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Current Conditions

  • 64°
  • Clear
  • Wind: West 8 mph
  • Humidity: 26%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 28°
  • Pressure: 29.94 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 74 °
  • Low: 47 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 69 °
  • Low: 47 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Overcast
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Overcast
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 78 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 5:16 PM EDT on January 30, 2015

  • Monday

    Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the low 40s.

  • Monday Night

    Mainly clear skies. Low around 40F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 74F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear skies. Low 47F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny skies. High 69F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 47F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Overcast. High around 70F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 59F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday

    Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 78F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Cloudy with periods of rain. Thunder possible. Low near 55F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

  • Saturday

    Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 64F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low 37F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mainly sunny. High 66F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear skies with a few passing clouds. Low around 45F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    A mix of clouds and sun in the morning giving way to a few showers during the afternoon. High 67F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 52F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 75F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later at night. Low 56F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Rain showers early with mostly cloudy conditions later in the day. High 76F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with some showers late. Low around 55F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday

    Cloudy with periods of light rain. High 72F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday Night

    Cloudy with occasional light rain. Low 53F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 3:17 PM EDT on March 30, 2015


... Increased fire danger Tuesday afternoon...

Dry high pressure will be over the region on Tuesday which will
promote temperatures warming into the 60s to around 70 over most
of western North Carolina. In response... relative humidity values
are expected to fall into the lower to mid 20s for several hours.
Fine fuels will be slowly drying and fuel moisture may reach
critical values during the afternoon hours. Winds will be mostly
soutwest and increase to around 10 mph with some gusts to 20 mph
over the higher ridge tops. The combination of dry air and fuels
will heighten fire danger.



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Location: Mountain View Heliport, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: West at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:47 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: West at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET , Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 66 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: NW at 5 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 6:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 27% Wind: SW at 10.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:43 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: SW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 6:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.9 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: East at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Maiden, Maiden, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 24% Wind: NNW at 3.6 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 6:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.9 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 27% Wind: NE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 8:55 PM GST

Temperature: 64.0 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: WNW at 7.0 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 6:57 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.2 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: WSW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 62.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 63.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 61.2 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: West at 2.3 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 6:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: South at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 62.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest , Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 6:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 66 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: WNW at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Murrays Mill Road, Catawba, NC

Updated: 6:57 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.0 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.9 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: NW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 6:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 61.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lawndale, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: SW at 6.9 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Catawba, NC, Catawba, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: West at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Crouse, Crouse, NC

Updated: 6:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Marydel, Maiden, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: WSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Burkemont, Morganton, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 63.7 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: SE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 25% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Charlesmont, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:48 PM EDT

Temperature: 62.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: NNW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Dallas Cherryville Hwy., Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 6:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 25% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
254 PM EDT Monday Mar 30 2015 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will rebuild over the region today and linger through 
most of Tuesday. Another weak cold front will move over the area 
tomorrow night with high pressure quickly building again for 
Wednesday and Thursday. Yet another cold front is expected to 
approach the Carolinas by late Friday. 


&& 


Near term /through Tuesday/... 
as of 245 PM...a cold front will completely sweep east across the 
region by early this evening. In the wake of the front...a few 
diurnal cumulus will linger across the County Warning Area...primarily along the Tennessee 
border. The cumulus will dissipate quickly as the sun sets...leaving the 
region under mostly clear conditions overnight. At the surface...near 
term models indicate that the center of high pressure will build 
across the southern appalachian region...resulting in calm to light 
and variable conditions. Forecast soundings indicate that a bl 
inversion will develop across the region tonight. As the inversion 
lowers tonight...very dry air will become exposed to the mountain 
ridges...lowering late night high elevation dewpoints to around 
zero. Mountain Valley values are forecast to range around 30 degrees. Low 
temperatures should range from the middle 30s to the upper 30s across 
the I-40 corridor of the foothills and Piedmont...areas from the 
upper Savannah River valley to the clt metropolitan area range around 40. 
The combination of close dewpoint depressions...calm winds...and middle 
30s will likely yield widespread frost within the French Broad 
valley tonight. We will highlight with a frost advisory for the 
French Broad valley. Patchy frost is possible across the I-40 
corridor. 


