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Current Conditions

  • 71°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: NW 5 mph
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Visibility: 7.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 67°
  • Pressure: 30.11 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on July 31, 2014

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with rain showers, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with thunderstorms, then rain showers after midnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 1.0 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Fog early. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers, then rain showers after midnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: NNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.2 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.2 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 5:31 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 7:35 PM GST

Temperature: 70.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 19.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.3 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.9 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 5:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 1:38 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.2 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 5:36 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: South at 1.6 mph Pressure: 28.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:35 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 5:04 PM EDT

Temperature: 73 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: West at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 5:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 5:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 5:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: WNW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
459 PM EDT Thursday Jul 31 2014 


Synopsis... 
a ridge of high pressure will remain wedged across the area through 
the weekend. To the east...a front will remain nearly stationary 
along the coast. Atlantic moisture will continue to spread into the 
area which will fuel widespread showers and thunderstorms. Some 
locally heavy rainfall is likely. Conditions are expected to return to 
more typical late Summer weather by the middle of next week. 


&& 


Near term /through Friday/... 
415 PM update...while the precipitation shield over the foothills region 
shows signs of weakening...a band of heavy showers and a few 
embedded thunderstorms currently oriented east-west across central SC is creeping 
northward into our southern zones. This activity is being driven by low level 
convergence near the quasi-wedge boundary. Latest hrrr does pick up 
on this activity to some extent and brings it slowly northward into 
middle-evening when it too weakens. It is shown to move basically into 
the area which is seeing light rain at this time...though its highest hrly 
accums are over the NC Piedmont. The low level fields from the NAM back 
up such a forecast...as they show the convergence increasing over the 
County warning forecast area though becoming less distinct with time. Latest mesoscale models 
generally back up the earlier expectations of the precipitation shield 
becoming more aligned along the Blue Ridge by late tonight. 


As of 210 PM EDT...a positively tilted upper trough will remain from 
eastern Canada to the Gulf Coast today and tonight. A shortwave 
trough rounding the base of this trough will cross the southern 
Appalachians tonight...and the foothills and Piedmont on Friday. Low 
level upslope flow is shown to increase in model time heights... 
with isentropic upglide increasing as well. 


The combination of these ingredients will support heavy 
rainfall...especially late tonight and early Friday. The greatest 
rainfall potential will be along and near the Blue Ridge. With 
robust antecedent rainfall on the SC foothills...that area will be 
especially vulnerable to flooding. The Flash Flood Watch form areas 
west of the Interstate 77 corridor will remain in place through 
Friday morning. 


Instability will be sufficient for convection...mainly during 
maximum daytime heating each afternoon. Model soundings indicate 
that there may be a brief peak of elevated instability late tonight 
as the shortwave moves overhead. This overnight peak appears to 
coincide with some low level shear...but the two indices do not 
appear to overlap in height. The diurnal temperature range will be 
limited by moisture and clouds cover. 


&& 


Short term /Friday night through Sunday/... 
at 2 PM EDT Thursday...the wet pattern will continue through the 
weekend. An upper trough will remain west of the Appalachians which 
will send a series of impulses through the area. At the surface... 
an oscillating quasi-stationary front will remain just east of the 
area as waves of low pressure ripple NE along it. Also...isentropic 
lift will continue over a wedge boundary located along the east 
slopes of the mountain chain. There may be a lull/down tick in 
coverage of rain early Saturday east of the mountains as a wave of 
low pressure induces the front to move eastward somewhat. However... 
guidance probability of precipitation remain high so expect that areas of rain/drizzle will 
remain and upslope flow in the mountains will continue to produce 
even more widespread shower coverage there. Another wave on the 
front is likely to develop by Sun morning over eastern SC which will 
produce increased isentropic upglide and more widespread showers Sat 
night through sun. Precipitable waters will remain elevated through the period...so 
areas of heavy rainfall are a good bet. Rainfall in the 1-2 inch 
range is likely most places....with locally heavier amounts. Maximum 
temperatures will remain well below normal. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
as of 145 PM Thursday...the upper air pattern will gradually 
transition from a trough west of the Appalachians to a zonal flow 
over the region. This will occur when early in the new work week the 
northern part of the upper trough is forecast to slide east of the 
area leaving a weak upper low over the Tennessee Valley which moves slowly 
SW into the lower MS valley by midweek. That will allow zonal flow 
to develop which will produce a dryer airmass over the forecast area 
by midweek. At the surface...the weak front will remain near the coast 
with a wave of low pressure over the eastern Carolinas which will 
track NE into the middle-Atlantic region on Monday. As the low moves 
away...weak high pressure will develop over the southern 
Appalachians. 


Therefore...the sensible weather will feature some lingering showers 
early in the period...but in general the weather should return to a 
more normal summertime pattern. Temperatures will rebound to near 
normal by midweek with mainly just widely scattered afternoon 
convection over the mountains Wednesday and Thursday. 


&& 


Aviation /21z Thursday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...a break in precipitation will come this afternoon perhaps with 
peeks of sunshine as well...but a band of rain showers will lift northward toward 
the field this afternoon. This will bring widespread rain with embedded 
downpours through early evening. Any sunshine at/near the field prior 
to this band may fire up additional shra/tsra. In general precipitation 
chances will increase as an upper level system approaches this 
evening. Moist inflow from the SW will support more widespread low 
clouds overnight...eventually becoming IFR by dawn. Guidance favors 
MVFR visibility before dawn as well. Conditions may be slow to improve on 
Friday...even as precipitation begins to decrease...as the low 
levels remain very moist from overnight rainfall. Convective chances 
will be best in the afternoon. Winds will remain light out of the NE. 


Elsewhere...precipitation is expected to increase at all sites as 
moist southeast low level flow increases into the higher terrain. Guidance 
takes ceilings down from low VFR this afternoon...to MVFR this 
evening...then IFR before dawn...and even LIFR at kavl. Visibility will 
follow about the same trend...with some sites IFR at daybreak...and 
others MVFR. Improvement may be quite slow Friday morning with very 
moist low levels. Winds will favor the NE...except channeling from 
the southeast at kavl. Convective chances will be best this afternoon. 


Outlook...moisture will continue to increase through the 
remainder of the work week as a warm front approaches from the east 
and southeasterly flow continues. Unsettled weather with enhanced 
precipitation chances along with morning fog/stratus are expected 
through the weekend. 


Confidence table... 


21-03z 03-09z 09-15z 15-21z 
kclt high 100% high 80% high 86% high 95% 
kgsp high 85% low 59% high 91% high 93% 
kavl medium 77% high 84% high 95% medium 65% 
khky high 87% high 93% high 80% medium 62% 
kgmu high 94% medium 64% high 95% high 87% 
kand high 87% medium 60% high 100% high 87% 


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 through Friday morning for gaz010-017-018- 
026-028-029. 
NC...Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning for ncz033-048>053- 
058-059-062>065-501>510. 
SC...Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning for scz001>007- 
010>012-019. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...lg 
near term...jat/Wimberley 
short term...lg 
long term...lg 
aviation...jat/Wimberley 



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