Man, I loved that snowstorm/blizzard. Everything came together for what is probably going to be once in a lifetime storm. I was 10 years old at the time living in sw Rutherford county a few miles west of Forest Cityty. Still dreaming for another one like that. I remember when the rain turned to snow that Friday night at 9.30. By 2am there was 6 inches on the ground. I got out on my bike and road in the tire tracks down our road at 10.30 that morning and the snow had turned to sleet but you could feel it getting colder by the second, and when I was riding back the wind was starting to pick up. By 1pm-5 it was a full blown blizzard 60 mph winds. My Dad and I went out to get the dog in the house at the peak of the storm and all we did was barely find our way back to the house it was such a whiteout. You couldn't even find your way around in your own yard. Couldn't see 5ft in front of you in the peak of it. Ended up with 16.5 inches of snow but the drifts were solid 2-4ft around the yard. Lost power around 1:30 Sat afternoon, was out till the following Monday. Cooked off the kerosene heater for 9 days. No school for 2 weeks. What a storm. If this kind of storm happened in this lifetime, I couldn't imagine. There would be a panic thread, the whining thread would be off the charts and I would be saying I want another foot of snow. Wish I was in Denver this weekend.