December 5th Snowstorm Totals

An upper low over the Gulf Coast States March 1st moved northeast across central North Carolina and into the Delmarva region by early on March 2nd. The surface low over South Carolina moved north along the N.C. Coast during this time. The best lift moved from North Carolina by early afternoon on Sunday, March 1st, pushing rapidly north into the eastern 2/3rds of our county warning area from the Mountain Empire east. Snow was observed as far east as the foothills, with warmer temperatures keeping precipitation as rain from Mount Airy and North Wilkesboro eastward until dark. There was a break in the coverage of precipitation during the evening of March 1st, before the upper low moved into the area setting up across the eastern 3/4ths of the county warning area. As the low moved off the Mid-Atlantic coast on the morning of March 2nd, snow ended quickly from southwest to northeast.

Snowfall Totals
Snow Totals March 1st-2nd, 2009

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE SNOWFALL
OF MARCH 1ST AND 2ND, 2009.



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

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


NORTH CAROLINA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
   SPARTA                 9.5   855 AM   3/2   4 S SPARTA
   SPARTA                 8.5   700 AM   3/2   3.5 SW - COCORAHS
   SPARTA                 8.0   535 AM   3/2   DISPATCH

...ASHE COUNTY...
   JEFFERSON             11.0   707 AM   3/2   PUBLIC
   CRESTON                8.5   700 AM   3/2   3 SW CRESTON COCORAHS

...CASWELL COUNTY...
   YANCEYVILLE            5.0   515 AM   3/2   CASWELL COUNTY DISPATCH    
   GATEWOOD               4.0  1100 AM   3/2               
   PELHAM                 3.5   200 AM   3/2  

...ROCKINGHAM COUNTY...
   REIDSVILLE             6.0  1100 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   STONEVILLE             5.0  1100 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE

...STOKES COUNTY...
   SANDY RIDGE            6.0  1019 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE
   PINNACLE               5.5  1000 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE
   DANBURY                5.0  1000 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE
   KING                   4.0  1100 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE
   PINE HALL              4.0   700 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   LAWSONVILLE            3.0  1000 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER

...SURRY COUNTY...
   SHOALS                 7.0   456 AM   3/2   TREES DOWN FROM SNOW
   DOBSON                 5.5   900 AM   3/2  
   MOUNT AIRY             3.0  1013 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   ELKIN                  2.0  1014 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER

...WATAUGA COUNTY...
   BLOWING ROCK          12.0   853 AM   3/2   3 N - SORRENTO MTN
   BOONE                 11.0  1024 PM   3/1  
   MEAT CAMP              8.3   700 AM   3/2   COCORAHS

...WILKES COUNTY...
   WILKESBORO             5.0   531 AM   3/2   WILKES COUNTY DISPATCH

...YADKIN COUNTY...
   EAST BEND              5.5  1130 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE          
   YADKINVILLE            5.0  1100 AM   3/2   LONE HICKORY FIRE DEPT.    
   BOONVILLE              4.0  1122 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER    
   YADKINVILLE            4.0   335 AM   3/2  

VIRGINIA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
   COVINGTON              4.0   757 AM   3/2   4 E - SKYWARN
   CLIFTON FORGE          3.0   942 AM   3/2   EM

...AMHERST COUNTY...
   MADISON HEIGHTS       12.0   932 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   AMHERST                9.0   700 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER       
   MONROE                 8.0   932 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER    

...APPOMATTOX COUNTY...
   APPOMATTOX            10.0   913 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   STONEWALL             10.0   856 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER

...BATH COUNTY...
   MILLBORO               5.5  1017 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   HOT SPRINGS            4.0  1118 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   WARM SPRINGS           2.5   344 AM   3/2  

