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Current Conditions

  • 33°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 1.2 miles
  • Dew Point: 33°
  • Pressure: 30.09 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Tuesday
  • Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Rain
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 30 °
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  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 28 °
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  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
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Forecast for Boone, North Carolina

Updated: 4:00 AM EST on December 22, 2014

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 50% .

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with rain. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with rain. High of 61F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 45F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 28F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 19F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 39F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 30F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 27F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 19F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 32F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: Poplar Hill Drive / Cardinal Ln Boone, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:57 AM EST

Temperature: 34.4 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Sorrento, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 4:00 AM EST

Temperature: 31.8 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NE at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Saddle Springs, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 4:11 AM EST

Temperature: 33.1 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Panorama Estates, Boone, NC

Updated: 3:45 AM EST

Temperature: 32.8 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: East at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Crystal Mtn, Boone, NC

Updated: 4:01 AM EST

Temperature: 33.6 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Cloudrise Lane, Vilas, NC

Updated: 4:10 AM EST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Rich Mt. Community, Boone, NC

Updated: 4:12 AM EST

Temperature: 32.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: ESE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Blowing Rock School, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 4:07 AM EST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Linville Creek Wx, Vilas, NC

Updated: 4:12 AM EST

Temperature: 39.1 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SW at 12.7 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Green Hill, Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 4:00 AM EST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: New River Valley, Todd, NC

Updated: 4:10 AM EST

Temperature: 33.8 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.43 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Willett Miller Road, Todd, NC

Updated: 4:11 AM EST

Temperature: 34.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Coffey Gap, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:59 AM EST

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Valle Crucis, Valle Crucis, NC

Updated: 4:12 AM EST

Temperature: 35.7 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Indian Paintbrush Drive, Boone, NC

Updated: 4:10 AM EST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Misty Mountain, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 3:46 AM EST

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: -57 °F Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Sedona Summit @ BRMC, Boone, NC

Updated: 4:12 AM EST

Temperature: 35.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Raven Hill, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 4:12 AM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Ashe County Weather, Baldwin, NC

Updated: 4:12 AM EST

Temperature: 32.7 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: West Jefferson, NC

Updated: 4:01 AM PET

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Trade, Trade, TN

Updated: 4:10 AM EST

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 26.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Lees-McRae - Bobcat Hill, Banner Elk, NC

Updated: 4:11 AM EST

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Silverleaf, Zionville, NC

Updated: 4:10 AM EST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Spice Branch at Grandfather, Banner Elk, NC

Updated: 4:06 AM EST

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: East at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Mountain master peace, Banner Elk, NC

Updated: 4:03 AM EST

Temperature: 37.9 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: WSW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Seven Devils, NC, Seven Devils, NC

Updated: 4:03 AM EST

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Crown Point, Todd, NC

Updated: 4:07 AM EST

Temperature: 32.3 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Creek Ridge, Beech Mountain, NC

Updated: 4:12 AM EST

Temperature: 36.8 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Long Hope, Todd, NC

Updated: 3:58 AM EST

Temperature: 32.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NE at 13.0 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Darby, Ferguson, NC

Updated: 4:11 AM EST

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Fox Run, Beech Mountain, NC

Updated: 4:00 AM EST

Temperature: 33.7 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Emerald Mountain, Beech Mountain, NC

Updated: 3:58 AM EST

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Blacksburg Virginia 
1142 PM EST sun Dec 21 2014 


Synopsis... 
warm and moist air will overspread cold high pressure 
at the surface to bring rain...along with some sleet and freezing 
rain...to the region tonight into tomorrow. Cloudy conditions and 
light precipitation will then linger through Tuesday. A strong 
cold front will move through on Wednesday...bringing rain and 
gusty winds to the area for Christmas evening. High pressure will then 
build over the eastern United States with fair weather and seasonable 
temperatures through the end of the week. 


&& 


Near term /through Monday night/... 
as of 1100 PM EST Sunday... 


