Tropical Update: Gulf Coast Tropical Development This Week?

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Sunday evening to everyone, We have been dealing with an active weather pattern lately across the Carolinas and a frontal boundary has now slid to our south. At this time of the year we need to pay close attention to what occurs along the front. This is a prime candidateContinue reading “Tropical Update: Gulf Coast Tropical Development This Week?”

Pattern Change To Begin Overnight

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Saturday evening to everyone. We have been in the grip of a hot, sultry airmass this week with daily thunderstorm opportunities. Today’s storm coverage hasn’t been as extensive as compared to previous days We are starting to undergo a pattern change here in North Carolina as 500mb ridging has givenContinue reading “Pattern Change To Begin Overnight”

Active Thunderstorm Pattern to Continue Through Late Week

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Wednesday evening, for the second day in a row our region has been in the epicenter of numerous severe thunderstorms. Burke County was hit particularly hard tonight by some damaging winds in eastern sections of the county. We look to repeat the pattern again tomorrow as the Carolinas is onContinue reading “Active Thunderstorm Pattern to Continue Through Late Week”

Summer Heat, Humidity and Storms Locked In

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Sunday to everyone! It’s a busy weekend across the region with Fourth of July celebrations. The weather is fully in the holiday spirit as well. Hot, Muggy conditions across a large portion of the United States. As we go through the rest of the holiday season and beyond we areContinue reading “Summer Heat, Humidity and Storms Locked In”

A Look Ahead: The 4th of July Weekend Edition

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Tuesday morning to everyone. The short term weather pattern looks straight-forward for the region. So lets look ahead to an important weekend coming up, the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend. With July 4th falling on a Monday the weekend leading into it will also feature a lot of activities. SeveralContinue reading “A Look Ahead: The 4th of July Weekend Edition”

Thunderstorm Coverage Peaks This Afternoon, Less Humid Air Moves In For Tuesday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Monday morning, a frontal boundary is impacting the region today. We already have some rain showers this morning across the Foothills. Our front will continue to slowly move Southeast today and dependent on how much instability we have, thunderstorms will form this afternoon and early this evening. There is notContinue reading “Thunderstorm Coverage Peaks This Afternoon, Less Humid Air Moves In For Tuesday”

Dry Times: A Detailed Look at Precipitation in First Half of 2022

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Next week is the final week of June and that means we are wrapping up the end of the first half of 2022. You have probably noticed that its been dry lately. And quite honestly that isn’t totally surprising given that we are goingContinue reading “Dry Times: A Detailed Look at Precipitation in First Half of 2022”

Muggy Weekend Coming Up, Storm Chances Increase by Monday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Friday evening to everyone, hope your weekend is off to a great start. Lets talk about the weather for the upcoming weekend along with the next weather feature expected on Monday. There is a 500mb ridge located to our west and that is forcing northwest winds across Western North CarolinaContinue reading “Muggy Weekend Coming Up, Storm Chances Increase by Monday”

Tropics About to Wake Up As We Finish June?

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Let’s talk about the tropics…the month of June has been pretty quiet compared to what we have seen in recent years. Alex did form off the East Coast of the United States and that was all. In terms of global oscillations, the Atlantic Basin has been in negative phases, the Madden-JulianContinue reading “Tropics About to Wake Up As We Finish June?”

Drought Conditions Impacting Western Piedmont

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Thursday morning to everyone, It has been a dry stretch of weather recently and with two heat waves it has done an efficient job and drying out the ground once again. The drought monitor was updated earlier this morning and the “Abnormally Dry” category has reappeared across the Western Piedmont.Continue reading “Drought Conditions Impacting Western Piedmont”