Record-Breaking Christmas Day Snowfall For Triad

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  • Snow Totals For December 25-26, 2010
  • Snowfall Totals for December 25-26, 2010
  • Snow Reports for December 25-26, 2010

Greensboro, NC -- A rare Christmas Day snow storm crushed the previous record for snowfall ever recorded at the Piedmont Triad International Airport for December 25th.

Snow began accumulating around midday Christmas and continued to fall through Saturday afternoon and into the overnight.

The previous record for Christmas snowfall in the Triad was 2.8 inches set in 1947. The recent Christmas snow storm nearly doubled the old record producing 4.2 inches by midnight Saturday night. This storm makes 2010 now the "whitest" Christmas ever recorded in history for the Triad.

The snow continued to fall across the area into Sunday morning before eventually tapering off over most locations by midday.

Total snow accumulations around the Piedmont ranged from 5 inches in Randolph County to more than 7 inches in parts of Alamance, Caswell and Davie counties. 

The most recent report out of PTIA is 4.8 inches for the entire storm. Oak Ridge, Summerfield and other communities in northwestern Guilford County, however, reported up to 7 inches of snow.

Communities in the western Foothills also woke up to at least a half foot of snow Sunday morning.  Reports out of North Wilkesboro indicate 7.5 inches of snow fell before the storm ended.

A few flurries could still be possible earlier on Sunday afternoon with an otherwise cloudy sky. High temperatures Sunday will be near freezing.

The winds will begin to increase through Sunday night and into the day on Monday. Temperatures near 20 Sunday night combined with the winds could drop wind chill values into the single digits.

Monday will be partly sunny and breezy with high temperatures once again only near 32 degrees.

WFMY News 2

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