Winter storm warning, advisory blanket North Carolina

Sunday, we will see rain for most of the day.  The rain will start off light but could pick up in intensity as we head into the afternoon, and could mix with sleet or snow at times as the afternoon wears on.  The rain will change over to snow during the evening into the overnight hours.  With the current track of this potent system we could end up with 2-6″ of snow west of highway 1 and a trace to around 3 inches farther.  If the track of this low shifts west then we would see less snow but if it tracks more to our south and east then we could end up seeing more snow.  Sunrise: 6:45 a.m., Sunset: 6:09 p.m. Wind: N at 10-15 m.p.h. Sunday night: Cloudy with bands of snow becoming likely across the area.  Lows in the lower-mid 20s. Winds from the north at 10-20 mph.

What to do. The later I depart from Florida, the more likely I am to drive in wintry weather. I could have departed around 6:00 a.m. and likely avoided such a drive; but, I have decided to ride in today’s ride and chance it. If needed, I’ ll get lodging enroute. I hoping to depart Florida NLT 3:00 p.m.

I departed Floral City around 4:25 p.m., returning to Fayetteville, North Carolina around 12:30 a.m. I had to drive in rain after entering NC. Otherwise, the trip was uneventful–just tiring. I’m glad it was uneventful & SAFE!

Author: jalexartis

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7 thoughts on “Winter storm warning, advisory blanket North Carolina”

  1. I hope you’ve designed some chains for Silk! Looks like it will be a mess about anytime you travel home. Your choice may be gray mess or white mess but a mess nevertheless. I’m getting ready to have my first cup of coffee of the day and awaiting the snow. Our temps are beginning to drop here in the mountains and the Barometric Pressure is beginning to trend downward so the storm is just around the corner.

    Be safe in your travels! Thanks for the great pics. I enjoyed viewing them last night!

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  2. 10:42 a.m. update – We now have heavy snow at our house in Bethel, NC in the Great Smoky Mountains. It started as drizzle with sleet and snow about 5 minutes after my last post. The temperature at that point was 35 degrees and we’ve now dropped to 33.5 degrees. The mix has switched over to all snow withs some driving winds. Our 10 minute wind average is currently 5 mph with a gust over the last 30 minutes of 18 miles. We are beginning to see some accumulation now on the vehicles, decks, and colder places. Looks like the weather forecasters may have hit one right.

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  3. Hi Cecil,

    I got in around 12:30 a.m., 03/02. It is only raining in Cumberland County. I was fortunate in my travel from Florida, in that I only had light mist and light drizzle until I came in to NC. Then, only rain–not too heavy and NOT freezing rain. It is good to be safely home, given the weather forecast. Now, let it SNOW!!!

    I envy what you get in the mountains. It must be scenic.

    I have more pictures to post, likely later this morning.

    Take care and thanks for your comments…

    Jim

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  4. I’m glad you made it back safely before the worst of the storm gets to you. It is 16 degrees and still snowing as we prepare to leave for work this morning. My company’s email server went down in a power outage late yesterday afternoon so I drove into town to reboot everything last night around 8:00 p.m. I figured the roads would be better then than now… We’re still sitting around 5″ of snow at my house. I tried to keep a photo progression of the storm going at http://www.gr8smokieszeke.blogspot.com yesterday since I clearly wasn’t going to get out and ride! 🙂

    I’ll be looking forward to your images later when you get rested. My brother let me know he was expecting to suffer through lower temperaturs himself today. He is expecting only 68 degrees and sunny skies in L.A.

    — Zeke

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  5. Thanks Zeke,

    I saw your post this morning. Your pictures are GREAT! I love the view you have from your balcony-lovely!!! I’ve already uploaded my photos and have links to the photos of others as well as a link to the Catrike Video. Thanks for joining me early this morning.

    BTW, the storm has bypassed my county [Cumberland]. There is nothing white here, nor is there ice. Oh well….

    –jim

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  6. Thanks for the remarks about the images. I enjoyed tracking the progress of the snow yesterday. It provided me some fun on an otherwise dreary day. This morning I’m struggling to get the company email server running. I think it was damaged yesterday during a power outage or at least because of a power outage. At the moment, the company has no email and we run on email… 😦

    — Zeke

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  7. I understand that feeling. I maintain an Exchange Server setup using Server 2003 for one of my customers. I’ve been there. Sorry you are experiencing this. Wishing for a speedy resolution. –jim

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