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Current Conditions

  • 74°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW 4 mph
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 69°
  • Pressure: 30.14 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 95 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on August 31, 2014

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 88F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 95F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 72F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the morning, then clear. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 88F with a heat index of 93F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F with a heat index of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F with a heat index of 91F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 4:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 4:16 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 4:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 75 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: West at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 4:16 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.2 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 72 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 78 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 4:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 3:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 74 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SSE at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 4:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Rhyne's Estate, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 4:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 4:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.9 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 4:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 4:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 75.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SSE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 4:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.9 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: River Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie, SC

Updated: 4:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.7 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 4:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 72.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 4:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 4:17 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SSW at 3.2 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: EARL, Earl, NC

Updated: 4:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.5 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.8 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.7 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 4:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 4:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 73.0 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Derby Downs, York, SC

Updated: 4:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 4:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
340 am EDT sun Aug 31 2014 


Synopsis... 
a Bermuda high will develop and linger through early in the week... 
resulting in typical summertime heat and isolated to scattered 
afternoon thunderstorms each day. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 325 am EDT Sunday...upper level trough to the west will continue 
to dominate the pattern through the near term forecast period. 
Likewise...elongating upper ridge and surface high pressure off the 
middle Atlantic coast will contribute to increasing southerly flow. 
Upper trough energy remains the dominant forcing mechanism this 
morning as band of convection continues to push east out of 
northeast Georgia into western NC and the upstate. Despite limited 
instability present across the region...upper energy and surface 
moisture advection have led to moderately deep updrafts supportive 
of pronounced rain rates. Observations from around the region have 
indicated that some of the heavier cells are yielding approximately 
one inch per hour rates. That said...forward propagation combined 
with antecedent dry conditions will inhibit any flooding threats 
this morning. Latest model guidance solutions to include cams 
indicate that this band of convection will weaken towards daybreak 
as it pushes up Interstate 85 towards the NC Piedmont. Therefore 
the forecast features numerous showers/thunderstorms across the NC 
foothills southward into the upstate with isolated showers possible 
after daybreak across the east. Although temperatures will be slow 
to cool beneath cloudy skies...expecting increased boundary layer 
moisture from convection to aid in patchy fog across the region. 
Fortunately 5-10mph winds will likely inhibit development of 
widespread/dense fog. 


Conditions will improve across the region by late morning with low 
level stratus lingering leading to mostly cloudy skies. This sky 
cover is expected to scatter out with mixing as the atmosphere 
begins to heat. Meanwhile...another upper short wave will approach 
from the west providing needed support for convection during the 
afternoon hours. Upper level and surface ridge will remain nearly 
stationary across the southeast with the majority of the forecast 
area residing on the periphery. As a result...forecast soundings 
are moderately unstable with weak low/middle level inhibition working 
to limit convection. Expecting above mentioned upper wave energy 
sliding east to aid convection...especially across the high terrain 
where capping will be weakest. Therefore probability of precipitation will increase to 
slight chance levels along the Interstate 85 corridor with solid 
chance level probability of precipitation further west along the mountains. Probability of precipitation will taper 
down into the evening hours as the upper trough and associated energy 
eject to the northeast and diurnal cooling commences. In general 
temperatures through the period will remain at or just above normal 
levels with some deviation possible depending on longevity and 
coverage of convection/clouds. 


