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Current Conditions

  • 81°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 66°
  • Pressure: 29.97 in. +
  • Heat Index: 83

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 95 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 85 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 8:11 PM EDT on September 2, 2015

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers early this evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows around 70. Light and variable winds...becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. North winds around 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds around 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Thunderstorms possible in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Saturday

    Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday through Labor Day

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

  • Monday Night through Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Air Quality Alert  Statement as of 4:53 PM EDT on September 2, 2015


... Air quality alert in effect from 6 am to 9 PM EDT Thursday...

The North Carolina department of environmental and natural resources
in Raleigh NC has issued a code Orange air quality action day for
ground level ozone... in effect from 6 am to 9 PM EDT Thursday.

An air quality action day means that ground level ozone
concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy
standards. For additional information... please visit the North
Carolina division of air quality web site at
www.Ncair.Org/airaware/forecast/.



453 PM EDT Wed Sep 2 2015

... Air quality alert in effect from 6 am to 9 PM EDT Thursday...

The North Carolina department of environmental and natural resources
in Raleigh NC has issued a code Orange air quality action day for
ground level ozone... in effect from 6 am to 9 PM EDT Thursday.

An air quality action day means that ground level ozone
concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy
standards. For additional information... please visit the North
Carolina division of air quality web site at
www.Ncair.Org/airaware/forecast/.




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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 10:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Crowders Creek, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 10:16 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.1 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 10:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 10:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 10:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.1 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Hwy 55 and 557, Clover, SC

Updated: 10:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.5 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: WSW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Lowell, NC

Updated: 10:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 80 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: SonRidge Farm, Kings Mountain, NC

Updated: 10:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.2 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Bobby Ray Road, Clover, SC

Updated: 10:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Greyfield, Kings Mountain, NC

Updated: 10:19 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Springwood, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 10:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Wade Hampton Circle, Belmont, NC

Updated: 10:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 10:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Wade Hampton Circle, Belmont, NC

Updated: 10:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Belmont, NC

Updated: 10:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 82 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 10:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.4 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Rhyne Street, Stanley, NC

Updated: 10:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 10:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.1 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Crouse, Crouse, NC

Updated: 10:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Pointe Drive, Belmont, NC

Updated: 10:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 10:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.2 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 10:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Dixie - Berryhill, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.3 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Rhyne Springs Road, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 10:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: State Route 1583, Rock Hill, SC

Updated: 10:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.1 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 10:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Windjammer, Tega Cay, Tega Cay, SC

Updated: 10:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.9 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
732 PM EDT Wednesday Sep 2 2015 


Synopsis... 
a weak pressure pattern will linger atop the region for the rest of 
the workweek. Late Summer warmth and daily thunderstorm chances will 
be the main features of interest. A back door cold front is expected 
to push across the region on Friday followed by a cool and moist 
area of high pressure this weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through Thursday/... 
as of 730 PM...still a couple of showers and thunderstorms across 
the forecast area this evening...but coverage and intensity has been 
steadily trending down over the past couple of hours...and expect 
lingering activity to dissipate by late evening. 


As of 230 PM Wednesday...mean upper ridge will remain in place over 
the eastern half of the country. Our area is left in weak northwest 
flow aloft with intermittent shortwaves riding down the flow. One 
will dive down toward the Carolina coasts tonight...while another 
piece of energy from the lower Mississippi Valley will get picked up 
by the mean flow...traversing the Tennessee Valley and working its 
way toward the Carolinas early Thursday morning. This will bring 
with it some middle-level moisture that will serve to increase cloud 
cover overnight...thus keeping lows several degrees above seasonal 
normals. A very very weak surface boundary will push through 
tomorrow as well and despite surface winds shifting around to the 
northeast...seems slight to low chance probability of precipitation are warranted across the 
area tomorrow to account for the additional lift associated with the 
shortwave and front. Some weak orographic lift may serve to enhance 
convection especially across the southern mountains as well. Despite 
all this...highs will continue to hover above seasonal normals with 
low 90s across the upstate and Piedmont and 80s across all but the 
highest elevations of the mountains. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday night through Saturday/... 
as of 215 PM Wednesday...an upper level high will begin to 
strengthen over the northeast states...while a relative weakness 
will linger around its western and southern periphery...extending 
from the Ohio Valley to the southeast states. This will place the 
County warning forecast area within very weak middle and upper level flow through the short term. 
At the surface...high pressure will build over New England...ridging 
southwestward through the Carolinas. A weak back door cold front will 
push through Thursday night...with gradually increasing northeasterly 
to easterly low level flow Friday through Saturday. Guidance is in pretty 
good agreement on the flow transporting increasing low-middle level 
moisture. This combined with falling heights aloft should result in an 
increase in instability for Friday and Saturday. The easterly flow will 
also enhance upslope forcing along the Blue Ridge for lift. So I 
will forecast a shotgun chance pop on Friday...with slightly higher values 
in the high terrain...and solid chance to low-likely pop for Saturday. 
This is not much change from previous forecast. Friday still looks to 
see above normal temperatures...as thicknesses Don/T fall much until 
Saturday. More cloud cover and precipitation on Saturday will result in 
temperatures about a category below normal. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
as of 100 PM Wednesday...the latest medium range guidance supports 
the going thinking of surface ridging continuing to nose sswd into the 
County warning forecast area through Sunday. The prognosticated pressure gradient looks similar to 
Saturday...but thinking clouds will be a tad thinner with maximum 
temperatures a hair warmer. With surface pressures forecast to rise on Labor 
Day Monday...progressively less cloud cover and maximum temperatures 
climbing toward climatology is expected. The inherited climatology range... 
diurnally enhanced deep convective chances will remain as is. 
Back to more typical late Summer conditions on Tuesday featuring 
temperatures and pop near climatology with an increase in return flow 
prompting greater thunderstorm chances for the new day 7. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Thursday through Monday/... 
at kclt and elsewhere...isolated showers and some ts will dissipate 
over the next couple of hours...and should remain well-displaced 
from the terminals during this time. VFR conditions are expected 
through the period...except perhaps at kavl...where the potential 
will exist for some fog and low stratus around sunrise. Even 
there...confidence is pretty low...and have only included a tempo 
for 5sm/sct004 from 10-12z. Otherwise...occl VFR cumulus or stratocu in 
the 050-070 range can be expected over the next 24 hours. Winds will 
generally be light and variable through the period. Another round of 
isolated to widely scattered showers and ts are expected Thursday. 
Although coverage is expected to be a little higher than today... 
still not enough confidence to include a mention in the tafs at this time. 


Outlook...a pattern of diurnal isolated/widely scattered showers 
and thunderstorms is expected to continue through the end of the 
work week. By the weekend...a moist easterly flow is expected to 
develop...bringing better chances for showers and restrictions. Low 
clouds and fog will be possible each night in the mountain valleys. 


Confidence table... 


23-05z 05-11z 11-17z 17-18z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 83% 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 


&& 


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


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...csh 
near term...jdl/tdp 
short term...Arkansas 
long term...csh 
aviation...jdl 



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