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Current Conditions

  • 32°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Visibility: 8.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 28°
  • Pressure: 30.22 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Ice Pellets
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Ice Pellets
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Matthews, North Carolina

Updated: 10:00 PM EST on February 26, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 10 am EST this morning...
  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 41F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear in the evening, then overcast. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 27F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with ice pellets and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 43F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40% .

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 52F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Windy. Winds from the SW at 25 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 25 mph.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

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

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

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

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Weather Advisory  Statement as of 9:41 PM EST on February 26, 2015


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST
Friday...

* locations... the foothills and Piedmont of western North
Carolina... the northern upstate of South Carolina... and extreme
northeast Georgia.

* Hazards... widespread black ice on roadways and other hard
surfaces.

* Timing... tonight through 9 am tomorrow.

* Impacts... hazardous travel conditions.

* Temperatures... falling into the upper 20s and lower 30s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for black ice means that refreezing of
roads will likely occur... resulting in the development of
widespread black ice. Be prepared for very slippery roadways.
Some roads that appear clear may be covered by a thin layer of
ice.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates. Additional details
can be found at www.Weather.Gov/gsp.


Wimberley




 Local Storm Report 



02/25/2015 0807 PM

Indian Trail, Union County.

Snow e0.5 inch, reported by public.


            Around a half inch of snow and sleet and accumulating
            on Road surfaces as well. Very heavy snow and sleet
            falling.




02/25/2015 0807 PM

Indian Trail, Union County.

Snow e0.5 inch, reported by public.


            Around a half inch of snow and sleet and accumulating
            on Road surfaces as well. Very heavy snow and sleet
            falling.




02/25/2015 0807 PM

Indian Trail, Union County.

Snow e0.5 inch, reported by public.


            Around a half inch of snow and sleet and accumulating
            on Road surfaces as well. Very heavy snow and sleet
            falling.




02/25/2015 0807 PM

Indian Trail, Union County.

Snow e0.5 inch, reported by public.


            Around a half inch of snow and sleet and accumulating
            on Road surfaces as well. Very heavy snow and sleet
            falling.




02/25/2015 0807 PM

Indian Trail, Union County.

Snow e0.5 inch, reported by public.


            Around a half inch of snow and sleet and accumulating
            on Road surfaces as well. Very heavy snow and sleet
            falling.




02/25/2015 0807 PM

Indian Trail, Union County.

Snow e0.5 inch, reported by public.


            Around a half inch of snow and sleet and accumulating
            on Road surfaces as well. Very heavy snow and sleet
            falling.




02/25/2015 0807 PM

Indian Trail, Union County.

Snow e0.5 inch, reported by public.


            Around a half inch of snow and sleet and accumulating
            on Road surfaces as well. Very heavy snow and sleet
            falling.





02/25/2015 0807 PM

Indian Trail, Union County.

Snow e0.5 inch, reported by public.


            Around a half inch of snow and sleet and accumulating
            on Road surfaces as well. Very heavy snow and sleet
            falling.





02/25/2015 0807 PM

Indian Trail, Union County.

Snow e0.5 inch, reported by public.


            Around a half inch of snow and sleet and accumulating
            on Road surfaces as well. Very heavy snow and sleet
            falling.




 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 8:28 PM EST on February 26, 2015


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 28
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

Georgia

... Habersham County...
   2 NNW Turnerville 4.8 640 am 2/26 elevation 1680 feet
   2 W Clarkesville 4.0 813 am 2/26 retired NWS employee

... Rabun County...
   6 NW Clayton 5.0 910 am 2/26 water content 0.46.
   Dillard 5.0 730 am 2/26 public

North Carolina

... Alexander County...
   Taylorsville 4.0 700 am 2/26 social media

... Buncombe County...
   Woodfin 7.0 500 am 2/26 public
   2 NW Weaverville 6.5 630 am 2/26 NWS employee
   1 N Asheville 6.5 1015 am 2/26 public
   5 E Weaverville 5.2 825 am 2/26 social media
   2 se Weaverville 5.2 1123 am 2/26 trained spotter
   2 NE Candler 5.0 727 am 2/26 trained spotter
   2 S Skyland 5.0 152 am 2/26 social media
   Swannanoa 5.0 500 am 2/26 social media
   4 ENE Asheville 4.5 1039 am 2/26 social media
   Weaverville 4.5 155 am 2/26 social media
   2 se Woodfin 4.5 850 am 2/26 unca
   Fairview 4.0 808 am 2/26 public
   Asheville 4.0 1101 PM 2/25 still snowing.
   5 WSW Asheville 3.0 1042 PM 2/25 trained spotter
   E Asheville 3.0 1050 PM 2/25 east Asheville.
   1 S Woodfin 1.7 953 PM 2/25 trained spotter

