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Ice Storm1986-12-01
09:00:00
1986-12-02
One of the worst ice storms in recent memory struck parts of Western NC. Watauga, Avery, Burke, and a small part of eastern Buncombe county were hit the hardest. Most of the damage was to power lines and poles. Some large radio and city antennas were also damaged. Numerous trees fell across the ...

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Snow1987-01-01
1987-01-01
January 1st saw accumulating snow in western North Carolina. The highest amounts measured up to 10 inches in southeastern Burke County, with surrounding areas accumulating up to 8 inches of snow. Most other areas received lesser amounts of 2 to 6 inches of snow.

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Snow1987-01-22
1987-01-23
This snow event brought a large amount of snow to western North Carolina, especially in the northwest corridor where up to 18 inches of snow accumulated. Other locations saw accumulating amounts of snow with anywhere from 8 to 12 inches being the norm.

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Snow, Ice Storm1987-01-25
17:00:00
1987-01-26
The third winter storm of the month caused heavy snow across the northern parts of the mountains, foothills, and piedmont. In the Northeast Piedmont and Northern Coastal Plain, most of the precipitation fell as sleet and freezing rain. This caused some damage to power lines, and minor structural d...

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Blizzard1987-02-08
17:00:00
1987-02-09
As a strong cold front passed, snow began falling, and with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph the northern mountain counties experienced blizzard conditions for several hours during the evening. The temperature fell dramatically, and as a result, wind chill values dropped to 30 to 50 degrees below ze...

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Ice Storm1987-02-16
00:00:00
1987-02-17
00:00:00
A major winter storm caused extensive damage across North Carolina. Most of the damage resulted from sleet which accumulated to depths ranging from 2 to 6 inches. The heaviest accumulations were in the northern parts of the northeast Piedmont and the northern Coastal Plain where 4 to 6 inches were...

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Snow, Sleet1987-02-27
05:00:00
1987-02-27
11:00:00
Heavy wet snow fell over a good portion of the state. Most places in areas which received snow reported 4 or 5 inches, but some spots in the northern mountains, foothills, and northwest Piedmont reported up to 10 inches. There were a few reports of roofs collapsing from the weight of the snow.

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Blizzard1987-04-04
18:00:00
1987-04-05
A spring storm became the biggest snow producer in North Carolina of the season. Wet, heavy snow began to fall early in the morning on the 3rd, and accumulated to as much as 2 feet in some areas. This snowfall left travelers on 1-40 between Asheville and the Tennessee line stranded for more than 2...

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Heavy Snow, Wind1987-12-29
08:00:00
1987-12-30
A winter storm produced up to 6 inches of snow at some locations in the Northern Mountains. This storm's most important feature in North Carolina was the high winds. Some sustained winds over 40 mph with gusts over 60 mph were reported. Power was interrupted to a great many people over the area, ...

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Ice Storm1988-01-03
12:00:00
1988-01-04
Freezing rain spread across central NC from south to north starting at mid day. There was widespread damage to power lines and property- the NC Insurance News Service reported $4.5 million in damage to homes and autos alone. The storm's effects lasted many days- some areas were without power for a...
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