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1/16-1/17 Event OBS

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8 minutes ago, Cold Rain said:

Nice man.  That’s awesome. Congrats!

Just unreal at how heavy it waa coming down earlier... glad a lot of folks got in on the action!

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Just now, frazdaddy said:

Its a thing. Been out since noon.

Well crud.  The lights have been flickering quite a bit lately so it definitely makes me nervous.  

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3 minutes ago, FallsLake said:

What did you guys get down your way? Looks like some nice catch up snows this afternoon for many folks. 

We’re around 4”.  Maybe can make a run at 5, but that seems like a long shot.  Still got some decent snow coming down though.

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1 minute ago, Cold Rain said:

We’re around 4”.  Maybe can make a run at 5, but that seems like a long shot.  Still got some decent snow coming down though.

Looks like that back band may hold together and rotate over us.

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Looks like we're done for now in NE Cary just west of RDU, I measured 7" in the yard which is incredible! It's been great to follow a storm that finally panned out. I will say though, the number of near misses that we've had over the years have taught me far more about winter weather formation than I ever imagined.

Now we get to spend tomorrow digging ourselves out!

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3 minutes ago, Cold Rain said:

We’re around 4”.  Maybe can make a run at 5, but that seems like a long shot.  Still got some decent snow coming down though.

Great! It seems like this will be a decent storm for many of us. 

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17 minutes ago, Cold Rain said:

We’re around 4”.  Maybe can make a run at 5, but that seems like a long shot.  Still got some decent snow coming down though.

Awesome CR! I ended with 4.3" which was over GSP forecast. Enjoy it man. 

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By far, one of the best storms I've seen in awhile. I was laughing at myself on Sunday for even following something that would give me a 1/2" at best. Ended up with 3 1/2". What made this storm for me was the daytime snow. It snow almost all day and still have light snow falling! 

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Thanks guys.  It’s been a blast watching it pile up after waiting all morning.  The rates over he last few hours have been really good.  Too bad it’s ending now.  But we have lots of winter left

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Snow is starting back here as well,  most places around Danville are reporting between 8 and 9.5 inches. Only lived here about 3 years but this is the best storm I have experienced since the Christmas 2010 storm for many reasons.

1. Pleasant surprise- Even the HRRR, SREF, RGEM, NAM, etc was 3 or 4 inches too low on totals. EURO day before the storm had 2 to 3 inches. GFS had an inch or less..

2. Cold temps and quick accumulations- Temps were in the mid and upper 20s all event and ground temps were cold. This is the first storm I have had here that didnt have mixing or BL issues.

3. Region wide success- Weenies have rejoiced from Texas to VA. This winters forecast has been an epic fail from most including NOAA's vanilla la nina outlook. Warm and dry turned into record breaking cold and now above average snowfall for most of the southeast with 2 months or so left of snow chances.

 

 

 

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I've been at work all day so haven't read through all 40 pages of obs but here on the NW side of Cumming we had about .75" or so, not quite an inch I don't think but close. More impressive part of today, IMO, was the cold. My high was only 26.3 and low was 11.4. I'm not sure when the last time I had a high that low, perhaps the February '96 cold outbreak. Pretty impressive! BTW, it was a bit of a scary drive to work this morning. Waited for the sun to come out but still slid a little.

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Looks like we wringed out a 1/2” of fluffy powder with that decaying band for 4” total here.  No complaints from me, on to the next one.  Hopefully that one will be perfect start to finish and put us way above average for the year.

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We never really got cold enough for much snow to stick to the roads today.  But when the last band started to get here we were in the mid 20’s.  Now these flurries that won’t go away have added up enough to coat the roads white.  I thought tomorrow morning wasn’t going to be too bad.  Now it will probably be horrendous. 

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Not one of my highest totals but man this has been a great storm. I've seen daytime snow twice this year. Hard to beat a winter like this and still over a month to go. This winter will be compared to the ones back in the good ol' days. Our kids kids will look back at 2017-2018 and say "Man, what a time to be alive"

#RatesOvercame

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Either the radar is lying, or the HRRR is not modelling any of this back banding and we have a small surprise coming.

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Wow we have now passed the "hump" of temperatures and the snow is really piling up here now and still coming down at a great rate. Another inch could be easy here.

I'm 2 miles west of Wendell.

 

This is the protected side of building in a large flat area. 

 

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