Early Season Snowstorm Blasts Southern U.S.

This winter’s fast and furious start across the central and eastern United States has continued as the calendar flipped to December. This time, it was the southern states’ turn to take the brunt of winter’s wrath. An impressive early season storm brought heavy snow and ice stretching from Texas to Virginia this past weekend. As of Tuesday, Lubbock, Texas measured 10.5 inches of snow, more than the 9 inches the city averages in an entire season. Father east, Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina measured 7.0 inches of snow, it’s 3rd largest December snowstorm on record and more than its yearly average of 5.9 inches. Richmond, Virginia, meanwhile, recorded 11.5 inches of snow, it’s largest snowfall this early in the season and its largest December snowstorm since 1908.

Source: BBC

Source: BBC

But the very heaviest snow fell in the Appalachian Mountains .Some places, such as Busick, North Carolina, reported a staggering 34 inches of snow. Over 300,000 customers across the southeastern U.S. were without power early Monday, most of those in North Carolina.  Fortunately for the snow-weary region, no more winter storms are in the forecast for the near future.