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Current Conditions

  • 43°
  • Heavy Rain
  • Wind: North 7 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 2.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 43°
  • Pressure: 30.04 in. -
  • Heat Index: 39

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Lenoir, North Carolina

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on November 23, 2014

  • Sunday

    Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 1.1 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then clear with a chance of rain. High of 70F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 30F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

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

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

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Location: NE Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:14 PM EST

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: West at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 45.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 5:25 PM GST

Temperature: 43.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 28.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.12 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Darby, Ferguson, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.14 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 43.2 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.15 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EST

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: East at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: WNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EST

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.09 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 45.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.12 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:16 PM EST

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 41.8 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.23 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.25 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:40 PM EST

Temperature: 45 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: ESE at 2 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 2:15 PM EST

Temperature: 38.9 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 45.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.11 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Sedona Summit @ BRMC, Boone, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 44.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.12 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Blowing Rock School, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.10 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Coffey Gap, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 2:15 PM EST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: ESE at 6.5 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Poplar Hill Drive / Cardinal Ln Boone, Boone, NC

Updated: 2:19 PM EST

Temperature: 44.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SSE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.09 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Misty Mountain, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: East at 11.4 mph Pressure: 28.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Crystal Mtn, Boone, NC

Updated: 2:13 PM EST

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Saddle Springs, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 2:23 PM EST

Temperature: 43.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: WSW at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.08 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Sorrento, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 2:15 PM EST

Temperature: 42.6 °F Dew Point: 8 °F Humidity: 24% Wind: NW at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Raven Hill, Blowing Rock, NC

Updated: 2:26 PM EST

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Panorama Estates, Boone, NC

Updated: 2:15 PM EST

Temperature: 42.2 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: ESE at 10.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Spice Branch at Grandfather, Banner Elk, NC

Updated: 2:21 PM EST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: South at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
213 PM EST sun Nov 23 2014 

widespread rain will taper off later tonight with a cold front 
moving across the region on Monday. A coastal low is then expected 
to develop off the southeast coast and move up the Atlantic Seaboard 
on Wednesday. Drier high pressure will spread back over the region 
on Thursday and Friday and linger well into the weekend. 


Near term /through tonight/... 
1000 am EST Sunday update...latest radar trend indicates that 
widespread bands of moderate rain with isolated heavy rain were 
pushing northward across our County Warning Area as a series of upper disturbances 
ripple through the region in southwesterly flow aloft. Hence...have increased 
probability of precipitation to 90-100% range for entire County Warning Area this morning through the afternoon 
hours. Also...have updated quantitative precipitation forecast per latest wpc guidance...suggesting 
1.5-2 inches of total rainfall across much of the County Warning Area with higher 
amounts over the Blue Ridge Escarpment. The latest 12z NAM continues 
to highlight persistent in-situ cad throughout the day...before 
eroding by around 00z-03z. Therefore...some degree of elevated 
buoyancy will have been pushed farther north into at least southern 
half of the County Warning Area by this evening. Hence...will continue to mention 
slight to low end chance for thunder mainly over the Piedmont. 

As of 640 am...a lull in the more widespread precipitation associated 
with warm upglide is now moving into the western third of the 
County warning forecast area...with the warm front now positioned from around Macon Georgia east 
to Charleston. There is some more intense rain falling along the 
front which may be robbing moisture from our area and accounting for 
the lull. Nonetheless latest guidance still supports probability of precipitation increasing 
from midday to late afternoon as the warm front nears and elevated 
instability comes into play. Temperatures are likely to remain nearly 
steady through middle morning due to wet bulb effects offsetting any solar 

As of 315 am...cool high pressure centered off the Outer Banks will 
continue to move east today. However as a deep trough moves into the 
Mississippi Valley and is preceded by a southern-stream shortwave over 
the Gulf south...deep SW flow will provide ample moisture and warm 
air advection into northern Georgia and the Carolinas. Increasingly widespread 
rainfall will result over the County warning forecast area this morning...and a brief in- 
situ cad event will develop. Temperatures today will be 7 to 10 degrees 
below climatology under cloudy and damp conditions. It appears temperatures will 
be warm enough to preclude any ptype issues even in the high 
elevations. To our West Heights will fall through the day with the 
leading shortwave lifting from the Gulf Coast today to the upper 
Ohio Valley at daybreak Monday...with the larger trough not pushing 
much past the MS river by that time. The leading wave will bring a 
warm front through the area this evening which has some potential to 
erode the cad. However the GFS and especially the NAM suggest that 
The Wedge will remain entrenched at the surface through the night 
tonight...though very shallow. 

