Tuesday, November13, 2018 L-36.com

Marine Weather and Tides
Charlotte, NC

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Sunrise 6:55AMSunset 5:19PM Tuesday November 13, 2018 11:53 PM EST (04:53 UTC) Moonrise 12:04PMMoonset 10:25PM Illumination 36% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Charlotte, NC
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Area Discussion for - Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
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Fxus62 kgsp 140336
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national weather service greenville-spartanburg sc
1036 pm est Tue nov 13 2018

Low pressure moves offshore tonight as cool high pressure sets up
north of our region. Another low pressure will bring widespread rain
Wednesday night into early Thursday. Expect wintry precipitation
where temperatures reach freezing. Cool and dry high pressure moves
over our region for the weekend.

Near term through Wednesday
As of 930 pm: area radars show an elongated band of very light
rain stretching across the i-85 corridor, so the precip chance
will be bumped up a bit later into the evening. Still thinking
that a relative lull in precip will take place overnight as some
slightly drier air works its way down into the area from the
northeast. At the sfc, a modifying arctic air mass can be seen
sprawled across great plains to northern mexico. The leading edge
of the air mass is roughly bumped up against the western slopes
of the appalachians, but will not be able to spill into piedmont
for now, thanks to orientation of the front parallel to the upper
flow. Temps will fall into the 30s, with pockets of near freezing
along the tn line overnight, where there's decent caa. Fortunately,
no measurable precip is expected to overlap the colder temps. East
of the mountains, light rain and sprinkles should taper off in the
early morning hours, but a lingering chc will be carried across
the extreme southern tier. Temps east of the mountains will bottom
out in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Wednesday, the southern stream upper trough will close off into a
progressive low over the ARKLATEX region, drifting across arkansas.

The northern stream will feature a trough crossing the northeast
states. Confluent flow across the mid-atlantic will bring the sfc
high east across the southern great lakes, with cold air spilling
east of the mountains. Meanwhile, an inverted trough will sharpen
over the deep south, producing strong WAA and isentropic lift. This
low-level forcing will start to expand north into the forecast area
and will be coupled with upper divergence from the approaching
southern stream low. Pops ramp up from south to north during the
day. This will bring the onset of diabatically enhanced classic cold
air damming into the carolinas. Skies are not expected to clear
out, and with the precip and cad developing, temps will only warm
slightly and lock in mainly in the mid to upper 40s (upper 30s to
lower 40s mountains). The guidance is in decent agreement on a quick
0.5-1.0" of QPF during the aftn across the southern half of the cwa.

So we will hoist a flood watch that starts at noon Wednesday for all
zones except graham, swain, haywood, madison, and northern jackson,
which did not receive as much rain in the last event. Elsewhere,
with the ground already saturated, additional rain will quickly
lead to run off and rising stream levels.

Short term Wednesday night through Friday
As of 230 pm est Tuesday: a very active (and hazardous) start to the
short term period is looking more likely for Wednesday night through
Thursday morning. First, for the synoptic setup, a deep, closed 500
mb low pressure system over the ms river valley Wednesday night will
gradually migrate to the central appalachians Thursday night as it
slowly phases back into the northern stream. At the surface, an
established cold air damming wedge Wednesday evening will strengthen
further along the eastern slopes of the blue ridge through Wednesday
night. Meanwhile, an occluded, triple point type low will likely
ride up through the region early Thursday morning, before the
trailing surface front moving through the area scours the wedge from
the west through the day on Thursday. The peak period of deep
isentropic lift, strong upper jetlet divergence, and abundant
moisture will occur during the nighttime hours Wednesday night. The
numerical models are now featuring good agreement on freezing wet
bulb surface temperatures spilling southward along the blue ridge
toward the central mountains, while profiles maintain varying
degrees of warm nosing aloft. This setup looks highly favorable for
freezing rain where temps cool to 32 or less, with a decent period
of overnight sleet across the northern blue ridge and adjacent
foothills, mainly north of i-40, where the surface cold layer will
get deep. All of this could well add up to a winter storm and a
watch will be posted for the eastern side of the central and
northern mountains and the adjacent foothills.