On Tuesday...high pressure will shift over the western Atlantic as a 
cold front approaches from the west. Return flow should support high 
temperatures reaching into the u60s across the mountain valleys and low 
70s east. Dewpoints should remain mainly steady in the middle to upper 
30s. Afternoon relative humidity values are forecast to range in the middle to upper 
20s with gust winds. After coordination with ncfs we will highlight 
the NC zones from the French Broad valley east across the Piedmont 
with a Fire Danger Statement. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday night through Thursday/... 
of 230 PM EDT Monday...an upper trough and associated surface low 
will move off the East Coast Tuesday night. A trailing cold front from 
the East Coast low will move across the area Tuesday night. Some 
convection associated with the front will make a run at the NC 
mountains Tuesday evening. The 12z NAM is most aggressive in bringing 
showers/storms into the mountains. The GFS is much more muted with 
convective available potential energy quickly dwindling Tuesday evening and the ec essentially has a dry 
frontal passage. Hence...will not go overboard with probability of precipitation...and will 
keep things dry east of the moutnains with deep layer west/northwest flow 
through the column. Will maintain the low end chance to slight 
chance probability of precipitation over the NC mountains Tuesday evening. Behind the 
front...high pressure is forecast to settle over the region from the 
north producing clearing by Wednesday morning and temperatures a notch above 
climatology on Wednesday. Quiet conditions are expected to continue through Wednesday 
night as the high moves off the East Coast. 


As southerly flow kicks in on Thursday...moisture will increase 
across the area. A west to east moving short wave will act with the 
increased moisture to produce scattered showers and perhaps a few 
thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. Temperatures on Thursday will be near climatology 
with increased cloud cover and scattered precipitation. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday night through Monday/... 
at 230 PM EDT Monday...on Friday evening nearly zonal flow will be 
over the southern tier of states as weak upper ridging will be off 
the East Coast...and low amplitude troughing will extend from the 
upper Midwest to the SW USA. The upper trough moves to the Great 
Lakes and central MS River Valley by Saturday...but upper flow 
remains almost zonal over the southeast. The trough amplifies 
slightly as it crosses the southern Appalachians...then deamplifies 
as it moves off the East Coast on Sunday. By late Sunday the models 
go out of phase off each coast...resulting in differences in flow 
over the southeast. 


At the surface...a cold front will approach from the northwest on Thursday 
night and Friday...preceded by robust Gulf inflow into the southern 
Appalachians. The front crosses our area early Saturday...followed 
by dry high pressure on Sunday. By Monday the surface high moves off 
the East Coast...but high pressure remains lodged along the eastern 
Seaboard...while Gulf inflow spreads moisture up the MS...Tennessee and Ohio 
River valleys. This moisture and associated rainfall spreads east 
across our area during the day. Temperatures will run above normal 
ahead of the first front...slightly below normal behind it...then 
return to above normal ahead of the second front. 


&& 


Aviation /19z Monday through Saturday/... 
at kclt and elsewhere...at 1730z...the kgsp radar appeared to show 
the cold front entering northern Greenville/Spartanburg 
counties...moving southeast around 10 kts. In the wake of the 
front...kavl will likely maintain gusty north winds through sunset. 
To the east of the front...terminals are forecast to see winds veer 
and marginal wind gusts. Tonight...the center of dry and cool high 
pressure will settle nearly over the western Carolinas. Winds will 
likely range from calm to 4 kts by late tonight. After sunrise...the 
center of high pressure will push off the Carolina coast as another 
cold front approaches from the west. This pattern will support 
strengthening SW winds through the morning hours...with gust into 
the teens developing by late morning. 


Outlook...VFR through Wednesday. An approaching warm front and 
resultant moisture return will bring better chances for 
precipitation/restrictions across the area later in the week...perhaps 
starting Thursday morning. Eventually...a slow moving cold front 
will affect the area Friday or Saturday with more restrictions. 


Confidence table... 


19-01z 01-07z 07-13z 13-18z 
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...frost advisory from midnight tonight to 9 am EDT Tuesday for 
ncz048-053-065. 
Fire Danger Statement Tuesday afternoon for ncz033-035>037- 
048>050-053-056-057-065-068>072-082-501>510. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...jpt 
near term...Ned 
short term...lg 
long term...jat 
aviation...Ned 






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