The NAM/GFS/sref all indicate elevated instability above The Wedge 
inversion along and behind the warm front and this is the primary 
reason we will include thunder in the forecast. A few sref members 
do retreat The Wedge boundary northward enough to bring SBCAPE values of 
under 100 j to about I-85. Even small buoyancy will be enough to 
cause some concern for damaging wind or a brief spin-up tornados due to the 
tremendous shear parameters that will be present. This due to the 
very strong low to midlevel flow forced by the shortwave in 
conjunction with backed near-surface flow. Deep layer hodographs are 
very impressive and looping...producing helicities of several 
hundred m2/s2 at their peak this afternoon. Effective srh plots are a 
more muted 100-200 m2/s2 on account of the minimal buoyancy at that 
time. By the time that sbcapes exhibit their small peak...the shear 
numbers are already past their prime. Storm Prediction Center has largely carved US out 
of any risk area in the day 1 graphic...but did include our srnmost 
zones in a 5 percent wind threat area...these areas seeing the best 
chance of destabilizing before the shear/helicity weaken. We will 
nonetheless be closely monitoring the convective situation this 
afternoon particularly south of The Wedge front. 

We have been watching hydrologic threats with this event for several 
days and thinking remains largely the same. The upglide itself is not 
especially impressive until the moisture advection and lift are aided 
by the shortwave this afternoon. This is when our rainfall rates will 
be greatest. Overall quantitative precipitation forecast numbers from various models are in the same 
ballpark. The fast motion of the low is largely responsible for 
keeping Hydro threats to a minimum...but the recent dry weather of 
course suggests soils have relatively high capacity. 


Short term /Monday through Wednesday/... 
as of 320 am Sunday...a cold front will progress across the area at 
a rather deliberate pace on Monday...likely taking a good chunk of 
the day before to completely clear the forecast area. The NAM 
continues to insist on developing some rather substantial Cape 
Monday afternoon across the Piedmont. And while I do have doubts 
that the upper 60s dewpoints that the NAM is advertising will be 
realized...it stands to reason that instability will be more 
significant than that advertised by the GFS...which is probably 
sweeping the front across the area too quickly. Having said that... 
forecast soundings are quite warm in the mid-levels...and it/S not 
at all clear that air parcels will be able to overcome that... 
especially in the absence of significant forcing. Therefore...will 
continue to hold probability of precipitation down in the slight chance range (for showers) 
Monday afternoon. The bigger story will be the winds...as forecast 
soundings depict a very deep mixed layer...with as much as 60 kts 
(!) Of SW flow at the top of the bl. With only a 4-6 mb surface 
gradient advertised across the forecast area...I doubt we/ll realize 
anything approaching that degree of gustiness. Nevertheless...gusts 
as high as 40 miles per hour can be expected Monday afternoon. 

A return to cooler and drier conditions is expected by early Tuesday 
before uncertainty enters the forecast equation by Tuesday night and 
Wednesday. The main issue is with southern stream energy lifting out of 
the Texas...and across the southeast during this time frame. Each 
model has its own idea of how the pattern will evolve...particularly 
with how a northern stream wave dropping out of the northern rockies 
will interact with the southern stream wave/potential for phasing of 
the two streams. The European model (ecmwf) remains the most aggressive in keeping 
the streams separated through Wednesday...with the southern stream wave 
taking on a negative tilt orientation...and instigating strong 
cyclogenesis across the eastern Gulf Tuesday night...then tracking it 
very close to the southeast Atlantic coast. Meanwhile...the GFS is a 
little farther off shore and not as deep with the cyclone...while 
the NAM depicts nothing more than a weak wave off the coast by early 
Wednesday. It/S also somewhat disconcerting that there appears to be only 
a single sref member that is ec-like. Nevertheless...based upon the 
fact that even a GFS solution develops some precipitation into our eastern 
zones Tuesday night...will continue to advertise solid chance probability of precipitation 
across the NC Piedmont by Wednesday morning...with low chance as far west 
as the Blue Ridge. Will continue to feature mountain rain/snow 
possibilities...with generally all liquid outside the mountains 
however...it should be stated that if the situation evolves in an 
ecwmf-like manner...significant snowfall will be possible across 
portions of the mountains late Tuesday night into Wednesday. 


