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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

Overcast

16°C

61°F

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.09 in
Dewpoint 10°C (50°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 24 Sep 5:50 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Banner Elk NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 20 percent chance of rain before 7pm.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 11. West wind 8 to 13 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    Rain then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 11 °C

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 19. West wind 14 to 21 km/h, with gusts as high as 39 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 19 °C

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers between 9pm and midnight.  Mostly clear, with a low around 9. West northwest wind 13 to 16 km/h, with gusts as high as 39 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 9 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 16. West northwest wind 14 to 21 km/h, with gusts as high as 39 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: 16 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 6. West northwest wind 10 to 13 km/h.

    Clear

    Low: 6 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 14.

    Sunny

    High: 14 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 4.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 4 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 14.

    Sunny

    High: 14 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 4 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 20 percent chance of rain before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 11. West wind 8 to 13 km/h.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 19. West wind 14 to 21 km/h, with gusts as high as 39 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between 2.5 and 5 mm possible.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers between 9pm and midnight. Mostly clear, with a low around 9. West northwest wind 13 to 16 km/h, with gusts as high as 39 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2.5 mm, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 16. West northwest wind 14 to 21 km/h, with gusts as high as 39 km/h.
Monday Night
Clear, with a low around 6. West northwest wind 10 to 13 km/h.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 14.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 4.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 14.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 4.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 14.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 12.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 14.
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Point Forecast:
Banner Elk NC
 36.15°N 81.89°W (Elev. 1173 m)
5:24 pm EDT Sep 24, 2022
6pm EDT Sep 24, 2022-6pm EDT Oct 1, 2022
 
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