February 8, 1995 - Heavy Snow Event over Northeastern North Carolina

During the early morning hours of February 8, 1995 a quickly moving but rapidly intensifying area of low pressure crossed Eastern North Carolina dumping 4 to 8 inches of snow in a narrow 30-50 NM wide swath extending from Bertie County to the Northern Outer Banks of North Carolina. The town of Corolla, North Carolina reported 8 inches of snow. Elizabeth City reported 6 inches (see map above). This storm was relatively unforecast. However, a closer inspection of Quasi-geostrophic diagnostics and a new forecast technique to forecast heavy snow indicated a storm which would have been well forecast. Several papers were written up for this event by staff members of NWSO Wakefield. They are as follows....

Eastern Region Technical Attachment - August 1995 - "The use of new forecast techniques to diagnose a heavy snow event over northeastern North Carolina - 8 February 1995 - Wayne Albright and Hugh Cobb.

Central Region Winter Weather Workshop - 22 September 1995 - "The use of new forecast techniques to diagnose a heavy snow event within Wakefield NWSO area of responsibility" - Wayne Albright and Hugh Cobb