National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Snow and Some Ice Affect Southern Virginia and North Carolina, March 6th-7th

 

Low pressure tracked out of Gulf of Mexico, to just off the coast of the Carolinas, during the 6th-7th. At the same time, an upper low slowly tracked across Georgia and South Carolina, while a deformation zone set up over northwest North Carolina, and southwest Virginia. This storm presented a sharp cut-off in precipitation across the northern fringe. Result was 6-8" snow (some sleet) in western North Carolina...with 2-6" across the piedmont of North Carolina and foothills and piedmont of Virginia generally south of U.S. Highway 460, and about an inch up to Highway 460. A little bit of ice fell over southside Virginia into the piedmont of Northwest North Carolina. Snowfall/Ice Totals table below.

 

Snowfall Accumulations from March 6-7

 

Ice Amounts from March 6-7, 2014 storm

 



********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                     SNOWFALL           OF 
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

NORTH CAROLINA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
   SPARTA                 7.0  1045 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   ROARING GAP            7.0   926 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   KINGS CREEK            5.0   830 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   5 SSW SPARTA           4.5   718 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   ENNICE                 4.3   535 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   LAUREL SPRINGS         4.0   540 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   7 S GALAX              4.0   738 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...ASHE COUNTY...
   WEST JEFFERSON         7.0   939 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   FLEETWOOD              5.5   958 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BEAVER CREEK           5.0   704 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   GLENDALE SPRINGS       5.0   735 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   1 ESE WEST JEFFERSON   4.8  1100 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   CRUMPLER               3.5   954 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   GRASSY CREEK           3.5   825 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   JEFFERSON              3.0   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   CRESTON                3.0   954 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   4 ENE GLENDALE SPRIN   1.5  1045 PM  3/06  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...CASWELL COUNTY...
   1 NE CAMP SPRINGS      6.0  1224 PM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        
   5 WSW YANCEYVILLE      4.3  1220 PM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        
   YANCEYVILLE            4.0   948 AM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        
   2 NE CAMP SPRINGS      4.0   839 AM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        
   PROVIDENCE             4.0  1021 AM  3/07  MIXED PCPN              
   5 W YANCEYVILLE        3.1   712 AM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        
   PROSPECT HILL          1.0  1253 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  

...ROCKINGHAM COUNTY...
   REIDSVILLE             6.0  1000 AM  3/07  A LOT OF SLEET          
   EDEN                   6.0  1231 PM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        
   MAYODAN                5.5  1045 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   9 S RIDGEWAY           4.5   944 AM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        
   2 S WENTWORTH          3.9   555 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   MADISON                3.0  1201 PM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   1 W LAWSONVILLE        3.0   750 AM  3/07  MIXED PCPN              

...STOKES COUNTY...
   WALNUT COVE            4.0   921 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   DANBURY                2.2   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   KING                   2.0   850 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                

...SURRY COUNTY...
   LOW GAP                6.0   938 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   MOUNT AIRY             5.0   629 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   PILOT MOUNTAIN         4.0   812 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   SILOAM                 3.0   959 AM  3/07  LIGHT GLAZE OF ICE      
   DOBSON                 3.0   531 AM  3/07  STILL SNOWING HEAVILY   

...WATAUGA COUNTY...
   BLOWING ROCK           8.5   907 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   RUTHERWOOD             8.5   822 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   DEEP GAP               8.2   756 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BOONE                  7.0  1200 PM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   TODD                   6.0   837 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BEECH MOUNTAIN         5.0   955 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   AHO                    5.0   822 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   1 WSW FOSCOE           3.1   726 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   VALLE CRUCIS           3.0   754 AM  3/07  VERY WET SNOW           

...WILKES COUNTY...
   MORAVIAN FALLS         7.5   819 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   WILKESBORO             7.0   857 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BOOMER                 7.0   937 AM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        
   2 SE NORTH WILKESBOR   6.5   641 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   NORTH WILKESBORO       6.5   704 AM  3/07  STILL MODERATE SNOW     
   3 E HAYS               5.0   945 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   MILLERS CREEK          5.0   600 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   HAYS                   5.0   640 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   PURLEAR                4.5   858 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   ROARING RIVER          4.5   609 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   MULBERRY               4.5   530 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  

...YADKIN COUNTY...
   JONESVILLE             4.0   914 AM  3/07  AMATEUR RADIO           

VIRGINIA

...AMHERST COUNTY...
   2 NE BEVERLYTOWN       0.6   700 AM  3/07  PEDLAR DAM              
   7 ENE BUENA VISTA      0.4   750 AM  3/07  MIXED PCPN              

...BEDFORD COUNTY...
   HUDDLESTON             5.0  1158 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   GOODVIEW               2.5   927 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   STEWARTSVILLE          2.5  1035 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   MONETA                 2.0   614 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   FOREST                 0.5   945 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BIG ISLAND             0.5   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   3 WSW TANGLEWOOD       0.5   716 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   BEDFORD                0.3   500 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...BUCKINGHAM COUNTY...
   BUCKINGHAM             0.1   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          

