The PJ Tatler

Global Warming hits North Carolina

(Winston-Salem Journal) BEECH MOUNTAIN

Last weekend’s snow in the North Carolina mountains was the earliest measurable snowfall ever recorded in North Carolina.

The National Weather Service says a half-inch of snow was recorded on Beech Mountain on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Forecasters say the earliest recorded snow before this year came on Oct. 5, 1980, when 4 inches of snow fell on Mount Mitchell.