CHARELSTON, W.Va. — The highest snow total recorded officially by the National Weather Service from Thursday’s storm was in Canaan Heights at 15 inches of accumulation.
The weather service said Colt and Mill Creek each reported 14 inches. The Kanawha Valley got significantly more snow than usual.
“We actually got eight to ten inches over most of Kanawha County and the Charleston area. Here at the office we got 10.5 inches, which is a pretty significant amount,” said meteorologist Cara Gregg.
Charleston got a boost from the snowfall when a new band crossed the region Friday morning and put down another two inches or so. At one point during Thursday’s storm the snow was falling at a rate of an inch to an inch and a half an hour.
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Temperatures Friday weren’t expected to rise above freezing so the snow will stick around for a while, but it’s anticipated to start melting rapidly Saturday with highs expected in the 40s. Rainfall is in the forecast for Sunday which could crate local high water, but officials don’t expect any intense flooding as a result of the rain coupled with melting snow.
Other snowfall totals:
Buckhannon 11 inches
Charleston 10.5 inches
Clay 10 inches
Wayne 9.4 inches
Teays Valley 9.3 inches
Huntington 9.3 inches
Hamlin 9 inches
Logan 8.9 inches
Spencer 7 inches
Beckley 7 inches