No Sign of Normal Winter Pattern Just Yet

37° this morning at Ski Beech, Sugar 29°, Boone and Blowing Rock are at 20°.  By now you guys know what that means – temperature inversion.

We’re entering a week ahead that is historically has been VERY COLD and SNOWY.  Record low temps in the minus 4 to minus 16° have been recorded in years past during the historical week ahead and snow…how about every day ahead for the next week has shown 5”, 6”, 7”, and up to 8.5” of snow.

The records for this date were:

69° record high set back in 1950
-11° record low set back in 1987
5” of snow – record set back in 1977

We won’t see any records broken today as temps will be about 5-7° warmer than normal today.

Here’s the details:

Friday…Mostly sunny this morning…Then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds around 5 mph. Low overnight should be around 24°

Saturday…Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds around 5 mph. Low overnight should be around 34°

Sunday…Cloudy with rain showers likely in the morning…Then partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Low overnight should be around 38°

Monday…Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s. Low overnight should be around 30°

Tuesday…Partly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the morning. Breezy with highs in the mid 30s or so. Chance of snow 30 percent. Low overnight should be around 23°

Wednesday…Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Thursday…Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Highs in the lower 50s.

Until Next Time!

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