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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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Default In like a Ferocious Lion: Major Snowstorm POSSIBLE Mid-Week

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Unread 02-26-2010, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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it's supposed to be mid-50s. i dont see a major snowstorm...
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Unread 02-26-2010, 04:28 PM
 
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WRAL weather has snow on its forecast for Wednesday...

Weather - Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Cary forecasts and radar :: WRAL.com
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Unread 02-26-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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Major????
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Unread 02-26-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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The National Weather Service might be the expert to consult here. The map above is from them.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 07:29 PM
 
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This is the GFS computer model forecast for RDU next week:

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Unread 02-26-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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they make money when people watch the news....
weather channel says rain/snow during the day, but a high of 49. i dont see how that would be a major storm. my relatives in NY got 2 feet of snow, followed by 2 feet of snow this week. that's a major storm. not snow in the air.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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Hopefully it will be like this last snow...beautiful for a few hours then completely gone!
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Unread 02-27-2010, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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Update forecast for next week (Mid-Week)

POTENTIAL STILL EXIST FOR A LATE SEASON WINTER STORM FOR MOST OF
CENTRAL NC LATE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.

MODEL GUIDANCE HAS COME INTO DECENT AGREEMENT WITH THE TUE-THU
PORTION OF THE FORECAST...DEPICTING A PHASING OF THE NORTHERN
STREAM ENERGY DROPPING SWD FROM THE GREAT LAKES INTO THE LOWER OH/TN
VALLEYS WITH THE SOUTHERN BRANCH SYSTEM CROSSING THE DEEP SOUTH
TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. THE PHASING OF THE TWO SYSTEMS SHOULD
LEAD TO STRONG FRONTOGENESIS NEAR THE SURFACE AND ALOFT OVER THE SE
U.S. LATE TUESDAY THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY...LEADING TO INCREASING
CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION. FOR THE TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT
PHASE...STILL PREFER THE ECMWF DUE TO ITS CONSISTENCY AND THE GFS
HAVING A TENDENCY TO BE TOO QUICK WITH ITS PRECIP INITIATION OVER
THE SE U.S. INCREASING DIFFLUENCE ALOFT TUESDAY COUPLED WITH
INCREASING MOISTURE ADVECTION FROM THE S-SE SHOULD CAUSE PRECIP TO
OVERSPREAD THE REGION FROM THE S-SW SHORTLY AFTER DAYBREAK. BASED ON
CURRENT MODEL TIMING...EXPECT PRECIP TO REACH THE NORTHERN COUNTIES
BY LATE MORNING OR MID DAY. USING A BLEND OF THE PARTIAL THICKNESSES
SUGGEST RAIN OVER THE FAR SOUTH AND SE QUARTER OF THE REGION WITH
SNOW MOST LIKELY OVER THE FAR NW WITH A BAND OF RAIN/SNOW MIXED IN
BETWEEN. WHILE CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING FOR THREAT FOR WINTRY
PRECIP...STILL 4-5 DAYS OUT. THUS...WILL GO CONSERVATIVE AND KEEP
PRECIP MOSTLY LIQUID ACROSS THE SOUTH AND EAST WITH RAIN OR SNOW
THREAT IN THE FAR N-NW.

TUESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY....THIS APPEARS TO BE THE
CRITICAL PART OF THE FORECAST AS MID/UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM STRENGTHENS
APPRECIABLY JUST WEST OF THE FORECAST AREA ...LEADING TO THE
DEVELOPMENT OF 700MB LOW IN VICINITY OF HATTERAS AND RAPID DEEPENING
OF SURFACE CYCLONE OFFSHORE. DEEPENING NLY LOW LEVEL WILL USHER
COLDER AIR INTO THE REGION FROM A MODIFIED ARCTIC AIR MASS TO OR
N-NW. THIS SHOULD CAUSE PRECIP TO CHANGE OVER TO MAINLY SNOW ACROSS
THE NORTH AND WEST SECTION AND A MIX OF RAIN/SNOW IN THE EAST.
STEEPENING LAPSE RATES IN THE MID LEVEL AND FRONTOGENESIS ALOFT WILL
SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR PRECIP BANDING ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE 700MB
LOW. THIS THREAT WILL BE HIGHEST OVER THE COASTAL PLAIN COUNTIES. IF
MID LEVEL LOW DEVELOPS FARTHER INLAND...THEN THREAT FOR HEAVIER
PRECIP WOULD OCCUR CLOSER TO THE HIGHWAY 1 CORRIDOR.

SINCE BEST DYNAMICS CURRENTLY DEPICTED SOUTHEAST-EAST OF
REGION...WILL CONTINUE FORECAST OF HIGHER POPS SE...TRENDING LOWER
TO THE NW. ALSO...MODEL GUIDANCE SUGGEST HIGHER PRECIP AMOUNTS WILL
OCCUR IN VICINITY OF LOW LEVEL CONFLUENCE ZONE THAT SETS UP EAST-SE
OF OUR FORECAST AREA. THUS...WHILE WINTRY PRECIP STILL APPEARS TO BE
A GOOD BET FOR AT LEAST THE PIEDMONT COUNTIES TUESDAY NIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY...PRECIP AMOUNTS APPEAR MEAGER. WILL MAINTAIN POPS NO
HIGHER THAN CHANCE AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER IF MODEL TRENDS CONTINUE IN
LATER MODEL RUNS...WILL BE NECESSARY TO INCREASE POPS FOR LATE
TUESDAY THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THU...UPPER LEVEL LOW CROSSES NEAR OR JUST
NORTH OF CENTRAL NC. PIECES OF VORTICITY ROTATING AROUND THIS
FEATURE MAY INCREASE THE THREAT FOR SNOW SHOWERS WED NIGHT INTO THU.
QUESTION THOUGH IF SUB CLOUD LAYER WILL BE TOO DRY TO SUPPORT PRECIP
REACHING THE GROUND. WILL KEEP THIS PART OF THE FORECAST DRY FOR
NOW. DRY AND COOL CONDITIONS ANTICIPATED THU NIGHT INTO FRI AS
SURFACE RIDGE BUILDS INTO REGION IN WAKE OF DEPARTING CYCLONE.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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I'm just a bit snowed-out from spending time snowed-in.

Maybe this will be the last pretty snowfall of the season. This past Wednesday was perfect. I could watch the beautiful snowflakes from the windows in the house, but open the front door to find nothing there.

If this does comes to pass, I'll be ready with my tarp. My 'experiment' is to lay one out on an area in the backyard, so I can pull it back and expose the ground for the poor dogs, who just act l-o-s-t when the snow covers the ground. Dog people tell me this is because there is no scent?

And I guess I'll be cooking-up-a-storm -- chili, stew, soup! Have you noticed how the canned kidney and pinto beans disappear at the grocer's?
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