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Current Conditions

  • 27°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 21°
  • Pressure: 30.26 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 21 °
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Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 4:00 AM EST on January 29, 2015

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 50F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 32F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 45F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then clear with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.7 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then clear. High of 48F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

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

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 7:08 AM EST

Temperature: 23.4 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Vale NC US, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:43 AM EST

Temperature: 23 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 7:17 AM EST

Temperature: 24.8 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 7:11 AM EST

Temperature: 29.5 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 7:18 AM EST

Temperature: 25.4 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 7:17 AM EST

Temperature: 26.9 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 7:16 AM EST

Temperature: 24.6 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 7:16 AM EST

Temperature: 21.4 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:14 AM EST

Temperature: 24.1 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Maiden, Maiden, NC

Updated: 7:17 AM EST

Temperature: 24.4 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: North Hills, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 7:13 AM EST

Temperature: 20.3 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 10:15 AM GST

Temperature: 22.6 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 7:15 AM EST

Temperature: 27.5 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 7:17 AM EST

Temperature: 25.7 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Valdese NC US, Drexel, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EST

Temperature: 26 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 7:18 AM EST

Temperature: 23.0 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 7:18 AM EST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 7:17 AM EST

Temperature: 24.3 °F Dew Point: -14 °F Humidity: 17% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:13 AM EST

Temperature: 24.4 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Conover NC US, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EST

Temperature: 21 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 7:08 AM EST

Temperature: 21.8 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:40 AM EST

Temperature: 21 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 7:17 AM EST

Temperature: 23.7 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 7:13 AM EST

Temperature: 23.9 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 7:13 AM EST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Lawndale, NC

Updated: 7:17 AM EST

Temperature: 23.4 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Catawba, NC, Catawba, NC

Updated: 7:18 AM EST

Temperature: 24.1 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:17 AM EST

Temperature: 22.3 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET High Shoals NC US, High Shoals, NC

Updated: 6:47 AM EST

Temperature: 22 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 7:17 AM EST

Temperature: 24.1 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 7:16 AM EST

Temperature: 23.0 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Burkemont, Morganton, NC

Updated: 7:17 AM EST

Temperature: 22.5 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Morganton NC US, Morganton, NC

Updated: 6:48 AM EST

Temperature: 23 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 7:18 AM EST

Temperature: 24.3 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: SE at 1.2 mph Pressure: 28.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: NE Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 7:11 AM EST

Temperature: 21.6 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
619 am EST Thursday Jan 29 2015 


Synopsis... 
a cold front will cross the forecast area later tonight with high 
pressure building in its wake on Friday. The high will linger over 
the region into Sunday before a moist low pressure system develops 
to our southwest and brings widespread precipitation to the area 
late Sunday and Monday. Another Canadian high moves back into the 
area late Monday and lingers into midweek. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
1115 UTC update...winds were updated with a two to one blend of the 
NAM and adjmav...favoring the former for Stringer winds and gusts in 
the mountains...both ahead of and behind the approaching cold front. 
Gusts still appear to reach advisory criteria only at the very 
highest mountain peaks late tonight...so no advisory is planed at 
this time. Sky cover was updated from infrared satellite imagery. 


At 230 am EST Thursday...an upper ridge of modest amplitude will 
cross the eastern Seaboard this morning...while and upper trough 
moves from the MS River Valley to the Ohio and Tennessee River valleys. A 
shortwave moving through this trough will reach the central 
Appalachians by midday. The ridge moves to the Gulf Stream this 
afternoon...while the shortwave moves off the middle Atlantic coast. 
Another and more robust shortwave moving through the trough reaches 
the central and southern Appalachians in the middle of Thursday 
night...moving east of our area by morning....while the trough axis 
reaches the East Coast. 


A surface ridge along the East Coast will move offshore today... 
while a cold front moves from the MS River Valley to the 
Appalachians. Precipitation ahead of the front will reach the 
mountains sometime this morning...perhaps early enough to start as 
light snow. With warming...snow levels rise above the mountain tops 
today. No appreciable snow accumulations are expected this morning. 
The models do not show much depth to the moist layer east of the 
Blue Ridge...and precipitation chances are quite limited there. 


Frontal passage takes place overnight...with downslope drying in the 
Lee of the mountains...and moist northwest flow into the NC mountains 
bordering Tennessee. Snow level are expected to fall to the valley floors 
this evening...while coverage retreats closer to the Tennessee border. 
Right now it appears that snowfall accumulations will run just under 
two inches overnight...but advisory criteria will only be approached 
on the very highest peaks...so no Snow Advisory is planned. Winds 
will increase in the tight pressure gradient behind the front...but 
Wind Advisory criteria will only be reached late tonight on peaks 
over 5000 feet...so no Wind Advisory is planned at this time. 


High temperatures will run near normal today as warm advection under 
the upper ridge is offset by increasing cloud cover...and low 
temperatures tonight will run slightly above normal as winds keep 
the atmosphere mixed. 


