Kure Beach (pronounced "CURE-ee") is located on the Atlantic Coast of Southeastern North Carolina, 18 miles south of the historic city of Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. The town is situated between the Cape Fear River to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
The Kure Beach fishing pier is one of North Carolina's oldest. It is 712 feet in length and has recently been rebuilt and restored.
Kure Beach was incorporated in 1947 when it was a "T" city with K Avenue running down the center of town from east to west, and U.S. 421 going north and south creating a "T".
Kure Beach was a major part of the Civil War battle fought at Fort Fisher in 1865. Hans Kure purchased 900 acres at Federal Point back in 1885 and in 1923 L. C. Kure built the first public fishing pier on the island.
In the 1930's the Dow Chemical Plant was built and operated in Kure Beach for many years. During World War II the Shipyard in Wilmington increased the population of Kure Beach. The Fort Fisher Air Force Base was to the South of the town and served as an Anti-Aircraft Training center in the 1940's.
After the war many vacation homes were constructed in the area forcing Kure Beach to seek Incorporation in 1946.
The eastern half of the state was underwater, and giant megalodon sharks roamed the waters.
On land, there were wooly mammoths and mastodons. Archaeologists believe the first Native Americans crossed into the New World from Siberia some 12,000 to 10,000 years ago.
ca. 40,000-15,000 B.C.; People migrate to North America from Asia at irregular intervals by way of the Bering Land Bridge.
10,000-8000 B.C.; Paleo-Indian-period American Indians are nomadic and hunt large animals for food. They also eat small game and wild plants. They leave no evidence of permanent dwellings in North Carolina.
2,500 BC - 100 BC; Gulf Formational Period of Indian culture with increasing sophistication in ceramic development with tempered pottery.
1,000 B.C.-A.D. 1550; Woodland-culture American Indians settle in permanent locations, usually beside streams, and practice a mixed subsistence lifestyle of hunting, gathering, and some agriculture. They create pottery and also develop elaborate funeral procedures, such as building mounds, to honor their dead.
A.D. 700-1550; Mississippian-culture American Indians create large political units called chiefdoms, uniting people under stronger leadership than the Woodland cultures have. Towns become larger and last longer. People construct flat-topped, pyramidal mounds to serve as foundations for temples, mortuaries, chiefs' houses, and other important buildings. Towns are usually situated beside streams and surrounded by defensive structures. The Etowah Indian Mounds just west of the confluence of Pumpkinvine Creek and the Etowah River south of Cartersville, GA, are an example of the mounds built during this period.
Approximately 30 Native American tribes are scattered across North Carolina. Chief among these are the Cherokee, the Catawba, the Tuscarora, and the Croatans. Native Americans build the Town Creek Indian Mound.
1540: Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto explores the southwestern part of the state in search of gold.
Sir Walter Raleigh
sends several shiploads of people to establish the New World's first English colony on North Carolina's Roanoke Island. The colonists are forced to return to England due to hardships.
1590 - White returns to Roanoke to find that the settlers have all disappeared. The word "CROATOAN" is found carved into a tree. The fate of "The Lost Colony" remains one of the state's most enduring mysteries.
1607; First permanent English colony in North America established at Jamestown, VA.
1767, June 29: The Townshend Revenue Act passed by Parliament. The Act imposes duties on tea, glass, paint, oil, lead and paper imported into the colonies. The estimated revenue is £40,000 per annum. Charles Townsend, is Chancellor of the Exchequer. Townshend said, "These colonies are children of the mother country. They were planted by our care and nurtured by us. They will not grudge us their mite to help with the heavy burden we bear. "James Habersham warns the British, "If you persist in your right to tax the colonists, you will drive them to rebellion."
1770, January 19-20: The battle of Golden Hill, New York, is the first clash between British forces and colonists.
1770, March 5: Boston Massacre. British troops fire into a rioting mob killing five men and wounding six. Three men die instantly and two die later of wounds. The British Captain and his men are tried for murder and acquitted. The prosecutor is Robert Treat Paine and the defense attorneys are John Adams and Josiah Quincy II.
1781 Dec; When news reaches London of Washington´s defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown, the British Parliament resolves to bring the war to an end.
1783: The Treaty of Paris is signed formally ending the American War of Independence. The United States was bounded by British Canada on the north, Spanish Florida on the south, and the Mississippi River on the west.
1789: November 21: North Carolina becomes the 12th state of the United States of America.
1837: The US Government establishes a mint in Charlotte, NC. All gold coinage coming from this mint has a "C" mint mark. The mint operated until October 1861 when the Confederate Government converted the mint into a hospital and military office space. 
1845: James Polk becomes the 11th president of the United States.
