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Wintry April 7 - 8th Mixed Bag Event (1 Viewer)

Kylo

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RGEM matches up with GFS, just tucked in a little closer. This would be painful if this was earlier in the winter and rain. prateptype.us_ma.png
 
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I still can't believe this actually happened... Heavy rain changed to heavy thundersnow and thundersleet mixed w/ graupel as far south as Moncure, Clayton, and Wilson in early May 1939, and snow managed to accumulate in Roxboro, Oxford, and Henderson in the middle of the day near high noon w/ a sun angle and insolation equivalent to what we see in August. So much for that sun angle and warm ground temps precluding accumulation. ;)
The big takeaway here (as we've also seen in other storms this year) ground temps, sun angle, etc. are pretty irrelevant if the precipitation is heavy enough and you're encased w/ thick cloud cover.
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I still can't believe this actually happened... Heavy rain changed to heavy thundersnow and thundersleet mixed w/ graupel as far south as Moncure, Clayton, and Wilson in early May 1939, and snow managed to accumulate in Roxboro, Oxford, and Henderson in the middle of the day near high noon w/ a sun angle and insolation equivalent to what we see in August. So much for that sun angle and warm ground temps precluding accumulation. ;)
The big takeaway here (as we've also seen in other storms this year) ground temps, sun angle, etc. are pretty irrelevant if the precipitation is heavy enough and you're encased w/ thick cloud cover.
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Would be awesome to see this happen again. This system seems to be similar.
 

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Lol the models still can't pin down the low track or speed. Each run of each model sends it further south and slower it seems. Back down to south or central GA when 2 days ago it was going through the far northern parts of the state.
 
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Lol the models still can't pin down the low track or speed. Each run of each model sends it further south and slower it seems. Back down to south or central GA when 2 days ago it was going through the far northern parts of the state.
Seems it is moving back to where it was before when it had a bigger shot at winter precip for NC.
 

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