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  • garyspear Jan 17, 11:59 a.m.

    Rain/snow, all good for the area. yea mother nature.

  • geosol Jan 16, 7:57 p.m.

    Don't worry! DOT Secretary Tata has plenty of experience with this and the Governor just gave him a big raise as a reward, so we know everything will be just fine.

  • Walkin Man Jan 16, 7:56 p.m.

    Everyone run for the hills! LOL

  • csmac99 Jan 16, 7:27 p.m.

    Don't underestimate Winter Storm Helen. Sounds really bad.

  • ncmickey Jan 16, 7:24 p.m.

    Time to get that brime on the streets!!

  • RockGuitar Jan 16, 7:11 p.m.

    this is nonsense

  • jblake1932 Jan 16, 7:05 p.m.

    Yea, whatever. It will be nothing but rain, watch.

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 16, 6:58 p.m.

    Winter storm WATCH??,Cool,Pull up a chair,get some popcorn and chips and dips,along with your favorite drink and watch the storm in the winter or summer,or fall and spring,your choice.

  • beachgal Jan 16, 6:46 p.m.

    Of course, this means we'll get nothing, nada, zip, none! LOL

  • Nancy Jan 16, 6:41 p.m.

    I would love to see a little snow on the ground - reminds me of being a kid in northern NY. And it never lasts around here anyway, comes and goes pretty quick.

  • bobbobson23 Jan 16, 6:40 p.m.

    "In 1970, I recall Raleigh having ONE little dump truck with a plow and hardly any salting. We would stay home a day and then the sun would come out and melt it all. Am I remembering or disremembering a more laid back city?"

    In 1970, Raleigh was 1/4 of the size it is today.

  • PanthersFan45 Jan 16, 6:04 p.m.

    The DOT will keep a watch on it so refrain from the panic. The window is small and its mainly the very early hours of Friday that slick driving conditions may occur. If your that nervous about it just go into work later in the AM. By then, if any roads in Raleigh have some ice, it will probably be melting (or already have melted) by then. I have faith in Raleigh's DOT, I hope I'm not alone !!

  • paddie Jan 16, 6:02 p.m.

    I visited family for Christmas and New Years. The day I came back it was 10 degrees and about 10" on snow on the ground. I was in heaven. If I didn't HAVE to come back I sure wouldn't have. LOVE THE SNOW! Still waiting for the rebs to donate enough money to send me back up North......hasn't happened yet. LOL!

  • Strawberry Letter 23 Beth Wilson Jan 16, 5:50 p.m.

    I HATE it when they do this, as Raleigh hardly ever gets a thing! I love snow, but hate waking up to nothing, as is usually the case. Let it snow 3'!

    Beth

  • djofraleigh Jan 16, 5:46 p.m.

    In 1970, I recall Raleigh having ONE little dump truck with a plow and hardly any salting. We would stay home a day and then the sun would come out and melt it all. Am I remembering or disremembering a more laid back city?

  • paddie Jan 16, 5:39 p.m.

    Yeah....Harnett county....same ol stuff...different day.

  • backwards Jan 16, 5:37 p.m.

    Maybe we should ban winter weather

  • RaleighMan Jan 16, 5:33 p.m.

    Another shovel ready project!!!

  • Relic Jan 16, 5:32 p.m.

    Three inches of snow? On warm, wet ground? Why are folks acting like it's Hurricane Sandy? Wait....they've been doing that as long as I can remember around here. Never mind.

  • thegrassisgreener2013 Jan 16, 5:13 p.m.

    At least people have something to focus on for a bit! lol :)

  • abaugh Jan 16, 5:07 p.m.

    Bread and milk!

  • Deacons Jan 16, 4:59 p.m.

    To all you guys on the southeast weather board, this is not a big deal, you are always trying to think of ways this or any storm could be much bigger than what local mets say. You are wasting your time there.

  • lrfarms27572 Jan 16, 4:58 p.m.

    Yeah, any average half-wit can walk into a store and buy himself a winter storm to wreak death and destruction wherever he sees fit. Next!

    Sumo Vita

    are you suggesting that they can do the smae with a firearm...if so you are completely off.

    obviously you never have tried since you think it's so easy.

  • WASP Jan 16, 4:56 p.m.

    Flakes? I agree. But not coming from the sky.

  • jsok123 Jan 16, 4:54 p.m.

    Yes when the snow gets heavy and starts to accumulate on the already slick road, be sure and become as oblivious to everything else around you as you barrel down the road already going 20 mph over the posted speed limit. And if anyone dares to slow down due to the weather, be sure and speed up and get RIGHT on their bumper, its safer that way

  • sunshine1040 Jan 16, 4:53 p.m.

    Why do some people buy milk if they think the electricity might go out? Bread will keep but that milk is one of the first things to go bad if not kept cold

  • Sumo Vita Jan 16, 4:51 p.m.

    "winter storms are responsible for thousands of deaths each year. we should demand heavy regualtion and executive orders to do something about them."

    Yeah, any average half-wit can walk into a store and buy himself a winter storm to wreak death and destruction wherever he sees fit. Next!

  • froggygirl Jan 16, 4:46 p.m.

