DISCUSSION: A little over 44 years ago today, there was a very impressive winter storm which pushed across a large portion of the southeastern United States. Back on February 10, 1973 a historic snowstorm was raging across Georgia and the Carolinas, dropping up to TWO FEET of snow in spots! Needless to say, since this was right at the beginning of the "then" incoming satellite era, this was a better understood winter storm based on the fact that there was a more clear ability for atmospheric scientists to comprehend the dynamics surrounding this particular Winter-time extra-tropical cyclone. Thus, this was undoubtedly a much more enjoyable time to be an atmospheric scientist, rather in the years and decades leading up to this period in history. Certainly goes to show how just a few more decades since then can make a huge difference in being able to understand a given weather event and in particular being able to understand a winter storm. To learn more about this historic winter storm, feel free to click the following link as provided by the National Weather Service located in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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