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Greensboro, North Carolina to Durham, North Carolina

It’s a very short road trip today! It’s not even really a road trip, it’s a 53-mile jaunt down the interstate. That’s all the separates Greensboro and Durham, NC. So, let’s see what tomorrow brings us!

There could be some areas of dense fog in the morning before burning off by 9-10am. After that mostly cloudy skies will give way to increasingly sunny skies come afternoon. Given that our trip is only an hour, let’s wait until the fog burns off before we hit the road, no reason to make things more difficult than they have to be. Easy day!

A rebound

Perhaps it is fitting in a forecast for North Carolina, in which we specifically mentioned basketball that Durham rebounded very nicely from their big weekend snow storm. Temperatures climbed nearly all the way to 50 on Tuesday. Accuweather correctly prognosticated a generally warmer trend than the rest of the crowd and had the top forecast in a widely disparate grouping.
Actuals: Monday – High 31, Low 9
Tuesday – High 48, Low 24

Grade B – F

Durham, North Carolina to Mansfield, Ohio

Hey, it’s a short road trip! For the first time all year, we are going on a one day excursion through Appalachia. We’ll spend most of this day in the mountains, covering 521 miles at a hair of 8 hours, which will be at a pace of 64.3mph. It’s only one day, and a trip through the mountains could be fun.

Surface high pressure has built in behind the snow storm of this weekend, and I assure you, it’s not going anywhere quickly. In fact, an upper level ridge will be moving into the area, bringing temperatures potentially above freezing by the time we come out of the mountains and arrive in Ohio. Mansfield, dare I say, will be seasonably pleasant when we arrive.They missed the really nasty snow, so ironically, a drive to the north may ultimately be a good way to get away from the winter doldrums!

Durham, North Carolina

There was a basketball game today in Chapel Hill between North Carolina State and North Carolina, which was delayed because of snow in North Carolina. The weather must be better today, right?

At 351, Raleigh-Durham airport was reporting a temperature of 27 degrees with fair skies. The Carolinas have cleared of any precipitation, however the cold air over the ocean to the west is producing quite a bit of stratus off shore, while the snow waits for warmer temperatures before melting in North Carolina.
Surface high pressure is outpacing an upper level ridge, which means there is stability in North Carolina, but the warm air is lagging behind. Monday will be another cool day as a result, but the rapidly moving upper air pattern will mean temperatures will spike on Tuesday, aided as the upper ridge moves into place, trailed by a developing feature in the Great Lakes. Southerly flow off the Atlantic will both melt snow, but may also add some drizzle to the equation, thanks to all the moisture in the area.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 28, Low 8
Tuesday – Warmer, with a bit of drizzle, High  41, Low 16

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny skies, High 32, Low 8
Tuesday – Partly cloudy High 44, Low 17

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny and cold; extreme cold may be dangerous for outdoor activities in the morning High 33, Low 8
Tuesday – Mostly sunny and cold; extreme cold may be dangerous for outdoor activities in the morning High 48, Low 17

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 30, Low 2
Tuesday – Partly sunny, High 41, Low 12

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 28, Low 8
Tuesday – Partly Sunny, High 39, Low 15

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 30, low 1
Tuesday – Partly cloudy, High 41, Low 10

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy starting in the morning, continuing until evening. High 29, Low 5
Tuesday – Drizzle in the evening. High 38, Low 16

Here is a look at the current satellite. It’s fun to see so much on satellite, from the clouds caused by the warm water to the snow on the surface.

Durham, North Carolina to Buffalo, New York

We’re off on another pre-holiday trek. The drive will take us through the Appalachians over the course of a day and a half. The mileage on this trip is 687.83 miles, and our resulting rate of speed is going to be 60.25mph, which is fairly paltry. We can get 482 miles knocked out in one day, but we can leave the rest for Sunday.

Cold air is rushing into the east behind a cold front that brought a considerable amount of rain to the east coast today. Some of that rain, along with the cooler temperatures could lead to some morning fog that is reluctant to clear out in any particular hurry, especially as we start to head northwest from Winston-Salem. Mere heating of the day may clear things out through West Virginia, but some valleys will remain foggy through the entire day.We will make it into Pennsylvania, and even past Pittsburgh through Saturday, arriving in Zelienople on the north side of town by day’s end.

