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Old 03-05-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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I have vivid memories of that storm -- I drove from Durham to Greensboro for the ACC Finals in the middle of that; only about 2500 people made it to the game. For once, parking wasn't a problem...
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I believe that's when we got 18" -22" in Greenville, my car (chromed land yacht) was stuck for 2 days in a drift between buildings.
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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I had just had my 4th baby and my mother hired a maid to help me for a week. A dream come true but then it snowed and the maid never made it to my house. Somehow I got through the week with a new baby and a house full of little kids.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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I, too was in kindergarden. I remember that my momma's car got stuck. We lived in Robeson County back then. We were just outside of town and had to walk in town to get help. I remember it well. I had to walk in my brother's footprints and his stride was longer than mine. lol.... I remember the snow came up to almost my knees.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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I remember that one well. I was on duty that day, and recall assisting Wake Co. EMS carry a lady in labor over several blocks of snow to their vehicle. The snow was simply too deep to roll her by stretcher, and EMS was unable to get their vehicle any closer. It was long day, and it was another long day the next day getting home
I may have been working that day myself, with EMS.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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That was the day I was born, my dad always told me the story of how we was waiting for that day so he could run the red lights on the way to the hospital but the power had taken out all of the lights so there were no red lights anyway.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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I was only 3, so I don't remember it, but you may want to look at NOAA's forecasts for Tues/Wed of next week.....same time as 1980
And I think the Almanac is calling for a huge March storm...

Just entertainment
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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There is a good chance of significant Snow for the Triangle late next Tuesday into Wednesday. This comes form a very reliable source.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
-- Changed Discussion --AS OF 255 AM FRIDAY...

THE LATEST FORECAST GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO CONVERGE TOWARD A
POTENTIAL WINTER STORM FOR PORTIONS OF OUR REGION TUE-WED. THE
00Z/26 ECMWF WAS PREFERRED WITH THE TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THE
SURFACE LOW FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO NE ALONG THE SC/NC COAST THIS
PERIOD. THIS MODEL IS PREFERRED NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF ITS CONSISTENCY
IN THE LAST FEW DAYS IN DEPICTING THIS WAVE... BUT BECAUSE THIS
WINTER SEASON HAS BROUGHT SEVERAL SYSTEMS FROM THE GULF OR DEEP
SOUTH THEN CURVE UP THE EAST COAST (SHARPLY IN SOME CASES AND NOT AS
SHARP IN OTHERS). IN GENERAL... MOST MODELS HAVE BEEN SLOW IN
LIFTING THESE SYSTEMS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE COAST SEVERAL DAYS OUT.
THE LIGHT SNOW EVENT OVER ALL OF THE STATE OF NC SEVERAL WEEKS AGO
AND THE DECEMBER 18-19 2009 SNOW/ICE STORM WERE TWO GREAT EXAMPLES.
THEREFORE... THE ECMWF REMAINS FAVORED FOR ITS CLOSEST TRACK TO THE
COAST LATE TUE-WED. THE MODEL HAS HAD SUPPORT FROM THE ENSEMBLES
GUIDANCE FOR SEVERAL DAYS AND IS NOW GETTING SUPPORT FROM OTHER
GUIDANCE.

THERE APPEARS THAT THEIR WILL BE A MARGINALLY STRONG SURFACE HIGH
(1025 MB OR SO) IN THE PREFERRED PLACE (GREAT LAKES INTO PA) TO
DELIVER DRY COLD SURFACE AIR INTO OUR DAMMING REGION TUESDAY (AS THE
EVENT UNFOLDS). THIS SHOULD SUPPLY ENOUGH COLD DRY AIR IN SUCH
STRONG HYBRID DAMMING WILL ENSURE OVER OUR PIEDMONT... ONCE THE
EVAPORATIVE COOLING PROCESS WITH STEADY PRECIPITATION OCCURS. THEN
THE SYSTEM ITSELF IS EXPECTED TO GENERATE ITS OWN COLD AIR AS THE
MID/UPPER LOW CLOSES OFF AND POSSIBLY TRACKS FROM THE TN VALLEY ESE
ACROSS GA/SC THEN NE ALONG COASTAL NC TUE NIGHT AND WED.

WE WILL MAINTAIN A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM THREAT FOR THE
CLIMATOLOGICALLY PREFERRED PIEDMONT PORTION OF CENTRAL NC ESPECIALLY
LATE TUE INTO WEDNESDAY. A NARROW TRANSITION ZONE WITH A WELL
DEFINED SNOW/RAIN LINE CAN BE EXPECTED WITH A MILLER "A" LOW TRACK
NEAR THE COAST. THIS RAIN/SNOW LINE SHOULD MOVE EAST THROUGH OUR
REGION WED IF THE MID/UPPER LOW CUTS OFF AND TRACKS JUST TO OUR
S-SE. MANY AREAS MAY GET IN ON MEASURABLE AND EVEN SIGNIFICANT SNOW
BY THE STORMS END.

National Weather Service Forecast Office - WFO, Raleigh, NC
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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^ Yeah, I was just going to say I'd heard Greg Fischel mention about a 50-50 (at the moment) chance of a "major snow" next week! As someone else said, those March storms can be doozies!
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:04 PM
 
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I was working at the Days Inn in Gold Rock(Rocky Mount) when the March 1980 snow storm hit. It was miserable. We had a motel full of people and cooked whatever we had to feed them. Guests complained alot but they could not leave! Eventually they had to get front end loaders to move the snow so we get rid of the guests..finally!
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