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Current Conditions

  • 56°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 44%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 34°
  • Pressure: 30.11 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on April 24, 2014

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 75F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SW in the afternoon.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 81F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 77F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 68F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 20% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.6 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: ENE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 11:53 AM GST

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: SE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.1 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: ESE at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 57.4 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: SSW at 5.4 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 57.6 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: NE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 2 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: ESE at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 9:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 52.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: SE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.6 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 10:01 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: SE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 9:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 53 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: SE at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 10:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: SE at 2.5 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
636 am EDT Thursday Apr 24 2014 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will move off the eastern Seaboard today through 
tonight as a cold front and upper level disturbance approach from 
the west. The cold front will cross the area on Friday...with dry 
high pressure returning through the weekend. A wet and possibly 
stormy pattern will set up Monday through Wednesday. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 630 am...forecast is on track. Only made changes to the aviation 
grids for the 12z tafs. 


As of 300 am...dry high pressure will slide east of the area 
today...allowing flow to turn out of the south today. Meanwhile...a 
fast-moving trough and associated low pressure system will cross the middle 
MS valley...then enter the tenn valley tonight. Models in good 
agreement on another sunny day with above normal temperatures. There will 
be some recovery of dewpoints and lighter winds...so not expecting as 
high of fire danger as yesterday. 


High res models generally agree that organized convection associated 
with the approaching cold front will make a run a the NC mountains 
overnight. The storms look to take on a linear Mode...but lose steam 
as they cross eastern tenn during the wee morning hours. The day 1 
convective outlook from Storm Prediction Center does show a slight risk to our west...with 
general thunder risk from central Tennessee to the NC mountains I will keep 
some probability of precipitation creeping into the western zones late tonight...with the expected 
arrival of at least weakened showers to the smokies before daybreak 
Friday. Otherwise...expect an increase in clouds...and temperatures only 
dropping into the 50s most places. 


&& 


Short term /Friday through Sunday/... 
as of 300 am EDT Thursday...a deamplifying but coherent middle level 
shortwave trough will move quickly east through the western Carolinas on 
Friday. Decaying convection may be in place across the mountains as the 
period begins Friday morning...but additional shower and thunderstorm 
development is likely across the foothills and Piedmont through middle 
afternoon prior to frontal passage. The best instability should line up over 
southeast Piedmont sections Friday afternoon...with 0 to 3 km bulk shear values 
around 30 knots. This might be just enough for thunderstorm 
organization...but probably not enough for a significant severe weather 
threat. Scattered showers may linger across the western mountains into early 
Friday evening in brief moist upslope flow. 


Upper level ridging will then build over the eastern Continental U.S. And 
strengthen through the weekend. There seems to be slightly better 
consensus on an approaching back door cold front stalling north of the 
region over Virginia through Sunday. Despite the weak frontal passage on Friday...maxes 
will be higher Sat and Sunday in better insolation. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Wednesday/... 
as of 300 am EDT Thursday...a deep low pressure system over the Central 
Plains by the end of the weekend will gradually fill as it wobbles 
eastward toward the Midwest Monday through Wednesday. The downstream ridge axis 
will move to the eastern Seaboard Sunday night...with heights falling 
through the remainder of the long term period. Gradually building SW 
flow and bands of moisture and lift ejecting eastward from the deep 
vortex will be hard to time through the period. The best moisture 
and upper support should lean toward the Tuesday through Wednesday period as a 
better upper jet structure east of the closed system will likely be 
in place near the Appalachians. Periods of heavy rain will be 
possible at some point...probably Tuesday or Wednesday...but that timing 
cannot be pinned down yet. Expect slightly above normal temperatures on 
Monday...near climatology Tuesday...and lower than normal maxes by Wednesday. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Thursday through Monday/... 
kclt and elsewhere...VFR conditions today and into this evening...as 
dry high pressure slides east across the area. The winds will veer from NE 
to southeast around midday or early afternoon. Winds should remain fairly 
light...generally under 10 kts. Other than occasional filaments of 
cirrus...it should be sky clear through this afternoon. Then clouds will increase in 
coverage and thickness early this evening through the overnight...as a 
cold front approaches from the west. Model guidance seems to agree 
on MVFR stratus developing within increasing southwesterly low level flow ahead of 
the front before daybreak Friday. A band of showers and decaying thunderstorms 
is prognosticated to cross the tenn valley overnight...and enter the NC 
mountains before 12z. Confidence on any precipitation at kavl before end of taf 
period too low to add to the taf for now. 


Outlook...a cold front with potential for showers/thunderstorms is expected 
to cross the region Friday. Then dry high pressure returns Saturday through 
Sunday. Increased moisture returns to the region early next week. 


Confidence table... 


10-16z 16-22z 22-04z 04-10z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 94% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 98% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 100% high 95% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 100% high 98% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% high 98% 
kand high 100% high 100% high 100% high 89% 


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...hg 
near term...Arkansas 
short term...hg 
long term...hg 
aviation...Arkansas 












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