1848, February 2; The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed. The treaty established the U.S. - Mexican border of the Rio Grande River, and ceded to the United States the present-day states of California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, most of Arizona and Colorado, and parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wyoming. In return, Mexico received US $18,250,000 ($461,725,000 )-less than half the amount the U.S. had attempted to offer Mexico for the land before the opening of hostilities-and the U.S. agreed to assume $3.25-million ($82,225,000 ) in debts that the Mexican government owed to U.S. citizens. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo specified that, language and cultural rights of the existing inhabitants being considered as inviolable.[Ref]
1848: Gold is discovered in California. The gold is easier to recover in California so the focus of gold mining moves out of North Carolina. 
1868, July 4; North Carolina is readmitted to the Union.
Late 1800s: The textile and furniture industries grow rapidly in North Carolina.
1892, October 5; The Women´s College at Greensboro opened. It is the first and only public university in North Carolina founded for the purpose of educating women. Men were admitted in 1963 and today the collage is named the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
1918, November 11: Armistice Day. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Germany signs an armistice with the Allies. The war is officially over. More than 8.5 million have been killed and over twice as many wounded from across the globe. New technology has been created, America has risen to prominence as an economic power and new countries are forming in Europe and the Middle East.
The beginning of the Great Depression in the United States is associated with the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. The depression had devastating effects in both the industrialized countries and those which exported raw materials.
The New Deal is the title President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to a sequence of programs and promises he initiated between 1933 and 1938 with the goal of giving relief, reform and recovery to the people and economy of the United States during the Great Depression.
1935, October 3; The Second Italo-Abyssinian War. Italian armed forces from Eritrea invaded Ethiopia without a declaration of war. In response Ethiopia declares war on Italy. On October 7, the League of Nations declared Italy to be the aggressor, and started the slow process of imposing limited sanctions on Italy.
September 16: Second consignment of SS-4 MRBMs and SS-5s with a 4,000 kilometer-range (2,400 statute miles) arrived in Cuba.
October 1: Four attack submarines -- B-4, B-36, B-59, and B-130--of the Soviet Sixty-Ninth Submarine Brigade depart from Sayda Bay, near Murmank, heading for Mariel Bay, Cuba. The submarines are of the "Foxtrot" (F-class) category, as designated by NATO. Armed with nuclear-tipped torpedoes and supplied with tropical clothing, the submarines and their crews have orders to sail covertly to Cuba and establish a base at Mariel.
October 22: President John F. Kennedy delivers a televised address announcing the discovery of the missile installations. He proclaimed that the United States would "...regard any nuclear missile launched from the island of Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States, requiring a full retaliatory response..." He also placed a naval "quarantine" on Cuba to prevent further Soviet shipments of military weapons from arriving there.
October 24: Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara informs President Kennedy that a Soviet submarine is close to two Soviet ships that the U.S. Navy intends to intercept. He stresses the danger of the situation, but assures Kennedy that the Navy is prepared. The USS Essex group was instructed to block the progress of the submarine and was authorized to use "small explosives" if necessary. Unbeknownst to the Navy, the submarine carried a nuclear-tipped torpedo with orders that allowed its use if the submarine was "hulled" . At 10:25 a.m. John McCone received an intelligence message and announced that the ships had gone dead in the water.
October 28: a new message from Nikita Khrushchev is broadcast on Radio Moscow. Khrushchev stated "the Soviet government, in addition to previously issued instructions on the cessation of further work at the building sites for the weapons, has issued a new order on the dismantling of the weapons which you describe as 'offensive' and their crating and return to the Soviet Union."
Although there had been attempts to settle the Cape Fear region in the 1600s, the first permanent English settlers established themselves in the area in the 1720s. The town of Wilmington was incorporated in 1739. A number of the first settlers of the region came from South Carolina and Barbados. Slavery came early to the region, as landowners used slave labor to exploit the region's natural resources. The forest provided the region's major industries through the 18th and most of the 19th century: naval stores and lumber fueled the economy both before and after the American Revolution.
Monthly average highs and low temperatures and the average amount of precipitation for Kure Beach, NC. Data from Southport 5 N Weather station, 6.45 miles from Kure Beach.
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The climate in Kure Beach, NC, climate is hot during summer when temperatures tend to be in the upper 80´s
and cool to cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the low 40´s. The yearly mean is 62.1 ° Fahrenheit.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 88.0 ° Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the
year is January with an average minimum temperature of 33.5 ° Fahrenheit.
The annual average precipitation at Kure Beach is 60.99 inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.
The wettest period of the year is in September with an average rainfall of 8.93 inches while the driest month is April with an average
rainfall of 3.08 inches.
