Over the past 14 days the Western Carolinas has had between 400-600% of our normal rainfall over that period. fb.me/B0NxO4KT
Get ready for weekend #2 of heavy rainfall around the Southeast. This time there is more moisture and a saturated ground in place for more widespread flooding. The combination of a cut-off low and a subtropical low over Florida combined with deep tropical moisture could really unload with some heavy rain. Here’s a quick discussion of the set-up with some select model guidance that is all pointing to the same concoction, start building an ARK!
It’s that time of year again and this is the 10th anniversary of the PGA returning to the Queen City. It’s Wells Fargo Championship week at Quail Hollow in South Charlotte. Activities run all week long with practice rounds and the Pro-AM’s starting today. The 4 rounds run from Thursday through Sunday. I have kept a climate record of all 4 rounds of the tournament since it started back in 2003. The weather history of the tournament can be found via the link below. Read more
Wells Fargo Championship, Formerly, Quail Hollow Championship and Wachovia Championship
2013 become the coldest tournament on record with an average high temperatures of 63°. The final round here in 2013 becomes the coldest round on record with high temperatures of only 57°.
March is in the books and most people could not be happier since it was the 5th coldest since 1939 in Charlotte. That’s when they moved the official observations to the airport. The average temperature for the month was 46.1° which was 5.1° below the 30 year average. If you go back to 1878 when records began in Charlotte this was the 8th coldest on record. What makes this March seem so much colder is the fact that last March we had the 2nd warmest on record. Read more
With many reports of graupel today and sometimes misidentified with snow I thought I’d share what exactly it is. It’s a form of precipitation that isn’t seen very often even though it’s present in almost every thunderstorm or thundershower. Graupel is often referred to also as a soft hail, snow grains or snow pellets. Read more
So the Vernal Equinox is Wednesday at 7:02am in the morning, This marks the astronomical start to spring in the northern Hemisphere. Meteorological Spring started on March 1st. Mother Nature though certainly has other plans. Starting Wednesday night through early next week temperatures will be getting progressively colder. Read more
Tonight is the beginning of a nice stretch of viewing opportunities for the Carolinas to see comet PanSTARSS. You will need a good clear view of the western horizon about 30-45 minutes after sunset. It will only be visible for about 15 mins so prepare your spot ahead of time. Read more
It’s pretty easy to get caught up in our early taste of Spring like weather over this past weekend and today. Even so it’s still only early March and while the grass, trees and even some flowers have already started to sprout. It’s still way too early to think about planting the garden and flowers. That is unless you want to cover them several nights a week for the next month or so. Or if you just want to replace the plants a few times from now until early mid-April.