Friday, January 26, 2007

Cold Friday Morning

Brrrrr.... where are those 70s we had just a couple of weeks ago? Of course, it is January, so it is supposed to be cold, and it certainly was cold this morning. A few spots even dropped to the upper teens --
  • Asheboro: 19
  • Louisburg: 19
  • Southern Pines: 19
  • Burlington: 20
  • Rocky Mount-Wilson: 20
  • Lexington: 21
  • Smithfield: 21
  • Chapel Hill: 22
  • Greensboro: 22
  • Raleigh-Durham: 22
  • Goldsboro: 23
  • Henderson-Oxford: 23
  • Winston-Salem: 24
  • Fayetteville: 25
  • Lumberton: 25
  • Mount Airy: 25

By the way, while it was cold this morning, today was no where near the record lows for this date. On January 26, 2000, the low dropped to 13 in Raleigh-Durham. That was one day after a winter storm dumped over 20 inches of snow on the Triangle. That is the most snow on record from one storm in the Raleigh-Durham area. You can read more about that storm by clicking the following link:

Speaking of winter weather, cold weather will return next week. We can look for highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s for much of next week. For you snow lovers, we don't look for any system that could produce precipitation for the region during the first half of the week.

However, there has been at least one computer model that has been somewhat consistent showing some precipitation for central and eastern North Carolina by the end of next week. It is much too early to speculate whether this could lead to wintry weather for us. We'll watch and see how things change over the next several days. Stay tuned....

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