As we woke up this week to the vernal equinox and the first full, official day of spring, many across Western North Carolina are dealing with an early spring that seems to have gone haywire.
For many of us in the mountains, it seems that spring has sprung almost overnight as trees are flowering, birds are singing and allergies have hit full force (cough, cough). Another sure sign of spring: Scattered thunderstorms that pop up in the heat of the sun.
You know once you finally realize the grass is not going to mow its self, get the mower to start, start pushing through the tall grass and onions — yeah, it was that kind of day.
As we say goodbye to February and hello to the coming spring — you’ll notice how changes to our environment seem to happen very quickly this time of year.
Many of us woke up Thursday morning to widespread fog across the French Broad River Valley, thanks to rains overnight that caused the layer of air at ground-level to become saturated – producing a cloud on the ground – or fog. Big changes are on the way with a strong cold front bringing an end to the mild weather on Friday.
Locus and UNCA’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center signed a letter of cooperation to establish a working relationship that will leverage both organizations’ resources in applied research, web development activities, cloud computing, and science delivery collaborations.
Snowflakes were flying earlier this week, as Valentine’s Day started off white at the higher elevations.
Snowflakes were flying earlier this week, as Valentine’s Day started off white at the higher elevations. This image of Max Patch in western Madison County shows the short-lived snow. So – what has happened to this winter? Why has it been so different than the last two years?
It’s a frigid, snowy day in Asheville, and the Twitterverse is alive with weather related information, from road conditions to cancellations and more. Photo by Zen Sutherland.
As we head into February, Western North Carolina continues to see plentiful rain as a steady stream of weather systems spread rainfall across the southern plains and into our area.
From the first full image of our planet shot by Apollo astronauts to the latest full disk image produced by NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite — we continue to marvel at the beauty of our unique planet as we gather critical data about its weather and climate.
The above image was taken today, Jan. 5, at about 11 a.m. by the Terra satellite, part of NASA’s Earth Observing System. It shows a bit of snow in the high elevations outside of town, and clear skies for viewing the International Space Station, which will be visible over the region at 6:33 p.m.
Winter’s here as temperatures have dropped and snow is falling over the Asheville area. Follow live Twitter updates on the situation here.
The solstice occurs in Asheville at 12:30 a.m. tomorrow morning, Dec. 22, marking the beginning of winter. At that moment, the Earth’s axis will tilt the Northern Hemisphere at its largest angle away from the sun, according to Pamela McCown, coordinator at the A-B Tech Institute for Climate Education.
With asbestos abatement completed, a Buncombe County contractor began demolishing the former CTS of Asheville plant in south Asheville earlier this month. But while neighbors of the derelict structure have applauded the move as a long-overdue first step in cleaning up the contaminated site, resident Tate MacQueen, who’s played a key role in efforts to […]
A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Western North Carolina mountains today, Dec. 7, beginning at 4 p.m. Last night, NOAA meteorologist Tom Ross presented a look at the long-range winter forecast for WNC: Ashevillians may enjoy (or complain about) plenty of snow again this winter.
Nine up-and-coming weathercasters, demonstrating their skills learned in UNCA’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences 328 Broadcast Meteorology class.
Weather Channel junkies, you are not alone. People have been obsessed with weather — and recording weather observations — for quite some time. Retro outfits and mod hairdos are no longer on view, but the Asheville-based National Climate Data Center celebrated its 60th birthday last week, and the center wants folks to know about the fascinating weather and climate information it has collected over the years.
The sweltering weekend heat is only going to get worse today, as temperatures in Asheville are expected to hit 91 degrees, just shy of the 92 degree record set back in 1993, according to accuweather.com. As usual for this time of year, there’s around a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
Video and Twitter coverage of the sudden storm that struck Buncombe County this afternoon that downed trees, knocked power and destroyed tent-booth installations at downtown’s Art in the Park event.
A look at what’s been making headlines.
A look at what’s been making headlines.