Snow In Cary NCSnow in Cary NC is an event. Twice this year snow has been predicted in Cary NC and twice this year we have been disappointed.
You see our average snowfall is 8" a year. To me, a 15 year resident of Cary, that seems on the high side. While the rest of the country is cursing the daily snowfall we are wondering where is our share?
Kids in Cary, sleds ready, watched the news closely this week as snow was once again predicted. Only to see a light cold rain, not even ice! Off to school they went....with a two hour delay. It may be time to plan a weekend in the mountains of NC if they want to see snow.
Northerns new to the Cary area may find the precautions of the county official a bit absurd, but their is precedence.
You see in January, 2005 right before rush hour about 4:00 pm 1" of snow fell on the cold roads and quickly iced over. Days before the weather had been unseasonable cold and the snow froze to the streets. Southerners not used to driving on the icy roads created gridlock. Motorist spent hours stranded on the highways. Children were forced to sleep over night in their schools instead of chancing the bus drive home.
January 2005 Raleigh Area Ice Storm
In the aftermath of that storm county official became proactive. They now pre-treat the roads with a brine solution. This solution is a mix of salt and water and is sprayed on the bridges, highways, and main roads prior to frozen precipitation.
If you were out on Cary roads this week ahead of the snow forecast you would have seen the brine solution streaks on the road. The tricky part for officials is getting it on the roads ahead of frozen precipitation while avoiding rain.
You may have also noticed another phenomenon in Cary NC that takes place prior to winter weather.
Bread and milk disappear from store shelves. This week was no exception, even if the weather was a bust!
Time to curl up with a good book and a warm cup of coffee and wait for the next snow prediction.
Snow in Cary NC was first published on
CaryRealEstateBlogger.com- a Blog by Linda Lohman