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Looks like we will end with about 2 inches on the colder surfaces in Raleigh. Pics tomorrow. I love that I was wrong in my prediction.

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3 minutes ago, eyewall said:

Looks like we will end with about 2 inches on the colder surfaces in Raleigh. Pics tomorrow. I love that I was wrong in my prediction.

:lol:   I'm glad to see this winter wasn't a total bust for you. I know how hard of an adjustment moving from Elsa's wonderland has been for you  ;)  

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2 minutes ago, SnowDeac said:

Wonder if there is any ground truth to that band building back just east of hickory. Weird. Not a deform band, right?

Where did that come from? Looks legit on radar at least. Maybe someone in WS can verify any ground truth right about now..

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I’m in Wilmington for work tonight. Made the 3 1/2 lovely drive in constant steady rain. 
just stuck my head outside...and still just raining steady here.. fwiw

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6 minutes ago, SnowDeac said:

Wonder if there is any ground truth to that band building back just east of hickory. Weird. Not a deform band, right?

Yes, it’s over me right now.  Light snow at the moment.

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58 minutes ago, mackerel_sky said:

Temp has went up a degree the last hour! We can’t even get black ice right!:scooter:

Mine too, actually almost 2 degrees from my low. Would be funny if it never gets below freezing tonight and the kids have a day off anyway. 36.5 here. 

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Well after 14 hours of steady rain, amounting to 1.39", it has finally changed over to snow with some sleet mixed in. Temp 34/33.

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Nice for most of NC to score this winter...finally

Would have been great for some colder temps in the Triangle.  We'd had a slog if so.  Easily got plenty from the sky but BL temps killed us today.

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At GSO they received 2.0" with 0.26" QPF which ended up being right in line with the Kuchera estimate of 7-8:1 for the area in the HRRR.

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Wouldn’t have helped CLT (most likely) but frustrated for y’all further east that this “coastal” isn’t going to get going. If this was a true Miller A with a costal forming near and riding up the coast, the triangle and points east would be getting a foot. Thinking that’s what the NAM was honking on in its monster runs. 

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3 minutes ago, Leesville Wx Hawk said:

 

I have a little over 3 “ about 3 “ north of RDU.  We lucked out Eyewall!  It was looking bad my friend.

I about 4 miles N of you. Didn't realize we got 3'', but I haven't been outside in awhile.

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Not official but took measures about 7pm and saw we got more.  Not bad considering melting!  Basically KRDU plus a bit here in the snow belt region just N of RDU and there is a difference as you already know.

 

It seems we get a bit more enhancement when storms start to amp a bit off the coast which throws more moisture back into colder air and slows the western edge (back edge) down for a bit and sometimes retrogrades for an hour or 2, not much sometimes, but definitely noticeable other times which makes a big difference (again part of the Wake county gradient equation).  The pivot is how we score more and part of the northern Wake advantage imho because we are cold enough to take advantage with perhaps a small degree of orographic lifting  enhancement in the far NW side of the county.  

Just a to let y'all know  I KNEW there was a HUGE Wake County gradient and insisted that we live in the most NW part of Wake county possible and we are a good gap wedge from Durham county (better schools in Wake but I digress).  My wife was good and so am I.  At the end of the day if you're a snow lover, MAKE sure that you live where you get snow!  It's a must for us snow geese.  Otherwise, it will frustrate you to no end.  I had to go to a place that we had sledding every year and could enjoy it.  There is a HUGE difference folks and it is real, at least for now.

 

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2.75" outside chapel hill, elevated surface. looks like 1 more band left to come through but i'm not going to wait on it. 

 

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Little over 2.5” here. Oh what could’ve been with better BL temps. Oh well, salvaged the season, got to watch it snow for 8 hours and had a great time tracking it! It’s absolutely beautiful out. Still snowing atm but not going to amount to anything more. Congrats to all who scored today!

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50 minutes ago, Leesville Wx Hawk said:

Not official but took measures about 7pm and saw we got more.  Not bad considering melting!  Basically KRDU plus a bit here in the snow belt region just N of RDU and there is a difference as you already know.

 

It seems we get a bit more enhancement when storms start to amp a bit off the coast which throws more moisture back into colder air and slows the western edge (back edge) down for a bit and sometimes retrogrades for an hour or 2, not much sometimes, but definitely noticeable other times which makes a big difference (again part of the Wake county gradient equation).  The pivot is how we score more and part of the northern Wake advantage imho because we are cold enough to take advantage with perhaps a small degree of orographic lifting  enhancement in the far NW side of the county.  

