NC’s Snowfall Up Significantly This Year

CHARLOTTE, NC — It’s almost the end of February, and this snow season has been plenty active in North Carolina. How big were snow totals? Well, take a look at the chart at the bottom of this post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Out of the 68 cities and regions in the Eastern United States included in the chart, Charlotte came in No. 62 with 4 inches of snow for the season. While that total is up significantly compared to the 1.1 inches it received last winter, it’s more in line with what forecasters consider the normal snowfall range for Charlotte of 3.6 inches. This year’s snowfall in the Queen City surpassed tat seen in Wilmington, N.C., Cape Hatteras and even Washington, D.C.

Erie, Pa. received 156.5 inches of snow this year, almost double it’s normal snowfall of 82.2 inches, NOAA said.

As far as the biggest discrepancy between normal snowfall and actual snowfall, Charleston, W.V., normally gets 28.3 inches by this point in the season, but so far has just 10.3 inches.

Here are this year’s snowfalls for North Carolina cities compared with their 2016-2017 totals:


Greensboro, NC — 9.7 inches this year, 8 inches last year Raleigh, NC — 7.3 inches this year, 0.5 inches last year Elizabeth City, NC — 6.8 inches this year, 1.2 inches last year New Bern, NC — 6 inches this year, 0.0 inches last year Charlotte, NC — 4 inches this year, 1.1 inches last year Wilmington, NC — 3.8 inches this year, trace last year Cape Hatteras, NC — 3.5 inches this year, 0.0 inches last year

Photo Credit: A general view of Bank of America stadium in the skyline of Uptown Charlotte in the snow on January 22, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. A major snowstorm is forecasted for the East Coast this weekend with some areas expected to receive up to 1-2 feet of snow. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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