Dangerous Hurricane Ian Bares Down on Florida, Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds to Impact Western North Carolina This Weekend

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Wednesday morning, we continue to closely monitor Hurricane Ian as it makes approach on the Florida Coastline and eventually the Carolinas… Some important things took place yesterday that has impacted the forecast track across Florida and then eventually as it goes northward into Georgia and the Carolinas. We will getContinue reading “Dangerous Hurricane Ian Bares Down on Florida, Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds to Impact Western North Carolina This Weekend”

Ian Becomes a Hurricane; Impacts from Florida to the Carolinas Expected

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Monday morning to everyone, we start a new workweek and the big weather story is Hurricane Ian. After being disorganized and fighting some mid level dry air for a good part of Sunday, Ian really took off Sunday night with the assistance of a nocturnal max of convection around theContinue reading “Ian Becomes a Hurricane; Impacts from Florida to the Carolinas Expected”

Rapid Intensification of Tropical Storm Ian Expected Next 48 Hours, Gulf Coast and Interior Southeast Impacts Likely Next Week

Good Saturday evening to everyone across the Western Carolinas. Hope you weekend is off to a great start. We have an important blog piece about developing Tropical Storm Ian and the impacts for the Western Caribbean, Cuba and the US over the next 5-7 days. Please share this with friends or family who may beContinue reading “Rapid Intensification of Tropical Storm Ian Expected Next 48 Hours, Gulf Coast and Interior Southeast Impacts Likely Next Week”

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”

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?”

Scattered to Numerous Showers and Thunderstorms Expected Sunday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Saturday evening to everyone across the region. The first half of this weekend actually turned out to be pretty nice as a whole. We all got to see a good amount of sunshine early in the day and thunderstorm coverage was limited. Plus, temperatures have remained below normal for theContinue reading “Scattered to Numerous Showers and Thunderstorms Expected Sunday”

Return of Clouds and Moisture Expected on Friday

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Thursday evening, hope everyone has had a great day. The region saw a fair amount of sunshine today but subtle changes will switch the pattern back up again. Southeast flow is already showing on with showers developing tonight across the Foothills and that will increase on Friday. All signs rightContinue reading “Return of Clouds and Moisture Expected on Friday”

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”