“The roads look like they do near the Canadian border with a solid freeze,” says reader.
17 Jan 2018 – A record 5 inches (12.7 cm) of snow fell at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, North Carolina, today, breaking the old record of 4 inches set in 1946.
Some areas reported up to a foot (30 cm) of snow, with more still coming down.
North Durham is reporting 9.4″ of snow, Carrboro 5.5″ and 3.3″ in Cary. Those amounts are expected to increase as snow continues to fall.
Governor Cooper issued a State of Emergency ahead of the winter weather yesterday afternoon.
Because the snowfall is continuing, the National Weather Service has extended a Winter Storm Warning for much of the area until 1 a.m. Thursday.
Some areas could see as much as 6 to 10 inches of snow (or even more) and forecasters are warning conditions will worsen into the night as temperatures drop.
The temperature in Raleigh is 25F (-3.9C) as I write this. (Midnight EST)
Thanks to Ryan for this link
“23 degrees F in Atlanta before sunset, and the roads look like they do near the Canadian border with a solid freeze,” says Ryan. “That’s like average winter temperature at altitude in the Rocky Mountains mid winter. Wind chill warnings on entire peninsula of Florida. I’d imagine they have a different standard, maybe not, still chilly even there nonetheless and not good for oranges, presumably.”