The Great Blizzard Of 2000 Dumped 24 Inches Of Snow On North Carolina

Some elevations in North Carolina’s mountains receive as much as 80 inches or snow (or more) each year. But for those living in the Piedmont and Coastal regions of the Tar Heel State, there is very little chance of seeing snowfall of that magnitude over the course of the winter season. In fact, if you live in those regions, you may actually wish for a little snow every now and then. This may have been the case on January 25, 2000, when an unexpected winter storm hit the Carolinas dumping as much as 24 inches in Raleigh and other amounts from Winston-Salem all the way to the coast in a 24-hour period.

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Do you remember this catastrophic storm that hit North Carolina 21 years ago, dumping snow nearly everywhere except the mountains? Did you make the most of the situation? If so, how?