TODAY'S FORECAST: Rain likely. Snow Flake or 2
TODAY'S HIGH: 43 WIND: WNW 5-10
TONIGHT'S LOW: 33 HUMIDITY: 81%
RAIN CHANCE: 95 % Snow Chance: 10%
TODAY'S FORECAST: Rain likely. Snow Flake or 2
TODAY'S HIGH: 38 WIND: WNW 10 - 15
TONIGHT'S LOW: 31 HUMIDITY: 87%
RAIN CHANCE: 95 % SNOW CHANCE: 95%

**UPDATE 10:00PM**ELEVATION DEPENDENT SNOWFALL LIKELY IN MOUNTAINS AND ALONG RIDGETOPS IN THE SOUTH MOUNTAINS WEDNESDAY.  .5 to 1 INCH OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE IN THE SOUTH MOUNTAINS FROM HIGH PEAK TO WALKER TOP, BURKEMONT MOUNTAIN, HIBRITEN MOUNAIN, AND VEIN MOUNTAIN.  2 - 5 INCHES OF SNOW IS LIKELY IN THE NW SECTIONS OF BURKE, CALDWELL, AND MCDOWELL COUNTIES.  LOWER ELEVATIONS SUCH AS MORGANTON, VALDESE, LENOIR, MARION, GRANITE FALLS, OLD FORT, AND GAMEWELL WILL SEE MOSTLY RAIN WITH A POSSIBLITY OF A FEW WET SNOWFLAKES MIXING IN FROM TIME TO TIME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAILY PLANNER FOR Wednesday November 26, 2014
MORNING NOON EVENING

Rain likely. Snow mixing in. Ridgetops of South Mountains could see 1 inch.

Valley Floor only a trace
Upper 40's


Showers likely. Ridgetops still see snow mixing in.
Mid 30's

Mostly cloudy. Breezy
Low 40's
NW Burke DAILY PLANNER FOR Wednesday, November 26, 2014
MORNING NOON EVENING

Cloudy. Rain changes to snow just before sunrise
Low 30's

Snow likely
Mid 30's

Snow tapers to flurries
Upper 30's

OFFICIAL RAINFALL DATA FOR


MORGANTON 2013

2013-
JANUARY - 7.23 IN
FEBRUARY- 4.41 IN
MARCH- 3.53 IN
APRIL- 4.68 IN
MAY- 11.40 IN
JUNE- 8.02 IN
JULY- 14.47 IN
AUGUST- 4.40 IN
SEPTEMBER- 2.39 IN
OCTOBER- 2.21 IN
NOVEMBER- 4.25 IN
DECEMBER- 6.87 IN


TOTAL: 73.86 INCHES


NORMAL: 48.61 INCHES


25.25 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL


Morganton 2014


2014-


January- 2.92 IN


February- 2.74 IN


March- 3.92 IN


April- 4.62 IN


May-  2.92 IN


June- 5.51 IN


July-  4.23 IN


August- 3.42 IN


September-  6.58 IN


October- 3.83 IN


 


Total: 40.69 In.


Normal: 40.55 In.


.14 In. above normal

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26TH
ALMANAC
SUNRISE 7:15am
SUNSET 5:13pm
HIGH LOW
TODAY 64 31
NORMAL 57 36
RECORD 73
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GREATER BURKE SEVEN DAY FORECAST
WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE
HIGH 43 49 46 45 57 70 62
LOW 33 31 23 25 27 42 40
FORECAST
RAIN CHC. 95% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
WEATHER DISCUSSION

