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'Bitterly cold' Tuesday; snow Thursday morning?

Posted December 14, 2010

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— North Carolina residents are in for a wild winter weather ride this week as "bitterly cold" temperatures dominate Tuesday and forecasters watch for the potential of snow on Thursday morning and possibly Saturday, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

"No matter what you wear, it's hard to stay warm on a morning like this," Gardner said. "It will remain cold and windy all day."

Current Temperatures, DMA Temperature Tracker

Tuesday's highs will only reach the lower 30s, with wind chills frequently dipping into the teens at times in the afternoon.

Wednesday will be less windy with slightly milder temperatures, but the expected high is only 38 degrees.

Thursday is the day to watch as some snowfall could start around dawn in the Triangle.

"On Thursday, certainly we could see this beginning as snow in some places," Gardner said. "We have the potential for some accumulation before it changes over, but it does look like it’ll change over to a wintry mix and rain across most of the region."

"The bottom line is, it could be some sort of wintry mess for us beginning early on Thursday," she added.

weatherscope Models mixed on chance for snow Thursday

Friday will be mainly cloudy with some spotty light rain or drizzle and a high of 43 degrees.

Saturday will be cloudy and chilly at 40 degrees with a possibility of some rain or snow.

Sunday will be partly cloudy, breezy and cold with a high of 39 degrees. 


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  • ProudConservative2 Dec 17, 2010

    "So, no matter what type of weather we have, it proves Gobal Warming true. And the Global Warming fantics wonder why we make fun of them."

    EXACTLY!!!!! The sky is falling!!!!!! LOL!!!

  • Bill Brasky Dec 14, 2010

    "Duely noted, Mr. Brasky. Climatologists are so much more accurate."
    Well Cosworth,

    Scientists have been predicting these for nearly 20 years and so far have been right.

  • independentvoter3 Dec 14, 2010

    cont... by the Milky Way, Sagittarius has been whittled down to the point that it cannot hold itself together much longer,' team member study co-author Martin Weinberg of the University of Massachusetts is quoted as saying. 'We are seeing Sagittarius at the very end of its life as an intact system.'

    So what does any of this have to do with us?

    The simple answer, in two words, is: Global warming.

    Scientists postulate that as the Sun and its attendant satellites, including Earth, get consumed by the Milky Way, the higher energy levels in this much larger galaxy will cause the Sun to burn hotter, and to emit higher energy.

    This, scientists say, is one reason temperatures have been rising steadily in all plants in our solar system.

    Things are going to get considerably hotter all round.

  • independentvoter3 Dec 14, 2010

    You know, whether you believe the climate is warming or not, the fact of the matter is, it is. Go to the following link to read the article that explains what in fact may be happening to not only Earth, but our entire solar system...

    Exert: Astronomers have been puzzling over the fact that from our point of view, the Milky Way is seen at an angle. Had the sun been part of this galaxy, it would have been oriented to the Milky Way's own path, and the planets including Earth would have been oriented around the sun in the same way as the sun aligns with the Milky Way.

    The fact that the Milky Way is at an odd angle in our sky first suggested, researchers say, that the Sun is influenced by some other system.

    That system has now been identified.

    Scientists now say that over a period of two billion years, the Sagittarius galaxy has been dying as an entity, with the Milky Way meticulously consuming its bulk.

    'After slow, continuous gnawing..

  • Plenty Coups Dec 14, 2010

    "I don't understand how global warning is a topic of debate... that's like arguing about the existence of gravity. "

    What's scary about it is that these people no longer are open to reason and observing evidence. Science no longer matters. They would take us back to the days of witch hunting and blood letting to cure diseases if it fit their ideology.

  • Plenty Coups Dec 14, 2010

    " I just know it's cold, it's been getting cooler, and it is pure arrogance to believe man has the ability to affect a planet that's been around 4.5 billion years."

    What you should post is that it's plain foolishness to discount science. This year, we are on pace to be one of the hottest years on record. During the summer months, we had over 90 days of 90 degrees. One week in December doesn't mean much longterm. If you don't believe science, why don't you throw away your computers, burn all your books, stop using cars and anything else made possible by scientific advances.

  • Cosworth Dec 14, 2010

    "I don't understand how global warning is a topic of debate..."

    Because Mike Mann and the CRU won't provide the data for their findings to be duplicated. He's says the data been lost or corrupted. It's called the scientific method. It's up to him to "settle" the debate.

  • Plenty Coups Dec 14, 2010

    redwolf-"Try looking at the e mails from that English university that admitted in their e mails that they cherry picked the data to get the result they wanted."

    This has already been debunked. A few emails from a few scientists fed up with sceptics don't disprove global warming.

    "That is not science, that is politics. That is what the global warming debate is, politics. Those who support it and those who oppose use data that is incomplete at best!"

    Exactly. Why don't the right wing sceptics believe in science? Why do they try to discount science when it doesn't agree with their politics?

    "It is difficult to understand something when his job depends on him not understanding it" Upton Sinclair

  • Plenty Coups Dec 14, 2010

    "Walk outside folks. 500 years ago, you folks were the ones proclaim the earth was flat until someone actually sailed around the world. But today, you would still deny that someone did it."

    The folks who sailed around the world 500 years ago were testing a hypothesis. Having a hypothesis and testing it out are recognized steps of the scientific method. So no, I don't believe your "analogy". The folks who don't believe in global warming don't have any evidence to back up their claims, and certainly don't care if the overwhelming majority of evidence doesn't back up their ideological wishes.

  • independentvoter3 Dec 14, 2010

    For the scoop of climate change here on Earth and the rest of our solar system follow the link... this is real, verifiable science...