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  • 43°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW 6 mph
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 22°
  • Pressure: 30.25 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 40

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 25 °
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Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on February 01, 2015

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 55F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear in the morning, then overcast. High of 59F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear in the evening, then overcast. Low of 36F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 57F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

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

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 9:39 AM EST

Temperature: 46.7 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: SSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Crowders Creek, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:34 AM EST

Temperature: 44.4 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: SW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:29 AM EST

Temperature: 43.9 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: West at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:32 AM EST

Temperature: 44.8 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: WSW at 3.2 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:38 AM EST

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:40 AM EST

Temperature: 45.2 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: West at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Dallas Cherryville Hwy., Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 9:40 AM EST

Temperature: 50.7 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: SW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Gastonia NC US, Lowell, NC

Updated: 8:53 AM EST

Temperature: 42 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: SSE at 3 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Bobby Ray Road, Clover, SC

Updated: 9:37 AM EST

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Springwood, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:40 AM EST

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Gastonia NC US, McAdenville, NC

Updated: 8:57 AM EST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 8:31 AM EST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: WNW at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Wade Hampton Circle, Belmont, NC

Updated: 9:36 AM EST

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 9:33 AM EST

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: SSW at 7.8 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Belmont NC US, Belmont, NC

Updated: 9:03 AM EST

Temperature: 43 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: South at 4 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 9:40 AM EST

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: -6 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: SW at 7.6 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 9:40 AM EST

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Pointe Drive, Belmont, NC

Updated: 9:37 AM EST

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:27 AM EST

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: SSW at 8.3 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 9:40 AM EST

Temperature: 46.9 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: NW at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET High Shoals NC US, High Shoals, NC

Updated: 8:46 AM EST

Temperature: 39 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:40 AM EST

Temperature: 45.8 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: SW at 6.6 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:40 AM EST

Temperature: 44.5 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:39 AM EST

Temperature: 45.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: NW at 3.6 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:40 AM EST

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: SW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Shelby NC US, Shelby, NC

Updated: 9:00 AM EST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: SSW at 1 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:26 AM EST

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: SW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:39 AM EST

Temperature: 43.3 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 9:35 AM EST

Temperature: 41.6 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS MT. ISLAND LAKE NC US, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 8:10 AM EST

Temperature: 42 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: SW at 4 mph Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:40 AM EST

Temperature: 43.4 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: SW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 9:29 AM EST

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
652 am EST sun Feb 1 2015 


Synopsis... 
low pressure will move up the Ohio Valley today and cross the 
Appalachians north of the forecast area tonight. A cold front 
trailing this low pressure system will cross the region from the 
west during the morning hours Monday. Cool and dry high pressure 
will build over the region through Tuesday and move offshore on 
Wednesday. Another cold front will move into the area from the 
northwest on Thursday...with drying occurring into next weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 645 am...made some minor adjustments to sky and temperature/dewpt per 
latest satellite and observation. The forecast appears on track in light of 
latest guidance. 


Settled weather will continue through the early part of 
the day today as high pressure persists over the Carolina coast. 
Upper level moisture is already streaming over the area in advance 
of a surface low over the plains...which will track steadily eastward through 
the Ohio Valley through Monday morning...pushing the high offshore. A surface 
cold front will make its way across the lower Mississippi Valley this 
afternoon...crossing our County warning forecast area late tonight. Widespread rainfall will 
precede the front. 


Mainly middle-high cloud cover will be seen through the day with lower 
clouds arriving during the afternoon as warm upglide strengthens. 
Low level flow is steadily southwesterly so it can be expected that the SW NC mountains 
and areas along the Blue Ridge Escarpment will see precipitation chances 
ramp up first. Models have trended later into the day with the onset 
of quantitative precipitation forecast...the GFS being a bit slower than the NAM...but the 
just-arrived 06z NAM fields look more like the GFS. Notably the 00z 
4km Storm Prediction Center WRF does not bring precipitation to the upslope areas until 22-23z. 
Thus the onset was delayed a bit in the forecast. Precipitation is expected 
throughout the County warning forecast area by 06z...but for the most part probability of precipitation diminish 
rapidly behind the frontal passage in the hours just prior to daybreak. Selected 
a blend of quantitative precipitation forecast near the sref means...appreciable but not enough for 
Hydro concerns. 


As the flow veers to northwesterly behind the front...the mountains will continue 
to see precipitation even as other areas see it diminish. With warm 
advection occurring through most of the night at all elevations...temperatures 
will be rather steady in the 40s mountains and low 50s Piedmont. Rapid 
cooling is likely in the high elevations which should allow snow 
levels to descend after 09z or so. Enough model quantitative precipitation forecast is present to 
warrant a mention of a quick inch or more of snow accumulate on the higher 
ridgetops before 12z Monday. Guidance is optimistic and keeps most temperatures 
warm enough to preclude snow...so confidence on a headline event is 
not high. A high elevation Winter Weather Advisory could be issued today 
if the cold advection sets in sooner or stronger than currently 
anticipated. 


