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Fishel: Some snow, but no chance of the 'Big One'

Posted February 11, 2016

Greg Fishel

A Rapidly moving impulse in the upper atmosphere will approach North Carolina late tonight and tomorrow morning, spawning the development of an area of low pressure just off our coast. The rate at which this low develops will determine how much moisture is transported from the Atlantic back into eastern North Carolina. As you might expect, the closer you are to the coast, the better the chance you have of seeing measurable snow. The attached graphic shows no more than a 5% chance of an inch or more in Fayetteville, a 10-20% chance in the Triangle area, and a 20-30% chance in Rocky Mount. The worst thing you can do tomorrow is get to work, see the snow start to fall, and then panic and get out on the roads. The interaction of cars with snow and a cold ground surface can be a big deal. Just sit tight and the snow will stop by mid-afternoon. Then drive home carefully and all will be fine. One this system passes, we will begin addressing the Monday storm.


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