Just a to let y'all know  I KNEW there was a HUGE Wake County gradient and insisted that we live in the most NW part of Wake county possible and we are a good gap wedge from Durham county (better schools in Wake but I digress).  My wife was good and so am I.  At the end of the day if you're a snow lover, MAKE sure that you live where you get snow!  It's a must for us snow geese.  Otherwise, it will frustrate you to no end.  I had to go to a place that we had sledding every year and could enjoy it.  There is a HUGE difference folks and it is real, at least for now.

 

It sounds like we are pretty close!  We are just a few miles from the Durham County line in NW Wake County and according to my neighbor we got a little over 2.5”.  Of course we are out of the country so our kids had to watch the snow falling from our security cameras!

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I ended up with around 2" at my location in Eden. It wasn't until a couple hours after the snow had tapered off before I could get a final measurement, so some compacting and melting took place, it may have been slightly higher. 

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I'm currently watching an area of snow that has developed in East of Roanoke over the past hour that is drifting to the south. Several of the models have been showing some additional accumulations for the northern Piedmont  from this feature, so it will be interesting to see if that will be the case. 

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Some PNS reports from the snowstorm:

000
NOUS42 KMHX 211006
PNSMHX
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>092-094-193>196-198-199-203>205-212206-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
506 AM EST Fri Feb 21 2020

...SNOWFALL REPORTS...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider

...North Carolina...

...Beaufort County...
Bath                         2.8 in    0933 PM 02/20   Public
1 SSW Chocowinity            2.0 in    1110 PM 02/20   Trained Spotter
1 NNE Pinetown               2.0 in    1023 PM 02/20   Public

...Craven County...
Vanceboro                    3.7 in    1130 PM 02/20   Public
1 ENE Fort Barnwell          2.0 in    1100 PM 02/20   Public

...Duplin County...
3 SW Bowdens                 1.5 in    0845 PM 02/20   Amateur Radio

...Greene County...
Snow Hill                    4.0 in    0414 AM 02/21   Public

...Lenoir County...
1 ESE Kinston                3.5 in    1120 PM 02/20   Public
1 ESE Kinston                3.0 in    0939 PM 02/20   Public

...Pitt County...
2 N Farmville                3.8 in    0123 AM 02/21   Public
Grifton                      3.5 in    0310 AM 02/21   Public
&&

000
NOUS42 KRAH 210829
PNSRAH
NCZ007>011-021>028-038>043-073>078-083>086-088-089-212029-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
329 AM EST Fri Feb 21 2020

...SNOWFALL REPORTS...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Lat/Lon

...North Carolina...

...Alamance County...
1 S Mebane                   2.8 in    1100 PM 02/20   36.08N/79.28W
1 W Burlington               2.3 in    1000 PM 02/20   36.08N/79.47W
Burlington                   2.0 in    1015 PM 02/20   36.08N/79.45W

...Chatham County...
6 W Bynum                    1.8 in    0732 PM 02/20   35.78N/79.25W
1 NE Siler City              1.5 in    0607 PM 02/20   35.73N/79.45W
1 ENE Goldston               1.4 in    0657 PM 02/20   35.60N/79.31W

...Cumberland County...
5 NNE Fayetteville           0.8 in    1021 PM 02/20   35.15N/78.87W
Hope Mills                   0.5 in    0822 PM 02/20   34.97N/78.95W
5 NNE Fayetteville           0.5 in    0911 PM 02/20   35.15N/78.87W
Fayetteville                 0.5 in    0921 PM 02/20   35.07N/78.90W

...Davidson County...
3 WNW Lexington              1.0 in    0608 PM 02/20   35.82N/80.31W
Thomasville                  1.0 in    0611 PM 02/20   35.89N/80.08W

...Durham County...
7 SE Gorman                  2.7 in    1017 PM 02/20   35.97N/78.72W
1 SSE Parkwood               2.1 in    1147 PM 02/20   35.88N/78.90W
Durham                       2.0 in    0902 PM 02/20   35.98N/78.92W
1 SSE Parkwood               2.0 in    1008 PM 02/20   35.88N/78.90W

...Forsyth County...
3 W Pfafftown                1.0 in    0600 PM 02/20   36.15N/80.36W

...Franklin County...
3 NE Youngsville             4.0 in    0912 PM 02/20   36.06N/78.44W
4 ENE Franklinton            3.8 in    1030 PM 02/20   36.13N/78.39W
Youngsville                  3.0 in    1250 AM 02/21   36.03N/78.48W

...Guilford County...
3 SSW Gibsonville            2.0 in    0630 PM 02/20   36.07N/79.57W
5 E Colfax                   2.0 in    0800 PM 02/20   36.12N/79.93W
2 SSE Summerfield            2.0 in    0815 PM 02/20   36.18N/79.88W
Greensboro                   1.5 in    0929 PM 02/20   36.08N/79.83W
High Point                   1.3 in    0630 PM 02/20   35.98N/80.00W

