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Current Conditions

  • 77°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 69°
  • Pressure: 30.10 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm

Forecast for Lenoir, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on August 28, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 93F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 11:24 PM GST

Temperature: 76.0 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Darby, NC, Ferguson, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Darby, Ferguson, NC

Updated: 9:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.0 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran, NC, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 9:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.0 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 76 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 9:18 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.2 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SSE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 9:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Sedona Summit @ BRMC, Boone, NC

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.4 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Coffey Gap - New WS, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Misty Mountain, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: AYERS MTN, Banner Elk, NC

Updated: 9:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Green Hill, Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 9:21 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.8 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Crystal Mtn, Boone, NC

Updated: 9:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Saddle Springs, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 9:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Sorrento, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 9:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Raven Hill, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Panorama Estates, Boone, NC

Updated: 9:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.1 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Gingercake Acres/Jonas Ridge, Newland, NC

Updated: 9:03 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.8 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Spice Branch at Grandfather, Banner Elk, NC

Updated: 8:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Seven Devils, NC, Seven Devils, NC

Updated: 9:19 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.7 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SSW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
731 PM EDT Thursday Aug 28 2014 


Synopsis... 
a cold front will drop down into North Carolina from the north 
tonight...lingering over the region briefly before dissipating 
Friday. A Bermuda high will set up for the weekend and early next 
week...bringing typical summertime heat and humidity...with 
scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms each day. 


&& 


Near term /through Friday/... 
730 PM EDT update...surface trough convg remains weak across the NC mountains 
and far northern zones this evening and -shra/thunderstorms have had a hard time 
developing widespread with limited moisture and warm mlvls. Expect 
low top convc to wane quickly after sunset in weak forcing. The forecast 
grids are in good shape overall with only minor tweaks needed to sky 
and temperatures. 


430 PM EDT update...a weak convg zone remains across the northern half 
of the County warning forecast area. Not much vertical cumulus development as mlvls are too 
warm...but a few -shra cells are generating across the NC mountain ridges 
and the far northern fthills. A broad surface trough will change very little 
over the next few hours and will anticipate increasing coverage into 
the lower fthills and NC Piedmont. Surface/based cape values per rap 
soundings continue very low end over the next few hours with strong 
ulvl ridging limiting enhanced/deep conv. Thus...most cells that get 
going this afternoon will likely remain non/thunderous...with isolate 
short/lived thunderstorms possible. 


As of 240 PM EDT...skies remain clear over most of the area though 
ridgetops are starting to cloud up due to diurnal cumulus. Back door 
cold front remains difficult to pick out...though based on low level wind 
and thermal fields it appears to extend from upper east Tennessee into the 
Virginia Piedmont...just north of our area. Some showers are popping over 
the Cumberland Plateau in an area of much greater instability than 
shown further east. Nonetheless some weak forcing is occurring as 
evidenced by the cumulus field seen along the boundary. Low level forecasts still 
suggest the front will remain stationary before drifting southward into NC 
tonight. So for the rest of the afternoon surface heating will have to 
suffice for any precipitation to form in our zones. Convection allowing 
models focus on the ridgetops...which with minimal steering flow are 
the only areas the consensus suggests quantitative precipitation forecast. Did allow some isolated probability of precipitation 
to extend into the adjacent foothills mainly north of I-40. Not 
especially excited about the severe potential with dcapes of only 
500-700...and updrafts limited by mediocre lapse rates. Nonetheless 
we are still in the 5 percent wind threat area on the Storm Prediction Center day 1 
outlook. We will however monitor any developing cells closely. 


As the front settles into NC tonight...moisture appears much too 
shallow for any precipitation to form...so once the diurnal instability is 
exhausted the forecast is dry. The NAM suggests some low stratocu will 
develop with moisture trapped beneath the inversion on the cool side 
of the boundary concurrent with Ely flow. This is a plausible 
scenario but it partly depends on how much of the diurnal cumulus remain 
after sunset. Some partial cloudiness may form along it anyway. Mountain 
Valley fog again is a good bet with calm surface conditions. Min temperatures 
will be at or just below normal. 


