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Current Conditions

  • 27°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 17°
  • Pressure: 30.41 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Rain
  • High: 69 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 49 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 76 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 5:20 AM EDT on January 29, 2015

Freeze warning in effect until 11 am EDT this morning...
  • Sunday

    Abundant sunshine. High 57F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    A few passing clouds. Slight chance of a shower late. Low 41F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Cloudy and damp with rain in the morning...then becoming partly cloudy. High 69F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%.

  • Monday Night

    A few clouds. Low 41F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mainly sunny. High 72F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear skies. Low 49F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Plentiful sunshine. High 76F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening. Increasing clouds with periods of showers after midnight. Low around 55F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    A few isolated thunderstorms developing during the afternoon. High 72F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday Night

    Widely scattered showers or a thunderstorm early. Then partly cloudy. Low 61F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday

    Cloudy in the morning with isolated thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 81F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Variable clouds with showers at times, and perhaps a rumble or two of thunder, especially early. Low 59F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High 69F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low 44F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Sunny. High 67F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 47F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    A mix of clouds and sun in the morning will give way to cloudy skies and light rain during the afternoon. High 68F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday Night

    Cloudy. Some light rain is likely. Low 52F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday

    Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 73F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Cloudy with periods of light rain. Low 58F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. Periods of light rain early. High 76F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Cloudy with a few showers. Low 57F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Freeze Warning  Statement as of 5:44 am EDT on March 29, 2015


... Freeze warning remains in effect until 11 am EDT this
morning...

* locations... portions of the North Carolina foothills and
Piedmont... along with far northeast Georgia... and upstate
South Carolina.

* Temperatures... lows in the lower 30s to mid 20s.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.



Cdg



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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 8:12 AM EDT

Temperature: 27.6 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Crowders Creek, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 8:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 21.4 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 8:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 27.1 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 8:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 27.1 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 8:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 29.6 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.43 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Bobby Ray Road, Clover, SC

Updated: 8:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 26.2 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.48 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Springwood, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 8:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 28.8 °F Dew Point: 2 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Wade Hampton Circle, Belmont, NC

Updated: 8:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 28.9 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 8:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 29.3 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: ENE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Belmont NC US, Belmont, NC

Updated: 8:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 29 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: NE at 2 mph Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 8:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: -16 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Rhyne Street, Stanley, NC

Updated: 8:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 24.6 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Crouse, Crouse, NC

Updated: 8:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 23.5 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 8:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 23.7 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 8:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 37.2 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 24.9 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 8:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 33.1 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 8:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 27.5 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Shelby NC US, Shelby, NC

Updated: 8:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 24 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: State Route 1583, Rock Hill, SC

Updated: 8:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.51 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:16 AM EDT

Temperature: 23.5 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 8:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 25.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
639 am EDT sun Mar 29 2015 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will move off the southeast coast by late in the day. 
A low pressure clipper system and associated cold front will then 
pass over the area early Monday morning. High pressure will return 
briefly at midweek...but another cold front will drop down into the 
region by Friday. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 PM this evening/... 
as of 620 am EDT Sunday...touched up wording in both the current 
freeze products along with this afternoons Fire Danger Statement for 
northeast Georgia. Speaking of freeze...a few sites have been rather 
stubborn to decouple leading to slightly less radiational cooling 
than expected. However...it now seems all sites have decoupled with 
most if not all locations in the forecast area at or below freezing with 
light/calm winds. As for any records....seems gsp/clt would have 
the best shot to break/tie any records...however looking more 
unlikely as above mentioned delayed decoupling has affected morning 
temperatures trends. Confidence is not high in that either site 
will fall the needed 3-5 degrees from current observation before warming 
begins. As for the forecast...tweaked temperature and dewpoint trends 
and left the remainder of the forecast as it was. 


Previous discussion... 


As of 315 am EDT Sunday...upper heights continue to rise across the 
southeast this morning as short wave ridging slides overhead. At 
the surface...broad surface high pressure ridge continues to 
migrate through the southern/central Apps...eventually setting up 
over the low country this afternoon. Meanwhile...another upper 
shortwave will be right on the heels of the progressive shortwave 
ridge as it digs out of Ontario into the upper Midwest. A cold 
front will extend southward across the Midwest...before sliding into 
the Ohio River valley late in the day. Although widespread freezing 
conditions continue to develop this morning due to abundant 
radiational cooling...expecting surface flow to veer southerly by late 
morning as the high center migrates southeast allowing for the 
return of weak warm air advection. As a result...temperatures will gradually 
moderate through the day however still topping out nearly a Cat 
below normal levels. Additionally...as temperatures warm this 
afternoon expecting relative humidity values to plummet into the teens to lower 20s 
across the entire forecast area. Winds will be calmer today as the high 
slides overhead...however a Fire Danger Statement remains in effect 
for portions of northeast Georgia at the request of land managers...with 
no other products planned for NC/SC. 


