Rain and Snow Winding Down in the West; Critical Fire Weather in the Southwest; Winter Storm in Alaska

The Atmospheric River event is beginning to wind down along the West Coast. However, lingering showers and mountain snow will remain throughout the day. In the southwest, dry conditions combined with gusty winds has led to critical fire weather concerns especially in west Texas and New Mexico. A potent system in Alaska has prompted Blizzard warnings across the Western and Northern Arctic Coast. Read More >

Current conditions at

Watauga County Hospital Heliport (KTNB)

Lat: 36.2° N Lon: 81.65° W Elev: 3146 ft.




Humidity 36%
Wind Speed SW 7 G 10 mph
Barometer 30.00 in
Dewpoint 24°F (-4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill48°F (9°C)
Last update 21 Feb 4:15 pm EST
Detailed forecast for

Watauga County

This Afternoon
Sunny. Near steady temperature in the upper 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
Thursday Night
Showers, breezy with lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Windy with highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday Night And Saturday
Mostly cloudy and windy. Lows around 30. Highs in the upper 30s.
Saturday Night And Sunday
Mostly clear and breezy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the upper 40s.
Sunday Night And Monday
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

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332 PM EST Wed Feb 21 2024

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