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Current Conditions

  • 78°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 71°
  • Pressure: 30.05 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 PM EDT on August 21, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 93F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

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

  • Wednesday

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

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 86F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

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

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Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.6 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran, NC, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 9:47 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.2 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.7 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.3 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 11:54 PM GST

Temperature: 74.6 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 31.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.6 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.9 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.6 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 9:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.1 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 9:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.0 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 71 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SSW at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.1 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:44 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.6 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:04 PM EDT

Temperature: 74 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SSW at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.7 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.4 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 9:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.3 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
752 PM EDT Thursday Aug 21 2014 


Synopsis... 
a broad upper level ridge of high pressure will continue to provide 
very warm temperatures across the region into Saturday. A back door 
cold front will then push into the area from northeast ushering in 
cooler temperatures starting Sunday. 


&& 


Near term /through Friday/... 
as of 750 PM...Blue Ridge convection has dissipated as expected. 
However...convection to the north continues to move southeast toward 
the area with isolated convection developing ahead of the line. That 
said...the convection is diminishing as it moves southeast. Latest cam and 
synoptic guidance also show these trends. Therefore...have removed 
pop south of the Tennessee border and I-40 corridor...but left pop in for 
those areas this evening. Taper pop off to non-mentionable chance after 
midnight as the convection should dissipate. Cannot rule out and 
additional strong or severe storm before midnight...but chance will 
rapidly diminish after sunset. Had to make some significant 
adjustments to dew points as readings were not following the usual 
diurnal pattern. Otherwise...updates mainly for current conditions. 


As of 430 PM...latest cam and synoptic guidance not very bullish on 
convective chances this afternoon. All the guidance shows the 
current convection over the Blue Ridge dissipating in the more 
stable air over the foothills and Piedmont as the convection moves 
southeast. In fact...they are even suggesting the convection over the Kentucky 
and WV will dissipate as it moves southeast toward the area. Will not go 
that far...but will keep the current pop trend of diminishing the 
Blue Ridge pop and increasing pop across the northern tier for the 
convection to our northwest. That said...would not be surprised if pop is 
trimmed even further at the 730 PM update if these trends continue. 
Otherwise...updates were for current conditions. 


As of 215 PM EDT...a prominent 500 mb ridge axis will persist over 
the length of the MS River Valley tonight through Friday. Convection 
arising from impulses riding over the upper ridge has already filled 
in on regional radars from southeast Kentucky to WV this afternoon. However...the 
convection allowing models still show the best afternoon thunderstorm triggering 
over the southern mountains where laps surface based cape values are running 3000 
to 4000 j/kg. Then...the mesoscale models depict the weak convective 
system to the north passing mainly north of the area this evening. Some 
trailing convection from this northern system may brush the northern tier from 
21z to 03z. Mainly middle and high debris clouds should linger through 
the nighttime hours...with any fog and low cloud issues confined to 
the SW mountain valleys. Expect another night of mild mins...with mainly 
low to middle 60s in the mountains and around 70 elsewhere. 


The flow pattern between the ridge and a New England low pressure system 
will amplify on Friday...with more north-northwest flow developing along the 
Appalachians between these features. This should bring the northern tier 
of the forecast area a bit more into the path of any upstream mesoscale convective system 
activity from the Ohio Valley late Friday. In addition...surface based 
instability and lapse rates look just a touch more robust for Friday 
afternoon...but still relatively unimpressive for severe weather compared to 
upstream areas. Otherwise...westerly downsloping 850 mb flow through 
the period will make it a struggle to get much convection going from 
other sources...and maximum temperatures will likely gain a degree or so over 
Thursday values. Southern Piedmont heat index values could surpass 100 Friday 
afternoon if we see slightly less dewpoint mixing. 


&& 


Short term /Friday night through Sunday/... 
as of 210 PM Thursday...strong upper ridge will persist over the 
miss valley through the period...placing much of the southeast and 
middle-Atlantic within moderate north/northwest upper flow. Our area will 
therefore remain susceptible to /ring of fire/ convection developing 
near quasi-stationary frontal zone across the Ohio Valley/ctrl 
Appalachians region...which could drop into the Carolinas in 
somewhat organized fashion during the afternoon and evening. 
Thermodynamic profiles will remain sufficient to support isolated 
severe weather Saturday afternoon/evening. 


By the end of the period...the frontal zone may begin to back door 
its way into the area by early Sunday...as the still-building upper 
ridge begins to squeeze the downstream upper low off the East 
Coast...allowing weak surface ridging to build down the eastern 
Seaboard. Therefore...in addition to the continued threat of 
migration of upstream convection into the area...the backdoor front 
may provide an additional focus for convection on Sunday. However... 
exactly where the best chances will occur is still subject of 
debate...as the air north of the boundary may be too stable to 
support much in the way of precipitation chances. The highest probability of precipitation will be 
favored across the southwest zones...where confidence in adequate 
instability is highest...and a weak easterly flow may provide an 
additional source of lift near the Blue Ridge. Temperatures will remain 
above normal until Sunday...when maxes will likely be below normal 
under more extensive cloud cover and east/NE flow. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
as of 1230 PM Thursday...the medium range model consensus provides 
good continuity from inherited forecast to start off the workweek. Still 
expecting surface ridging to be nosed sswd into the County warning forecast area while upper 
ridge axis builds into the eastern Continental U.S.. sensible weather will feature 
maximum temperatures about 5 degree f below climatology with possibly a few 
showers forced by the easterly low level flow. Suppressed orientation to 
amopshere looks to continue into Tuesday with effectively minimal 
shower chances and temperatures perhaps warming a few degree f. 
Deeper layered ridging is prognosticated to break down during the latter 
half of the period...allowing temperatures to climb back to normal 
and perhaps thunderstorm chances returning by Thursday. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Friday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...expect convection to remain well north of the airfield then 
dissipate this evening...in line with cam and synoptic guidance. 
That said...a brief turn to northerly wind is possible if any outflow 
boundary can make it that far south. Otherwise...expect VFR 
conditions through the period as guidance has been over-forecasting any 
fog formation. Should see light northerly wind with mixing Friday morning then 
a turn southwesterly for the afternoon. Main area of convection should remain 
north and west of the airfield once again. 


Elsewhere...khky has the best chance of seeing any thunderstorms and rain this evening 
with a small chance at kavl. Otherwise...expect convection to dissipate 
this evening...in line with cam and synoptic guidance. Should see VFR 
clouds through the period. Guidance has been over-forecasting fog and 
expect they are again...but did keep kavl with a period of MVFR visibility 
as they are the only taf site that has a decent chance of fog. That 
said...the normally more foggy non-taf sites could see restrictions. 
Expect light northerly wind with mixing Friday morning then a turn to west or SW 
for the afternoon...northwest at kavl. Once again...kavl/khky have the best 
chance of seeing any convection...so prob30 included there. 


Outlook...a similar pattern is expected Friday night...with mainly far 
northern tier scattered convection possible. A backdoor cold front will sag 
into the region through the weekend...with chances of restrictions 
increasing at khky and kavl. A more diurnal pattern of early morning 
low clouds/fog and scattered afternoon thunderstorms may return early next 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 91% high 91% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 95% high 91% 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...csh 
near term...hg/rwh 
short term...jdl 
long term...csh 
aviation...rwh 












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