I'm currently a graduate student in the UNC-Charlotte program studying climate dynamics and have a bachelor of science degree in meteorology from NC State University. The motivation for this project and my master's thesis stems from my insatiable desire to build and expand historical data. Making climate records as long and reliable as possible, while also understanding that the observed record (especially during the period which phenomena are "adequately" observed) only represents a very small fraction of the mid-late holocene and is only one of infinitely many potential solutions and/or realizations for a given climate state. Therefore, expanding the available record, as I'm doing here, brings us another step closer to understanding the "true" range of legitimate weather variability in our current ever-changing climate, how it interacts with the background climate and also how both may change in the future. I have heavily pursued this project the last few years in hopes that it will make a noticeable impact on the state of North Carolina, helping spur new major efforts and breakthroughs in real-time operational winter storm forecasting and emergency response, reanalyses efforts, and research. Additionally, I recognize that pursuing a project like this, whose intentions and data are relatively easy for everyone to digest and understand, also reaches as large of an audience as possible. I could not have done any of this without at all the support from my family, friends, professors, and acquaintances.