Winter Storm To Impact Western Carolinas Late Tonight Through Sunday (Final Call Map)

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Saturday morning to all of our followers, we have been covering this potential winter storm extensively over the past few days. Last weekend computer model guidance started sniffing out the potential of a winter weather event and now we are on the doorstep of it. Preparation needs to be completedContinue reading “Winter Storm To Impact Western Carolinas Late Tonight Through Sunday (Final Call Map)”

Major Winter Storm to Impact the Foothills & Western Piedmont Sunday (First Call Map Included)

Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley Good Thursday evening to everyone, the first winter storm of the season is going to impact the Foothills and Western Piedmont of Western North Carolina on Sunday. Our confidence in this forecast has grown enough over the past 24 hours to produce our “first call” map for winter precipitation amounts onContinue reading “Major Winter Storm to Impact the Foothills & Western Piedmont Sunday (First Call Map Included)”

To Snow or Not To Snow: That is the Question

Good Saturday evening to everyone we continue to monitor an active weather weekend across the region. It all begins tonight with a chance of thunderstorms and potential severe weather. However winter is bound and determined to make a return as soon as tomorrow as another disturbance, low pressure and much colder air filters into theContinue reading “To Snow or Not To Snow: That is the Question”

Severe Weather Possible Across Western Carolinas Late this Evening and Overnight

Good Saturday morning and Happy New Years to everyone across the Western Carolinas. We are starting 2022 very much like how we departed 2021 as very warm and unseasonably humid weather is entrenched across the Southeast. Today a strong upper level storm system and developing area of low pressure at the surface will interact withContinue reading “Severe Weather Possible Across Western Carolinas Late this Evening and Overnight”

Mild Weather and increased Rain Chances In Store To Finish 2021

Good Sunday evening to everyone, hope you had a Merry Christmas. The holiday weekend is wrapping up. what will the weather look like across the western Carolinas for this final week of 2021? The first thing we can pretty much guarantee is that this year is going to finish very mild across the southeast USContinue reading “Mild Weather and increased Rain Chances In Store To Finish 2021”

Dry, Zonal Flow Returns This Week…

Good Sunday evening to everyone, we hope your weekend has been enjoyable. A cold front moved through the area yesterday and brought a little bit of rainfall to the region. With the current drought in place across Western Carolinas any precipitation is appreciated but overall the amounts were pretty modest and it likely won’t haveContinue reading “Dry, Zonal Flow Returns This Week…”

Significant Drought Across North Carolina, Burn Ban Issued…

The big weather story so far in this autumn season has been developing drought across a large part of the state of North Carolina. Over the past week wildfires have developed across the state with the worst now focused on the Pilot Mountain State Park area in Surry County. Drought conditions developed starting back inContinue reading “Significant Drought Across North Carolina, Burn Ban Issued…”

Tropical Moisture Squeeze Play to Focus Over the Southeast

Good Saturday to everyone, We continue to monitor the weather pattern that is expected to evolve across the Southeast US over the next 5-7 days. First off the National Hurricane Center has finally downgraded Fred to a remnant tropical wave located roughly off the Western Coastline of Cuba as of 11 am this morning… FredContinue reading “Tropical Moisture Squeeze Play to Focus Over the Southeast”

Hottest Temperatures of the Summer is On The Way

The summer of 2021 overall hasn’t been a terribly hot one. There have been some warm and very humid days but nothing downright blazing hot. Hickory Regional Airport has recorded a total of 15 days in which the temperature has been at or above the 90 degree mark going back to June 1st. The highestContinue reading “Hottest Temperatures of the Summer is On The Way”

The Return of the -NAO: Significant High Latitude Blocking Pattern to begin 2021

Good Thursday evening to everyone, it’s New Year’s Eve and in the weather center we are paying close attention to an evolving synoptic pattern that will influence the weather across the United States in the first days and weeks of 2021. You may remember back in November when we released the Winter Outlook, the anticipationContinue reading “The Return of the -NAO: Significant High Latitude Blocking Pattern to begin 2021”