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Current Conditions

  • 41°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW 5 mph
  • Humidity: 86%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 37°
  • Pressure: 29.94 in. +
  • Heat Index: 38

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Rain
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on October 31, 2014

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then snow and rain after midnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60% .

  • Saturday

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear with a chance of snow and a chance of rain. Low of 34F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

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

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

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

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

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

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: West at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 40.9 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 35.6 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:16 AM EDT

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 8:25 AM GST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 35.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 41.1 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 6:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 38.0 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 6:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Lawndale, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: North at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: South at 1.1 mph Pressure: 28.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: NE Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Carpenter Rd., Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 44 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 6:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
538 am EDT Friday Oct 31 2014 


Synopsis... 
moisture will increase today out ahead of an approaching cold 
front. This front...and a strong middle level area of low pressure is 
forecast to track across the region Friday night into Saturday. A 
strong surface low pressure system will develop offshore on 
Saturday...then track quickly north by Saturday night. Circulation 
around the coastal low will bring a Canadian air mass to the 
region into Monday. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 530 am...forecast remains on track with only some high and middle 
cloudiness approaching from the west. Temperature/relative humidity trends still look good. 
Min temperatures also on track. No changes for the rest of the overnight 
period. Then things start to get interesting... 


The morning and early afternoon should be quiet enough...as a 
collection of short waves rotate around the base of the deepening 
upper trough and across the forecast area. The passage of these waves 
should not amount to much more than an increase in middle clouds. Temperatures 
should climb back into the 60s east of the mountains with 50s across the NC 
mountains the situation will go rapidly downhill late this afternoon 
with the approach and arrival of a deepening upper low. 


Although the upper low is fairly small...it looks wickedly dynamic 
as it drops down across the western Carolinas tonight to a position 
over the western upstate at daybreak on Saturday. This compact system 
should have all manner of low/mid/upper forcing that comes into play 
this evening and overnight. You name it...this system should have 
it...in spades. Moisture should also be fairly deep...so the pop 
ramps up to categorical over the mountains Friday evening...and into the 
likely range across most of the foothills and western Piedmont...and 
eventually categorical over the western Piedmont...where forcing is 
maximized on the north side of the upper low. Precipitation was limited to the 
chance range over the western upstate and NE Georgia as some downslope flow 
may inhibit precipitation development. 


It is probably a good thing that it is not January...or else it 
might be really interesting. Nevertheless... the distribution of 
partial thickness accompanying the upper low will be decidedly 
winter-like. Strong cold advection Friday evening should allow 
precipitation to change over from rain to snow from ridgetops down to the 
valleys across the NC mountains by the early morning hours. East of the 
mountains...the latest GFS suggests a slight upward trend in temperature and 
dewpt by daybreak Saturday perhaps because the operational model was 
wetter...which was generally followed. That should bump the surface wet 
bulb temperatures up a bit more...meaning less of a chance of seeing any 
snow east of the foothills through 12z Saturday. Of note is the 21z 
sref...which at this time was the most recent...that shows ptype 
overwhelmingly in favor of rain. That being said...will give a nod 
to the cooler NAM BUFKIT profiles that suggest a possibility of a 
wet snowshower around daybreak over the NC foothills and western 
Piedmont...but this might not yet make the cut and appear in the 
forecast. Snow still looks like a good bet over the mountains mainly near the 
Tennessee border...with upwards of 2-4 inches possible by sunrise. Some of 
the snow may wrap around into the upper Savannah River basin and NE 
Georgia around sunrise. However...those locations have the lowest 
probability of any precipitation reaching the ground...at the low end of 
the chance range. An advisory will not be issued yet for the rest of 
the southern mountains of NC and NE Georgia...instead will take a look at 
the morning model runs for more guidance and confidence. 


One final item to address...it has come to my attention that several 
zones across the NC mountains have not experienced a freeze yet this 
season. Although the mountain zones are typically shut off for the 
frost/freeze program on 1 November...which is Saturday...think it 
prudent and appropriate to issue the freeze warning just to close 
out the season...even though we have snow in the forecast across some of 
these zones. Will also put Rabun County Georgia in the freeze warning 
owing to lower min temperature trend in the guidance. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday through Sunday night/... 


