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Old 12-21-2020, 12:47 PM
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Location: North Carolina
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Cold-air damming (CAD) is a big negative for the Piedmont area. It can be warmer further north but the area is socked in clouds and cold. Had a lot of it in the spring and with the latest noreaster where it was 33 and rain. I would rather just have snow or warm.
I think you're onto something there. That's what causes the cold (just above freezing) and bleak rains that can last for days on end. I remember about 10 years ago there was a system like this that lasted for two solid weeks in December.
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Old 12-21-2020, 03:36 PM
 
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I think you're onto something there. That's what causes the cold (just above freezing) and bleak rains that can last for days on end. I remember about 10 years ago there was a system like this that lasted for two solid weeks in December.
Cold air damming is prolific and legendary last year. Last June, a cold air damming event in mid June resulted in bleak days with Highs in the 50s while areas to the North were enjoying 70s and 80s.
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Old 12-23-2020, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Cold air damming is prolific and legendary last year. Last June, a cold air damming event in mid June resulted in bleak days with Highs in the 50s while areas to the North were enjoying 70s and 80s.
Well, Atlanta experienced the same weather with last day of May, 1st day of June being 55 degrees at noon.

Atlanta does not have any of the blocking effects from the mountains like the NC Piedmont does.

In my experience, Atlanta is exposed to the very cold fronts that swoop down from the Midwest and Plains states. We can see extreme changes in short amounts of time, however the cold air moderates quickly as Atlanta is not too far from the Gulf of Mexico.

NC's central region has the mountains to prevent very abrupt changes from fronts coming through, but in the winter Northeastern cold air sinks down from Virginia and stays for a while because there's other fronts can't sweep it out quickly.

Atlanta and Raleigh share similar weather, except Raleigh is a little colder and Spring is about 2-3 weeks behind Atlanta's.

March 15th you can expect people to take their first ride in convertibles with the top down.

March in the Northeast can be the most snowy....April is nothing but rain, May is their first good weather.

It's the end of the winters in the Northeast that suck, the cold weather doesn't want to release its grip, and every Spring the weather maps show the country all warm except for the little cool patch over New England.

Their summers are magnificent but short. By Labor day the nights are already in the upper 50s.
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Old 12-26-2020, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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Well, Atlanta experienced the same weather with last day of May, 1st day of June being 55 degrees at noon.

Atlanta does not have any of the blocking effects from the mountains like the NC Piedmont does.

In my experience, Atlanta is exposed to the very cold fronts that swoop down from the Midwest and Plains states. We can see extreme changes in short amounts of time, however the cold air moderates quickly as Atlanta is not too far from the Gulf of Mexico.

NC's central region has the mountains to prevent very abrupt changes from fronts coming through, but in the winter Northeastern cold air sinks down from Virginia and stays for a while because there's other fronts can't sweep it out quickly.

Atlanta and Raleigh share similar weather, except Raleigh is a little colder and Spring is about 2-3 weeks behind Atlanta's.

March 15th you can expect people to take their first ride in convertibles with the top down.

March in the Northeast can be the most snowy....April is nothing but rain, May is their first good weather.

It's the end of the winters in the Northeast that suck, the cold weather doesn't want to release its grip, and every Spring the weather maps show the country all warm except for the little cool patch over New England.

Their summers are magnificent but short. By Labor day the nights are already in the upper 50s.
Atlanta is certainly susceptible to the same cold air damming events like the NC piedmont, and that's one of the reasons that NE GA occasionally gets ice storms. Though, since Atlanta is further southwest, the cold air doesn't linger as long and can more easily get routed out.

Can't Stand the Gloomy Weather in the Southeast? Blame Cold Air Damming. - DAMWeather

As someone from the Northeast (albeit southern, perhaps more mid-atlantic area), I can say it is indeed more cold and rainy in the spring than further South. However, 70s in March isn't unusual and we do have nice days, usually starting in March, but in earnest in April. Also have weeks where it rains almost the entire week! Spring is very changeable.
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Old 12-30-2020, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Man I genuinely don't understand how people can LIKE hot and humid weather. It's so doggone uncomfortable. Breaking into a sweat walking from my front door to my car, cooling somewhat down on the drive to Target, sweating again walking across the parking lot, cooling down in the store, getting into a burning hot car again and start dripping with sweat.....GROSS. NO. NONONONONONO. NO!!!
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Old 12-30-2020, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I miss it LH. I love summer. It's by far my fave season. My ranking is
1. summer
2. spring
3. fall
4. winter.

I hate winter. Around May or June is my fave time of year with the whole blissful summer to look forward to.
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Old 12-30-2020, 03:01 PM
 
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I love winter! The best season
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Old 12-30-2020, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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ugh.

Just drove up too Mebane and back to drop something off and it was 41 and drizzling the whole way. Give me some heat and humidity and a popup thunderstorm any day over this.
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Old 12-30-2020, 05:38 PM
 
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ugh.

Just drove up too Mebane and back to drop something off and it was 41 and drizzling the whole way. Give me some heat and humidity and a popup thunderstorm any day over this.
Wasted cold. I want it 23 and snowing
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Old 12-30-2020, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Well, I'd rather have that occasionally, too, but if the choice is 23 and snowing, 41 and raining, or 90 with heat and humidity and a pop up thunderstorm, I'd pick 90 every time.
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