Storm in the South and East Summary and an EarthquakeFebruary 15th, 2014 at 2:38 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
There are a couple pictures from local NBC affiliates in Columbia SC and Raleigh NC. Here’s a summary of the snow, ice and sleet reports. The storm resulted in over 700,000 customers losing electricity and over 7,000 flights cancelled (at one point 5% of all flights in the Lower 48 states). The highest snow totals were 28.5″ at Pilot VA, 27.5″ Mt. Storm WV, 26″ at Glyndon MD and 25.8″ at Jewett NY. The storm hit the big east coast cities: Roanoke VA 21.0″, Allentown/Bethlehem PA 18.8″, Central Park NYC 12.5″, Baltimore 12.3″, Philadelphia 11.1″, Washington DC 9.0″, Oak Ridge TN (where my mother and sister are) 8.6″, Greensburo NC 7.0″. The storm produce up to 3″ of sleet in South Carolina and up to an inch of freezing rain from E. Texas thru N. Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and into the Carolinas. Cullman AL (where 2 of the my kids first swam on their own – at the Holiday Inn indoor pool and where my dad was stranded for two weeks during WWII when the train the soldiers were riding derailed). The Atlanta GA schools have now had eight “snow days”.
Also, an Earthquake struck Friday evening near Edgefield SC, near the Georgia border. It registered a 4.1 magnitude. It was felt over a large portion of Georgia and the Carolinas. Looks like it was about 3 miles underground.