Weather in the Carolinas can occasionally get a little weird, but today might be one for the record books.
We saw our first major anomaly early this morning when a 2.5 magnitude earthquake struck the heart of South Carolina (possibly another aftershock from last week’s quake).
This quake was quickly followed up by a massive cold front that brought one of the weirdest mixes of extreme weather from the mountains to the coast (including a 45° temperature change from 25° in Boone to 70° in Wilmington).
Some parts of the mountains saw in excess of 1 foot of snowfall, while damaging winds and flooding devastated the piedmont, and storm surges and coastal flooding wreaked havoc on our coast.
Across our 2 states, we’re seeing thousands of downed trees, power outages, flooded roads, and dozens of tornado warnings.
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— siva (@PasupathyMano) January 3, 2022
855 AM 1/3/2022: We’re seeing reports of snow/sleet ❄️ mixing in across the North Carolina Piedmont near I-40.
We will continue to see the changeover towards snow as the system departs this morning. We may see a dusting on grassy and elevated surface for some of these areas.
— NWS GSP (@NWSGSP) January 3, 2022
Did you experience any weather anomalies this morning?
Do you still have power?