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Old 01-27-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Is this your first Southern snowstorm? It will be like an extreme survival reality show.

E v e r y t h i n g
s t o p s.

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ive decided i will stock up on beer and ride this out on my balcony in a tent and pretend i'm on some extreme survival reality show.

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Old 01-27-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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LOL. It'll most likely melt before you can make any money. The most I remember it snowing here was two feet about a decade ago, and no one cared about "pushing" it because no one could go anywhere anyway, so it just sat there until it melted, and that took about a week.

Not like good ol' upstate NY.
Believe it of not...we haven't had too much "push worthy" snow this year in Rochester. We'll get at most about 5-6inches; and then it will actually go away within a few days...seems like we get steady flurries that don't accumulate to much....we just get them very very often. Have only had to use the snowblower twice this year. Which makes me sad because I like using the snowblower ! If you get a lot of snow in the triangle and the airport is still open I'll fly down there and snoblow some folk's driveways and sidewalks if they want!
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Is this your first Southern snowstorm? It will be like an extreme survival reality show.

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we got that sleet a few weeks back that lasted overnight. everyone seemed to freak out about that. i guess im excited? i want some real snow or winter to give it up and leave
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:56 PM
 
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I'd love some snow but this is poor timing for me! Who do I speak to about having this forecast moved back about 2 weeks???

My sons birthday party is on Saturday morning and he'd be heartbroken if we couldn't have it. He's been waiting since his real birthday (mid-December) for this!

I REALLY need to change my grocery shopping day from Fridays to Mondays too. It seems like all these "storms" have happened at the end of the week when we have no food left!

We have a generator that we moved down here with us from Western NY. Comes in handy when there is no power...especially when it's COLD out. I remember one storm up there when we lost power for 4 days when the outside temps were barely into the low 20's. Our house was down to 39 degrees and it was miserable. We purchased the generator, hubby hard-wired it to the furnace and 10 minutes later the power came back on.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:11 PM
 
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On the 11:20pm Wral news (late b/c of prez) I saw a snow map showing 7-9" for us, I was on the phone and didn't get to hear it but saw the map. The website isn't updated yet but you might want to ck in the am. Could this go down as one our record ones?

For those of you new to the area, the city of Raleigh closes certain neighborhood streets so the kids can sled. Hopefully they'll do it again this yr. I went to one inside the beltline, somewhere around N Hills(?). It was a fun. It should be on their website soon.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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On the 11:20pm Wral news (late b/c of prez) I saw a snow map showing 7-9" for us, I was on the phone and didn't get to hear it but saw the map. The website isn't updated yet but you might want to ck in the am. Could this go down as one our record ones?
I caught WRAL news on WRAZ 50 about a half hour earlier, and Mike Maze showed the current possible track of accumulations as the storm progressed, and most of the Triangle was in a 12-14 inches range. He also said it looks like the storm will take longer in getting here...more like a 9pm Friday start and end more later in the day on Saturday.

I guess, in other words...the Triangle will see anywhere from 2 inches - 16 inches of ice or snow.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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I guess, in other words...the Triangle will see anywhere from 2 inches - 16 inches of ice or snow.
Greg F should get wise, and just forcast "Anywhere from 0 - 30 inches". At least he'd finally get it right.

Watching the news, it "looks" like this one is for real....
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:12 AM
 
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I went to the Harris Teeter this morning before work and it was pretty slow. The bread aisle is already looking a little bit raided, but the selection was good. I strongly suggest that if you need to make a food shopping trip, you do so by lunch today. Now is when reality is going to set in for a lot of people that this storm is going to happen and on top of that, roads are going to be nasty at least through Monday.

Be prepared in case ice becomes an issue here. As we haven't had an icing event in the Triangle for a while, there are going to be some weak trees and limbs out there. I bet my neighbors are glad they just took out several white pines that were practically growing against their house!
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Snow will be what it will be. No worries.

The forecast on WRAL.com this morning says ice may be up to 1/2" in some areas.
That could be ugly.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:24 AM
 
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And she doesn't look too thrilled about it either

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