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Unread 09-27-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Anything is better than a Buffalo winter. I still remember when it snowed 7 feet in four days during Christmas. And, it has snowed two feet in 24 hours there.
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Unread 09-27-2009, 07:13 PM
 
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I am from MI and I have been here for 2 1/2 years. I absolutely adore NC weather. I am a person who hates being cold and loves hot weather. since i been here the first winter the worse it would get is a little snow early in the morning and it would be gone by sunrise. then this winter we did have a couple inches of snow and stuff closed down-it was great. but it seems like (maybe i'm wrong) the real winter is from december to february and it's usually gets as low as the 40's in the day time and at night average cold is like 20 degrees. You don't need a really thick coat or hat, gloves, boots. although it does get pretty cold at night. It seems like a very short winter and most of the time here it is warm or hot. I think MI summers are more humid. It just gets hot here but i love the way the heat feels-its like the sun beaming on you.
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Unread 09-27-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Anything is better than a Buffalo winter. I still remember when it snowed 7 feet in four days during Christmas. And, it has snowed two feet in 24 hours there.
I'm definitely not comparing the winters of Raleigh to Buffalo, but it has also snowed two feet in 24 hours here too.

Mike
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Unread 09-27-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'm definitely not comparing the winters of Raleigh to Buffalo, but it has also snowed two feet in 24 hours here too.

Mike
I bet it the snow didn't stick around to long!
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Unread 09-27-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I bet it the snow didn't stick around to long!
You're right, it only stuck around for a couple of weeks.

Mike
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Unread 09-27-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Below is a link to the NWS of Raleigh, NC and there is a wealth of info about past weather events.

Past Events -NWS Raleigh, NC

Mike
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Unread 09-27-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Below is a link to the NWS of Raleigh, NC and there is a wealth of info about past weather events.

Past Events -NWS Raleigh, NC

Mike
Mike is correct. But, to be fair, it was a "once in a lifetime" sort of event.
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Unread 09-27-2009, 10:59 PM
 
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That two-foot snow in the Raleigh area was something people here will probably see every 25-50 years, if that. What have we had since then that has been even close? Nothing. The most it's snowed in the last ten years has been maybe a few inches, and it's melted immediately, like in a couple of days.
Winter snow here?
Whimpy. Very Whimpy. And disappointing if you have kids who look forward to snow. Or even if you're an adult who loves it.
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toodie
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Unread 09-27-2009, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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That two-foot snow in the Raleigh area was something people here will probably see every 25-50 years, if that. What have we had since then that has been even close? Nothing. The most it's snowed in the last ten years has been maybe a few inches, and it's melted immediately, like in a couple of days.
Winter snow here?
Whimpy. Very Whimpy. And disappointing if you have kids who look forward to snow. Or even if you're an adult who loves it.
best,
toodie
Actually the most it has snowed in the last 10 years was that 20" snowstorm in 2000. Then we had a foot of snow around January 2-3, 2002. Since then we haven't topped much over 6" in any single storm. Which is nice if snow isn't your thing.
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Unread 09-28-2009, 05:14 AM
 
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I'm a fan of winter in Raleigh, we usually get just a couple of light snows and it typically melts quickly enough. Just be prepared when it does snow (or is predicted) because we have a few local customs that probably seem odd to Buffalo natives ... like the mere prediction of light snow causing a run on milk and bread.

My opinion, but the best part of winter here is the number of blue sky days .. even if its cold, the lack of overcast weather is a big plus.

Frank
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