Humid subtropical climate; coldest month averaging above 0 °C (32 °F) (or −3 °C (27 °F)), at least one month's average temperature above 22 °C (71.6 °F), and at least four months averaging above 10 °C (50 °F). No significant precipitation difference between seasons (neither abovementioned set of conditions fulfilled). No dry months in the summer. [Ref]
Between 05/12/1950 - 12/24/2014 North Carolina has had 1245 tornadoes killing 141 people and injuring 3054 people. The longest path for a tornado in that state occurred on Nov. 23, 1992 when a F3 tornado touched down between Angier and Coats near the Harnett and Johnston county line. This tornado then moved northeast for 160 miles before lifting. The deadliest tornado in this time period occurred on March 28, 1984 when a F4 ripped across northern Lenoir, central Greene, and into Pitt County. Six people lost their lives at Snow Hill in Greene county, two in Ayden, one in Winterville, and six on the east side of Greenville. In addition, the F4 tornado injured 153 and destroyed more than 300 homes as its path of destruction occasionally reached to more than 1200 yards wide. The outbreak on March 28, 1984, produced 22 tornadoes that killed 57 people, including 42 in North Carolina with 15 in South Carolina, and injured another 800.
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1875, Mar 20: There were 5 dead 30 and injured on plantations south of Florence and in Marion County.
1884, Feb 19: The 1884 Enigma outbreak is thought to be among the largest and most widespread tornado outbreaks in American history, striking on February 19-20, 1884. In outbreak left 32 dead 100 and injured in North Carolina. Two people died in the Pee Dee area; 15 other died in the town of Philadelphia.
1924, April 30: The April 1924 tornado outbreak affected Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia. There were least 28 tornadoes, 13 rated as F2, 11 F3s and 2 F4s. There were 114 dead and at least 1,166 injured. The most severe damage during this outbreak was seen in parts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia on April 30. During the April 1924 tornado outbreak, left 5 dead NC. A small home and a sawmill were destroyed north of Pittsboro, Chatham County.
1931, Jan 5: A tornado that left 6 dead 10 and injured. A man and his four sons were killed as their home was swept away near Norlina.
1936, April 2: The Cordele-Greensboro tornado outbreak, in NC an F4 tornado left damage along a 7-mile-long path (up to 800 yds in width) through the southern part of downtown Greensboro; 56 buildings completely destroyed, with many 233 more damaged. ~$2 million in damage, in 1936 dollars.
1943, April 19; An F3 tornado that left 7 dead 15 and injured. A tornado damaged or destroyed every building in the town of Roxobel.
1957, April 2-5; The April 1957 Dallas tornado outbreak struck most of the Southern United States from April 2 to April 5, 1957, producing 57 tornadoes. Twenty-one (21) people were killed by this outbreak in four states, 1 in Mississippi, 2 in Georgia, 6 in Oklahoma and 12 in Texas. On April 2, a F3 tornado hit a densely populated area of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, killing 10 people and injuring 200 or more. The states affected by the Early-April 1957 tornado outbreak sequence were Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
1975, January 10; The Great Storm of 1975 (also known as the Super Bowl Blizzard, Minnesota's Storm of the Century, or the Tornado Outbreak of January, 1975) was an intense storm system that impacted a large portion of the Central and Southeast United States from January 9 to January 12, 1975. The storm produced 45 tornadoes in the Southeast U.S. resulting in 12 fatalities, while later dropping over 2 feet (61 cm) of snow and killing 58 people in the Midwest. This storm remains one of the worst blizzards to ever strike parts of the Midwest, as well as one of the largest January tornado outbreaks on record in the United States A total of 7 tornadoes struck Mississippi on January 10, 1975. An F4 tornado moving from southwest of McComb, MS, to southwest of Pinola, MS, caused 9 deaths and 210 injuries. Tornadoes also struck Alabama (1 death), Arkansas, Florida (1 death), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana (1 death), North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas. 
1975, April 8; An F4 tornado that left 4 dead and and injured. Between Roseboro and Parkersburg, about 20 homes were destroyed and four people were killed.
1984, Mar 28;
An F3 tornado that left 6 dead 19 injured. This tornado struck a trailer park near Lewiston, killing five members of one family.
An F4 tornado that left 16 dead 153 and injured. Six people were killed near Snow Hill, two at Ayden, one at Winterville, and six near Greenville.
An F4 tornado that left 12 dead 101 and injured. Deaths were at Beaver Dam (2), Salemburg (1), Roseboro (2), and Clinton (6).
1988, Nov 28; An F4 tornado that left 4 dead 154 and injured.The funnel crossed the northwest part of Raleigh, New Hope, Justice, Ita, Halifax, and Jackson.
