A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties from 6pm Thursday through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning brought the first flurries of the season for Eastern Carolina, along with some new records.
A November 12th snow dusted some communities, but as temperatures dipped low they did not get low enough for road issues.
While overnight temperatures Tuesday got to the lower or middle 30s, WITN Meteorologist Jim Howard said ground temperatures did not get cold enough to make any of the snow stick.
The National Weather Service in Newport says the early snowfall broke three records in the area. Snow Hill's previous record for the earliest trace of snow was November 14, 1905. Belhaven's old record was November 26th, 1950, while Williamston had a previous record of November 14th, 1963.
Records in some other cities remain in tact. Those include Greenville's of November 09, 1913, Kinston for November 11th, 1987 and Washington's one hundred-10 year record of November 06, 1903.
Department of Transportation crews said Tuesday they would be on standby in the event the winter weather impacted driving conditions. However, with a light rain forecasted, officials opted not to brine roads, saying it would likely just wash away.
Overnight flurries swept over Greenville, New Bern, and further south into Jacksonville.
Viewers reported seeing snow piling up on decks from Washington County while some found enough snow to craft a snowball in Morehead City.
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