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Current Conditions

  • 81°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: SSW 12 mph
  • Humidity: 52%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 62°
  • Pressure: 29.96 in. -
  • Heat Index: 82

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 89 °
  • Low: 65 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 92 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 92 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 5:52 PM EDT on July 5, 2015

  • Tonight

    Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms early...then mostly cloudy with scattered showers after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Monday

    Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

  • Wednesday and Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Thursday

    Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Friday

    Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows around 70.

  • Saturday

    Mostly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning... then partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Sunday

    Mostly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning... then partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

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Location: Mountain View Heliport, Hickory, NC

Updated: 4:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 91.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: SW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 81 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: WSW at 3 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 7:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: SW at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.6 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.0 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 7:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.3 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: SSW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.8 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: SSE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 7:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.3 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: West at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 9:10 PM GST

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: SSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 28.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 7:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: WNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.4 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.9 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: ESE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.9 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: NW at 3.4 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: SW at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 6:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 77 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 7:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: SouthBridge, Claremont, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: SE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 28.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Murrays Mill Road, Catawba, NC

Updated: 7:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.4 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.5 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Crouse, Crouse, NC

Updated: 7:03 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Marydel, Maiden, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SSE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.5 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: NNW at 2.5 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Burkemont, Morganton, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.2 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: SSW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 7:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: South at 1.2 mph Pressure: 28.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
436 PM EDT sun Jul 5 2015 


Synopsis... 
an upper level low pressure system will cross the central 
Appalachians tonight...with slight drying arriving from the west for 
Monday. Low level moisture will remain through the week...with a 
return to a more normal period of scattered afternoon and evening 
thunderstorms each day of the week. A cold front will approach from 
the northwest toward next weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through Monday/... 
as of 430 PM...three areas of precipitation moving across the forecast area. 
The largest was a broken area of shower/thunderstorms and rain activity over the NC 
Piedmont. Will raise precipitation probability to likely mainly along and east 
of I-77 for the next few hours. The next was a linear band of 
showers moving over the upstate. Will raise to likely mainly along 
the I-26 corridor for the next few hours. Scattered showers were 
developing in the cooler air aloft closer to the upper low over the 
mountains as well. Temperatures will be updated to acct for areas of rain cooled 
air. Otherwise...no changes. Does not look like the Flood Watch will 
work out. 


Previous discussion... 


As of 215 PM EDT...satellite imagery and the latest rap analysis 
show the closed 500 mb low center over eastern Kentucky this afternoon. 
Vorticity maxima rounding this system are moving across the southern 
Appalachians and providing some triggering for rain showers/thunderstorms and rain this 
afternoon. The upper low will slowly fill and lift NE tonight...with 
the associated trough axis moving eastward into the central 
Appalachians. Despite the approaching upper trough...850 to 500 mb 
lapse rates are a rather modest 5 to 6 degree c/km. However...SBCAPE 
values have bubbled up to 1500 to 2000 j/kg along the northern tier and 
over the eastern Piedmont...so at least scattered thunderstorms should 
form among the more numerous showers given the improving upper 
support. Residual showers may linger along the western mountains in low 
level westerly upslope flow overnight...even after any DPVA aloft 
has passed. The current flash Flood Advisory will remain in place through 00z. The 
northern mountains and foothills could see periods of heavy rain 
this aftn/evening...but not enough to warrant expansion/extension of 
the watch. 


The upper trough will move slowly east on Monday...with more of the 
forecast area getting into an negative vorticity advection region through the day. With less 
clouds and more heating...convection may develop eastward off the 
Blue Ridge Monday afternoon...especially with low level convergence 
forming along the eastern slopes and in a Lee trough. Lapse rates 
steepen a bit Monday afternoon...but warm air aloft in profiles 
should limit cape somewhat. 850 to 500 mb lapse rates should still 
manage to reach 6.5 degree c/km...and with middle level dry air wrapping 
in...a general thunderstorm threat with locally gusty winds should arise. 
Temperatures will warm back close to climatology. 