1989, May 5; An F4 tornado that left 4 dead and 52 injured. Damage was in the millions as the funnel cut a swath across Cleveland, Lincoln, and Catawba counties.
1992, Nov. 21-23; The November 1992 tornado outbreak struck large parts of the eastern and Midwestern. The storm spawned 95 tornadoes, 6 of them F4s. There were 26 fatalities and 641 injuries in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The tornado outbreak began on November 21 with a cluster of 6 tornadoes (ranging from F1 to F4) intensities that struck parts of the Houston, TX, area. There were 12 fatalities and 122 injuries on Nov. 21, when devastating, long-tracked (128 miles), violent F4 tornado began near Hopewell, MS, and moved northeast and ending west of Sherwood. During this outbreak, there were 5 confirmed tornadoes in North Carolina resulting in 2 deaths.[Ref][S-2]
1996, April 19-22; The April 1996 Tornado Outbreak Sequence affected Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ontario, Missouri, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Louisiana, Quebec and Arkansas. There were 117 confirmed tornadoes with 11 F3s and six people were killed. In Arkansas there 2 deaths, 8 homes and a mobile home destroyed and a church was also damaged. Six people were injured. In the Ft. Smith, Oklahoma, area 2 people were killed, 498 homes were destroyed while 620 had major damage and 1,275 had minor damage, 98 businesses were damaged or destroyed and 246 apartment units were damaged and 89 people were injured.
2007, February 28 - March 1; The February-March 2007 Tornado Outbreak affected Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. There were 55 confirmed tornadoes, 3 EF3s and 3 EF4s with 19 fatalities. An EF4 struck the Enterprise, Alabama, high school killing 9 and injuring 50. One person was also killed in Millers Ferry, Alabama by an EF4. One person was killed in Caulfield, Missouri. In Georgia there was 1 death and 4 injuries in Reynolds, 2 deaths and 11 injuries in Americus, GA, and 6 deaths 3 injuries in the Newton area.[Ref]
2008, March 14-15; The 2008 Atlanta tornado outbreak Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. There were 45 confirmed tornadoes, with 3 EF3s. On Friday, March 14, 2008, an EF2 struck the downtown Atlanta Area, damaging the CNN Center, the Georgia World Congress Center the Georgia Dome, Philips Arena, Ritz Carlton, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Georgia-Pacific Building, SunTrust Tower, Equitable Building, Georgia State University and other downtown businesses. Fortunately only one death was caused by this tornado. On March 15, an EF3 hit in the Aragon, Georgia area, killing two.
2009, April 9-10; The April 2009 tornado outbreak affected Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kentucky, South Carolina and North Carolina. There were 85 confirmed tornadoes, 9 EF3s and 1 EF4. There were 5 deaths caused by this outbreak two in Tennessee and 3 in Arkansas. An EF3 tornado hit the Mena, Arkansas area killing three people; an EF4 tornado hit Murfreesboro, Tennessee killing two people.[Ref]
2010, March 28-29; The March 2010 Carolinas tornado outbreak affected Florida, North and South Carolina, Virginia and The Bahamas. In total there were 13 Tornadoes, 4 EF0, 5 EF1, 3 EF2 and 1 EF3 in High Point, NC. On March 28, nine were injured across North Carolina. On March 29, a tornado of unknown strength hit Freeport, Bahamas, toppling a crane and killing 3 workers and injuring 4 more.[Ref]
2011, April 4-5; The April 2011 derecho and tornado outbreak affected Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina and Maryland. "derecho" is Spanish: meaning straight. There were 46 confirmed tornadoes, 6 EF 2s. There were 9 fatalities. An EF2 in struck a mobile home near Eastman, Georgia, killing one and injuring two others.[Ref]
2011, April 14-16; The April 14-16, 2011 tornado outbreak affected Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. There were 162 confirmed tornadoes, 14 EF3s and 43 fatalities.[Ref] In North Carolina a tornado first touched down about one mile south of Askewville (east of U.S. Rt. 13), producing minor tree and building damage. The tornado began producing significant damage on the east side of Askewville, where numerous structures and several mobile homes sustained major damage or were destroyed. The tornado then tracked continuously for nearly 19 miles finally lifting east of Harrellsville. This tornado killed 12, injured 22 and caused 2.25 million in property damage. [Ref] Across the state 24 people lost their live, 55 were injured and there was $ 387.72 in property damages. [Ref]
