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Current Conditions

  • 48°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW 14 mph
  • Humidity: 24%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 12°
  • Pressure: 30.17 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on January 30, 2015

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then clear. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 30F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of snow. Low of 30F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Local Storm Report 



01/29/2015 0240 PM

3 miles ESE of Huntersville, Mecklenburg County.

Sleet e0.0 inch, reported by other federal.




 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 10:49 am EST on January 30, 2015


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 18
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...
   Newland T 525 am 1/30 911 call center

... Buncombe County...
   3 W Asheville 0.2 643 am 1/30 public
   2 se Woodfin T 700 am 1/30 public

... Mitchell County...
   Bakersville 0.1 526 am 1/30 911 call center
   Buladean 0.1 526 am 1/30 911 call center

... Yancey County...
   Burnsville 0.1 527 am 1/30 911 call center


**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

North Carolina

... Avery County...
   Banner Elk coop 1.0 720 am 1/30 co-op observer
   beech mtn 0.5 745 am 1/30 co-op observer
   1 E Flat Springs 0.3 740 am 1/30 co-op observer
   2 ENE Linville 0.2 800 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Buncombe County...
   6 NNW Asheville 0.1 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   Enka T 937 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Cabarrus County...
   Concord T 937 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Haywood County...
   4 ENE Canton 1.0 700 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Madison County...
   8 SSW Hot Springs 0.5 900 am 1/30 cocorahs
   5 NNE Mars Hill 0.1 630 am 1/30 cocorahs
   1 NE Marshall T 720 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Mitchell County...
   5 N Bakersville 0.5 600 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Yancey County...
   Mt Mitchell dcp/coop 1.0 744 am 1/30 co-op observer
   7 SSW Burnsville 0.1 830 am 1/30 cocorahs

South Carolina

... Pickens County...
   Table Rock state pk T 750 am 1/30 co-op observer


***********************snow on ground***********************

Location snow time/date comments
                     on ground of
                     /inches/ measurement

North Carolina

... Avery County...
   Banner Elk coop 1.0 720 am 1/30 co-op observer
   beech mtn 1.0 937 am 1/30 co-op observer
   1 E Flat Springs T 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   1 SW Linville Falls T 710 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Buncombe County...
   3 N Asheville T 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   1 NNW Asheville T 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   4 NNE Asheville T 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   6 NNW Asheville T 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   4 E Asheville T 730 am 1/30 cocorahs
   5 SW Candler T 700 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Haywood County...
   4 ENE Canton 1.0 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   3 ENE Maggie Valley T 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   2 se Waynesville T 730 am 1/30 cocorahs
   11 S Canton T 800 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Madison County...
   5 NNE Mars Hill 0.5 630 am 1/30 cocorahs
   8 SSW Hot Springs 0.5 900 am 1/30 cocorahs
   5 SW Marshall T 800 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Mitchell County...
   5 N Bakersville 0.5 600 am 1/30 cocorahs
   3 se Bakersville T 800 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Yancey County...
   Mt Mitchell dcp/coop 2.0 744 am 1/30 co-op observer
   6 SSW Burnsville T 930 am 1/30 cocorahs
   7 SSW Burnsville T 830 am 1/30 cocorahs
   7 W Burnsville T 900 am 1/30 cocorahs



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Location: Myers Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:55 PM EST

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Midtown, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 48.1 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: NW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Ashbrook / Park Rd Shopping Ctr, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 49.5 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: NW at 8.3 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:47 PM EST

Temperature: 49.1 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: SW at 6.3 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:54 PM EST

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Roney SouthPark Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 49.1 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 25% Wind: NNW at 3.8 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: SoCltColRea, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:51 PM EST

Temperature: 48.4 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: NW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Sardis View Lane, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 46.4 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Springs, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 48.3 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Charlotte NC US, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:32 PM EST

Temperature: 49 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: West at 1 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: allen hills, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 46.8 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: NNW at 2.3 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Lenox Pointe Drive, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:56 PM EST

Temperature: 48.6 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Sam Newell Rd, Matthews, NC

