@TrentMWeather yeah that's why I didn't even try, way too steep.
With a freeze tonight & a frost again tomorrow night across the piedmont there are a few things you can do today to help prevent damage to your garden. Temperatures tonight will drop to around 29°-30° for 2-3 hours. Tomorrow night they will drop into the mid-30s for a few hours. Tonight is the bigger threat but both could damage tender plants. Here are a few things you can do to help prevent damage.
I actually wrote this blog post originally 2 years ago before a rumored snow storm. It’s worth a redo and update even today.
People love weather there is no denying this and to appease people’s ever-increasing hunger for weather information everybody wants to offer you a forecast. In the information age that weather information is available everywhere, which in many ways is a good thing that you can get your weather information on various platforms. Read more
For most of you the fact that we had a warm March isn’t a shock, but that fact that is wasn’t number one on the list might be. March 1945 will remain the warmest on record in the Charlotte weather records which go back to 1878. It was the warmest March since the official weather station was moved from Uptown to the airport in 1939.
With the very mild winter and very warm start to spring the questions about this summer continue to pour in. The typical question or comment usually goes something like this, “if its this warm now can’t imagine what it will be like this summer”. The only problem with this train of thought is that there is no direct connection whatsoever from winter temperatures to summer temperatures.
Severe weather watches:
When widespread severe weather is possible across North Carolina, the National Weather Service will issue a watch. Watches are issued for tornadoes…severe thunderstorms and floods. A watch provides you a heads up alerting you that severe weather is expected in the near future. As storms develop…they could become life threatening and damaging. Watches are intended to raise situational awareness and allow you time to prepare.
Todays Topic is Flooding
Flood related deaths are a serious nationwide problem. Nationwide…flooding causes more fatalities than any other type of severe weather. Several factors contribute to flooding. The two main factors are the intensity of rainfall and how long rain occurs over any given location. Urbanization…topography…soil type and soil moisture also play roles in the severity of flood conditions.
Many will not forget the early morning hours of Saturday March 3rd, 2012 in the Reedy Creek neighborhood. Around 2:34am a EF-2 tornado with winds of around 135mph touched down with a path of destruction 200 yards wide and 3.2 miles long. A total of 192 homes were damaged or destroyed in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties. The completed damage survey can be found here.
With near record high temperatures today the ingredients are coming together for more severe weather Friday and Saturday. Much like the last threat the majority of the severe weather will be to our west. The potential is there for a major Tornado outbreak over Kentucky and Tennessee into the Ohio Valley Friday afternoon and evening.