2011, April 25-28; The 2011 Super Outbreak affected the Southern, Midwestern, and Northeastern United States. It was the largest, costliest, and one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks ever recorded. The 317 fatalities on April 27, was the highest number of tornado-related fatalities in the United States in a single day since the "Tri-State" outbreak on March 18, 1925 when at least 747 people were killed. The outbreak produced 15 violent (EF4-EF5) tornadoes all on April 27. During the four days, 348 people were killed as a result of the outbreak, which includes 324 tornado-related deaths across six states (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia) and an additional 24 fatalities caused by other thunderstorm-related events such as straight-line winds, hail, flash flooding or lightning. The 2011 Super Outbreak affected Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. There were 334 confirmed tornadoes, 22 EF3s, 11 EF4s and 4 EF5s. There were 328 fatalities, 237 in Alabama, 6 in Arkansas, 14 in Georgia, 31 in Mississippi, 32 in Tennessee, and 4 in Virigina. There were 238 fatalities in Alabama, 32 in Tennessee, 31 in Mississippi, 14 in Georgia, 5 in Arkansas and 4 in Virginia. One of the longest-lived tornadoes on record, an EF5 traveled 132 mi (212 km) across northwest Alabama, devastating Hackleburg and other communities, killing 72 people. In total there were 324 deaths and over 3,200 injuries.[Ref] A strong EF1 tornado touched down in Rabun County, GA, late on the 27th, with additional tornadoes affecting the North Carolina foothills during the early morning hours of the 28th. At least three supercell thunderstorms crossed the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia during this time. A greater number of supercells and tornadoes affected areas to the west of the Appalachians. Scattered areas of straight line wind damage and large hail also accompanied the storms. One person was injured in North carolina.[Ref]
2011, Nov 14-16; The tornado outbreak of November 14–16, 2011 was a relatively small but deadly tornado outbreak. The outbreak produced a total of 23 tornadoes, 6 EF0, 10 EF1 and 7 EF2. The outbreak affected Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. On March 16, an EF2 damaged dozens of homes and businesses in Auburn, Alabama. Damage was also reported on the Auburn University campus, where a veterinary school was damaged and two horses were fatally injured. The tornado crossed into Georgia where damage occurred to numerous homes, the Harris County School Complex, the county's 911 center, and several other structures. Three people were injured. Two deaths were caused by an EF2, east of Linwood, North Carolina and 3 deaths occurred south west of Rock Hill, South Carolina. [Ref]
Hurricane Hugo - category: 4. Hugo crossed into South Carolina coast near the Isle of Palms on September 22, 1989. Surface winds were recorded at 138 miles per hour, with gusts of 160+ miles per hour. The National Weather Service at Charleston recorded a minimum barometric pressure of 27.85 inches. Damage to coastal and inland properties, utilities, agriculture, timber and commerce exceed $6 billion. 50,000 - 70,000 people were left homeless and 26 people were killed.
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Hurricane Gracie - category: 3. Hurricane Gracie: On September 29, 1959, Gracie made landfall between Charleston and Savannah, Georgia. Winds reached 140 mph and tides reached 8 ft. Damage was estimated at $20 million (1959 dollars), and seven lives were lost.
◊ Beaufort County, SC
◊ CHC - Canada
1876, June; Named the June Freshet, it was exceeded only by the 1916 flood at Asheville.
1908, Aug.; Flood of record on Haw and upper Neuse Rivers; stage 34 feet over flood stage on Cape Fear River at Fayetteville.
1913, March 23 and March 26; The storms that created the floods in 1913 continued over several days and produced record-breaking rain. The storms affected Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia.
1916, July 14-16; Most extensive and destructive in State's history.
1928, Aug. 15-16; More than 10 inches of rain in 2 days.
1928, Sept. 17-18; Flood of record on Lumber River; Cape Fear River 30 feet above flood stage at Fayetteville.
1933, Sept. 15-17; Storm tides rose 2 feet above previous high-water marks in New Bern. lives lost, 21; damage, S3 million.
1940, Aug. 14-17 and 30; Floods of record in rivers of northern Blue Ridge province. Lives lost, 30-40; damage, S30 million.
1945, Sept. 17; Floods on upper Neuse, Haw, Cape Fear, Lumber, Rocky, and lower Pee Dee Rivers. Cape Fear River at Fayetteville was 34 feet above flood stage.
1954, Oct. 15; Hurricane Hazel was the costliest storm in the State's history. Lives lost 19; damage, S125 million.
1940, Aug. 12 and 17, 30; Hurricanes Connie and Diane. Estuaries of Neuse and Pamlico Rivers hardest hit. Damage, S58 million.
1945, Sept. 19; Hurricane lone caused flooding from New River to Chowan River. Lives lost, 7; damage, S88 million.
1964, Sept 28 and Oct 4; Two floods on the upper French Broad, Little Tennessee, and Hiwassee Rivers caused damage of S2.7 million.
1977, Nov. 6-7; Storm produced 8 to 14 inches of rain. Lives lost, 13; damage S50 million.