...Halifax County...
Roanoke Rapids               2.5 in    0918 PM 02/20   36.45N/77.65W

...Harnett County...
Coats                        1.5 in    0745 PM 02/20   35.41N/78.67W
3 E Pineview                 1.5 in    0815 PM 02/20   35.31N/79.03W
2 SSW Benson                 1.5 in    1105 PM 02/20   35.35N/78.56W

...Johnston County...
Benson                       2.5 in    1005 PM 02/20   35.38N/78.55W
1 E Linwood                  2.2 in    0801 PM 02/20   35.75N/78.30W
3 NNW Flowers                2.0 in    0700 PM 02/20   35.70N/78.37W
2 E Pine Level               2.0 in    1042 PM 02/20   35.51N/78.21W
Clayton                      1.9 in    0722 PM 02/20   35.65N/78.46W
6 N Coats Crossroads         1.9 in    0926 PM 02/20   35.61N/78.56W
5 WNW Coats Crossroads       1.5 in    0645 PM 02/20   35.54N/78.63W
Emit                         1.5 in    0731 PM 02/20   35.73N/78.27W
2 E Pine Level               1.2 in    0902 PM 02/20   35.51N/78.21W
6 NNW Coats Crossroads       1.2 in    1200 AM 02/21   35.59N/78.60W

...Lee County...
Broadway                     1.5 in    0709 PM 02/20   35.46N/79.05W

...Montgomery County...
Troy                         2.8 in    0916 PM 02/20   35.36N/79.89W
Star                         2.0 in    0839 PM 02/20   35.40N/79.78W
Candor                       1.8 in    0932 PM 02/20   35.29N/79.74W

...Moore County...
4 SW Carthage                2.3 in    0956 PM 02/20   35.31N/79.47W

...Orange County...
2 N Efland                   2.5 in    0730 PM 02/20   36.09N/79.17W
4 NNW Efland                 2.1 in    0630 PM 02/20   36.12N/79.20W
2 S Carr                     2.0 in    0604 PM 02/20   36.19N/79.22W

...Person County...
Roxboro                      3.3 in    0757 PM 02/20   36.40N/78.98W

...Randolph County...
4 SE Asheboro                1.8 in    0745 PM 02/20   35.68N/79.76W
3 ENE Seagrove               1.5 in    0742 PM 02/20   35.56N/79.73W
Asheboro                     1.0 in    0517 PM 02/20   35.72N/79.81W

...Sampson County...
2 W Spivey`s Corner          1.8 in    1100 PM 02/20   35.25N/78.56W

...Vance County...
Henderson                    2.8 in    0925 PM 02/20   36.32N/78.41W

...Wake County...
4 NE Wendell                 3.1 in    1001 PM 02/20   35.83N/78.31W
4 NE Rdu International       3.0 in    0947 PM 02/20   35.91N/78.73W
5 SSW Garner                 2.8 in    0951 PM 02/20   35.62N/78.67W
Purnell                      2.7 in    0920 PM 02/20   36.03N/78.57W
2 N Raleigh                  2.5 in    0831 PM 02/20   35.85N/78.66W
3 S Falls Lake               2.5 in    1020 PM 02/20   35.89N/78.58W
4 NNE Raleigh                2.3 in    0856 PM 02/20   35.87N/78.64W
6 W Falls Lake               2.3 in    0924 PM 02/20   35.94N/78.68W
1 S Cary                     2.2 in    0800 PM 02/20   35.77N/78.80W
Wake Forest                  2.0 in    0825 PM 02/20   35.97N/78.52W
5 W Purnell                  2.0 in    0914 PM 02/20   36.03N/78.65W
2 NNW Fuquay-Varina          2.0 in    1040 PM 02/20   35.62N/78.81W
4 SSW Raleigh                1.8 in    1200 AM 02/21   35.77N/78.68W
2 WSW Holly Springs          1.7 in    1000 PM 02/20   35.64N/78.86W
2 NE New Hill                1.5 in    1100 PM 02/20   35.70N/78.88W

...Warren County...
1 N Arcola                   1.8 in    0613 PM 02/20   36.29N/77.98W

...Wayne County...
1 SW Goldsboro               2.0 in    1110 PM 02/20   35.36N/77.99W
3 N Mar-Mac                  1.1 in    0845 PM 02/20   35.37N/78.06W

...Wilson County...
Lucama                       2.3 in    0955 PM 02/20   35.64N/78.01W
2 ESE New Hope               2.0 in    0858 PM 02/20   35.79N/77.92W
&&

000
NOUS41 KAKQ 210832
PNSAKQ
MDZ021>025-NCZ012>017-030>032-102-VAZ048-060>062-064>069-075>090-092-093-
095>100-509>525-212032-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
332 AM EST Fri Feb 21 2020

...SNOWFALL REPORTS...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Lat/Lon

...Maryland...

