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Current Conditions

  • 75°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: North 5 mph
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 71°
  • Pressure: 29.94 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 94 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 92 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 92 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 92 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 1:11 am EDT on July 30, 2015

  • Overnight

    Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Lows around 70. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Thursday

    Patchy fog in the morning. Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs around 90. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Friday

    Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

  • Saturday Night through Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.

  • Tuesday and Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs around 90. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 30 percent.

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Location: Mountain View Heliport, Hickory, NC

Updated: 1:54 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: West at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:02 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hickory, NC

Updated: 1:43 AM EDT

Temperature: 73 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 1:59 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.1 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.7 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 2:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.8 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 1:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 1:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 4:05 AM GST

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 2:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.6 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 2:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 2:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 2:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.5 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 2:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 1:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.0 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: SouthBridge, Claremont, NC

Updated: 2:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 1:57 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 2:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Crouse, Crouse, NC

Updated: 1:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: Marydel, Maiden, NC

Updated: 2:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.6 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NW at 1.2 mph Pressure: 28.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
201 am EDT Thursday Jul 30 2015 


Synopsis... 
a weak cold front will approach the area from the northwest on 
Thursday and settle southeast of the region on Friday. The front and 
associated deeper moisture will likely remain confined toward the 
southeast coastline through the weekend...with slightly cooler 
temperatures expected over the forecast area. Low level moisture 
will gradually return early next week. 


&& 


Near term /through today/... 
as of 2 am...I will update the forecast to adjust probability of precipitation to recent 
radar trends. This will result in higher probability of precipitation across the unifour and 
decreasing probability of precipitation elsewhere. In addition...I will refine the placement 
and magnitude of patchy fog this morning. 


As of 1045 PM EDT Wednesday...heating loss has allowed for the vast 
majority of convection to diminish as forecast with most cam guidance 
favoring a fairly quiet overnight. The only possible wrinkle could 
be the eventual track of the ongoing convective complex across 
southeast Kentucky moving into middle/east Tennessee. Latest Storm Prediction Center mesoanalysis of 
cape fields along with ooz NAM corfidi vectors direct this 
convection to the west. That said...did keep chance probability of precipitation along the 
Tennessee line to account for any deviation. Will pull any and all thunder 
wording from the severe weather potential statement as the atmosphere becomes increasingly stable 
and also due to the lack of any recent lightning strikes anywhere in 
the County warning forecast area. Other than that...am expecting at least patchy fog 
overnight across the region with perhaps some areas of dense fog 
in/around the mountains valleys...and also where any substantial 
amounts of earlier rainfall occurred. Beyond that...tweaked 
temperatures/dews/sky to account for most recent observation/Sat and left the 
remainder of the forecast unchanged. 


Previous discussion... 


As of 225 PM...radar shows scattered showers/thunderstorms aligned along 
the Blue Ridge and also over the southern upstate along an axis of 
higher cape. Cells exhibiting only slow movement to the southeast. With 
precipitation. Water around 2 inches...locally heavy rain/flooding is the 
main threat this afternoon. Cams indicate that some scattered convection 
may linger into the evening hours...but it should dissipate by 
midnight. 


In regard to the big picture for the short term. An upper low 
deepening over the Hudson Bay will promote falling heights across the 
eastern U.S. This will drive a cold front southeast which will approach the 
NC mountains by 12z Thursday. The front will then proceed to cross 
the western Carolinas and NE Georgia on Thursday. 


In regard to the sensible weather...the overnight will feature 
partly cloudy and humid conditions with some locally dense valley 
fog developing in the mountains after midnight...and mainly just 
light fog outside the mountains. Some showers/storms associated with 
the approaching cold front may reach the mountains early Thursday 
morning...so have probability of precipitation increasing into the chance category there. 


