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  • 44°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 35%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 18°
  • Pressure: 30.32 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 4:00 PM EST on November 22, 2014

  • Saturday

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

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with rain. High of 55F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 68F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW after midnight.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 60% .

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 27F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

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

  • Wednesday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 8:29 PM EST

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: SW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 37.2 °F Dew Point: 2 °F Humidity: 22% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 8:38 PM EST

Temperature: 44.3 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.43 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 8:43 PM EST

Temperature: 38.6 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 8:33 PM EST

Temperature: 32.0 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:36 PM EST

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 11:39 PM GST

Temperature: 34.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 32.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 41.3 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 31.2 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 42.7 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: -14 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:36 PM EST

Temperature: 37.6 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 33.8 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:00 PM EST

Temperature: 30 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 8:40 PM EST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 8:43 PM EST

Temperature: 35.1 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: NE Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Forest Hills, Denver, NC

Updated: 7:35 PM EST

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:04 PM EST

Temperature: 35 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 37.2 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
823 PM EST Sat Nov 22 2014 


Synopsis... 
dry high pressure will give way to a very moist southerly flow on 
Sunday. A cold front will move over the region on Monday with drier 
and colder air behind it. A coastal low is then expected to develop 
off the southeast coast and move up the Atlantic Seaboard on 
Wednesday and Thursday. High pressure will spread back over the area 
in the lows wake. 


&& 


Near term /through Sunday/... 
as of 815 PM...the radar mosaic is beginning to fill in across 
southern/central Georgia and southern SC this evening...perhaps a hair ahead of 
schedule. Already some patchy stratus developing across the upstate 
and central NC mountains this evening...indiciative of the increasing 
moisture and isent lift. I tweaked the pop/weather grids to match up a 
little better with the trends. Temperatures are running a little colder 
along and north of I-40...where skies are clear...but warmer to the 
south within the cloud cover. So temperatures were also adjusted. Already a 
few lower 30 degree readings in some of the high-elevation valleys. 
However...looking at the 00z ffc/gso soundings...and the increasing 
temperature and dewpoints in the highest elevations...I still think going with 
all-liquid precipitation is good...as warm air advection should quickly bring temperatures above 
freezing across all sites overnight. 


As of 645 PM...no significant changes with this update. I updated 
the winds with the latest NAM for the 00z tafs. Also...blended in 
the observation for the temperature and dewpoint trends. I will revisit the timing of 
pop from SW to NE tonight for the next update. Also...some concern that 
temperatures will be able to drop below freezing in portions of the northern NC 
mountains and foothills...once in situ cold air damming starts late tonight. 
That may introduce a small change of some freezing rain. 
However...latest guidance...especially the hi-res simulated 
reflectivity...seem to be a bit slow on precipitation onset. 


As of 200 PM EST Saturday...1033 mb high pressure currently centered 
over the eastern Carolinas will continue to slide offshore through 
tonight as a developing surface low over the western Gulf tracks 
northeastward. As a southern stream upper shortwave trough 
approaches from the southwest...upper pattern becomes southwesterly 
over the region with middle-high level cloudiness overspreading the 
region in its wake. Latest short range models continue to agree that 
the low will track north-northeast across the middle Mississippi Valley and 
into the Great Lakes region tonight into Sunday...lifting an 
associated warm front NE across the Southern Plains tonight and into 
southern Georgia/SC by Sunday. Isentropic upglide will strengthen over 
the region ahead of this feature tonight as S/south-southeasterly low level jet 
increases atop the in-situ cad. As a result...precipitation should 
overspread the area from the southwest by Sun morning. Heavier 
precipitation should occur during the day on Sunday as the combination of 
diffluent upper flow and impressive isentropic upglide promote 
stronger lift as well as maximizing deep Atlantic moisture flux over 
the region. Hence...probability of precipitation ramp up from SW to NE Sun morning and 
peaking categorical range through Sun afternoon. 


Hydro...total rainfall should range from 1.5-2 inches over the 
Blue Ridge Escarpment to 1 to 1.5" elsewhere. Given prolonged dry 
conditions and +3.5" of 6hr flash flood guidance over much of the 
area...the threat for flash flooding appears minimal...though 
isolated flooding can not be ruled out in low lying/poor drainage 
urban areas. 


Severe weather potential...although will be very strong wind shear 
aloft and long curvy hodograph...the threat for severe weather 
appears unlikely thanks to persistent in-situ cad and the lack of 
deep upper forcing. Hower...have carried thunder mainly east of the 
mountains zones as models depict weak elevated buoyancy regime extends 
northward toward late Sun afternoon. 


