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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Heavy Weather Coming into WNC Mountains




I'm off to see what I can see as this system comes through. And as always, please refer to the National Weather Service for official weather information.


And on the heels of this system, we will be under a Fire Weather Watch, so no burning debris!!!

From the NWS:

FIRE WEATHER WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1217 PM EST WED FEB 11 2009

NCZ033-035>037-048>053-056>059-062>065-068>072-082-501>510-120130-
/O.NEW.KGSP.FW.A.0003.090212T1600Z-090212T2300Z/
AVERY-ALEXANDER-IREDELL-DAVIE-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-
HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-CATAWBA-ROWAN-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-
SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN-GASTON-
MECKLENBURG-CABARRUS-UNION NC-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-GREATER CALDWELL-
BURKE MOUNTAINS-GREATER BURKE-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN MCDOWELL-
RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-GREATER RUTHERFORD-POLK MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN POLK-
1217 PM EST WED FEB 11 2009

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL TO BETWEEN 20 AND 25 PERCENT OVER
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
GUST UP TO 25 TO 30 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS AS WELL. ONE
AND TEN HOUR FUEL MOISTURES ARE REPORTED TO BE UNDER 10 PERCENT IN
THIS AREA.

AREAS THAT SEE MORE THAN A QUARTER INCH OF RAIN OVERNIGHT PROBABLY
WILL NOT NEED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR TOMORROW...WHILE THOSE THAT
SEE LESS WILL. THEREFORE...THE DISTRIBUTION OF RAINFALL OVER THE
NEXT 12 HOURS WILL DETERMINE WHERE THE WATCH IS UPGRADED TO A
WARNING TOMORROW.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.
 
**4.10pm** Now the western counties are under a 
Severe Thunderstorm Watch:


SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 19
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
405 PM EST WED FEB 11 2009

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 19 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EST
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

NCC011-021-075-087-089-099-111-113-115-121-149-161-173-175-199-
120300-
/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0019.090211T2105Z-090212T0300Z/

NC
. NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

AVERY BUNCOMBE GRAHAM
HAYWOOD HENDERSON JACKSON
MACON MADISON MCDOWELL
MITCHELL POLK RUTHERFORD
SWAIN TRANSYLVANIA YANCEY
$$

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