Radar trends beginning to show a northward jog of the precipitation over 
the Carolinas. Look for precipitation to begin in our NC counties 
between midnight-2am...then spread into Virginia between 2-4am. 
Drizzle and freezing drizzle may begin to develop in the vicinity of 
the Blue Ridge b4 then as ceilings lower under 1kft above ground level. Will maintain 
current west-southwest configuration unless radar trends deem otherwise. 
Local WRF keeps the western edge of the precipitation along and east of 
the appalachian Divide. May need to expand the west-southwest into the mountains 
of NC...per temperatures near freezing along the Blue Ridge 
Parkway. In Boone and West Jefferson however...temperatures have remained 
a few degrees above freezing and will forgo need for advisory 
there unless temperatures fall and coverage of precipitation increases. 


Upper flow will be transitioning from zonal to amplified as a 
deep trough develops over the central and western US. This will 
buckle the flow to a southwesterly direction aloft...allowing moisture 
transport to occur along with isentropic lift and weak short wave 
energy. This will allow precipitation to develop late tonight into 
tomorrow. Meanwhile at the surface...strong high pressure over 
Quebec will continue to build down the eastern Seaboard and 
develop a solid cold air damming wedge. Thus...as the precipitation falls 
into the cold air at the surface the rain will fall as freezing 
rain and sleet...especially from the New River and Roanoke valleys north 
and eastward where temperatures will be flirting with the freezing 
mark. With only light quantitative precipitation forecast expected this should not be anything 
more than a nuisance event...but it does not take much freezing 
rain to cause trouble...so will issue a Freezing Rain Advisory for 
the affected areas. Temperatures will be in no hurry to warm up 
tomorrow as the precipitation wanes so the advisory will go until noontime. 
The cold air wedge will remain in place through Monday night and 
expect enough moisture will be locked in to keep some r-/l- 
around. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday through Wednesday night/... 
as of 245 PM EST Sunday... 


Upper trough amplifying over the central U.S. Will support 
development of a surface low early Tuesday over the lower Tennessee Valley 
which will lift north during the day. Deep layer southerly flow 
ahead of the trough and associated cold front will pull abundant 
moisture northward as well with precipitable waters  surging from less than 0.50 
inches Monday up close to 1.25 inches across the central County Warning Area by 
early Wednesday which is close to 99th percentile for the date per 
krnk precipitable water climatology. All thickness parameters and thermal 
profiles support a pure rain event with probability of precipitation increasing from west to 
east through the day but especially late Tuesday night as persistent 
low level moisture transport and favorable right entrance region 
upper jet support...up to 140 knots at 250 mb. Highs Tuesday hold in 
the 40s under The Wedge and do not fall much overnight with thick 
overcast and southerly flow. Expect moderate to at times briefly 
heavy rainfall in the period from late Tuesday through much of 
Wednesday...Christmas evening...as a warm front lifts north across the 
area and surface low tracks steadily north toward the Great Lakes. 
See Hydro section for more on expected rainfall and related any 
impacts. 


The system will have plenty of deep layer shear but very low convective available potential energy 
as would be expected in late December with complete overcast. Storm Prediction Center 
not impressed at this point with the potential for a high-shear Low- 
Cape event but will have to be monitored as the system evolves as 
similar systems have surprised in the past and cips analogs of 15 
most similar events shows at least low end probability of severe 
in the far southeast County Warning Area. Models have cold front crossing the 
mountains between about 03-09z early Christmas morning and exit 
the eastern County Warning Area by in 12-18z time frame. All the heavy 
precipitation will have exited to the northeast but strong west- 
northwest winds will surge in behind the front and begin upslope 
snow showers in the usual areas by around 09z on Christmas morning 
as 850 mb temperatures plummet from around +10c at 00z to -5c by 12z on the 
25th. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday through Sunday/... 
as of 245 PM EST Sunday... 


On Christmas day...a cold front will move to the coast while an 
upper level trough pivots over the region. Pressure rises...a tight 
gradient and falling temperatures will make for a blustery day 
across the forecast area. The only area that will see snow falling 
on Christmas will be western slopes of southeast WV and SW Virginia...possible 
flurries to the Blue Ridge. These blustery conditions will not last 
long as high pressure will edge in allowing winds to subside and 
zonal flow and low level southwesterly flow to usher in warmer air 
on Friday. 


