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Many not worried about approaching winter weather

Posted March 2
Updated March 3

— With Sunday’s temperatures reaching the upper 60s, many like Catherine Carver decided to spend the spring-like day outdoors.

Carver was out in a garden with her longtime friend Renee Howard, tools and 15 bags of mulch.

But her efforts may be short lived as sleet and freezing rain are expected to hit the Triangle on Monday.

“Wintery mix, no way,” she said. “We’re going to pretend that’s not gonna happen.”

Carver was not alone in her denial.

“Nobody’s really worried about it,” said Suzanne Scholz, who owns the Ace Hardware in downtown Raleigh. “I mean, after what we went through I think it’s like eh.”

Shelves normally stocked with sleds and salt are now occupied with grass seed, mulch and other garden items.

Back at the garden, Carver and Howard weren’t worried about the weather.

“My mind doesn't really work like that, ha ha ha,” Howard said. “I’m kinda like it's a nice day. I want to do this. It's an in the moment kind of thing so we'll just do it today and see what tomorrow brings.”

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  • btneast Mar 4, 12:16 p.m.

    "15 bags of munch"? Were in a pot field?

    — Posted by Hill55

    15 bags of mulch doesn't go very far. I have a natural area in my front yard that is roughly 30 x 50 that took close to 40 bags to just get a thin layer on it.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Mar 3, 4:44 p.m.

    IT'S LIKE WE ARE STILL IN THE OLDEN DAYS, THE TECH IS HERE SHOWING ITS GONNA ICE BUT THE SCHOOL... View More

    — Posted by hardsckull22

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    Yep!!!

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Mar 3, 4:43 p.m.

    Few down here worry, sticking their head in the sand like ostriches trying to hide from predators - until they're actually slipping and sliding in ice and snow while sitting in bumper to bumper traffic trying to get home.
    Then it's whine whine whine, we didn't know, why didn't someone tell us, why didn't the DOT do more to prepare the roads, etc. etc. etc.
    Think ahead people, think ahead!!!
    smh

  • Rolling Along Mar 3, 4:41 p.m.

    I was out pruning crepe myrtles and cleaning up the garden on Sunday too. Won't be doing it on Monday or Tuesday. Weather will be provided!

  • bluecharger Mar 3, 11:59 a.m.

    As long as it does what they say it'll do, no biggie, just be aware and careful of the results, especially come morning. Some will over-react, some will act like nothing happened, and I'll be watching for BOTH of them.

  • hardsckull22 Mar 3, 10:18 a.m.

    IT'S LIKE WE ARE STILL IN THE OLDEN DAYS, THE TECH IS HERE SHOWING ITS GONNA ICE BUT THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS STILL WON'T HEED THE WARNINGS.

  • Hill55 Mar 3, 8:42 a.m.

    "15 bags of munch"? Were in a pot field?

  • keeter Mar 3, 8:29 a.m.

    They'll be the first to complain when they are stranded because of a traffic gridlock because no , one warned then of the approaching winter weather

  • der_Marv_meister Mar 3, 8:10 a.m.

    Can anyone be blamed for not taking this seriously? The w4eather folks are extra careful and hemm and haw as to someone somewhere may or may not get x amount, and should they be anymore specific, they get hammered. Plus with their accuracy as of late in question, ya really cannot blame people for being a bit skeptical.