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Old 01-28-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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I saw another TV weather map this morning, and for the Triangle, the prediction was 1 to 3 inches with much more snow north of here.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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WRAL seems to be the only one with a very snowy forecast (10 inches)...even suggesting the snow/ice line could be just south of Fayetteville. The other local news (WTVD, WNCN, N&O) and the Weather Channel are pointing more towards 1-3 inches with it being a more icy mix. However, the guy from the NWS in Raleigh is predicting significant snow accumulations for this area.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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It's sick that I'm hoping WRAL is right, isn't it.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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I am with NorasMom.....maybe we both have lost our minds?!
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Well, there go my plans to go to the beach this weekend.

We usually leave Friday night. We'll wait to see if we get ANYTHING and if this is just another false alarm, maybe we'll go on Saturday.

So, if I'm going to be stuck at home, we may as well have 3 inches of snow on Saturday. Then, Sunday's high should be about 45, high enough to melt the snow. That way, I can proceed to my home inspection, scheduled for Monday!

I don't want much, huh?!!

Vicki
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I saw another TV weather map this morning, and for the Triangle, the prediction was 1 to 3 inches with much more snow north of here.
I think that depends a LOT on where in the Triangle one is. Apex and Fuquay will get a lot less, North Raleigh and North Durham, watch out! "The Triangle" as a region appears to be right on the "sweet spot" where there is most uncertainty (as usual, it seems).
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I am so glad my wife and I bought our house last year in Northern Durham and 2 of our requirements were gas logs and a gas range. Also, our house is heated with gas, so come ice or snow, regardless of amount, no matter how long power goes out, we will stay warm and able to cook real food. Can't ask for much more!
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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Well, there go my plans to go to the beach this weekend.

We usually leave Friday night. We'll wait to see if we get ANYTHING and if this is just another false alarm, maybe we'll go on Saturday.

So, if I'm going to be stuck at home, we may as well have 3 inches of snow on Saturday. Then, Sunday's high should be about 45, high enough to melt the snow. That way, I can proceed to my home inspection, scheduled for Monday!

I don't want much, huh?!!

Vicki
Check the radar on Friday. If it's not snowing, and not "breathing down your neck" then go ahead and go to the beach. You'll be heading East, so you'll stay ahead of the weather, and from all accounts, this should clear out pretty well on Sunday. Take an extra pair of skivies. The worst that can happen is that you get stuck at the beach for an extra day. Live spontaneously!
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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How do we find out which streets are/will be closed for sledding?

Hoping the delayed snow will allow secondary roads to get cold enough for the ice/snow to stick. Other than streets, having a hard time planning where to take 10yo sledding: Art Museum; Lk Crabtree dam; Umstead Park trails.

Note to self: get gas for camp stove/lantern.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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Well, there go my plans to go to the beach this weekend.

We usually leave Friday night. We'll wait to see if we get ANYTHING and if this is just another false alarm, maybe we'll go on Saturday.
You should absolutely be fine leaving Friday night...at least with the latest models of this storm. It seems to be moving alot more slower and light snow will probably start after 9pm in the Triangle. So, if you're talking 11pm-midnight departure...probably not a good idea. But departure anywhere between 5pm and 9pm? Shouldn't be a problem.

It's your return that may pose as the greatest challenge. Sunday actually won't get out of the mid-30's. Monday will probably hit 40. The mess won't melt until later next week...and actually there's already the possibility of a smaller snow/mix event on Tuesday. If this proves to be a 10+ inch snow/ice mess that ends Saturday night...it'll be a messy, long ride back.

On another note...my beer fridge is empty...I must restock before it's too late.
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