Cool air blows through Triangle; snow possible Sunday

Posted February 19, 2009

— Cold air will blow through the Triangle Thursday evening as residents wait to see if Mother Nature brings some snow on Sunday.

"Cold air really begins to plow in as we head toward Friday," WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

Thursday's high will be 55 degrees, but it will get cooler and much windier as the day progresses, said WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

"It's not going to be that pleasant of a day," she said.

Wind chills could be in the 30s.

A system currently over the Pacific Ocean could bring light rain or snow into the Triangle Sunday, but it is too early to tell for sure, Fishel said.

"We are still going with the basic idea of light rain turning into light snow before ending," Fishel said.

If snow falls, it would likely occur during the day Sunday.


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  • kimmyrn6 Feb 19, 2009

    Moderator, the weather rock explains it all. b.scotches, thank you!! People are always so willing to criticize rather than looking in the mirror...

  • this is my Screen Name Feb 19, 2009

    I just checked the websites for accuweather, weather channel, NOAA and NBC17. All but weather channel predict possible snow for Sunday. Come all, everyone who's bashing WRAL weather,it isn't just this station talking about it, it never is. WRAL usually tones it down, not sensationalizes it. As others have said, they're darned if they mention it, they're darned if they don't. Be nice, eh?

  • tripposb Feb 19, 2009

    The bread, milk and eggs thing is funny. Because you don't see many other items fly off the shelves like those 3. I am sure there are some 10 year old packages of Ramen Noodles in the pantry. hose will get you buy until the snow melts.
    Personally, I stock up on toilet paper. That is the one thing you truly don't want to be without.

  • HappyGirl08 Feb 19, 2009

    Ah, bread and milk is not a cliche, its the law. You are also supposed to buy eggs. :-)

  • gr Feb 19, 2009

    Actually milk and bread only makes milk sandwiches not french toast

  • christineswisher Feb 19, 2009

    I would love it to snow, but I doubt it will be anything to bother with. And yes, I KNOW people run like wild animals to the store if they hear the "s" word and it is stupid. If it did come a big blizzard your power would probably go out and you would have a frige full of rotting food; and I doubt seriously that we would be snowed in for more days than it would take for most of the people to starve, so stay home, enjoy it if it comes, but stay out of the stores, it's just a nightmare for those that have to deal with the crazed bread and milk scavengers.....

  • kimmyrn6 Feb 19, 2009

    First off, to all that seem to want to down Greg Fishel, forecasting snow is often difficult in areas along the coast due to warm air coming in off the water, etc. Basic meterological concept. It's different in the middle of the country or in the north, however, the coastal effect is sometimes seen in NYC, Boston, etc. Second off, because we generally do not get much snow, we do not own all the equipment that areas who see a lot of snow in the winter might have, wouldn't be cost efficient. Third of all, if you don't like that we go buy bread and milk in an effort to be prepared, don't worry, we don't care. We just won't share when we have an event like January of 2000. You can whine all you want to, not gonna share. Bottom line is, if you don't like the way we do things here-GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM!! Traffic will be better and perhaps North Carolina will go back to what I remember before all the "visitors" came...

  • Munchie Feb 19, 2009

    No snow! Agree with lucy....

  • beaconoflight3 Feb 19, 2009

    The weather men can't catch a break. The truth of the matter is, IF we get snow and it was not mentioned early on, then everyone would be saying "Why is this the first we have heard about it?" They are doing there job by saying there is a possibility. That doesn't mean everyone needs to get worked up, it's just a heads up.

  • lucygreybone Feb 19, 2009

    I guess the southerners are in the grocery store getting milk and bread and the northerners are there picking up wine and cheese. Come on, what stupid cliches.