Very strong 850-700mb winds are seen in the warm sector of the 
low...which spread over our area this afternoon. Cloud cover appears to 
limit mixing enough to prevent strong gusts in the Piedmont...but the 
high elevations of the mountains /particularly SW of the French Broad 
valley/ will likely see frequent gusts above 40 knots by late afternoon. The 
winds aloft will increase until the frontal passage occurs...with an impressive 
low level jet overnight. The high elevation Wind Advisory will be maintained 
as-is. 


A very small amount of elevated instability is shown on NAM/GFS forecast 
soundings tonight. The strong flow will create impressive low level 
shear...but the instability is for parcels lifted from the warm 
nose...above the best shear. A couple rumbles of thunder in the area 
would not be surprising...but no severe weather is expected. 


&& 


Short term /Monday through Tuesday night/... 
as of 3 am EST Sunday...a smartly amplified clipper type wave will 
be stretched along the Appalachians around 12z Monday...then move 
swiftly to the eastern Seaboard by 18z before exiting off the coast. 
This feature will drive the associated surface cold front quickly east 
of the area as well Monday morning...with snow levels dropping 
across the mountains into the lower valleys. Strong cold advection in the 
west to northwest upslope flow along with abundant surface to 850 mb moisture are 
expected across the western mountains through midday Monday. Nearly 50 knots of 
wind is expected at the top of the mixed layer along the northern Blue 
Ridge. A Wind Advisory will most certainly be needed at some point 
for this area...and possibly nearby areas...and locally high winds 
cannot be ruled out near the immediate Blue Ridge with mixing on 
Monday. Breezy to windy conditions will occur east of the mountains with 
mixing as well. In addition...higher elevations of the Western Mountain spine 
counties are likely to approach or exceed advisory snow 
accumulations by midday Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory could be 
needed for the accumulating snow or blowing snow as well. Will 
continue to mention both of these hazards in the severe weather potential statement until the 
timing and extent of The Hazards becomes better defined...likely 
later this afternoon. It may be possible to wrap both wind and snow 
hazards into a single product at that time for at least the 
mountains. 


A much weaker shortwave will cross the region on Tuesday. Any middle level 
moisture with this feature should impact mainly the northern tier of the 
forecast area. Expect morning mins in the teens mountains and lower to 
middle 20s east. Tuesday afternoon maxes should peak at 5 to 10 degrees below 
climatology. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday through Saturday/... 
as of 310 am EST Sunday...zonal flow aloft is expected on Wednesday...with 
a southern tier low opening up over southern Texas...while additional northern stream 
energy digs east of The Rockies. The GFS remains more amplified and 
slower with the digging system into the MS River Valley on Thursday and 
then across the southeast early Friday. A consensus solution following mainly 
ensemble mean forecasts brings a cold front into the region Thursday with 
the northern stream...with very low end probability of precipitation focused mainly in the southern 
half as any surface low in the northern Gulf of Mexico passes well south of 
the area. Drier high pressure will start to build over from the north 
through Friday and settle in place over the region by Saturday. 
Forecast confidence remains low through the period given the model 
inconsistency in handling features approaching the southeastern U.S. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Sunday through Thursday/... 
at kclt...S to SW flow will prevail through the period...as coastal 
high pressure gives way to low pressure coming from the west. Said 
low will bring an increasing chance for precipitation through the day which peaks 
late tonight. Winds will also pick up tonight...but significant 
gusts unlikely due to poor mixing. Broken midlevel ceilings will persist 
until a low VFR deck spreads in late afternoon on strengthening and 
moistening flow above the bdy layer. Restrictions are not expected 
until rain gets going in the evening...with most guidance suggesting 
IFR will form after midnight if not sooner. LIFR not out of the 
question but with precipitation rates fairly light this will be omitted. 
The very fast flow aloft could produce a low level wind shear threat in the 
area...but being hard to pinpoint from guidance this also will be 
omitted. 


Elsewhere...VFR through at least early afternoon when the moistening 
flow ahead of the low begins to spread in MVFR ceilings from the SW and 
rain chances ramp up from west to east. Lamp ceiling trends look fine through 
early evening. S to SW over most of the area during the 
day...gradually increasing into tonight with the tightening 
gradient. Significant gusts are likely in the high elevations by 
late afternoon and especially tonight. However these do not look likely 
to mix down. IFR should form after onset of precipitation....and some 
guidance blankets the whole area with LIFR by late evening. However 
this seems a bit overdone given the expected precipitation rates...but 
areas along the Blue Ridge will see some enhanced lift so it is 
mentioned at kgsp/kgmu. 


Outlook...rain and lower ceilings/visibility expected in parts of the area 
into Monday morning. Drying northwest flow is expected on the back side of the 
system by late Monday...but will be accompanied by gusty winds...especially 
at kavl. Another moist low pressure system may affect the region 
late in the week. 


Confidence table... 


12-18z 18-24z 00-06z 06-12z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 84% high 80% 
kgsp high 100% high 90% medium 64% medium 76% 
kavl high 100% high 88% high 87% high 86% 
khky high 100% high 95% medium 67% medium 78% 
kgmu high 100% high 90% medium 61% medium 76% 
kand high 100% high 81% medium 61% medium 78% 


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...Wind Advisory from 5 PM this afternoon to 5 am EST Monday for 
ncz048-051-052-058-059-062>064. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...hg 
near term...Wimberley 
short term...hg 
long term...hg 
aviation...Wimberley 



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