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  1. cheapdad00

    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    So to sort out this direction discussion, West is 270 degrees, North is 360 degrees (or 0). NW would be halfway between at 315 degrees. WNW would be halfway between W and NW, so 292.5 degrees. So Florence is considered as moving NW because 305 degrees is closer to 315 (NW) than it is to 292.5 (WNW)?
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    March 12th-13th ULL Discussion

    Yes, they are. No baseball practice today.... https://www.wcpss.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=12&ModuleInstanceID=4225&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=119367&PageID=16
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    Jan 16-17 SE Snow Prediction Contest ($ Reward)

    Thanks. Thanks for setting up the contest. My strategy was to have the highest total projected for rdu. Unfortunately, I overshot and didn't pay as much attention to other locations (although my projection matched what I ended up with 10 miles away in NW Cary). Congrats to all those who underperformed.
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    1/16-1/17 Event OBS

    I'm 3/4 mile west of you and we measured 5" about 30 min ago. Still snowing steady.
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    Potential 1/17-1/18 threat

    I confirm, light snow in west cary.
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    Jan 16-17 SE Snow Prediction Contest ($ Reward)

    Reverse - reverse mojo prediction AVL (Asheville, NC) - 1" GSP (Greenville/Spartanburg, SC) - 1.5" CLT (Charlotte, NC) - 3.5" GSO (Greensboro, NC) - 5.5" RDU (Raleigh, NC) - 8.2" DAN (Danville, VA) - 4.7" PGV (Greenville, NC) - 1.3" ORF (Norfolk, VA) - 2.2"
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    Potential 1/17-1/18 threat

    That was the storm that made Fishel get ultra-conservative. He posted totals equaling Carolina Crusher totals from earlier in the year. The storm shifted east and was not as strong, no snow in Raleigh. Since then it has been a few inches at best. They did forecast more than 4" for last January's system - but that fizzled due to warm nose: http://www.wral.com/weather/image_gallery/16401198/
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    Potential 1/17-1/18 threat

    Didn't that happen a couple of weeks ago with the coastal crusher? [Or did the snow that fell in FL not accumulate] Still an infrequent achievement.
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    Jan 6-8 Winter Storm Observations

    I'm about a half mile east of you and I had a very short period of all snow, been either all sleet or sleet/snow mix for the last few hours.
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    Blizzard of 2016 - Official Obs Thread

    That aligns with my brother's 32" in Rockville and my parents' 23" in Annapolis.
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    Blizzard of 2016 - Official Obs Thread

    Did you lose power? Mine went out around 6 this morning.
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    Blizzard of 2016 - Official Obs Thread

    Same here in NW Cary. Pouring sleet. So far no accretion on trees.
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    Your favorite snow event

    I grew up in MD and this was the first big snow I remembered. I think the mayor decided not to do any plowing so the 5 ft drift stuck around in the middle of our street for at least a week. Remember walking to the sliding glass door and my little brother saying the snow was taller than he was. There was a Feb 1983 storm which dumped 2 ft on us which was the first time I experienced thundersnow - very memorable. In NC, favorite storms were Carolina crusher and Jan 1996 where everything was a sheet of ice, followed by Christmas 2010 storm.
  14. And then they tore down the goalposts after the game, it was great.
  15. So sorry for your loss. So did the water make it to the 1st floor or all the way into the attic? What kind of snake is that at the door? Did you find him inside the house or just by the door?