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Current Conditions

  • 74°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: NE 7 mph
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 66°
  • Pressure: 30.06 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on July 25, 2014

  • Friday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 84F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 93F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 73F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 90F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 63F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

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

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 11:45 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.6 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: East at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 11:46 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 11:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 80 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: West at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Gastonia NC, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 10:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.1 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 11:48 AM EDT

Temperature: 79.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 76 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 11:52 AM EDT

Temperature: 79.2 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 10:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 76 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: East at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 11:49 AM EDT

Temperature: 82.6 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: NE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Rhyne's Estate, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 11:41 AM EDT

Temperature: 84.4 °F Dew Point: 84 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: WNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 103 °F Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 83.7 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: West at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 83.1 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 82.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: North at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.43 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SSE at 1.3 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: River Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie, SC

Updated: 11:43 AM EDT

Temperature: 79.2 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: SW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 80.8 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: ESE at 2.5 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 84.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: WSW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 83.1 °F Dew Point: 81 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NE at 4.5 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 96 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 82.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: East at 6.8 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 76.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: NNE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 11:42 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Luna Hill, Tega Cay, SC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 11:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 11:54 AM EDT

Temperature: 78.1 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
1148 am EDT Friday Jul 25 2014 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will build in behind a departing cold front on Friday 
lasting through the majority of the weekend. Another cold front is 
expected to reach the area from the northwest on Monday morning and 
into Monday afternoon potentially leading to scattered 
thunderstorms. High pressure will once again regain control on 
Tuesday lasting through the remainder of the work week with only 
minimal precipitation threats by weeks end. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 11 am...although the weak front has sagged into the SC 
midlands and central Georgia this morning...a moist east/NE flow north of 
the boundary is resulting in areas of low stratus and stratocu 
across the area. This should continue to lift/evolve into a fairly 
extensive afternoon cumulus field. The primary concern for this 
period will be whether a few of these cumulus clouds can develop 
into thunderstorms this afternoon. The difference between forecast 
rap and NAM soundings is quite striking...as the rap maintains a 
rather formidable cap across the area through the afternoon...while 
the NAM tries to eliminate it. Although dewpoints will be a little 
lower than typical of this time of year...they should still be high 
enough to yield modest amounts of cape this afternoon. Thus...if the 
cap does indeed erode...it seems reasonable that a few showers/thunderstorms and rain 
will develop across the high terrain...as is indicated in the 
current forecast. The only real change of note will be to include a 
slight chance pop nearer the front across the far southern Piedmont 
areas. Otherwise...maximum temperatures should be about a category below climatology 
owing to the cool east/NE flow and considerable cumulus cover. 


As of 640 am...low clouds spreading in from the east or already in 
place across the mountains should lift or scatter out by noon. Otherwise... 
going forecast still looks on track. Updates mainly for current 
conditions. 


As of 305 am...slow moving cold front keeping enough low level 
convergence across the southern upstate to break the cap and produce 
isolated rain showers. These should end or move south of the area by daybreak 
as the front moves out of the area. 


Although the front moves south of the area...guidance is nearly 
unanimous keeping low level moisture across the area. In addition... 
low level flow becomes southeasterly leading to weak upslope flow. This is 
forecast to provide enough lift to tap the elevated instability and 
produce isolated to scattered convection along the Blue Ridge and west 
across the mountains given the model support...have changed the forecast 
to include pop in this area. There may also be some convection 
across the far southern County warning forecast area as that area will be close to the front. 
However...best chance will be south of the County warning forecast area. Clouds will linger 
through the morning across much of the northern and eastern County warning forecast area...before mixing 
out by afternoon. This and the cooler air mass behind the front will 
lead to highs a little below normal. 


Convection should dissipate during the evening with loss of heating. 
However...cannot rule out some lingering rain showers over the Blue Ridge 
late into the evening or early overnight before the low level flow 
becomes southwesterly. Lows should be near normal. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday through Sunday night/... 
as of 230 am EDT Friday...the short term period initializes Saturday 
morning with remnant front well to the southeast along the 
Carolina/Georgia coastline. Surface high pressure will quickly 
build under rising heights aloft. Despite weak Lee trough developing 
just east of the forecast area potentially providing a focus for 
afternoon convection...soundings indicate a substantial low/middle 
level cap in place. Not expecting any potential updrafts to break 
through the deep inhibition therefore kept the forecast dry for 
Saturday. 


