In 1985, North Carolina Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes This Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild

Winter in North Carolina can bring a variety of extremes. Some years, it’s not at all unusual for it to be sixty degrees on day, and then the next day it’s freezing and snowing. This year has already ushered in some much anticipated snow to many parts of the Tar Heel State – both in places you’d expect and in others where it’s not so common. But so far this year looks downright mild compared to the arctic freeze that plunged North Carolina’s temperatures to a record low in 1985.

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The arctic freeze of 1985 broke records all over the Southeast. Numerous record lows were broken across the state of North Carolina. Do you remember the “freeze of the century?” On another note, North Carolina’s snowiest town, Beech Mountain, is waking up this morning to six new inches of snow. Did you get any new snow where you are?

To refresh your memory on the 2018 winter weather predictions from the Farmers’ Almanac, read on.