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Current Conditions

  • 38°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 31°
  • Pressure: 30.06 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Rain
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 4:00 AM EST on December 19, 2014

  • Friday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with rain. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 46F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast. Low of 39F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 50F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 54F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 48F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 45F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:55 AM EST

Temperature: 36.1 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: WSW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 2:56 AM EST

Temperature: 38.6 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 37.9 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:46 AM EST

Temperature: 33.3 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:57 AM EST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 5:55 AM GST

Temperature: 34.1 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 36.6 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 33.8 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 32.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 32.9 °F Dew Point: -12 °F Humidity: 13% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:43 AM EST

Temperature: 36.1 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 2:47 AM EST

Temperature: 34.8 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 35.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 2:48 AM EST

Temperature: 33.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 2:47 AM EST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Lawndale, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 37.2 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Catawba, NC, Catawba, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 33.3 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 32.4 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 33.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 2:57 AM EST

Temperature: 32.7 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NW at 1.2 mph Pressure: 27.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: NE Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:56 AM EST

Temperature: 30.4 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Dallas Cherryville Hwy., Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: -14 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:04 AM EST

Temperature: 39 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 2:54 AM EST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 2:50 AM EST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: WNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
1222 am EST Friday Dec 19 2014 


Synopsis... 
weak high pressure over the region on Friday will give way to a 
brief increase in moisture along with chilly temperatures on 
Saturday. Drier high pressure then returns for Sunday before an area 
of low pressure brings rain chances back for Monday. 


&& 


Near term /through today/... 
0515 UTC update...winds were updated with a blend of the latest NAM 
and adjmav guidance. Cloud over was updated from infrared satellite 
imagery. 


915 PM update...cloud cover crossing the mountains from the tenn valley 
is breaking up upstream as models suggested...being in the wake 
of the shortwave now over the central Appalachians. Downsloping 
has had somewhat of an impact...as the clouds that filled in over 
the County warning forecast area after sunset now are beginning to dissolve. Skies will 
remain mostly cloudy overall for a couple more hours but should 
become mostly clear by early morning. Revised sky grids to account for 
this. Temperatures through the late evening should be unaffected...but 
previous mins appear to be on track. 


630 PM update...in collaboration with neighboring 
offices...revised probability of precipitation for late Friday night and Saturday to better 
reflect guidance depiction of the precipitation associated with the passing 
southern stream wave. Categorical probability of precipitation seemed too high over the northern 
upstate and southern NC Piedmont/foothills...so we reduced them to likely 
range. 


As of 220 PM...a vorticity maximum will streak west to east from the Ohio 
Valley to the middle Atlantic tonight...with the only real effect this 
far south being a reinforcing veering northwesterly low level flow in its wake. So 
while there is still a fair amount of middle clouds trying to make 
inroads from the Tennessee Valley and the Gulf states...most of the clouds 
will be from periods of cirrus within a strong subtropical jet through 
Friday. Winds will be light and the air fairly dry. Min temperatures will 
be a category or two above normal (mid-upper 20s mountains and Lower-Middle 30s 
piedmont). 


On Friday...another potent southern stream shortwave will enter the 
Southern Plains...with increasing high clouds for the afternoon atop the 
County warning forecast area. Low level flow will weaken and begin to back to southwesterly...while surface 
high pressure lingers across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. Temperatures are 
expected to be near normal in the mountains...and a category or two across 
the Piedmont. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Sunday/... 
as of 245 PM...beginning Friday night...short range models indicate 
that a weak inverted surface trough will develop near the 
Mississippi Delta. By 12z Sat...the center of surface high pressure is 
forecast to reach the Great Lakes region...ridging southward across 
the western Carolinas. A 500 mb trough is expected to ripple across the 
deep south...moisture ahead of the disturbance will advect north 
from the Gulf of Mexico to Tennessee. As the middle level wave 
approaches...moisture will build across the southern appalachian 
region. However...low level flow will remain from the SW and model 
isentropic lift appears very weak. As a result...12z model runs have 
continued a drier trend. I will delay probability of precipitation until better middle forcing 
arrives around sunrise Saturday. At the time of precipitation 
arrival...temperatures are forecast to range from the middle to low 30s 
across the mountains to middle to upper 30s east. Based on forecast 
soundings...precipitation should fall as a mix of rain and snow across the 
mountains during the early morning hours...with a cold rain east. In 
addition...following model trends...I have decreased quantitative precipitation forecast across the 
County Warning Area on Saturday. Snowfall between a half inch to inch is still 
possible across the northern mountains...elsewhere...little to no accums. 
Highs will be tweaked a little warmer from previous 
forecast...ranging in the low to middle 40s. 


