CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A late shot of winter hits West Virginia. Snowfall brought a light dusting to an inch of accumulation Wednesday night into Thursday in the western lowlands of the Mountain State. However, there was significant accumulation across the mountains.
“Snowfall amounts from observers and the public shows anywhere from six to ten inches fell across the Northern Mountain Counties, generally above 3,000 feet,” said Meteorologist Nick Webb at the National Weather Serviced Bureau in Charleston.
The accumulations included six inches at Snowshoe, ten-inches at Kumbrabow State Forest in Randolph County, and an observer in eastern Tucker County recorded the storm total accumulation for Thursday morning at just over 8 inches.
According to Webb the system which delivered the snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning is moving out and in its wake will be a few leftover snow squalls which could drop another inch of two on the mountains and isolated parts of the western counties today.
Another system arrives Friday, but will be weaker and could deliver some snow, but as temperature rise Friday afternoon the snow will become rain, particularly in the southern coalfields of West Virginia. Webb said temperatures would drop again Friday night and bring additional snowfall.