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Current Conditions

  • 45°
  • Rain
  • Wind: NW 10 mph
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Visibility: 5.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 42°
  • Pressure: 30.00 in. +
  • Heat Index: 40

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on November 26, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday

    Clear with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 68F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 66F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 10:31 am EST on November 26, 2014


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 11
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... Skywarn
spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available
on our home Page at weather.Gov/gsp

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

North Carolina

... Avery County...
   Beech Mountain 6.0 958 am 11/26 broadcast media
   Banner Elk 2.0 850 am 11/26 co-op observer
   Newland 0.5 804 am 11/26 County official
   E Flat Springs 0.2 700 am 11/26 trained spotter

... Haywood County...
   4 NW Maggie Valley 2.0 915 am 11/26 public
   2 NW Waynesville 0.3 737 am 11/26 broadcast media

... Madison County...
   16 NNW Mars Hill 0.3 700 am 11/26 local police



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Location: Roney SouthPark Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:52 AM EST

Temperature: 45.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.12 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:40 AM EST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Madison Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:52 AM EST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.25 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:49 AM EST

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Innisfree, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:52 AM EST

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: SoCltColRea, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:47 AM EST

Temperature: 44.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Myers Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:48 AM EST

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:49 AM EST

Temperature: 45.9 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.12 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Springs, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:45 AM EST

Temperature: 44.5 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.11 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Walnut Creek, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:52 AM EST

Temperature: 45.5 °F Dew Point: -50 °F Humidity: - Wind: NNE at 4.5 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.10 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Inverness at Piper Glen, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:50 AM EST

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Midtown, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:52 AM EST

Temperature: 45.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:52 AM EST

Temperature: 45.0 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: NNW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Sardis View Lane, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:52 AM EST

Temperature: 44.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.10 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:51 AM EST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.11 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Bridgehampton, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:50 AM EST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Sam Newell Rd, Matthews, NC

Updated: 10:51 AM EST

Temperature: 44.7 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Annecy, Matthews, NC

Updated: 10:52 AM EST

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:49 AM EST

Temperature: 45.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Firethorne Country Club, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 10:52 AM EST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: WNW at 3.5 mph Pressure: 29.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Hunter Oaks, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 10:52 AM EST

Temperature: 45.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.10 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:51 AM EST

Temperature: 46.4 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.09 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Walter Elisha Park Area, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 10:45 AM EST

Temperature: 43.9 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: East at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.11 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Windemere, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 10:52 AM EST

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: River Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie, SC

Updated: 10:42 AM EST

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Luna Hill, Tega Cay, SC

Updated: 10:52 AM EST

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Chastain Village, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 10:46 AM EST

Temperature: 44.8 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Grove, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 10:38 AM EST

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SSW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
1013 am EST Wednesday Nov 26 2014 


Synopsis... 
low pressure will intensify along a stalled cold front off the 
Atlantic Seaboard and move up the coast today. An upper level system 
will cross western North Carolina early Thursday. Dry high pressure 
will return Friday and linger into the weekend. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 PM this evening/... 
as of 1000 am EST...all morning winter hazards have been cancelled 
as the back edge of the precipitation now stretches from near Boone 
to Hickory and continues to lift NE. With temperatures above freezing at 
all but the higher elevations...major Road problems through the day 
are not expected...and even the higher elevations will warm quickly 
through the 30s this afternoon. Good insolation is expected for the 
bulk of the afternoon away from the Tennessee border and temperatures have been raised 
a couple of degrees most areas...especially in the SW. 


&& 


Short term /6 PM this evening through Friday night/... 
as of 300 am Wednesday...just as quickly as the coastal low pulls away from 
the Piedmont this afternoon...the next system enters from the west in the 
form of a clipper shortwave rolling through the region tonight. Models 
continue to show a brief but potent shot of q-vector convergence and 
Omega with this wave along with fairly deep moisture. Profiles will 
be cold enough for all snow in higher elevations at the onset of the 
forcing and probability of precipitation. Most of the area however will still be too warm for 
snow and remain so through the event. 


Trends in the low level flow are a little complex with a very Short 
Ridge and weak warm air advection coming between the two troughs. There was some 
indication from previous model runs that this warm air advection might cause a small 
warm nose to develop and allow for sleet/freezing rain in some of the 
foothills. Latest runs indicate this warm air advection is too weak to have such an 
effect and we will advertise an all rain/snow event. Snow levels are 
expected to drop somewhat steadily overnight with wet bulb effects 
providing only marginal enhancement. With or just after the clipper 
axis passes early Thanksgiving morning...winds veer to northwest and remain 
brisk through the lowest few thousand feet which should provide a jump in 
precipitation rates. The northwest winds continue to be strong through Thursday albeit 
with moisture slowly becoming more shallow. 


