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My older cousin sank in the snow in the March '93 superstorm in NW GA back when he was very young!

My favorite has been 1/28/14 because of the rarity of the situation that unfolded at the location I was at and because it caused such a mess around the southeast. It was so cold while it was snowing and the snow started to show more on the roads/rooftops/sidewalks before the grass (where it ended up freezing roads). I remember trying to walk and slipping and falling on the road.
 
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My older cousin sank in the snow in the March '93 superstorm in NW GA back when he was very young!

My favorite has been 1/28/14 because of the rarity of the situation that unfolded at the location I was at and because it caused such a mess around the southeast. It was so cold while it was snowing and the snow started to show more on the roads/rooftops/sidewalks before the grass (where it ended up freezing roads). I remember trying to walk and slipping and falling on the road.
From what I remember didn’t the local TV mets in Atlanta pretty much dismiss the city having any significant impacts despite the fact that the NWS had issued a WSW?
 

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My worst is easy, March 1st 2010. Let's see 992mb low in perfect spot, 850s below zero and probably 1.5" of QPF and a nasty 1-2C layer from 900mb to the surface. I still hate that storm. It is still more hated than missing the big blow in Jan 2011 and missing out completely in Feb 2015.
 

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My older cousin sank in the snow in the March '93 superstorm in NW GA back when he was very young!

My favorite has been 1/28/14 because of the rarity of the situation that unfolded at the location I was at and because it caused such a mess around the southeast. It was so cold while it was snowing and the snow started to show more on the roads/rooftops/sidewalks before the grass (where it ended up freezing roads). I remember trying to walk and slipping and falling on the road.
I had some help when my car slid sideways off the road at 30mph and I still was able to drive through that yard and get back on the road. No doubt.
 
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My worst is easy, March 1st 2010. Let's see 992mb low in perfect spot, 850s below zero and probably 1.5" of QPF and a nasty 1-2C layer from 900mb to the surface. I still hate that storm. It is still more hated than missing the big blow in Jan 2011 and missing out completely in Feb 2015.
Yeah but didnt you get dumped on just a few weeks prior in Feb 2010 ?
 
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Surprised nobody has mentioned the March 1, 2009 ULL. I remember how weird it looked on the radar that afternoon to watch the radar and see the rain changing to snow from SW to NE. We had heavy sleet just long enough during the changeover to make the grass a little crunchy and coat the road with a layer of slush. Then when the snow started it piled up fast even with the temperature just above freezing. I ended up with 8 inches of paste that actually stuck around for a couple days which is unusual for March
 
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Surprised nobody has mentioned the March 1, 2009 ULL. I remember how weird it looked on the radar that afternoon to watch the radar and see the rain changing to snow from SW to NE. We had heavy sleet just long enough during the changeover to make the grass a little crunchy and coat the road with a layer of slush. Then when the snow started it piled up fast even with the temperature just above freezing. I ended up with 8 inches of paste that actually stuck around for a couple days which is unusual for March
I hated that storm. Probably my least favorite of all time. We had thundersnow for hours but it only accumulated to maybe 1/2". I hate March snows !
 
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I hated that storm. Probably my least favorite of all time. We had thundersnow for hours but it only accumulated to maybe 1/2". I hate March snows !
What part of the Atlanta area did you live at? Living here in Conyers, we got about 6 inches of snow on the ground and had thundersnow for a couple of hours. It was crazy. A deformation band set up between where I am up through Athens. One of the rare times where living east of the city yields more snow than the west.
 
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What part of the Atlanta area did you live at? Living here in Conyers, we got about 6 inches of snow on the ground and had thundersnow for a couple of hours. It was crazy. A deformation band set up between where I am up through Athens. One of the rare times where living east of the city yields more snow than the west.
Carrollton. Rome didnt get much of anything I dont think.
 
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I’ll put this up just because of the rarity of it. This was the view from my front yard looking towards the bottom of the hill. I was fortunate enough to be in the heaviest band on this past April 2 here in southern Union County. This was the first time that I had ever seen snow in April and it was the only accumulating snow we saw all last winter. Needless to say after seeing this 2.5 inches fall during the day in April, I’ll never buy into snow not being able to stick due to sun angle or ground temps. ED728090-3AC6-467C-9C4D-42871C1CCDDB.jpeg
 
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What part of the Atlanta area did you live at? Living here in Conyers, we got about 6 inches of snow on the ground and had thundersnow for a couple of hours. It was crazy. A deformation band set up between where I am up through Athens. One of the rare times where living east of the city yields more snow than the west.
I got just over 4 inches from that storm. Automatic favorite because it’s the only storm I’ve witnessed thunder snow since. I loved that storm. The one that followed a year later in March 2010 sucked. Hours of moderate snow only to get a sloppy 1/2 inch or less that melted quickly.
 
