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Old 12-13-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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Is this normal?? Just wondering if you guys always get this much rain all the time or if this is really quirky or what. Our place is super water-logged.
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Is this normal?? Just wondering if you guys always get this much rain all the time or if this is really quirky or what. Our place is super water-logged.
We are ahead of averages on precipitation for December.
But we are below average for the year to date.
As of yesterday at RDU

All according to the N&O Almanac in today's issue.

MTD total--3.92"
Normal MTD--1.10"
+2.82"

YTD Total--38.26"
Normal YTD--41.11"
-2.85"

So, in less than 2 weeks, we have halved the YTD deficit.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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I remember when I flew down here for job interviews during a January week, it rained hard every single day I was here. I moved anyway.

When snow is hitting elsewhere, we seem to get a lot of rain.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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I know all this rain is a downer at times, but considering the horrible dought we hadd in 07-08' I am loving all the rain. I was over at Falls Lake yesterday and it is flowing over the brim! Over 430,000 people in Wake county rely on the lake for drinking water. Come next summer we will all be thankful that our lake was filled up over the winter.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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I have lived here since 1991 and cannot remember a time where it rained on such a consistent basis as it has lately? There would be spurts here and there, but not 2-3 times a week for several weeks like this. Maybe I'm just noticing this more now b/c it alwasy seems to fall on trash pickup days!

I agree though.....I would much rather have rain than snow or ice....
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I cant believe there a too much rain thread. I just did a search and there was 30 drought related threads when that was our problem
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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We're in an El Nino year, which will typically mean a very wet winter in the southeast
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:44 AM
 
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The extended weather models also show a potential shift towards storms that track up the east coast starting next weekend. That storm track allows us to be colder during the period of precipitation thus a better shot at the white stuff.

A white Christmas in Raleigh is very rare, but ...

Frank
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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We're in an El Nino year, which will typically mean a very wet winter in the southeast
It seems like the winter of '97-'98 was an El Nino year and I recall it being quite depressing...at least for someone who likes cold temps, snow & clear sunny skies. I almost never wore a heavy coat that winter as it was often mild, wet and cloudy...much like we've experienced so far this season.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:06 AM
 
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Well I much prefer the rain to the previous year's drought. Although it would be nice if it was sunnier on weekends.
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