Long term /Wednesday night through Saturday/... 
as of 2 PM Sunday...the medium range forecast picks up at 00z on 
Thursday with the upper trough axis just to our northwest and steep upper 
ridging building over the western Continental U.S.. over the next 24 to 36 
hours...the trough is expected to lift NE of the forecast area with the 
pattern flattening in the troughs wake. Over the past couple of 
runs...the European model (ecmwf) is looking more like the GFS with respect to maintaining a more 
zonal upper pattern through the remainder of the period. The models do 
amplify another longwave trough on Sat/sun...however it remains well 
to our north and should have very little impact on our sensible weather. 

At the surface...by 00z Thursday things should be drying out pretty quickly 
as the low tracks up the Atlantic Seaboard. A weak secondary 
occluded front is expected to pass just to our north as the main low 
lifts NE and some lingering precipitation is possible over the northern and 
western zones...however it should not amount to much and I only 
carry slight chance probability of precipitation for that period. By Friday...another round of 
Canadian high pressure moves into the region from the northwest and keeps 
things dry well into the weekend. The 00z run of the European model (ecmwf) tries to 
move a plume of deep moisture over the forecast area from the northwest on Sat 
and the GFS does something similar...only about 24 hours later on 
sun. These scenarios look suspicious and I would not place too much 
Faith on the timing and/or extent of the moister right now. Temperatures 
will remain below climatology through the period with daily values increasing 
a few degrees through day 7. 


Aviation /19z Sunday through Friday/... 
at kclt...IFR ceilings/visby should persist through early Monday morning 
as areas of isentropic upglide induced precipitation associated with an 
upper shortwave trough move through the region. With continued 
in-situ cold air damming...ESE/nely surface winds will prevail 
through 02z Monday while persistent S/southeasterly low level jet support low level 
wind shear. Low level jet then veers to the SW by 02z Monday. Hence...have 
mentioned ws020/12040kt at 18z and ws020/20040kt at around 02z Monday. 
Otherwise...expect light to moderate rain showers to continue with 
possible thunder towards the evening hours as areas of elevated 
buoyancy lift northward into the area atop the surface wedge. As the 
surface wedge erodes tonight...winds will veer to the S/SSW. IFR 
ceilings will continue to affect the terminal through Monday morning before 
improving to VFR by around 15z as gusty SW winds develop. 

Elsewhere...trends much like kclt with continued IFR in precipitation 
tonight into early Monday morning. We will also see thunder mainly over 
the Piedmont in light of areas of elevated buoyancy pushing 
northward into the area. With strong S/southeasterly low level jet pushing through 
atop the surface in-situ cold air damming...have mentioned low level wind 
shear at all terminals accordingly. Wind changes overall are similar 
in progression with the exception of kavl which will see S/south-southeast winds 
throughout the period. 

Outlook...brief drying follows a cold front Mon-Tue...with rain 
and/or wintry precipitation possibly returning Wednesday. More settled weather 
will return to end the week. 

Confidence table... 

19-01z 01-07z 07-13z 13-18z 
kclt high 100% high 91% medium 78% high 88% 
kgsp high 96% high 86% medium 76% medium 77% 
kavl high 85% medium 66% high 81% high 85% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 88% high 85% 
kgmu high 94% high 89% medium 78% medium 77% 
kand high 93% medium 78% medium 60% medium 73% 

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) 



Gsp watches/warnings/advisories... 


near term...joh/Wimberley 
short term...jdl 
long term...jdl 

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