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Current Conditions

  • 78°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: East 9 mph
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Visibility: 9.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 65°
  • Pressure: 30.22 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 85 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 87 °
  • Low: 65 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 89 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 10:50 am EDT on September 5, 2015

  • This Afternoon

    Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Sunday

    Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Labor Day

    Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

  • Monday Night through Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.

  • Wednesday

    Partly sunny. A chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Thursday through Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Local Storm Report 



09/04/2015 0814 PM

2 miles NE of Hickory, Catawba County.

Hail e1.00 inch, reported by trained spotter.






09/04/2015 0814 PM

2 miles NE of Hickory, Catawba County.

Hail e1.00 inch, reported by trained spotter.





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Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 12:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.7 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: ESE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 12:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: NE at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 12:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 12:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 12:07 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 77 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 11:59 AM EDT

Temperature: 79.7 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: NE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.5 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: SSW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Rock Barn, Conover, NC

Updated: 11:37 AM EDT

Temperature: 79.2 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: NW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: North Hills Subdivision, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 12:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: SSE at 2.5 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 12:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: West at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 2:10 PM GST

Temperature: 78.0 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: ENE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 12:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: ENE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 12:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.2 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 12:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.8 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 12:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 12:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.5 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: SSW at 2.6 mph Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: WNW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 12:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: North at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Murrays Mill Road, Catawba, NC

Updated: 12:07 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.7 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: SE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 12:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: NNE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 12:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Stagecoach, Lawndale, NC

Updated: 12:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.7 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: NNE at 7.8 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Crouse, Crouse, NC

Updated: 12:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: South at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Marydel, Maiden, NC

Updated: 12:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.7 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: NNE at 2.5 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 12:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 12:13 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.1 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
1038 am EDT Sat Sep 5 2015 


Synopsis... 
a cool and moist wind flow off the Atlantic this weekend will keep 
considerable cloudiness and cooler temperatures over our region. 
Expect gradual warming during the early to middle part of the 
upcoming week under an upper ridge. A cold front and upper trough 
will arrive at the end of the week. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 1030 am...earlier shower activity has dissipated along the 
SC/NC border S of eho. Widespread low clouds had moved in across the 
Piedmont of the Carolinas and foothills from the NE. The cloud cover 
will result in a slow warmup over these areas...which will delay 
and/or inhibit destabilization. Will change the forecast to lower the 
pop at least over the western Piedmont of NC through late morning. The 
thinking is that eventually enough holes will develop in the clouds to 
allow for enough heating to support scattered showers and storms from 
early afternoon Onward. The best chance for precipitation will be over the 
west where better insolation will allow for more instability and a 
cloudy/clear boundary provides some focus for deep convection. The 
models more or less seem to key on that feature...with comparatively 
more development west and less development east. Temperatures will not be 
changed at this time. 


Remainder of previous discussion... 


A weak upper trough will remain over the area today and tonight while 
surface high pressure builds into the area from the NE in a wedge-like 
pattern. The resulting east to NE low level flow will keep copious low 
level moisture in place across the County warning forecast area. This combined with the 
conditionally unstable air mass in place will lead scattered convection 
today. Best chance will be across the western County warning forecast area where upslope flow and 
better instability exist. The convection will slowly diminish through 
the evening with scattered chance lingering along the Blue Ridge and isolated 
elsehwere overnight. Although moderate instability develops...dcape 
values are forecast to remain below 1000 j/kg...so only isolated severe 
storms expected. Could see isolated heavy rainfall...especially if 
storms become anchored along ridges in the Ely flow or training 
cells develop. Despite the surface high placement...this is not a great 
set up for a strong cold air damming event with little isentropic 
lift or wwa above The /Wedge/. Do expect cooler highs today due to 
clouds and precipitation. Lows tonight will be near to above normal. 


&& 


Short term /Sunday through Monday night/... 
at 230 am EDT Saturday...on Sunday morning an upper low will be pver 
the southeast...while ridging extends form Texas to teh southern Great 
Lakes to the northeast. The upper low retrogressers southwest to teh 
Gulf Coast by Monday...where it remains into teusday night. Week 
upper level energy rounding the trough will move west acorss the 
southner Appalachians on Sunday before the trough moves SW. 


At the surface...high pressure will remains banked up agains the 
east slopes of the Appalachians on Sunday and Monday. The models 
show modest isentropic upglide from the west over this surface ridge 
on Sunday...that diminishes on Monday. Low level flow remains from 
the NE...limiting upslope flow into the mountains. Considering these 
factors...precipitation is not expected to be excessive. 
Temperatures will warm from below normal to near normal. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday through Friday/... 
at 230 am EDT Saturday...on Tuesday a southern stream upper trough 
will be over the Gulf states...between upper ridges over northern 
Mexico and the western Atlantic. This pattern persists into 
Wednesday. By Thursday the Gulf trough weakens...while a northern 
stream trough over the northern plains starts to amplify. The 
northern trough amplifies over the MS River Valley on Friday. 


At the surface...on Tuesday and Wednesday high pressure centered 
over the middle Atlantic region will extend south over the Carolinas 
and Georgia. This ridge weakens on Thursday as a cold front approaches 
from the northwest. The front decelerates as it reaches our area on Friday. 


Model instablity is greatest on Tuesday and Wednesday on the east 
side of the upper trough...but appears to be strangely tame ahead of 
the approaching front and associated falling heights aloft late in 
the week. Precipitation is not expected to be exccessive...as 
steerign flow remains sufficient to keep cells moving...but upslope 
flow...when present...is rather week. Temperatures will run near 
normal. 


&& 


Aviation /15z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
at kclt...rain showers moving southeast toward the airfield will bring some visibility 
restrictions before MVFR ceilings move in. The MVFR will slowly lift to 
low VFR through the morning. Additional convection expected today... so 
tempo and prob30 for thunderstorms and rain retained. MVFR clouds move back in 
overnight with IFR possible. Northeasterly winds continue through the period. 
Become northeasterly and continue through the period. 


Elsewhere...similar conditions as kclt. Kavl the exception with calm 
winds becoming southerly...then back to calm overnight. 


Outlook...a moist easterly flow will continue through Sunday...bringing 
a good chance of IFR/MVFR restrictions Sunday morning. Light precipitation 
will remain possible. The threat for restrictions will continue through 
Sunday night. Dry air working in from the east on Monday will begin to 
diminish the threat for early next week. 


Confidence table... 


14-20z 20-02z 02-08z 08-12z 
kclt high 81% high 100% high 100% high 83% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% low 58% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 100% high 87% 
khky medium 76% high 100% high 100% medium 77% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% low 58% 
kand high 100% high 100% high 100% medium 62% 


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 


&& 


Gsp watches/warnings/advisories... 
Georgia...none. 
NC...none. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...jat 
near term...PM/rwh 
short term...jat 
long term...jat 
aviation...rwh 



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