Record-setting March snowstorm: Do you remember?

As you might expect, the most likely time for measurable snow in eastern North Carolina is January & February. But we’ve seen major snowstorms in December, and a few as late as March. Perhaps one of the most unusual events was a storm system that developed near Florida just one week before the start of April, back in 1983.


Between March 24 and 25th, up to 9 inches of snow fell in the WNCT9 viewing area with totals approaching a foot farther south. Myrtle Beach SC picked up 7 inches with the storm. A few days earlier, residents of the Carolinas had enjoyed highs in the 70’s. The March 1983 snowstorm was a reminder that winter lasts through mid-March for a reason.


jerry-jackson Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson

(images courtesy of NWS and Charlotte Observer)


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