...BEDFORD COUNTY...
   HUDDLESTON            14.0   900 AM   3/2  
   FOREST                 9.0   859 AM   3/2   3 N FOREST
   STEWARTSVILLE          7.5  1007 AM   3/2   4 WEST
   FOREST                 7.0   420 AM   3/2   PUBLIC 
   STEWARTSVILLE          6.5   602 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   MONETA                 6.1   700 AM   3/2   4.5 SSW - COCORAHS
   GOODE                  5.0   933 AM   3/2  
   GOODVIEW               4.4   108 AM   3/2  
   BIG ISLAND             3.5   700 AM   3/2   3 W - COCORAHS

...BOTETOURT COUNTY...
   BLUE RIDGE             9.0   630 AM   3/2   VIA WDBJ
   BUCHANAN               8.0  1000 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   DALEVILLE              7.5   645 AM   3/2   VIA WDBJ
   EAGLE ROCK             4.0   953 AM   3/2   VDOT                  
   TRINITY                4.0  1014 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER    

...BUCKINGHAM COUNTY...
   DILLWYN               10.5   907 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   MOUNT RUSH             9.0   658 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   BUCKINGHAM             6.5   906 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER

...CAMPBELL COUNTY...
   BOCOCK                12.0  1016 AM   3/2   PUBLIC
   TIMBERLAKE            11.5   916 AM   3/2   WSET
   GLADYS                10.0  1100 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER 
   ALTAVISTA              7.0  1100 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER     

...CARROLL COUNTY...
   HILLSVILLE            12.0   635 AM   3/2   VIA WDBJ
   FANCY GAP              8.0   944 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE     

...CHARLOTTE COUNTY...
   CULLEN                12.0   848 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   PHENIX                11.0   848 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   KEYSVILLE              9.0   847 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   BARNES JUNCTION        5.0   846 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   WYLLIESBURG            3.5   848 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER

...CITY OF BUENA VISTA...
   BUENA VISTA            7.5   830 AM   3/2   7 ENE NEAR BRP

...CITY OF DANVILLE...
   DANVILLE               5.0   600 AM   3/2   SNOWFALL OBSERVER
   NEW DESIGN             4.0   249 AM   3/2  

...CITY OF GALAX...
   GALAX                 12.0   944 AM   3/2   4 SE GALAX     

...CITY OF LEXINGTON...
   LEXINGTON              2.0  1121 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER

...CITY OF LYNCHBURG...
   LYNCHBURG             10.5   535 AM   3/2   1 SW - FT HILL POST OFF    
   LYNCHBURG             10.0   623 AM   3/2   WSET    
   LYNCHBURG             10.0   821 AM   3/2   4 S LYH - PUBLIC    

...CITY OF MARTINSVILLE...
   MARTINSVILLE           4.0   222 AM   3/2  

...CITY OF RADFORD...
   RADFORD                5.6   655 AM   3/2  

...CITY OF ROANOKE...
   ROANOKE                9.0   730 AM   3/2   3 SW ROANOKE
   ROANOKE                9.0  1000 AM   3/2   3 SW - SKYWARN        
   ROANOKE                7.0   648 AM   3/2   WDBJ    

...CITY OF SALEM...
   SALEM                  4.5   630 AM   3/2   W. SALEM - WDBJ

...CRAIG COUNTY...
   PAINT BANK             4.5   926 AM   3/2   PUBLIC
   NEW CASTLE             4.0   933 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER

...FLOYD COUNTY...
   INDIAN VALLEY         10.8  1000 AM   3/2   PUBLIC
   FLOYD                  9.5   850 AM   3/2   CHECK
   FLOYD                  9.0   915 AM   3/2  
   WILLIS                 9.0   225 AM   3/2  
   TERRYS FORK            7.8  1154 PM   3/1   IN CHECK

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
   PENHOOK                9.0   900 AM   3/2  
   ROCKY MOUNT            8.5   755 AM   3/2   3 SE - COCORAHS
   BOONES MILL            8.0  1100 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE
   FERRUM                 8.0  1100 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE

