It's cold out there tonight. Not a horrible cold, oddly doesn't feel like it could be as cold as they say. The sunset tonight was incredible, hard to believe those colors are real and not some phone App. Interesting sort of sunset if you ask me... but real.
Short while later the moon peaked out... through the trees...
No signs of the big storm that is about to arrive tomorrow afternoon.
|REST OF TONIGHT|
LO: 18 MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 18. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
HI: 32 PARTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING...THEN CLOUDY WITH SNOW... SLEET WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. LITTLE OR NO SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION. ICE ACCUMULATION OF UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.
LO: 22 CLOUDY WITH FREEZING RAIN LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE EVENING...THEN MOSTLY CLEAR AFTER MIDNIGHT. ICE ACCUMULATION AROUND A TRACE. COLD WITH LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.
My husband has this theory that when the stores are bought out of milk and bread... we get nothing. When there is lots of bread and no one shops ... we get slammed. I don't think it's the most scientific way of predicting storm's intensity, but he says he has seen it time and time again over 30 years of living here.
It could be that they sort of "read" the intensity of concern on TV and they plan accordingly. Or... they decide the last storm was a no go so why bother with this one? That seems to be the thought trend tonight at the various places I went.
Trader Joes said they were a bit busier than normal, but not tremendously busy. Krogers was pretty dead and no one was buying anything storm related. People were talking about the weather though.. concerned about ice, concerned they could lose power... concerned nothing would happen and the kids would be disappointed.
Lots milk on the shelves...
Lots of meat on the shelves...
Either there are going to be a lot of crazy people tomorrow trying to get milk and bread... or nothing is going to happen.
He bought a milk, a challah for shabbos and I drink plant milk so there's no big worry there... stocked up at Trader Joes earlier. Seems like just another Thursday night here...
Only time will tell as they say...the Weather Radio isn't saying much different. A "little freezing rain and drizzle" ... ummmm ... sounds really scary..not.
Watching the Water Vapor Loop:
Not a lot there, we'll see what it shows in the morning.
Can you imagine forecasting this storm without the use of models? Wonder if they would worry on junco birds and spiders in the corners or where ever the spiders are supposed to go when the weather is about to change.
|22°F | °C||Thu||Fri||Sat||Sun|
|Wind: E at 5 mph|
"SHOULD MAKE NOTE OF A SLIGHTLY COOLER TREND IN THE 18Z GUIDANCE
REGARDING THE WINTER WEATHER EVENT EXPECTED ON FRIDAY. BASED ON
FORECAST SOUNDINGS...THIS MAY BE DUE TO SLIGHTLY FASTER SATURATION
OF THE MID-LEVELS FROM WEST TO EAST. HAVE MADE SMALL ADJUSTMENTS TO
TEMP GRIDS FOR FRIDAY...BUT THIS DOES NOT WARRANT ANY CHANGES TO THE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY (SEE THE SHORT TERM SECTION BELOW FOR
DETAILS ON THE FORECAST)."
The radio gets more and more interesting. I just heard this interesting phrase:
"sprinkles likely with a chance of freezing drizzle in the evening"
"spotter activation may be necessary..."
So, if you see any sprinkles... you know who you need to call.
Now, would that be "snow sprinkles" or just "plain ole sprinkles??" cause my inquiring mind would like to know..
Someone posted this on Facebook:
I'm going to bed. Been a weird night beyond description or any I would like to give.
I saw a mouse... I saw remnants of a meal at Kroger that someone had and it's interesting to note that junk food is not good enough to eat even when it's on the clearance aisle. Like out of a movie, who does this? And, went to an interesting class.. program... now I'm wondering if we are going to have a wild hurricane season this coming summer... late June, early July. I saw chemtrails across the sky earlier just before sunset and wondered... will that make it snow more.. or less? Come on they are hard to ignore and I'm tired of ignoring stuff. It feels warmer in ways than it says it is or maybe I just got used to it.
Really Raleigh is sooo ready for Publix to come into this area... though Kroger isn't usually bad, I just tell myself I am back in LA at Ralphs Market :)
Neighbors down the block cut down a big pine tree in the middle of the night... by the moonlight and at some point they shot at it... honest...some strange shooting sound (it was dark and cold and I didn't go out but I lived in North Miami Beach.. I know what a shot sounds like. So, it occurs to me that the Rednecks in North Carolina are way crazier than our good ole Florida Crackers... finally the tree came down. Fun to watch... last time I saw a tree that big come down was during Frances..or maybe Jeanne...those two back to back storms run together...
Night everyone... sweet dreams and keep watching for funky weather :)
Ps...whatever happens tomorrow...if there is ANY rain... precipitation.. sprinkles...it will freeze upon contact. I went to water my camellias this morning and I realized the ground was frozen.. then worse... I realized the water in my watering can...was frozen. This should have been obvious, however... it wasn't and I couldn't figure out why the ground was hard...and then I realized. Hunker down...hang out... relax and do NOT run around looking for milk and bread tomorrow. It's due to be back near the 60s in a few days... you'll be fine... do not run around on icy roads... it's just not worth it. Milk is bad for you either way... honest ;)