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Current Conditions

  • 66°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Variable 5 mph
  • Humidity: 36%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 38°
  • Pressure: 29.87 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on April 23, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NE after midnight.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 61F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 72F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 68F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 2:57 am EDT on April 23, 2014


... Increased fire danger from 9 am EDT this morning
through this evening...

Gusty northwest winds will develop across the region this morning
and continue through much of the day. In addition... relative
humidity values are forecast to fall into the lower to middle
20s. The combination of gusty winds and low humidity will increase
the threat of rapidly spreading wildfires today.

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether
you can burn today. If you do burn... use extreme caution since
fires can quickly get out of hand under these conditions.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 10:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.8 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: North at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 10:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: WNW at 7.3 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 10:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.4 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 9:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 59 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 10:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.7 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Springwood, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 10:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 9:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 64 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: NW at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 10:34 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.5 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: SE at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 10:34 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: NW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 10:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: SW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 10:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.3 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: ENE at 5.6 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: River Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie, SC

Updated: 10:32 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 10:34 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: WSW at 3.4 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.7 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 10:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.8 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: NW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Shelby, NC

Updated: 10:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: West at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: EARL, Earl, NC

Updated: 10:34 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.7 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 10:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 10:34 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: NE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 10:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.1 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 10:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.1 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: WNW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.3 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 17.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Forest Oaks, Denver, NC

Updated: 10:32 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.7 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Walter Elisha Park Area, Fort Mill, SC

Updated: 10:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.85 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 
651 am EDT Wednesday Apr 23 2014 


Synopsis... 
dry high pressure will build over the area today and linger through 
Thursday. A weak cold front will cross the forecast area on 
Friday...with a reinforcing front stalling in the vicinity of the 
region over the weekend. A wet and possibly stormy pattern will set 
up for early next week. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 645 am...the cold front has just about pushed through the entire 
County warning forecast area...resulting in diminishing fog and increase in winds. 
Again...just updated the T/TD/wind/wx grids to keep up with trends. 
Otherwise...no other changes. 


As of 430 am...for the 0830 UTC update...the cold front has pushed 
into the foothills...and should cross the I-85 corridor within the 
next hour or so. I updated the temperature/dwpt/wind/wx grids through daybreak 
to match up with the trends. 


As of 300 am...the cold front is finally showing signs of crossing 
the NC mountains...as kavl has a northwest wind. East of the mountains...patchy fog 
continues to increase in coverage...and even locally dense in a 
couple spots. I still expect the dry air and cold air advection to win out...and no 
widespread dense fog is expected. 


Today...deep layer northwesterly flow will result in a sunny day with 
seasonable temperatures. Dry surface high pressure filters in from the 
north...which with a little mixing...will drop dewpoints into the 20 and 
30s...resulting in critical relative humidity across most of the area. Gusty northwest winds 
will linger into the afternoon across the NC zones...so the Fire Danger 
Statement looks good. 


Tonight...the axis of surface high pressure will settle across the southern 
Appalachians...while a little bit of NE flow will linger across the 
Piedmont. MOS guidance hints at temperatures in the middle 30s across much of 
the NC mountains and northern foothills. Radiational cooling conditions 
look good...so frost will be mentioned in the these areas. 
However...there is still enough uncertainty on these min temperatures to hold 
off on a frost advisory until the day shift can assess the latest 
guidance. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday through Friday night/... 
as of 230 am EDT Wednesday...500 mb ridging will cross the forecast area 
on Thursday as weak surface high pressure moves offshore. Srly return flow 
moisture will gradually develop at low levels by late day and then 
improve and deepen through Thursday night. Meanwhile...a deamplifying 
upper wave extending southward from a Great Lakes 500 mb low center will swing 
eastward and cross the Appalachians Friday morning. A weak surface cold 
front associated with this system will cross the western half Friday 
morning and then generally clear eastern sections middle afternoon. Although 
moisture and lift with the Friday system are expected to decay east 
of the mountains...surface based cape values of 1000 to 1500 j/kg will be 
possible across Piedmont sections Friday afternoon. Surface to 3 km shear values 
should be fairly unimpressive at 20 to 30 knots...which would limit the 
severe thunderstorm potential. Maximum temperatures will be a couple of degrees 
below climatology most areas Thursday afternoon...but about a category or better 
above climatology on Friday. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday through Tuesday/... 
as of 240 am EDT Wednesday...a flat flow regime over the central/eastern Continental U.S. 
Early Sat will give way to an amplified flow pattern late in the 
weekend as a closed system moves from The Rockies to the plains. A 
backdoor cold front approaching from the north on Sat will likely stall 
somewhere in or near the forecast area on Sunday. West to northwest downslope 
flow ahead of the backdoor front should keep most of the area dry 
Sat...but with mainly mountain probability of precipitation encroaching on Sunday afternoon in 
developing srly flow. Expect maxes to run 1 to 2 categories above 
normal. 


The pinwheeling plains system will gradually migrate eastward Monday through 
Tuesday. It does not appear that the lingering surface high to the north early 
in the week will be strong enough to create much cad under the 
returning moisture. Any weak cad would be possible mainly Monday...but 
with most of the region more solidly into the warm sector by 
Tuesday...with considerable instability resulting. The slowly moving 
blocked pattern could produce abundant rainfall through middle week. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
kclt...the cold front has passed by the terminal...so I think the 
threat of ground fog has ended this morning...and a northerly wind can be 
expected through the period. Skies look to be clear and air mass will 
be too dry for fog tonight. Winds will pick up to around 8-10 kts 
within an hour or two after sunrise...and may briefly mix a few 
low-end gusts per the NAM BUFKIT. But by early afternoon...it looks like 
any gusts should subside. Winds will decrease to about 5-8 kts and 
back to NE this evening. 


Elsewhere...as with kclt the passage of the cold front should preclude 
any further fog development early this morning. North/northwest winds this 
morning...with channeled gusty valley winds at kavl...today under 
clear skies. Winds will subside tonight...with a light NE wind 
lingering across the Piedmont sites. Air mass looks too dry for any 
fog development. 


Outlook...dry high pressure will dominate through Thursday. Another cold front 
with potential for showers/thunderstorms is then expected to cross the 
region Friday...drying out by Saturday. 


Confidence table... 


11-17z 17-23z 23-05z 05-11z 
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 and seasonably warm air mass will move into the area today 
behind a departing cold front. The combination of warm temperatures 
and low dew points will lead to relative humidity values at or below 
25 percent across most of the area. Gusty northwest winds will 
linger this morning into the afternoon across the mountains NC Piedmont. With 
only light precipitation yesterday...fuels should quickly dry out 
today. A Fire Danger Statement was coordinated with land managers 
yesterday...and no changes were made to that this morning. 


&& 


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


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...hg 
near term...Arkansas 
short term...hg 
long term...hg 
aviation...Arkansas 
fire weather... 



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