... Burke County...
   Hildebran 4.3 720 am 2/26 trained spotter
   5 SW Morganton 4.0 655 am 2/26 storm total

... Cabarrus County...
   Kannapolis 5.0 100 am 2/26 public
   4 SSW Kannapolis 4.2 910 am 2/26 public
   Concord 3.5 1135 PM 2/25 social media
   4 SW Mount Pleasant 2.5 852 am 2/26 amateur radio

... Caldwell County...
   2 WSW cajah's mounta 5.5 819 am 2/26 public
   7 S Lenoir 5.2 238 am 2/26 amateur radio
   2 SSW cajah's mounta 1.0 918 PM 2/25 amateur radio

... Catawba County...
   Conover 4.5 241 am 2/26 amateur radio
   Hickory 3.5 700 am 2/26 public

... Cleveland County...
   Mooresboro 5.5 930 am 2/26 trained spotter
   9 N Shelby 3.0 1021 PM 2/25 trained spotter
   Shelby 2.0 840 PM 2/25 amateur radio
   Boiling Springs NC 2.0 912 PM 2/25 broadcast media

... Davie County...
   2 N Farmington 4.8 855 am 2/26 social media
   1 SW Sheffield 4.2 427 am 2/26 trained spotter
   2 N Mocksville 3.5 300 am 2/26 public
   Farmington 3.4 154 am 2/26 social media

... Gaston County...
   Belmont 3.0 1154 PM 2/25 amateur radio
   Gastonia 1.0 858 PM 2/25 broadcast media

... Graham County...
   Fontana Village 4.0 100 am 2/26 public

... Haywood County...
   2 NW Waynesville 8.0 645 am 2/26 3800 feet
   1 N Canton 7.0 800 am 2/26 3000 feet elevation.
   Waynesville 6.5 1210 am 2/26 trained spotter
   Cruso 6.0 915 am 2/26 public
   3 NNW Maggie Valley 3.0 1000 PM 2/25 on Hemphill Bald.

... Henderson County...
   Flat Rock 8.0 900 am 2/26 public
   4 S Bat Cave 7.0 930 am 2/26 public
   1 W Fletcher 6.0 700 am 2/26 avl Airport
   Hendersonville 6.0 356 am 2/26 broadcast media
   3 S Skyland 2.5 947 PM 2/25 social media

... Iredell County...
   3 N Davidson 7.0 400 am 2/26 EST. 6 to 8 inches.
   Statesville 5.0 700 am 2/26 trained spotter
   3 NNW Turnersburg 4.0 800 am 2/26 social media
   Troutman 3.0 1110 PM 2/25 social media

... Jackson County...
   Cullowhee 3.5 1015 PM 2/25 social media

... Lincoln County...
   Lincolnton 3.5 1200 am 2/26 amateur radio
   2 NNW Lincolnton 0.8 910 PM 2/25 trained spotter

... Macon County...
   3 NNW Highlands 8.0 920 am 2/26 public
   2 WNW Otto 6.0 841 am 2/26 public

... Madison County...
   2 SW Mars Hill 10.2 839 am 2/26 public
   4 SSW Marshall 6.0 455 am 2/26 social media
   Marshall 4.7 930 am 2/26 public
   Spring Creek 4.0 700 am 2/26 public

... McDowell County...
   7 SSE Old Fort 5.0 700 am 2/26 trained spotter
   Marion 5.0 827 am 2/26 snow ended at 430 am.
   3 W Marion 1.0 848 PM 2/25 broadcast media

... Mecklenburg County...
   Cornelius 3.0 145 am 2/26 trained spotter
   Davidson 3.0 710 am 2/26 0.77 melt water.
   Charlotte 2.0 1230 am 2/26 amateur radio
   1 NE clt Airport 1.8 700 am 2/26 other federal
   4 N Mint Hill 0.5 903 PM 2/25 broadcast media
   5 SSE Charlotte 0.5 1042 PM 2/25 amateur radio

... Mitchell County...
   1 NNE Poplar 7.0 700 am 2/26 public

... Polk County...
   5 E Columbus 3.8 130 am 2/26 NWS employee
   Tryon 2.5 700 am 2/26 social media

... Rowan County...
   6 WNW Salisbury 4.5 327 am 2/26 trained spotter
   China Grove 2.1 949 PM 2/25 social media
   Rockwell 2.0 1132 PM 2/25 broadcast media