According to the 12z GFS...the next front is scheduled to arrive 
Saturday. This front will not have much moisture as dry high 
pressure tracks across the southern states...blocking Gulf moisture 
from returning into the region. Any showers with this front Saturday 
will be along western slopes as winds become westerly rather 
quickly. Temperatures and boundary layer warm enough to keep any 
precipitation as rain. By the time the cold air arrives...moisture 
is gone. Also with a mostly dry front...breezy and gusty conditions 
expected Saturday. 


The 12z ecm stalls the front across the southern Appalachians 
Saturday. A deep upper level trough digging into Texas will develop 
a surface low near the mouth of the Mississippi Saturday...tracking 
across the Carolinas on Sunday. The ecm scenario will bring rain 
whereas the GFS is dry. Will lean this weekend's forecast towards 
wpc and keep probability of precipitation low in the 20-30 percent range. 


With either model...behind the front Saturday or Sunday...another 
area of high pressure will track along the Gulf states...keeping the 
region dry into early next week. 


&& 


Aviation /06z Monday through Friday/... 
as of 1130 PM EST Sunday... 


High pressure will remain wedged against the eastern side of the 
Appalachian Mountains while an area of low pressure advances 
northeast along the southeast Atlantic coast. This area of low 
pressure will cast moisture into the middle Atlantic region 
overnight. MVFR ceilings will advance northward from the 
Carolinas...overspreading Virginia and West Virginia during the 
overnight. Onset of precipitation is expected to begin between 
2-5am time frame. 


Light rain/drizzle is advancing northward through the Carolinas. 
While there is high confidence that the main precipitation type 
will be rain...a period of freezing rain and sleet is likely north 
of Highway 460...along and north of a blf- bcb-roa-lyh line. 
Models are forecasting about a tenth of an inch of quantitative precipitation forecast...so its 
not out of the question to have up to a tenth of an inch of ice 
accretion on elevated surfaces Monday morning. A Freezing Rain 
Advisory is in effect from 5am to noon Monday to account for the 
freezing rain. Some of the forecast models...especially the NAM...suggest 
a period of IFR may accompany the precipitation Monday morning... 
so there is a chance that ceilings could drop to between 400-800 feet above ground level 
with visibilities betwn 1-3sm. 


The precipitation is expected to come to an end Monday afternoon. 
Lingering moisture...however...will result in a persistent low 
ceiling...mainly MVFR...in addition to some patchy drizzle. 


Extended discussion... 


A low pressure system along the North Carolina coast will head 
offshore by Monday night...but MVFR ceilings and drizzle may 
linger into Tuesday due to The Wedge of high pressure east of the 
Appalachian Mountains. By Wednesday...a strong cold front will 
sweep over the middle Atlantic...and erode The Wedge. Model soundings 
continue to show the potential for low level wind shear ahead of 
this front...with a potent low level jet depicted. Rain and MVFR 
conditions will accompany the frontal passage. 


Behind the cold front...surface winds should turn from the 
southeast to the northwest...and become rather gusty by Christmas 
day. Meanwhile...MVFR ceilings and upslope rain/snow showers 
should persist in the mountains...while VFR conditions will return 
in the Piedmont. High pressure should build over the southeast by 
Thursday night...which will provide good flying weather with 
lighter winds on Friday. 


&& 


Hydrology... 
as of 245 PM EST Sunday... 


Bigger story may be the rainfall with upcoming event as forecast 
storm total quantitative precipitation forecast is in the 1.00 to 1.50 inch range across the entire 
County Warning Area. This will actually be welcome from a hydrologic standpoint as 
much of the Piedmont has been drier than normal over several months 
and December has had below normal precipitation in most of the 
County Warning Area. Should not see any excess runoff issues..I.E. 
Flooding...although some ditches will likely fill up and maybe a 
few ponding issues. River forecasts from North American and gefs 
ensembles portray basin- average quantitative precipitation forecast generally in the 0.75 to 1.25 
inch range with some outliers as usual but all solutions at this 
point produce only minor within-bank rises on mainstem rivers by 
later in the week. 


&& 


Rnk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Virginia...Freezing Rain Advisory from 5 am to noon EST Monday for vaz011- 
013-014-016>020-022>024-034-035-045>047. 
NC...none. 
WV...Freezing Rain Advisory from 5 am to noon EST Monday for wvz044- 
507-508. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...mbs 
near term...mbs/PM 
short term...pc 
long term...rcs 
aviation...PM/pw 
hydrology...pc 






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