Lake Wheeler

Winter Weather - Winter Storm Database

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Impact RegionEvent Start Date
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Snow, Sleet, Glaze1973-01-07
1973-01-09
Snow began in the western portions early on the 7th and spread eastward, ending in the northeast portion on the 9th. Mostly ice in the southeast and immediate coast, accumulations to three inches. Mostly snow elsewhere, accumulations in most areas four to seven inches, a few reports to nine inches...

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Snow, Wind1973-02-09
1973-02-10
One to one-and-one-half feet of snow in a little over 24 hours over most of fifteen southeastern counties, tapering off northward and westward to five or six inches Rocky Mount-Raleigh-Wadesboro line and to little or more northwest of Roxboro- Salisbury-Gastonia line. Greatest snow on record in ext...

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Freeze1973-05-18
1973-05-19
There was severe damage to most crops as the temperature dropped to 26 degrees Fahrenheit. $75,000 to $100,000 in damage was done to fruit trees and tomatoes.

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Snow Storm1973-12-16
1973-12-17
Snow covered many counties in the west with total snowfall over 10 inches. One woman froze to death in the Spring Lake area.

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Snow Storm1974-12-01
1974-12-02
Snow storm covered mountain counties in western North Carolina with 1 to 16 inches of snow. Lines down, roads closed, and schools closed. Some minor automobile accidents.

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Ice, Snow Storm1975-12-25
1975-12-26
The north central and western counties had an ice storm considered "the worst in 80 years." Up to 4 inches of snow in the mountains and this changed to freezing rain late on Christmas Day. Many power lines were down, trees damaged and there were many car accidents. Four deaths and 11 injured in t...

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Freeze1976-03-14
1976-03-15
About 80% of the peach crop wiped out or damaged by cold temperatures. Cost estimated at 5 to 6 million dollars. Also many flowers were damaged.

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Freeze1976-04-10
1976-04-11
Late freeze damaged most of the blueberry crop worth over 3 million dollars and other field crops including tobacco in Pender, Bladen, and Columbus counties.

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Snow1977-01-09
1977-01-10
A significant snowfall occurred over portions of western NC. The highest totals were in a strip through Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, and Avery Counties where 13-15 inches were reported.

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Freeze1977-01-10
1977-01-11
A man from Lands Creek died from exposure.
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