches. Just two years later another strong storm hit the same general area. Heavy rain and snow prevailed in the Southeast in 1989 from a winter storm. Up to eight inches of snow blanketed north central Tennessee, and snowfall totals in western North Carolina ranged up to 14 inches at Mount Mitchell.