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Thursday Morning Could Be Month's Coldest

Posted February 27, 2008

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— Wednesday was cold across the Triangle and temperatures drop even lower overnight.

The lowest temperature recorded at Raleigh-Durham International Airport this month is 26 degrees. We could drop even lower by Thursday morning, WRAL Meteorologist Mike Maze predicted.

Don't expect too much of a warm up by mid-day either. The daytime high forecast will find us stuck in the low 40s.

"There's going to be a battle between that cold air coming in and the sunshine trying to warm it up. I think the cold air is pretty much going to win," WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Flurries sprinkled some areas Wednesday, but the worst weather was to our west. Heavy snow fell across the North Carolina mountains, but Triangle residents didn't experience the same winter wonderland. 

Most western North Carolina counties are under snow warnings and advisories until 6 a.m. Thursday.  The National Weather Service predicted some areas could see up to 10 inches of snow.

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  • Twisted Red Feb 27, 2008

    NOT FAIR...I would love to see about 6in of pure snow.

  • Travised Feb 27, 2008

    Blizzard is more than an inch an hour if I recall with winds over 15. I'll have to go back online to verify but that SOUNDS right.

    These warm temps are nothing. I've been told by those in the southern part of the state I was crazy for going out when the low was -21 and the high was -1 (not counting windchill) in the north.

    NOAA keeps good records for precip and weather history. Check the regional office online for records. You can get the last years daily stats per month if you want, or the generic "average" range. You just have to know where to look.

  • WakeCountyNative Feb 27, 2008

    bread and milk... must... buy... bread and milk ......

  • wine_girl Feb 27, 2008

    snow snow where'd you go?

  • LibertarianTechie Feb 27, 2008

    Snow? When? I didn't see any in either Fayetteville nor in Spring Lake.

  • l-rae17 Feb 27, 2008

    Riverracer - Sugar got 7 inches. We've been wanting to go their for Spring Break (State's starts Monday!) so hopefully it will stay cold enough up there!

  • PikeMom4real Feb 27, 2008

    I saw snow today, after getting thunder 2 days ago.It adage rings true every time.

  • bigred841 Feb 27, 2008

    I have not given up on the snow for the triangle yet this year. March is month that anything is possible

  • Riverracer Feb 27, 2008

    Hope Sugar will get a couple more good snows after this - I want them to stay open through March so I can go back up there!

  • OBXPackMan Feb 27, 2008

    The southeast ski season has been hit or miss, but I have heard that overall the resorts have made out okay so far. Sure wish I was at Sugar today!

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