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  [List of abbreviations used in AFD’s] 

  • WFO Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
  • WFO Columbia, SC
  • WFO Raleigh, NC
  • WFO Peachtree City, GA
  • WFO Blacksburg, VA
  • WFO Morristown, TN

Greenville-Spartanburg Forecast Product Suite:


Graphical Forecast

Quick Forecast

Digital Forecast

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Regional Forecast Products:

  • South Carolina Zone Forecasts (ZFP)
  • North Carolina Zone Forecasts (ZFP)
  • Georgia Zone Forecasts (ZFP)
  • South Carolina State & Extended Forecast (SFP)
  • North Carolina State & Extended Forecast (SFP)
  • Georgia State & Extended Forecast (SFP)

Loop of sea-level pressures and fronts through day 7

National Short Range Forecast Products:

  • Latest 12-Hour Fronts and Pressure
  • Latest 24-Hour Fronts and Pressure
  • Latest 36-Hour Fronts and Pressure
  • Latest 48-Hour Fronts and Pressure

National Extended Forecast Products:

  • Extended Day 3: Fronts and Pressure
  • Extended Day 4: Fronts and Pressure
  • Extended Day 5: Fronts and Pressure
  • 6 to 10 & 8 to 14 Day Forecast(Discussion)
  • 6 to 10 Day Forecast (Graphic)
  • 8 to 14 Day Forecast (Graphic)

National Forecast Products: Beyond 14 days

  • 30 Day Temperature and Precipitation Outlook
  • Multi-season 3-month Temperature and Precipitation Outlook

Zone Forecasts

The NWS office in Greenville-Spartanburg issues a 7 day forecast for each of 46 counties in our county warning and forecast area (abbreviated CWA or, sometimes, CWFA), which includes upstate South Carolina, western North Carolina and extreme northeast Georgia. This product is entitled “Zone Forecast Product” and issued four times daily at approximately 4 am, 10:30 am, 3:30 pm, and 10:00 pm, but more frequently during active or changeable weather. Here is a map that displays the zone codes assigned to counties across our forecast area.

Long fused watches, warnings and advisories

The NWS office in Greenville-Spartanburg issues Watches for Floods, Flash Floods and Winter Storms. We issue Warnings for Freezes & Frosts (during the growing season), High Wind, Wind Chill and Excessive Heat. We also issue advisories for Dense Fog, Winter Weather, High Wind, Wind Chill and Excessive Heat.

Short fused weather warnings

The NWS office in Greenville-Spartanburg issues short fused warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flooding and flash flooding for our CWA in Upstate South Carolina, western North Carolina, and northeast Georgia.

Area Forecast Discussion

The NWS office in Greenville-Spartanburg issues an Area Forecast Discussion (AFD) several times a day. The primary function of the AFD is to explain the technical and scientific basis for forecast decisions and accounts for coordination among adjacent field offices and national centers. This product also informs other government agencies, private sector meteorologists, the media and the public about the short and medium range forecast concerns.


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