In January of 2016, Mt. Mitchell received a reported 41 inches of snowfall in a 24 hour period from 7am January 22nd to the same time on January 23rd.
However, that report was ruled incorrect by a state weather committee, who met for the first time in more than a decade.
The committee took a look at a variety of factors before lowering the recognized snowfall amount on North Carolina’s highest point.
No matter the current record, the story does go a long way to showing how easy it is for the areas in the Blue Ridge, especially Mt. Mitchell to receive quite a bit of snow in a short period. Any of our readers hiked the highest point east of the Mississippi in the snow?