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Blizzard of 2016 - Official Obs Thread

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okay makes sense. So this is a good thing possibly? Will the ice be less b/c it is warmer? 

edited to add: I mean accumulation

 

Knightdale is a whole different animal than western wake where I am.  Knightdale will probably see more Frz Rain accumulation on elevated surfaces and trees and not much ice on the road.  If you switch or stay as snow/sleet, then you will get accumulation on the roads.

 

My area of wake should see more sleet accumulation on the roads and less of the frz rain accumulation on elevated surfaces.  But it doesn't take much freezing rain to cause issues.

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Been a mix of IP and ZR for a few hours here in south Raleigh. Just went out to check on the ice accretion thus far (see below). Several hours of ZR+ likely ahead as well.

 

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Knightdale is a whole different animal than western wake where I am.  Knightdale will probably see more Frz Rain accumulation on elevated surfaces and trees and not much ice on the road.  If you switch or stay as snow/sleet, then you will get accumulation on the roads.

 

My area of wake should see more sleet accumulation on the roads and less of the frz rain accumulation on elevated surfaces.  But it doesn't take much freezing rain to cause issues.

Lovely. K'dale will also have more power outages. We've had zero snow.

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Been a mix of IP and ZR for a few hours here in south Raleigh. Just went out to check on the ice accretion thus far (see below). Several hours of ZR+ likely ahead as well.

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Very much a similar story here. Up to 30f. Looks like a little less than a quarter inch accrual. No way we don't lose power looking at the radar, unless we can warm another 2-3 degrees.

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Sleet beat down here in Danville, VA now, close to 6 inches combined total.. If we can get to 10 i will be happy.. and surprised

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man, still pouring sleet, at least 1.5".  looks like snow is covering the yard.  hoping we stay sleet as long as possible.  we have little to no ice accretion so far

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Almost looks like a squall line coming through north central Georgia. Anybody have obs underneath it? I hoping that will hold together through the upstate. It's looking really impressive at the moment.

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man, still pouring sleet, at least 1.5". looks like snow is covering the yard. hoping we stay sleet as long as possible. we have little to no ice accretion so far

Same thing up here. Rather have the sleet than freezing rain, but wish we could get more snow.

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