&& 


Short term /Friday through Saturday night/... 
as of 115 am Thursday...the short term begins with an increasing 
subsidence zone and a waning nwfs event. Dry cp air will begin 
filtering into the mountains and limit the additional snowfall potential. 
Likely around another half to one inch through 21z across Western Mountain 
spine. Good 850 mb cold air advection along with deep subsidence will continue the 
strong winds/gusts across the NC mountains...with advisory or even 
warning criteria being met above 4000 feet as model soundings 
indicate an upward trend in velocities atop the mixed layer through 
middle afternoon. Will keep the severe weather potential statement mention for now and the day shift 
will likely issue the npw as the event moves into the 2nd period. 
Winds will relax slowly through the evening with a good 850 mb tgrad 
eventually loosening after 00z. Maximum temperatures will about 15 degrees below 
normal mountain valleys and 3-5 degrees below normal non/mtns. Heights 
begin to rise Friday night and flat ridging will be in place by Sat 
afternoon. This will enable the cp surface high to cross the forecast area 
through the period becoming situated off the Carolina coast by 12z 
sun. Thus...skies will clear and temperatures will remain a few degrees 
below normal as a low level Theta/east trough mixes in. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday through Wednesday/... 
as of 255 am Thursday morning...the medium range forecast picks up at 
12z on Sunday with relatively zonal upper flow over the Carolinas 
and a deepening upper trough to our west. Over the next 24 to 36 
hours...the trough axis is expected to pass overhead with more zonal 
flow in its wake. During this period...a southern stream 500 mb low 
spins up over the Baja California peninsula and gradually drifts NE towards our 
area. By the end of the medium range...this low will likely get 
absorbed by another deepening upper trough. 


At the surface...high pressure will be moving off the southeast coast early 
Sunday as another low spins up to our west-southwest over the lower miss River 
Valley. The associated broad area of deep layer moisture will spread 
over the region through the day with overcast conditions and likely 
probability of precipitation by late sun/early Monday for pretty much all zones. The GFS 
remains about 12 hours faster with the development of this system 
compared to the European model (ecmwf) and CMC. In the lows wake...another Canadian 
high pushes back into the region from the northwest on Monday and dries things 
out. The center of the high will pass over the area on Tuesday and move 
offshore by early Wednesday. Beyond this point the model guidance remains 
fairly ambiguous with the synoptic pattern. The GFS brings another 
reinforcing Canadian high down over the region on Thursday and keeps 
things dry. The European model (ecmwf) tries to spin up another Miller a type low 
over the northern Gulf of mex on Wednesday and move the system across the 
Carolina coast late Wednesday/early Thursday and after that...it dries things 
out like the GFS. The previous runs of the GFS hinted more towards 
the Miller a type low developing...so the current dry scenario looks 
questionable. As for the sensible forecast...I trended a bit cooler for 
the Monday/Tuesday period with lows early Tuesday in the low to middle 20s 
across the the lower elevations and teens across the higher terrain. 
Pop trends were not changed much for the first half of the period 
with best chances late sun through early Monday. For tues/Wed...I kept 
probability of precipitation at slight to solid chance due to the continuing uncertainty 
with the Gulf low. 


&& 


Aviation /11z Thursday through Monday/... 
at kclt...VFR. A high level cirrus ceiling will spread east over the 
field this today ahead of a cold front. Guidance has backed off 
support for a low VFR ceiling this evening...instead preferring a middle 
level ceiling...before erosion late tonight. Some low clouds will be 
carried beneath however. Evening precipitation chances still appear 
too low to mention at this time. S winds will come up this morning 
veering SW this afternoon...with gusts increasing. Frontal 
passage and northwest winds will late tonight. 


Elsewhere...high level cirrus ceilings will set up this morning in 
advance of a cold front. Ceilings fall to low VFR this evening at kavl 
and kand...but guidance is less certain at khky...kgsp and 
kgmu...where a middle level ceiling is indicated. At the last three 
sites...low clouds will be carried beneath the ceiling. The ceiling falls to 
MVFR at kavl late tonight in moist northwest flow behind the front. 
Precipitation chances ahead of the front will too low to 
mention...although kavl will be a close call. If some snow can fall 
at kavl behind the front late tonight...visibility might be reduced...but 
confidence is too low for a mention at this time. S winds are 
expected after dawn...then SW by midday...with gusts increasing. 
Kavl winds veer northwest this evening as the front moves through...and 
foothills winds follow suit late tonight. 


Outlook...a pair of clipper systems will bring chances for rain or 
snow showers to the NC mountains Friday. Most of these showers will remain 
west and north of kavl...but brief periods of restrictions cannot be 
ruled out. Otherwise...mainly VFR conditions are expected across the 
area until moisture begins to return Sunday. Drying is expected on 
Monday. 


Confidence table... 


11-17z 17-23z 23-05z 05-06z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% 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 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...jat 
short term...sbk 
long term...jpt 
aviation...jat 






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