First winter storm of 2014 brings ice, snow

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Submitted: Thu, 01/30/2014 - 2:14am
Updated: Thu, 01/30/2014 - 2:16am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The last week of January brought record cold temperatures and a major winter storm to southeastern NC. Several hours of persistent sleet gave way to snowfall accumulations, leading to dangerous road conditions.

Below, you will find a comparison between the forecast given by our weather team and the actual (unofficial) observed totals reported to the National Weather Service.

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Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson



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148 Comments on "First winter storm of 2014 brings ice, snow"

2015 years 8 months ago

I understand what you are saying and agree after the day yes the kids could have gone to school but….what if…. then it could be our kids stuck in school buses in gridlock traffic or better yet at schools being asked/told that they will be staying over night because the roads are not safe to get them home. Or going to pick the up off the bus because the bus is stuck… it is what it is we just need to deal with it and actually be thankful that we are not the parents dealing with those type of things. Just food for thought on the matter or saying what we should of done.

2015 years 8 months ago

If the people from the north would quit starting things, there wouldn’t be an issue.

2015 years 8 months ago

If you yankees would mind your own business and not put us down every chance you get, we would have no reason to call you yankees.

2015 years 8 months ago

Another big battle
Between North and South
No brains are engaged here
Just words from the mouth

All over a snow storm
That’s coming tonight
With things more important
That just don’t seem right

We don’t get snow often
So seems like a waste
To transform its beauty
To something debased

So stop all the bull crap
And put it away
When grounds are snow covered
Just go out and play

2015 years 8 months ago

For starters, Northerners are usually the ones who cause the accidents here because none of them know how to drive worth a damn.

Second, we don’t have snow plows like the north so if there isn’t enough salt put down, there is a slick layer of ice on the roads. We all get to see the multi-car pileups on the news of you Northerners driving on snow too fast so that if one slides, you all rear end the sucker in front of you. Y’all think if you just speed through it, the snow and ice will part like the Red Sea just for you.

I always laugh when the Northerners come out and joke about snow and ice events down here then during the storm and after the storm they get to complain because the roads aren’t plowed and the power lines are down due to ice and they just start to whine.

Down here Hurricane preparedness is the major concern since we don’t get wintery weather. Then of course we also have to suffer home insurance rate increases so that the damage caused by the category I Hurricane Sandy can be paid for. Down here we call a category I just a tropical breeze but it is worth it just to see the Northerners scared out of their pants when one blows through.