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Current Conditions

  • 86°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: Variable 4 mph
  • Humidity: 49%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 65°
  • Pressure: 29.96 in. -
  • Heat Index: 88

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on July 26, 2014

  • Saturday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 93F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 73F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 88F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 61F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 3:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.7 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: WNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 93.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 16% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 3:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 89.1 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.5 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 91.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 97 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 90.7 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: ESE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 5:09 PM GST

Temperature: 86.8 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 31.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.2 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: SSW at 4.9 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: ENE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 90.7 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 11% Wind: SW at 1.5 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 89.1 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: South at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 3:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 88 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: NNW at 1 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.8 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 89.5 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.7 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 95 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 91.6 °F Dew Point: 80 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: West at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 111 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 91.2 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: NE at 1.2 mph Pressure: 28.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 95 °F Graphs

Location: Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 3:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:04 PM EDT

Temperature: 89 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: SSW at 5 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 3:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 94.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 100 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.8 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: SSW at 1.8 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 3:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 91.4 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 3:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.7 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: SSW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
233 PM EDT Sat Jul 26 2014 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will remain dominate across the area through Sunday. 
A cold front will reach the area early Monday morning and push 
through by the late afternoon. High pressure will regain control on 
Tuesday...lasting through middle-week with below normal temperatures 
expected. Warm/moist easterly flow will return towards the end of 
the week leading to increased precipitation chances on Friday and 
Saturday. 


&& 


Near term /through Sunday/... 
just as quickly as it has pushed in...the upper ridge axis will 
begin a retreat tonight into Sunday...as a significant/anomalously 
strong short wave trough digs out of the northern plains toward the 
Ohio Valley region. As this wave and attendant frontal zone interact 
with a rather potent combination of strong buoyancy and unseasonably 
strong shear parameters...a well-organized mesoscale convective system is expected to 
develop across the corn belt this afternoon...and race east/southeast 
overnight. Some short term and hires model guidance is signaling a 
potential that remnants of this convective activity could approach 
our northern and western zones Sunday morning. Uncertainty remains 
high at this time...so probability of precipitation will be maintained at a slight chance during 
this time (beginning around the end of the Sunday period). 


By tomorrow afternoon...hot and relatively moist conditions are 
expected to be in place...with highs of 90-95 expected in most Mountain 
Valley and Piedmont/foothill locations. With the upper ridge in full 
retreat...forecast soundings are uncapped and fairly unstable...with 
cape exceeding 2000 j/kg. Of particular interest is the increasing 
wind fields that will be seen across the area in response to strong 
height falls to our northwest. In fact...0-3 km shear is upwards of 
30 kts across the western zones by late afternoon...practically 
unheard of this time of year around these parts. Nevertheless... 
model quantitative precipitation forecast response is quite muted. However...considering the 
potential for upslope initiation near the tenn border in the 
unstable and strong low level west/SW flow regime...and the outside 
possibility of cells organizing into clusters given the robust 
low-level shear...felt the need to carry 30-50 probability of precipitation across the mountains 
tomorrow afternoon...with slight chances across much of the 
Piedmont/foothills. Isolated severe storms will certainly be of 
increasing concern as Sunday wears on. 


&& 


Short term /Sunday night through Tuesday/... 
as of 215 PM Saturday...for Sunday night and Monday the feature of 
interest remains the eastern Continental U.S. Trough amplifying as a shortwave moves 
across the eastern Great Lakes...with attendant surface low and unseasonably 
strong cold front. Prefrontal convection will progress across the Ohio/Tennessee 
valleys late Sunday given exceptional buoyancy and increasingly 
strong 500 mb flow beneath the digging trough. 


Steering flow could take some of the upstream activity into the 
Appalachians Sunday evening...but there is a greater threat of 
activity accompanying the surface front into the wnc mountains model 
consensus brings has this happening overnight concurrent with axis of 
the aforementioned shortwave. Middle to upper level flow is quite 
impressive for late July...and mountain ridges are likely to experience a 
few strong nonconvective gusts. NAM is producing some fairly scary 
hodographs with over the mountains while also allowing free convection for 
near-surface parcels. GFS and most sref wind profiles show winds nearly 
as strong though convection is capped. Not sure what to make of the 
NAM being different but it could come as a result of better terrain 
resolution...accounting for upslope cooling aloft. Storm Prediction Center has kept most 
of our mountains and northern foothills in the day 2 slight risk area...with 
the fringe of the 30 percent probs along the Tennessee/NC border. This looks 
appropriate. For ME...confidence is mainly limited by the differing 
profiles between the model camps. 