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My top 5 storm rankings for CHA (have lived here as an adult since 1989):

1-- March '93 24 inches in my backyard(multiple measurements averaged)
2-- Jan 2011.. snowed in the upper teens, a beautiful 8 to 9 inches, stayed around for days...
3-- Feb 1996.. we missed on the huge snow totals, but got 4+ inches of ice, sleet and snow. The cold was intense, teens in the day, down to -2 in my backyard. Best sledding weather I've ever seen here.
4-- Jan 2010.. didn't snow as much, around 6 inches, but was our first big storm in over a decade. Made a snowman and took pictures every day until it melted completely about 5 days later.
5-- Feb 2014.. 7 to 8 inches of tree dropping paste. Wettest and heaviest snow I've ever seen. Still amazed the power never went out.

Honorable mention... Feb 2015, 8.8 inches.
 
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I've stated this a couple times, but my favorite storm was the Jan 6-7 1996 storm. I got nearly 6" of sleet. It was so compact you would walk right on top without breaking through (it was cool being 6" taller). A week after the storm, Capital Blvd going south into Raleigh still had only one lane open (..really hard to plow that much sleet). I've had bigger all snow storms, but that was the most fun.

Now if we're talking about the best storm to track, that was the Christmas storm of 2010 (for obvious reasons). Models got wind of the storm early and we were able to track it right to the event (which didn't fail us).
 
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Here are some pics I found of my favorites.

December 2010 was the single greatest snowfall I have ever seen. Ironically, I was visiting family where I now live!
This is the only image I could find of the snowstorm. I remember measuring 14 inches in several spots. We had several days of NW flow snow on top of the storm. Was my first real taste of a huge snowstorm! I was sold ever since!

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This was the January 2016 snow/ice event in Raleigh. I was in Northeastern Wake County and got 2 inches of snow with .4 glaze on top. I remember being so mad because we sat at 32.2 and rain for whole event but looking back it was an epic storm. Power went out mid-afternoon and was off on campus for an entire day. college students stuck on campus with absolutely no power... haha Good storm.

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Probably my favorite winter "period" would be January 1-10, 2018. I remember we were below 32 most of those days. The January 3-4 storm was an absolute MONSTER for Eastern NC with near blizzard conditions in NE NC. To this day I've never seen a radar or satellite presentation as impressive as this. It was an absolute bomb.

Dropped a solid 5 inches in my backyard.

Also this storm dumped us into the coldest temps I've ever experienced with -4 in Greenville, NC which is absurd. Snow was on the ground for a week. School was out for an entire week. It's the only time I ever had to make up school on a Saturday due to snow.
Also the rivers and sounds froze over for the first time in years. My grandparents sent me the picture of the Neuse River. That is the most ice they have seen on the river besides one time years and years ago when my grandpa said he walked out a few hundred feet on ice.

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Some of my All time Favorites were,

4. February 24, 2015 Day i signed on my house. What better way to move into a house than with 6" of snow.​
3. December 8-10, 2018 I know. This one is a sore subject for most, but i got over a foot. Had 16" before the sleet and ZR hit.​
2. December 2009. I had Just moved to NC from Florida. My girlfriend (At the time) had just moved to Knoxville, and i was going to go visit her that weekend. I remember them calling for snow, but i thought I could make it. I was new, and didn't understand how snow worked, or the weather behind the systems. I got stuck on 40 around Old Fort for 2-3 hours while the snow continued to pile up. Was finally diverted around off the interstate, and headed back east on 40. I was going to go back to Morganton where i had a hotel for the night. It was the closest Hotel i could find. While heading back east, got stuck again around Marion for another hour from a semi that lost control. When they cleared that up, there was an Ambulance about 3 or so cars in front of me, that was stuck. Turns out, guy was in the ambulance on his way to Duke. He was on the Donor list waiting for an organ (i don't remember which) to become available, and he got a call. He only had like 6 hours to make it there. Everyone got out of their cars< (including myself) and we pushed the Ambulance free. Where the Semi had gone off road, 2 NCDOT Plows had lined up and were waiting on ambulance to escort it. That was a scary, fun, and rewarding snow storm.​
1. January 2-3 2002. I was 15, and still lived in Florida. Came up for Christmas break to stay with my dad for the holiday. We had walked to a friend of my dad's house who had kids our age. They had forcasted like 1-3 inches and i was just excited to see that. I remember wanting to stay up to watch it snow. Might have been the first time i would have actually watched it snow. After watching it snow from the friends house, we were walking back around midnight and there was already 4" on the ground, and it was still coming down hard. You could tell the 1-3" was a bust, and it was going to bust hard! But the best part was my father, my brother, and i played catch in the backyard for over an hour in the snow. I was cold and wet, but i didn't care because i was playing catch with my dad in the snow.​
 