With storm total QPF approaching 2 to 4 inches by Thursday, a flood
watch will continue despite the fact that much of the northern tier
may be more icy than rainy by daybreak Thursday. A mid-level dry
slot will wrap in from the southwest during the day on Thursday to
quickly end precipitation from the southwest. Moisture under the
trailing upper trough will cross the southern appalachians Thursday
night to generate some scattered high terrain snow showers, with
light accumulations possible along the higher ridges and near the tn

Anticipate westerly, zonal, drying flow on Friday as high pressure
starts to build back in from the west. Maximum temperatures should
rebound some 10 to 15 degrees by Friday afternoon.

Long term Friday night through Tuesday
As of 245 pm est Tuesday: upper flow will return toward
southwesterly through the weekend as heights fall once again across
the central plains. Temperatures will return to near climo values. A
clipper-type wave will then move from the northern plains across the
southern appalachians on Monday through Tuesday, accompanied by a
reinforcing cold front. However, associated moisture will be
minimal. Will feature little more than isolated to scattered
rain snow showers with the fropa.

Aviation 04z Wednesday through Sunday
At kclt and elsewhere: still dealing with widespread ifr and in
some cases lifr ceilings across most of the fcst area east of the
mtns, with some patches of MVFR andVFR scattered about. Radar
shows swaths of very light rain moving northeast and that will
continue to occasionally restrict visibility to 6sm or 5sm thru
evening operations. A light and variable wind should strengthen
from the north or northwest later this evening. Model guidance
continues to indicate that drier boundary layer air will work
its way in from the northeast overnight and observations show
the ifr cloud deck being eaten away over the NW piedmont. So,
we get some improvement to MVFR late this evening and thenVFR
before the start of operations Wednesday morning. It will be
short-lived. Moisture and light rain return from the south on
Wednesday afternoon with conditions slowly deteriorating to ifr
in the mid late afternoon. Wind will strengthen from the NE as well.

Outlook: unsettled conditions are expected to return late Wednesday
as another cad event begins. Prolonged flight restrictions will
redevelop and last into Thursday. There is a chance of icing at
kavl late Wednesday night and Thursday morning, but that should
improve by midday.VFR conditions are expected to return at the
end of the week.

Confidence table...

03-09z 09-15z 15-21z 21-00z
kclt high 87% high 100% med 77% med 79%
kgsp high 87% med 79% med 79% med 77%
kavl high 92% high 90% med 72% high 89%
khky high 86% high 100% high 100% high 80%
kgmu high 85% high 81% high 81% med 77%
kand high 81% high 90% high 81% med 75%
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:

Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WATS1 - Lake Wateree, SC 61 mi83 min N 1.9 G 7 53°F
LMFS1 - Lake Murray SC 80 mi33 min NNE 1.9 G 4.1 52°F 1021.7 hPa

Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Charlotte, Charlotte / Douglas International Airport, NC6 mi61 minNE 810.00 miLight Rain50°F46°F86%1023.3 hPa
Concord Regional Airport, NC14 mi63 minNNE 510.00 miMostly Cloudy48°F44°F87%1024 hPa
Gastonia Municipal Airport, NC17 mi59 minNE 810.00 miLight Rain50°F46°F86%1023.2 hPa
Monroe, Monroe Airport, NC17 mi60 minNE 810.00 miOvercast50°F46°F89%1024.1 hPa
Rock Hill, Rock Hill - York County Airport, SC20 mi59 minNE 410.00 miLight Rain50°F48°F93%1023.2 hPa

Wind History from CLT (wind in knots)
Last 24hrNW6N6N6N4N4CalmN5CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmSE4W6CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmNW4N5NE6NE8
1 day agoNE3N5N3NE3N5NE3N4Calm33N3NE7N9NE6N9N11NE11N7N7N9N8NW8N11
2 days agoN3N4N4N4N5N6N5N5N5NE9NE6NE6N5E434CalmN5N5N4NE5NE4NE6N5

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