Sunday...short wave ridging will ripple across region ahead of the next 
amplifying trough. Min temperatures under partly cloudy sky should 
range from the l30s along I-40 to u30 across the upper Savannah 
River valley. Moisture will surge across the region during the 
afternoon. Low level winds should back from the south- 
southeast...providing marginal upslope flow. I will increase probability of precipitation to 
schc across the Piedmont for rain. Highs should remain around 3-5 
degrees below normal. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
as of 225 PM Thursday...the medium range will feature a transition 
to a highly amplified and active upper flow pattern...as a deep 
eastern trough is expected to become established in response to a 
series of potent short wave troughs diving out of the northern 
rockies. The global models generally agree in initiating weak 
cyclogenesis off the southeast coast on Monday in advance of the 
first short wave. The GFS and the European model (ecmwf) respond with quantitative precipitation forecast across the 
western Carolinas and north Georgia by Monday morning...although the 
strength and position of the consensus low center suggests precipitation is 
hardly a slam dunk...thus probability of precipitation will be maintained in the chance 
range in most areas. Partial thickness forecasts from the GFS and European model (ecmwf) 
suggest an all-liquid event over the vast majority of the area. 
However...with in situ cold air damming possibly developing in 
response to light precipitation falling over cool/dry surface ridge... 
locations along the eastern Blue Ridge Escarpment...particularly the 
northern mountains...could see a brief period of freezing rain early Monday. 


The next weather maker appears to arrive in the Tuesday night/early Wednesday 
time frame...when a more substantive wave dives into the 
southeast...potentially resulting in a stronger surface response 
(although this is not entirely certain...especially given the deterministic 
GFS solution...which suggests more of an open wave over the 
southeast). Higher probability of precipitation will be featured during this time frame. 
Once again...it appears the cold air will hold off until after the 
area of deep forcing exits the forecast area. However...Post frontal 
northwest flow could result in snow showers across the mountains Wednesday into 
Wednesday night. There will also be the potential for some thunder across 
the Piedmont as the cold front passes through the area early Wednesday. 
Temperatures will generally be near-to-below normal through the period... 
with Monday expected to be the coolest day thanks to the potential 
for in situ cad. 


&& 


Aviation /05z Friday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...VFR. Model time heights suggest that low VFR clouds will 
erode around daybreak as low level flow veers from north to NE and dry 
high pressure builds into the area. High level cirrus will then be 
the dominate cloud group until Thursday evening...when low level 
moisture spreads in from the SW ahead of a Gulf of Mexico surface 
low. Low VFR ceilings and precipitation will probably not arrive until 
after this forecast package however. 


Elsewhere...VFR. The models suggest that low VFR clouds will diminish 
around daybreak as dry high pressure arrives and winds veer from north 
to NE. Cirrus will then prevail until Thursday evening when low level 
moisture arrives in advance of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico. 
Low VFR ceilings are expected late Thursday evening at kavl and the SC 
sites...with precipitation as well. Rainfall could mix with snow at 
kavl at that time. 


Outlook...a more organized system will approach from the west early 
Saturday bringing elevated precipitation/restriction chances. Some wintry 
precipitation is possible across the NC mountains and foothills affecting 
kavl/khky Saturday morning. Wintry precipitation is not expected at this 
time for any other taf sites. A wetter system will track into the 
area for Monday likely bringing some restrictions. 


Confidence table... 


05-11z 11-17z 17-23z 23-00z 
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...csh 
near term...Ark/jat/Wimberley 
short term...Ned 
long term...jdl 
aviation...jat 



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