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Old 02-09-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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Default The coldest and/or wettest winter on record.

I don't know the stats, but will this go down as the coldest and/or wettest winter on record for R/D?
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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This is only our 5th winter here, but we are suffering noticeably and lamentably with horrible sinus issues, headaches, respiratory problems, mucus, etc. We are from New England for crying out loud and are just plain miserable.

Wet, caustic, horrible air, iron-gray skies and an overall feeling of doom and gloom.

I just keep talking to those daffodils in the front yard, trying to buck them up, get something going here.

Is it like this in Seattle? London? Elsewhere all the time? I wouldn't be able to take it. Where's my heat!??
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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We definitely won't see any heat til March. May sneak in a 70 or so in February though, but that's not really heat.

The cold has definitely been notable, the sad thing is we really haven't broken any records except maybe average departures from normal (if even that). Like many have said, it as been a prolonged cold as opposed to a severe one.

It sure has been wet but in the grand scheme of things will average out as a below average precipitation year last year and we're pretty much average this year as well. See....



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Old 02-09-2010, 08:13 PM
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The daffodils are coming out of the ground.

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Old 02-10-2010, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I don't know the stats, but will this go down as the coldest and/or wettest winter on record for R/D?
I'd really be surprised if it will. NC has had some mild winters the past couple of years. I think this year's weather is more like the winters in the 80s and early 90s. Raleigh's record low is -6 set in 1985.
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:44 AM
 
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The weather here leaves much to be desired.Unfortunatly all the charts and graphs are a guide at best.I have been here for only three years and have been through the worst drought in 50 years,the longest stretch of frigid in 30 years,and the wettest on record.Look,I know Ohio's winter is worse blah,blah,blah,but I can tell you if your moving here for a nice southern climate you need to go further down,cause when the honeymoon is over you will be wondering whats going on.Geographicly we are the mid atlantic and the weather proves it.
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:17 AM
 
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It's been a wet winter, but as far as being the wettest goes, even to be the wettest in the last 10 years depends on where you measure. Jordan lake had more rain in 2003, while Falls had more rain this year.
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:29 AM
 
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The weather here leaves much to be desired.Unfortunatly all the charts and graphs are a guide at best.I have been here for only three years and have been through the worst drought in 50 years,the longest stretch of frigid in 30 years,and the wettest on record.Look,I know Ohio's winter is worse blah,blah,blah,but I can tell you if your moving here for a nice southern climate you need to go further down,cause when the honeymoon is over you will be wondering whats going on.Geographicly we are the mid atlantic and the weather proves it.
I agree the climate sucks here
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Cary NC
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Is it like this in Seattle? London? Elsewhere all the time? I wouldn't be able to take it. Where's my heat!??
I used to live in London, and I can tell you that however grey, wet and cold this winter has been here in the triangle, it's much much worse in London!

Can't answer the OP's question, but I really don't think it's been particularly grey here this winter. Yes it's been cold and we've had our fair share of rain, but I'd say we've had a good portion of sunny days...even today it's freezing but the sun is out! I am probably not the best judge though having lived through many winters (or even full years) where it was rare to see the sunshine, I'll take what I can get

I dare say come the summer we'll all be complaining about how hot and humid it is
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