&& 


Short term /Monday night through Wednesday/... 
at 230 PM EDT Sunday...on Monday evening a filling upper low and 
associated vorticity lobe will be lifting NE across the central 
Appalachians and away from our area. Nearly zonal flow will be over 
the southern tier of states...with an elongated shortwave moving 
into the of and middle MS river valleys. By Tuesday night an upper 
ridge over the western Atlantic builds west over the southeastern 
states. This results in Ohio Valley shortwave energy being channeled 
eastward toward Chesapeake Bay through Wednesday...and remaining 
north of our area. 


At the surface...moisture associated with the upper low will be over 
the middle Atlantic region Monday evening...with slightly drier air 
working into our area in wake of the upper low. This relative lull 
in moisture last through Tuesday night...followed by a substantial 
moisture increase from the north on Wednesday...south of weakening 
and decelerating cold front in the Ohio River valley. 


Although a relative drying trend is expected early on...enough 
moisture and instability will remain for primarily diurnally driven 
convection on Monday evening and Tuesday. With increasing moisture in 
NC on Wednesday...precipitation coverage should be more widespread 
there...but instability may be more limited due to cloud cover 
limiting heating. Temperatures will run near normal...except along 
Interstate 40 on Wednesday...where cloud cover will limit daytime 
heating. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday night through Sunday/... 
at 230 PM EDT Sunday...on Thursday an upper ridge will extend from 
the western Atlantic to Texas...with zonal flow to the north from The 
Rockies to ME. The GFS strengthens the ridge over the eastern USA 
into the weekend...while the European model (ecmwf) retrogrades it to the southern 
rockies...allowing form some shallow troughing over the east. 


At the surface...high pressure will be centered over the southern 
Appalachians on Thursday...with Lee troughing over the Piedmont... 
and a stationary front from the Ohio River valley to the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia 
peninsula. This pattern persist through next Sunday. Moisture to the 
south of the boundary will be greater over NC than SC and Georgia. The 
models shows modest instability...but generally very light steering 
flow...suggesting heavy rainfall where lift can be generated. 
Temperatures will trend upward to above normal as heights rise aloft. 


&& 


Aviation /21z Sunday through Friday/... 
at kclt...instability continues to steadily build over the Piedmont 
this afternoon ahead of approaching upper vorticity lobe energy from the 
trough west of the mountains the hrrr has convection crossing the airfield 
circa 19z to 20z...but it initialized poorly in upstream areas...so 
will confine precipitation mention to rain showers at present. Showers will 
diminish this evening. There will be a chance of low stratus again 
Monday morning even though this is not depicted on the models/MOS. 
Expect SW flow through the period...mainly 10 to 15 knots with a few 
low end gusts this afternoon...then lighter the rest of the period. 


Elsewhere...shower coverage will fill in across the mountain and foothill 
sites through the late afternoon hours as the better upper vorticity lobe 
support arrives. Thunderstorms and rain chances will be best from kavl to khky...but 
cannot rule out a thunderstorms in the vicinity at the upstate sites since instability has 
slowly rebounded after the morning clouds scattered. Anticipate SW 
flow with low end gusts this afternoon...becoming light tonight...and 
turning more northwest at kavl behind the passing trough. Low clouds will 
certainly be possible again Monday morning...but with the best chance 
in the French Broad valley at kavl. 


Outlook...the weather regime will return to a more typical diurnal 
summertime pattern through the week. This will mean scattered 
afternoon/evening thunderstorms over the area...mainly in the mountains...with 
associated restrictions under the heaviest showers...and spotty low 
clouds and fog the following morning. 


Confidence table... 


20-02z 02-08z 08-14z 14-18z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl medium 70% high 90% medium 64% high 91% 
khky high 100% high 100% low 57% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 100% high 100% medium 72% high 91% 


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...Flash Flood Watch until 8 PM EDT this evening for gaz010-017. 
NC...Flash Flood Watch until 8 PM EDT this evening for ncz048-051- 
052-058-059-062-063. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...hg 
near term...hg/PM 
short term...jat 
long term...jat 
aviation...hg 






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