    Toilet paper, diapers, bottled water, videos, oh my! Panic buying starts now.

  • Mustang Jan 16, 4:45 p.m.

    Time for all these weather fools to go stand out in the snow and tell you to stay off the roads as it's safe for only them to be out there.

  • WASP Jan 16, 4:45 p.m.

    Quick: We need an Executive Order to ban Winter Storms

  • trueblue0100 Jan 16, 4:44 p.m.

    Just like 2000? 24"??????......wu

    I remember that......the predictions were way off. The pre-forecast called for 2 to 4 inches.

  • eoms Jan 16, 4:39 p.m.

    No panic!

  • trueblue0100 Jan 16, 4:38 p.m.

    "My recommendation is to drive as erratically as possible, and also chat constantly on your cellphone in case of any snow flurry activity." -davido

    oh and also be sure to slam on your brakes as often as possible and floor the accelerator when starting from a stop....mmtlash

    And don't forget that it's okay to drive and text, especially during a snow storm, and don't forget to always exceed the speed limit. You can't be any safer than that.

  • lrfarms27572 Jan 16, 4:32 p.m.

    winter storms are responsible for thousands of deaths each year. we should demand heavy regualtion and executive orders to do something about them.

  • NCishome Jan 16, 4:24 p.m.

    Dang...I had planned on getting bread today due to being out. I am not going to find any now.

  • mmtlash Jan 16, 4:22 p.m.

    "My recommendation is to drive as erratically as possible, and also chat constantly on your cellphone in case of any snow flurry activity." -davido

    oh and also be sure to slam on your brakes as often as possible and floor the accelerator when starting from a stop

  • boolittlek Jan 16, 4:09 p.m.

    Whatever falls, I'm likely to see it as my puppy will surely wake me several times during the night to take her out. Hope you like the frozen stuff, puppy!

  • davido Jan 16, 4:05 p.m.

    My recommendation is to drive as erratically as possible, and also chat constantly on your cellphone in case of any snow flurry activity.

  • Capt Mercury Jan 16, 4:00 p.m.

    And I remember when it took 4 or more inches of snow to be a "winter storm". Now 1-3 inches is all it takes to freak this place out!

  • romneycare Jan 16, 3:59 p.m.

    If anyone is worried, read the title of this article... It should only affect those who commute at night. As any flakes will disappear quickly

  • Capt Mercury Jan 16, 3:56 p.m.

    Since when are temperatures in the mid and upper 50's normal for mid-January in this area? It used to be 50 was normal.

    And as for the snow threat, it is real. But as for exactly when and where it will fall, it's too early to tell. At least we were not warned days ago about this. That's when it seems we only get disappointed.

  • romneycare Jan 16, 3:50 p.m.

    Snow will be mostly in the mountain area and north of anyone in triangle.. Any snow should and will melt mostly by friday morning... We may see some snowflakes thursday night into friday morning (The hours most of us sleep).. will be a nice view, but nothing to see her folks! You heard it from jblake(below) first ... brng them umbrellas out! for thursday

  • simplelogic Jan 16, 3:49 p.m.

    From the Weather Channel:

    Issued by The National Weather Service
    Raleigh/Durham, NC
    Wed, Jan 16, 2013, 3:44 PM EST
    ... WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.
    * LOCATIONS... IMPACTED AREAS WILL BE ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM ALBEMARLE TO RALEIGH TO LOUISBURG TO ROANOKE RAPIDS.
    * HAZARD TYPES... THE MAIN PRECIPITATION TYPE WILL BE SNOW... ALTHOUGH A BRIEF PERIOD OF MIXED SNOW AND SLEET IS POSSIBLE. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... ACCUMULATIONS IN THE WATCH AREA ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM ONE INCH TO 3 INCHES... WITH ISOLATED HIGHER TOTALS POSSIBLE. * TIMING... MOST OF THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL BETWEEN 6 PM THURSDAY AND 4 AM FRIDAY MORNING.

  • jblake1932 Jan 16, 3:22 p.m.

    Nope. When they say snow, take the umbrella, it will be all rain, folks. No need to make a dash for the store.

  • tierneemalinadeveaux Jan 16, 3:17 p.m.

    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

  • st5937 Jan 16, 3:14 p.m.

    whenever they say a lil..lookout

  • romneycare Jan 16, 2:35 p.m.

    @Triangle I remeber that... like half inch to 1 inch of snow, layered on top with ice... a 2 minute drive home for me took 20 minutes lol.

  • birkie74693 Jan 16, 2:34 p.m.

    TV news person Kent Brockman: "Hordes of panicky people seem to be evacuating the town for some unknown reason. Professor, without knowing precisely what the danger is, would you say it's time for our viewers to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?"

    Professor: "Yes I would, Kent."

  • TeresaBee Jan 16, 2:33 p.m.

    My prediction for Thursday in Raleigh: Begins as rain goes to snow 4pm-7pm. Ends 2am Friday. 3"-6" roads mostly slushy. Best accumulations over cooler surfaces lawns, trees, cars etc. -WxRisk

  • heelsgirl05 Jan 16, 2:21 p.m.

    they also said it was supposed to be 60 degrees today. I'm betting we get more than they are saying.

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