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Event Details

Event Heavy Snow
State NORTH CAROLINA
County/Area CASWELL
WFO RNK
Report Source Department of Highways
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-12-18 13:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2009-12-19 10:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Low pressure tracked from the northeast Gulf coast early on December 18th reaching a position near Alma, Georgia as a 997 mb low by Friday the 18th at 5 PM EST. The storm continued moving northeast and deepened to a 986 mb low near Cape Hatteras by 10 AM December 19th. Heavy snow began around midday on the 18th and snows rapidly accumulated to warning criteria levels by late afternoon or early evening in all of the North Carolina counties. All forms of travel were rendered extremely difficult for several days due to this storm and numerous vehicle accidents were reported. Final snow totals ranged from about 5 inches in Caswell County to 17 inches in parts of Ashe County. This was the biggest snowstorm to affect northwest North Carolina since the January 6-8th, 1996 storm.
Event Narrative Snowfall ranged from 5 to 6 inches across the county, with the highest totals in the northwest. Travel remained very difficult throughout the storm.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKES (ZONE) WILKES (ZONE) NC 12/18/2009 09:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLEGHANY (ZONE) ALLEGHANY (ZONE) NC 12/18/2009 09:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATAUGA (ZONE) WATAUGA (ZONE) NC 12/18/2009 09:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ASHE (ZONE) ASHE (ZONE) NC 12/18/2009 09:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SURRY (ZONE) SURRY (ZONE) NC 12/18/2009 10:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YADKIN (ZONE) YADKIN (ZONE) NC 12/18/2009 10:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKINGHAM (ZONE) ROCKINGHAM (ZONE) NC 12/18/2009 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CASWELL (ZONE) CASWELL (ZONE) NC 12/18/2009 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STOKES (ZONE) STOKES (ZONE) NC 12/18/2009 13:00 EST-5 Heavy Snow 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K