Nightly News   |  December 26, 2010

Raleigh sets Christmas Day snow mark

NBC’s Lester Holt speaks with Adam Berg of the Weather Channel.

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>> storm came barreling out of the south, tonight plunging temperatures on top of more than half a foot of snow are continuing to make conditions dangerous in raleigh . that's where we find adam berg with the latest. adam.

>> reporter: good evening, lester. everybody, beautiful skyline right now, but that's after 7 inches of snowfall over the last two days in raleigh . here's something more impressive. we picked up a half inch of snow in raleigh on christmas day . that is the only time we've seen measurable snow in raleigh on christmas day . records go all the way back to 1887 . amazing. in atlanta 1.2 inches of snow on christmas day . hey, that is the first time we've seen snow on christmas day in atlanta all the way to 1882 when we picked up a third of an inch of snow. unbelievable. in chattanooga, first white christmas since 1989 . so you have to go back 20 years. the other two cities, over 100 years. unbelievable.