The 12km NAM is showing 925mb winds of 70kts in this band. It's not hard to believe the forecast of 60-80mph gusts being modeled with winds this strong so close to the surface and mixing down due to some dry air.
Center of circulation is coming across state line, right over union county looks like , east of Charlotte. Pinwheeling alot of heavy rain across western piedmont into foothills and mtns. Lot of lift going on and its wringing every drop possible out. Wind gust at 10:15 where in the 30s across state line
Center of circulation is coming across state line, right over union countu looks like , east of Charlotte. Ponwheeling alot of heavy rain across western piedmont into foothills and mtns. Lot of lift going on and its wringing every drop possible out. Wind gust at 10:15 where in the 30s across state line
They are on Fall break today and tommorow thankfully. Just hope the leaves dont get stripped. They are late and will turn quick this upcoming week now that fall weather will finally arrive. Bet the Boone mall is a swiming pool,always is during FF.
Statesville, NC gusting near TS force now. Everything is lining up quite well with the 3km and HRRR so far. Next few hours are key. Saw a report of 52mph gust in Zirconia, NC as well just south of the Hendersonville area.
Should see a pressure drop of a few mb, signifying its transitioning to EX tropical. Right?
I can see the trees moving back n forth now pretty good last half hour up by the airport. But nothing out of ordinary. And its been pouring the rain. Thinking center circulation has to get off to our east then the wind event advertised on models will come sweeping in.
Having problems trying to load the gif from TT here on mobile, but it's looking like that trailing band is already intensifying (right word?). This is gonna get ugly, I've already seen gusts over 20mph here, and the sustained has definitely picked up as well.