Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Active January

I was just looking over our blog posts this month, and it reminded me it has been an active January when it comes to our weather. A front on January 7th produced tropical storm force wind gusts across the state. The middle of the month featured an Arctic blast that brought our area some of the coldest weather we have had in a few years. Then just last week we saw the first measurable snowfall central and eastern North Carolina has seen in a few years. Snowfall reports topped out as high as 6 to 7 inches near Raleigh.

Today, the active January weather pattern continues. Just this morning a warm front is passing through the state bringing temperatures into the 60s to near 70 in some spots. A cold front will bring rain and windy weather later in the day. Wind gusts as high as 35 to 40mph are in the forecast this afternoon.

Once the storm passes, we do look for quiet weather to round out the rest of the month. However, February may get off to an active start with a storm system expected to impact our area the first of next week. Stay tuned through the rest of the week for the latest on that forecast...

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