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Current Conditions

  • 62°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NW 6 mph
  • Humidity: 96%
  • Visibility: 6.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 61°
  • Pressure: 29.90 in. +

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Fog
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Fog
  • Wednesday
  • Fog
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Fog
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on September 30, 2014

Dense fog advisory in effect until 9 am EDT this morning...
  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 75F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Dense Fog Advisory  Statement as of 5:38 am EDT on September 30, 2014


... Dense fog advisory remains in effect until 9 am EDT this
morning...

* locations... the western Piedmont... foothills... and French Broad
valley of North Carolina.

* Visibility... one quarter mile or less at times.

* Impacts... hazardous driving conditions due to poor visibility.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving... slow down...
use your headlights... and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
Watch out for children near school bus stops.





Personal Weather Stations

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Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 57.6 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:53 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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

Updated: 5:59 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 8:05 AM GST

Temperature: 62.2 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 27.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.6 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 5:54 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 5:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.4 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.1 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 5:58 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.5 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 5:57 AM EDT

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 6:06 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.3 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.6 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 5:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 58 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: SW at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 6:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.4 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.5 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
343 am EDT Tuesday Sep 30 2014 


Synopsis... 
drier high pressure will build over the region on today and linger 
through Thursday. A cold front will arrive from the northwest on 
Friday with a cool and dry air mass moving back into the region over 
the weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 230 am...a large area of dense fog persisted across the NC 
foothills and northwest Piedmont...and was developing into metropolitan Charlotte. 
Will go ahead and expand the dense fog advisory now. Otherwise...the 
forecast was in decent shape. The fog should dissipate fairly quickly 
after sunrise without much in the way of clouds above the low 
stratus to delay any warmup. 


The next 24 hours should be relatively quiet. A strong short wave 
and upper low diving down across the Great Lakes to the upper Ohio 
Valley will keep an upper trough axis along the East Coast through 
tonight. A mostly channeled vorticity maximum will move overhead today with 
little to show for it because of a lack of moisture. The pattern 
will support high pressure ridging down from the northwest with dry air 
gradually filtering in. The NAM suggests the development of a few 
showers near the Blue Ridge this afternoon because of moisture 
convergence...but forecast soundings show a very shallow layer of 
instability below a strong subsidence inversion. Will not include 
any showers at this time as the GFS is not as excited. For 
tonight...there could be more fog development...but mainly over the 
mountains temperatures were kept close to an average of the guidance. 


&& 


Short term /Wednesday through Thursday/... 
as of 310 am Tuesday...on Wednesday...a weak 500 mb ridge axis will 
slowly ripple east across the County Warning Area. At the surface...a weak Lee trough is 
forecast to develop during the afternoon...providing a weak pressure 
gradient across the southern appalachian region. Winds are expected 
to remain around 5 kts from the surface up to 850 mb. The combination of 
middle level ridging and weak flow across the terrain should favor dry 
conditions for most of the County Warning Area. However...a small pool of 
instability across the western NC mountains may support isolated late 
afternoon rain showers...highlighted with schc probability of precipitation. Temperatures are 
forecast to range around 5 degrees above normal. 


On Thursday...conditions will change very little from Wednesday. 
However...the center of a low level ridge will shift along the Atlantic 
coast through the daylight hours. As a result...low level winds across 
the County Warning Area will strengthen slightly from the south...reaching 15kts at 
850 mb. The south winds should advect Gulf moisture across the southern 
Appalachians. During the late afternoon...weak surface cape and south-southeast flow 
may support a few rain showers across the mountains high temperatures are 
forecast to range from the u70s within the mountain valleys to low 80s 
east. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday night through Monday/... 
as of 330 am Tuesday...medium range models time a surface cold front and 
associated l/west trough across the County Warning Area during the daylight hours Friday. 
0z GFS depicts the concurrence of several ingredients on Friday to 
support a pre-frontal band of convection. Between sunrise and middle 
morning...a band of 300 mb jet divergence will track overhead...running 
ahead of the trough axis. Veering low level flow will increase across the 
region as the cold front approaches. During the late 
afternoon...0-1km helicity is forecast to range from 150-200 m2/s2. 
In addition...cape values may range from 500-1000 j/kg. The forecast 
environment appears favorable for a band of convection to develop 
along and ahead of the cold front west of the mountains early Friday 
morning. The band should survive the passage across the 
mountains...supported by a broad field of cape...upper forcing...and low level 
shear. I will forecast probability of precipitation to range from cate to likely on Friday. 
Temperatures will be limited by cloud cover and high rainfall 
coverage...peaking around 5 degrees below normal. 


Saturday through Monday...high pressure will track from The 
Rockies...across the southern Mississippi River valley...off the 
East Coast. This airmass will feature dry and cool conditions. High 
pressure centered over the County Warning Area on Sunday will result in the coolest 
temperatures of the period. Morning lows on Sunday are forecast to range 
from the 40s across the mountains to low 50 east...highs around 70. 


&& 


Aviation /08z Tuesday through Saturday/... 
at kclt...VFR for the time being...but conditions are right for the 
formation of fog if the high based stratocu ceiling moves off to the 
east...which should happen in the pre-dawn hours. Dense fog has 
already developed across the northwest Piedmont to southern foothills and expect 
the fog area to expand S into metropolitan clt through sunrise. Will go 
more pessimistic than lamp guidance and include a tempo for MVFR 
visibility through 09z...then prevailing MVFR with a tempo IFR from 
09z to 13z as the fog expands. This could very easily go to LIFR or 
vlifr in the 09z to 13z time frame. The fog should lift and 
dissipate by 13z or so...leaving behind VFR conditions with only a 
few stratocu and a light north wind through the rest of the period. 


Elsewhere...will be watching for dense fog development. This was 
already most prevalent in the mountain valleys where conditions will be 
variable between MVFR and vlifr through daybreak. The IFR had 
already surrounded khky at issuance time and should close in by 09z. 
The other taf sites get a long tempo period for IFR visibility in 
fog through daybreak at least. The fog should lift and dissipate by 
middle morning at the very latest. After that...VFR with light north wind. 
Expect more fog to start developing in the mountain valleys by late 
Tuesday evening. 


Outlook...VFR conditions will prevail Wednesday through Friday morning... 
with fog/visibility concerns remaining across the mountains and foothills early 
each morning. A front will approach on Friday which could trigger 
some showers and thunderstorms...with associated restrictions 
possible. 


Confidence table... 


07-13z 13-19z 19-01z 01-07z 
kclt high 85% high 95% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp medium 78% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl medium 71% medium 78% high 100% high 91% 
khky medium 62% high 100% high 100% high 87% 
kgmu medium 74% high 92% high 100% high 100% 
kand medium 77% high 94% 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...dense fog advisory until 9 am EDT this morning for ncz035>037- 
048-053-056-057-065-068>072-082-501>510. 
SC...dense fog advisory until 9 am EDT this morning for scz009. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...Ned 
near term...PM 
short term...Ned 
long term...Ned 
aviation...PM 



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