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Current Conditions

  • 40°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE 6 mph
  • Humidity: 55%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 25°
  • Pressure: 30.43 in. +
  • Heat Index: 36

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Ice Pellets
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Ice Pellets
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Rain
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Rain

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 4:00 PM EST on February 27, 2015

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 41F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy with ice pellets. Low of 27F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20% .

  • Sunday

    Overcast with ice pellets and a chance of snow, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 40% .

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Overcast. High of 61F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast. Low of 41F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with rain. High of 70F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 1.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 43F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 1.0 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 55F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Local Storm Report 



02/25/2015 0858 PM

Gastonia, Gaston County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by broadcast media.


            Around one inch reported in Gastonia.




02/25/2015 1154 PM

Belmont, Gaston County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by amateur radio.


            Has been a mix of snow and sleet and more recently has
            become all sleet.




02/25/2015 0858 PM

Gastonia, Gaston County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by broadcast media.


            Around one inch reported in Gastonia.




02/25/2015 1154 PM

Belmont, Gaston County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by amateur radio.


            Has been a mix of snow and sleet and more recently has
            become all sleet.




02/25/2015 0858 PM

Gastonia, Gaston County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by broadcast media.


            Around one inch reported in Gastonia.




02/25/2015 1154 PM

Belmont, Gaston County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by amateur radio.


            Has been a mix of snow and sleet and more recently has
            become all sleet.




02/25/2015 0858 PM

Gastonia, Gaston County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by broadcast media.


            Around one inch reported in Gastonia.




02/25/2015 1154 PM

Belmont, Gaston County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by amateur radio.


            Has been a mix of snow and sleet and more recently has
            become all sleet.




02/25/2015 1154 PM

Belmont, Gaston County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by amateur radio.


            Has been a mix of snow and sleet and more recently has
            become all sleet.





02/25/2015 1154 PM

Belmont, Gaston County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by amateur radio.


            Has been a mix of snow and sleet and more recently has
            become all sleet.





02/25/2015 1154 PM

Belmont, Gaston County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by amateur radio.


            Has been a mix of snow and sleet and more recently has
            become all sleet.





02/25/2015 0858 PM

Gastonia, Gaston County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by broadcast media.


            Around one inch reported in Gastonia.




02/25/2015 0858 PM

Gastonia, Gaston County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by broadcast media.


            Around one inch reported in Gastonia.




02/25/2015 0858 PM

Gastonia, Gaston County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by broadcast media.


            Around one inch reported in Gastonia.





02/24/2015 0917 am

Belmont, Gaston County.

Snow m0.9 inch, reported by trained spotter.





02/24/2015 0856 am

Gastonia, Gaston County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.





02/24/2015 0917 am

Belmont, Gaston County.

Snow m0.9 inch, reported by trained spotter.





02/24/2015 0856 am

Gastonia, Gaston County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.





02/24/2015 0917 am

Belmont, Gaston County.

Snow m0.9 inch, reported by trained spotter.






02/24/2015 0917 am

Belmont, Gaston County.

Snow m0.9 inch, reported by trained spotter.






02/24/2015 0856 am

Gastonia, Gaston County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.






02/24/2015 0856 am

Gastonia, Gaston County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.





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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 8:46 PM EST

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Crowders Creek, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 8:42 PM EST

Temperature: 34.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 8:51 PM EST

Temperature: 37.9 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 8:45 PM EST

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: South at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 8:53 PM EST

Temperature: 35.9 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 38.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Gastonia NC US, Lowell, NC

Updated: 8:23 PM EST

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Bobby Ray Road, Clover, SC

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 39.7 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.50 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Springwood, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 8:53 PM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 8:31 PM EST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: East at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Wade Hampton Circle, Belmont, NC

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 8:53 PM EST

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: NNE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Belmont NC US, Belmont, NC

Updated: 8:33 PM EST

Temperature: 39 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.43 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 8:53 PM EST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: -16 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: NW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 8:53 PM EST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Pointe Drive, Belmont, NC

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.48 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 8:39 PM EST

Temperature: 35.1 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: NNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 8:53 PM EST

Temperature: 32.5 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:53 PM EST

