Eastern North Carolina was in the 60s for the first full day of spring in 2008 but that was not the case in 1990. A severe cold outbreak hit much of the Eastern United States in 1990. Freezing temperatures damaged 62 percent of the peach crop in upstate South Carolina, and 72 percent of the peach crop in the ridge area of South Carolina. Elkins, West Virginia was the cold spot in the nation with a morning low of 16 degrees. Just one week earlier Elkins had reached a record high of 82 degrees.