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Snow totals revealed

South Fourth Street in Murfreesboro appears as a winter wonderland after this past weekend’s snowfall. Staff Photo by Amanda VanDerBroek

How much snow actually did fall in the Roanoke-Chowan area Christmas night and Sunday?

According to the National Service Office in Wakefield, Va., that depends on your exact location.

The storm’s bulls eye appeared to be in the Aulander area, basically east and southeast of town where the NWS estimated 11 inches fell.

In an egg shaped circle around that area, a swath of snow totaled in the 8-to-10 inch range in places such as Ahoskie, Powellsville, Askewville, Windsor, Lewiston-Woodville, Kelford, Roxobel and just east of Woodland.

Heavy snow (at least eight inches) fell in Rich Square, Lasker, Conway, Pendleton, Murfreesboro, Como, Winton Cofield, Harrellsville and Merry Hill.

Lesser amounts (4-to-6 inches) were estimated westward in a line from Jackson to Seaboard.

No matter how much fell in your neighborhood, it resulted in the first White Christmas in decades in the local area.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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