&& 


Short term /Sunday night through Tuesday/... 
as of 230 PM Saturday...the timing of the passage of a strong short 
wave has slipped just a bit into Sunday evening...which delays the 
departure of the main precipitation area...so a categorical pop was kept 
into the evening hours over the eastern half of the forecast area...with 
likely west of there. Our main concern continues to be the threat for 
severe storms...primarily over the area S/east of I-85. The operational 
models suggest that our in-situ wedge will break down/erode from the 
southeast late in the day allowing for some weak bouyancy to creep into the 
southeast fringe of the forecast area. Thus...the model trend looks to be 
pointed toward a bit more instability...to go along with the very 
strong shear. However...the expected degree of organization still 
appears to be lacking. In typical events where we see severe weather 
from linear convection in high shear Low Cape environments...we tend 
to have a very strong advective short wave that tracks right across 
the forecast area. This wave tracks past the mountains to the northwest Sunday evening. 
Furthermore...an experimental index for high shear Low Cape severe 
weather (called the sherb index)...has values below what is expected 
for an environment that supports severe weather...when run for the 
operational NAM and GFS. Will include a chance for thunderstorms 
over the southeast zones in the evening. Bottom line...we cannot totally 
rule out severe weather over the southeast zones...but unless we see more 
instability or a better indication of storm organization...we will 
not mention the non-zero severe weather chances in the severe weather potential statement. As for 
heavy rain...cannot rule out some heavy rain near the Blue Ridge in 
the evening as a strong low level jet remains directed at the 
mountains...but the 850mb flow veers quickly SW in the evening as the wave 
passes. Antecedent conditions are dry...which lowers our flood risk. 
Temperatures are interesting Sunday evening/night with the destruction of the 
weak wedge and continued warm advection. Expect that most places 
will have their high for Sunday after sunset as temperatures continue to 
rise. Temperatures should remain mild overnight as the main front remains 
to the west. On Monday...there are some model discrepancies as to 
the amount of shower activity...with the GFS/European model (ecmwf) showing less 
precipitation than the NAM. Will keep a low chance first thing and 
gradually taper it down from there...mainly because the front should 
pass through during the day. Feel the NAM is way overdone because it 
keeps surface dewpoint values in the lower to middle 60s east of the mountains 
which results in too much instability which triggers the convective 
precipitation scheme. The GFS looks more reasonable with middle/upper 50s 
dewpoints...so quite a bit less convective precipitation. 


The rest of the short range is quiet. We stay in a SW flow aloft 
with no middle/upper forcing and high pressure building in from the 
west. Some lingering light precipitation over the Tennessee border zones should 
end Monday evening and after that the forecast was kept dry. Any 
development closer to the old stalled front off the East Coast should 
stay to our east. Temperatures Tuesday will be 10-15 degrees cooler than 
Monday. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday night through Saturday/... 
as of 2 PM Saturday...the medium range forecast picks up at 00z on 
Wednesday with broad and deep upper troffing centered just to our 
west. Over the next 24 to 36 hours...the trough axis is expected to lift 
NE of the forecast area with some degree of deamplification in its wake. 
The long range models differ with respect to exactly how long the deeper troffing 
lasts over the County warning forecast area with the European model (ecmwf) maintaining a considerably 
steeper trough through the first half or so of Friday while the GFS and 
Canadian increase heights faster and flatten the upper pattern 
sooner. Either way...all of the guidance suggests that from late Friday 
Onward...the region will remain under a relatively zonal pattern 
with upper heights relatively constant. 


At the surface...the latest 12z run of the GFS is trending more towards 
an European model (ecmwf)-like scenario with respect to the development of a southern coastal low 
on Wednesday. By 18z Wednesday...both models now have a well defined low centered 
just off the Carolina coast with deep layer moisture spreading over 
the majority of the County warning forecast area. The European model (ecmwf) still maintains a larger...deep 
moisture plume over our area compared to the GFS...but not by much. 
Both models agree that by early Thursday...things should dry out pretty 
quickly as the low tracks up the East Coast. A weak secondary cold 
front is expected to pass just to our north as the main low lifts NE 
and some lingering precipitation is possible over the northern and western 
zones...however it should not amount to much. The rest of the medium 
range should be dry with high pressure regaining control over the 
region. As highlighted in the previous discussion...minor amounts of 
frozen precipitation are possible with the coastal low on Wednesday. Model 
soundings still support snow and/or snow/sleet over the higher 
elevations early Wednesday...however beyond the late morning it looks like 
temperatures will be too warm to support anything but rain. In 
addition...at present the bulk of the quantitative precipitation forecast is expected over the 
eastern half of the County warning forecast area and not the higher terrain. Yet...the NC 
mts could see some additional lingering northwest flow snow Wednesday night into 
Thursday...but it likely wont be much. Otherwise...temperatures start out 
below climatology and remain there through day 7. 


&& 


Aviation /02z Sunday through Thursday/... 
at kclt...conditions will start out VFR this evening...but then 
gradually deteriorate Sunday morning...as copious amounts of 
moisture moves in from the south ahead of an approaching low pressure 
system. Middle cloud ceilings should develop overnight...then MVFR to IFR 
ceilings with onset of rain by around daybreak. Rain should be fairly 
steady for most of the day on Sunday. Winds will start out southeast...but 
turn back to NE...as an in situ cold air damming wedge develops with 
onset of precipitation. Winds will be close to due east...but expected to 
favor an east-northeast direction. 


Elsewhere...similar to kclt paragraph above...except slight timing 
differences with onset of MVFR to IFR ceilings and precipitation onset. Precipitation 
and low ceilings should develop from SW to NE late tonight through Sunday 
morning across the region. Increasing southeasterly low level flow may be enough for 
low level wind shear at kavl during the middle-to-late morning hours. Cold air damming 
should keep winds NE across the Piedmont...and southeast at kavl. A few low-end 
gusts possible across the upstate...especially at kand late morning to midday. 


Outlook...restrictive ceilings and precipitation will continue to be 
widespread Sunday night as a warm front lifts through the region from 
the south. Brief drying follows the front Mon-Tue...with precipitation 
possibly returning Wednesday. 


Confidence table... 


01-07z 07-13z 13-19z 19-00z 
kclt high 100% high 93% high 86% medium 76% 
kgsp high 100% high 90% medium 76% high 84% 
kavl high 100% high 95% high 84% high 96% 
khky high 100% high 91% high 88% high 86% 
kgmu high 100% high 88% medium 78% high 84% 
kand high 100% high 93% high 96% high 84% 


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...Ark/joh 
short term...PM 
long term...jpt 
aviation...Arkansas 



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