Later on Monday...earlier guidance had indicated the front would be 
slow enough in moving out of the mountains that our Piedmont zones would 
be able to destabilize. With shear parameters continuing to be 
impressive...this suggested a severe threat there at least through 
mid-aftn. However the solutions from the 06z-12z model cycles push 
the front into the central NC and the SC midlands by midday. This 
mitigates our severe risk and limits probability of precipitation as well. Though the frontal passage 
will only have a modest impact on afternoon temperatures...an elevated warm layer 
suggests convective temperatures will be much warmer than the near-normal 
maximum temperatures. Winds will be somewhat gusty across the County warning forecast area...especially on 
ridgetops where 30-35 knots gusts are possible. 


Wind profiles calm appreciably Monday afternoon and remain so through 
Tuesday...and the cooler/drier air will bring Tuesday morning min temperatures down 
a category or two below normal. Tuesday will be the first day of a 
much-anticipated period of temperatures reminiscent of early fall...highs in 
the 70s across much of the mountains and lower 80s Piedmont. Capped profiles 
suggest a dry forecast for Tuesday as well. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday night through Saturday/... 
as of 145 PM EDT Saturday...the medium range forecast picks up at 00z on 
Wednesday with deep upper troffing in place over the eastern Continental U.S. 
While an equally steep upper ridge is in place over the west. No 
major pattern changes are expected as this trough will remain largely 
in place through Friday with some deamplification likely over the weekend. 
In fact...both the GFS and European model (ecmwf) suggest that the northern stream 
upper flow will cutoff the trough and some sort of closed low could 
develop beyond day 7. 


At the surface...Canadian high pressure will bring cooler and drier air 
to the Carolinas by the end of the short term period. Conditions 
will remain quiet through at least early Thursday as the high slowly 
slides southeastward and boundary layer flow remains northerly to weak and vrb. 
On Friday...the models continue to veer the flow more from the east to 
NE and move a large plume of deeper layer moisture over the County warning forecast area from 
the south. This coupled with the upper trough possibly morphing into a 
closed low centered to our west will sig improve our chances for 
widespread showers and ts next weekend. Otherwise...temperatures should 
remain well below normal for late July/early August with probability of precipitation 
ramping up towards the end of the forecast period. 


&& 


Aviation /19z Saturday through Thursday/... 
at kclt...sct/bkn cumulus in the 035-045 range are expected to 
become few/scattered through the afternoon...as drier air gradually pushes 
into the area from the southwest. This should also keep any 
convection well east of the terminal through the end of the period. 
Thanks to the drier air...we do not anticipate a recurrence of this 
morning/S fog/low stratus over the terminal Sunday morning. Winds 
should become SW at 5-10 kts later this afternoon...diminishing this 
evening before increasing again by the end of the period. 


Elsewhere...although drier air is pushing into the area...still 
cannot rule out valley fog/low stratus causing restrictions at kavl 
Sunday morning...but the potential certainly appears considerably 
less than this morning. Have opted to forecast a 5sm there during 
the pre-dawn hours. Otherwise...VFR conditions are expected at all 
terminals through the period. There is an outside chance that 
organized convection approaching from the northwest could pass near 
khky and perhaps kavl Sunday morning...but certainly not a high 
enough probability to include a taf mention at this time. 


Outlook...scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected to return 
to the area in advance of a cold front Sunday afternoon...with the 
potential continuing through at least Monday morning. Chances for 
storms will be much higher over the mountains during this time. VFR 
conditions will return by late Monday...then linger through at least 
middle week. 


Confidence table... 


18-24z 00-06z 06-12z 12-18z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 94% high 94% 
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...jpt 
near term...jdl 
short term...Wimberley 
long term...jpt 
aviation...jdl 










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