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By: Jamie Arnold
By: Jamie Arnold

I want all of the viewers here in eastern Carolina to help me out with the snow tonight. All the technology in the world will never beat a pair of eyes.

 "Bare Ground Blues"

I took that line from an e-mail I got from Marvin this morning.  I think a lot of us are feeling that way this morning as we awake to not a mantle of white, but instead the same bare ground we went to bed with.

Sure, a lot of spots did see a dusting of snow and a lucky few managed to pick up about and inch, but the forecast for 2-4 inches that we originally made just did not pan out.

From the start, the forecast was tricky as we were counting on the cold air to meet up with the rain to change it over to snow.  Well, the cold air slowed down considerably.  The result - by the time the cold air arrived most of the moisture and rain was gone, just leaveing some light, non-accumulating snow.

So from here, we learn from our mistakes and will dive head first into the next forecast.

Thanks again to everyone who added to the blog last night.  I would like to do this some more when bad weather strikes. Thanks even to those of you not so happy with your local weatherman...at least I know you were watching.

 

 

 

 

9:45 pm Update

Snow, mostly light, is becoming more widespread this evening. The change to snow is now complete in Greenville, and is starting to change over in Washington.  A few bursts of heavier snow are likely for areas along HWY 17 over the next few hours.  Some spots may pick up a dusting to an inch. 

 

8:30 pm Update...

I think I may owe some snow lovers an apology in the morning.  While temperatures are getting cold enough for snow, the real arctic air we were expecting has slowed down quite a bit.  At the same time, the heaviest moisture is starting to pull out of the area.  I still think we see some off and on snow through much of the night, but significant accumulations are looking less likely.  Some spots may pick up an inch or so but most will likely just see a dusting.  However with wet roads and quickly falling temperatures by Sunday morning, black ice may be a big problem.

Keep the reports coming especially if the snow is starting to stick.

 

7:00 pm

 WOW everyone!  Thanks for the reports.  Glad to see folks seeing the snow now.  Keep the reports coming in especially as it starts to accumulate.

Greenville and Washington folks...its coming.

There could be some heavy snow for a while near Kenansville, Kinston, maybe even Greenville and Washington between now and 8 or 8:30.

 

I want all of the viewers here in eastern Carolina to help me out with the snow tonight.  All the technology in the world will never beat a pair of eyes.

I need you to tell me when the rain changes to snow, how much snow you have, temp...whatever you can give me.

Feel free to ask questions about the storm as well.  We'll keep this going through the night to track this storm.

 

 

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  • by Me Location: snowless land on Apr 26, 2008 at 02:21 PM
    It's never going to snow here again.
  • by Barbie Doll Location: Blounts Creek on Apr 22, 2008 at 01:27 PM
    I am sending my request for snow!! It's been a few years now and we haven't had any snow. We want some of the white stuff!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Hope Location: Belhaven on Apr 12, 2008 at 04:22 PM
    I wish it would've snowed this year.The only time I heard of a chance of snow was the weekend that I was going to be visitng some family members in Tennessee.It did snow there but,you don't get to see it alot in our area anymore so I was a little dissapointed.
  • by thomas Location: williamston on Jan 21, 2008 at 04:36 PM
    thanx for being honest.yes you got it wrong about the snow. I was really disappointed.but we are all human. give it to us as straight as you can. i apperciate that
  • by angie Location: BELL ARTHUR, NC on Jan 20, 2008 at 02:15 PM
    I WAS DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!!!! IWAS SO EXCITED ALL DAY YESTERDAY. THEN MY HOPES WAS DASHED ALL I CAN DO IS HOPE FOR ANOTHER CHANCE.
  • by Hope Location: Snow Hill on Jan 20, 2008 at 09:33 AM
    Hey Jamie!! What happened?????? do you see any in our future forecast?
  • by Danielle Location: Ernul on Jan 20, 2008 at 06:57 AM
    Well it was nice to see but i have to say Mother Nature did a poor snow job in the EAST!! But i guess it was for the children and they seem to have enjoyed it, even made little snowmen from the snow on the cars!!!
  • by Amanda Mullen Location: Currituck County, NC on Jan 20, 2008 at 06:36 AM
    About 1245am this morning it began to sleet then turned to snow. The snow died off around 130am. I woke up this morning to see a dusting of snow on the ground...and it's still snowing (lightly)....
  • by SAD Location: PINK HILL on Jan 20, 2008 at 06:24 AM
    Pink Hill got absolutely NO snow!!!!
  • by mark Location: moyock, nc on Jan 20, 2008 at 05:25 AM
    Greetings Mr. Arnold: Here in Currituck County, we have approximately 3/4 inches of snow on the ground. Have a great day! Sincerely, Mark Edwards
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