Started: January 19, 1998 at 6 am EST
Ended: January 19, 1998 at 4 pm EST
|Low pressure intensifying off the South Carolina coast produced snow across much of east central North Carolina. Totals ranged from 4 inches in Martin and Pitt counties to a trace along the coast. Numerous accidents were reported as vehicles slid into ditches. A mother and her son were killed in a head-on collision on Highway 264 in Yeatsville (Beaufort County).
A soaking rain developed across central North Carolina during the overnight hours and gradually changed to snow. Two bands of heavy snow fell. The first band extended from Ansonville of the southern Piedmont northeast through Troy, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, and to Sanford. The second band stretched from Raleigh east through Zebulon, Bailey, Wilson, and Tarboro. Accumulations were in the 2 to 4 inch range with the most accumulations on grassy surfaces and in the trees. Warm ground temperatures, rain soaked ground, and air temperatures in the mid 30s throughout the storm limited snowfall totals significantly.
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