A late winter storm, with the potential of dumping about a foot of snow on the county, hit the area Wednesday and lingered through Thursday.
"The snow was Mother Nature's last shot for this season," saidLarry Myers, area weather forecaster. "It could have been a bad one,too."
Carried here by winds from the northeast, forecasters expected a heavy accumulation, he said.
"We get some of our biggest storms from that direction," said Myers.
Rising temperatures made all the difference, he said.
As the snow began late Wednesday morning, temperatures remained below freezing.
The brunt of the snowfall did not occur until Thursday, when rising temperatures warmed the ground surface and melted the snow.