1886, Jan 6-11; The January 1886 Blizzard was caused by a strong
extratropical cyclone which initially dropped southeast across Texas
before strengthening while it moved through the South and East, near the Eastern Seaboard through New England. Across the
Texas Panhandle, at least five die due to exposure on January 6.
A mix of rain, sleet, and snow fell in Jasper, AL, on January 8 and 9. Savannah, GA, reported a light snowfall for the first time in six years. On January 8, Fort Macon, NC,
registered winds up to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) from the southwest. A significant chunk of arctic air from the north filtered down into the South in the wake of this system.
Portions of North Carolina saw temperatures fall well below 0 °F (-18 °C) from Jan 11 through 14, with readings as low at -18 °F (-28 °C)
in Wilkes County, NC, on Jan 12.
1899, Feb. 11; The Great Blizzard of 1899 was an unprecedented winter storm that affected
the southern United States. Record low temperatures for February were reported across the US. Atlanta, Ga: -9 °F (-23 °C) all-time record low, Fort Logan, MT: -61 °F
(-51 °C), Dallas, TX: -8 °F (-22 °C), all-time record low, Gainesville, FL: 6 °F (-14 °C) all-time record low, Harrison, AK: -24 °F (-31 °C), all-time record
low, Raleigh, NC: -2 °F (-19 °C), Santuc, SC: -11 °F (-24 °C) and Marienville, PA: -40 °F and C.
1950, Nov. 24 - 30; The Great Appalachian Storm of November 1950
was a large extratropical cyclone that moved through the Eastern United States.
The storm caused significant winds, heavy rains east of the Appalachians, and blizzard conditions along the western slopes of the mountain chain. The storm impacted 22 states, killing 353,
injuring over 160, and creating US$66.7 million in damage (1950 dollars). All-time record lows for November were set at Asheville, NC, -5 °F (-21 °C), Wilmington, NC,
16 °F (-9 °C), Charleston, SC, (17°F), Greenville, SC, (11°F), Birmingham, AL. 5 °F (-15 °C), Mobile, AL, 22 °F (-6 °C) Montgomery, AL, 13 °F (-11 °C)
Atlanta, GA, (-3°F), Columbus, GA, (10°F), Augusta, GA, (11°F), and Savannah, GA (15°F).
1956, April 24; A sever storm struck North Carolina and a State of Disaster was declaration (DR-56).
1968, Feb. 10; A Severe Ice Storm struck North Carolina and a State of Disaster was declaration (DR-234).
The storm affected Beaufort, Bertie, Chowan, Craven, Edgecombe, Greene, Harnett, Hertford, Johnston, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Wake, Washington, Wayne
and Wilson Counties.
1993, March 17; A low pressure system strengthen in the Gulf of Mexico and move northeast. North Carolina experiences Severe Snowfall and a Winter Storm. A state if emergency was
declared (EM-3110). Known as the
Storm of the Century,
Boone, North Carolina, received 33 inches of snow.
 The storm affected Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Beaufort, Brunswick, Buncombe,
Burke, Caldwell, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Graham, Granville, Guilford, Haywood,
Henderson, Hyde, Iredell, Jackson, Lenoir, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, New Hanover, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Polk, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Stokes, Surry,
Swain, Transylvania, Vance, Wake, Warren, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin and Yancey Counties.
1996, Jan. 6-12; The Blizzard of 1996 paralyzed
the U.S. East Coast with up to 4 feet (1.2 m) of wind-driven snow from January 6 to January 8, 1996. A second storm struck on January 12. A Major Disaster is declared on January 13
(DR-1087). The areas affected were Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Bertie, Buncombe, Burke,
Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cherokee, Chowan, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Gates, Graham, Granville, Guilford,
Halifax, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Lee, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Orange,
Pasquotank, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, Watauga, Wilkes, Wilson, Yadkin and Yancey
2000, Jan 24 - Feb. 1;
January 2000 North
: North Carolina counties are blanketed by January 24-25's record-breaking snowfall. The
Raleigh-Durham airport airport
received 20.3 inches of snow. A Major Disaster Declaration was declared on January 31, 2000
(DR-1312). Other snow fall totals: 10 inches in Charlotte, 26 inches in Monroe, 9 inches in Kannapolis,
5 inches in Salisbury, 7 inches in Winston-Salem, 15 inches in Asheboro, 10 inches in Greensboro, 16 inches in Sanford, 14 inches in Carrboro, 16 inches in Chapel Hill, 18 inches in
Durham, 16 inches in Fayetteville, 24 inches in Raleigh and 10 inches in Smithfield. The storm affected Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin,
Granville, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Scotland, Stanly, Union,
Vance, Wake, Warren and Wilson Counties.
