Steve Yocom Photography 10.29.17

Southwest NC

We're more than a bit biased but we believe that SW NC has so much going on that it deserves an entire page covering our extreme weather and unique geography. Because the weather and land combined do not make a community, we also highlight our local culture, artists, and organizations that work to promote and protect our natural surroundings. 

Areas of Interest 
  • Southern Highlands Plateau
  • Major and Sub Mountain Ranges
  • Weather Extremes & Records 
  • Seasonal Weather Phenomenon
  • Local Environmental Orgs
  • Featured Artists and Work 

Last updated 2/4/2021

This page is under construction and will be updated periodically over the next two months; mid April 2021 completion date. As we create content we will publish it and instead of launching a brand new page, we are doing it this way to encourage folks to make suggestions along the way. This page is ultimately a resource for those who live, work, and play in SW NC so make it your own by letting us know what you you'd like to see!


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Local and Regional Photographers

Formed in July 2007 to simply fill in the weather data, forecasting, and storm coverage gaps that exist across SW NC.

Our first station was installed in Downtown Sylva in 2007 (red house above the Coffee Shop).

We do not have an end game. We simply wish to expand data collection, drum up enthusiasm about the unique weather

found here in SW NC, and fine tune the hyper local forecast for each community.

We are not perfect and always encourage our readers to follow and engage with other weather sources,

in particular the National Weather Service out of GSP during life threatening events. 

We're in this for long haul and do not wish to go it alone. If you'd like us to focus on a particular location,

add a specific feature to the site or perhaps would like to collaborate, reach out to us at 

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