...CAMPBELL COUNTY...
   RUSTBURG                 T   604 AM  3/07  COATING OF SLEET        

...CARROLL COUNTY...
   HILLSVILLE             5.0  1000 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   PIPERS GAP             5.0  1158 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   4 NW HILLSVILLE        3.8   857 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   GLADESBORO             3.0   915 AM  3/07  AMATEUR RADIO           
   HEBRON                 2.5   903 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...CHARLOTTE COUNTY...
   CHARLOTTE COURT HOUS   1.0   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          

...CITY OF BUENA VISTA...
   BUENA VISTA            0.3   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          

...CITY OF DANVILLE...
   2 W DANVILLE           3.8  1130 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   DANVILLE               2.8   804 AM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        
   1 SSE DANVILLE CITY    1.3   130 AM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        

...CITY OF GALAX...
   GALAX                  3.0   913 AM  3/07  AMATEUR RADIO           

...CITY OF LEXINGTON...
   LEXINGTON              0.1   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          

...CITY OF LYNCHBURG...
   LYNCHBURG              0.4   717 AM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        

...CITY OF MARTINSVILLE...
   MARTINSVILLE           7.0  1148 AM  3/07  EMERGENCY MNGR          

...CITY OF RADFORD...
   RADFORD                1.0   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          

...CITY OF ROANOKE...
   ROANOKE                1.0  1134 AM  3/07  WDBJ7                   
   1 S ROANOKE            1.0   448 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  

...CITY OF SALEM...
   SALEM                  1.0   526 AM  3/07  ALSO SOME MIXED PCPN    

...FLOYD COUNTY...
   1 E CONNERS GROVE      5.0  1050 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   FLOYD                  4.0   815 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   CHECK                  3.2   915 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   7 NNW FLOYD            2.3   801 AM  3/07  NWS EMPLOYEE            
   COPPER HILL            2.0   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   WILLIS                 1.9   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
   3 W VASHTI             5.0  1052 AM  3/07  NWS EMPLOYEE            
   SNOW CREEK             4.8  1019 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   ROCKY MOUNT            4.0   849 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   FERRUM                 4.0   611 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   5 W FERRUM             3.0   603 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   4 NE ROCKY MOUNT       3.0   610 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BOONES MILL            2.0   619 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   SCRUGGS                1.0  1210 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  

...GILES COUNTY...
   STAFFORDSVILLE         1.0   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   PEARISBURG             0.5   935 AM  3/07  NWS EMPLOYEE            

...GRAYSON COUNTY...
   3 SW GALAX             7.0  1037 AM  3/07  EMERGENCY MNGR          
   ELK CREEK              3.0  1010 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   FRIES                  2.0   500 AM  3/07  SLEET SNOW MIX          

...HALIFAX COUNTY...
   4 ENE CODY             4.5   624 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   SOUTH BOSTON           1.8  1138 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  

...HENRY COUNTY...
   BASSETT                7.0  1248 PM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   COLLINSVILLE           4.5  1054 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   CHRISTIANSBURG         1.5   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   LAFAYETTE              1.1   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   3 S CHRISTIANSBURG     1.0   730 AM  3/07  NWS EMPLOYEE            
   1 S MOUNT TABOR VILL   1.0  1051 AM  3/07  NWS EMPLOYEE            
   MERRIMAC               1.0   938 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BLACKSBURG             0.9   700 AM  3/07  NWS OFFICE              
   2 ENE BLACKSBURG       0.8   834 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  

...PATRICK COUNTY...
   10 NE STUART           5.5   811 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   2 W STONES STORE       5.3  1008 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   STUART                 5.0  1113 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   WOOLWINE               4.0   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   MEADOWS OF DAN         4.0   909 AM  3/07  MIXED PCPN              
   10 N STUART            3.0   334 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY...
   RINGGOLD               5.5   631 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   CHATHAM                4.1   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   BLAIRS                 3.0   958 AM  3/07  MIXED PCPN              
   MOUNT HERMON           2.0   553 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...PULASKI COUNTY...
   2 S SNOWVILLE          1.8  1151 AM  3/07  PCPN  HAS ENDED         
   PULASKI                1.0   535 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  

...ROANOKE COUNTY...
   BENT MOUNTAIN          3.0   957 AM  3/07  ALL SNOW                
   4 N BOONES MILL        2.0  1242 PM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   3 ESE CAVE SPRING      2.0  1254 PM  3/07  NEWSPAPER               
   HOLLINS                1.0   549 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  

...ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY...
   GLASGOW                0.5   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   RAPHINE                0.5  1114 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  

...SMYTH COUNTY...
   SALTVILLE                T   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          

...TAZEWELL COUNTY...
   BURKES GARDEN            T   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          

...WYTHE COUNTY...
   AUSTINVILLE            3.5   638 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   WYTHEVILLE             3.0   520 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   IVANHOE                1.5   511 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  

WEST VIRGINIA

...MERCER COUNTY...
   BLUEFIELD                T   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          


***********************STORM TOTAL ICE***********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                          ICE           OF 
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

NORTH CAROLINA

...CASWELL COUNTY...
   YANCEYVILLE           0.20   947 AM  3/07  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS        
   5 W YANCEYVILLE       0.10   714 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   1 NE CAMP SPRINGS     0.10  1224 PM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER