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Current Conditions

  • 36°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW 9 mph
  • Humidity: 57%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 22°
  • Pressure: 30.24 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 29

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Chance Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance Rain

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 4:00 PM EST on November 27, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 48F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 63F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 64F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 41F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 46F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 9:11 PM EST on November 27, 2014


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 24
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... Skywarn
spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available
on our home Page at weather.Gov/gsp

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

North Carolina

... Avery County...
   E Flat Springs 3.0 700 PM 11/27 trained spotter

... Buncombe County...
   4 SW Leicester 2.5 1130 am 11/27 public

... Haywood County...
   6 WSW Luck 5.0 1227 PM 11/27 trained spotter
   2 NW Waynesville 3.0 919 am 11/27 broadcast media
   5 SW Cove Creek 3.0 948 am 11/27 public

... Mitchell County...
   1 E Buladean 2.5 951 am 11/27 public


**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Georgia

... Franklin County...
   Carnesville T 927 am 11/27 co-op observer

North Carolina

... Alexander County...
   Taylorsville coop 0.1 927 am 11/27 co-op observer

... Avery County...
   beech mtn 3.0 735 am 11/27 co-op observer
   1 E Flat Springs 2.2 720 am 11/27 co-op observer
   Banner Elk coop 1.0 645 am 11/27 co-op observer
   1 W Plumtree 0.3 700 am 11/27 cocorahs
   1 SW Linville Falls 0.2 700 am 11/27 cocorahs

... Buncombe County...
   6 E Weaverville 0.7 700 am 11/27 cocorahs
   1 NE Montreat 0.3 800 am 11/27 cocorahs
   Barnardsville 2 se 0.2 927 am 11/27 co-op observer
   4 N Weaverville 0.1 700 am 11/27 cocorahs
   2 se Black Mountain 0.1 700 am 11/27 cocorahs

... Graham County...
   Stecoah T 741 am 11/27 co-op observer

... Haywood County...
   4 ENE Canton 4.0 700 am 11/27 cocorahs
   3 ENE Maggie Valley 3.0 700 am 11/27 cocorahs
   2 ENE Maggie Valley 2.8 700 am 11/27 cocorahs
   2 se Waynesville 0.8 730 am 11/27 cocorahs
   1 ENE Waynesville 0.3 740 am 11/27 cocorahs
   8 SSE Canton 0.2 700 am 11/27 cocorahs
   11 S Canton 0.2 800 am 11/27 cocorahs

... Jackson County...
   4 E Tuckasegee 0.6 800 am 11/27 cocorahs

... Madison County...
   8 SSW Hot Springs 3.0 900 am 11/27 cocorahs
   14 NNW Marshall 1.0 800 am 11/27 cocorahs
   Hot Springs 1.0 730 am 11/27 co-op observer
   1 NE Marshall T 730 am 11/27 co-op observer

... Mitchell County...
   7 SW Spruce Pine 2.0 900 am 11/27 cocorahs
   3 se Bakersville 0.5 800 am 11/27 cocorahs

... Swain County...
   oconaluftee 0.5 927 am 11/27 co-op observer
   Bryson City coop T 835 am 11/27 co-op observer

... Transylvania County...
   Lake Toxaway 2 SW 0.3 927 am 11/27 co-op observer

... Yancey County...
   Mt Mitchell dcp/coop 7.0 850 am 11/27 co-op observer
   6 SSW Burnsville 2.0 1100 am 11/27 cocorahs
   7 SSW Burnsville 1.5 830 am 11/27 cocorahs
   7 W Burnsville 1.2 900 am 11/27 cocorahs
   5 N Burnsville 1.0 700 am 11/27 cocorahs



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Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:38 PM EST

Temperature: 34.3 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: West at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 34.3 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: NW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 9:35 PM EST

Temperature: 35.2 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: WNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 35.0 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 35.1 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:33 PM EST

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: WNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Cambridge Place Townhomes-Thornburg Drive, Conover, Conover, NC

