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Trace of Winter Teases Triangle

Posted December 5, 2007

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— Snow flurries fell in parts of the Triangle Wednesday as a low-pressure system from the Northwest moved through the area.

A trace of precipitation was recorded at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and weather spotters reported seeing flakes in Cary, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Roxboro and Rolevsille, among other places.

Temperatures remained above freezing, and the snow melted before hitting the ground, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

There could still be some sprinkles and isolated flurries later Wednesday, but no accumulation in the northern parts of the state. The mountains could see a light dusting, Moss said. But any accumulation would be in Virginia and areas north of there.

The high temperature for Wednesday is forecast to be in the low- to mid-50s. The top reading will be in the mid- to upper-40s Thursday before things warm up to near 70 by the end of the weekend.

Wednesday's flurries were the first trace of winter weather in what has been a dry and warm fall with high temperatures well above normal.

Winter begins Dec. 22.

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  • bonnnie Dec 7, 2007

    LET IT SNOW... LET IT SNOW... LET IT SNOW!!!

  • validpoint Dec 6, 2007

    *stomps feet on ground and pouts*

    I WANT SNOW!!

  • 2spoiledrotties Dec 5, 2007

    LET IT SNOW! 24 INCHES WOULD BE NICE!

  • oceanchild71 Dec 5, 2007

    MadeinUSA: You know, I remember seeing that ring! You are absoulutely right!

    I also remember that icestorm as I was 8-1/2 months pregnant and scared to death that the baby would decide to debut a couple of weeks early in that mess! That was a cold day without electricity and I was very glad the baby had not come yet!

  • Reader Dec 5, 2007

    Thanks for the memories - NOT! That ice storm put us out of commission for so long I didn't have time to put up Christmas decorations after the power came back. Just throw up a tree, shop and cook a little and done just in time. Can't handle a week of ice in December - let's pray for a blizzard in January like in 2000 (or there abouts). That was a winner!

  • Made In USA Dec 5, 2007

    Well the ole folklore about the 'ring around the moon means it's gonna snow within ten days' proved itself again. We had a ring around the mi=oon less than a weeks ago.

  • Just WhiskeyKel Dec 5, 2007

    I saw some this morning at my house too!

  • yukonjohn3 Dec 5, 2007

    I see flakes in Chapel Hill every time I go there.

    Too dang funny!! I wish we could send you some snow from Alaska, but we hardly have any either. We should have a few feet on the ground, but only have about 6 inches. Warm, dry winter here too!! Maybe its Global Warming...its almost 10 above this morning, way too warm for here!! I had forgot about the stores filling up with the forecast of snow. People buying up all the milk and bread. Up here, if they are forecasting a huge snowstorm or severe cold (more than 50-60 below) our stores fill up too....people buying up all the booze...LOL..its too funny!!

  • mommy2caroline Dec 5, 2007

    I want some snow that will scare the cats around us! ;) I haven't seen snow since I was on maternity leave in January 2005! Anyone east of I-95 generally gets snow's step-cousin-FROST. Boo hiss! Gimme snow!

  • YoucanthandletheTRUTH Dec 5, 2007

    Chuck U Farley----You cracked me up!!!

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