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Current Conditions

  • 41°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NW 6 mph
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 30°
  • Pressure: 29.92 in. -
  • Heat Index: 37

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 26 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 56 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 67 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 49 °
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Forecast for Lenoir, North Carolina

Updated: 8:22 PM EDT on January 27, 2015

Freeze warning in effect until noon EDT Saturday...
  • Friday

    Light snow at times. Lows overnight in the low 30s.

  • Friday Night

    Cloudy with some light snow. Low 31F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 60%.

  • Saturday

    Sunny skies. High around 50F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear skies. Low 26F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Sunny skies. High 56F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy skies during the evening will give way to cloudy skies overnight. Low 39F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy early, then afternoon sunshine. High 67F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear skies. Low 36F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 72F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear skies. Low 44F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday

    A mainly sunny sky. High near 75F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low 49F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers in the afternoon. High 73F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Periods of rain. Low 57F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

  • Friday

    Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High around 75F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Friday Night

    Showers early becoming a steady light rain late. Low 54F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Cloudy with light rain in the morning...then becoming sunny by afternoon. High 66F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear skies with a few passing clouds. Low 41F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Sun and a few passing clouds. High 63F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Showers early becoming a steady light rain late. Low around 45F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday

    Thundershowers following a period of rain early. High around 70F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday Night

    Thunderstorms during the evening giving way to periods of light rain overnight. Low 51F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Freeze Watch, Freeze Warning  Statement as of 6:54 PM EDT on March 27, 2015


... Freeze warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to noon
EDT Saturday...
... Freeze watch in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a freeze watch... which is in effect from late Saturday night
through Sunday morning.

* Locations... portions of the North Carolina foothills and Piedmont.

* Temperatures... lows tonight in the low 30s... and Saturday night
from the middle 20s to around 30.

* Impacts... very cold temperatures will kill sensitive
vegetation that has already started to grow this season.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible.
These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.







 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 5:51 PM EDT on March 27, 2015


... Public information statement...

The frost and freeze program has been activated for the central
and southern mountains of western North Carolina... the foothills
and Piedmont of western North Carolina along and south of
Interstate 40... all of northeast Georgia... and all of upstate
South Carolina. This includes the Asheville... Charlotte... and
Greenville Spartanburg Metro areas.



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Location: Charlesmont, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 11:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 39.9 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: West at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 11:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: West at 1.2 mph Pressure: 28.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Patterson, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 11:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: ESE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 11:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: WNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Creek Rd, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 11:47 PM EDT

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: NNW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 11:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 11:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.1 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: WNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 1:54 AM GST

Temperature: 41.1 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: NNW at 10.0 mph Pressure: 26.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Darby, NC, Ferguson, NC

Updated: 10:30 PM EDT

Temperature: 39.8 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Darby, Ferguson, NC

Updated: 11:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Gold Run Road, Ferguson, NC

Updated: 11:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 32.5 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 11:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 11:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: WNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 11:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: WNW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 11:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 39.7 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 11:43 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.1 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: West at 11.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Burkemont, Morganton, NC

Updated: 11:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 39.7 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 11:47 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.3 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: NNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 11:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 40.7 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 11:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: -13 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: West at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 11:44 PM EDT

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: NW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: W. Kerr Scott Lake, Wilkesboro, NC

Updated: 11:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Blowing Rock School, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 11:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 27.1 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Coffey Gap, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 11:44 PM EDT

Temperature: 27.0 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNW at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Misty Mountain, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 11:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 26.1 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: West at 9.8 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Crystal Mtn, Boone, NC

Updated: 11:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 26.2 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NNW at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Saddle Springs, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 11:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 26.8 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at 5.4 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Sorrento, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 11:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 24.8 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: West at 14.5 mph Pressure: 29.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 13 °F Graphs

Location: Raven Hill, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 11:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 26.4 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Panorama Estates, Boone, NC

Updated: 11:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 25.0 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: West at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
1028 PM EDT Friday Mar 27 2015 


Synopsis... 
an upper level disturbance will cross the region from the west 
tonight. Cold and dry high pressure will settle in over the weekend. 
A low pressure clipper system and associated cold front will pass 
over the area on Sunday night or Monday. Moisture will return middle to 
late week ahead of the next approaching cold front. 


&& 


Near term /through Saturday/... 
0230 UTC update...probability of precipitation were updated based on radar trends... 
resulting in and increase near the NE Georgia and near the S NC Blue 
Ridge. 


As of 230 EDT Friday...shower activity has increased along the 
foothills in response to continued very weak isentropic lift at the 
lower Theta levels. These light showers should continue to slide 
east with the shortwave and diminish this evening. Widespread 
cloudiness continues across the area which has kept temperatures down 
across most of the area...with only a few peeks of sunshine in 
extreme western zones. As the evening progresses and the shortwave 
and attendant front continue to slide east...low clouds will begin 
to lift and skies gradually clear towards the overnight hours for 
all but the mountains as winds back to the northwest and downsloping 
off the higher elevations increases...acting to reduce saturation in 
low levels and clear the clouds across the Piedmont. The two main 
concerns for the near term period remain overnight low temperatures 
with freeze potential and possible accumulating snow in the 
mountains. 


Strong cold air advection behind the front especially as skies clear toward morning 
will allow temperatures to drop significantly tonight...with 
widespread 20s in the mountains /a few teens at higher elevations/ 
and solidly in the 30s elsewhere. The frost/freeze program for areas 
south of I-40 has been activated starting tonight...and based on 
updated low temperatures will extend the current freeze warning another 
tier of counties south into northeast Georgia...upstate South 
Carolina...and the Piedmont of North Carolina just west of 
Charlotte. Winds do diminish across upstate South Carolina overnight 
but should remain generally between 5-10mph inhibiting frost 
formation so at this time do not plan to issue a frost advisory for 
areas south of the freeze warning...but winds will need to be 
monitored closely. 