Updated: 9:30 PM EST

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: ESE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 12:40 AM GST

Temperature: 35.0 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: NNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 23.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: NW at 4.6 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 35.8 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: West at 1.3 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: North at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 33.3 °F Dew Point: -17 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: SSE at 1.9 mph Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Howard's Creek-Shoal Rd, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 9:30 PM EST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: NW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 9:39 PM EST

Temperature: 34.8 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest V55A Taylorsville NC US USARRAY, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 9:00 PM EST

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: NW at 4 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 34.6 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 9:41 PM EST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: WSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Lawndale, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 35.8 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Catawba, NC, Catawba, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: WNW at 4.6 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: S. Central Lincoln Co near High Shoals, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 33.6 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: WSW at 9.9 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 34.3 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: West at 3.4 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:42 PM EST

Temperature: 33.1 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 35.1 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: NW at 1.2 mph Pressure: 29.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: NE Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EST

Temperature: 34.3 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: North at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Dallas Cherryville Hwy., Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 37.6 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: North at 9.8 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Forest Hills, Denver, NC

Updated: 9:10 PM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS TAYLORSVILLE (LENOIR) NC US, Hiddenite, NC

Updated: 9:04 PM EST

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: WNW at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 9:31 PM EST

Temperature: 35.1 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: North at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 35.3 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 9:43 PM EST

Temperature: 35.8 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
647 PM EST Thursday Nov 27 2014 


Synopsis... 
dry high pressure will build across the region today and linger 
through the weekend. A cold front is expected to approach the 
forecast area from the north early next week. 


&& 


Near term /through Friday/... 
as of 630 PM...the forecast continues to be in good shape with little to 
suggest any middle-course corrections. Still extensive low cloudiness 
on the Tennessee side of the mountains...being forced upslope by a northwest wind. Some 
of the clouds will continue to run up and over the mountains through the 
evening. Radar imagery suggests that measureable precipitation will be 
confined to areas closer to the Tennessee border...so a minor change was 
made to push the chance pop back closer to the border. 


Previous discussion... 


As of 205 PM...lingering light snow showers across the mountains will 
slowly diminish this evening and dissipate by daybreak. No 
significant additional accumulations are expected. Clouds will 
linger across the mountains through most of the night before dissipating 
around daybreak. Gusty northwesterly winds will follow a similar pattern. 
Outside of the mountains...clouds and gusty northwesterly winds will dissipate 
this evening. Lows tonight will be around 10 degrees below normal. 


Friday...heights begin to rise as the upper trough axis over the area 
moves east. At the surface...high pressure builds into the area as the 
edge of a weak warm front brushes by to the northwest. Expect quite a bit 
of middle and high clouds to move in which will limit some of the 
insolation and counteract the slowly increasing thicknesses. Northerly 
winds to start the day will become light and variable or turn light 
southerly through the afternoon. Highs will be 10 to 15 degrees below normal. 


&& 


Short term /Friday night through Sunday/... 
as of 130 PM EST Thursday...the short range period initializes 
Friday evening amidst increasingly zonal flow aloft as longwave 
upper trough ejects over the western Atlantic. At the surface...high 
pressure will reposition itself along the southeast coastline 
leading to light...yet increasing southerly warm air advection. A weak impulse 
sliding through the mean upper flow will migrate southeast through 
the Ohio Valley into the central/southern Apps overnight into Saturday 
morning. Moisture profiles remain dry enough in the low/middle levels 
to prohibit any significant impacts as a result of this passing 
wave. Thus forecast features only temporary increases in middle/high level 
cloudiness with skies scattered out by midday Saturday. 