As of 320 am EDT Friday...the latest 00z short range models continue 
to indicate that an anomalous upper low just south of our County Warning Area 12z 
Sat will move off the southeast coast between 21z Sat and 00z sun with an 
unseasonably cold airmass filtering in behind the low in its wake. 
Models have trended a bit wetter...especially east of the mountains on 
early Sat as better deformation zone over the northern periphery of 
the upper low sets up over the western Carolinas Piedmont. 
However...latest model temperatures out side of the mountains appear a bit 
warmer than the previous model runs. Hence...have updated weather grids 
to highlight more of liquid precipitation over the Piedmont. Still with 
colder temperatures over the mountains...expect heavy snow accums to occur 
through early sun mainly along the Tennessee border. Total snowfall from 
this event will range from 8" over the northern NC mountains to 12" over 
the smokies. Elsewhere over the NC mountains will see between 1 and 2 
inches of snow. Hence...will continue to highlight a Winter Storm 
Warning over the Tennessee border counties and a Winter Weather Advisory 
over Buncombe...northern half of Jackson...and Graham counties. 


Strong northwest winds of 20-40 miles per hour will develop on Sat in light of 
tightening surface pressure gradient between a developing surface 
low off the southeast coast and strong high pressure to our west. 
As the upper low moves off to the east...probability of precipitation taper off from west to 
east through Sat evening. Temperatures on Sat will remain well below 
normal (around 15-20 below normal). Sun looks mostly dry as the 
Canadian high settles over the region. Northwest snow over the NC mountains will 
taper off by early sun as dry airmass moves in. Temperatures on sun will be 
around 5-10 degrees warmer than Sat. 


&& 


Long term /Monday through Thursday/... 
as of 250 am EDT Friday...latest global models continue to agree 
that an upper ridge axis is forecast to cross the forecast area on 
Monday and off to the East Coast by Tuesday. Southwesterly flow aloft will then 
set up by Tuesday night as a positively tiled upper trough approaches 
from the central Continental U.S.. this upper trough will cross the region on 
Thursday followed by northwesterly flow Thursday night. 


At the surface...a dry high pressure centered over the southeast states Monday 
will gradually shift offshore through Wednesday as a weak cold front 
approaches from the west. The front will cross the region around Wednesday 
night and off to our east by Friday morning. Models indicate that the 
front will dry out as it reaches the mountains hence...have carried 
slight to low end chance pop mainly along the Tennessee border during the 
frontal passage. Otherwise...conditions look dry throughout the medium range 
period. Temperatures will quickly warm up to near climatology by Tuesday. 


&& 


Aviation /10z Friday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...expect VFR conditions to continue through the 
period...although the situation will be going downhill at the end of 
the forecast period. Until then...mainly high clouds through the early 
to middle morning with a light NE wind...followed by thickening mostly 
altocu ceilings. By middle/late afternoon...the wind should be light 
and variable and may change between northwest and SW often. At that time... 
a low cloud ceiling should move in from the northwest ahead of the 
approaching low...but still VFR. The latest model guidance is in 
good agreement with developing light precipitation into the clt metropolitan area 
around sunset. A consensus of the guidance suggests a prevailing 
light rain...but with still a VFR category visibility...after 02z. 
Wind at that time should settle into a north component. No issues with 
precipitation type until after 06z Saturday. 


Elsewhere...VFR through the daylight hours Friday. Light and 
variable winds and increasing middle/high clouds expected through middle 
morning. Low VFR and middle clouds increase through the day Friday with low 
VFR ceilings expected by afternoon at kavl. Winds turn west-southwest Friday afternoon 
ahead of the approaching cold front. However...winds remain northerly at 
kavl. Kavl also has the best chance of seeing any rain showers by late in the 
afternoon...which was included as a vcsh at this time. The steadier 
rain should move into the mountains by sunset. Have included the rain 
prevailing after 02z at kavl...at which time the ceiling should drop 
to MVFR. Preliminary indication is that precipitation could change over to 
snow showers at kavl as early as 05z. A similar progression is 
noted at khky...but precipitation was kept liquid. Other taf sites only 
have a vcsh after 02z or 03z...owing to low confidence. 


Outlook...light precipitation will develop across the entire area late 
Friday night. Some restrictions are possible...especially in the 
mountains where even some snow showers are expected late Friday 
night and Saturday. VFR beyond Sunday. 


&& 


Gsp watches/warnings/advisories... 
Georgia...freeze warning from 11 PM this evening to 10 am EDT Saturday 
for gaz010. 
NC...Winter Storm Warning from 8 PM this evening to 8 PM EDT 
Saturday for ncz033-048>052. 
Winter Weather Advisory from 8 PM this evening to 8 PM EDT 
Saturday for ncz053-058-059. 
Freeze warning from 11 PM this evening to 10 am EDT Saturday 
for ncz049-050-053-063>065. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...joh 
near term...PM 
short term...joh 
long term...joh 
aviation...PM 






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