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Bermuda High Continues to Dominate Weather Pattern

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Saturday afternoon to everyone. We are stuck in a persistent warm, moist and stormy weather pattern across Western North Carolina here in early August. You can say thanks to the pesky Bermuda High for keeping us in this pattern. Southeast flow off the Atlantic Ocean continues to pump abundant moistureContinue reading “Bermuda High Continues to Dominate Weather Pattern”

July Rainfall Summary

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley July was a wet month for the Western half of North Carolina. After dealing with extended dry weather in the month of June and a “flash drought” onset, the region made up some ground by getting in on a near daily pattern of afternoon thunderstorms. Early in the month of JuneContinue reading “July Rainfall Summary”

Hotter, Somewhat Drier Start to August

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Monday evening to everyone, a new month is here and we are throwing a few changes into the weather pattern. First off the active last seven days brought a lot of rain to some in the region, we’ll have more on that in a separate blog post tomorrow. But anywayContinue reading “Hotter, Somewhat Drier Start to August”

Flash Flood Threat to Persist Next 24-48 Hours

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Our region has seen locally heavy rainfall throughout the entire week but here on Saturday night we are experiencing our first widespread rain from this frontal system and quite honestly for the first time this summer. Thunderstorms began to intensify along the blue ridge around 5 o’clock today, that along withContinue reading “Flash Flood Threat to Persist Next 24-48 Hours”

Scattered to Numerous Thunderstorms Expected This Weekend

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Friday morning to everyone, the stagnant weather pattern that we have experienced this week begins to change a little bit starting today. The one constant is that we continue to have abundant tropical moisture across the Southeast US and it’s in no hurry to move out thanks in part toContinue reading “Scattered to Numerous Thunderstorms Expected This Weekend”

Heavy Rain Threat to Persist for Tennessee Valley/Southern Appalachians the Rest of This Week

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Tuesday evening, the synoptic weather pattern across the Eastern US is truly stuck in a rut. Which honestly for late July isn’t that big of an anomaly. The jet stream is at its furthest point north that you will see during the year. Of course as a result…. hot, humid,Continue reading “Heavy Rain Threat to Persist for Tennessee Valley/Southern Appalachians the Rest of This Week”

Unsettled Workweek Ahead For The Western Carolinas

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Sunday evening to everyone, hope your weekend has been a great one. We are about to begin a new week but unfortunately the stout heat and stifling humidity is going nowhere. What will be happening is an increased chance for afternoon and evening thunderstorms. An elongated trough over the northernContinue reading “Unsettled Workweek Ahead For The Western Carolinas”

Prolonged Heat Wave Possible for Western Carolinas

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley, Good Friday evening to everyone. The weekend is here and so is the heat for the Western Carolinas! We got a taste of that today in the Foothills and Piedmont as temperatures were widespread in the lower 90’s. As you can see on the water vapor image the jet stream isContinue reading “Prolonged Heat Wave Possible for Western Carolinas”

Storm Chances Abundant Through Thursday, Weekend Heat Follows

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Tuesday evening to everyone, a typical summer pattern continues here across the Western Carolinas. Today we have seen scattered thunderstorm coverage as an upper feature moved in from the west, we are going to continue to see that over the next few days. a ridge at 500 mb is bakingContinue reading “Storm Chances Abundant Through Thursday, Weekend Heat Follows”

Return of the Heat Expected Next Week

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley We talked in detail on Friday about the short term portion of the forecast period as there is an expectation for a slow increase in shower and thunderstorm activity. Once we get past that and go into next week things look to be coming together once again for a Heat WaveContinue reading “Return of the Heat Expected Next Week”

Weekend Weather Blog: Slow Return of Humidity and Precipitation Chances

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Friday to everyone, the weekend is upon us and you are probably wanting to know how the weather may impact your plans? First off we are in pretty good shape across the Western Carolinas as warm but tolerable air (in terms of humidity) is overhead the region. Temperatures for FridayContinue reading “Weekend Weather Blog: Slow Return of Humidity and Precipitation Chances”

Scattered to Numerous Storms Expected Wednesday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Tuesday evening to everyone…hope you have had a great day. The weather was quite honestly one of the nicest days we have had in a while. Tempertatures were close to normal and we have remained dry. That will change though over the next 12-24 hours. A cold front is slidingContinue reading “Scattered to Numerous Storms Expected Wednesday”

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”

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