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 8:53 PM EST

Temperature: 38.0 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 8:51 PM EST

Temperature: 36.7 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Shelby NC US, Shelby, NC

Updated: 8:33 PM EST

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.43 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 8:48 PM EST

Temperature: 32.7 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: ENE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:48 PM EST

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 8:53 PM EST

Temperature: 36.0 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.49 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 8:44 PM EST

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:10 PM EST

Temperature: 35 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: ENE at 4 mph Pressure: 30.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:53 PM EST

Temperature: 38.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 8:39 PM EST

Temperature: 39.9 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Lenox Pointe Drive, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 8:50 PM EST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.51 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
646 PM EST Friday Feb 27 2015 


Synopsis... 
cold Canadian high pressure will remain across the area through the 
weekend. The atmosphere will moisten considerably ahead of an 
approaching cold front that is expected to cross the area on Monday. 
Another high will slide over the region in the fronts wake. The high 
will be short lived...however...as a more substantial cold front 
crosses the region by late Wednesday or early Thursday. 


&& 


Near term /through Saturday/... 
615 PM update...few changes...with latest guidance still supporting 
mostly cloudy skies returning by midnight albeit lacking enough 
forcing for mentionable precipitation chances. Late day mixing resulted in 
some very low dewpoints in spots across the region. Fog looks unlikely 
anywhere in the area except possibly in the coolest snowy valleys if 
they are able to remain sheltered from the winds afforded by the 
gradient around The Wedge. Removed mention for now and will monitor 
evening dewpoint trends. 


At 200 PM...high pressure will move from the Midwest into the Middle- 
Atlantic States overnight. By Saturday sunrise...the high will have 
wedged SW along the east slopes of the mountains. This will produce 
increasing NE flow and cold advection. Also...model time heights 
show plenty of moisture below h850...so expect clouds to develop 
overnight as boundary later temperatures cool. 


On Sat...The Wedge looks like it will remain in place. Hence...it 
looks like a chilly day east of the mountains along with 
considerable cloudiness. Maximum temperatures will range from the middle 30s over 
portions of the northern NC Piedmont and foothills to the middle 40s 
over parts of NE Georgia and the western upstate. The mountains will also 
remain chilly with the warmest temperatures occurring in the SW mountain 
valleys outside The Wedge where highs will reach into the 40s. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday night through Monday/... 
as of 235 PM Friday...guidance in good agreement that a hybrid cold 
air damming event will be ongoing at the beginning of the period. 
The guidance also agrees that low level isentropic lift will develop 
Sat night and continue into Sunday as southerly flow develops above the 
cold dome. However...there still remains a split in the timing of 
precipitation development as this lift gets going. The European model (ecmwf) and GFS are 
slower...with the European model (ecmwf) the slowest...while the NAM and sref are 
faster...with the NAM the fastest. Again...have used a model blend for 
timing as even the slower guidance shows a significant increase in 
moisture and isentropic lift Sat night. Therefore...end up with chance 
pop by daybreak Sunday across NE Georgia...much of the upstate and the 
southern NC mountains and foothills...with slight chance elsewhere. Now for 
temperatures...the NAM has warmed...but still has below freezing wet bulb 
temperatures for much of the area at onset. The GFS is colder even with the 
slower onset...showing freezing rain/drizzle developing before 
quickly warming after onset. Once again used a blend to develop the 
temperature forecast which indicates freezing precipitation at onset then 
quickly warming with all liquid by noon Sunday. Have also included 
drizzle or freezing drizzle all areas as that could be the 
predominant precipitation character early on. The good news is that quantitative precipitation forecast 
will be very light leading to only a very light accretion...mainly 
across the mountains and foothills at onset. That said...cold temperatures could 
become locked in across portions of the area and higher accretions 
could develop. Lows Sat night will be 5 to 10 degrees below normal 
while highs Sunday will be 10 degrees below normal across the mountains 
and up to 20 degrees below normal elsewhere in the cad region. 