... Rutherford County...
   2 NE Forest City 4.5 1050 am 2/26 observed in Bostic
   sunshine 2.3 1054 PM 2/25 public
   Rutherfordton 1.8 735 am 2/26 trained spotter

... Transylvania County...
   3 S Brevard 8.0 700 am 2/26 public
   3 W Etowah 6.0 930 am 2/26 public
   2 NNW Little River 5.8 800 am 2/26 Penrose
   4 ENE Brevard 4.5 1041 PM 2/25 in Penrose.
   Brevard 4.0 1040 PM 2/25 social media
   Cedar Mountain 4.0 734 am 2/26 public

... Union County...
   Indian Trail 0.5 807 PM 2/25 public

South Carolina

... Anderson County...
   5 W Williamston 0.4 1055 PM 2/25 all sleet

... Cherokee County...
   3 NW Blacksburg 1.8 749 am 2/26 trained spotter
   Gaffney 1.5 1156 PM 2/25 amateur radio
   8 S Gaffney 1.5 930 PM 2/25 County official
   1 N Gaffney 0.5 745 PM 2/25 facebook report.

... Greenville County...
   5 N Travelers Rest 3.5 109 am 2/26 trained spotter
   6 SSE Tigerville 3.1 740 am 2/26 snow onset 530 PM 2/25.
   8 W Inman 2.5 745 am 2/26 NWS employee
   2 NNE Greenville 2.3 830 am 2/26 bob Jones University.
   4 SW Greenville 1.5 439 am 2/26 public
   3 S Greenville 1.5 144 am 2/26 public
   4 E Mauldin 1.0 800 am 2/26 mostly sleet
   Fountain Inn 1.0 300 am 2/26 roads wet.
   Mauldin 0.8 1019 PM 2/25 amateur radio

... Oconee County...
   3 WNW Salem 1.0 526 PM 2/25 cocorahs

... Pickens County...
   3 NNE Pumpkintown 3.2 1046 PM 2/25 amateur radio
   Pickens 0.5 737 PM 2/25 facebook report.

... Spartanburg County...
   2 E Landrum 3.0 802 am 2/26 trained spotter
   Inman 2.7 102 am 2/26 social media
   Fingerville 2.0 423 am 2/26 County official
   1 ENE gsp Airport 1.7 700 am 2/26 NWS office
   gsp Airport 0.7 835 PM 2/25 NWS office

... York County...
   Fort Mill 1.0 915 am 2/26 public
   3 WSW Tega Cay 0.5 1041 PM 2/25 amateur radio
   2 ESE Tega Cay 0.5 1048 PM 2/25 in past 3.5 hours



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Location: Scotts House @ Bent Creek, Indian Trail, NC

Updated: 12:46 AM EST

Temperature: 27.9 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Park, Indian Trail, NC

Updated: 12:57 AM EST

Temperature: 28.8 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Bonterra, Indian Trail, NC

Updated: 12:58 AM EST

Temperature: 29.6 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Fairfield Plantation, Stallings, NC

Updated: 12:58 AM EST

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:57 AM EST

Temperature: 29.5 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Stevens MIll, Matthews, NC

Updated: 12:58 AM EST

Temperature: 29.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Fairington Oaks, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 12:56 AM EST

Temperature: 28.4 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Union Road, Matthews, NC

Updated: 12:54 AM EST

Temperature: 27.7 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Holly Park Villas, Indian Trail, NC

Updated: 12:57 AM EST

Temperature: 28.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: OSGP # 16, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 12:57 AM EST

Temperature: 30.6 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Campobello Drive, Unionville, NC

Updated: 12:53 AM EST

Temperature: 32.5 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Savannah Hills, Matthews, NC

Updated: 12:51 AM EST

Temperature: 27.7 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Sam Newell Rd, Matthews, NC

Updated: 12:51 AM EST

Temperature: 30.3 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: MintHillWeather.com, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 12:57 AM EST

Temperature: 30.2 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Plantation, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:54 AM EST

Temperature: 30.4 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Partridge Lane, Matthews, NC

Updated: 12:53 AM EST

Temperature: 31.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Windemere, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 12:58 AM EST

Temperature: 29.1 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Clear Creek, Mint Hill, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EST

Temperature: 28.8 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Sardis View Lane, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:57 AM EST

Temperature: 29.3 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Hembstead, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:54 AM EST

Temperature: 34.0 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Springs, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:54 AM EST

