Inauguration weather

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 19. tammikuuta 2009 klo 13:11 (GMT)

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Barack Obama won't have the weather as the first concern of his presidency, unlike some of his predecessors. The weather for Tuesday's swearing in ceremony promises to be precipitation-free, with a mix of sun and clouds. With temperatures in the low 30s and a moderate north wind of 10-15 mph, he'll have to bundle up, though. As the afternoon progresses, clouds will dominate for the parade, but the weather at the inauguration promises to be a non-story, unlike some previous occasions:

Most Dramatic and Tragic - 1841:
President William Henry Harrison was sworn into office on a cloudy, windy day, with temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. His speech lasted one hour and 40 minutes, and he rode a horse to and from the Capitol, without wearing a hat or overcoat. Pneumonia developed from a lingering cold he caught on that day and he died just one month later.

Almost as bad - 1853:
President Franklin Pierce was sworn into office during a snowstorm, with temperatures near freezing. Shortly after Pierce took his oath of office, as he began his inaugural address, heavier snow began falling, dispersing much of the crowd and ruining plans for the parade. Abigail Fillmore, First Lady to the outgoing President Millard Fillmore, caught a cold as she sat on the cold, wet, exposed platform during the swearing-in ceremony. The cold developed into pneumonia and she died at the end of the month.

Worst Weather Day - 1909:
President William H. Taft's ceremony was forced indoors due to a storm that dropped 10 inches of snow over the Capital city. The snow and winds began the day before, toppling trees and telephone poles. Trains were stalled, and city streets clogged, bringing all activity to a standstill. Sanitation workers shoveled sand and snow through the night. It took 6,000 men and 500 wagons to clear 58,000 tons of snow and slush from the parade route. Despite the freezing temperatures, howling wind, snow, and sleet, a large crowd gathered in front of the Capitol to view the inauguration, but the weather forced the ceremony indoors. Just after the swearing-in, the snow tapered off.


Figure 1. Inauguration day, 1909. Workers shovel away heavy snow from in front of President Taft's reviewing stand (left). President Taft and wife returning to the White House after the ceremony (right).

The material for this post was taken from an excellent Presidential Inaugural Weather web page put together by the National Weather Service forecast office in Washington D.C. The page has loads more information, for those interested.

Good luck, Mr. Obama!

I'll have a new post on Wednesday.
Jeff Masters

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485. futuremet
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 02:20 (GMT)
Quoting hurristat:


oh no, that's my high!!! what will i ever do... jk... i think all you floridians need to come up to Michigan for a good, long winter.


Lol, I am from the caribbean, and we do not get weather like this.
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484. hurristat
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 02:07 (GMT)
Quoting futuremet:
I hate the cold lol

I hate it

However, it will be interesting to see how far it goes down tomorrow.

Windchill could make it feel in the 20s


oh no, that's my high!!! what will i ever do... jk... i think all you floridians need to come up to Michigan for a good, long winter.
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483. hurristat
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 02:06 (GMT)
Quoting HadesGodWyvern:

=======================
12 HRS: 22.0S 45.1E - (DEPRESSION sur terre)
24 HRS: 23.1S 48.1E - 20 knots (PERTURBATION Tropicale)
48 HRS: 25.1S 50.7E - (EXTRATROPICAL)
72 HRS: 27.5S 53.0E - (EXTRATROPICAL)



I take it the first 2 terms mean depression over land and tropical depression?

habla espanol?? vive en las filipinas, verdad?
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482. weatherbro
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 01:53 (GMT)
Quoting dearmas:


This cold suck, lol.


I think it's great! As long as it's not too long. I wonder if Florida's ever had a prolonged cold spell(not the wussy 60's but real cold)?:)
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481. futuremet
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 01:22 (GMT)
I hate the cold lol

I hate it

However, it will be interesting to see how far it goes down tomorrow.

