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Current Conditions

  • 65°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: NNE 6 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 6.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 63°
  • Pressure: 29.96 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Thunderstorm
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on September 17, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 75F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 61F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 57F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast. High of 72F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast. Low of 52F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 5:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 5:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: East at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 5:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest KMSC Blacksburg SC US USARRAY, Bowling Green, SC

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 64 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NW at 1 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: HADS SOUTH FORK CATAWBA RIVER AT LOWE NC US USGS, Lowell, NC

Updated: 3:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 74 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 5:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.4 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 4:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: East at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 5:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Rhyne's Estate, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 5:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 5:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 5:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.7 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 5:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: NNE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 5:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 5:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.3 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: River Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie, SC

Updated: 5:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 5:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.8 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 5:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 5:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: East at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: EARL, Earl, NC

Updated: 5:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 5:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.5 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 5:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.6 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History, York, SC

Updated: 5:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.7 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 5:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.7 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Luna Hill, Tega Cay, SC

Updated: 5:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.9 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Derby Downs, York, SC

Updated: 5:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.7 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
352 am EDT Wednesday Sep 17 2014 


Synopsis... 
a Cool Ridge of high pressure will slowly build southwest across the 
area through tonight...then intensify on Friday. This pattern is 
expected to persist through the weekend...before a cold front 
crosses the area early next week. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
a backdoor cold front continues to drop slowly south across the 
forecast area early this morning...currently draped just east of the 
I-85 corridor. A weak surface high will continue to ooze into the 
middle-Atlantic today...and these features will be the primary players 
in the forecast later today...which can be best described as being 
of the /low confidence/ variety...with some significant bust 
potential. While the surface pattern will be /wedge-like/ today... 
the situation will be anything but classical...as the surface high 
is very weak and not in very good position. In fact...some of the 
short term models advect drier air into the northeast part of the 
forecast later this afternoon...with the NAM offering (by far) the 
wettest solution. The NAM develops a well defined southwesterly low 
level jet along a narrow axis across the Piedmont later today in 
response to surface wave development across the coastal plain. 
However...it is considerably stronger with this wave and low level jet than 
any other model. 


The upshot is the NAM is producing a lot of precipitation over the Piedmont 
this afternoon. But is a bit of an outlier in this regard. The fact 
that the 00z run indicated that there would be a lot of precipitation going 
on right now across western NC gives the NAM a bit of a credibility 
problem from the get-go. All things considered...we have opted to 
feature a forecast that is more in-line with drier model 
solutions...and generally feature slight chance probability of precipitation across the NC 
Piedmont...as well as portions of the mountains this afternoon. 


Temperatures will also be problematic. Again...this is not a classical 
wedge scenario...and the degree of heating (or lack thereof) today 
will be largely a function of the extent of low cloud cover. This is 
complicated by the fact that model solutions indicate dry air will 
be encroaching on the area from multiple directions (ne and 
sw)..with a guidance consensus introducing drier air into the 
western zones later today. Our current best guess was to depict 
maxes ranging from around 70 across the northwest NC Piedmont...to 
the lower 80s across the upper Savannah River valley/lower SC 
Piedmont. 


Clouds should persist and/or redevelop in most areas tonight...with 
min temperatures expected to cool to near climatology. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday through Friday/... 
as of 300 am Wednesday...Canadian high pressure will spread eastward into the 
northestern states Thursday and Thursday night...extending southward enough to 
reinforce the already cool air in place over the County warning forecast area. With upper 
trough axis already east of the area...subsidence is implied and forecast 
soundings from NAM/GFS indicate capping aloft though the GFS lapse 
rates are favorable enough to think a few towering cumulus could go up. An 
embedded shortwave will drift over the area early in the day albeit 
without much moisture to work with. Will include a schc pop ahead of 
the wave but expect afternoon convection to be inhibited. 


