Category Archives: SNOW

Winter Returns?

And so…let the snow lovers begin to wish and hope for the potential of winning the snow lottery this weekend. There will be a strong tight gradient between arctic air to the north and unseasonably warm air to the south.  A … Continue reading

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Snow Cream Crunch!

A quick update as a blanket response to the thousand questions I’m getting about ‘the latest’. To specifically address Wake Co. and Triangle…yes, it does look like the transition zone will be over or very close to Wake Co. during the middle … Continue reading

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Addressing the Sleet Fear

It’s true.  The short-term, finer scale NAM and many mesoscale (local) models that are initialed off the NAM, push the warm tongue inland thru Wake Co., resulting in a prolonged period of sleet before snow completes the storm. A couple of points: … Continue reading

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Consensus

I have to make this short and sweet… While there remain some quantitative differences among the various models as to the morphology of the precipitation shield, there is a consensus we will see a significant winter storm beginning tomorrow evening and … Continue reading

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Quick Midnight Update

I’m interested to see how the model runs come in this cycle and over the next two, particularly.  The upper level energy that will fuel our weekend winter event is just now being sampled on the West Coast tonight.  Preliminary … Continue reading

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Plinko!

Happy New Year! PLINKO IS THE NAME OF THE GAME We all remember Plinko from The Price Is Right, don’t we?  And now there’s a new show, ‘The Wall’, that’s basically high-tech Plinko.  In case you have no idea what … Continue reading

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Heavy Rain for the AM Commute

Indeed the cold wedge has held firm as it took until 7pm for RDU to reach the freezing mark.  And even as the temperature slowly climbed thru the afternoon, the glazing was kept in check because of indirect solar radiation bleed … Continue reading

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For Raleigh, Things Seem on Plan

The northern part of the Triangle got some bonus snow on the front end this evening with only 27 flakes in Raleigh…or was it 28? So the idea that the steady (light to moderate) snow moves back in early morning … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Nuisance

For the Triangle, we will dodge another winter weather bullet.  Unfortunately for the snow geese, it is unlikely that Raleigh looks anything like this tomorrow… While we will end up with a wintry mess for tomorrow morning’s commute, the impacts in … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Potential Discussion this Afternoon

Central NC will experience a round of wintry weather late tonight thru midday Monday before temps rise above freezing and we have heavy rain Mon night into Tues.  There seems there will be enough precip to cause problems before the … Continue reading

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