::Snow Appeared In Triangle On Saturday
By The Raleigh Chronicle Staff
Monday, April 9, 2007
WAKE COUNTY - This past Easter weekend, some Wake County residents awoke on Saturday morning to strong winds, cold temperatures, and even a trace of snow in some areas.
The snow was very light and in most areas in the sunshine, it had melted by mid-morning but some snow that was in the shade stayed throughout the day. Still, any snow at all was surprising to most North Carolina residents this late in the year.
Temperatures were abnormally cold for April and on Saturday night, lows were down near 26 degrees, making it a hard freeze that affected many flowering plants throughout the area.
Strong winds buffeted the Triangle as well, making an excursion outside feel more like a walk in a winter wonderland rather than a spring jaunt on Easter weekend.
According to weather forecasts on television, Asheville and other areas in the mountains experienced record lows over the weekend as temperatures were even colder at higher elevations.
With Monday's high temperature back near 60 degrees, the weather will return to normal later this week as high's continue to climb into the high 60's.
However, with the cold snap over the weekend, many will remember this past Easter weekend as a reminder of past cold winter weather rather than a preview of spring days to come. . ::