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NWS: Hamlet tops central N.C. snowfall totals

Snow blankets Rockingham for the second consecutive Saturday. Hamlet received more snow than any other areas in central North Carolina.
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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County woke up to a blanket of snow for the second consecutive Saturday.

Also for the second weekend, accumulation totals were on the higher end — and even surpassed — what was forecast to fall.

Ahead of the snow, which moved into the area early Saturday morning, the National Weather Service predicted Richmond County would receive 1-2 inches.

RO readers reported an average of 2-3 inches from the Wolf Pit area to Rockingham to Derby.

According to the NWS, Hamlet was the top spot for snow in central North Carolina with an official snowfall of 3.5 inches.

However, RO readers Hannah Smith and Dewey Dunn recorded nearly 4 inches on Freeman Mill Road and N.C. 177, respectively.

Many areas in the Piedmont saw 2 inches or less, according to the NWS.

Even most of the mountain region recorded less than three inches of snow, with the exception of western Swain, Haywood and Madison counties receiving 8-14 inches along the Tennessee border.

With subfreezing temperatures, the main concern Saturday night is black ice, especially on secondary roads.


Overnight temps are expected to drop into the upper teens. Wind chills could remain in the teens early Sunday with the high reaching 47. Wind gusts could be as high as 20 mph.

See reader submitted photos in the gallery below.


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