Through the remainder of the period...broad scale low level flow 
will continue to be influenced by above mentioned Southeast Ridge 
and low pressure sliding out of the central rockies. In 
response...upglide regime will expand northward ahead of approaching 
cold front through the lower Mississippi River valley before sliding 
east into the Tennessee Valley. Low level cloudiness will increase from the 
southwest on Saturday afternoon/evening as region of enhanced lift 
moves over the mountains of northeast Georgia and southwest NC. Expecting 
additional low level cloudiness to spread through much of the forecast 
area on Sunday with probability of precipitation gradually ramping up to slight chance 
levels by evening for portions of the Southwest Mountains as the above 
mentioned surface low/front slide slowly eastward. Temperatures will 
gradually moderate to above normal levels through the period as warm air advection 
pattern prevails. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
as of 245 PM EST Thursday...latest global models are in good 
agreement with regard to the overall synoptic pattern Sun night through 
Tuesday...but begin to diverge considerably by Wednesday. Hence...a blend of 
the 12z GFS/European model (ecmwf) was preferred for the afternoon medium range forecast 
update. 


Upper pattern...a weak upper ridge axis will be pushed off the 
Atlantic coast by Sun night with southwesterly flow aloft setting up by Monday 
as a positively tilted upper trough quickly approaches from the 
west. The trough axis is prognosticated to cross the region Monday night into 
early Tuesday...followed by westerly flow aloft Tuesday and Tuesday night. The 
GFS keeps nearly zonal flow aloft through Friday while the European model (ecmwf) brings 
another upper trough to the eastern Continental U.S. Wednesday and Thursday. 


At the surface...high pressure centered over the western Atlantic 
will continue to ridge westward into the forecast area Sun night 
through Monday...leading to dry conditions with warmer temperatures. 
Meanwhile...a NE to SW oriented cold front will slowly approach the 
Appalachians from the northwest through Monday as a cold Canadian high 
pressure centered over the Great Plains expands eastward. The front 
is forecast to reach our mountains zones by Monday night and slips through 
the region through Tuesday morning as a back door cold front in 
response to the high pressure migrating east across the Great Lakes 
region and into the Ohio Valley. As the high settles over the 
northeast states...a cad will set up over the region by Tuesday. 
However...the European model (ecmwf) breaks down the cad by Tuesday night in light of 
another cold front pushing through the region Wednesday while the GFS 
keeps the cad through day 7. Due to the uncertainty...probability of precipitation remain on 
the low side Monday through Wednesday...featuring 20/30 probability of precipitation across much of the 
County Warning Area. Temperatures on Monday will be around 5-7 degrees above normal...with 
near normal range Tuesday through Thursday. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Friday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...VFR through the period. Still some lingering high based 
stratocu ceilings around the western Piedmont at issuance time...along 
with an occasionally gusty northwest wind. Will account for this with the 
initial forecast period but scatter out the clouds and diminish the 
gusts no later than 02z. In reality this could happen well before 
01z. Wind should become light northwest or north toward daybreak as the center 
of high pressure settles in. The guidance suggests the high center 
will drift east enough to allow the wind direction to come around to SW 
in the afternoon Friday...although the speed should be under 5kt. 


Elsewhere...similar to kclt east of the mountains kavl is still a special 
case as moisture blows up the Fr broad valley. Ceiling is currently 
at the bottom end of VFR and think this will prevail...but boundary 
layer cooling may allow the ceiling to drop down into the MVFR 
category through the early morning hours. Included a tempo for that 
possibility. Think by 06z the low clouds will start to scatter out 
and gustiness to the wind will start to abate. Even kavl becomes 
mostly clear by daybreak with light wind as the high center reaches 
the mountains 


Outlook...dry high pressure will set up over the area through the 
weekend. A cold front will approach from the northwest early next 
week. 


Confidence table... 


23-05z 05-11z 11-17z 17-18z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 


The percentage reflects the number of guidance members agreeing 
with the scheduled taf issuance flight rule category. Complete hourly 
experimental aviation forecast consistency tables and ensemble forecasts 
are available at the following link: (must be lower case) 


Www.Weather.Gov/gsp/aviation_tables 


&& 


Gsp watches/warnings/advisories... 
Georgia...none. 
NC...none. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...sbk 
near term...PM/rwh 
short term...cdg 
long term...joh 
aviation...PM 



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