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  • 29°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW 15 mph
  • Humidity: 47%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 11°
  • Pressure: 30.09 in. +
  • Heat Index: 18

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 31 °
  • Low: 15 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 22 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Ice Pellets
  • High: 30 °
  • Low: 30 °
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  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 29 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 2:59 am EST on February 13, 2016

  • Today

    Sunny. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tonight

    Mostly clear. Cold with lows around 14. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. East winds around 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Light snow accumulation possible. Cold with lows in the lower 20s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

  • Washingtons Birthday

    Snow...sleet and freezing rain likely in the morning...then freezing rain and rain in the afternoon. Additional light snow accumulation. Highs in the mid 30s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

  • Monday Night

    Rain. Freezing rain likely after midnight. Near steady temperatures in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Partly sunny. Rain and freezing rain likely in the morning...then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

  • Friday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 3:01 am EST on February 13, 2016


... Cold wave expected over the western Carolinas and northeast
Georgia through this weekend...

A very cold Arctic airmass is building into the region today. High
temperatures this afternoon will likely remain in the teens and
20s across the mountains... with mostly 30s east of the mountains.
Colder air will settle in tonight... with low temperatures in the
single digits to lower teens in the mountains... and in the teens
to around 20 over the foothills and Piedmont. High temperatures
will struggle again on Sunday to reach the 20s mountains and 30s
Piedmont... with highs some 20 to 25 degrees below normal in most
areas.

The cold weather will result in high demands for electricity
across the region. Power outages may result from the heavy
electrical Load. Those who require electricity for heating or
medical equipment should consider backup heat or electrical
sources.

Take steps now to protect your property and health from the
extreme cold. If you go outside... wear several layers of loose
fitting... lightweight... warm clothing rather than one layer of
heavy clothing. Mittens are warmer than gloves. Wear a hat and
cover your mouth with a scarf. If driving... keep your Gas Tank
near full to avoid ice in The Tank and fuel lines. Check your
antifreeze and windshield washer fluid levels. Be sure to carry a
fully charged cell phone.

In your home... consider allowing indoor plumbing fixtures to drip
to allow water to trickle through pipes and inhibit freezing. Use
caution with space heaters in order to avoid fire or injury. If
emergency generators will be used... they must be situated outdoors
in well ventilated areas to prevent Carbon monoxide poisoning.

Also... remember to check in on family... friends... and elderly
neighbors who might be susceptible to the cold. Do not Forget
about your pets and livestock. Make sure they have a source of
water that will not freeze and a warm place to take shelter from
the wind and cold.

Do not attempt to walk on frozen ponds... lakes or streams... as the
ice will not be thick enough to support the weight... even of a
child.

A cold wave is defined as when the average daily temperature is
12 degrees or more below normal mid-January average daily
temperatures for 48 hours or longer. Normal mid-January average
daily temperatures are... for Asheville 37... Charlotte 41... and
gsp 42. By definition it follows that a cold wave is when the
average daily temperature for Asheville is 25... Charlotte is
29... and gsp is 30.



301 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016

... Cold wave expected over the western Carolinas and northeast
Georgia through this weekend...

A very cold Arctic airmass is building into the region today. High
temperatures this afternoon will likely remain in the teens and
20s across the mountains... with mostly 30s east of the mountains.
Colder air will settle in tonight... with low temperatures in the
single digits to lower teens in the mountains... and in the teens
to around 20 over the foothills and Piedmont. High temperatures
will struggle again on Sunday to reach the 20s mountains and 30s
Piedmont... with highs some 20 to 25 degrees below normal in most
areas.

The cold weather will result in high demands for electricity
across the region. Power outages may result from the heavy
electrical Load. Those who require electricity for heating or
medical equipment should consider backup heat or electrical
sources.

Take steps now to protect your property and health from the
extreme cold. If you go outside... wear several layers of loose
fitting... lightweight... warm clothing rather than one layer of
heavy clothing. Mittens are warmer than gloves. Wear a hat and
cover your mouth with a scarf. If driving... keep your Gas Tank
near full to avoid ice in The Tank and fuel lines. Check your
antifreeze and windshield washer fluid levels. Be sure to carry a
fully charged cell phone.

In your home... consider allowing indoor plumbing fixtures to drip
to allow water to trickle through pipes and inhibit freezing. Use
caution with space heaters in order to avoid fire or injury. If
emergency generators will be used... they must be situated outdoors
in well ventilated areas to prevent Carbon monoxide poisoning.

Also... remember to check in on family... friends... and elderly
neighbors who might be susceptible to the cold. Do not Forget
about your pets and livestock. Make sure they have a source of
water that will not freeze and a warm place to take shelter from
the wind and cold.

Do not attempt to walk on frozen ponds... lakes or streams... as the
ice will not be thick enough to support the weight... even of a
child.