Despite the strong forcing model quantitative precipitation forecast is not that strong but I did 
favor the higher and more terrain-oriented NAM quantitative precipitation forecast as part of a blend 
of raw model and wpc quantitative precipitation forecast. Total accums of 1 to 2 inches are expected 
in the smokies and balsams...and 2 to locally 3 inches in the mountains 
north of the French Broad. Half of that will probably fall in a short 
period when the two forcing mechanisms overlap. Given the Holiday and 
potential travel impacts a Winter Weather Advisory will be hoisted for our 
tenn border zones in addition to northern Jackson County midnight to noon 
Thanksgiving day. Enough warming should occur during the day that 
most valleys will see rain mix in or a complete transition. Light 
shsn could continue through Friday morning though moisture is insufficient to 
expect much additional accumulate. 


Dry high pressure will filter in Thursday night into Friday. Min temperatures Friday 
morning will be in the l20s mountains and u20s to around 30 in the Piedmont. 
Skies will be mostly clear by this time...but continued northerly winds 
will keep temperatures from rising out of the 40s over most of the area Friday 
afternoon. Slight return flow sets up Friday night which will keep temperatures from 
plunging as much...also introducing a little cloud cover into the 
area. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday through Tuesday/... 
as of 220 am Wednesday...the medium range forecast picks up at 12z on 
Saturday with a relatively zonal upper pattern over most of the 
Continental U.S.. as we move into sun...another broad 500 mb trough digs down over 
the far northern states and then over the Great Lakes. At the same 
time...flat upper ridging will persist spread over the Gulf of mex 
and persist over the region through most of the period. The long range 
guidance actually has the ridge amplifying towards the very end of 
the medium range. 


At the surface...high pressure will be centered over the forecast area at 
the start of the period with warmer southerly flow increasing thicknesses 
and temperatures over the weekend. The next frontal system will approach 
the area by early Monday and lay down across our northern fringe. 
Strong high pressure behind the front will slide eastward and 
appears to set up a potentially strong cad pattern to our NE by day 
7. The European model (ecmwf) and Canadian operational models remain more moist with 
this front and subsequent wedge pattern...yet as we have seen many 
times before...models tend to overestimate the extent of the deeper 
layer moisture in these scenarios. With that said...the only probability of precipitation I 
have are slight to low end solid chance from late sun Onward. The 
best chances are still over the higher terrain and along the NC/tenn 
border region. Temperatures will warm through Monday with values exceeding 
climatology. Values should cool again as we go into middle week and the 
flow becomes more northeasterly. 


&& 


Aviation /15z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
at kclt...IFR ceilings should linger through 16z before rapidly 
improving 16z to 18z with drying from the SW. VFR clouds should then 
linger later today into the overnight...as moisture persists in 
advance of a secondary upper air disturbance. This may bring a stray 
rain shower near the terminal tonight...but probability appears too 
remote to include in the taf at this time. Winds will steadily turn more northwest 
and increase to near 10 knots as surface low pressure moves up the 
middle-Atlantic coast. 


Elsewhere...rapidly improving conditions are expected throughout as 
drying arrives from the SW through 18z. Tempo IFR to MVFR ceilings are 
likely until 16z or 17z...but VFR should quickly follow. VFR clouds 
should then linger into the overnight...as moisture persists in 
advance of a secondary upper air disturbance. This may bring a stray 
rain shower near the terminals...snow showers possible at 
kavl...overnight but the probability appears too remote to include 
in the taf at this time. 


Outlook...a dry air mass will then return to the area Thursday night and 
continue through the weekend. 


Confidence table... 


15-21z 21-03z 03-09z 09-12z 
kclt high 83% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 86% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 88% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
khky medium 75% high 100% high 100% high 89% 
kgmu high 83% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 80% high 100% high 100% high 100% 


The percentage reflects the number of guidance members agreeing 
with the scheduled taf issuance flight rule category. Complete hourly 
experimental aviation forecast consistency tables and ensemble forecasts 
are available at the following link: (must be lower case) 


Www.Weather.Gov/gsp/aviation_tables 


&& 


Gsp watches/warnings/advisories... 
Georgia...none. 
NC...Winter Weather Advisory from midnight tonight to noon EST 
Thursday for ncz033-048>052-058-059. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...jdl 
near term...hg 
short term...Wimberley 
long term...jpt 
aviation...hg/jdl 



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