Windchill could make it feel in the 20s
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480. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 01:18 (GMT)
Seychelles Meteorological Services
Tropical Cyclone Warning Number TWELVE
TROPICAL CYCLONE INTENSE FANELE (07-20082009)
4:00 AM Réunion January 21 2009
===========================================

At 0:00 AM UTC, Intense Tropical Cyclone Fanele (927 hPa) located at 20.6S 43.8E has 10 minute sustained winds of 100 knots with gusts of 140 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving southwest at 6 knots

Dvorak Intensity: T5.5/6.0

Hurricane-Force Winds
======================
40 NM from the center

Storm-Force Winds
=================
80 NM from the center

Gale-Force Winds
================
100 NM from the center

Near-Gale Force Winds
======================
100 NM from the center extending up to 150 in the southwestern semi-circle

Forecast and Intensity
=======================
12 HRS: 22.0S 45.1E - (DEPRESSION sur terre)
24 HRS: 23.1S 48.1E - 20 knots (PERTURBATION Tropicale)
48 HRS: 25.1S 50.7E - (EXTRATROPICAL)
72 HRS: 27.5S 53.0E - (EXTRATROPICAL)

Additional Information
========================
On the last infrared imagery, eye is less well defined and has become cooler. The landfall is forecast in the south of Morondava, in the vicinity of Belo, within the next couple of hours.

The system is expected to quickly cross Madagascar and be back at sea within the next 24 hours, without significantly re-intensifying

Most of the available NWP models are in good agreement with the forecast track, but there is still some spread in speed.
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479. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 01:16 (GMT)
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Summary
TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIX-F
9:00 AM FST January 21 2009
======================================

At 21:00 PM UTC, Tropical Depression Six-F (1006 hPa) located at 13.8E 158.2W is reported as moving slowly. Position GOOD based on infrared/visible imagery with animation, peripheral observations, and latest QUIKSCAT Pass. Sea surface temperature is around 29C.

Tropical Depression SIX lies embedded in a monsoonal trough under a 250 hPa diffluent region in a moderately sheared environment. Low level circulation center is exposed and lies to the west of the deep convection. TD SIX is expected to remain in this area under an upper ridge axis within the next 12-24 hours before moving into an area of increasing shear and cooler sea surface temperatures.

Global models (US/UK/GFS] has picked up the system and moves it southwest then south with little intensification.

POTENTIAL FOR TD SIX TO DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE IN THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS IS LOW.
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478. hurristat
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 01:01 (GMT)
did anyone else's avatar just disappear?
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477. Bobbyweather
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 00:50 (GMT)
By the way, all4hurricanes, your avatar is nice. That's TY Jangmi, right?
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476. Bobbyweather
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 00:49 (GMT)
Quoting all4hurricanes:
Fanele is going through an EWRC

I thought it was making landfall.
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475. dearmas
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 00:34 (GMT)
Quoting weatherbro:
I have a strange feeling that Wednesday will dip down much further then what their advertising Wednesday night here in Orlando. Forecast low is 27F. However, if the high pressure sits directly on to at the right time we could surpass 1977 and 1985! Although conditions are otherwise ripe, there's just one fly in the ointment concerning frost-The very low dewpoint air tomorrow!


This cold suck, lol.
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474. weatherbro
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 00:30 (GMT)
I have a strange feeling that Wednesday will dip down much further then what their advertising Wednesday night here in Orlando. Forecast low is 27F. However, if the high pressure sits directly on to at the right time we could surpass 1977 and 1985! Although conditions are otherwise ripe, there's just one fly in the ointment(make that a camel or something inbetween) concerning frost-The very low dewpoint air tomorrow!
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473. all4hurricanes
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 00:29 (GMT)
Fanele is going through an EWRC
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472. Drakoen
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 00:26 (GMT)
Looking forward to tonight with lows in the lower to mid 30s...
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471. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 00:18 (GMT)
467. hurristat 12:01 AM GMT on January 21, 2009

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center that has 100 knot is 1 minute sustained winds average.. even so it should actually have read 115 knots instead of 100 knots.
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470. natrwalkn
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 00:12 (GMT)
Looks like the snow is about over here in Wilmington, NC. It sure was pretty today, but less than I was hoping for.
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469. hurristat
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 00:11 (GMT)
Quoting NEwxguy:


That paints a pretty funny picture,I always enjoy seeing the snow in the south and how people deal with it


they have no idea, do they... (i'm from MI)
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468. hurristat
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 00:04 (GMT)
Quoting biff4ugo:
You ARE kidding right? He has lived and worked in Chicago and has been a Jr. Senator for 2 years in Washington DC. Your blood gets thick up there.