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My top 5 storm rankings for CHA (have lived here as an adult since 1989):

1-- March '93 24 inches in my backyard(multiple measurements averaged)
2-- Jan 2011.. snowed in the upper teens, a beautiful 8 to 9 inches, stayed around for days...
3-- Feb 1996.. we missed on the huge snow totals, but got 4+ inches of ice, sleet and snow. The cold was intense, teens in the day, down to -2 in my backyard. Best sledding weather I've ever seen here.
4-- Jan 2010.. didn't snow as much, around 6 inches, but was our first big storm in over a decade. Made a snowman and took pictures every day until it melted completely about 5 days later.
5-- Feb 2014.. 7 to 8 inches of tree dropping paste. Wettest and heaviest snow I've ever seen. Still amazed the power never went out.

Honorable mention... Feb 2015, 8.8 inches.
If you had moved a tad earlier you would have certainly enjoyed this goodie. 10"+ and stayed on the ground for nearly 2 weeks, too. :)

 

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Might be taboo because I am a transplant from Maryland but all of my memorable storms are from up that way. Lots of big ones but the February 2010 storms are the most memorable. We had 34" on Feb 6th
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Then 2 days later another 22" from this overperformer
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Was pretty amazing to actually be in the bullseye and this is probably more memorable because I was much more into tracking storms at the point and watched it unfold. I moved to NC after that season and really not too much that is memorable has happened winter weather wise at my house SE of Raleigh in the almost decade I've lived here.
 
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I know its early but here are some of my early predictions:

Birmingham: 18"
Atlanta:14"
Chattanooga: 22"
Greenville: 16"
Macon: 4" snow with 1" sleet/zr
Charlotte: 15"
Columbia: 6" with 1/2" ice/zr
Nashville: 10"
Haven't seen a 10"+ winter or single snow event in KCLT of that magnitude since 2003-04.

The strongest, coldest CAD events around here have been known to drop up to 8-10" before the inevitable IP/ZR changeover, hopefully something like that occurs next week. Some of the MSLP maps I've seen from the ECMWF given me flashbacks to this multi-day CAD event in mid-December 1930 that I analyzed a few years ago. Nearly a foot of snow fell in Charlotte before precip changed to IP, Raleigh observed primarily sleet & 6" of it. Snow/sleet totals practically doubled between about RDU airport & central Durham county.

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I'd love to see us get something that break my North Carolina snowfall record from January 2016 storm - 14" in Asheville.

Three storms in New Hampshire surpassed this record in single winter - 14" (1/4/18), 19" (3/8/18), and 24" (3/13/18). Yes, I saw 43" in a single week once... resulting in maximum snow depth of 28"... that'll never happen to me again o_O
 
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Haven't seen a 10"+ winter or single snow event in KCLT of that magnitude since 2003-04.

The strongest, coldest CAD events around here have been known to drop up to 8-10" before the inevitable IP/ZR changeover, hopefully something like that occurs next week. Some of the MSLP maps I've seen from the ECMWF given me flashbacks to this multi-day CAD event in mid-December 1930 that I analyzed a few years ago. Nearly a foot of snow fell in Charlotte before precip changed to IP, Raleigh observed primarily sleet & 6" of it. Snow/sleet totals practically doubled between about RDU airport & central Durham county.

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This is probably the storm that my grandmother told us about when I was growing up. It’s the time period it would have been. She said that the 13 inches that was on the ground in Concord was just like hardened concrete because of all the sleet and ice that fell with it. It stayed cold after the storm right on through Christmas and very little of it melted before Christmas Day.
 
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The eastern NC Dec 3rd 2000 bombing we got. Cantore was setup in Raleigh as they were the bullseye. The storm slid east and we got a whopping 17 inches at my dads house. It was such a sharp cutoff at 95 that cantor had partly cloudy skies and flurries while we took a beating.
 
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You must be toon young to remember this heartbreaker too


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We had 17 inches in Greenville. That 6-8 is so off its not even funny. I measured on my dads elevated aluminum jonboat that had an inch or 2 inches of melt on the bottom and 14 inches of good snow. Was a beast of a storm.
 

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We had 17 inches in Greenville. That 6-8 is so off its not even funny. I measured on my dads elevated aluminum jonboat that had an inch or 2 inches of melt on the bottom and 14 inches of good snow. Was a beast of a storm.
I think this is the one I chased into Wendell. The sun was poking out in Raleigh with a heavy snow squall line to the east. It looked just like a lake effect snow band with the low cloud base.


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