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Phillips Gap

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Phillips Gap , NC
ASU Dark Sky Observatory, 1 mi E of Blue Ridge Pkwy

Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 6:42AM

Chilly Thursday; Snow Returns FRI PM

Sunshine prevails today, with a few more clouds arriving PM. Temperatures will be seasonably chilly after the cold start to the day. Clouds thicken on Friday with snow showers arriving during the afternoon, with a period of steadier snow late Friday afternoon and evening. Snow showers linger into Saturday morning before skies turn clear. Accumulations will be 1-4 inches for much of the High Country, 4-6 inches for most western areas, but with a few higher peaks along the NC/TN line picking up 6 inches or more. Saturday will be the coldest day of the winter so far, complete with blowing and drifting of the fresh, powdery snow.

Thursday

Hi: 43 Lo: 29

Sunshine, then a few more afternoon clouds; Partly to mostly cloudy tonight; Light south wind
Friday

Hi: 40 Lo: 14

Cloudy; Snow showers arriving during the afternoon with a period of steadier snow during Friday late afternoon & evening; Light NW wind increasing to 10-20 mph gusting to 35 Fri. night
Saturday

Hi: 22 Lo: 13

AM snow showers, then becoming mostly clear; Very cold & windy with some blowing & drifting of snow; NW wind 15-25 mph gusting to 45, diminishing Sat. night
Sunday

Hi: 37 Lo: 23

Partly to mostly cloudy; Not as cold by afternoon
Monday

Hi: 45 Lo: 26

Mostly sunny; Seasonal temps

Further Out

Tuesday - Mostly sunny; Uneventful start to February; High in the mid 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Wednesday - Increasing cloudiness; Rain possible Wednesday night; High in the mid 40s; Low in the upper 30s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure maintains control of our weather today before rapid wintry changes occur Friday afternoon. An industrial-strength upper level disturbance will push a cold front into the mountains Friday afternoon, resulting in snow shower development. The vigorous nature of this disturbance will promote a period of steadier snow Friday evening as dramatically colder air pushes into the mountains.

This upper feature will ignite ocean low-pressure off the Eastern Seaboard that will turn into a Northeast/New England blizzard on Saturday. For us, lingering backwash snow showers on Saturday will yield to mostly clear skies, but a piece of Arctic air in this cyclone’s wake will promote the coldest day of the winter-to-date.

Fortunately, some moderation will begin as early as Sunday afternoon, although a follow-up disturbance in the northwest flow aloft will generate some additional cloudiness.

Next week looks milder with generally fair weather, at least to start the workweek. A milder Pacific weather system may bring precipitation of the liquid variety by the end of this forecast cycle.

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