4 more HOURS!


4 yrs. in D.C....fyi
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467. hurristat
21. tammikuuta 2009 klo 00:01 (GMT)
Quoting all4hurricanes:
HWFBura said CI# /Pressure/ Vmax
6.1 / 925.6mb/117.4kt

117.4kt=135mph but he could be wrong
going by appearance it's a 135mph cat 4 and advisories are sometimes show lower wind speeds than actual especially in other oceans like hurricane Dean last year was a cat 5 south of Hispaniola but the advisories when I was tracking it said 150mph


remember, they use 10-min sustained and we use 1-min sustained for measurement...keeping that in mind, it is possible that is both a Cat 3 and a Cat 4 on the SSHS
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466. SevereHurricane
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 23:58 (GMT)
Quoting all4hurricanes:
Ugh no chance of snow for the next week I don't like how all of you in Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi, got more snow and chances for snow then we did up in VA that really peeves me


hehehe it sure was a fun day 12-11-08 in New Orleans,I hope you get your snow though.

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465. hurristat
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 23:49 (GMT)
Quoting severstorm:
just imagine, snow flying around at 100 mph. what next?


this comment was a long time ago, but this has happened... a late season storm made landfall in Maine sometime in the 60s-70s, and it was snowing!!!
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464. Skyepony (Mod)
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 23:39 (GMT)
MIMIC is a sobering look at Fanele. The nightmare storm, that forms fairly close to land & intensifies rapidly on the way there. North side of the eye looks horrid.
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463. dearmas
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 23:38 (GMT)
Why do I live in Florida???? Because it's nice and hotttt!!!!!! This cold sucks!!!!! :)
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462. all4hurricanes
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 23:25 (GMT)
Quoting GBlet:
Don't feel bad all4, we've been missed all season, it really stinks. Moisture keeps riding up to the east of us. All I need is 6+ for a snow day!

Yes but nature taunts us first the prediction says snow and the day leading up are 15 degrees then the temperature raises to 34 and it rains then the temperature goes down to 15 again it is very annoying
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461. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 23:25 (GMT)
Quoting NEwxguy:
Hey,Bone,can you whip up a big nor'easter,I'm tired of all these little whimpy storms,that are a lot of work,and not much fun.
no problem i will whip one up in 7 days from now for ya just let me reposition that weather ray gun from the south to the ne

lol
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460. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 22:48 (GMT)
weird difference from JTWC with RMSC with pressure..

Best status from NRL: 100kts 948 MB (T5.5)
Best status from SSD: 115 knots 927 MB (T6.0)
Best status from RSMC: 100kts 927 hPa (T6.0)
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459. GBlet
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 22:22 (GMT)
As the days go by, I begin to worry about nader season. I bet we get it hard this year. Seems like the season gets worse with each passing year.
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458. GBlet
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 22:18 (GMT)
Don't feel bad all4, we've been missed all season, it really stinks. Moisture keeps riding up to the east of us. All I need is 6+ for a snow day!
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457. all4hurricanes
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 22:10 (GMT)
Ugh no chance of snow for the next week I don't like how all of you in Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi, got more snow and chances for snow then we did up in VA that really peeves me
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456. SWFLDigTek
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 22:07 (GMT)
SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE:
South Florida Stormwatch
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455. EvilKarkyBR
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 22:06 (GMT)
Quoting KEHCharleston:
"...You need two plastic bread bags."

