Juicy Pacific Storms; Cold and Wintry Weather Pattern in the Upper Midwest

Very wet storms will impact California and some surrounding states over the next several days. Heavy rain may cause flash flooding, and mud and debris flows on burn scars. Heavy snow will impact the western mountains, with blizzards in the California mountains. Meanwhile, a series of storms will bring snow, freezing rain, and bitter cold, especially, later this weekend, to the Upper Midwest. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

Fair

27°F

-3°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed W 8 mph
Barometer 30.10 in
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill19°F (-7°C)
Last update 16 Jan 2:35 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Sugar Mountain NC

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 38 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. West northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 26 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of rain, snow, and sleet before 2pm, then a chance of rain and sleet between 2pm and 3pm, then a chance of rain after 3pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. South wind 5 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.

    Chance Wintry
    Mix

    High: 39 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Rain showers likely before 11pm, then rain and snow showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. South southwest wind 8 to 17 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: 33 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Partly
    Sunny

    High: 43 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 32 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of snow before 9am, then a chance of rain and snow between 9am and 10am, then rain likely after 10am.  Cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Rain
    Likely

    High: 45 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Rain likely before 7pm, then showers, mainly after 7pm.  Low around 26. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Showers and
    Breezy

    Low: 26 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. West northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Thursday
A chance of rain, snow, and sleet before 2pm, then a chance of rain and sleet between 2pm and 3pm, then a chance of rain after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. South wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation expected.
Thursday Night
Rain showers likely before 11pm, then rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. South southwest wind 8 to 17 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Saturday
A chance of snow before 9am, then a chance of rain and snow between 9am and 10am, then rain likely after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
Rain likely before 7pm, then showers, mainly after 7pm. Low around 26. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday
Rain and snow showers likely before 8am, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Windy.
M.L.King Day
Sunny, with a high near 24. Blustery.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 16.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
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Point Forecast:
Sugar Mountain NC
 36.1°N 81.87°W (Elev. 4341 ft)
10:39 pm EST Jan 15, 2019
2am EST Jan 16, 2019-6pm EST Jan 22, 2019
 
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