Temperatures plummet behind front; record-setting lows coming

Posted November 18, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014

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— Early morning temperatures on Wednesday could reach or surpass a 111-year-old record as arctic air settles in across central and eastern North Carolina.

That record - 21 degrees.

By Wednesday morning, the bulk of the Triangle will see temperatures in the low 20s. Daytime highs will be in the low 40s under mostly sunny skies.

Daytime highs will warm slightly late in the work week, although temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s will still be below normal for November.

The arctic air mass that's bringing the cold air to North Carolina delivered 60 inches of lake effect snow to western New York.


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  • Ty Shrake Nov 18, 2014
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    Actually, there IS dissent. Plenty of climate scientists aren't convinced that human activity is having a measurable effect on climate patterns.

  • John McCray Nov 18, 2014
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    There is no snow on the ground across most of Swain County today. Not sure where this 6-8inches is, maybe near the Tennessee line in a few out of the way areas like Max Patch. I saw snow falling in Boone on Oct. 1st back in 91, and many a snow/ice storm during the month of October and November.

  • dlnorri Nov 18, 2014

    The continued pouring of exhaust into the atmosphere has to have an effect, While fronts and dips in the jet stream have long been documented, Not sure we have any evidence of the entire polar air pack coming to see the grand-ole-opry. I wonder if the folks in Siberia are getting a tan this week??

  • KnowsItAll Nov 18, 2014

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    a refreshing level of humility rarely seen here in the comments section! :-)

  • moomoo Nov 18, 2014

    I wish I had enough knowledge to make a comment about global warming, but I don't.
    It just makes for interesting reading

  • Doug Pawlak Nov 18, 2014
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    I would love for once to see actual evidence that we stopped warming. Get off the blog sites and back it up actual science. NASA has demonstrated the ten warmest years on record (except for 1998) have all been since 2000. Both 2010 and 2005 have been the warmest years ever. Kind of destroys the myth that we stopped warming 15 or 18 years ago.

  • KnowsItAll Nov 18, 2014

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    "Follow the money"

    I did. It took me right to Exxon's front door.

  • KnowsItAll Nov 18, 2014

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    yep, if it's cold in my backyard, then that pretty much debunks global warming.

    No need to look at the temperature countour map of North America to see what the temps are doing elsewhere. Eastern NC is the only place that counts.

    Overlook the fact that it's in the 40s in Nome Alaska today (should be in the 20s). Pay no attention to the fact that Newfoundland has temps in the 50s today (should be in the 20s and 30s). A cold snap in NC is definitive proof that global warming is a fraud.

  • miseem Nov 18, 2014

    And another little aside about Nome, they set record highs on 11/16/14 (by 4 degrees) and on 11/17/14 (by 5 degrees), so please stop refuting global warming by saying it's cold in Raleigh. The temperature in Raleigh (or Nome) today has virtually nothing to do with the bigger picture of world wide climate change.

  • Olenc Native Nov 18, 2014
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    It's not the government telling us - it's climatologists. All of them. There is no dissent among experts.

    You should really read something.