&& 


Short term /Monday through Tuesday night/... 
as of 205 am Sunday...upper subtropical anticyclone will remain over 
the southeastern Continental U.S. Through the period while a low amplitude upper trough 
moves east in the wrly flow across the northern Continental U.S.. at the surface...a 
Bermuda high remains over the southeastern Continental U.S. Keeping typical summertime 
pattern across the area Monday and Tuesday. A warm humid air mass with a 
Lee trough remains in place through the period helping produce a typical 
pattern of diurnal convection with scattered coverage over the mountains 
and isolated coverage elsehwere. A fly in the ointment to this 
scenario is a weak cold front that drops toward the area Tuesday night 
ahead of the afore mentioned upper trough. This could keep convection 
going through the night...especially across the NC mountains highs will 
remain nearly steady above normal each day...while above normal lows 
Monday night rise a couple of degrees Tuesday night. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday through Saturday/... 
as of 335 am Sunday...guidance in good agreement through Thursday. The upper 
anticyclone reasserts itself across the southeastern Continental U.S. As an upper trough 
moves east of the area. Some weak short wave energy is still able to 
move across the area through the ridging. At the surface...a weak cold 
front driven by the departing trough moves into the area and stalls. 
Even though the front washes out...a low level convergence boundary 
remains in place. This leads to scattered mainly diurnal convection Wednesday 
and Thursday. The latest GFS shows the ridge retrograding allowing short 
waves to drop across the area Friday and Sat in the developing weak 
northwesterly flow. The European model (ecmwf) keeps the ridge in place Friday...then weakens it 
and suppresses it toward the Gulf Coast Sat. However...the ridge is 
still strong enough to keep any short waves and westerly flow north of the 
area. Even with the upper air differences...the surface features are 
remarkably similar. The weak surface boundary holds on for one more day 
Friday leading to another round of mainly diurnal scattered convection. The 
GFS then brings a cold front into the area Sat while the European model (ecmwf) 
brings it toward...but not quite into the County warning forecast area. Given the 
differences...have kept precipitation as scattered mainly diurnal convection. 
Above normal highs Wednesday drop to near normal for Friday and Sat...while 
lows bounce around above normal through the period. 


&& 


Aviation /08z Sunday through Thursday/... 
at kclt...VFR conditions will prevail initially ahead of possible 
visb reductions near daybreak. Initialized taf VFR with 07kt 
southerly winds under scattered low VFR stratocu. Introduced 2hr tempo at 
11z to account for decoupling planetary boundary layer and potential MVFR level fog 
restrictions. By 13z conditions will improve under broken/overcast low 
level stratus lasting through much of the morning before low level 
moisture mixes out. By midday...skies will feature scattered middle/high 
level clouds with increasing southerly winds for the remainder of 
the period. As for weather...current radar trends and latest cam 
guidance indicate band of convection across northeast Georgia will not 
survive the trip east into the NC Piedmont...therefore no weather mention 
for this feature. However...as the profile heats during the 
afternoon hours on Sunday cannot rule out rain showers/thunderstorms and rain late in the day 
therefore kept previous prob30 for such. 


Elsewhere...a mixture of VFR/MVFR and possible IFR conditions will 
be possible through the evening at all sites. Above mentioned band 
of convection will spread east affecting the SC sites along with 
kavl through the overnight. Therefore each taf location features 
prevailing thunderstorms in the vicinity leading up to arrival with a tempo for thunderstorms and rain and IFR 
ceilings/visb during passage. Conditions will slowly improve after 
daybreak at all sites as above mentioned rain showers/thunderstorms and rain erodes along with 
increasing cloud bases. VFR will prevail late in the period with 
the exception of prob30 mention at kavl and khky to account for 
afternoon convection. Winds through the period will remain 
southerly with flow increasing into Sunday afternoon. 


Outlook...generally VFR conditions are expected through early next 
week with the exception for restrictions in the early morning due to 
low clouds and fog...primarily in the mountain valleys. Diurnal 
convection is expected each afternoon with the most coverage over 
the mountains. 


Confidence table... 


07-13z 13-19z 19-01z 01-07z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp medium 60% medium 79% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 80% high 93% high 100% high 100% 
khky high 82% high 94% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu medium 66% medium 74% high 100% high 100% 
kand medium 69% medium 79% 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 


&& 


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


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...rwh 
near term...cdg 
short term...rwh 
long term...rwh 
aviation...cdg 












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