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Current Conditions

  • 81°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: South 10 mph
  • Humidity: 35%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 51°
  • Pressure: 30.28 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 56 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 56 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 85 °
  • Low: 60 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 62 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 11:22 AM EDT on January 04, 2015

  • Monday

    Sun and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 79F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Chance of a shower or thunderstorm throughout the evening. Low 56F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Abundant sunshine. High 82F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low 56F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High around 85F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly to mostly cloudy. Low around 60F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 82F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    A few clouds. Low 61F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 82F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 62F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 84F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Clear skies overnight. Low 64F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday

    Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 88F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly clear. Low around 65F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 89F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 67F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Rain showers in the morning with numerous thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 87F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Thunderstorms in the evening will give way to fair skies overnight. Low 62F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly sunny skies. High 83F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers later at night. Low 61F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High 82F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mainly cloudy. Low 61F. Winds light and variable.

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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 1:57 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.8 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: East at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Crowders Creek, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.5 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: NE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.5 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: NNE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.4 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Bowling Green, SC

Updated: 1:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 78 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: HADS, Lowell, NC

Updated: 12:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 82 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.3 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Bobby Ray Road, Clover, SC

Updated: 2:03 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Springwood, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 89.1 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 24% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS, Grover, NC

Updated: 1:31 PM EDT

Temperature: 82 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: SE at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Wade Hampton Circle, Belmont, NC

Updated: 2:02 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 2:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: South at 8.3 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 2:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.6 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: East at 5.4 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Rhyne Street, Stanley, NC

Updated: 2:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: West at 3.6 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 2:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.9 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: WNW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Crouse, Crouse, NC

Updated: 1:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.1 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: WSW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 1:56 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.6 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: SE at 6.7 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 2:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.9 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: SW at 4.5 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 2:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Rhyne Springs Road, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 2:03 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Shelby, NC

Updated: 1:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 83 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: SE at 1 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: State Route 1583, Rock Hill, SC

Updated: 2:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.2 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:03 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 2:03 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 1:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 83 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: NW at 7 mph Pressure: 30.40 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 
157 PM EDT Monday may 4 2015 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will remain across the region through the middle of 
the week. A weak cold front is expected to drift down from the north 
on Thursday. For the late part of the week...uncertainty is high as 
low pressure may move up the southeast coast and over the Carolinas. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 2 PM...surface high pressure will ridge east to west across the 
region. Forecast soundings indicate that foothill and Piedmont areas 
will remain weakly capped. However...thinner low level cin should favor 
the development of Ridgetop rain showers/thunderstorms and rain this afternoon. Cams indicate 
the deep convection will quickly dissipate early this evening. Storm 
motions appear limited to 10 kts or so...limiting coverage of the 
convection. Areas that do see rainfall this afternoon and evening 
would likely see morning fog. I will update the forecast to update 
sky...pops...and temperatures. 


As of 10 am...conditions across the region remain clear with light 
southwest winds. I will update the forecast to reduce sky cover and 
populate temperatures/dewpoints with observations. The temperatures heading 
into this afternoon appear on track. I will delay Ridgetop 
convection by one to two hours based on 12 ffc sounding and latest 
runs of cams. 


As of 630 am EDT Monday...current forecast remains on track therefore no 
significant changes made/needed to the forecast. Did adjust 
temperatures/dews over the next few hours to account for recent trends. 
Expecting middle level cloudiness to dissipate this morning as primary 
500 mb wave exits east. However...low level cumulus will prevail by late 
morning as lapse rates steepen in the moist planetary boundary layer. 


Previous discussion... 


As of 315 am EDT Monday...the pattern aloft continues to feature a 
broad Flat Ridge over the southeast Continental U.S....while a weak 500 mb impulse 
slides through the mean flow over the southern Apps as evident on 
recent WV imagery. At the surface...high pressure centered off the 
NC coastline continues to rotate leading to weak south-southeast flow over forecast 
area. This pattern will prevail through the period with only slight 
modification to the surface high expected as it slowly slides 
further out to sea. Guidance continues to favor convection across 
the high terrain of western NC this afternoon/evening with the 
nam12/cams being the most aggressive. In addition...00z arw/nmm 
products indicate some convection over the NC/SC Piedmont...into 
portions of northeast Georgia. Soundings due indicate some instability in 
the low/middle levels...however within very shallow moist layer beneath 
middle/upper warm nose. 