I grew up in North Dakota and my mom made me do this in my snow boots anyway :) Not just Southerns do that!
454. all4hurricanes
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 21:43 (GMT)
Well Fanele is a cat 3 what is it with storms in the past year and skipping cat 2 status (not actually skipping but moving through the stage very quickly)like Bertha Omar Ike and Billy.
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453. FLWeatherFreak91
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 21:41 (GMT)
Quoting melwerle:
Link

Slight chance but i'll TAKE it!
:)
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452. melwerle
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 21:38 (GMT)
Link

Slight chance but i'll TAKE it!
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451. FLWeatherFreak91
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 21:34 (GMT)
Quoting melwerle:
Just checked our weather...slight chance of SNOW. wooo hooooo!
What city?
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450. help4u
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 21:30 (GMT)
Just felt the breeze from all the private jets 500 in all,taking off from the inauguration.Global temps just went up.Lord Obama ,save us.
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449. melwerle
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 21:28 (GMT)
Just checked our weather...slight chance of SNOW. wooo hooooo!
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448. NEwxguy
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 20:59 (GMT)
Quoting KEHCharleston:
Generally except for those skiing fanatics, it is not worth taking up the storage space to store winter gear. So we layer it. My trick for cold wet (rain or snow) is this. You need two plastic bread bags. If you notice they are very soft and just the perfect shape to fit over your food. Put on cotton socks first, then the bag (as far up the leg as it will go), then long wool socks, cram on your shoes - and voila! good as snow shoes.



LOL,gotta love human ingenuity
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447. KEHCharleston
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 20:52 (GMT)
Well darn - I may need to pull out those bread bags

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
342 PM EST TUE JAN 20 2009

SCZ050-210200-
/O.EXB.KCHS.WW.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-090121T0400Z/
CHARLESTON-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...CHARLESTON
342 PM EST TUE JAN 20 2009

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EST
THIS EVENING.

SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS BEFORE
DIMINISHING TO FLURRIES. THE SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE MODERATE AT
TIMES THROUGH THIS EVENING...WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND AN INCH
EXPECTED ACROSS CHARLESTON COUNTY...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE. THE MAJORITY OF THE ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BE CONFINED
TO GRASSY SURFACES. THE SNOW MAY HOWEVER BEGIN TO IMPACT
ROADWAYS...ESPECIALLY BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES...MAKING FOR VERY
TREACHEROUS TRAVEL.

CONDITIONS CAN DETERIORATE RAPIDLY IN WINTER WEATHER SITUATIONS.
SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. KEEP A
FLASH LIGHT...FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR CAR IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ARE
LIKELY...AND MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND
REDUCED VISIBILITIES.
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446. largeeyes
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 20:47 (GMT)
Wrappin up here in New Bern. I'd say we got an inch, max. Significantly higher accumulations to our west. Pretty disappointing.
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445. KEHCharleston
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 20:46 (GMT)
Quoting NEwxguy:


That paints a pretty funny picture,I always enjoy seeing the snow in the south and how people deal with it
Generally except for those skiing fanatics, it is not worth taking up the storage space to store winter gear. So we layer it. My trick for cold wet (rain or snow) is this. You need two plastic bread bags. If you notice they are very soft and just the perfect shape to fit over your foot. Put on cotton socks first, then the bag (as far up the leg as it will go), then long wool socks, cram on your shoes - and voila! good as snow shoes.

MODIFIED MEANT FOOT NOT FOOD
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444. NEwxguy
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 20:40 (GMT)
Quoting Surfbunnyobx:
It's been snowing in Cape Hatteras all day! People are walking around with their fishing waders on like they're snow pants! We're so unprepared, haha


That paints a pretty funny picture,I always enjoy seeing the snow in the south and how people deal with it
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443. Surfbunnyobx
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 20:35 (GMT)
It's been snowing in Cape Hatteras all day! People are walking around with their fishing waders on like they're snow pants! We're so unprepared, haha
442. NEwxguy
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 20:26 (GMT)
I fear my senior senator from my state is in for some very tough times.
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441. Patrap
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 20:08 (GMT)

Kennedy Collapsed

January 20, 2009 2:46 PM Link

Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., who is battling a brain tumor, was taken away from the congressional luncheon in convulsions.

