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Last Updated on October 7, 2011 12:16 pm

The National Weather Service is now saying last weekend's snow (Oct 1) is now the earliest measurable snow in the state's history.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
207 PM EDT THU OCT 6 2011

…PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT…

…EARLIEST SEASONAL MEASURABLE SNOW IN NORTH CAROLINA…

THE NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVER ON BEECH MOUNTAIN… NORTH CAROLINA
RECORDED ONE HALF (0.5) INCH OF SNOW THAT OCCURRED BETWEEN 10 AM AND
NOON ON SATURDAY MORNING… OCTOBER 1ST… 2011. THAT IS THE
EARLIEST MEASURABLE AUTUMN SNOW ON RECORD AT A NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OBSERVATION SITE IN NORTH CAROLINA.

THIS SNOWFALL REPORT WAS ENTERED ON THE OBSERVERS OBSERVATION
RECORD FOR OCTOBER 2ND BECAUSE THE SNOWFALL OCCURRED AFTER HIS DAILY
REPORTING TIME OF 7AM ON OCTOBER 1ST. COOPERATIVE OBSERVER REPORTS
INCLUDE DATA FOR THE LAST 24 HOURS…TYPICALLY FROM 7 AM THE
PREVIOUS DAY TO 7 AM THE DAY OF THE REPORT.

THE PREVIOUS EARLIEST FALL AND WINTER SEASON MEASURABLE SNOW IN
NORTH CAROLINA WAS FOUR (4.0) INCHES AT MT. MITCHELL ON THE 5TH OF
OCTOBER 1980.

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