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I would say NC is  prepared as it can be.  I saw brine on the highways from downtown Raleigh to Charlotte.  Plus there is a bread and milk shortage in the metro area for our famous NC Milk sandwiches.   I did see some milk for real at the Whole Foods in Waverly today if you need some.  

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Here's to a good snowfall on both sides of the Apps! Y'all are the clear winners here, but with a forecast of 2-5" for Knoxville, I can't complain either!

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It's gonna be a heck of a lot of sleet here in Charlotte. Hopefully trends more towards snow than just freezing rain. Tight gradient N to S as well.

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As of 10:30 PM, extremely light snow in northern Gaston Co. that's barely visible. And once it starts falling heavy (if it does) I predict it has a while to go to cut through the wet above-freezing ground as so courteously laid down by the warmer layer earlier.

I get the reasoning for meteorologists forecasting for worst-case scenario, it's better to make people overprepare than underprep. However in the case of winter weather and lowland NC, it should be the exception for one reason; folks here will never, ever underprepare if they hear a *peep* of snow or ice. You don't have to worry about that when every John and Jane Doe cleans the markets out of perishables, as they do here, so you might as well forecast what's more likely the median or less.

In all my years of living here - born and raised - I have yet to see one winter storm whose low temp or severity takes us by remarkable surprise.

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^The whole system and snow-ice line shifted to the north. This storm is now more of an ice event for Charlotte, heaviest snow between 40 and Virginia, and more snow into Virginia. 

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3 hours ago, southslider said:

^The whole system and snow-ice line shifted to the north

Yep, and this is about the tenth time I remember this happening. You'd think that over time they'd adjust the computer models to anticipate this near-constant event, but apparently not.

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Yep I have lots of sleet some icing on the trees but I can still see my grass and I am east of the city.  My brother in Kannapolis has more snow less sleet than I do.  

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5 hours ago, CLT2014 said:

This is just a good place for me to vent that every single weekend seems to have had miserable weather for outdoor activities lately. It has either been raining, snowing, or gloomy.  Here's to rain tomorrow night and Saturday! Looks like Sunday might be the first nice weekend day in a while. I'm tired of being in the office looking at sunny skies, leaving in the dark, and getting to Saturday just to have it rain at 45 degrees hahaha!

So much for my Whitewater Center season pass. Way too many weekends this fall with terrible weather only to be followed by days of sun monday-friday.

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I blame all the people whining about Summer never ending.  We've had 3 days in Dec with a high of 60+, and that was Dec 1,2,3.

Over the last 12 years, we've averaged 11 days of 60+ degrees in Charlotte.  But that includes only 4 days in 2009 and only 2 in 2010!  On the other end, 22 days in 2015.

I mean look at these December highs in 2015: 53,64,52,55,57,62,66,61,64,68,69,74,71,70,76,70,59,58,50,54,56,63,67,73,74,74,72,72,76,68,64

Compared to the freezing hell of 2010: 67,49,51,41,45,38,36,37,44,47,50,48,33,35,40,48,53,37,47,43,47,63,47,48,42,33,38,50,48,47,58

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33 minutes ago, grodney said:

I blame all the people whining about Summer never ending.  We've had 3 days in Dec with a high of 60+, and that was Dec 1,2,3.

Over the last 12 years, we've averaged 11 days of 60+ degrees in Charlotte.  But that includes only 4 days in 2009 and only 2 in 2010!  On the other end, 22 days in 2015.

I mean look at these December highs in 2015: 53,64,52,55,57,62,66,61,64,68,69,74,71,70,76,70,59,58,50,54,56,63,67,73,74,74,72,72,76,68,64

Compared to the freezing hell of 2010: 67,49,51,41,45,38,36,37,44,47,50,48,33,35,40,48,53,37,47,43,47,63,47,48,42,33,38,50,48,47,58

Colder temps are doable... what really sucks is it has been wet and gross. 45 degrees with bright sunny skies: great for taking the bike out, running, hiking, etc... you just dress appropriately. 

45 degrees, a cold wind, and rain (like today), isn't fun for much outdoors. 

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Temperatures

January - Near or slightly below average.

February - Well below average.

March - Near or slightly below average.

https://weather.com/forecast/national/news/2018-12-20-january-february-march-2019-us-temperature-outlook-the-weather

Chance of snow on Christmas.

Boone: 19 percent 

Asheville: 7 percent 

Raleigh: 3 percent 

Greensboro: 3 percent 

Charlotte: 2 percent 

Wilmington: 1 percent 

Fayetteville: 0 percent

https://patch.com/north-carolina/charlotte/holiday-weather-forecast-chance-white-christmas-nc

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On 12/21/2018 at 10:24 AM, C85 said:

Temperatures

January - Near or slightly below average.

February - Well below average.

March - Near or slightly below average.

https://weather.com/forecast/national/news/2018-12-20-january-february-march-2019-us-temperature-outlook-the-weather

Chance of snow on Christmas.

Boone: 19 percent 

Asheville: 7 percent 

Raleigh: 3 percent 

Greensboro: 3 percent 

Charlotte: 2 percent 

Wilmington: 1 percent 

Fayetteville: 0 percent

https://patch.com/north-carolina/charlotte/holiday-weather-forecast-chance-white-christmas-nc

I've become a pessimist the past few years of living in the South.

With that in mind, bring on the 33 degree rain!

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11 hours ago, norm21499 said:

Only a 1/10th of an inch? That isn't worth reporting haha

I did not even read that I just posted it. lol

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Unfortunately no blue skies to show off on All Star Weekend and rain is in the forecast. Temps are average for February.

Friday, Cloudy, H 63, L 52

Saturday, Clouds and Rain, H 58, L 38

Sunday, AM Drizzle and Cloudy, H 52, L 40

Note this is from Accuweather. Anybody have a different forecast?? Maybe some sun?!

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Saturday rain probability is now up to 90%. Heaviest rain in the morning. It will be at 40% when All-Star Saturday Night starts on TV at 8PM. 

Sunday will have scattered showers, but rain odds falling to 19% by the time the All Star Game starts at 8PM. Doesn't look like sun is in the forecast all Friday onwards. 

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