Thus given recent days lack of verification of the higher res 
guidance...leaned on the low end of guidance as it pertains to probability of precipitation this 
afternoon. This yielded isolated/scattered rain showers and or thunderstorms and rain over 
the mountains...with probability of precipitation sharply tapering to non mentionable levels 
over the Piedmont and northeast Georgia. Lack of present triggering 
mechanisms was the leading factor in keeping probability of precipitation out of the lower 
terrain locations...while deeper moisture and possible upslope 
forcing could promote initiation over the mountains think any thunderstorms and rain that 
does occur will feature primary threats of cloud to ground lightning 
and brief heavy rainfall. Otherwise...partly/mostly cloudy skies 
will prevail as cumulus develops with peak heating this afternoon. Highs 
will top out in the lower 80s outside of the mountains...while the higher 
terrain reaches into the 70s for most locations. Conditions will 
improve through the evening with heating loss...thus all probability of precipitation are 
removed around midnight. Patchy fog could occur on Tuesday morning 
in and around the mountain valleys...especially if/where any daytime 
precipitation has occurred. Lows overnight will remain at or just 
above normal regionwide. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday through Wednesday night/... 
as of 215 am Monday...the short range still looks relatively 
uneventful...as an upper ridge slowly amplifies over the region on 
Tuesday and Wednesday even as an upper low organizes and moves north 
along the Florida/Georgia coast. The pattern supports weak surface high 
pressure across the region through the period. A weak surface boundary gets 
strung out to the north and probably will not be able to make it this 
far S through Wednesday night. The models have latched onto this idea 
that mainly diurnal showers/thunderstorms will form across the 
higher terrain both days. While the forecast generally follows that 
plan...with a slight chance/chance each afternoon/evening...my confidence 
is probably not as high as the forecast might suggest. Thus far...the 
models have been overdeveloping the afternoon convection over the 
mountains the last few days. On Tuesday and Wednesday...buoyancy is not 
really all that great. Low level moisture convergence is not 
impressive. Backward trajectories each afternoon suggest that the 
mountains remain isolated from any real moisture source. This suggests 
that the amount/extent of precipitation in the models over the mountains might be 
overdone. Temperatures were generally nudged a bit warmer through the period 
thinking that we will be drier than indicated. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday through Sunday/... 
as of 315 am Monday...the medium range looks more interesting and 
more uncertain in light of the 00z run of the GFS...which wants to 
take low pressure of sub-tropical origin onshore of SC on Thursday 
and then westward Thursday night before stalling inland on Friday. 
If this development were to pan out...we would certainly need to 
raise precipitation chances considerably late in the week. Fortunately...a 
peek at the 00z run of the European model (ecmwf) will keep US from making those 
changes just yet...as that model keeps the upper/surface low offshore 
through the period. Few changes were made as a result. Precipitation chances 
were raised slightly on Thursday...which shows the most Promise for 
some convective activity with a weak front drifting into the 
vicinity...but mainly to come more in line with neighbors and the 
latest guidance from HPC. After that...the European model (ecmwf) suggests more of 
the same...with weak high pressure and an upper ridge...and the 
region still cut off from any moisture transport from the Gulf or 
Atlantic. Temperatures should be slightly above normal. 


&& 


Aviation /18z Monday through Saturday/... 
at kclt and elsewhere...VFR cloud bases and visibility will continue 
through the 18z taf period. Surface high pressure will ridge east to 
west across the region. Forecast soundings indicate that foothill 
and Piedmont areas will remain weakly capped. However...thinner low level 
cin should favor the development of Ridgetop rain showers/thunderstorms and rain this 
afternoon. Cams indicate the deep convection will quickly dissipate 
early this evening. Storm motions appear limited to 10 kts or 
so...limiting coverage of the convection. Areas that do see rainfall 
this afternoon and evening would likely see morning fog. 
However...the coverage appears too low to mention in any of the 
tafs. A repeat of mountain convection is expected on Tuesday. Winds will 
remain light from the SW...likely seeing a period of calm winds 
during the predawn hours. 


Outlook...isolated to scattered diurnal mountain convection is 
expected through Thursday...as moist southerly flow persists. 


Confidence table... 


18-24z 00-06z 06-12z 12-18z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 97% 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 


&& 


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


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...PM 
near term...Ned 
short term...PM 
long term...PM 
aviation...Ned 



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