Updated: 2:51 PM EST

Temperature: 48.1 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Innisfree, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 23% Wind: WNW at 3.8 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Windemere, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 47.8 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: NW at 2.9 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Inverness at Piper Glen, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:51 PM EST

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: North at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Walnut Creek, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 48.2 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: WNW at 5.4 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Harrington Woods, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: SSE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: NNW at 13.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:55 PM EST

Temperature: 51.3 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Fairington Oaks, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 2:48 PM EST

Temperature: 49.5 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: East at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Mallard Ridge, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:56 PM EST

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 20% Wind: NW at 3.8 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Savannah Hills, Matthews, NC

Updated: 2:45 PM EST

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: NNW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Thompson Rd @ Stevens Creek, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 49.3 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:55 PM EST

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Davis Lake - Eastfield, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:55 PM EST

Temperature: 48.2 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Bradfield Farms, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:58 PM EST

Temperature: 48.8 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 27% Wind: NE at 11.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:56 PM EST

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Lake Pointe Drive, Belmont, NC

Updated: 2:56 PM EST

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
133 PM EST Friday Jan 30 2015 


Synopsis... 
in the wake of a cold front...cool high pressure will build into 
the region and linger through most of the weekend. Moisture should 
return later Sunday ahead of a developing low pressure system... 
with the associated cold front crossing the region early Monday. 
Cold and dry high pressure will then set up through the first half 
of next week. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 115pm EST update...latest radar and local webcams show that 
the northwest snow has tapered off across much of the Tennessee border counties as 
of early this afternoon. Therefore...probability of precipitation have been lowered 
accordingly. Otherwise...current forecast appears to be in good 
shape. 


As of 930 am update...have raised probability of precipitation into the categorical range 
over the Avery and Mitchell counties this morning to account for the 
latest radar returns and local webcams. The northwest snow should gradually 
taper off along the Tennessee line counties through midday as low level drying 
occurs in light of dry and cold high pressure building in from the 
west. 


As of 635 am...a sharp shortwave trough will move east of the 
area this morning...while its associated surface low moves off the 
northeast coast. Cold front appears to have cleared the area at this time. 
Temperatures have remained warmer than guidance through the wee hours of the 
morning...but cold advection is having an effect now that most of the 
cloudiness has cleared. Temperatures should cool a bit more after daybreak 
before the sun has a chance to work its magic. Brisk northwesterly flow will 
set in today behind the front...as a seasonably strong Canadian 
high fills in across the Mississippi Valley. This will lead to some 
upslope snowfall near the tenn border as well as very gusty winds. 


Probability of precipitation were updated through the morning per cloud top temperatures...with reports 
from the tenn border counties indicating snow falling from a shallow 
layer beneath radar beams. The setup for northwest flow snow looks best 
early this am...moisture profiles becoming more shallow as the day 
continues as drier air arrives with the high pressure. In fact by 
late morning there is not much of a saturated layer at all. Snow-liquid 
ratios are not likely to be high given the top of the layer being 
just within the prime nucleation zone...so totals will be below advisory 
criteria. Some minor roadway issues could occur especially in conjunction 
with the winds...so we have maintained an Special Weather Statement to highlight the 
potential. 


Pressure gradient appears strongest prior to 18z today with good 
mixing afforded by dry dewpoints and downslope warming. Gusts will be 
frequent across the Piedmont...but the higher terrain will of course 
mix into still stronger winds further aloft. Synoptic models are in 
the same ballpark as far as sustained winds...and taking these values 
with gust factors derived from BUFKIT soundings winds meet advisory 
criteria in portions of the northern mountain zones even before any 
elevation-based enhancement is applied to gusts. Still think the 
previous shift/S decision to include a mention of 60-plus miles per hour gusts 
in the elevs above 5000 feet was reasonable...and latest west-southwest features 
that. With the high continuing to push in tonight...and being 
basically overhead by 12z Sat...the gusts should die down gradually 
through the evening. 


