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Current Conditions

  • 68°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNE 7 mph
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Visibility: 5.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 65°
  • Pressure: 29.98 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Waxhaw, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on September 17, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 79F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 61F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 77F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 88F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 57F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast. High of 73F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Local Storm Report 



09/16/2014 0748 PM

5 miles SW of sturdivants, Union County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by County official.


            Trees down off Philadelphia church Rd and Landsford Rd,
            SW of sturdivants, NC.




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Location: Providence Grove, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 9:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Oakbrook, Marvin, NC

Updated: 9:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Chastain Village, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 9:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Farmbrook, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 9:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Hunter Oaks, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 9:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Firethorne Country Club, Waxhaw, NC

Updated: 9:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.3 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Van Wyck, SC

Updated: 9:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Alton, Monroe, NC

Updated: 9:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.7 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Bridgehampton, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.0 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Monroe, NC

Updated: 9:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Inverness at Piper Glen, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Walnut Creek, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: -37 °F Humidity: - Wind: NE at 5.4 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cardinal Woods, Pineville, NC

Updated: 9:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.5 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lake Park, Indian Trail, NC

Updated: 9:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.1 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Providence Springs, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Bonterra, Indian Trail, NC

Updated: 9:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.1 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Innisfree, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: SoCltColRea, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NW at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Walter Elisha Park Area, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 9:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Sam Newell Rd, Matthews, NC

Updated: 9:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Sardis View Lane, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.1 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: City of Lancaster, Lancaster, SC

Updated: 9:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Annecy, Matthews, NC

Updated: 9:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.1 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Roney SouthPark Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Fairfield Plantation, Stallings, NC

Updated: 9:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mountainbrook, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
735 am EDT Wednesday Sep 17 2014 


Synopsis... 
a Cool Ridge of high pressure will slowly build southwest across the 
area through tonight...then intensify on Friday. This pattern is 
expected to persist through the weekend...before a cold front 
crosses the area early next week. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 7 am...a few spotty showers have been dotting the upstate this 
morning...just north of the frontal boundary and within an area 
of lingering elevated instability. A slight chance has been pulled 
into the upstate for this morning...but even this may be 
overstating the situation a bit. Otherwise...stratocu should 
continue to expand across the area...and most locations should see 
cloudy/mostly cloudy skies into late morning. 


A backdoor cold front continues to drop slowly south across the 
forecast area early this morning...currently draped just east of the 
I-85 corridor. A weak surface high will continue to ooze into the 
middle-Atlantic today...and these features will be the primary players 
in the forecast later today...which can be best described as being 
of the /low confidence/ variety...with some significant bust 
potential. While the surface pattern will be /wedge-like/ today... 
the situation will be anything but classical...as the surface high 
is very weak and not in very good position. In fact...some of the 
short term models advect drier air into the northeast part of the 
forecast later this afternoon...with the NAM offering (by far) the 
wettest solution. The NAM develops a well defined southwesterly low 
level jet along a narrow axis across the Piedmont later today in 
response to surface wave development across the coastal plain. 
However...it is considerably stronger with this wave and low level jet than 
any other model. 


The upshot is the NAM is producing a lot of precipitation over the Piedmont 
this afternoon. But is a bit of an outlier in this regard. The fact 
that the 00z run indicated that there would be a lot of precipitation going 
on right now across western NC gives the NAM a bit of a credibility 
problem from the get-go. All things considered...we have opted to 
feature a forecast that is more in-line with drier model 
solutions...and generally feature slight chance probability of precipitation across the NC 
Piedmont...as well as portions of the mountains this afternoon. 


Temperatures will also be problematic. Again...this is not a classical 
wedge scenario...and the degree of heating (or lack thereof) today 
will be largely a function of the extent of low cloud cover. This is 
complicated by the fact that model solutions indicate dry air will 
be encroaching on the area from multiple directions (ne and 
sw)..with a guidance consensus introducing drier air into the 
western zones later today. Our current best guess was to depict 
maxes ranging from around 70 across the northwest NC Piedmont...to 
the lower 80s across the upper Savannah River valley/lower SC 
Piedmont. 