2002, Dec. 4-5; On December 4 and 5, 2002, a major ice storm (the “December 2002 Ice Storm” or the “Ice Storm”) blanketed 40 North Carolina counties with up to one inch of ice, Raleigh, NC more than doubled its previous record for freezing rain totals from a single storm (February 2, 1996 with 0.69 inches) Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 12, 2002 (DR-1448).
2003, March 27-28; The North American blizzard of 2003 developed in the southern Rockies on February 14, and moved through southern Missouri and the Lower Tennessee Valley during the next few days. It brought heavy rain, ice and severe weather to North Carolina and other areas of the South, including the nation's first tornado of the year. Farther north, snow and ice affected the Midwest. Southern Iowa and eastern Illinois also got significant snow. In central Kentucky the storm produced mostly ice. Much of Ohio received heavy snowfall. Major Disaster Declaration declared in NC on March 27, 2003 (DR-1457).
2005, Dec. 15-16; The December 2005 North American ice storm affceted a large portion of the Southern United States. One death was reorted in Gwinnett County. The ice storm left more than a million people without power in and near the Appalachians, affceting 630,000 customers in Georgia, 358,000 in South Carolina, 328,000 in North Carolina and 13,000 in Virginia..
2006, Nov 20 - Dec 1; The November 2006 nor'easter was a powerful extratropical cyclone that formed offshore of the Southeastern United States on November 20. The storm brought heavy rains, high winds, beach erosion, and coastal flooding to the Carolinas and southern New England. In addition, the earliest snowfall ever noted in both Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia occurred on the southwest side of this cyclone. Over 10,000 were without power during the storm. On Nov 21, extreme southeast Georgia received 5 to 7 inches of snow. In South Carolina, 4.13 inches (105 mm) measured at Chester, and winds gusted to 44 mph (38 knots) at Folly Beach. Heavy rainfall fell throughout central and eastern North Carolina. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport set a record for its wettest November on record. Winds gusted to 70 knots (80 mph) at Alligator River, with numerous gusts above 50 knots (60 mph) throughout the Outer Banks.
2007, Jan 11-24; The January 2007 North American ice storm was a severe ice storm that affected a large of North America from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to New England and southeastern Canada. The first wave occurred between Jan 11, 2007 through January 16. This was followed by a second wave in the Southern United States from Texas to the Carolinas from January 16 through January 18 and a third one that hit the southern Plains and mid-Atlantic states as well as Newfoundland and Labrador from January 19 to January 24. The storm resulted in at least 74 deaths across 12 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces, and caused hundreds of thousands of residents across the U.S and Canada to lose electric power. In Oklahoma, 40,000 customers lost power on Jan 12. After additional waves of ice and sleet, 120,000 customers were without power (60 000 of them for over a week). Freezing rain hit the Carolinas on Jan. 17th and 18th, leading to school closures in both states. In North Carolina police reported over 600 traffic accidents, including two resulting in fatalities. 
2009, Dec. 16-20; The North American blizzard of 2009 was a powerful nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico. Metrologies' identified a storm forming in the Gulf of Mexico Dec. 16, 2009. By midnight Saturday morning, snowfall in Boone, North Carolina had reached 14-18 inches (36-46 cm), Asheville, North Carolina accumulated up to 12 inches (30 cm), while Greensboro, North Carolina received 3-7 inches (7.6-17.8 cm).
2009, Dec. 22-28; The 2009 North American Christmas blizzard was a powerful winter storm and severe weather event that affected the Midwestern United States, Great Plains, Southeastern United States, the Eastern Seaboard, and parts of Ontario Canada. The storm started on Dec. 22, was reported to have claimed at least 21 lives. In the Southeastern and Central United States, there were 27 reported tornadoes on December 23-24. Major Disaster Declaration declared for NC on February 2, 2010 (DR-1871).
