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Current Conditions

  • 56°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 40%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 32°
  • Pressure: 30.18 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 PM EDT on April 20, 2014

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 73F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 50F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

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

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 77F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 54F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 2:40 am EDT on April 20, 2014


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Charlotte NC...

A record daily rainfall maximum of 2.08 inches was set at Charlotte
NC today. This breaks the old record of 1.75 set in 1901.




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Hickory, NC, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:47 PM EDT

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 11 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Hildebran Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 7:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NE at 6.9 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 11:46 PM GST

Temperature: 51.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 28.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 55.5 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.7 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 47.8 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 65 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: ESE at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 46.4 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Burkemont, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.3 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: SE at 1.6 mph Pressure: 28.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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

Updated: 9:04 PM EDT

Temperature: 56 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 9:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.9 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: MAP BRINDLETOWN NC PSD, Glen Alpine, NC

Updated: 8:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 59 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 58.0 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: NE at 1.8 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:47 PM EDT

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: NNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
758 PM EDT sun Apr 20 2014 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will remain across the area before a cold front 
crosses east on Tuesday. Dry high pressure builds back in Wednesday 
and Thursday with another cold front affecting the region on Friday. 


&& 


Near term /through Monday/... 
as of 750 PM Sunday...other than patchy stratocu across the extreme 
southeast tier of zones...skies are clear across the area at mid-evening. 
Model solutions are quite disparate regarding the evolution of this 
stratocu layer overnight...with the NAM being somewhat of an outlier 
in dragging it west to encompass much of the NC Piedmont/eastern SC 
Piedmont later this evening. In light of this...have opted to 
introduce sky cover at the mostly clear/partly cloudy end of the 
spectrum across the eastern third of the area. 


As of 150 PM EDT Sunday...with the upper low slowly moving out to 
sea...only the far eastern zones should see any cloud cover this 
evening. The NAM is quite aggressive in bringing clouds into the western 
NC Piedmont...but as the GFS and RUC do not do this...I/ve gone with 
a sky forecast closer to the drier models. There should be more 
locally dense fog in the southwest in mountain valleys overnight. Dry air 
and weak mixing should keep most other locations across the forecast area from 
seeing any fog overnight. Min temperatures will be cool...but they should 
be warm enough to prevent frost over all but some of the interior 
northern mountain valleys. Monday will be seasonably mild with 
increasing high clouds during the afternoon hours. 


&& 


Short term /Monday night through Wednesday/... 
as of midday Sunday...upper pattern begins to amplify across the eastern 
Continental U.S. Monday night as deep ridge pushes into the Great Plains. Core of 
trough begins to dig across the Great Lakes...and surface low subsequently 
develops and moves into New England during the day Tuesday. The trailing 
cold front is still prognosticated to enter our County warning forecast area at that time...moving 
out Tuesday evening. We will be well south of the better forcing though 
some DPVA is prognosticated as the axis of the broad trough passes. 
Frontogenesis and low level convergence fields are murky...so precipitation 
chances mostly result from decent pre-frontal instability. Cape 
profiles are skinny on forecast soundings and deep saturation is 
initially evident. Shear parameters continue to prompt little 
concern...but in the wake of the upper trough drying rapidly occurs 
above 700 mb. This occurs in the middle to late afternoon when some surface based 
instability is still present. Thus some of the later storm activity 
could pose a microburst and damaging wind threat...mainly over the 
Piedmont. Temperatures Monday night and Tuesday will be a category or two above 
normal. 


Deep layer drying continues Tuesday night as plains ridge moves into the 
eastern US...and skies will clear overnight...perhaps more slowly in the 
mountains where a very shallow surface based moist layer remains in northwest flow. 
Brisk winds are likely in the high elevations at that time but these 
subside toward dawn Wednesday. Dry and mostly clear conditions persist through 
Wednesday with subsidence inversion across the forecast area but lacking moisture 
anyway. Thicknesses do drop a bit for Wednesday...returning temperatures to around 
normal despite prime insolation. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday night through Sunday/... 
as of 230 PM EDT Sunday...the extended range period initializes on 
Wednesday evening as deep layer ridging prevails across the 
southeast. A surface high diving out of Ontario will quickly 
transition to a Bermuda type high by Thursday afternoon setting up 
return flow. Meanwhile...a northern stream low amplitude upper trough 
will push through the northern plains with surface cyclogenesis 
occurring over the Central Plains. A cold front will push 
through the Mississippi River valley on Thursday evening as the 
parent surface cyclone ejects northeast into the Great Lakes region. 


Above mentioned high pressure will prevail across the southern 
Appalachians...ahead of the approaching front on Friday 
morning/afternoon. A warm front will surge northward from the Gulf 
and western Atlantic source regions allowing for increasing 
dewpoints and steepening lapse rates during the afternoon hours. 
This will lead to modest instability across the County warning forecast area with GFS/European model (ecmwf) 
solutions indicative of SBCAPE in excess of 1000j/kg with enough 
shear to support some organized convection. Still too much 
uncertainty to dial in on storm modes and specific timing/intensity. 
However...current forecast soundings do indicate precipitable water values approaching 
1.5 inches leading to moderately heavy rain rates with cape profiles 
supportive of large hail. Due to uncertainty...capped probability of precipitation at high 
end chance levels across the region for Friday. The front will pass 
into the coastal plains/midlands by early morning Saturday leading 
to a dry forecast until Sunday afternoon. At that time probability of precipitation slowly ramp 
up across the westernmost zones as another system moves through the 
middle-south and into the Tennessee Valley. Temperatures through the 
extended range period will remain at or just above normal levels 
despite the frontal passage Friday evening. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Monday through Friday/... 
at kclt...VFR stratocu at around 060 will linger near the airfield 
this evening...generally remaining few/sct...although an occl period 
of broken is possible. Otherwise...NE winds will gradually diminish 
overnight...but are expected to remain at around 5 kts through at 
least the morning hours...before possibly veering toward the southeast by 
the end of Monday. 


Elsewhere...VFR conditions through the period...with gradually 
diminishing NE winds expected. Light/variable winds are expected in 
many areas Monday morning...but may become light southeast by the end of 
the period. 


Outlook...a fairly wet frontal system...with Piedmont 
thunderstorms...is expected on Tuesday...with drying returning middle week. 


Confidence table... 


00-06z 06-12z 12-18z 18-24z 
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...jdl/McAvoy 
short term...Wimberley 
long term...cdg 
aviation...jdl 



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