A cold wave is defined as when the average daily temperature is
12 degrees or more below normal mid-January average daily
temperatures for 48 hours or longer. Normal mid-January average
daily temperatures are... for Asheville 37... Charlotte 41... and
gsp 42. By definition it follows that a cold wave is when the
average daily temperature for Asheville is 25... Charlotte is
29... and gsp is 30.



 Local Storm Report 



02/12/2016 1137 am

Newton, Catawba County.

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02/12/2016 1137 am

Newton, Catawba County.

Snow e0.0 inch, reported by social media.





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Location: Maple Crest, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:38 AM EST

Temperature: 27.9 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: West at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Mountain View Heliport, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:35 AM EST

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: NW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:39 AM EST

Temperature: 27.0 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: ESE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:23 AM EST

Temperature: 30 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: NNW at 4 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: 21st Avenue Southeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:46 AM EST

Temperature: 29.8 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 28.5 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 5:33 AM EST

Temperature: 29.7 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: West at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Catawba County Government Center, Newton, NC

Updated: 5:36 AM EST

Temperature: 29.5 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: WNW at 10.9 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: North Newton, Newton, NC

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 28.0 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:35 AM EST

Temperature: 27.3 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: WNW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 5:34 AM EST

Temperature: 27.1 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Rock Barn, Conover, NC

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 28.3 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: NNE at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Hillside Street SW, Valdese, NC

Updated: 5:46 AM EST

Temperature: 27.4 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 5:35 AM EST

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 8:45 AM GST

Temperature: 27.5 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: North at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 5:45 AM EST

Temperature: 29.2 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 28.2 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: NW at 3.8 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 27.0 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: NW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 28.3 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 28.5 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: West at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 5:45 AM EST

Temperature: 29.1 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: NNW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 5:42 AM EST

Temperature: 26.9 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: SouthBridge, Claremont, NC

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 26.6 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: NNE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Murrays Mill Road, Catawba, NC

Updated: 5:35 AM EST

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: WNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 27.6 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: WNW at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 5:40 AM EST

Temperature: 25.9 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: 182, Lawndale, NC

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 29.8 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: NE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Stagecoach, Lawndale, NC

Updated: 5:35 AM EST

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: NW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Old 18 South (Broughton Hospital Area), Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:37 AM EST

Temperature: 29.1 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Creekside Village, Maiden, NC

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 28.0 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: NNE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Crouse, Crouse, NC

Updated: 5:32 AM EST

Temperature: 29.1 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: SW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Marydel, Maiden, NC

Updated: 5:46 AM EST

Temperature: 29.7 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 29.9 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: West at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Burkemont, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:47 AM EST

Temperature: 25.2 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: West at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
250 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 


Synopsis... 
the leading edge of an Arctic airmass will push into the region 
today and settle solidly over the area on Sunday. A low pressure 
system will approach from the west on Monday...cross the region 
Monday night...and depart to the east on Tuesday. A wintry mix of 
precipitation is likely with this system. Another fast moving system 
will cross the southern Appalachians middle week...with drying and 
warming expected late in the week. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 200 am...a deep trough continues to dominate the eastern 
Continental U.S....with the axis now shifting just east of the County warning forecast area today. 
Confluent northwesterly flow on the back side of the trough will usher in a 
large Arctic high pressure system into the region today through 
tonight. Strong low level winds and cold air advection is resulting in Wind Advisory 
criteria winds across the northern NC mountains also...regional radar 
mosaic still showing healthy snow showers across eastern KY/TN. So 
expect continued likely to categorical coverage of snow along the Tennessee 
border for the next few hours. Then snow should taper off fairly 
quickly starting right before daybreak through the rest of the morning. 
Temperatures are not falling as quickly as expected. Probably due to 
turbulent mixing and clouds/snow adding a little heat. Still...the 
combination of wind and falling temperatures should result in sub-zero wind 
chills for much of the elevations above 3500 feet this morning. 


By midday...snow showers should be winding down to just a few 
flurries and lingering stratus along the Tennessee border...while winds 
slowly weaken...but remain breezy. Temperatures will only hold steady or 
rise slightly in the northern mountains...so wind chills will hover in 
the 0 to -5 range through the day. Elsewhere...it will be cold with 
temperatures ranging from 15 to 30 degrees below normal...despite full sun 
outside the northwest flow stratus. 


Tonight...the center of Arctic high pressure will settle over the 
central Appalachians...while a weak Alberta clipper dives into the 
plains states. The upper flow will flatten out somewhat as the 
clipper system approaches...allowing some middle and high clouds to 
start streaming atop the area late. Still...it looks like a decent 
radiational cooling night...with some of the coldest temperatures of the 
winter expected by daybreak Sunday. Lows will be generally 20-25 
degrees below normal. Even though winds will be substantially weaker 
in the northern mountains...the colder temperatures will result in dangerous 
wind chills continuing through the night. 


