Ian To Disrupt Plans This Weekend. Preparations For Wind and Rain Should Be Completed

Good Thursday Evening to everyone across the forecast area. We continue to track the progress of Hurricane Ian. Ian will arrive onshore again, this time in South Carolina, by Friday Afternoon. Ian likely will never be a symmetrical storm again though due to interaction with the northern stream trough and attendant frontal boundary that itContinue reading “Ian To Disrupt Plans This Weekend. Preparations For Wind and Rain Should Be Completed”

Thursday Noon Update: Wind Potential On The Increase For Friday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Thursday afternoon, we continue to monitor TS Ian and as it now has exited off the east coast of Florida. This is a fluid situation with some important changes as of the 11 am forecast advisory. Ian is now expected to spend some extra time out over the Atlantic oceanContinue reading “Thursday Noon Update: Wind Potential On The Increase For Friday”

Ian To Slowly Move North Into The Southeast This Weekend, Flooding Likely To Occur

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Tuesday morning to everyone, we continue to monitor Ian, which is now a major Hurricane crossing the Western tip of Cuba. Now that we are between 3-4 days out, it’s time to hone in on some details and how Ian could impact Western North Carolina. Here’s a look at theContinue reading “Ian To Slowly Move North Into The Southeast This Weekend, Flooding Likely To Occur”

Above Normal Temperatures This Work Week, Significant Cooldown Expected for the Weekend

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Monday morning to everyone, it was a mild weekend across the western Carolinas as high-pressure remains firmly entrenched across the southeast US. We are going to turn up the heat a little bit over the next three or four days before some major changes come just in time for nextContinue reading “Above Normal Temperatures This Work Week, Significant Cooldown Expected for the Weekend”

Forecaster’s Dream: Pleasant Weather Expected Next Seven Days

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Tuesday evening, hope your week is off to a good start so far. The weather has made a drastic change compared to what it was like over the weekend as much drier air has moved into North Carolina. As you can see on the water vapor damage, the trough andContinue reading “Forecaster’s Dream: Pleasant Weather Expected Next Seven Days”

Muggy and Unsettled Weather Continues, Clearing Expected Next Week

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Saturday evening everyone, it has been a cloudy and soggy start to the weekend across the Western Carolinas due to an upper trough along the Gulf Coast and a persistent southeast fetch of moisture up against the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thankfully precipitation amounts have been within control over the pastContinue reading “Muggy and Unsettled Weather Continues, Clearing Expected Next Week”

Upslope Flow Decreases Tuesday/Wednesday, Confidence Increasing on Another Heavy Rain Threat Late Week

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Monday afternoon and Happy Labor Day to everyone. Unfortunately the weather hasn’t been very cooperative as we have seen a lot of clouds and rainfall across the region. Let’s break down what’s happening… A broad trough with deep southwest flow at 500 mb exists across the Southeast US, that alongContinue reading “Upslope Flow Decreases Tuesday/Wednesday, Confidence Increasing on Another Heavy Rain Threat Late Week”

Locally Heavy Rainfall Expected Along Blue Ridge Escarpment Starting Today

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Sunday morning to everyone, the first part of the Labor Day Weekend across Western North Carolina has pretty nice from a weather standpoint but some changes are on the way starting today. At the time this discussion is being written (pre daybreak) a few light rain showers has moved northContinue reading “Locally Heavy Rainfall Expected Along Blue Ridge Escarpment Starting Today”

Humidity, Shower Chances Return For Labor Day Weekend. Potential Cutoff Low Next Week?

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Friday afternoon to everyone, the Labor Day Weekend is here…the unofficial end to summer. However Mother Nature may try to differ with us a little bit. Late summer warmth and humidity is progged to return to the Western Carolinas. Infact, the process is slowly underway as of Friday afternoon. HumidityContinue reading “Humidity, Shower Chances Return For Labor Day Weekend. Potential Cutoff Low Next Week?”

Shower/Storm Chances Continue Next 48 Hours, Less Humid Air Arrives Midweek

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Sunday evening to everyone, lets take a look at the weather setup for the Western Carolinas as we go back to work and school on Monday. Looking at the water vapor image this evening you can see the Carolinas and all of the southeast are locked in southeast flow atContinue reading “Shower/Storm Chances Continue Next 48 Hours, Less Humid Air Arrives Midweek”