As the above mentioned cold front moves through the Ohio Valley into 
the Tennessee Valley...expecting high level cirrus to advect downstream 
across the southern Apps. Probability of precipitation will begin to increase after 
midnight as the front approaches. Showers will likely be numerous 
in nature across the high terrain as entrance region of upper jet 
slides by along with modest low level jet possibly enhancing moisture flux and 
upslope potential. Therefore probability of precipitation will increase to categorical 
levels along The Spine with likely/chance level probability of precipitation further east 
through periods end. Quantitative precipitation forecast will likely be maximized over the climatology 
favored regions of the SW NC mountains where upwards of a quarter inch is 
possible...with generally less than a tenth elsewhere. Temperatures 
overnight will cool diurnally but should be much closer to normal 
levels than nights past. 


&& 


Short term /6 PM this evening through Tuesday/... 
as of 330 am EDT Sunday...the models still suggest a rapid frontal 
passage on Monday morning as the short wave passes overhead quickly. 
Have limited the precipitation probability east of the mountains to the chance 
range as the moisture return from the Gulf/Atlantic is not great and 
the system is coming in from the west-northwest. Either way...it should be over 
and done with by 18z Monday. Thereafter...northwest flow and downslope east of 
the mountains will allow temperatures to climb roughly ten degrees above sundays 
highs in spite of the passage of a cold front early in the day. The 
rest of the short range is relatively quiet. Monday night and 
Tuesday will see a weak high move overhead then off the southeast coast. 
The GFS continues to want to activate the old front across the 
southeast as a warm front on Tuesday. Think the eastward extent of this 
is overdone/premature Tuesday afternoon and prefer to stick closer 
to the drier NAM solution. Temperatures on Tuesday will be a few degrees 
warmer than Monday. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday night through Saturday/... 
as of 315 am Sunday...not sure that confidence has improved all that 
much out in the medium range...as it seems each new model run bears 
only a vague resemblance to the previous one. The first issue is the 
activation of the old surface boundary as a warm front across the southeast 
on Tuesday night and Wednesday...ahead of the dampening southern stream 
short wave. Not sure the GFS is not overdone with the extent of the 
precipitation near the front to our S/SW...so have kept the precipitation chances 
low and in line with neighbors. Any chance of precipitation we have will 
gradually develop a focus near the S/SW upslope locations near the 
Blue Ridge by Wednesday morning. Forcing associated with the southern 
stream wave never impresses much as it passes through Wednesday night 
and Thursday so the precipitation probability was limited to the chance 
range...which is hopefully not overdone. Perhaps the most important 
part of the forecast for this part of the week is the eastern upper trough 
lifting out and the replacement with a broad upper ridge along the East 
Coast...which should spell a warmup to above normal temperatures for a 
change. The next problem will be late in the week with a cold front 
expected to drop down from the northwest as a northern stream short wave passes 
over the Great Lakes/Midwest on Friday. Some minor changes were made to 
the precipitation chances on Friday based on the new guidance...mainly to 
raise the chance earlier on Friday. The guidance suggests the 
western Carolinas and NE Georgia will be in a broad warm sector 
ahead of the cold front...which means we might see enough buoyancy to 
feed some deeper convection. Right now...there does not appear to be 
much favorable overlap between cape and shear...but this will be 
further evaluated. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Sunday through Thursday/... 
at kclt and elsewhere...VFR conditions will prevail through the taf 
period. Light northeast winds will veer southerly through morning as 
high pressure shifts overhead with most sites having a southerly 
component of flow not later than than 15z-16z. Still fcsting sky clear to prevail at 
all sites through the midday before high level cirrus advects 
downstream from frontal axis over the Ohio Valley region. Beyond 
this expecting high level ceilings to develop overnight amidst continued 
southerly 06-08kt winds ahead of the approaching frontal intrusion. 
As for precipitation...added prob30s to all tafs after the 09z-10z 
timeframe Monday to account for -shra with the exception of at kavl 
where -shra was prevailed. Models were hinting at further 
deterioration of conditions just beyond this taf cycle...thus 
nothing was included this go around. 


Outlook...cig/vsby restrictions will be possible with the next frontal passage 
on Monday at all sites...especially for middle/late morning at kavl. 
Broad surface high pressure regains control in the middle of next 
week...ahead of an approaching warm front and resultant moisture 
return later in the week. 


Confidence table... 


10-16z 16-22z 22-04z 04-06z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 100% 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 


&& 


Fire weather... 
a dry polar airmass remains over the region today ahead of the 
return of southerly flow tonight. As temperatures warm diurnally 
expecting relative humidity values to plummet into the teens to lower 20s across 
the entire forecast area. Winds will be rather light...however...drying 
fuels will lead to enhanced fire danger. In coordination with Georgia 
land managers...a Fire Danger Statement remains in effect for 
northeast Georgia this afternoon. 


&& 


Climate... 
record minimum temperatures for March 29th... 


Gsp 26 1899 
clt 26 2013 
avl 19 1982 


&& 


Gsp watches/warnings/advisories... 
Georgia...freeze warning until 11 am EDT this morning for gaz010-017-018- 
026-028-029. 
Fire Danger Statement from noon EDT today through this evening 
for gaz010-017-018-026-028-029. 
NC...freeze warning until 11 am EDT this morning for ncz035>037-048- 
051>053-056>059-062>065-068>072-082-502-504-506>510. 
SC...freeze warning until 11 am EDT this morning for scz001>014-019. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...PM 
near term...cdg 
short term...PM 
long term...PM 
aviation...cdg 
fire weather... 
climate... 






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