Fri Nov 21 18:47:43 PST 2008
Reporter: WITN Weather
Weather Surprises Keep Coming
More light snow and flurries fell in eastern North Carolina on Friday, which makes it two times in three days.
Eastern North Carolina has certainly seen an early start to winter this year. Below freezing temperatures in late October was about two weeks ahead of the average first freeze. Now snow showers or flurries have occurred on two of the last three days and its only November. I never recall having snow of any kind on two days in November and I've lived here more than 50 years. Reviewing the weather charts suggests that winter will not give up its grip on our area anytime soon. Early Saturday morning will see near record low temperatures into the lower and middle 20s. Combined with 10 mph winds and you get wind chills near 15 degrees at sunrise. The cold will last through Saturday night but slightly warmer air should arrive early in the week. Even the long-range forecast does not get temperatures back to normal over the next week. Beyond next week it appears more cold air is ready to unload on our area by early December. For now it appears winter will win the battle over the next few weeks.