NAM suggests a wedgelike mass of cooler air will remain over much of 
western NC through the day Friday...with the GFS keeping this weaker and 
further north. Meanwhile southerly flow aloft will be reinforced as 
low level ridge axis shifts eastward and the Bermuda high takes back over. 
Upglide over the cool surface airmass is not very impressive but appears 
to be enough to produce some clouds. NAM/GFS differ on how much 
instability results from heating but any clouds may limit it anyway. 
Best agreement as to the placement of any showers would be over the 
high terrain and the so-called wedge...again north of I-40. It 
should be noted that upper drying occurs overnight that might 
actually allow any storms that do fire to pose a greater threat of 
severe wind tomorrow vs today. Maximum temperatures will be slightly above 
normal with climbing thicknesses. 


&& 


Short term /Friday night through Sunday/... 
as of 200 PM Thursday...a pronounced upper high will remain over the 
southeast states therough Saturday which will tend to limit convective 
chances the first part of the long Labor Day weekend as middle level 
lapse rates will be weak. However...by late in the day on Saturday 
with upslope flow and increasing moisture flux can't rule out some 
scattered showers/storms over the mountains/NE Georgia and the western upstate. 
On Sunday...the axis of the ridge is forecast to shift eastward. At 
the same time...the GFS brings some vorticity energy northeastward 
associated originally with the weak tropical disturbance currently 
over the northern Gulf. The moisture influx and DPVA should provide 
the impetus for numerous showers/storms over the mountains Sunday 
afternoon...with at least scattered coverage east of the mountains. It 
appears that locally heavy rain will be the primary threat on Sunday 
with deep layer moisture and precipitable waters around 2 inches. Temperatures will be a 
category or so above normal in the mountains on Sat...and a couple 
degrees above climatology elsewhere. Temperatures are forecast to return to near 
climatology on Sunday with increased cloud cover and afternoon 
convection. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
at 200 PM EDT Thursday...a flat upper ridge will be over the 
southern tier of states on Monday...while a low amplitude trough 
remains over the northern plains. The ridge builds slowly north as 
the upper trough deamplifies. By Thursday the ridge center moves 
into the Tennessee River valley as a new trough amplifies along the West 
Coast. 


The western edge of a Bermuda high will extend over the Carolinas 
and Georgia on Monday...with the bulk of Gulf inflow to the west over the 
lower MS River Valley. Gulf inflow weakens on Tuesday as the 
pressure gradient over the western Gulf relaxes...while a cold front 
drops into the Ohio River valley form the northwest. This front moves into 
our area on Wednesday...moving just south of our area by early 
Thursday. 


Precipitation will initially be driven by moist upslope flow form 
the south....focusing mainly on the south facing Blue Ridge 
Escarpment. A relative lull in precipitation can be expected as 
southerly moist inflow decreases toward middle week....followed by 
increasing chances of precipitation with the arrival of the front. 
Temperatures will start out above normal under the upper ridge...but 
will exhibit a reduced diurnal range with the arrival of clouds and 
moisture associated with the front. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Friday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...VFR conds through the period. Surface boundary remains north of 
the airfield...but some low level moisture will work south through the 
overnight...yet not enough for a confident low ceiling concern. Strong 
ulvl high will generate a weak surface ridge across the Piedmont...which 
will maintain weak NE/ly flow after 12z. 


Elsewhere...no flight restrictions through the period...except 
perhaps at kavl by daybreak. Low level moisture has increased across the 
mountain valleys this evening with isolate -shra...which could help support 
IFR fog visibility as temperatures reach crossover levels. Khky may see some brief 
-shra this evening...but will wait to tempo on current convc trends. 
Dry conds through the day Friday as a strong ulvl ridge remains in 
place and Piedmont surface boundary gets shunted to a NE a little. 


Outlook...the airmass will moisten over the weekend to support isolated 
to scattered diurnal thunderstorms...especially across the mountains morning 
low clouds and fog will remain possible during the early 
morning...especially in the mountain valleys. 


Confidence table... 


23-05z 05-11z 11-17z 17-23z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 95% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 100% medium 69% 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...Wimberley 
near term...sbk/Wimberley 
short term...lg 
long term...jat 
aviation...sbk 












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