From southern Mississippi to Nantucket, a moisture-laden winter storm brought heavy snow, torrential rain and damaging wind gusts Thursday and Thursday night.
From record warmth in South Carolina to record snowfall in Alabama, residents of the Southeast saw a wide variety of weather over a short amount of time.
Temperatures dropped (and jackets became necessary in a hurry) in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., from a record high of 75 to 43 overnight! Wilmington, N.C., and Melbourne, Fla., also had record highs followed by rapid temperature drops as a cold front swept offshore.
Although a relatively quick-hitter, this winter storm packed a punch, snarling travel in many places. Multi-hour backups were reported in Alabama, Virginia and West Virginia as heavy snowfall blinded motorists and made roads slick. Some travelers were stuck over 6 hours!
As the storm slides out into the Atlantic and dry, sunny weather returns to the Southeast, AccuWeather.com takes a look at some noteworthy tidbits.
Greensboro, N.C., saw its first snowfall of more than 2 inches since Christmas Day 2010.
The 0.7 of an inch of snow in Huntsville, Ala., was a new record, breaking the old record of 0.2 of an inch. It was also the first measurable snowfall in Huntsville since Feb. 9, 2011.
Birmingham, Ala., received 2.1 inches of snow on Thursday. This breaks the old record for the date of 1.0 inch set in 1948. According to AccuWeather Climatologist Jim Piro, "The last time Birmingham had greater than 2.0 inches of snow on a single calendar day was 3.0 inches on January 28, 2000."
West Virginia Totals:
Glen Lyn: 13.0"
Newport News: 1.0"
North Carolina Totals:
Grassy Creek: 12.0"
Bethel Hill: 5.0"
Oak Grove: 5.5"
New Bedford: 1.5"
Rhode Island Totals:
South Kingstown: 1.0"
Thundersnow was reported in many places including: Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Ala., eastern Tennessee, Greensboro, N.C., and close to Richmond, Va.
While most winds only gusted to a little more than 40 mph, some stronger gusts blew through northeastern S.C., and southeastern N.C., during the evening. Trees were reported down near Mullins, S.C., on State Highway 917 and mobile home damage occurred near Evergreen, N.C.
Other wind gusts:
Fayetteville, N.C.: 45 mph
Tyndall AFB, Fla.: 44 mph
Panama City, Fla.: 44 mph
Augusta, Ga.: 43 mph
Columbia, S.C.: 43 mph
Knoxville, Tenn. 8.01"
Chattanooga, Tenn. 5.78"
Blacksburg, W.Va. 5.21"
Roanoke, Va. 4.28"
Shelby, N.C. 2.98"
Clemson, S.C. 2.80"
Danville, Va. 2.51"
Anderson, S.C. 2.48"
Rutherford, N.C. 2.41"
Hickory N.C. 2.36"
Tranquil and seasonable conditions will return to the Southeast to close the week, but it is expected to turn chilly later in the weekend and early next week as arctic air dives south!
Thumbnail picture on the news rail shows snow in Nantucket, Mass., taken by Kristen Kellogg.
The Balkan Peninsula will get a taste of summer through the midweek.
Parts of this week will feel more like summer across the Midwest and Northeast with the warmest days of 2015 so far.
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Showers and thunderstorms will frequent the Central states this week with the risk of beneficial rain and also the potential for flooding and severe weather.
Severe winter weather played a major role in paltry U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of 2015, but hopes are high for an increase in spring and summer sales in regions that were gripped by a long winter.
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Late season snowstorm; up to 8" at Potter and Armstrong counties.
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