The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

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February 10, 2014

More snow headed our way

TARBORO — Forecasters have predicted snow to fall in Edgecombe once again on another Tuesday.

A meteorologist for the National Weather Service (NWS) has predicted snow late Tuesday and scattered through Thursday.

A spokeswoman at the NWS said a winter storm will produce a mixture of snow, sleet and rain. "There is no way of knowing how much accumulation at this time," she said. "We will be able to update as time goes on."

Late Tuesday night on Jan. 28, to the following day, Edgecombe was blanketed with approximately four inches of snow. The accumulation cause Edgecombe County Schools to close the remainder of the week.

Roads were cleared by Feb. 3 and schools were reopened.

Snowfall this year has been above normal. Thursday night Edgecombe County residents woke up to find a light snow had covered the ground.

The first snowfall occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 21 when approximately one inch of snow accumulated in the county. School was cancelled for North East Carolina Prep students on that day while ECPS students missed two days.

On the following Tuesday, the county was blanketed with the four inches of snow.

Although there was no snow predicted on Tuesday, Jan. 7, below freezing temperatures made it a weather fiasco. Temperatures reached the single digits and caused Edgecombe County Public Schools to delay for three hours.

The spokeswoman for the NWS said there is no rhyme or reason why Tuesdays have caused weather concerns over the last few weeks. "It's just a total coincidence she said.

In the threat of inclement weather, parents are advised to monitor the local news station and the ECPS and NECP website as well as The Daily Southerner website and Facebook page.

 

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