Temperatures today will maximum out about 10 degree below climatology in the mountains due to 
the strong winds and cold advection...while the Piedmont will see 
highs just a couple degrees below normal. Tonight...as things calm 
down and dry dewpoints persist...lows will be 6-8 degrees below 
normal. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday through Monday/... 
as of 230 am Friday...flat upper ridging will settle across the eastern 
Continental U.S. From the west on Saturday. West-northwest downslope flow will aid 
temperatures despite the chilly thicknesses in place. Expect mainly 
an increase in middle and high clouds Sat afternoon through Sat night. 


Reasonably good model agreement exists on a clipper system digging 
from the northern plains to the Midwest Sat night through Sunday... 
crossing the appalachian chain with an associated cold front early 
Monday. Thermal profiles across the forecast area are marginally 
cold enough to support some wet snow at onset Sunday...but the 
deepest moisture/forcing ahead of the wave now looks delayed until 
late Sunday/Sunday night. With the surface low with this system expected 
to pass just north of the our forecast area...thicknesses should remain 
warm enough for rain until well into Sunday evening. However...snow 
levels will fall quickly from the west Sunday night into Monday 
morning across the higher terrain. With decent model quantitative precipitation forecast expected 
during the period of robust cold advection and northwest flow...some 
advisory level accumulations could result in the western mountains by Monday 
morning. An severe weather potential statement mention seems warranted. Expect drying with breezy 
to windy conditions on Monday. However...shallow moisture west of 
the southern Appalachians could continue to wring out scattered northwest flow 
upslope snow showers through day. 


&& 


Long term /Monday night through Thursday/... 
as of 230 am EST Friday...zonal upper level flow will return on 
Tuesday...with any middle level moisture passing north of the forecast 
area. With chilly thicknesses in place...expect plenty of teens and 
lower 20s for Tuesday morning mins...with afternoon maxes 10 degrees or more 
below climatology. 


An active pattern will then quickly get reestablished middle to late 
week. Forecast confidence is quite low Wednesday through Thursday as both southern 
stream energy from the Gulf Coast and an amplifying northern tier trough 
with an associated cold front could provide moisture and forcing to 
the area...but with considerable spread in the timing among the 
models/members. Using a consensus solution...the southern tier wave and 
associated surface feature from the Gulf Coast may spread precipitation chances 
back into the region on Wednesday. Profiles generally look warm enough for 
rain through much of the Wednesday/Thursday event...but the low pressure 
wrapping up along the passing frontal zone through Thursday could quickly 
toggle mountain precipitation back to snow...depending on the timing. Will 
feature mainly low end rain/snow chances with below climatology temperatures for 
Wednesday/Thursday until forecast confidence improves. 


&& 


Aviation /19z Friday through Wednesday/... 
at kclt...VFR through the period under the influence of high pressure. 
A tight surface pressure gradient over the region will continue to 
yield gusty northwest winds of 15-25kts through the afternoon. Winds will 
decrease after around 22z as the gradient relaxes. As the center of 
high pressure shifts east of the area...northwest winds will veer to the 
west-southwest by Friday morning. Skies should remain mostly clear throughout the 
period. 


Elsewhere...expect VFR conditions to persist throughout the taf 
period under the influence of the cp high pressure. Gusty northwest winds 
of 15-25 kts will continue at least through late this afternoon across 
much of the region. Kavl will continue to see stronger gusts to 
around 25-35kts lasting through the evening. As the high pressure 
gradually shifts east tonight through tomorrow...northwest winds will veer to 
the west/west-southwest by Friday morning. The exception will be kavl where north winds 
should persist through the period. Skies should remain mostly clear 
through tomorrow for most locations. 


Outlook...mainly VFR conditions are expected across the area 
Saturday. Moisture then begins to return Sunday ahead of another low 
pressure system...which is likely to bring precipitation and restrictions. 
Drying is expected by late Monday in the wake of that system. 


Confidence table... 


18-24z 00-06z 06-12z 12-18z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 100% 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...Wind Advisory until midnight EST tonight for ncz033-049-050. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...hg 
near term...joh/Wimberley 
short term...hg 
long term...hg 
aviation...joh 



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