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Big storm a miss for CNY

A major winter storm is bringing heavy snow to the south but it's expected to stay out of our area.

Posted: Dec 9, 2018 8:39 AM

A major winter storm has been making national headlines for the past several days, starting in California with heavy rain and heading east. The storm has been a tricky one to forecast, with a major snow bust for Oklahoma. Today, the heaviest snow is expected to fall in North Carolina, especially the higher elevations in the western part of the state.  

Our Skycast has widespread 1-2 feet snowfall estimates:

To put this into more context, it's extremely rare for storms to happen *this early* in the season in this part of the country. North Carolina and Virgina do get snow, though not very often. About 2/3rds of the snow falls in January and February. Their snow season is typically short too, as temperatures usually warm up a few days after the storm passes through. This will once again be the case for the Carolinas, as temperatures climb into the 40s and 50s later this week.

As for our weather, this storm is expected to pass out to sea.  Here's a look at the storm track on Monday.  It's not even close.

Our next chance for widespread snow will be from the lakes on Tuesday.  We don't expect any major storms to impact our weather over the next 5 days.

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