Schools delayed, flurries fly

Posted February 10, 2011

— Flurries and light snow fell throughout the Thursday morning commute, dusting central and eastern North Carolina with a quickly melting coating of white.

Dozens of school systems delayed opening, but the morning commute went by without major problems.

Anywhere from a trace to a half-inch of snow fell across the Triangle, while the coast got heavier accumulations, including 3 inches in Dare County.  OBX snow on Feb. 10, 2011 Viewer photos: Light snow coats N.C.

"We’ve got a gorgeous dusting of snow in Raleigh,"  WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "We’ve got a beautiful dusting across most of the viewing area."

Snowfall, though, stopped around the Triangle by mid-morning and lingered in the coastal plain for a little longer.

"Once that snow has stopped, it melts pretty quickly," Gardner said.

Sunshine will replace clouds by noon, and temperatures will get up into the mid 40s Thursday afternoon.

After the storm, high pressure will set in, bringing sun and slowly warming temperatures.

Temperatures will dip into the teens Thursday night but rebound to the upper 40s Friday. Spring-like highs are on tap through the weekend.


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  • phishin87 Feb 10, 2011

    you goofballs really have nothing better to do than talk sh*t to eachother on your local news website?? go spend time with your kids or pick up a book. go to the gym! Do something productive rather than channeling your insecurties and ego trips through WRAL!

  • Remy Feb 10, 2011

    Peace love and cold meds- you just keep crying and drowning in your own negativity. You obviously spend a lot of your time alone and probably will for the rest of your life. I on the other hand will keep watching WRAL for my weather forecast (and ignoring yours) and will keep looking for the positives in life.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Feb 10, 2011

    Look on the bright side, no more winter weather pandering, no more pouting forecasts from Greg Fishel, it's all over. We had snow, you were wrong more than right when forecasting anything more than 48 hours out and it was just another typical winter weather ratings grab for the last 2 months. Now it's over. Winter has ended, today marked its death and it's time to storm right into Summer. No need to stop for Spring, just go right into the misery index for heat, humidity and high power bills. Oh, and don't forget the EPIC drought we are currently suffering from. By July our lakes will be dry, our toilets will be stopped and all you'll hear are predictions for rain that won't come anymore true than most of wral's winter forecasts did. Should be a banner year!

  • injameswetrust2003 Feb 10, 2011

    Kudos to the weather team for an accurate forecast. It's darn near impossible to forecast snow around here.

  • I Change This Name Daily Feb 10, 2011

    i blame obamacare

  • musthavecoffee Feb 10, 2011

    Aliases or not, who cares? Is GoLo really that important?

    Those of you who are unemployed, go back to searching for jobs. These forums don't contain any sort of help.

  • lma1973 Feb 10, 2011

    Toby these folks on here are a bunch of self-righteous, the "meteorologists are never wrong" types. There's even some chick on here always talking about recipes and not the weather. I love it!

  • seankelly15 Feb 10, 2011

    lma1973 - "Paranoid a little are we??"

    No, you do not understand the definition of paranoia. I am simply amused by your attempts at subterfuge. And I am concerned about your signs of a serious dissociative reaction.

  • wildcat Feb 10, 2011

    This is nothing compared to what is coming. LOL

  • gagal Feb 10, 2011

    SO my question.... Are we done with the snow??? Can we go back to NC weather. You know. 70' day's in Feb