Grab your sunglasses, Ashevillians — summer officially started on Tues., June 21. The season signals the promise of warmer days + lots of sunshine, so to keep you and your wardrobe prepared, we’ve put together some of the major weather trends headed our way over the next few months.
Here’s what you can expect this summerin The Land of the Sky and beyond, based on predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.
Hot summer days in Asheville call for gorgeous sunsets and we’re here for it. | Photo by @matty.media
Think warm. Expect to see warmer-than-normal temperatures across much of the US, with the exception of the Midwest.
In Asheville, temperatures are expected to be an average of 72.3ºF through at least July. There’s a 58% chance for clear or partly cloudy skies. Usually, Asheville averages highs of 79°F in June, 81.5°F in July, and 80.9° in August.
Keep your umbrella nearby. There’s an equalchance that rain will trendnormally through July. Usually, Asheville averages 3.9 inches of rain in June, 4.2 inches in July, and 4.3 in August.
The Atlantic hurricane season began Wed., June 1, and it’s predicted to be a season with slightly above-average activity.
The chances of a drought developing is not likely through July 31.
Celebrate the summer season with these local events.
Gentle Evening Stretch w/ Becca | Tues., June 28 | 7-8 p.m. | Mount Inspiration Apparel, 444 Haywood Rd. | $5+ | Join for a gentle beginner-friendly yoga practice focused on nervous system support and guided meditations.
Bio Bottles with Mountain Makers | Wed., June 29 | 3-4 p.m. | Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sandhill Rd. | Free | Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can design and create their own mini terrariums.
Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs Live | Thurs., June 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Highland Brewing Downtown, 56 Patton Ave. | Free | This Winston Salem-based duo sings original tunes infused with the sounds of traditional folk and Americana. 🎶
Brews and Bears at the WNC Nature Center | Fri., July 8 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 75 Gashes Creek Rd. | $10-35 per person | Chill out at the Nature Center, sip a cider, beer, or wine while watching bears, otters, and wolves. 🐻*
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Mission Health — which is already working on five other WNC expansion projects — is planning to expand its Buncombe County hospital by adding 67 new acute care beds. The decision requires approval by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation, which is also considering two Florida-based and Winston-Salem-based competitors. (Asheville Citizen-Times)
Asheville School of Wine at Metro Wines has announced the launch of new wine courses + globally recognized wine credential programs for both industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. Classes start in August and include the opportunity to receive world-renowned Wine Scholar Guild’s(WSG) French Wine and Spanish Wine Scholar credentials. 🍷
Today is the last day to apply for the Craft Archive Fellowship with the Center for Craft to win a $5,000 stipend for archival research on underrepresented and non-dominant craft histories in the US. Up to six awardees will be chosen. 📜
Cowee-based author Brent Martin’s newly released book — “George Masa’s Wild Vision: A Japanese Immigrant Imagines Western North Carolina” — is both an experimental ode + reflection. The book combines Masa’s famed black-and-white photos from the 1920s-30s of the Southern Appalachians and a modern take on the region 100 years later. ⛰️ (Smoky Mountain News)
Asheville Parks & Recreation is putting onMalvern Thrills Water Fun Days at Malvern Hills Park this summer as a fun way for families and kids to beat the heat. On specified days, there will be water inflatables, water-based activities + other water-related games. The next event will be on Tues., June 28. 🌊
Marked Tree Vineyard has been nominated by the USA Today Readers’ Choice 2022 for the Top 10 Best New Wineries in the Country. The winery will compete against nineteen others. Place your vote for the top ten by noon on Mon., July 18 with the winning wineries announced on Fri., July 29. 🍷
Burial Beer Forestry Camp is throwing an Oasis Party along with Greenville-based visitors The Eighth State Brewing Co. on Wed., June 29. Speciality drinks will be available — like two new tropical-inspired collabs, plus cocktails + slushies — and DJ Grahampha Hopkins will provide a vinyl set on their rooftop. 🍸
Mountain Area Workforce Development is hosting a $19 per Hour and Beyond Job Fair on Wed., June 29 at the Virginia Boone Building, across from the Asheville Regional Airport. Over seventy local employers will be at the fair offering 2,000+ jobs that pay $19 or more. 💼
The Asheville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a virtual WomanUP workshop with a focus on building a diverse, equitable culture on Thurs., July 14. Their WomanUP initiative has run for seven years with the goal of empowering + celebrating women in business. Stay tuned for two upcoming in-person events in both August and November. (Chamber Convener)
Attention, moms, dads, grandmas, and grandpas: Did you know that a YMCA membershipincludesfree childcare (up to two hours per day) at five locations in Buncombe County? Pro tip: Today is the last day for new members to receive 50% off their first program + no joining fee. 💪 *
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Talk about a real dynamic duo.Darë Vegan Cheese + Smokees Pizza are teaming up for a pizza pop-up on Sun., July 10 from 5-8 p.m. at Darë’s new farm facility located at 12 Locust Cove Rd. in Weaverville.
Folks will be able to enjoy Smokees’ delectable wood-fired pizzas made with Darë’s cheese, and the vegan creamery will also be serving up salads, desserts + drinks. So bring along some chairs or blankets and make it a certified pizza party.
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