A cad event will take shape by the end of the day Thursday as the surface high 
shifts across the mountains Friday the upper flow weakens over the 
area...with both NAM/GFS basically showing the trough filling over 
the southeast. The parent high stays in motion as a result...moving 
offshore but maintaining ridging down the eastern Seaboard. The 
subsidence aloft being weaker...capping is less certain during 
heating Friday afternoon. Allowed a schc pop to return to the forecast in the 
most favored area...along the Blue Ridge where easterly upslope flow 
will enhance development. US models bear their usual discrepancies 
in terms of cape...but agree that shear will be very weak and 
profiles quite dry through a deep layer. We/d probably be dealing 
with pulse storms posing a damaging wind threat if cells were to 
develop. 


&& 


Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/... 
as of 300 PM Tuesday...upper trough briefly builds into the area early in 
the medium range as an upper trough moves off shore. Another upper 
trough builds over the eastern Continental U.S. On Monday and remains on Tuesday. At the 
surface...high pressure remains ridged into the area from the north with 
a moderating air mass until a cold front crosses the area Monday. 
High pressure begins to build in as the front slowly moves east on 
Tuesday. Expect a dry forecast Friday and Sat...with only a slight chance of 
precipitation moving in across the west ahead of the front on sun. Mountains 
will see the best chance of precipitation Monday where moisture and forcing are 
highest. Precipitation chance diminishes to slight chance for Tuesday and mainly 
outside of the mountains in the lingering moisture behind the slow moving 
front. Below normal temperatures rise to a little above normal ahead of the 
front...then drop a little below normal behind the front on Tuesday. 


&& 


Aviation /08z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
at kclt...another low confidence forecast this period...as a number 
of competing factors will determine the significance of flight 
restrictions later this morning. A LIFR ceiling recently developed... 
likely as a result of a wet ground due to heavy rain that fell 
around the terminal earlier. However...this is not anticipated to 
stick around...as increasing (albeit light) NE winds should begin to 
bring slightly drier air into the area. Nevertheless...with the wet 
ground and plenty of lingering moisture...expect lmvfr ceilings to 
develop by daybreak. Certainly cannot rule out IFR conditions 
redeveloping...but just Don/T have the confidence to forecast these 
conditions at this time. Once the MVFR ceilings develop...they should be slow to 
lift later today...and are actually expected to remain through the 
period. Shower redevelopment may occur in the vcny of the terminal 
during the afternoon... although coverage should remain isolated and 
a taf mention is not warranted at this time. Otherwise...light NE winds 
should develop over the next couple of hours...and persist through 
the period. 


Elsewhere...made somewhat radical changes to the kavl taf...as a 
persistent up-valley wind...and development of MVFR stratocu is 
resulting in a temperature/dewp spread that is making development of 
sub-MVFR conditions less likely...and this is somewhat supported by 
the latest short term guidance. However...suspect that winds will 
eventually diminish...and IFR conditions could still very well 
develop by daybreak...so a tempo for 2sm/bkn004 was included after 
10z. Otherwise...the forecasts for kgsp/khky are quite problematic 
and low confidence...as light NE winds and VFR stratocu have become 
established (which would argue against low stratus/fog 
development)...but on the other hand the soil is very wet (esp near 
kgsp) and low level moisture remains plentiful. Nevertheless...will 
count on the deep NE flow evident on latest radar wind profile 
display and aforementioned factors keeping conditions at lmvfr or 
better later this morning. Meanwhile...am a little more confident 
that conditions should be no worse than MVFR at kand/kgmu. Ceilings 
should persist in the VFR/MVFR range through much of the day... 
although clouds may scatter at kand as some drier air arrived from 
the west. 


Outlook...although the chances for diurnal convection will greatly 
diminish after Wednesday...the potential for late night/morning 
fog/stratus will persist into late week...especially in the mountain valleys. 
Conditions may finally dry out for the weekend. 


Confidence table... 


08-14z 14-20z 20-02z 02-08z 
kclt high 83% high 88% medium 72% medium 78% 
kgsp medium 78% medium 71% high 100% high 92% 
kavl medium 71% medium 76% high 80% high 80% 
khky medium 72% medium 79% medium 71% medium 67% 
kgmu high 80% medium 70% high 100% high 92% 
kand high 95% high 95% medium 78% 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...jdl 
near term...jdl 
short term...Wimberley 
long term...Wimberley 
aviation...jdl 












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