Kennedy was at a table with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and others, and was taken out of the room. President Barack Obama went out of the room with him, but he is back in the luncheon room now.

Obama just spoke to the luncheon about Kennedy, appearing extremely sober:

"First of all, I know that while I was out of the room, concern was expressed about Teddy," Obama said. "He was there when the Voting Rights Act passed. And, along with John Lewis, was a warrior for justice. And so I would be lying to you if I did not say that right now a part of me is with him. And I think that is true for all of us. This is a joyous time, but it's also a sobering time. And my prayers are with him and his family and Vicki."

There are also reports that Sen. Byrd, D-W.Va., who is very close to Kennedy, was also taken out of the room. Byrd was conscious when he was taken from the room. The two have been friends for a very, very long time.

An ambulance could be seen driving from the U.S. Capitol.

--George Stephanopoulos

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440. melwerle
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 19:59 (GMT)
Just heard Sen Kennedy collapsed during the inaugural luncheon - taken out to the hospital.
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439. KEHCharleston
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 19:39 (GMT)
A friend was commenting on how much colder she feels today - as opposed to the other day when we looking at the possibility of breaking records for low temps. - The humidity it 71% and the cold does seem to just seep into one's bones.
Quoting melwerle:
...maybe folks are still watching the tube. who knows.
I have turned my little (analog) TV on only 5 times in the last 2 years. This is the first that I have watched it for more than 30 minutes at one time. - Very exciting - Multi-tasking - keeping an eye on the weather as well.
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438. FLWeatherFreak91
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 19:31 (GMT)
Broad bands of stratocumulus are forming over the Nature coast at this time. If they can stick around north of the bay until we reach the melting point of 37 degrees, we'll see some flakes mixing in with light rain. But unfortunately, it appears to me now that the moisture should stay just ahead of the snow-appropriate temps. Nonetheless, as the light rain spreads over the area this evening, there will not be enough sunlight left to evaporate the rain and I would expect widespread areas of ice to form tonight.... that is if the winds can die down enough. Just be sure to drive with caution in the morning in anticipation of possible ice on the ground.
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437. largeeyes
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 19:17 (GMT)
Finally snowing here in New Bern....just now sticking. I'd be surprised if we get more than 1". Those further inland got sig. more.
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436. melwerle
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 19:16 (GMT)
I'm not sure if there are problems now - there were a bit earlier...maybe folks are still watching the tube. who knows.

42 here...usually warms up a bit more in the afternoon than this. Good day to stay inside!
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435. KEHCharleston
20. tammikuuta 2009 klo 19:11 (GMT)
Temp has dropped another degree (now 35F), pressure rising, still overcast - Will not make the 40F predicted today.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1137 AM EST TUE JAN 20 2009

SCZ050-211000-
CHARLESTON-
1137 AM EST TUE JAN 20 2009

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

WINTER WEATHER...A STRONG STORM SYSTEM IN THE UPPER LEVELS OF THE
ATMOSPHERE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TODAY. SNOW SHOWERS ARE
POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF CHARLESTON COUNTY THROUGH THIS
EVENING...BUT ONLY TRACE AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED. A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY MAY STILL BE ISSUED SHOULD THE RISK FOR ACCUMULATING
SNOWS INCREASE LATER TODAY.

THIS IS A DEVELOPING WINTER WEATHER SITUATION. STAY TUNED TO NOAA
WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS...TV OR YOUR LOCAL NEWS SOURCE FOR THE
LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.


Would love to hear from you folks in North Carolina. How goes it?

I am not sure if we are still having problems with the blog - appears that is the case. Hope it is cleared up and folks along the East Coast CONUS check in with their weather conditions
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