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Forecast Sites

Radar Loops/Maps

  • Intellicast Asheville Region Radar Loop
    This is the 6-hour loop they play on TV. The map of the southeast, centered on Asheville.
  • North Carolina State Information
    From NOAA's National Weather Service. Loads of detailed climate and weather data, records, storm alerts and the technical stuff forecasters read. All 50 states represented. They also have a 6-hour radar loop (map) for the entire U.S. To get to the state data, choose Text Messages--By State and then (oddly) pick graphical for any state.
  • National Weather Service
    Doppler radar for the conterminous United States.

Other Resources

Severe Weather Alerts

Hurricane Updates

Climate Data


Wind Zones in the United States


Resources Available from Hunter Library

Weather America : the latest detailed climatological data for over 4,000 places--with rankings - Alfred N. Garwood, ed.
Call Number: WCU REFERENCE QC983 .W385 1996
Cullowhee information is on p. 870 and includes monthly maximum and minimum temperatures, average monthly precipitation and snowfall, and heating and cooling degree days (base 65°F). Other regional places: Franklin, Highlands, Waynesville and Asheville.

Climates of the states: a practical reference containing basic climatological data of the United States. - NOAA
Call Number: WCU REFERENCE QC983 .U58 1974
Vol. 1 has older data for Cullowhee (p. 289) and also has freeze data (p. 286).

Weather and climate in North Carolina - North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service
Call Number: WCU STATE (NC) A 75 30: 375
Monthly maximum and minimum temperatures and average precipitation for Cullowhee, as well as for many other WNC sites.

Climate of North Carolina research stations - Albert V. Hardy, Charles B. Carney, and Henry V. Marshall, Jr
Call Number: WCU GENERAL QC984.N8 C25 1967
Spine is mis-titled: Weather and climate in North Carolina.
Detailed information for Waynesville (the mountain research station), includes monthly precipitation and monthly average temperatures, from 1894-1965.


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