Saturday, January 22, 2011

Coastal Snow - Saturday

Just a quick update for Saturday evening... heavier snow than expected set up along the Crystal Coast and Outer Banks of North Carolina this afternoon. As of this posting just before 6pm, we had reports of as much as 7" of snow in Havelock and Emerald Isle and 5" in Morehead City. The snow will taper off along the Crystal Coast into the evening. For more on the latest weather conditions and forecast, check in with Weather on the Ones on News 14 Carolina.

Today's snow along the Crystal Coast just points out how difficult winter weather forecasting is in North Carolina. Low pressure has stayed right off the coast with the precipitation just grazing the coast. However that precipitation just grazing the coast has been enough to produce up to 7" of snow so far in some spots!

Lee Ringer
News 14 Carolina Meteorologist

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