TODAY'S FORECAST: AM Snow shower;PM Clearing
TODAY'S HIGH: 42 WIND: NE 3-5
TONIGHT'S LOW: 32 HUMIDITY: 70%
RAIN CHANCE: 10 % WHITE CHRISTMAS CHANCE: 4%
TODAY'S FORECAST: AM Snow shower;PM Clearing
TODAY'S HIGH: 46 WIND: WNW 5 -15
TONIGHT'S LOW: 33 HUMIDITY: 48%
RAIN CHANCE: 0 % SNOW CHANCE: 0

A few light rain/snow mix showers possible early Saturday Morning in the foothills.  No accumulation is forecast.  The mountains could see a quick inch of snow accumulation through Noon on Saturday but it should melt quick there as well as temps warm above freezing.  Any winter precipitation amounts will remain below advisory criteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAILY PLANNER FOR Saturday December 20, 2014
MORNING NOON EVENING

A few light snow/rain showers possible. No accumultion
Low 30's

Cloudy. Few light showers
Upper 30's

Partial Clearing
Low 40's
NW Burke DAILY PLANNER FOR Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
MORNING NOON EVENING

Mostly cloudy
Low 30's

Clearing
Low 40's

Mostly clear
Mid 40'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

SUNDAY DECEMBER 21ST
ALMANAC
SUNRISE 7:31
SUNSET 5:14
HIGH LOW
TODAY 40 35
NORMAL 50 30
RECORD 69
1956
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GREATER BURKE SEVEN DAY FORECAST
SAT SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI
HIGH 42 45 40 48 50 46 50
LOW 32 32 36 35 40 38 30
FORECAST
RAIN CHC. 40% 20% 60% 60% 50% 0% 0%
WEATHER DISCUSSION

Friday December 19, 2014

Issued 4:00pm


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 remain South. A weak band of moisture will move across the area Saturday Morning. Skies clear as high pressure moves in Saturday Night into the first part of Sunday. Another plume of moisture moves in Sunday Night and hangs around the area until Wednesday Morning before skies clear.



TONIGHT


Increasing clouds. Dry air lingers at surface allowing precipitation to evaporate before reaching the ground. Maybe a light shower or snow shower before sunrise. No accumulation. Low around 32.



SATURDAY


A few light showers or snow flurries possible before Noon. Partial clearing in the evening. High only around 42. Chance of precipitation is 40%. No snow accumulation



SUNDAY


Partly cloudy to start. Clouds increase in the afternoon. A few showers possible Sunday Night. High in mid 40's. Chance of rain 20%.



MONDAY


Rain likely. Cold. High around 40. Chance of rain 60%.



Tuesday


Light showers. Cloudy. High in upper 40's. Chance of rain 60%.



WEDNESDAY


Showers early then clearing. High around 50.



CHRISTMAS DAY


Partly cloudy. It will feel like Christmas. High around 46.



Christopher White

Chief Meteorologist

Burke Weather Inc.

NORTHWESTERN BURKE SEVEN DAY FORECAST
WED THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE
HIGH 46 45 46 33 42 43 36
LOW 33 31 30 31 31 26 29
FORECAST
RAIN CHC. 0% 30% 10% 90% 40% 30% 0%
WEATHER DISCUSSION

Monday December 15th, 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:


A weak cold front will move through Tuesday morning producing some showers. We will see a mix of sun and clouds through midweek. We then see a major pattern change for the entire area on Friday. Early Saturday morning we watch a potential low pressure develop in the Gulf of Mexico and move northward along the SE coast. The mountains of NW Burke, Caldwell, and McDowell will likely see some icing. The greater portions of Burke, Caldwell, and McDowell could see a period of freezing rain as well Saturday. We will continue to monitor the situation over the next few days. Sunday we clear out but cool down with highs barely making it into the upper 30's. Next week we start off calm, but yet another storm system approaches right around Christmas. The storm track will become active and the temps will be cold... only time will tell if we can get them to mix together at the right time. .



Tuesday


Morning showers. Skies begin to clear out in the afternoon hours, so we should see some peeks of sunshine. High 50.



Wednesday - Friday


Periods of clouds and sun. Slight chance of showers on Thursday and Friday. Temps will top out in the low to mid 40's...


Saturday


Coastal low will track up the SE Coast. We will have to see how much cold air filters into the area. Right now we could see some freezing rain the am hours of Saturday, changing to snow. High in the low 30's...



Scotty Powell

Meteorologist

Burke Weather Inc.

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