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Lake Norman of Catawba, NC

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Sunrise 6:41AMSunset 8:13PM Saturday August 15, 2020 4:08 AM EDT (08:08 UTC) Moonrise 1:51AMMoonset 4:52PM Illumination 13% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 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.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
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Area Discussion for - Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
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FXUS62 KGSP 150759 AFDGSP

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 359 AM EDT Sat Aug 15 2020

SYNOPSIS. Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected today and will end overnight tonight. Thunderstorm chances will return to more typical levels for Sunday and Monday, then increase through the week. Highs will be around normal through the first part of the week then fall below normal.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 330 AM EDT Saturday: An upper trough can be seen on water vapor imagery slowly drifting east across the TN Valley and will cross the forecast area today. This will provide mid to upper-level DPVA and jet divergence for continued upper support for convection. Meanwhile, a subtle wedge-like boundary has set up across the NC Foothills and Piedmont, and this has focused very heavy rain across Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties. Numerous rain showers and embedded tstms have also blossomed along the escarpment extending southwest to northern GA. Fortunately so far, outside the current Flash Flood Warnings, rain rates have been manageable. There is some concern that additional flash flooding may develop later later today across the SLY/SWLY upslope areas of the southern NC mountains and the GA/SC mountains, along with the NC piedmont wherever the wedge front sets up. But confidence is still too low for widespread flooding attm, as guidance is not in agreement on placing the heaviest rain. Two limiting factors are that CAPE will remain modest (1000-2000 J/kg) and storms should have decent motion. For now, will leave the Flash Flood Watch as is. Overall, ingredients are still in place for isolated flash flooding across the entire forecast area. Plenty of cloud cover today should keep temps in the upper 70s to mid 80s, which is a little below normal. But it will feel muggy.

The upper trough will shift east of the area tonight, allowing for some drying from the west. But lingering low-level moisture will keep areas of stratus and patchy fog development late tonight. A weak sfc low will track across SC, and will keep things just mixed enough that dense fog is not expected. Lows will be near normal.

SHORT TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/. As of 340 AM EDT Saturday: A mid level trof and associated cold front move east of the area Sunday with a drier air mass moving in. Still, there will be some lingering moisture and instability. Isolated diurnal convection will be possible Sunday with scattered convection on Monday. Highs both days will be near or slightly below normal.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. As of 350 AM EDT Saturday: Another mid level trof is expected to develop to our west for the middle to latter part of next week. This should act to pull deeper moisture back into the area leading to a more active, mainly diurnal, convective pattern. The increased cloud cover and rainfall should keep high temperatures in check and a few degrees below normal through the period for all but Tuesday where temps will be near normal.

AVIATION /08Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. At KCLT and Elsewhere: A cluster of tstms continues to impact KHKY to start the 06z TAF, but should rain out and shift north over the next couple of hours. However, overall set up is for expanding SHRA across the area thru the morning hours as an upper disturbance approaches from the west. A weak wedge-like boundary has set up, with IFR cigs north of it across the KHKY area. Not confident it will reach KCLT, but still expect to see some MVFR cigs developing there and across the Upstate sites thru daybreak. Rain moving into the French Broad Valley will support MVFR cigs and possibly vsby. A lull in precip across the Piedmont during the mid-morning thru midday, but showers continue across the mountains. Then another round of widespread convection expected late aftn thru the evening. the aforementioned boundary may set up near KCLT and could result in a few hours of SHRA/TSRA around. So will go with prevailing TSRA from 19-02z at KCLT. Expect very slow drying to begin from the west right around the end of the TAF period, but with low-level moisture persisting. Light and variable winds will be mainly S to SW with any mixing tonight through Saturday, except NW at times in the French Broad Valley tonight. Winds will be briefly gusty near any thunderstorms.

Outlook: Slightly less thunderstorm coverage is expected Sunday and Monday compared to recent days, but perhaps still slightly above normal as low-level moisture continues. An uptick in thunderstorm coverage is then likely Tuesday through Wednesday. Fog and low stratus restrictions will be possible each morning, especially over the usual mountain valleys.

Confidence Table .

08-14Z 14-20Z 20-02Z 02-06Z KCLT Med 73% High 87% High 100% High 87% KGSP High 84% High 91% High 100% High 94% KAVL High 85% High 86% High 93% Med 79% KHKY High 80% Med 77% High 91% Med 77% KGMU High 81% High 91% High 100% High 94% KAND High 81% High 86% 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 are available at the following link:

www.weather.gov/gsp/aviation

GSP WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. GA . None. NC . Flash Flood Watch through this evening for NCZ033-035>037-056- 057-501>506. SC . None.

SYNOPSIS . ARK NEAR TERM . ARK SHORT TERM . RWH LONG TERM . RWH AVIATION . ARK


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
WATS1 - Lake Wateree, SC 89 mi38 min SSE 2.9 G 4.1 75°F

Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Statesville Municipal Airport, NC11 mi73 minN 03.00 miHeavy Rain73°F72°F97%1013.9 hPa
Lincolnton, Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport, NC13 mi73 minN 010.00 miOvercast73°F73°F100%1013.9 hPa
Concord Regional Airport, NC20 mi73 minN 05.00 miFog/Mist73°F71°F94%1014.2 hPa
Hickory, Hickory Regional Airport, NC24 mi75 minENE 42.50 miHeavy Rain Fog/Mist70°F69°F97%1011.7 hPa

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