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superjames1992

February 16th - February 17th Snow/Ice Storm OBS

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Accident due to car sliding into center divider on I-385 at Roper Mountain Rd. Greenville, SC. I am so glad I left work when I did as I drive right by there. 

 

My bedroom window has a glaze of ice on it and I can't see out. I am hearing a ping or two every once in a while. 

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Outages are not as bad as i thought they would be. only 2,000 people without power so far. 

 

Very early on in this event... check back again tomorrow morning by 7-8am. The true scope should become clear by then.

 

what do you think is up with GSP?  They have dropped ZR total for Greenville co to nill.

 

Yea I have no clue... their freezing rain accumulation map does not appear to be based in reality at the moment (unless they are going with actual accretion of trees and exposed surfaces). If preicp rates are high enough, some of the total liquid precip won't actually accrete. 

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Moderate sleet has been falling in Taylors, SC (6 miles N of I-85 around Wade Hampton Blvd)

The roads are covered white...roads are bad, wrecks all over the place. School has already been canceled in Greenville County tomorrow.

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All sleet.  :axe:

Not good -- travel will nearly impossible if the moisture flow holds with these temperatures.  Amazing.  We are at 16F here and the snow if mixing with sleet.  Whaaaaaathe???

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Been watching the SPC Mesoscale Analysis, the below freezing bulge into NE GA has been pushing slightly SE/continuing to hold. Will be interesting around here if it continues to hold.

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Very early on in this event... check back again tomorrow morning by 7-8am. The true scope should become clear by then.

 

 

Yea I have no clue... their freezing rain accumulation map does not appear to be based in reality at the moment (unless they are going with actual accretion of trees and exposed surfaces). If preicp rates are high enough, some of the total liquid precip won't actually accrete. 

What's your sense of what tomorrow will look like for us down here Phil?

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Not good -- travel will nearly impossible if the moisture flow holds with these temperatures.  Amazing.  We are at 16F here and the snow if mixing with sleet.  Whaaaaaathe???

This might end up being the most frustrated I've been with a storm. We are a warm nose away from a huge storm. I've never seen snow with temperatures this cold. Tomorrow is going to be bad with sleet accumulation

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I can be corrected but thus wasn't a classic CAD, more InSitu with extremely cold and dry air that just wasn't handled well by any of the models. Classic CAD would've been nice HP anchored up North with strong NE winds coming down to reinforce. This time we got a late turn to NE but it pulled more of the low DP's down to reinforce the "wedge." Definitely a situation to remember and kudo's to Lookout for recognizing it very early.

You are correct more of an in situational cad. Haven't had one of those in a while either.

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Yea the severity of this ice storm will be at least on par with Jan 29-30 2005, although this one might be worse given the likelihood that more of this falls as FZRA in Greenville and much of upstate, SC. 

 

The worst ice storm I ever lived through was the Dec 4-5 2002 event. Even though it was worse up in Raleigh, NC... we got hit pretty hard in the upstate too. We probably won't see high enough precip totals to rival that event, but somewhere between the 2005 and 2002 event could definitely be attainable. 

 

Yup, 2002 was awful.  When hardwoods are cracking under the weight of the ice, you know it's bad.  Not gonna wish that on my worst enemy.  Can't believe that was 12-13 years ago!

 

Nothing crazy going on currently. Thin coating of sleet/snow on sidewalks and some roads.  A lull at this time.

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Sleet and freezing rain coming down steadily. We started this afternoon around 3pm with beautiful snow for about 30 minutes. Then it turned to sleet. Now it's 28° with sleet and freezing rain. I hope the qpf stays on the low side.

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Painful as in a lot of qpf and bad. I want to keep my electricity. It's like that line from The lost World of Jurassic Park:

"Hang on folks. This is about to get bad."

LOL. Good luck down there!

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what do you think is up with GSP?  They have dropped ZR total for Greenville co to nill.

I live near Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville, SC. It's 27 with sleet. The roads are white. I just posted a remark on the GSP NWS Facebook page, suggesting they look outside and change their forecast. They have no mention of sleet in their forecast, even though its been sleeting for several hours. 

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Of course it is. I don't know how your area seems to luck out everytime. In CLT saw some light token flurries about the size of fleas and that was it for the snow.

Same here in N. Charlotte - lasted a good 30 minutes now rain and 27 degrees

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Beginning to hear the first pops and cracks. Several trees are noticeably leaning. Low level clouds streaming to the east.

Scanner starting to get a bit active with trees down or laying on power lines in parts of the county (Forsyth, GA.)

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Yea, this is setting up to be worse than 2005 IMO.  We've got quite a river of moisture pointed our way on the radar and there's no way the sleet can hold on much longer. With temps in the upper 20's and another inch of liquid heading this way i'm thinking widespread 1/2 inch ice totals are on the way.

 

 

Edit: My temp is still dropping, i'm at 29.2/27.0 right now.

 

radar is just down right impressive, the most impressive i have seen with a winter storm in a long time.  if the warmer air doesnt make it in we could get clobbered lol

 

it looks like there is a mix of sleet and frz rain again (or mist) the roads are competlely covered now and trees have noticeable ice in them

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radar is just down right impressive, the most impressive i have seen with a winter storm in a long time.  if the warmer air doesnt make it in we could get clobbered lol

 

it looks like there is a mix of sleet and frz rain again (or mist) the roads are competlely covered now and trees have noticeable ice in them

 

gainesville says 30 still setting here at 28 imby its crazy amount of ice here in south hall

starting to see some outages http://outagemap.georgiapower.com/external/default.html

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