Saturday, February 14, 2015

From This Snow Loving Heart to Yours: Winter Ahead


AT LAST – Winter Weather soon going to be brought to you live here in the N.C. Piedmont.

Quick highlights and then hope to do an update w/snowfall forecast map for storm #1 in a few hours. My wife loves me…

To my N.C. readers I give you not one, not two, but four Valentine's gifts listed in order of occurrence. No returns or refunds. You get what you pay for. Here goes:

1. ARCTIC WINDS BRING THE COLD - arctic air invades tonight & high winds bring wind chills near 0º. Sunday (tomorrow) is first day of sub-freezing air.

2. SNOWSTORM COMING - Monday PM into Wed AM. Widespread 6”+ with higher amounts likely. Should be mainly snow event…

3. BITTER COLD TO HOLD - will struggle to reach 32º with lows below zero possible Thurs/Fri AM.

4. MORE SNOW - late week/ early weekend. Looks a little sloppier but good amount of precipitation of some variety - sleet / snow / freezing rain mix always possible. But early for specific details. A third winter wx event a week from Tuesday possible according to some wx models...

IN SUM, you will be looking at a southern rarity soon - snow on the ground in N.C. for at least a week. Plan on posting a snow-map before 2pm. Happy Valentine's day snow-lovers.

Stay tuned. Out Here.


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
634 AM EST SAT FEB 14 2015

NCZ036-037-056-057-151145-
IREDELL-DAVIE-CATAWBA-ROWAN-
634 AM EST SAT FEB 14 2015

...FIRE DANGER STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM NOON EST TODAY THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST
SUNDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PIEDMONT NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   FIRE DANGER STATEMENT.
   WIND ADVISORY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

..SUNDAY...COLD WAVE LIKELY. A STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL
CROSS THE REGION...WITH A RETURN TO WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. WIND CHILLS NEAR ZERO WILL BE POSSIBLE
ACROSS THE PIEDMONT AND FOOTHILLS EARLY SUNDAY.
..MONDAY...SNOW POSSIBLE. AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
DEVELOPS OVER THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY... PRECIPITATION MAY MOVE
INTO THE NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS BY THE END OF MONDAY. AN
UNSEASONABLY COLD AIR MASS WILL SUPPORT SNOW AS THE PRIMARY
PRECIPITATION TYPE. MODERATE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE BY
THE END OF THE DAY.
..TUESDAY... SNOW POSSIBLE. THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW AND FREEZING
RAIN...WITH ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
TUESDAY.
..WEDNESDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
..THURSDAY...COLD WAVE LIKELY. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OF THE
SEASON ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR...RESULTING IN BITTERLY COLD WIND
CHILLS.
..FRIDAY...COLD WAVE LIKELY.