The founder of Ray’s Weather Center speaks about the local forecast service’s growth over the years, how meteorologists handle the area’s tricky topography and what weather sayings carry a grain of truth.
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Flurry of activity
Single release: “Weather” by SIYAH and P.T.P
The track is a collaboration with fellow Asheville-based MC P.T.P.
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Signs that it is too hot in Asheville
ArtSpace Charter School rises above the flood
After an abnormally wet fall and weeks of unrelenting rain, an embankment abutting the ArtSpace Charter School gave way on Dec. 29.
Governor declares state of emergency ahead of winter storm
The National Weather Service warns of a “major winter storm, expected tonight through Saturday,” in effect from 7 p.m. this evening, Thursday, Jan. 21, through 7 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23.
Rainy Wednesday, clearing on New Year’s Eve
As you make your resolutions or set your intentions for the coming year, plan for rain off and on throughout Wednesday, Dec. 30, with the possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Except for possible isolated storms, the new rainfall totals won’t amount to much during the day and overnight — less than 1/2 an inch is forecast before tomorrow morning.
Flash flood watch in effect on Christmas Eve
Will you allow today’s rivers of rain to turn your holiday cheer to drear? We hope not, because the forecast is for wet, wet and more wet all day Christmas Eve and into Dec. 25. At 10:30 a.m. the National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch, advising that some locations in the southern North Carolina […]
Heavy rain to cause flood watch in WNC over next two days
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for 18 Western North Carolina counties, beginning Tuesday afternoon and lasting until Wednesday evening.
WNC under freeze watch over the weekend
Cover your crops and bring your potted plants inside: It’s about to get chilly in Western North Carolina.
Governor declares state of emergency in anticipation of storm
According to the National Weather Service, “Heavy rain will overspread the Western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia on Friday and continue off and on through the weekend as an upper low remains nearly stationary over the Southeast states and Hurricane Joaquin moves North near the Carolina Coast.”
Flash flood watch issued in Western North Carolina
According to the National Weather Service, “Rainfall rates … could be enough to produce flash flooding, especially in locations near the Blue Ridge escarpment that have seen heavy rainfall since last week.”
Parts of NC experiencing drought, abnormally dry conditions
It may be drizzling today, but the unusual lack of rainfall has pushed the state into drought for the first time in more than two years, says the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
WNC under tornado watch until 8 p.m.
Twenty-six North Carolina counties are under a tornado watch today, Monday, April 20, expiring later this evening. The area is also due for some hazardous weather, with potential “severe thunderstorms” toward the evening hours.
Shepherd addresses Asheville’s American Meteorological Society
Given the title of the talk — Zombies, Sports, and Cola: What does it mean for Communicating Weather and Climate? — Shepherd had quite a bit of explaining to do. Remarkably, however, the former NASA scientist managed to demonstrate, with these seemingly disparate subjects, how a significant portion of the public (mis)understands meteorology — and how the problem may be solved.
Brace for snow, WNC — up to 8 inches of it
Don’t put away your coats just yet, Western North Carolina. The National Weather Service has once again issued a winter storm warning and a hazardous weather outlook for our region — predicting up to 5 inches of snow in Greater Asheville and up to 8 inches to our west and south.
Zombies in the forecast? Former NASA scientist Marshall Shepherd at UNCA Feb. 23
What do zombies, sports and cola have to do with the weather? On Monday, Feb. 23, Dr. Marshall Shepherd — the director for the program in atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia — intends to tackle that question in a presentation titled “Zombies, Sports, and Cola: What does it mean for Communicating Weather and Climate?” The […]