‘Historic storm’ to dump more than a foot of snow on North Carolina

  • Could see half-a-million power outages, warns Duke Energy
  • Some parts of the state will be hammered by a year’s worth of snow in one weekend.
  • “Impossible” travel conditions.
  • Welcome to the new Grand Solar Minimum.


A “severe winter storm” is about to hit parts of North Carolina this weekend, warns Ed Vallee, head meteorologist at Vallee Weather Consulting.

It is going to be an “historic storm in parts of NC and VA, says Vallee.

A wide area of the state could receive twelve plus inches (30 cm+) of snow, which is more than the seasonal normal snowfall in many areas outside of the mountains.”


As much as 18 inches of snow (45 cm) could hit Charlotte, NC,  says the National Weather Service, warning that widespread and extended power outages are possible.

“The amount of snow that could fall on western North Carolina, that’s not something you see every day,” said Nick Vita, a meteorologist with Commodity Weather Group. The heaviest snowfall should be from about 2 a.m. Sunday until mid-afternoon.

On Thursday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency over the impending snowstorm.

State emergency management officials urged residents to stockpile food and water for three days, and to keep batteries on hand for flashlights and radios in case power is lost.




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December 8, 2018 at 04:59PM

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