Winter Storm Event
Freezing Rain, Sleet, Snow
Started: January 18, 2007 at 5 am EST
Ended: January 18, 2007 at 1 pm EST
|Widespread light precipitation, mainly in the form of freezing rain, produced light ice accretion, mainly across the foothills and piedmont during the morning hours. Accretion was mainly confined to elevated surfaces, although some slick spots developed on bridges and overpasses. Quite a few traffic accidents occurred, especially in the Charlotte metro area and in the northern North Carolina foothills. A few sporadic power outages were reported. In some areas, mainly across the northwest piedmont, precipitation started out as a combination of sleet and snow, resulting in some light accumulations.
Snow moved into Central North Carolina just prior to sunrise on January 18th impacting local schools and morning commuters. Between one to two inches of snow fell across the area resulting in numerous accidents. About eight children were injured in Asheboro when a school bus over turned and two indirect deaths were reported near Goldsboro as a result of a single vehicle accident. Snow changed over to all rain by afternoon.
|NWS Summary||Case Study from the NWS Raleigh|
|Injuries||not available||Deaths||not available|
|Property Damage||not available||Crop Damage||not available|
|Event Analysis from the National Weather Service in Raleigh|
|Weather Station Data
Snow Sleet Freezing Rain Rain Mix
Back to the Winter Storm Database main page