A winter storm warning is in effect today for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory is in effect today for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
On March 24, 1989, low pressure off the coast of Virginia brought heavy rain to the Middle Atlantic Coast States, and heavy snow to the Northern Appalachians. Cape Hatteras was soaked with 5.20 inches of rain in 24 hours while Washington, North Carolina received 2.1 inches of rain. Snowfall totals in Vermont ranged up to 12 inches. Winds gusted to 52 mph at New York City.
One year later snowfall totals of 2.2 inches at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and 2.4 inches at Atlantic City, New Jersey were records for the date. Up to six inches of snow blanketed southern Ohio. In the Middle Atlantic Coast Region, snow coated the blossoms of cherry trees which had bloomed in 80 degree weather the previous week.
On this date in 1983 7 inches of snow fell in the Greenville/Washington area of Eastern North Carolina.