U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-22-2010, 04:26 PM
 
16 posts, read 8,560 times
Reputation: 29

Advertisements

Okay, I am getting a little bit concerned now. Setting aside the local meteorologists who can't tell you what happened yesterday, I am reading a lot of reports of an impending Christmas night massive blizzard for the southeast and it includes us. They are talking about measuring the snow in FEET. I said FEET. And it won't just melt away because it will be extremely cold for days after.

Does anybody have the real deal on what the consensus is on this?

What happens to day to day life if this plays out?

Sorry but I have never been through something like this before.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-22-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
9,173 posts, read 12,433,589 times
Reputation: 7031
Quote:
Originally Posted by Insert Name Here View Post
Okay, I am getting a little bit concerned now. Setting aside the local meteorologists who can't tell you what happened yesterday, I am reading a lot of reports of an impending Christmas night massive blizzard for the southeast and it includes us. They are talking about measuring the snow in FEET. I said FEET. And it won't just melt away because it will be extremely cold for days after.

Does anybody have the real deal on what the consensus is on this?

What happens to day to day life if this plays out?

Sorry but I have never been through something like this before.
Check: www.weather.comm

and/or: www.noaa.gov

Most likely the "feet of snow" is a gross exaggeration. I wouldn't be too concerned as long as you don't have to go out if there is a lot of snow. Everything will shut down in NC, they haven't got a clue how to handle snow. 3" seems like a foot here. Just have food, a gas grille or gas stove, and utilities. You'll be just fine and it will be pretty; tho some will think it's uglee.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-22-2010, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
10,237 posts, read 17,405,880 times
Reputation: 10786
Forecasts I've seen having it getting to about 37 on Monday and in the 40s on Tuesday, so there should be SOME melting; unfortunately if it's deep, that just makes it freeze back into hard ice. I'm supposed to get back to town on Tuesday and hope we can get home!

After the 2 feet we had in 2000, it was almost a week before some people on back roads got back to work. But I haven't yet seen any forecasts going quite that far.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-23-2010, 05:04 PM
 
1,174 posts, read 5,931,135 times
Reputation: 1055
Just shovel you driveway before driving on it, shovel the path to your house, light a fire in the fireplace, and sit back with a hot toddy. The view out the window should be wonderful from your cozy couch.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-23-2010, 10:54 PM
 
63 posts, read 139,024 times
Reputation: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Insert Name Here View Post
Okay, I am getting a little bit concerned now. Setting aside the local meteorologists who can't tell you what happened yesterday, I am reading a lot of reports of an impending Christmas night massive blizzard for the southeast and it includes us. They are talking about measuring the snow in FEET. I said FEET. And it won't just melt away because it will be extremely cold for days after.

Does anybody have the real deal on what the consensus is on this?

What happens to day to day life if this plays out?

Sorry but I have never been through something like this before.
I've lived here for over 30 years.

As I recall, the time to panic is when they DON'T call for a lot of accumulation.

DOT spread the roads with anti-icing compound on the roads around here yesterday. It seems to work pretty well.

Things will probably shut down for a day or two...but that's mostly because there's an unspoken rule that if it snows at all there's at least an automatic one day vacation.

If you like bread and milk, better get to the grocery.

Chris
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-24-2010, 09:26 AM
 
16 posts, read 8,560 times
Reputation: 29
It figures that AFTER I go out and purchase batteries, candles and staples they end up canceling the big blizzard. Now they say just flurries to maybe an inch.

What a rip. Now it's time to return everything I just bought.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-25-2010, 08:24 AM
 
16 posts, read 8,560 times
Reputation: 29
On second thought, it is now looking like I may need the supplies I bought

This is going to get interesting
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-25-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
16,254 posts, read 14,947,829 times
Reputation: 14073
Never believe forecasts more than 2 days out in reference to snow in the peidmont to coastal areas. Looks like we may get 2 to 4 inches hopefully much more.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-25-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
982 posts, read 3,203,804 times
Reputation: 792
And even if it does turn into a dud, hang on to your supplies---hurricane season will be here before you know it!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-25-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
4,278 posts, read 6,964,411 times
Reputation: 7952
They LOVE to hype-up the snow forecasts here. Like my mother says - I'll believe it when I see it. Until then, I always expect a little sprinkling of a little white stuff, followed by rain. That's usually pretty accurate.

Want lots of snow? Got to go up North; or North West.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top