Sunday, July22, 2018

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Rutherford College, NC

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Sunrise 6:26AMSunset 8:40PM Sunday July 22, 2018 10:03 AM EDT (14:03 UTC) Moonrise 3:31PMMoonset 1:29AM Illumination 72% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Rutherford College, NC
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Area Discussion for - Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
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national weather service greenville-spartanburg sc
654 am edt Sun jul 22 2018

A broad upper low will drop south across the ohio valley today, then
settle across the deep south Monday through Wednesday. This low
will remain nearly stationary and support moist unsettled weather
across the region. The low will weaken late in the week, as another
cold front approaches from the northwest.

Near term through tonight
As of 650 am: the western carolinas and northeast ga will be
positioned to the west of the deep moisture associated with broad
warm conveyor belt region, and to the east of the mid-level
deformation zone through tonight. However, this should allow most of
our area to receive decent insolation later today, although temps
will remain a couple of degrees below climo under the anomalously
low heights. Despite significantly weaker mid-level lapse rates, the
atmosphere is expected to become moderately unstable this afternoon.

Thus, the favorable location to the east of the upper trough axis,
the approach of the next mid-level speed MAX rotating around the
cyclone, along with W NW low level upslope flow across the tn
valley southern appalachians should allow the high terrain to light
up with numerous convective coverage by mid-afternoon. Mean W sw
winds in the cloud-bearing layer will tend to sweep high terrain
convection into the nc foothills and western piedmont by late
afternoon, so while likely pops are carried north of i-85 in nc,
pops taper to only 30% across much of the northeast ga and upstate

Establishment of weaker mid upper level flow in the vicinity of the
trough axis, along with generally unidirectional profiles will shunt
the substantive shear east of our area today, which combined with
anticipated modest levels of instability will limit the severe
convective potential to perhaps a couple of pulse events, certainly
much less of a threat than on Saturday. Locally heavy rainfall may
be of slightly higher concern, but even then, pwats will be quite
subdued through the near term, basically right around climo.

Convection will diminish in coverage through the evening, but
gradually developing low level southeast flow may allow for showers to
linger near the escarpment into Monday morning. Min temps are
expected to be a bit below climo.

Short term Monday through Tuesday night
As of 300 am edt Sunday: an upper low will continue to slowly drift
south and weaken Monday, settling roughly over central ga by
Tuesday. This will keep the forecast area within a favorable region
for weak, though persistent deep-layer q-vector convergence. The low-
level flow will gradually back from southwesterly to southeasterly
by late Monday, bringing in atlantic moisture into the region. The
00z models seem to be shifting a bit east with the plume of very
moist pwats, keeping it along the mid-atlantic coast. We should
still have periods of numerous showers with some embedded tstms,
capable of producing torrential downpours. Isolated flooding
concerns will likely exist starting Monday evening thru at least
Tuesday night, perhaps more focused across the eastern half of the
cwfa. Temps will feature a below average diurnal range under plenty
of clouds. Highs a couple categories below normal and lows at or
slightly above normal.

Long term Wednesday through Saturday
As of 330 edt am Sunday: the weak upper low over the southeast will
finally open up and shear out, as a northern stream trough digs into
the great lakes on Wednesday. That trough may close into another
upper low and stall out, keeping a trough axis just west of the
cwfa thru the end of the work week. An associated cold front will
push in from the NW and stall out along a sw-ne axis across the
southeast. This will likely keep above climo pops thru at least
Friday. The latest GFS and ECMWF keep unsettled weather across the
cwfa right thru next weekend. Overall, temps are expected to return
to near climo and convection should be more diurnally driven than
during the middle of this week.

Aviation 12z Sunday through Thursday
Amd not sked carried at kand due to ASOS outage...

at kclt and elsewhere: ifr lifr stratocu is wafting around the area
this morning, and will be most likely at the upstate sc terminals,
but cannot be ruled out anywhere. As such, most terminals receive a
tempo for sct ifr lifr clouds for the first 1-2 hours of the
forecast period. The most likely site to see a cig will be kgmu, as
satellite imagery indicates the stratus is just a couple of miles
from the terminal, although it's been holding steady there for
several hours.

Otherwise, scattered to numerous coverage of convection is
anticipated again this afternoon evening, with the best chances
existing across the nc mtns foothills, warranting categorical
mention of shra vcts at kavl and khky this afternoon, with prob30s
elsewhere. The potential exists for multiple rounds of showers and
storms at all terminals later today, so the convective mention is
carried for 6+ hours at most sites. Lingering low level moisture
will pose another threat of fog and or patchy low CIGS early Monday,
but restrictions will be most likely in areas that receive rainfall
this afternoon evening. Since we don't know that for sure attm, will
generally pass the buck for adding late night early Monday

Outlook: an active wet period is expected to continue through the
middle part of next week as a slow-moving storm system impacts much
of the east. Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected during
this period. While there will likely be an afternoon evening peak in
coverage on most days, higher-than-normal chances will also exist
during the overnight and morning hours.

Confidence table...

11-17z 17-23z 23-05z 05-06z
kclt med 75% high 100% high 100% high 100%
kgsp high 87% high 100% high 100% high 100%
kavl med 69% high 100% high 100% med 75%
khky high 94% high 100% high 100% high 100%
kgmu high 94% high 100% high 100% high 100%
kand med 62% 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:

Weather Reporting Stations
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Hickory, Hickory Regional Airport, NC9 mi70 minWNW 610.00 miMostly Cloudy71°F68°F90%1006.6 hPa

Wind History from MRN (wind in knots)
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