Before Friday, the forecast for North Carolina called for little more than an inch of snow for central counties, more for higher elevations.
But by Saturday, Burnsville had reported 14½ inches (35 cm) of snow, the Hendersonville area had 12 inches (30 cm) and snowfall in Asheville measured 8 inches (20 cm).
In fact, preliminary reports showed more snow than expected across the South; up to 10 inches (25 cm) in northwest Georgia and 7 inches in parts of metro Atlanta, 10 inches (25 cm) in Anniston, Alabama, and up to 7 inches (18 cm) in Mississippi. Rare flurries even fell in New Orleans.
Thanks to Jimmy Walter for this link