...GILES COUNTY...
   NEWPORT                4.0   923 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE
   PEARISBURG             3.5   925 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   STAFFORDSVILLE         1.0   923 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE
   GLEN LYN               0.5   919 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE
   NARROWS                0.5   922 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE

...GRAYSON COUNTY...
   INDEPENDENCE           5.8  1000 AM   3/2   5 NE INDEPENDENCE

...HALIFAX COUNTY...
   CATAWBA                7.0   931 AM   3/2   VOL. FIRE DEPT.
   SOUTH BOSTON           6.0   925 AM   3/2   POLICE
   HALIFAX                5.0   926 AM   3/2   POLICE

...HENRY COUNTY...
   COLLINSVILLE          10.0   830 AM   3/2   SKYWARN
   BASSETT                8.0   114 AM   3/2  
   FIELDALE               8.0  1100 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE
   RIDGEWAY               8.0  1100 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   AXTON                  6.5   628 AM   3/2   PUBLIC
   HORSE PASTURE          6.0   109 AM   3/2  

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   PILOT                 11.8   730 AM   3/2   1 W PILOT - SKYWARN
   CHRISTIANSBURG        11.0   856 AM   3/2  
   CHRISTIANSBURG         9.0   445 AM   3/2   3 S CHRISTIANSBURG 
   RINER                  9.0   611 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   ELLISTON               8.6   730 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   BLACKSBURG             8.5   801 AM   3/2   NWS OFFICE            
   BLACKSBURG             7.0   522 AM   3/2   2 NE BLACKSBURG       
   SHAWSVILLE             4.0  1233 AM   3/2   IN CROCKETT SPRINGS

...PATRICK COUNTY...
   VESTA                  8.0   953 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE
   WOOLWINE               6.0  1115 PM   3/1  
   STUART                 4.5  1010 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER    

...PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY...
   MOTLEY                 9.0   816 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   CALLANDS               8.0   750 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   CHATHAM                8.0   704 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   RINGGOLD               6.5   745 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   WOODLAKE PARK          5.6   715 AM   3/2   4.3 SUNDAY...1.3 TODAY

...PULASKI COUNTY...
   SNOWVILLE             10.0   730 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   NEW RIVER              8.0   715 AM   3/2   COCORAHS
   SHILOH                 8.0  1042 AM   3/2  
   PULASKI                6.0   927 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE
   DUBLIN                 2.0   931 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER

...ROANOKE COUNTY...
   CLEARBROOK             7.5  1000 AM   3/2  
   WRIGHT                 6.5   910 AM   3/2   NEAR FRANKLIN CO. LINE
   BENT MOUNTAIN          6.0  1014 PM   3/1  
   VINTON                 4.5   400 AM   3/2  
   CATAWBA                3.5   930 AM   3/2   EM
   GLENVAR                2.0  1028 PM   3/1  

...ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY...
   COLLIERSTOWN           6.0   700 AM   3/2   PUBLIC
   RAPHINE                5.5   715 AM   3/2   PUBLIC
   FAIRFIELD              5.0  1129 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   EAST LEXINGTON         3.0  1120 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER    

...SMYTH COUNTY...
   MARION                 1.2   836 AM   3/2   SKYWARN SPOTTER

...TAZEWELL COUNTY...
   BLUEFIELD              1.5   451 AM   3/2   BLUEFIELD POLICE
   TAZEWELL               1.0   450 AM   3/2   TAZEWELL COUNTY 911
   RICHLANDS              0.5   445 AM   3/2   POLICE

...WYTHE COUNTY...
   AUSTINVILLE           10.5   609 AM   3/2   PUBLIC

WEST VIRGINIA

...MERCER COUNTY...
   BLUEFIELD              3.0   913 AM   3/2   WARNING POINT
   PRINCETON              1.5   911 AM   3/2   WVDOT
   FLAT TOP               1.0   913 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE

...MONROE COUNTY...
   GAP MILLS              3.0   909 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE
   LINDSIDE               1.0   910 AM   3/2   POST OFFICE

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