Clouds should persist and/or redevelop in most areas tonight...with 
min temperatures expected to cool to near climatology. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday through Friday/... 
as of 300 am Wednesday...Canadian high pressure will spread eastward into the 
northestern states Thursday and Thursday night...extending southward enough to 
reinforce the already cool air in place over the County warning forecast area. With upper 
trough axis already east of the area...subsidence is implied and forecast 
soundings from NAM/GFS indicate capping aloft though the GFS lapse 
rates are favorable enough to think a few towering cumulus could go up. An 
embedded shortwave will drift over the area early in the day albeit 
without much moisture to work with. Will include a schc pop ahead of 
the wave but expect afternoon convection to be inhibited. 


A cad event will take shape by the end of the day Thursday as the surface high 
shifts across the mountains Friday the upper flow weakens over the 
area...with both NAM/GFS basically showing the trough filling over 
the southeast. The parent high stays in motion as a result...moving 
offshore but maintaining ridging down the eastern Seaboard. The 
subsidence aloft being weaker...capping is less certain during 
heating Friday afternoon. Allowed a schc pop to return to the forecast in the 
most favored area...along the Blue Ridge where easterly upslope flow 
will enhance development. US models bear their usual discrepancies 
in terms of cape...but agree that shear will be very weak and 
profiles quite dry through a deep layer. We/d probably be dealing 
with pulse storms posing a damaging wind threat if cells were to 
develop. 


&& 


Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/... 
as of 615 am Wednesday...no wholesale changes to the expectations for the 
weekend and early next week. On Saturday the parent high associated 
with the late-week cold air damming will be forced further offshore. 
Easterly flow may continue in the low levels...but the influence of 
The Wedge will be minimal. The pattern shifts and return flow begins 
Sunday ahead of the next system affecting the eastern Continental U.S.. a weak area 
of low pressure off the southeast coast is shown on both GFS/ec but 
does not appear to have an impact this far inland. Probability of precipitation will remain 
unmentionably low. Trough digs into the Ohio Valley and middle-Atlantic 
Sunday night...accompanied by a cold front. GFS continues to be a 
little faster than the ec in bringing the front into the area...and 
the ec depiction of the trough continues to be stronger. Probability of precipitation Monday 
appear to be a bit higher than climatology though neither model develops 
significant quantitative precipitation forecast at this time. Both GFS/ec do show some instability 
ahead of the frontal passage. Temperatures increase slightly each day through 
Monday...with maxes around climatology that day. They then drop a couple 
categories for Tuesday. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
at kclt...IFR ceilings should lift to MVFR by 14z or so...then will 
likely be slow to lift to VFR...which is not expected to occur until 
early afternoon. Shower redevelopment may occur in the vcny of the 
terminal this afternoon...but coverage I still expected to remain 
isolated...and a taf mention is not warranted at this time. Otherwise... 
light NE winds should generally persist through the period. Low ceilings 
will likely redevelop late tonight...and have maintained ceilings at the 
low end of the MVFR category for now. 


Elsewhere...MVFR ceilings are expected to persist or develop at most 
terminals this morning (the likely exception being kand). Ceilings 
should lift to VFR during late morning/early afternoon...and may 
even scatter out from time to time...especially at the upstate SC 
terminals. Otherwise...light NE winds should generally persist 
through the period. Low ceilings with possible Mountain Valley fog will 
likely redevelop late tonight...and have maintained the flight category 
at the low end of MVFR for now. 


Outlook...the potential for late night/morning fog/stratus will 
persist into late week...especially in the mountain valleys. Conditions may 
finally dry out for the weekend. A cold front may bring increasing 
chances for showers/thunderstorms early next week. 


Confidence table... 


11-17z 17-23z 23-05z 05-11z 
kclt medium 69% high 86% high 82% high 83% 
kgsp high 82% high 92% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 81% high 85% high 84% high 85% 
khky high 89% high 83% high 96% high 83% 
kgmu high 84% high 91% high 100% high 98% 
kand high 94% high 98% high 100% high 95% 


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...none. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...jdl 
near term...jdl 
short term...Wimberley 
long term...Wimberley 
aviation...jdl 



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