Also kept forecast dry through Sunday morning as upper heights are 
slow to fall due to approaching upper trough and associated surface 
cold front. Still think area of greatest lift and lowest inhibition 
will remain tied to Lee trough redevelopment east of the i77 corridor 
therefore continue with dry forecast for the Piedmont region through 
the afternoon. Further West...Heights will begin to fall rapidly as 
upper short wave and associated moisture advect into the 
central/southern Apps. Models tend to agree on at least some 
precipitation pushing into the northern mountains by middle/late 
afternoon on Sunday...with chances increasing ahead of the 
approaching front through the overnight. Therefore...solid chance 
probability of precipitation are featured Sunday evening along the higher terrain of NC 
increasing to near likely probability of precipitation by Monday morning near the Tennessee 
border. Elsewhere probability of precipitation taper down sharply to slight chance levels 
over the NC/SC foothills and western most areas of the Piedmont. 
Temperatures through the short term period will gradually warm as 
southerly flow ramps up ahead of approaching surface trough. 
Expecting highs on both Saturday and Sunday to surge to above normal 
levels with middle 90s possible for southern portions of the forecast 
area on Sunday. 


&& 


Long term /Monday through Thursday/... 
as of 315 am EDT Friday...the extended range period will begin with 
a rather active pattern on Monday morning. Strong height falls will 
be advecting in from the west as a cold front stretches along the 
appalachian chain from a parent surface cyclone across the eastern 
Great Lakes. Probability of precipitation will initialize at high end chance levels across 
the higher terrain as the pre-frontal activity pushes into the region 
around or just before daybreak Monday. The entire complex will 
continue advecting east through the morning and early afternoon 
hours allowing for some diurnal destabilization ahead across the 
NC/SC Piedmont regions. There is still some uncertainty regarding 
overall magnitude of instability that will build ahead of the front 
as abundant sky cover will work to limit heating. That 
said...modest warm sector already in place will not need much 
heating for lapse rates to support substantial low level lift. 
Aloft drier air will be advecting in as strong west-northwest flow associated 
with trough axis pushes into the region. This will allow middle level 
lapse rates to steepen...potentially leading to a fairly unstable 
profile. Speaking of...latest GFS forecast soundings indicate 
nearly 1500j/kg SBCAPE and long straight hodographs producing deep 
layer shear in excess of 35kts suggesting multicell strong/severe 
thunderstorms. All that said...there is still plenty of time for the 
pattern to change slightly which could substantially alter the 
outcome. Thus...due to range in the forecast...kept probability of precipitation capped at 
chance levels for the entire region on Monday afternoon. 


Surface high pressure will build into the region behind the front 
for Tuesday and Wednesday leading to lower precipitation chances 
despite persistent upper trough remaining nearly stationary. Forecast 
will feature slight chance probability of precipitation across the high terrain through 
Wednesday morning amidst strong northwest flow. The surface ridge remains 
dominate through the remainder of the period as it repositions 
itself to the northeast and extends in a wedge like pattern along 
the Lee side of the Appalachians by Thursday. Surface flow will 
shift to more of an east to southeast component leading to potential 
upslope/upglide precipitation into Friday. Thus chance level probability of precipitation 
are once again featured through the remainder of the forecast along 
the high terrain with slight chance probability of precipitation highlighted elsewhere. 
Temperatures will gradually cool behind the frontal passage on Monday with 
highs topping out nearly a category below normal by Thursday for 
some locations. 


&& 


Aviation /16z Friday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...IFR stratus has spread across the airfield and will 
continue through middle-morning when a slow rise to low VFR by 18z 
develops. That said...moisture is shallow and ceilings could scatter out 
before lifting. Few to scattered low VFR clouds expected through the evening 
and overnight. Northeasterly wind becomes east-northeast this afternoon and evening then 
calm overnight. Right now...do not expect any restrictions 
overnight. 


Elsewhere...low stratus is making a run from the east at the non mountain 
sites. Low VFR ceilings have developed and MVFR or even the IFR deck 
could develop. If so...should be a relatively quick return to VFR... 
generally before noon. Then VFR expected through the rest of the 
period. Northeasterly wind becomes Ely or southeasterly by late afternoon with 
generally calm wind overnight. Kavl will see MVFR or IFR this 
morning with low VFR developing by noon. Northerly wind becomes southerly for 
the afternoon...then calm overnight. Isolated convection will 
develop across the mountains...but chance too low for taf inclusion. Kavl 
could see restrictions from fog toward daybreak Sat. 


Outlook...Sat through Sunday morning should be quiet and VFR... 
except for the mountain valleys where early morning fog may occur. Scattered 
thunderstorms may return to the forecast area for Sunday 
afternoon...though more likely Monday...as another cold front 
approaches and then moves through the area by Monday night. 


Confidence table... 


15-21z 21-03z 03-09z 09-15z 
kclt high 88% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 97% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 88% high 100% high 89% high 90% 
khky high 89% high 100% high 100% high 87% 
kgmu high 98% high 97% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 88% high 100% high 100% high 93% 


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...cdg 
near term...jdl/rwh 
short term...cdg 
long term...cdg 
aviation...rwh 



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