The November 3, 1999 Snow Event
An unusually strong upper level area of low pressure crossed the North Carolina Mountains during the early morning hours Wednesday, 3 November 1999. Numerous snow showers fell across most of the mountains. Accumulations ranged from a trace at lower elevations to a few inches above 3500 feet. Here are some totals:
A 500 mb chart from the overnight hours is shown below. This probably will not mean much to non-meteorologists, but notice the very cold temperatures (-29 to -33 degrees Celsius) over Tennessee and Kentucky. Temperatures are the upper left most numbers on each station plot.