I should say that as we arrive in Zelienople, we may be graced by a snow band off of Lake Erie or Ontario, but we will only just be arriving in the snow as we end the day. As we begin on Sunday, however, our chances for seeing snow are much greater. In fact, I would go so far as to allege that we will be under threat of snow showers for the entirety of the trip between Zelienople and Buffalo. The heaviest, deepest snow will be south of Buffalo, likely near the state line. There will be a stray snow shower in Buffalo, though, giving the day a nice winter time feel.

Finally some quiet

After some clouds and drizzle, followed by a strong low moving up the coast, Durham needed some sunny weather. That’s just what they got, and they received 5 pretty solid forecasts to boot. Accuweather narrowly won the forecast, as we at Victoria-Weather were bumped down a notch when it didn’t rain in Durham. Good news in the Research Triangle.
Actuals: Tuesday, High 64, Low 36
Wednesday, High 68, Low 40

Grade: A

Durham, North Carolina

The Triangle, as I believe it’s called, is the destination for today’s forecast. We are all obviously hoping for excellent weather.

At 1251PM, ET, Durham was seeing a temperature of 50 degrees with mostly cloudy skies and a stout westerly wind. The west wind was a result of the strong Nor’Easter that slammed into New England yesterday and was still bringing rain to many locations along the East Coast, including some rain showers as near as Winston-Salem and Greensboro in conjunction with an inverted trough.
The broad surface low will actually continue retrograding into eastern Canada, which will lend itself to continued rain across many portions of the East Coast, including as far south as Durham. The threat for some light showers will stay in he forecast tomorrow, and temperatures will continue to be much cooler than they were this time last week. Moisture will be come less available on Wednesday as the low becomes even more distended, though temperatures are expected to remain cool.
Tomorrow – Passing showers, but mostly sunny otherwise. High 64, Low 35
Wednesday – Increasing sun, and a little warmer, High 71, Low 40

TWC: Tomorrow – Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 65, Low 37
Wednesday – Mostly sunny. High 71, Low 41

AW: Tomorrow – Times of clouds and sun High 63, Low 36
Wednesday – Times of clouds and sun High 71, Low 40

NWS: Tomorrow – Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, High 66, Low 37
Wednesday – Mostly sunny, High 69, Low 42

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. A slight chance of sprinkles in the afternoon. high 66, Low 37
Wednesday – Partly sunny High 69, Low 42

It’s just you and me, Weatherbug, forecasting rain. Hope we’re right. Here is the current radar, with a little bit of rain off to the west.

So far so good

The forecast for Durham was for sunny skies with maybe a few increasing clouds late to end the week. That worked out pretty well for all interested parties. There was also the promise of rain this weekend, which isn’t there quite yet, but looking at national radar, it is definitely on it’s way. But so far this weekend, they are doing all right in Durham. The Weather Channel narrowly edged Victoria-Weather and Accuweather for the top forecast on Wednesday.
Actuals: Thursday – High 53, Low 35
Friday – High 61, Low 27

Grade: B

Durham, North Carolina

North Carolina! Tobacco Road! Hurricane Alley! Well, it was one while I lived there for 2.5 years anyways. Will the recent severe weather hammering the Southeast be on tap once again, or will quiet weather be taking hold?

At 5:56PM EST, the temperature in Durham, NC was 58 degrees under fair skies. High pressure currently over the Great Lakes will continue to scoot eastward, taking control of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states for Thursday. This means more sunny skies for the Tar Heel State (big surprise). However, an intensifying system over the MS River Valley on Friday will quickly push this area of high pressure out to sea as it makes its way towards the East Coast. Southeastern flow will make things a lil warmer on Friday, but clouds will be on the increase as the front progresses towards NC. A couple light showers might spring up over the Smoky Mountains late on Friday, but shouldn’t be of any concern to our friends in the Plateau region of the state. Once again, seems like a quiet couple of days for my forecast, but beware, the weekend has rain written all over it.

Thursday: Sunny. High 53, Low 32.
Friday: Increasing clouds. High 59, Low 30.

TWC: Thursday: Sunny. High 55, Low 33.
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 60, Low 29.

AW: Thursday: Mostly sunny, cooler than today. High 53, Low 33.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. High 57, Low 29.

NWS: Thursday: Sunny. High 51, Low 31.
Friday: Partly sunny. High 57, Low 28.

WB: Thursday: Sunny. High 54, Low 35.
Friday: Partly sunny. High 57, Low 32.

Clear skies over NC right now, with some of those high clouds moving in tomorrow. However, things will progress downhill as we move into Saturday and Sunday with that strong system moving in.