U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
 [Register]
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary The Triangle Area
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 01-16-2013, 03:02 PM
 
2,911 posts, read 3,899,896 times
Reputation: 2407

Advertisements

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Durham from 6:00 p.m., Jan 17 until 4:00 a.m., Jan 18.

All Counties Affected By This Winter Storm Watch:

Alamance

Chatham

Davidson

Durham

Forsyth

Franklin

Granville

Guilford

Halifax

Orange

Person

Randolph

Stanly

Vance

Wake

Warren



Details:



344 PM EST Wed Jan 16 2013



...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Thursday evening through late Thursday night...



The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Thursday evening through late Thursday night.



* Locations...impacted areas will be along and northwest of a

line from Albemarle to Raleigh to Louisburg to Roanoke Rapids.



* Hazard types...the main precipitation type will be snow...

although a brief period of mixed snow and sleet is possible.



* Snow accumulations...accumulations in the watch area are

expected to range from one inch to 3 inches... with isolated

higher totals possible.



* Timing...most of the snow is expected to fall between 6 PM

Thursday and 4 am Friday morning.



* Impacts...snow on roads may make driving treacherous...

especially on bridges and overpasses. In addition... after the

precipitation ends by late Thursday night and temperatures drop

below freezing... the wet roads may refreeze in spots...

especially bridges and overpasses. This black ice could make

travel dangerous Friday morning.



* Winds...winds from the northeast will strengthen Thursday

afternoon to 15 to 25 mph... gusting up to 25 to 30 mph. These

winds will continue into the evening before shifting to

northwest and weakening toward midnight.



* Temperatures...readings will fall through the 30s Thursday

evening... and drop to lows into the upper 20s to lower 30s by

Friday morning.



* Visibilities...visibilities may be reduced to less than one mile in

snow.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...


A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow accumulations that may impact travel. People in the watch area should closely monitor the latest forecasts... and remain alert for any further warnings or advisories.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-16-2013, 03:28 PM
 
1,036 posts, read 1,664,980 times
Reputation: 1250
What happened to global warming? ;-P
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
255 posts, read 466,324 times
Reputation: 169
What is it that Robin Williams says in one of his stage shows, "weather by Sybil"? No jacket the other day and maybe wintery weather tomorrow evening is just nuts.

Winter "weather" will make driving on 540 and 40 lots of fun.

(And global warming does not mean that there will never mean winter weather. It's about extremes in weather and many other things.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2013, 03:58 PM
 
9,198 posts, read 21,210,489 times
Reputation: 8516
Time to hit the store for bread, milk and beer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2013, 04:00 PM
 
2,911 posts, read 3,899,896 times
Reputation: 2407
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2013, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
8,267 posts, read 21,855,550 times
Reputation: 5537
We will probably just get rain for those of east of 85. Whenever we are just barely included on the map on the eastern edge of the storm like that, it usually just moves up the 85 corridor and we get cold, nasty rain instead of snow.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: The Carolinas
1,987 posts, read 1,910,858 times
Reputation: 6010
Default Just got back from the store with milk, bread and beer!

Bring it on!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: RTP area, NC
1,277 posts, read 3,026,998 times
Reputation: 946
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHTransplant View Post
Time to hit the store for bread, milk and beer.
oddly - i really don't have much food in the house so I'll be hitting the store in the morning.

yikes - must have wine/coffee/cocoa for a weather event! and not necessarily in that order!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2013, 05:11 PM
 
11,151 posts, read 13,819,253 times
Reputation: 18791
When snow is on the horizon, remember to "buy white": bread, milk, eggs and toilet paper .....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-16-2013, 05:42 PM
 
413 posts, read 742,548 times
Reputation: 388
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark of the Moon View Post
When snow is on the horizon, remember to "buy white": bread, milk, eggs and toilet paper .....
LOL and marshmallows to toast!
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:



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 > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, 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, 33, 34, 35 - Top