Frontal convergence combined with the falling heights should lead to 
scattered to numerous thunderstorms developing across the area during 
Thursday with the best coverage during the afternoon outside the 
mountains. Strong heating and improving lapse rates may support a 
few severe storms Thursday afternoon. Storm Prediction Center has most of the area 
outside the mountains in a marginal risk for Thursday. Temperatures 
will remain above climatology with lows in the 60s mountains to low 70s 
elsewhere...and highs from the middle 80s mountains to the lower to middle 
90s elsewhere. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Saturday/... 
as of 230 PM Wednesday...the big story for the short term period 
will be the establishment of an eastern long wave trough...with the 
axis of said trough expected to set up along the East Coast by early 
in the period. This should allow the frontal boundary...and 
attendant convection to be carried southeast of the forecast area 
Thursday evening. While thickness values will not change much in the 
wake of the boundary...essentially resulting in near-climatology temperatures 
through the period...the main impact will be the introduction of an 
unseasonably dry air mass. In fact...dewpoints may mix out well into 
the 50s Friday afternoon. The result will be virtually no positive 
buoyancy... as depicted by the latest runs of the NAM and the GFS. 
Probability of precipitation will therefore be features well below climatology...and in fact below 
20 percent across the majority of the forecast area Friday afternoon 
and evening. Not much change in the air mass is anticipated through 
Saturday...and probability of precipitation remain at 20 percent or less during the 
afternoon and evening. Overall...it/S shaping out to be a decent 
weekend as far as early August GOES. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
as of 205 PM Wednesday...the medium range forecast picks up at 00z on 
Sunday with broad upper troffing over the eastern Continental U.S. And broad 
upper ridging in place over the western Continental U.S.. this pattern is 
expected to remain in place through most of the period with some 
deamplification of the upper trough expected by the end of the period 
next Wednesday. At the surface...high pressure centered to our northwest will 
be over the forecast area at the start of the period and should linger 
into early next week...gradually getting weaker. The European model (ecmwf) still 
tries to spin up some sort of surface low to our south early in the 
period...yet the GFS continues to supress any low development. 
Towards the very end of the period on day 7...the long range 
guidance suggests that another Canadian surface high will begin to move 
into the region from the northwest. As for the sensible forecast...we can 
expect mostly diurnal chances for scattered convection each day/evening 
with the best chances over the southeast zones. Chances increase a bit for 
Tuesday and Wednesday over the northwest zones with better low level convergence 
expected. Temperatures will start out right around normal and remain near 
normal...if not a few degrees above...through the period. 


&& 


Aviation /06z Thursday through Monday/... 
at kclt...the primary forecast challenge will be the timing of a 
sweeping cold front and associated wind shift. At 6z...the cold 
front was analyzed over the western Ohio River valley. The cold 
front is forecast to sweep east today...reaching the NC Piedmont 
late this afternoon. I will forecast light SW winds across the clt 
terminal through the early afternoon hours...veering northwest by 22z. A 
broken band of rain showers/thunderstorms and rain will likely form ahead of the 
front...tracking southeast. Based on the 0z NAM...the most likely time 
window for convection should occur between 17z to 21z...highlighted 
with a prob30. 


Elsewhere...all terminals received some rainfall Wednesday afternoon 
and evening. Temperatures through 6z have remain very mild...keeping 
dewpoint depressions 2 degrees or more. However...temperatures 
should close in on crossover values by sunrise...supporting a 
mention of fog. I will include a tempo group for each terminal for 
daybreak fog...thickest at kavl and khky. After sunrise...the 
forecast concern will shift to the passage of the cold front. I will 
use a prob30 for each site...indicating a early to middle afternoon 
band of thunderstorms and rain. After the convection...winds should veer north-northwest and 
remain through the rest of the taf period. 


Outlook...high pressure with build in behind a passing cold front 
late on Thursday allowing for generally dry and quiet weather 
through the weekend. Chances for showers/thunderstorms and thus 
restrictions will return for the start of the new work week. 


Confidence table... 


06-12z 12-18z 18-24z 00-06z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 92% 
kgsp high 86% high 97% high 100% high 100% 
kavl medium 68% high 88% high 100% high 100% 
khky high 94% medium 79% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 90% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand medium 76% high 99% 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...jpt 
near term...Ned 
short term...jdl 
long term...jpt 
aviation...Ned 



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