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  • CrewMax Nov 12, 5:16 p.m.

    "We need to realize there is a difference between the terms weather and climate. In climate terms, statistics show tempertures are slowly rising."

    True, we are almost back to the mean temps of the middle ages.

  • CrewMax Nov 12, 5:13 p.m.

    Where's my government weather??? Obama promised sunny skies and lower sea levels!

  • NoObamaCare Nov 12, 4:04 p.m.

    At least we can now say we had Fall. It just happened to be in the middle of November. Bring on the chilly weather for a few months, then back to the miserable heat/humidity. Love this weather now!!

  • Holy Carp. Nov 12, 3:34 p.m.

    Why is it that people always complain when they don't get the weather exactly right? It's called a forecast for a reason. Weather is not a complete, exact science folks. In theory yes but in application it isn't. Too many variables involved for them to get it right every time.

  • btneast Nov 12, 2:14 p.m.

    Its matters not one whit how many believe in something. No one else but Gov. can put in place the changes to protect ourselves......

    ...I disagree. It takes a societal shift in thinking before big change can happen. Best example is smoking. It used to be fashionable to smoke....look at all the old movies. Gradually, over time, more and more people began to see smoking as bad. It has taken close to 50 years, but now society views smokers as the outsiders now. They are shunned. You could not have successfully passed a law back then limiting smoking like it is limited now. The overall perception had to evolve. Recycling is similar. Recyclers only 25 years ago were viewed as oddballs.....now it is a hot and growing industry. The "green" movement didn't happen overnight, it has been growing for decades. Big changes like this cannot be be forced on people, at least not in a "free" country.......

  • Grand Union Nov 12, 1:18 p.m.

    It was lovely on Saturday for the Wake forest game, hoping for a repeat for Boston College after Thanksgiving. Go Pack!

    "There are a lot of people who believe that it is impossible for mankind to influence the climate. But there are even more that believe every notable weather event is a sure sign that we must immediately put our lives under the total control of government masterminds. I am skeptical of both sides."

    reality is not a democracy. Its matters not one whit how many believe in something. No one else but Gov. can put in place the changes to protect ourselves......

  • jblake1932 Nov 12, 12:59 p.m.

    I notice that the weather folk are jacking the high temp. up a little every hour this morning. Hum, struggling on the forecast again, are we? Won,t be long and they will forecast a high of 80!

  • TeresaBee Nov 12, 12:41 p.m.

    We might get the beginnings of a Nor'easter around the 19th. Media is not reporting this yet. As of now 60% chance.

  • anderson Nov 12, 12:10 p.m.

    I just hope we get a BIG snow this year

  • shelllauren Nov 12, 11:42 a.m.

    simplelogic-Thank you! I knew I needed more coffee.

  • beef Nov 12, 11:39 a.m.

    There are a lot of people who believe that it is impossible for mankind to influence the climate. But there are even more that believe every notable weather event is a sure sign that we must immediately put our lives under the total control of government masterminds. I am skeptical of both sides.

  • simplelogic Nov 12, 11:29 a.m.

    "If the "temperatures are going to drop into the 40s by late afternoon Tuesday" then why does the 7 day forecast show 54 degress for a low on Tuesday night? What am I missing?"

    I think you're missing that the 54 is actually for tonight, which ends at midnight. Tuesday night's low is 35.

    And yes, I understand that the climate is warming, but that doesn't negate the fact that warm spells in November are pretty common, at least in my 50+ year lifetime.

  • shelllauren Nov 12, 11:19 a.m.

    If the "temperatures are going to drop into the 40s by late afternoon Tuesday" then why does the 7 day forecast show 54 degress for a low on Tuesday night? What am I missing?

  • Lone Voice in the Wilderness Nov 12, 11:15 a.m.

    When looking at long term global climate change, a couple of warm Novembers from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today are all part of it.

    Let's just hope Americans won't always have short term memories when it comes to things like this.

  • Bill Brasky Nov 12, 11:15 a.m.

    "I remember 80's on Thanksgiving Day"

    We need to realize there is a difference between the terms weather and climate. In climate terms, statistics show tempertures are slowly rising.

  • mrsuthern Nov 12, 10:45 a.m.

    @TJPC

    Statistical proof..... heck ... simple as the lack of any mention of the phrase "record highs" and yes it's par for the course for those of us that grew up here. We have a WIDE weather pattern here in NC. We are slap dab in the middle of 3 major weather routes. I can remember snowy thanks givings and mowing the grass on thanks giving.

  • TJPC Nov 12, 9:56 a.m.

    More sensationalism... Been here in NC for over 50 years... and this is indeed NORMAL and happens approximately half the time....offthegrid

    Care to provide any statistical data or are you just "shooting from the hip" on this one? I know that they don't get it right all the time but I will side with the weather folks on this one - it was warmer than usual for November and it was nowhere near "normal.".....

  • simplelogic Nov 12, 9:49 a.m.

    Absolutely wonderful, yes - unbelievable? Not really. I remember 80's on Thanksgiving Day a couple of times when I was a kid back in the 70's. That said, I won't be sorry to see the cold front come through. I love to feel that chill in the air.

  • gregg45 Nov 12, 9:26 a.m.

    true, it was 80 degrees in nov 1998. why is the Raleigh Christmas Parade on Saturday in nov?? why not have it on july 4th to save time and effort?? its warmer and people are out and about anyway,,

  • offthegrid7165 Nov 12, 8:19 a.m.

    More sensationalism... Been here in NC for over 50 years... and this is indeed NORMAL and happens approximately half the time....

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