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A little Saturday snowstorm

 

Ray Gora  / Lincoln TImes-News With Saturday temperatures hovering around freezing, some areas of Lincoln County received little snow accumulation, but others saw a bit more pile up. Snow drifted down throughout the day, sometimes just flurries and sometimes heavy bursts of big wet flakes, as seen above in downtown Lincolnton. Some parts of the state reported up to 4 inches.

Ray Gora / Lincoln TImes-News
With Saturday temperatures hovering around freezing, some areas of Lincoln County received little snow accumulation, but others saw a bit more pile up. Snow drifted down throughout the day, sometimes just flurries and sometimes heavy bursts of big wet flakes, as seen above in downtown Lincolnton. Some parts of the state reported up to 4 inches.

Dusting not meant to last

 

Staff and wire reports

Any patches of snow and ice left over from Saturday’s accumulation that survived the sunshine on an otherwise chilly Sunday will likely be gone by the end of Monday as high temperatures are expected to hit the mid-50s.

Although evidence of the latest snowfall will soon be gone,  weather experts say the system that passed through on Saturday spread a dusting of snow across much of North Carolina.

Authorities blamed icy roads and drunken driving for one fatal wreck in Charlotte, but for the most part, the frozen precipitation caused few power outages and disruptions.

The snow made it to areas that missed the first two storms in North Carolina this winter.

Nearly four inches of snow fell in Charlotte in that city’s first measurable snow since 2011. Wilmington also reported snow for the first time in two years.

Authorities reported icy patches on roads before sunrise Sunday.

But with the forecast calling for sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 30 or lower 40s, the ice was expected to melt without causing too many more problems.

Lincoln Times-News staff and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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