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Picturing The Past: Weather Records Reveal Number Of Snowy Christmases


December 18, 2017

Courtesy Photo

Snowy scene from the past on West Main Street, early 1920s.

The State Climate Office of North Carolina has operated through the University of North Carolina system for more than 40 years. Since 1980 it has been under the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at N.C. State University.

Their website,, offers a wide range of information related to our weather. Many of the records date back to 1870, although for Transylvania County record keeping begin in 1902.

The Weather Extreme database is searchable by location and date. It includes high and low temperatures, temperature changes, and warmest and coldest weather...

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