&& 


Short term /Sunday through Tuesday/... 
as of 245 am EST Saturday...considerable uncertainty persists with 
the wintry weather forecast for Sunday night through Tuesday. One 
question centers around how quickly the cold and dry Arctic airmass 
present at onset Sunday night will retreat/modify through the 
period. Uncertainty also arises over the surface low track 
forecasts...with the GFS/European model (ecmwf) Camp starting off the surface low 
west of the mountains and tracking it through the central/southern 
Appalachians...while the NAM/Gem Camp depict more of a redeveloping 
Piedmont low to the southeast. These differences will need to be 
resolved before enough confidence exists to Post a Winter Storm 
Watch. 


For the specifics...a northern stream system moving across the upper 
Midwest on Sunday will extend a warm frontal feature across the 
southern Appalachians through the day...with associated upglide 
moisture arriving at middle levels. Lower levels...however...remain 
mostly dry through late day. Meanwhile...1034 mb surface high 
pressure will move east through the middle Atlantic region Sunday and 
offshore Sunday night. The low level thickness trough remaining 
across the western Carolinas will be cold and dry and favorable for 
hybrid cold air damming as the precipitation starts ahead of an 
approaching southern stream wave. The models have trended less 
amplified and more progressive with this southern wave which 
sharpens up over the MS River Valley on Monday. A consensus of the 
varying model profiles promotes a slow warmup with gradual cad 
erosion late Monday into Monday night. The faster solutions now 
bring a middle dry slot in quickly behind the wave late Monday night 
through Tuesday morning...with heaviest precipitation shutting off 
more quickly. 


Upglide moisture should get started in earnest across the forecast 
area before daybreak Monday. Still anticipate nearly all snow at 
onset with the 850 mb zero degree isotherm along the southern 
periphery of the forecast area. However...the warm nose aloft should 
steadily expand and move northward through the day to permit a 
transition to sleet and then freezing rain throughout most areas by 
Monday evening. The middle level drying and associated removal of ice 
nuclei may keep any overnight precipitation rain or freezing 
rain/freezing drizzle in any lingering colder mountains pockets. 
Then...northwest upslope moisture on Tuesday morning will diminish 
through Tuesday afternoon...with a brief lull in precipitation 
likely. All told...at least advisory snow or ice accums look quite 
possible for a significant chunk of the forecast area...with mainly 
the northern mountains at risk of winter storm snow/ice at this 
point. Winter storm watches could be needed for Monday as early as 
this afternoon. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday night through Friday/... 
as of 245 am EST Saturday...the next upstream shortwave rounding the 
broad eastern trough will cross the southern Appalachians Tuesday 
night. A resurgence of upslope moisture will accompany the wave as 
colder temperatures briefly return...and some scattered snow shower 
activity could break containment east of the mountains in the early 
morning hours Wednesday. Behind the departing the wave...heights will 
build in from the west later Wednesday through Thursday. Timing 
differences exist on the next upstream wave late week in the 
progressive flow Patten...and no precipitation will be advertised 
through Friday. The main feature of the forecast Wednesday through Friday 
will be drying and warming conditions with maximum temperatures finally 
climbing above climatology by Friday. 


&& 


Aviation /08z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
at kclt and elsewhere east of the mountains...VFR...with generally sky clear or 
few250 for most of the period. Winds will remain out of the 
northwest...with some low-end gusts expected as mixing deepens late morning 
through the midafternoon. 


At kavl...north-northwest winds will remain across the terminal 
through the taf period as high pressure approaches from the 
northwest. Wind gusts have been intermittent through the evening...but 
are expected to be more frequent by 9z...and continue through the 
afternoon. A tempo for the gusts and for potential MVFR ceiling from the 
Tennessee border will be kept through 9z. Skies should clear out by 14z...as the 
low level moisture tapers off. 


Outlook...an Arctic air mass will build in across the region over the 
weekend. A significant winter weather system is possible early next 
week. 


Confidence table... 


07-13z 13-19z 19-01z 01-06z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 85% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
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 schedule taf issuance flight rule category. Complet hourly 
experimental aviation forecast consistency tables and ensemble forecasts 
are available at the following link: 


Www.Weather.Gov/gsp/aviation 


&& 


Gsp watches/warnings/advisories... 
Georgia...none. 
NC...Winter Weather Advisory until 6 am EST early this morning for 
ncz033-048>052. 
Wind Chill Advisory until 10 am EST Sunday for ncz033-049-050. 
Wind Chill Advisory until noon EST today for ncz048-051-052- 
058-059. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...hg 
near term...Arkansas 
short term...hg 
long term...hg 
aviation...Arkansas 






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