[Bass Pro has postponed the “Evening for Conservation” on Wednesday night due to weather. Read the full story.]
Cary, NC — The Bass Pro Grand Opening in Cary this Wednesday promises to be a big event. But the mix of heavy traffic and some rough weather could prove treacherous.
Bass Pro Grand Opening Night
Wednesday evening, February 12, 2014, the Bass Pro Grand Opening ceremony will take place at 6 PM with a ribbon cutting at 6:30 PM.
Wednesday night is an “Evening for Conservation,” with 50¢ of every $1.00 donated to the North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation.
Bass Pro Grand Opening Weekend
With more than 100,000 square feet and a store that’s like a museum or entertainment park (Shopertainment), folks will be flocking to the new Bass Pro Shops in Cary.
Yes, Shops is pluralized. No, it is not Shoppe.
Bass Pro has a weekend of special events and giveaways starting on Thursday morning at 8 AM including gift cards, neck gators, string bags and a Bass Pro logo fishing lure.
You can even see the first edition of the Bass Pro Shops Cary circular.
Snow & Ice Possible Wed & Thurs
Another mess of snow and ice is shooting our way and could impact the Triangle Wednesday and Thursday. From the NWS:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. * HAZARDS...SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. HEAVY SNOW IS MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST PIEDMONT INCLUDING THE TRIAD...WITH A COMBINATION OF SNOW AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING ICE ACCUMULATIONS ALONG AND EAST OF THE HIGHWAY 1 CORRIDOR INCLUDING THE TRIANGLE AND INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR. * LOCATIONS...ALL OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA. * TIMING...WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA FROM THE SOUTH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING. PRECIPITATION SHOULD BEGIN AS SNOW...THEN TRANSITION TO A MIXTURE OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN FROM SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. PRECIPITATION WILL END FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST DURING THE DAY THURSDAY. * ACCUMULATIONS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION AND LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE NORTHWEST PIEDMONT. SOME SNOW ACCUMULATION ALONG WITH POTENTIALLY DAMAGING ICE ACCUMULATION WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 1. * IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND ICING COULD SEVERELY DISRUPT TRAVEL ACROSS THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. POWER OUTAGES AND PROPERTY DAMAGE WILL BE POSSIBLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS. RESIDENTS OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE FORECAST AND PREPARE FOR POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.
Above, Bass Pro Shops Cary Grand Opening circular.