Tuesday November 25, 2014

Issued 10:00:00pm m


CATAWBA COUNTY, GREATER BURKE, GREATER CALDWELL, GREATER MCDOWELL


INCLUDING: OLD FORT, PLEASANT GARDENS, MARION, GLENWOOD, DYSARTSVILLE, CLINCHFIELD, CROOKED CREEK, NEBO, VEIN MOUNTAIN, LAKE JAMES, PINEY, CHESTERFIELD, OAK HILL(BURKE), GLEN ALPINE, BRENDLETOWN, MORGANTON, SALEM, DREXEL, LAKE RHODHISS, VALDESE, CONNELLY SPRINGS, RUTHERFORD COLLEGE, PLEASANT GROVE,PINE MOUNTAIN, SOUTH MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, GEORGE HILDEBRAND, ICARD, RHODHISS, LONGVIEW,HILDEBRAND, COLLETTSVILLE, LENOIR, GAMEWELL, KINGS CREEK, OAK HILL(CALDWELL), DUDLEY SHOALS, GRANITE FALLS, HUDSON,LAKE HICKORY,COOKSVILLE,PLATEAU, BLACKBURN, STARTOWN, DUAN, MAIDEN, NEWTON, BROOKFORD, ADVENT CROSSROADS, HICKORY, SAINT STEPHENS, VIEWMONT, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CONOVER, OXFORD PARK, CLAREMONT, CATFISH, CATAWBA, MURRAY MILLS, DRUMS CROSSROADS, OLIVERS CROSSROAD, BANDY, KILLIANS CROSSROAD, MONBO, SHERRILLS FORD, AND TERRELL

SYNOPSIS:


Low pressure will move North along the East Coast. This will spread mostly a rain event along the lower elevations, the exception being the ridgetops of the South Mountains. A strong Alberta Clipper will move through Wednesday Night into Thursday. Windy but dry conditions for Thanksgiving Day. Dry weather sticks around through the weekend. Another cold front moves into the area Monday and stalls out, spreading more unsettled weather into the region.



TONIGHT


A few rain showers should start to move in after midnight. This will fall as a cold rain. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Low around 33.



WEDNESDAY


Cloudy with scattered showers. A few wet snowflakes could mix in. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little if any snow accumulation. High around 43.



THANKSGIVING DAY


Partly cloudy. A few snow flurries are possible. Unseasonably cool. Breezy. High near 49.



BLACK FRIDAY


Partly cloudy but cold. Staring out in the mid 20's. Warming to near 46.



WEEKEND


Partly cloudy Saturday. A few more clouds for Sunday but precipitation should hold off until after dark. High in the mid 40's Saturday and upper 50's Sunday.



MONDAY


Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers. Warm. High around 70.



TUESDAY


A few showers possible. High around 62. Chance of rain is 20%.



Christopher White

Chief Meteorologist

Burke Weather Inc.

NORTHWESTERN BURKE SEVEN DAY FORECAST
WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE
HIGH 38 40 38 51 57 61 59
LOW 31 27 20 29 34 41 38
FORECAST
RAIN CHC. 95% 50% 30% 10% 20% 30% 10%
WEATHER DISCUSSION

Tuesday November 25, 2014

ISSUED 10:00 pm


NORTHWEST BURKE, NORTHWEST CALDWELL, AND NORTHWEST MCDOWELL COUNTIESp>

INCLUDING: LITTLE SWITZERLAND, BLACK MOUNTAIN, ALTA PASS, LINVILLE FALLS, JONAS RIDGE, GINGERCAKE ACRES, WILSONS CREEK GORGE, ROSBORO, EDGEMONT, COLLETTSVILLE, GLOBE, BLOWING ROCK, PATTERSON, YADKIN RIVER VALLEY, AND BUFFALO COVE



SYNOPSIS:


Low pressure that developed along a stalled frontal boundary over the coast will move North up the East Coast. This will spread winter weather event 3 into the NC High Country. A clipper system moves through Wednesday Night. NW Flow snow establishes itself for the better part of Thanksgiving Day. Travel in the mountains will be tricky through Friday Morning. High pressure builds in and stabilizes our weather for Friday and Saturday. Another cold front will move into the area and stall for Sunday through Tuesday.



TONIGHT - WEDNESDAY


Increasing clouds. Rain showers develop after midnight. Initially all precipitation will fall as rain. As cold air gets pumped in from the North rain will gradually change to snow by late Wednesday Morning. Snow should continue Wednesday Afternoon through Thanksgiving Day. High today around 52. Low tonight around 30. High on Wednesday near 38 degrees.



THANKSGIVING DAY


Snow showers possible through midday. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches. Locally higher amounts possible in areas over 2500 feet. High 37.



FRIDAY - SATURDAY


Partly cloudy. High in upper 40's to around 50.



SUNDAY


Showers possible during the afternoon. Warmer. High around 57.



MONDAY


Showers possible. High around 60.



TUESDAY


Isolated morning showers. High around 60.



Chris White

Chief Meteorologist

Burke Weather Inc.

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