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  1. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    He was one of the very few I remember nailing December and January. I wouldn't discount it....
  2. Potential 1/17-1/18 threat

    GSP not too excited for any additional backend accumulations from AFD. We’ll see. Pretty good snow falling right now in Cherryville from backend band setting up in last 30 minutes.
  3. 1/16-1/17 Event OBS

    Looks like close to 5” in Cherryville with 27 degrees and just started back. Actually some bigger flakes mixing in now. GSP doesn’t seem too excited for any backend accumulations. Guess we’ll see.
  4. Potential 1/17-1/18 threat

    Didn't paste the discussion but GSP going with trace to 1" in upstate with 1" and possibly higher amounts toward I 77. WWA to be issued for higher elevations of western NC. I am sure they still have time to adjust depending on later model runs.....
  5. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    As others have alluded to, maybe we are finally starting to see the worm turn in regards to the NAO. Outside of us getting a widespread SE big dog, it has been a rather remarkable winter so far. It went BN in November and has remained BN so far through January. Add in the Pre Christmas snow and the beach snowstorm plus 7 days IMBY below freezing and it has been an interesting couple of months. I would like to see a widespread SE winter storm since we have not seen one of those in a while. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/pna/nao_index_mrf.shtml
  6. The January 7-8th possible CAD storm

    Yep. During the ice storms in 2004 and 2005 the heavy freezin rain brought down power lines and trees but I had no issues getting around on the roads. The roads were wet but not icy. However, I remember a very light freezing rain event in Dec of 2010 that wasn’t forecast and it caused all kinds of accidents. I remember pulling into the parking lot at work and doing a 360.
  7. The January 7-8th possible CAD storm

    Very surprised to see NC DOT on Hwy 150 this afternoon treating the road between Lincolnton and Cherryville. However, light freezing rain events wreak more havoc on the roads than heavy events.
  8. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    Today I was driving north up 85 from Gastonia to Mt. Holly and when I crossed the first river on 85 past Gastonia (think it is South Fork River, I'm still new to NC) the river was completely frozen below. I am sure it was a thin layer of ice. Nevertheless, I can't imagine that's happened often in the past.
  9. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    Some have stated that we don't see snow in the SE when there is extreme cold. That is not entirely true. In the current case, the trough axis is a little too far east. Only a small change in the downstream pattern would change the fortunes of many on this board. In the meantime, I offer you this historical perspective regarding extreme cold and snow in the SE: Coldest month on record at GSP was January 1977; average temp. was 30.7 degrees F; measurable snow was recorded on the 3rd, 9th and 24th; Freezing rain on the 14th; coldest week was the famous cold snap of the 16th, 17th and 18th; the high temperature recorded for the entire month was 50 F and it occurred briefly on one day; Oddly enough no daily low temp records were broken in January of 77!
  10. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2017

    Some of you youngsters keep saying a multi day event is not likely but I will tell you that we had a few of these in the late 70’s and early 80’s. In Jan 82 we had the Air Florida storm. Started on Tuesday afternoon and ended on Thursday afternoon. We got 8” in upstate. There was also one in February of 80. BTW Feb 1980 is still coldest avg temp Feb on record at GSP culminating in March 1 blockbuster.
  11. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2017

    I hope I don’t get dry slotted
  12. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2017

    I was just curious how GSP has fared with seasonal snowfall when we have experienced measurable snowfall before Christmas. Below are the stats. Not overwhelming odds for above seasonal average snowfall but the 40 year average is 57% of winters experienced above average snowfall. The seasonal average at GSP is 4.7": 76/77 - 7.0" 81/82 - 12.1" 89/90 - .9" 93/94 - 2.8" 96/97 - 2.4" 2000/2001 - 6.3" 2010/2011 - 8.8"
  13. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2017

    Went to bed last night with nothing interesting in the next week or so. Looked at my I Phone this morning when I woke up and it shows a snowflake (No not a Tarheel fan) for next Wednesday. Pattern reminds me a lot of the couple of weeks leading up to the January 87 event. Rainy and warm the week before. Monster high coming down from the Dakotas the following week with a Miller crossing northern Florida on the heels of a strong cold front. GSP never mentioned the possibility of a snowstorm until 36 hours before the event. After 10" of snow it was brutally cold for weeks. Would love to see one more storm like that one in my lifetime.
  14. Mid to Long Term Discussion 2017

    "Clark, this is just a real nice surprise." Hopefully the King is still King