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Big Weather explains why snow hasn't started falling yet in some counties (WTVD)

As precipitation slowly moved east Wednesday morning, some of you were probably wondering, "Where is the snow?"

Precipitation started moving into western counties just after 2:30 a.m.

Snow hit most of Raleigh just before 9:30 a.m., moving towards Fayetteville and Goldsboro as late as noon.

For most areas, the precipitation started as a rain/snow mix, eventually changing over to snow.

"That's great," you're probably thinking, still questioning why it took forever to see that white, fluffy stuff.

Well, Big Weather said most precipitation forming Wednesday morning wasn't falling to the ground.

He said the atmosphere was still rather warm - mid-30s - and as the precipitation fell through it, the rain would cool the atmosphere, which would help that precipitation turn into snow; however, he said pinpointing a time when that will happen was difficult.
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