Temperature: 28.7 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Bickett Ridge Drive, Monroe, NC

Updated: 12:54 AM EST

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: West Green Street, Monroe, NC

Updated: 12:54 AM EST

Temperature: 33.8 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: SoCltColRea, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:53 AM EST

Temperature: 28.0 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Crossing, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:53 AM EST

Temperature: 30.9 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Weddington Chase - Marvin, NC, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EST

Temperature: 28.0 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Bradfield Farms, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:58 AM EST

Temperature: 26.9 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Cloisters, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:47 AM EST

Temperature: 29.0 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Waxaw - Lawson, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 12:57 AM EST

Temperature: 28.8 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Inverness at Piper Glen, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:52 AM EST

Temperature: 28.9 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:48 AM EST

Temperature: 27.9 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Hunter Oaks, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 12:57 AM EST

Temperature: 29.8 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Providence Grove, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 12:51 AM EST

Temperature: 28.9 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:58 AM EST

Temperature: 32.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Beverly Woods, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:53 AM EST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Beechwood - Marvin NC, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 12:49 AM EST

Temperature: 28.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:53 AM EST

Temperature: 30.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
1216 am EST Friday Feb 27 2015 


Synopsis... 
in the wake of a cold front...cold Canadian high pressure will build 
in Friday and slowly warm through the weekend. Above normal 
temperatures should return to the area by Monday. 


&& 


Near term /through today/... 
0515 UTC update...areas of fog have been adjusted based on current 
trends. Winds were updated with a blend of the latest NAM and 
adjmav...favoring gusts during daylight hours. 


930 PM update...seeing less support from mesoscale model quantitative precipitation forecast forecasts and 
from model profiles for upslope snowfall in the mountains near the tenn 
border. Also can/T see that any snow has yet developed from radar or 
webcams. Backed off probability of precipitation for this activity but retained at least a 
schc through the night. Considering lingering snow cover...and moist 
soils where snow melted today...it is not surprising numerous sites 
are reporting light fog. Profiles are not conducive to dense or 
prolonged fog...which accounts for the rapid changes in visibility on observation. 
The fog mention added at 630 PM update has been expanded in light of 
slightly higher dewpoints now expected. A concern is that in areas 
where temperatures are below freezing the fog could allow additional icing 
on roadways. Updated the Winter Weather Advisory that day shift issued for 
black ice to also discuss this concern. 


As of 630 PM...weak frontal passage on tap for late evening as high pressure 
starts to build in from the northwest. This stands to bring a period of 
increased cloud cover and some low precipitation chances to the northwest 
Piedmont. Satellite cloud trends appear to show some low cloudiness 
developing in this area...so think previous expectations of light 
precipitation are on track. Surface temperatures and thermal profiles indicate a 
rain/freezing rain split over this area...but minimal accumulation is expected. 


As of 220 PM...sky cover should diminish a bit by late 
tomorrow morning and afternoon as profiles continue to gradually 
dry. Otherwise...low temperatures are still on track to bottom out below 
freeze for all zones except possibly the very southernmost areas. A 
Winter Weather Advisory will be issued for widespread black ice for all 
but our southern tier counties for tonight through tomorrow morning. An 
Special Weather Statement for patchy black ice will be issued for the remaining zones. 
Highs tomorrow will be similar to today with 40s over most of the 
lower elevations and cooler temperatures for most of the higher terrain. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Sunday/... 
as of 240 PM Thursday...forecast does not get any less tricky for 
the weekend. Guidance shows some weak waves moving across the area 
in the flattening upper flow. At the surface...high pressure builds into 
the Middle Atlantic States and ridges southeast into the area as a 
hybrid cold air damming event develops. The GFS is alone in 
developing some light precipitation Friday night and Sat as some weak 
isentropic lift develops as the the cad sets up. Will leave the forecast 
dry for now. However...do keep cloud cover quite high as there will 
be some moisture trapped under the developing subsidence inversion. 
The continued cold thicknesses and clouds will keep lows around 10 
degrees below normal and highs 15 to 20 degrees below normal. Deep 
moisture increases late Sat night into Sunday as southerly low level flow 
develops ahead of an approaching cold front. All guidance is in 
agreement on this development. However...the European model (ecmwf) and GFS are 
slower to develop the deep moisture and low level isentropic lift 
while the NAM and sref are faster. The gefs ensemble mean keeps best 
chance pop until after 18z...but model blends show slight chance pop 
developing late Sat night with chance pop developing by noon Sunday and 
even some likely pop along the NC/SC/GA borders by the end of the 
day. Have gone with the model blend timing for now given the 
uncertainty. Surface temperatures will be cold during this time and all 
operational and ensemble mean guidance shows freezing rain would 
develop in many areas with the earlier onset. Have followed this 
trend as well...but also follow the trend of warming temperatures during 
the day with p-type changing to all liquid around noon. This is in 
line with the center of the high pressure moving off shore but 
remaining ridged into the area...limiting any maintenance flow of 
dry and cold air into the damming region. Still...highs will remain 
on the cool side in the damming region...with highs 15 to 20 degrees 
below normal...and highs warming across much of the mountains to 5 to 10 
degrees below normal. For now...expect any early quantitative precipitation forecast to be very 
light with little to no ice accretion. Lows Sat night 5 to 10 degrees 
below normal. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
as of 230 PM Thursday...the medium range will start out with a broad 
upper ridge across the southeast states...and a rather deep trough in vicinity of 
the calif coast. At the surface...a cold front will slide through the area 
from the north on Monday...with some moisture and lift around to 
warrant mainly chance probability of precipitation across the eastern half of the County warning forecast area and likely 
probability of precipitation in the west for Sunday night and Monday. Temperatures look to be warm 
enough to keep precipitation as all rain. 


