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Wintry April Fools? (1-2) Surprise Storm

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Does anyone know if Charlotte officially got measurable snow/sleet? If so, it would be only the 2nd measured in April in the last 100 years.
They measured 0.1", which I believe is the first measurable april snow since 1982
 

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Durham to Sanford NC May want to consider advisory. Idk about downtown Raleigh tho may end somewhere close to there.
 
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April snow is so rare so even if its just a little it is something special. The only time I remember seeing April snow was in 2007.
 
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Durham to Sanford NC May want to consider advisory. Idk about downtown Raleigh tho may end somewhere close to there.
Unless there is the possibility of it sticking to the road i dont see a point in an advisory. Has there been any reports of road issues in NC?
 

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Unless there is the possibility of it sticking to the road i dont see a point in an advisory. Has there been any reports of road issues in NC?
From the NWS
ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Any
accumulation will be mostly on grassy surfaces, but a period
of slushy roads is expected.
 

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Congrats to the Charlotte area folks on their rare April snow and sleet treat! And even some accumulation! Very nice. The models that had a max near there were the winners though as usual the average accumulation was overdone by most of these models that had the location of the max correct. But that was fully expected.
 

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Here's a preliminary snowfall map I created for today's event in NC. Totals up to nearly 2" were recorded in Union County with a secondary maximum in snow/sleet totals further NE near Troy & Asheboro.

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Lmao I would of probably done better back at my house in Salisbury
 

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This is likely the first time since 1982 & 1983 that accumulating snow has occurred in back-to-back Aprils somewhere in central NC.

April 8 1982 & Apr 18-19 1983 being the 2 storms of interest from the early-mid 1980s.

To jog everyone's memory w/ last year...


April 7-8 2018 NC Snowmap.png
 

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Winds are starting to pick up along the coast, Piney Island is reporting sustained winds of 28 gusting to 37 with a peak gust of 39mph. I expect to see a few places along the coast gust 45-55mph as the coastal deepens and moves by.
 

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Lol we’re literally going from this, to a late spring pattern next weekend, well at least for the SE, could see some strong pulse storms next sunday if the gfs is right in the Carolinas, may get my first shelfie of the year
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Looking at PWS obs on Weather Underground, it seems there was a pretty sharp cutoff in precip amounts in the Charlotte area. Folks on the N/NW side of town had little to no measurable precip while SE of there saw around a half inch of qpf which also coincides well with the 1-2" bullseye on Eric's map. It would seem the snow ratios in this event were quite low as expected, maybe around 4:1 or 5:1 if I had to guess.

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Lol we’re literally going from this, to a late spring pattern next weekend, well at least for the SE, could see some strong pulse storms next sunday if the gfs is right in the Carolinas, may get my first shelfie of the year
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Bring it on, I'm ready for 70s and 80s with thunderstorm chances! Tired of this cold rain, I've had too much of it this winter.
 

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Lol we’re literally going from this, to a late spring pattern next weekend, well at least for the SE, could see some strong pulse storms next sunday if the gfs is right in the Carolinas, may get my first shelfie of the year
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Good April averages 9 80 + degree days at RDU let’s get it. Mean max is over 86 for April as well so let’s hit it... been 5 months of the exact same weather.
 

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View attachment 18428 For me that award goes to the January 3rd, 2018 storm. Radar looked like this but snow barely made it up to Orangeburg/Sumter. Got about 10 minutes of flurries and had to wait 2 weeks until I was rewarded with a whole 20 minutes of snow and sleet mixed with rain



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This is OT but man I remember the radar deal. In fact, about 15 maybe 20 minutes to the south of me had a dusting of snow (confirmed by a former family friend). Here was nothing. Well maybe flurries when I was out and about.

Not OT: The picture of 1-2" of snow is a total win for this time of the year and honestly impressive.
 

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Wow the coastal is really wrapped up nicely... I'm seeing winds of 96mph in that intense band and quite a bit of lightning. Here's a look at it from WV, impressive storm.
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Wow the coastal is really wrapped up nicely... I'm seeing winds of 96mph in that intense band and quite a bit of lightning. Here's a look at it from WV, impressive storm.
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Yeah was just about to post this, I know it's not at the surface but this isn't too far from the radar site either so I'm sure some serious gust




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Congrats Raleigh area. Some of the coldest temps on the entire east coast right now. And colder than most of the lower 48 minus a few remote locations.
 

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Yeah was just about to post this, I know it's not at the surface but this isn't too far from the radar site either so I'm sure some serious gust




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Why do these coastals never come inland? So none of this nasty weather would have happened today. Coldest april day since 1915, no one alive today knows what an april day like this feels like.... in company of only the first year on Raleigh record which is 1887 over 130 years ago.
 
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