March Can Be A Snowy Month In North Carolina

There have been several episodes of extreme weather in March and it can even be the snowiest month of year at times. In 1927 one of the largest snow storms in history hit the Southeast, including North Carolina. Two to three feet of snow fell from an early March storm in Eastern North Carolina. In 1960 much of state received snow from three different storms during the first half of March. Most recently, the blizzard of March, 1980 is remembered as one of the most powerful snow storms on record. From 20 to 30 inches of snow fell on the first weekend of March that included temperatures well below 20 degrees and winds that gusted to over 50 mph. Snow drifts were 6 to 10 feet high in places.

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