Ah, we still have power. The sleet lasted for a couple of hours early this morning (4 AM-6 AM), then I went back to bed. Apparently more snow fell, so it looks like we have about 7 inches, and it’s not too icy-crunchy, just snowy. Thank goodness it stopped. Around noon the dogs needed to go out and it was hard getting the back door open because of the drift.

Casey saw me struggling with the door and looked at me like “WTF? I’m not going out there.” So I had to get dressed and since I don’t have any boots for this weather, I put on my winter Crocs (they have faux sheepskin lining and a strap on the back to hold them on your feet), and Casey was willing to go out with Chloe and me for emotional reinforcement.

The result is this video. Look at how enthusiasic Chloe is at being out there…and Casey got over it because she had to go…

Unfortunately it doesn’t look like we’re done with the snow.

Issued by The National Weather Service

Raleigh/Durham, NC

2:15 pm EST, Sat., Jan. 30, 2010

... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED AFTER THE WARNING EXPIRES. THE GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY.

PRECIPITATION TYPES AND ACCUMULATION... WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION HAS ENDED ACROSS THE WARNING AREA... HOWEVER... INTERMITTENT FREEZING DRIZZLE OR LIGHT SLEET IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNSET. AFTER SUNSET... A FEW BANDS OF LIGHT SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA... AND ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE BETWEEN SUNSET AND MIDNIGHT. STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.

TIMING AND DURATION... VERY LIGHT AND INTERMITTENT PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNSET. A FEW BANDS OF LIGHT PRECIPITATION ARE EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP AFTER SUNSET. PRECIPITATION WILL FINALLY END FROM WEST TO EAST BY OR SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

IMPACTS... ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND SLEET ARE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTING TRAVEL ACROSS THE WARNING AREA. HIGHWAY PATROL IS REPORTING OVER 600 VEHICLE ACCIDENTS STATEWIDE. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN WELL BELOW FREEZING THROUGH MIDDAY MONDAY... ALLOWING ROAD SURFACES TO REMAIN VERY ICY.

ANY TRAVEL ACROSS THE ARE IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY.

ADDITIONALLY... NORTHERLY WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH WILL RESULT IN WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

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* Let it snow, let it snow, let it ice…oh no.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding

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