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Old 11-22-2006, 10:14 AM
 
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Last week it was all over the news about the tornado (tornado's?) that touched down in the one part of NC and destroyed homes and some folks were killed. Just how far from Charlotte was this twister? Did Charlotte get any "heavy weather" due to the twister?
Now, today Nov 11, I'm reading about the heavy rains that are falling in 2/3 of NC, including the Charlotte area. Is this typical weather for NC and the Charlotte area for this time of year? My wife's sister called us here in Colorado last Thursday asking (and worried) about us moving to the Charlotte area next year. Should she be worried or will it (weather wise) be fine moving there next year?
One last thing, we know that the Charlotte area does get "some" snow during their winter, but about when does that snow hit? The "milder than Denver winter" is why we want to move to the Charlotte area.
Please tell us what you can.......THANKS!!
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Old 11-22-2006, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Riegelwood, NC, where the recent fatal tornado was, is around 180 miles east of Charlotte.

Snowfall - Average Total In Inches
(including ice pellets and sleet)

Denver, CO
60.3"

Charlotte, NC
5.5"

Normally, January is the most active month for snow/sleet in Charlotte. Charlotte's January weather appears to be close to Denver's March weather.

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Old 11-22-2006, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail NC
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Last week it was all over the news about the tornado (tornado's?) that touched down in the one part of NC and destroyed homes and some folks were killed. Just how far from Charlotte was this twister? Did Charlotte get any "heavy weather" due to the twister?
Now, today Nov 11, I'm reading about the heavy rains that are falling in 2/3 of NC, including the Charlotte area. Is this typical weather for NC and the Charlotte area for this time of year? My wife's sister called us here in Colorado last Thursday asking (and worried) about us moving to the Charlotte area next year. Should she be worried or will it (weather wise) be fine moving there next year?
One last thing, we know that the Charlotte area does get "some" snow during their winter, but about when does that snow hit? The "milder than Denver winter" is why we want to move to the Charlotte area.
Please tell us what you can.......THANKS!!
Ummm you're worried about moving next year because of some not so perfect weather we're having this week????..... I'm not sure how close those tornados were because I'm still with no tv going on 3 weeks without (waiting to get cable hooked up) But the weather where I'm at wasn't that bad, infact I didn't even know about the tornado warnings until my son got home from school and said he heard someone talking about it. He also said he laughed because he's so used to tornado warnings that it's hard to wrooy about them (having just moved from Illinois) Plus though it's pretty cold and rainy today, and yesterday tomorrow it's back to sunny and 60+ so I'll take a little rain and a couple of cold days. Anytime I can go to a Thanksgiving parade and only wear a sweatshirt, instead of a parka and mittens I'll take it.
As for snow.... if you're moving from Denver, don't worry about snow fall here, it will seem like nothing I'm sure.
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Old 11-22-2006, 01:11 PM
 
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Actually, it wasn't us (wife and I) that was worried about the weather there, it was my wife's sister who lives in "boring" weather, Ontario, California (Southern Calif.). If we were in the middle of a bad lightning/T-storm at our house, we have called and told her what was going on. She was in awe and would say to us, "it must be awful scary living there", we would say, "no, not really". We have also called her when there was a snow "white out" going on at our house and she reacted the same way. She is originally from Detroit, Mich, but has lived out in Southern California for many years.
By the way, thanks for the info you gave us.
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Old 11-22-2006, 05:09 PM
 
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I hope these tornado warnings are not a habit. I'm moving in 2 months and I will for certain have to face me fears. I was disturbed to find out Iredell county had a couple of small tornados.
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