Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:43AM||Sunset 8:01PM||Saturday April 20, 2019 12:20 PM EDT (16:20 UTC)||Moonrise 8:32PM||Moonset 6:47AM||Illumination 99%|
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Area Discussion for - Greenville-Spartanburg, SC  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service greenville-spartanburg sc
1112 am edt Sat apr 20 2019
Cooler temperatures and lingering showers are expected today behind
a departing cold front. Temperatures increase to well above normal
levels by early next week. Rain chances increase by the end of next
week as a cold front moves into the area.
Near term through tonight
As of 1050 am... Closed upper low is now centered on the southern
appalachians, with an axis of vorticity oriented from near knoxville
to central ga. While sfc-based instability is minimal across the
cwfa, showers are blossoming across the upstate, aided by the
upper vort. Hrrr seems to have captured the trends well early on,
so updated pops follow it fairly closely as it depicts continued
expansion and eastward motion of shower activity. A couple hundred
joules of SBCAPE are progged by early aftn across the central and
eastern cwfa, and rap profiles suggest the convective layer will
reach up to icy temps. Thus a few stronger cells producing graupel
and even maybe a little thunder can be expected.
Snow levels are likely to fall down to 4-5k feet where not
already; diurnal heating and falling heights thicknesses largely
will cancel each other out so that will limit them from falling
lower. The better rates over the mtns will be later today, with
deeper moisture rotating in on the back side of the low. Snow may
briefly fall as low as around 3k feet in heavier showers. Shower
activity will quickly come to an end this evening, especially away
from the tn border and as the best dynamics shift NE of the region
with the low itself and we lose steep llvl lapse rates associated
with diurnal heating. QPF will be generally a quarter of an inch or
less, although locally over half an inch for areas that experience
heavier showers, especially across higher elevations. With the
high april Sun angle (similar to that of late august), currently
expect any advisory level snowfall (greater than an inch) to but
largely above 5k ft elevation (where 2 to 4+ inches is possible)
and therefore will not require any winter products at this time. Due
to the showery nature, it is possible that up to 2 inches of snow
could accumulate down to 4k feet locally. Due to the proximity
of the cold core low pressure system highs will be well below
normal with highs in the 40s to near 50 mtn valleys to 50s east
of the mountains. It will likely feel much cooler than this with
the abundant cloud cover and breezy winds. Wet-bulb cooling is
likely beneath any precip today (snow mention was revised based
on tw values). Lows tonight under gradually clearing skies will
generally be in the 40s, except mid to upper 30s for mtn valleys
(possibly requiring a frost advisory).
Short term Sunday through Monday night
As of 220 am edt Saturday: upper low slowly moves east across va
Sunday keeping cyclonic flow across the area. Low level moisture
lingers across the area but does become shallow through the day.
Northwest low level flow slowly diminishes as well. This will bring
an end to any lingering precip across the mountains during the
morning. However, expect clouds to linger across the mountains
through the day with clouds spreading out downstream across the
foothills and piedmont as well. Gusty winds continue as well but
should be below advisory level even across the mountains. Highs will
increase but remain around 5 degrees below normal.
The low moves off shore on Monday with ridging building in from the|
west by Monday night. This brings an end to the cyclonic flow with
an increase in thickness values. Winds and clouds diminish as well.
Lows will be slightly below normal Sunday night then around 5
degrees above normal Monday night. Highs Monday will be around 15
degrees above normal across the mountains and around 5 degrees above
Long term Tuesday through Friday
As of 345 am edt Saturday: model guidance continues to show
differing solutions during the medium range regarding the developing
split flow across the eastern conus. The GFS remains more
progressive with phasing of the streams and waves remaining
generally open, with the southern stream wave moving into the area
late Thursday and east of the area by late Friday. The ecmwf
continues to show no phasing of the initial northern stream wave.
The southern stream wave closes off into an upper low then
eventually phases with a second northern stream wave moving into the
area on Friday.
The surface patterns show high pressure over the area move off shore
and weaken with a lee trough developing as a low pressure center
moves by to our north. The GFS has the low farther south with a
stronger lee trough compared to the ecmwf. Kept some diurnal
mountain convection Tuesday and Wednesday, but limited it to slight
chance. Temperatures will be well above normal both days.
The GFS shows a wetter pattern for Thursday with precip tapering off
late in the day Friday as cold front and surface low associated with
the phasing streams moves across the area. The ECMWF is slower. Have
gone with a model blend given the timing differences. This means pop
increasing into the chance range by the Thursday afternoon and
continuing into Friday. There will be enough instability for at
least isolated thunderstorms, but severe and heavy rain threat looks
low for now. Temperatures remain well above normal but with a slight
cooling trend on Friday.
Aviation 15z Saturday through Wednesday
At kclt and elsewhere: an upper low over the ohio valley will rotate
through the region bringing increasing MVFR CIGS and -shra activity
through 18z, gradually dissipating between 20z and 02z from S to n.
Sw wind gusts around 20 kts will be common but may locally reach 30
kts in heavier showers thru 00z. Runways above 3k feet may see
showers mix with or turn over to snow at times. There is an outside
chance of snow mixing in at kavl before 14z. There is some
uncertainty as to how quickly low clouds scatter out after 00z.
Outlook:VFR conds are expected to prevail thru early next week.
15-21z 21-03z 03-09z 09-12z
kclt med 71% high 88% low 55% high 85%
kgsp high 89% high 96% high 85% high 100%
kavl med 75% high 89% med 74% high 84%
khky med 75% high 87% med 70% high 85%
kgmu high 87% med 75% high 100% high 100%
kand high 91% med 64% 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:
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|WATS1 - Lake Wateree, SC||78 mi||50 min||SSE 11 G 16||56°F|
|LMFS1 - Lake Murray SC||95 mi||60 min||SSW 13 G 17||54°F||1007.8 hPa|
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|Concord Regional Airport, NC||11 mi||30 min||SSW 12||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||54°F||41°F||63%||1007.8 hPa|
|Lincolnton, Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport, NC||13 mi||20 min||SW 5||10.00 mi||Drizzle||47°F||42°F||83%||1006.8 hPa|
|Charlotte, Charlotte / Douglas International Airport, NC||17 mi||28 min||S 13 G 19||10.00 mi||Overcast||52°F||39°F||64%||1006.9 hPa|
|Gastonia Municipal Airport, NC||21 mi||26 min||S 7||10.00 mi||Light Rain||51°F||41°F||69%||1007 hPa|
|Statesville Municipal Airport, NC||22 mi||40 min||SW 10 G 15||10.00 mi||Light Rain||48°F||40°F||77%||1006.4 hPa|
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