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FXUS62 KGSP 101442

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
942 AM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

Below normal temperatures and dry conditions will persist through
the balance of the weekend and early next week. Very cold air and
mountain snow chances will return Wednesday as another system moves
through the area before another drying trend commences.


As of 940 AM EST Sunday: Sat pix show clouds continue to diminish
across the mountains in the NW flow. The Winter Wx Advisory for
black ice will expire on time. Updates mainly for current conditions
as forecast is generally on track.

The next 24 hours should be relatively tranquil compared to what
we have been dealing with the past few days. The deep upper trof
over the east will gradually fill and lose amplitude. Another
short wave diving down into the trof will move past well to the
north late tonight. At the surface, high pressure over the deep
south will ridge in from the southwest. Sky should remain mostly
clear except for some passing mid/high cloudiness this evening
ahead of the previously mentioned upper wave. Temps will remain
well below normal.


As of 230 AM Sunday: We should see a decent rebound in temps on
Monday, as a shortwave ridge briefly flattens the upper flow atop
the region. This will be short-lived, as another potent shortwave
trough will dive southeast across the Midwest and help dig another
deep longwave trough across the eastern CONUS Tuesday. A strong vort
lobe associated with this wave will cross the southern Appalachians
during the day on Tuesday, bringing a brief shot of moisture to the
TN border. Models continue to trend a little drier and faster with
this feature, resulting in what will likely be a sub-advisory level
NW flow snow event. CHC PoPs will be carried along the TN line, with
light snow accums. The rest of the CWFA will dry and mostly clear,
except perhaps Tuesday as the upper vort passes by and allows clouds
to break containment. Strong NWLY low-level CAA will bring temps
back down about 10-15 degrees below normal for Tuesday night and
Wednesday. The combination of cold temps and windy conditions may
result in sub-zero wind chills (advisory level) in elevations above
3500 ft. Wind gusts may also reach wind advisory criteria in spots.


As of 230 AM EST Sunday: The medium range begins 00Z Thursday with
broad upper troughing over the eastern CONUS. Numerous embedded
shortwaves will round the trough Thursday...though with no impact on
sensible weather due to the lack of moisture. A clipper system will
swing through the Appalachians as the upper trough sharpens on
Friday, bringing a period of northwest flow snow to the NC/GA
mountains during the day on Friday.

By Saturday, the southeast will come under the influence of a
surface high, with drier air able to briefly work into the area and
remain in place through much of the weekend. The medium range
concludes just before another possible system arrives in our area,
though model agreement is quite poor on the timing and location of
the surface low, so pops were only slightly increased early Sunday.
Strong upper troughing will briefly flatten over the weekend,
moderating temperatures back to near/just below average through next


At KCLT and Elsewhere: VFR through the period. Wind should be light
WSW today east of the mtns owing to a lee trof, and NW over the
mtns. Could have some lingering wind gusts at KAVL first thing
this morning, but the winds have been diminishing for the last
few hours and think that trend will continue. Most places will
remain SKC for a good bit of the day, until a patch of mid/high
clouds moves through this evening. More clear sky and light winds
are expected tonight.

Outlook: Dry conditions expected at all sites into early next
week. Another NW flow snow event could take place Tuesday and
Tuesday night, with some brief restrictions possible at KAVL.

Confidence Table...

            15-21Z        21-03Z        03-09Z        09-12Z
KCLT       High  81%     High  82%     Med   68%     Low   56%
KGSP       Med   70%     Med   75%     High  83%     Med   64%
KAVL       High  94%     High  85%     Med   70%     High  87%
KHKY       High 100%     High  83%     Med   66%     High 100%
KGMU       Med   76%     High  86%     High  85%     Med   63%
KAND       Med   76%     Med   65%     High  90%     Med   61%

The percentage reflects the number of guidance members agreeing
with the scheduled TAF issuance flight rule category. Complete hourly
experimental aviation forecast consistency tables and ensemble forecasts
are available at the following link:


GA...Winter Weather Advisory until 10 AM EST this morning for
NC...Winter Weather Advisory until 10 AM EST this morning for
SC...Winter Weather Advisory until 10 AM EST this morning for


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