2010, Feb 1-6; The February 5-6, 2010 North American blizzard formed on February 1, 2010 and moved ashore on the West Coast near Baja California Sur, Mexico, and moved north east. The storm moved off the east coast on Feb 6, 2010. The storm brought a mixture of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and flooding, in Mexico the heavy rains resulting in at least 15 fatalities. The storm affected Arizona and New Mexico from February 1 to 4 with up to 1 foot of snow in the mountains east of Albuquerque, New Mexico. On February 4, Oklahoma and northern Texas saw rain and snow, with severe thunderstorms further south. Feb. 4 brought widespread rainfall totals of 1 inch to 4 inches of rain were reported in portions of Central and Southern Mississippi. Jackson, MS, broke a daily rainfall record with 2.51 inches (6.4 cm) of rainfall. On Friday Feb, 5., power outages effecting about 40,000 customers, were reported in the North Carolina's mountain counties as the winter storm brought a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain to much of the state. A drenching rain fell early Friday in the Charlotte, NC, and in Atlanta, GA, which transitioned to a few inches of snow later in the day, while several inches of snow accumulated farther north. To the north, Howard, MD, received 38.3 inches of snow, while Washington Dulles International Airport measured 32.9 inches. Fatalities occurred in to Mexico, New Mexico, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The storm was classed as a Category 3 (“major”) nor'easter and severe weather event. [Ref]
2010, Oct 23 - Nov 5; The October 2010 North American storm complex was a Extratropical cyclone, Blizzard and Tornado outbreak. The storm brought a major serial derecho stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes, a widespread tornado outbreak across the Southeast United States and Midwest and a blizzard across portions of the Canadian Prairies and the Dakotas. The heaviest snow fell in St. Louis County, Minnesota where 9 inches (22.5 cm) of snow fell. The storm produced 69 tornadoes, 8 rated as EF2s. Tornadoes struck Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. No fatalities where reported.[Ref]
2010, Dec 5 - Jan 15; The December 2010 North American blizzard was a major nor'easter and historic blizzard affecting the Contiguous United States, and portions of Canada. The system moved across the Atlantic and was known as Windstorm Benjamin in Europe. The storm formed in the western Gulf of Alaska on Dec 5. From Dec 15 through Dec 22, the system stalled off the coast of the Pacific Northwest bringing with it as much as 2 feet (61 cm) of rain to the San Gabriel Mountains and over 13 feet (4.0 m) of snow in the Sierra Nevada. Although the entire state of Califoria was affected, the Southern California counties of San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego, and Los Angeles bore the brunt of the system of storms as coastal and hillside areas were impacted by mudslides and major flooding. The storms weaken while crossing the America west. The storm began strengthen again on Dec 24, when it moved into the Gulf of Mexico and began a period of rapid intensification off the North Carolina coast. Trenton, GA, received 6" of snow while Rocky Mount and Wilson, NC, both received 12" of snow.[Ref]
2012, Dec 25-26; The December 25-28, 2012 North American storm complex was a massive Extratropical cyclone, Blizzard and Tornado outbreak across the southern and eastern United States. On Christmas Day 2012, 30 confirmed tornadoes occurred in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Two of the tornadoes were rated as EF3. On Dec 26, an EF1 tornado touchdown north of Beaufort, NC. This tornado outbreak occurred in conjunction with a much larger winter storm event that brought blizzard conditions to much of the interior United States. There were 16 fatalities as a result of the related blizzard, and thousands were without power.[Source1]
2014, Jan. 27-31; The January 2014 Gulf Coast winter storm was a winter storm that impacted the eastern and southeastern United States, as well as Mexico. Freezing rain and sleet were recorded in cites along the Gulf Coast including Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and Tallahassee, FL. On Jan 27, warnings were issued for Atlanta'a south metro area, while the central region (from east to west) was placed under a winter weather advisory. At 3:38 AM, on Jan. 28, the winter storm warning was expanded northward. A tweet issued by the NWSFO in Peachtree City at 3:08 pm and repeated on the local news read: “Winter precip will make travel risky across GA midday Tues into Weds. Not a bad idea to stay off the roads if you're able!”. Many believed that the storm would not occur until midday and planned accordingly. The NWSFO was correct in its forecast, but the roads became slippery faster than anyone anticipated. Thinking they would have time to get home before the road condition deteriorated, many business and school systems planned to work a half day. The results was a higher than normal volume of traffic on the Atlanta roads and with the slippery conditions and hilly terrain in Atlanta, traffic stooped. Many people were not able to reach their homes and had to find shelter where they could. Coastal South Carolina got some of the freezing rain that closed bridges around Charleston, SC. The Outer Banks of North Carolina and the Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia received significant snows.[Ref]
2014, Feburary 11-17; The 2014 North American winter storm, was a snow and ice storm that affected the American South and East Coast. In North Carolina 6-12 inches of snow was dropped in some areas, along with accumulating ice. Winston-Salem reported 8 inches of Snow. Damage was estimated at $15 million+ with $65 million worth of timber damaged in Georgia. There were 22 fatalities.
2014, March 6-7; A Severe Winter Storm struck NC. Asheboro, Burlington, Lexington and Welcome, NC each recorded 0.50 inches of freezing rain. “A narrow swath of 4 to 6 inch
snowfall totals, with isolated amounts of up to 15 inches, was reported from western North Carolina into south central Virginia.”
 Major Disaster Declaration for NC issued on March 31, 2014 (DR-4167). The counties affected were Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person and Randolph counties.