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Skies to clear out after flurry-filled morning

Posted January 27, 2015

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— Snowflakes flew across parts of the northern Triangle early Tuesday, but totals weren't enough to create any major problems on the roadways.

A band of precipitation crossed the central part of the state just before dawn, and with air temperatures in the mid-20s, some of those raindrops froze, dusting sidewalks and grassy areas with snow during the early-morning hours.

Several counties along the North Carolina-Virginia state line delayed school start times by two hours.

"It wasn't bad in our area, but we did get about an inch of snow in some spots near the Virginia border," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "With our ground temperatures in the 40s, none of this is going to last."

Flurries could continue to fly across parts of the area during the late morning, but everything will begin to clear out by lunchtime, allowing sunshine to peak through the clouds in parts of the Triangle.

Temperatures will be in the upper 30s during the late morning before pushing into the low 40s during the afternoon. Breezy conditions will make temperatures feel even cooler.

"It will be breezy throughout the day, but we will see some clearing late in the day," Gardner said. "Not everybody will see sun, but the western parts of the area have the best chance to clear out."

Overnight lows will fall into the mid-20s again early Wednesday thanks to the clear skies, and despite abundant sunshine daytime highs will only climb into the mid-40s.

Temperatures will be in the upper 40s on Thursday and Friday.

"We will be fairly sunny through the rest of the work week, but the cold will set in," Gardner said.

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  • luvstoQ Jan 27, 2015

    Had enough snow in N. Wake Co. to cover the deck, roofs, and some natural areas.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Jan 27, 2015

    Schools should have been cancelled this morning because of the flurries!

  • Hondo Jan 27, 2015

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    He showers in Vodka and feeds his babies shrimp scampi

  • Hondo Jan 27, 2015

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    +1....where do these folks get their information from?

  • Hondo Jan 27, 2015

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    For starters these aren't future events, they are already happening. Hope you aren't that suspicious with everything in life. Are you that suspicious with the theory of gravity?

  • Dr. Jimmy Jan 27, 2015

    To Bill Brasky!

  • Chris Holder Jan 27, 2015
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    No clue what you're talking about.

  • Matt Price Jan 27, 2015
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    Then why does climatologists use meterology as their basis rather than climatologic data?

    They refuse to see the colder 2014 for us, and neglect that prior to 2014 it was colder on the other side of the wobble, nor do they take into account the moon is also warming - which indicates our sun is ready to pop.

  • Chris Holder Jan 27, 2015
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    Depending on the liquid-to-snow conversion rate, a small change in liquid precip. can lead to a large change in snow totals. If it's a 1:10 ratio, then for each 0.1" change in liquid precip, you get a 1" change in snowfall. It remains harder to predict exact liquid precip amounts than many other weather variables.

    To say nothing of predicting the exact position of the storm (we know around here that 10's of miles change in track can lead to all-or-nothing weather), or the exact way the storm was to have strengthened ("bombed out").

  • GoPanthers#1! Jan 27, 2015

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    +1

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