A secondary shortwave pushing through the southern Appalachians 
tonight will result in strong northwest flow providing upslope 
component to the ridges...especially along the smokies. NAM remains 
a little more aggressive with bullseye of moisture along the smokies 
but even resultant sref probs have at best 50-60 percent chance of 
>1 inch snow...lining up well with wpc probs. As temperatures fall 
this evening and northwest flow increases...despite drying 
aloft...should be enough lift to get light to occasionally moderate 
snow showers with best chances of accumulations generally at 
elevations 2500ft or greater. Deep level moisture pretty much gone 
by 09z with only low level moisture at 850mb and below remaining 
through about 12z...and thus best chance of accumulating snow likely 
between 00-06z. Storm total snow is just under 2 inches at the 
highest peaks of the smokies along the Tennessee state line so no 
advisory planned at this time. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday night through Monday/... 
as of 145 PM Friday...the main story for the short term will be the 
abnormally cold temperatures for Saturday night into Sunday. Cp high 
pressure will settle over the region Sat night producing ideal 
radiational cooling conditions. All guidance has been consistent in 
advertising freezing temperatures across the board Sat night...with upper 
teens to middle 20s in the mountains and middle 20s to around 30 
elsewhere. Therefore...will Post a freeze watch for all of the area 
where the frost/freeze program has been turned on. The high will 
move southeast of the area during Sunday allowing for weak warm 
advection to kick in. Even so...maximum temperatures on Sunday will continue to 
be a couple categories below climatology. 


Another upper trough will move through the Great Lakes Sunday night 
which will drive a cold front into the mountains by 12z Monday and 
across the remainder of the area Monday. The front will not have a 
great deal of moisture to work with...so precipitation should be on the 
light side and spotty east of the mountains. Precipitation that does fall 
should be mainly liquid as temperatures are forecast to remain above 
freezing Sunday night into early Monday. The exception my be the 
over the highest elevations of the NC mountains where a rain/snow 
mix may occur. Dryer air is forecast to overspread the area Monday 
afternoon as high pressure builds in from the west. An uptick temperatures 
is also expected on Monday thanks to downslope flow behind the front. 


&& 


Long term /Monday night through Friday/... 
as of 205 PM Friday...the middle-week period will feature a transition 
toward a warmer and drier pattern...as the upper trough axis shifts 
off the East Coast. In fact...with heights falling in the west and 
rising in the east...the Continental U.S. Is in store for a substantial pattern 
shift during the latter half of next week. As such...it is not 
surprising that the global models are struggling a bit with the 
short wave details during this time frame. The first area of 
uncertainty regards a (likely dampening) short wave trough ejecting 
out of the arklatex sometime around Wednesday...with the more progressive 
GFS spreading upglide precipitation into the County Warning Area by the end of the day 
Wednesday...while the European model (ecmwf) is at least 12 hours slower. We opted to go 
with somewhat of a blend...with slight/low chance probability of precipitation overspreading 
the area by the end of Wednesday. 


Model discrepancy and forecast uncertainty amplifies later in the 
week...as the GFS is much more amplified with a northern stream 
short wave trough late in the week. The result is the carving of 
another eastern long wave trough by the end of the period. 
Meanwhile...the less amplified European model (ecmwf) allows for more substantial 
upstream short wave energy...advertising another front loading up 
across the miss valley by Friday. Our current course of action is to 
Reserve the highest probability of precipitation for Thursday...when both models depict some 
quantitative precipitation forecast response (albeit for different reasons)...while most periods 
past Wednesday will see at least a slight chance. Temperatures should moderate to 
at least normal levels during the period. 


&& 


Aviation /03z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
at kclt...light showers are possible the next few hours. The low VFR 
ceiling is not expected to erode until daybreak...but VFR visibility is 
expected to persist as northwest winds actually increase slightly 
overnight. Northwest winds persist through Saturday. 


Elsewhere...light showers should move away form kgsp and kgmu over 
the next hours or so. Low VFR ceilings will erode in the foothills after 
midnight...but not so at kavl until daybreak. Visibility restrictions will 
be limited to the mountains west of kavl where snow showers will occur. 
Northwest winds will persist. 


Outlook...dry high pressure will prevail through the weekend with 
another front approaching for Monday. Rain chances increase through 
midday Monday with best chances for western tafs...with ceiling/visibility 
restrictions following a similar trend but cannot be ruled out at 
any site on Monday before the front clears the area. Drier air 
follows on Tuesday. 


Confidence table... 


02-08z 08-14z 14-20z 20-00z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 98% 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 


&& 


Climate... 
record minimum temperatures for March 28th... 


Gsp 26 1982 
clt 25 1982 
avl 11 1887 


Record minimum temperatures for March 29th... 


Gsp 26 1899 
clt 26 2013 
avl 19 1982 


&& 


Gsp watches/warnings/advisories... 
Georgia...freeze watch from late Saturday night through Sunday morning 
for gaz010-017-018-026-028-029. 
Freeze warning until noon EDT Saturday for gaz010-017. 
NC...freeze watch from late Saturday night through Sunday morning 
for ncz035>037-048-051>053-056>059-062>065-068>072-082- 
502-504-506>510. 
Freeze warning until noon EDT Saturday for ncz035>037-048- 
051>053-056>059-062>065-068>070-502-504-506>510. 
SC...freeze watch from late Saturday night through Sunday morning 
for scz001>014-019. 
Freeze warning until noon EDT Saturday for scz001>003. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...hg 
near term...jat/tdp 
short term...lg 
long term...jdl 
aviation...jat 
climate... 



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