GREENSBORO, NC — What’s the Earliest Snowfall in Triad History? It’s a good question. In fact, some of you have seen snowplows out and about in Winston-Salem getting their practice runs in for the season yet to come.
The WFMY News 2 Weather Team looked back at our records to find out. As it turns out, there has never been an October snowfall here in the Piedmont. To look at the records, we’ll break it down into two categories: snowflakes flying in the air and measurable snowfall (which must be at least a tenth of an inch).
Let’s start with flakes in the air. In 1954, the climate records show a “trace” of snow on November 1st.