Wednesday, January 03, 2007

5 Years Ago = Snow

January 3, 2002 -- a significant snow storm was wrapping up across North Carolina.

Visible satellite image from January 3, 2002. The white is not clouds, but snow blanketing much of the Carolinas.

State snowfall totals from January 2-3, 2002 snowstorm.

The Triangle woke up to as much as a foot of snow just five years ago. The Triad had 8-10" and 4-8" blanketed the Sandhills.

Fast forward five years to January 3, 2007 and it's a much different story! No snow anywhere near North Carolina. It's much too warm for that. Highs today are in the low 60s, and the upper 60s are likely by the end of the week. Some spots may even see highs near 70 by Friday and Saturday.

Above normal high temperatures should continue into early next week. Normal highs this time of year are in the upper 40s in the Triad to near 50 in the Triangle.

While there is no snow in the forecast, we could see rain showers late in the work week and again for late in the weekend and early next week.

Snow lovers, don't give up just yet. It's only January and there's plenty of winter left on the calendar. For those of us that enjoy the mild weather, there's good news today. Check out this headline from news --

Gas companies to reduce prices

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