Monday night through Tuesday night...a 1028-1032 mb high pressure will 
quickly translate east across the Great Lakes and the northeast 
states...resulting in cold air damming setting up across the region. 
At this point...the GFS and European model (ecmwf) really diverge on the sensible weather 
forecast for the County warning forecast area...with the GFS much wetter...while the ec is dry. 
I went with the superblend/wpc guidance which looks like a 
compromise for probability of precipitation. The European model (ecmwf) is colder...and locks in a more 
notable in-situ wedge once it brings precipitation back in Tuesday night. 
Again...I went with compromise on temperatures...but leaning toward the 
cool side of guidance for highs Tuesday. 


Wednesday through Thursday night...model spread continues to increase 
with handling a cyclone tracking through the plains into the Great 
Lakes...as the upper trough progresses east from The Rockies to the 
plains. The GFS is deeper and faster with the low...but has a 
secondary wave develop along the front over the Gulf states and 
track through the area Wednesday night. The ecwmf is overall slower 
with the front...showing more of an anafront precipitation pattern through 
Thursday. In either case...we could see a heavy rain event...with 
one or two rounds of decent quantitative precipitation forecast...as the front slowly pushes through 
from the northwest. The latest days 6-7 quantitative precipitation forecast guidance from wpc shows 
over an inch of quantitative precipitation forecast across the Piedmont and 1-3" across the mountains going 
with likely to categorical probability of precipitation for Wednesday-Wednesday night...and chance pop for 
Thursday-Thursday night. The area should be in the warm sector of the plains low 
on Wednesday...so above normal temperatures in the 60s for most of the area 
expected. Near normal temperatures for Thursday...as cold front pushes through. 


&& 


Aviation /05z Friday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...guidance appears to be too optimistic on ceilings...and model 
time heights suggest a low VFR ceiling through this evening. Some IFR 
visibility had been noted to the NE...but guidance insists on VFR. The 
forecast will bring the visibility to MVFR around dawn. Winds will veer 
from northwest to NE today. 


Elsewhere...at most sites...guidance was too optimistic on ceiling 
compared to current observations. Model time heights suggest low VFR 
ceilings for most of the time through this evening...but observations 
support MVFR at kand...which should last at least until daybreak. 
Guidance is not supportive of visibility restrictions at taf sites. Winds 
will veer from northwest to NE today...except at kavl...where winds will 
remain from the north. 


Outlook...low level moisture will linger through the remainder of 
the week and into the weekend as cold air damming builds from 
the north on Saturday. Flight restrictions will be possible during 
this timeframe...especially on Sunday once moisture spreads in from 
the south and ceilings lower. 


Confidence table... 


13-19z 19-01z 01-07z 07-12z 
kclt high 95% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl medium 74% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
khky medium 77% 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...Winter Weather Advisory until 10 am EST this morning for 
gaz010-017-018. 
NC...Winter Weather Advisory until noon EST today for ncz033- 
048>053-058-059-062>065-501-503-505-507-509. 
Winter Weather Advisory until 10 am EST this morning for 
ncz035>037-056-057-068>072-082-502-504-506-508-510. 
SC...Winter Weather Advisory until 10 am EST this morning for 
scz001>009. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...csh 
near term...jat/jpt/Wimberley 
short term...rwh 
long term...Arkansas 
aviation...jat 






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