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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2°NLon: 81.65°WElev: 3146ft.

Fair

56°F

13°C

Humidity 83%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.09 in
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 24 Sep 7:30 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Banner Elk NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 52 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 67. West wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 67 °F

  • 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 48. West northwest wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 48 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 61. West northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 61 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 42. West northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 42 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 57.

    Sunny

    High: 57 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 40 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 57.

    Sunny

    High: 57 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 39 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. West wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
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 48. West northwest wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 61. West northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Monday Night
Clear, with a low around 42. West northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 57.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 57.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 54.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
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Point Forecast:
Banner Elk NC
 36.15°N 81.89°W (Elev. 3848 ft)
5:24 pm EDT Sep 24, 2022
7pm EDT Sep 24, 2022-6pm EDT Oct 1, 2022
 
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