...Somerset County...
Crisfield                    0.3 in    0938 PM 02/20   37.98N/75.85W
Eden                         0.3 in    0936 PM 02/20   38.28N/75.65W

...Worcester County...
Ocean City                   0.1 in    0939 PM 02/20   38.36N/75.07W

...North Carolina...

...Gates County...
Corapeake                    2.0 in    1130 PM 02/20   36.53N/76.58W

...Hertford County...
Ahoskie                      3.0 in    0843 PM 02/20   36.29N/76.99W

...Virginia...

...Accomack County...
Bloxom                       2.5 in    1008 PM 02/20   37.83N/75.62W
Quinby                       2.0 in    0942 PM 02/20   37.56N/75.73W
2 NE Atlantic                1.0 in    0714 PM 02/20   37.92N/75.48W
Chincoteague                 0.5 in    0938 PM 02/20   37.95N/75.36W

...Brunswick County...
Gasburg                      4.0 in    1000 PM 02/20   36.57N/77.90W

...Chesterfield County...
3 S Meadowville              1.7 in    0739 PM 02/20   37.33N/77.33W

...City of Chesapeake County...
2 SSE Hickory                2.0 in    1230 AM 02/21   36.63N/76.21W

...City of Franklin County...
Franklin                     5.1 in    1100 PM 02/20   36.69N/76.94W

...City of Newport News...
1 ESE Oyster Point           1.0 in    0716 PM 02/20   37.10N/76.49W

...City of Norfolk...
2 SE Norview                 0.4 in    0120 AM 02/21   36.87N/76.23W

...City of Petersburg...
1 W Petersburg               3.0 in    0817 PM 02/20   37.21N/77.41W

...City of Suffolk...
Downtown Suffolk             4.0 in    0115 AM 02/21   36.72N/76.59W

...City of Virginia Beach...
2 WNW Princess Anne          2.0 in    1215 AM 02/21   36.77N/76.09W

...Gloucester County...
1 NNW Gloucester Point       3.0 in    1100 PM 02/20   37.28N/76.50W

...Greensville County...
Purdy                        4.0 in    1044 PM 02/20   36.82N/77.59W

...Henrico County...
1 W Fair Oaks                0.6 in    0815 PM 02/20   37.53N/77.34W
Varina                       0.5 in    0900 PM 02/20   37.45N/77.35W

...Isle of Wight County...
Zuni                         3.0 in    1100 PM 02/20   36.87N/76.82W
Carrsville                   3.0 in    0732 PM 02/20   36.71N/76.83W
Windsor                      2.5 in    1230 AM 02/21   36.81N/76.74W

...James City County...
Lightfoot                    3.4 in    0952 PM 02/20   37.34N/76.75W
Toano                        2.5 in    1000 PM 02/20   37.38N/76.80W

...Lunenburg County...
2 N Dundas                   3.0 in    0925 PM 02/20   36.95N/78.03W

...Mathews County...
Soles                        3.5 in    1030 PM 02/20   37.49N/76.44W
Mathews                      2.0 in    1030 PM 02/20   37.44N/76.32W
Gwynn                        1.5 in    1009 PM 02/20   37.50N/76.29W

...Mecklenburg County...
Bracey                       2.3 in    0856 PM 02/20   36.60N/78.14W

...Prince George County...
2 SSE Fort Lee               2.0 in    0930 PM 02/20   37.21N/77.32W
2 SE Richard Bland College   2.0 in    0854 PM 02/20   37.15N/77.35W
1 W Prince George            2.0 in    0830 PM 02/20   37.22N/77.31W
4 NNW Barham                 2.0 in    0706 PM 02/20   37.19N/77.15W

...Southampton County...
Courtland                    5.0 in    0245 AM 02/21   36.71N/77.06W
1 WNW Hunterdale             3.0 in    0731 PM 02/20   36.71N/76.98W

...Sussex County...
1 NW Wakefield               3.6 in    1029 PM 02/20   36.98N/77.00W

...York County...
Yorktown                     3.0 in    1210 AM 02/21   37.24N/76.51W
Grafton                      2.0 in    0838 PM 02/20   37.17N/76.47W
&&

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Slippery streets this morning in the triangle. 27 and BEAUTIFUL out. I love overnight snows and waking up as the sun first hits it in the trees. Large area of NC has snow cover which is pretty awesome considering where we were a week ago!

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Raleigh NWS says due to a fresh snowcover they have cut back temps for tonight several degrees. But with a strong late Feb sun will there even be any snow left by the end of today? Ive noticed in the past that a late winter sun can do a lot of melting even with cold temps. 

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