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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

North Carolina Weather Words

Posted November 7, 2007 9:27 a.m. EST
Updated November 7, 2007 9:35 a.m. EST

How would you describe the weather today?  WRAL's Brian Shrader said many North Carolinians would classify the chilly start as "a bit airish."  Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner was intrigued by the comment saying she had never heard of that description.

Since the weather is the most popular subject of conversation I thought I would ask you what are some of the more interesting ways you have heard North Carolinians describe the weather ranging from hot to cold and everything in between.

Do we have a unique way of talking about the fog?

What about a heavy rain or a silky mist?

What about snow and ice storms?

What about unseasonable weather?

Think about what your grandparents and great grandparents would say.

By the way, I will have the North Carolina TV Series Contest winners tomorrow.  Thanks for drenching me with a downpour of good ideas!