Precipitation tapers off outside of the mountains Sun night as the best 
isentropic lift moves northeast of the area. Still expect rain and 
drizzle to continue through the night however. The cad erodes Monday as 
a cold front moves in from the west. Precipitation chance tapers off even 
further to slight chance outside of the mountains that said...precipitation chance 
remains high across the mountains Sun night and early Monday with the 
front. Temperatures remain warm enough all areas for precipitation to remain liquid 
through the period. Lows Sun night will range from near normal to as 
much as 10 degrees above...while highs Monday warm to near normal 
levels. 


&& 


Long term /Monday night through Friday/... 
as of 230 PM Friday...an active pattern expected in the medium 
range. Upper ridge will build over the eastern states Tue-Wed...as a 
trough deepens over the west. The trough will begin to consolidate and 
progress out into the plains on Wednesday. At the surface...a 1032 mb 
high will quickly translate east from the Great Lakes to off the 
East Coast by Tuesday evening. The guidance seems to be in good 
agreement on increasing isent lift throughout the llvls...with moisture 
spreading in from the SW atop a developing wedge. The middle-upper levels 
look fairly neutral for supporting uvm. However...given the strong 
850 mb warm air advection...and plenty of moisture...I think high-end chance to likely 
probability of precipitation looks good by daybreak Tuesday...continuing through the day. Any 
amount of precipitation/drizzle should help lock in an in situ cold air 
damming wedge...keeping temperatures about 10 degree below normal. 


Tuesday night through Thursday...the 12z runs of the GFS and European model (ecmwf) 
still differ on the timing of a slow-moving anafront from the northwest. 
The GFS continues to be on the fast side of guidance...while the 
European model (ecmwf) is catching up but still slower. Going with the wpc preference 
(slower than gfs)...Wednesday looks warm (up to 15-20 degree jump from 
Tuesday/S temps) under decent southwesterly flow. Precipitation will move in from northwest 
to southeast during the day (or evening if European model (ecmwf) is right)...with potential 
for a soaking rain. Cannot rule out some thunder along the front 
across the Piedmont...as both the GFS and European model (ecmwf) show instability in the 
warm sector. But severe threat should be minimal. The bigger concern 
may be heavy rain. Although...the guidance has backed off the quantitative precipitation forecast 
somewhat from previous runs. Still plan to leave any mention out of the 
severe weather potential statement. Temperatures will be above normal overnight then only rise a few degree 
on Thursday...as clouds/precipitation give way to northwesterly cold air advection flow. The 850 mb 
temperatures will fall such that the highest elevations may see some snow 
on back edge of the the precipitation shield. Some minor accums may be 
possible. 


Thursday night through Friday night...both the GFS and European model (ecmwf) show dry 
polar high pressure build in from the northwest...returning our area to below 
normal temperatures and dry conditions. Highs in the 40s to lower 50s Friday 
with lows back below freezing for most areas. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
at kclt...cold air damming will dominate the sensible weather at 
the field this period. VFR will continue through around midnight when a 
saturated layer should form beneath the developing inversion 
resulting in an MVFR ceiling. This ceiling may lower further toward 
dawn...hence tempo...but breezy NE winds should preclude any IFR. 
Winds veer slightly Sat which will create upslope forcing and likely 
lower ceilings below 020...but the winds should remain in NE quadrant 
through the period. 


Elsewhere...mostly clear skies will be seen this evening with 
lowering to MVFR likely at all sites between midnight and sunrise as 
wedge strengthens and moistens. Dry surface dewpoints and breezy NE 
winds /channeled to southeast at kavl early Sat/ will preclude fog 
formation. Low level forcing increases during the day Saturday as winds 
veer to more easterly/upslope aloft. However several guidance 
sources show the lower MVFR clouds mixing out. Improvement to VFR is 
possible late morning to midday...but MVFR seems more likely given cad 
pattern. 


Outlook...cold air damming builds from the north on Saturday and 
strengthens into Sunday. Flight restrictions will be possible during 
this timeframe...particularly Sat night and sun due to increasing 
moisture and lift over The Wedge. Improving conditions are expected 
on Monday. 


Confidence table... 


13-19z 19-01z 01-07z 07-12z 
kclt high 95% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl medium 74% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
khky medium 77% 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...jpt 
near term...lg/Wimberley 
short term...rwh 
long term...Arkansas 
aviation...Wimberley 






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