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Current Conditions

  • 77°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Variable 5 mph
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 68°
  • Pressure: 30.02 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 PM EDT on September 02, 2014

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 91F with a heat index of 97F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 86F with a heat index of 91F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 90F with a heat index of 95F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 68F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

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

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 9:55 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.7 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.3 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 9:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 77 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: NE at 2 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 92 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 10:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 9:31 PM EDT

Temperature: 76 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SW at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 10:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.5 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SSW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Rhyne's Estate, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 9:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.8 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 10:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.3 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: West at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 10:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: NE at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 9:51 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.9 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: SSW at 6.8 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 10:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: South at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.6 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: River Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie, SC

Updated: 9:57 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.4 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 10:02 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.5 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 10:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 10:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Shelby, NC

Updated: 9:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.1 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.4 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: West at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: EARL, Earl, NC

Updated: 10:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.0 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 9:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 9:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Luna Hill, Tega Cay, SC

Updated: 10:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.5 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 10:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Derby Downs, York, SC

Updated: 9:52 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 9:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.5 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
958 PM EDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014 


Synopsis... 
a weak cold front will push through the region tonight followed by 
Bermuda high pressure Wednesday into Friday. Another cold front will 
sweep through the region over the weekend providing an additional 
focus for thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. Building high 
pressure will highlight the weather pattern for the start of the 
next work week leading to cooler temperatures and more stable 
weather. 


&& 


Near term /through Wednesday/... 
as of 945 PM EDT...outflows from the midlands and Piedmont 
convection have moved west to trigger additional thunderstorms in the residual 
evening instability across the forecast area. This has been 
occurring in tandem with a convective line moving southeast into the western 
mountains ahead of an approaching upper shortwave and a weak surface front. 
It remains quite possible that these outflow systems will meet in 
the middle near the Blue Ridge to trigger one last line of robust 
thunderstorms late this evening/early overnight. However...surface based 
instability is slowly waning on the laps analysis...and infrared imagery 
and lightning strike rates are subsiding with the activity arriving 
from the northwest. The overall trend should thus be a gradual diminution 
of coverage and intensity of the thunderstorms. However...will still need to 
carry at least isolated to low end scattered probability of precipitation across the area overnight 
given the upper shortwave moving ovhd. Expect continued mild mins in 
the soupy airmass with debris clouds around all night...and another 
round of Mountain Valley fog. 


On Wednesday...the models agree with stalling the remnants of the 
upper wave over the Piedmont to our south and east...yet still 
develop convection in the afternoon because of ample moisture at low 
levels. This seems like a decent bet over the mountains and along the 
eastern border close to the wave remnants...but there is uncertainty 
in between these two areas. The guidance paints a slight chance pop 
across the entire area while the ongoing forecast has a chance. Will 
keep the chance everywhere based on the latest sref for the time 
being. Temperatures should be a few degrees cooler based on increased cloud 
cover. 


&& 


Short term /Wednesday night through Friday/... 
as of 230 PM Tuesday...on Thursday...middle level ridge will remain 
centered across the Carolinas and western Atlantic. Short range 
models indicate that moisture will lift north across the region 
during the daylight hours on Thursday. Moisture is likely increasing 
south of weak warm front lifting north across the Carolinas. 
Forecast soundings indicate that precipitable water will increase to 1.75 
inches...with convective available potential energy around 1500-2000 j/kg. This environment should 
primarily support air mass thunderstorms and rain...forming over the mountains during the 
early afternoon...expanding east through the remainder of the 
afternoon. Pulse severe thunderstorms and rain appear possible across the County Warning Area. On 
Friday...conditions will change little from Thursday. Forecast 
soundings indicate the precipitable water will increase to 1.8 inches with broad 
low level southeast flow. Weak upslope flow will favor the higher elevations for 
thunderstorms and rain. Both days...I will forecast 30 probability of precipitation across the Piedmont to 
40-50 across the mountains Thursday and Friday...high temperatures are 
forecast to range near normal. 


&& 


Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/... 
as of 200 PM EDT Tuesday...latest global models continue to agree 
that an upper trough will progress eastward across the Great Lakes 
region Sat and into the eastern Seaboard by sun. This will push a 
trailing cold front into the southern Appalachians by late Sat. 
With increasing Atlantic moisture advection in southeasterly flow along with 
diurnal buoyancy...probability of precipitation ramp up into the solid chance range over the 
Piedmont and into the likely range over the NC mountains Sat afternoon. 
The front will then considerably slows down its Seward progression 
as it reaches the Tennessee/NC border line. Both the GFS and the European model (ecmwf) 
indicate that the frontal boundary will become stationary over the 
Piedmont by early sun before it eventually pushes south of the area 
by Monday. This will yield widespread convection ongoing Sunday into 
early Monday and thus have mentioned solid to likely probability of precipitation across much 
of the region during this period. Given the moist profile (pw values 
near 2")...good low level convergence and moderate instability...heavy 
rainfall looks to be the main concern att. Monday and Tuesday...probability of precipitation ramp 
down as the front remains south of the area and a wedge of surface 
high builds in from the NE. Temperatures will stay near normal 
Friday/Sat before cooling down considerably by Monday. 


&& 


Aviation /02z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
at kclt...isolated thunderstorms continue to dance around the kclt vicinity on 
residual evening outflows...but have missed the airfield thus far. 
Additional foothill/Piedmont coverage to the west will have to be 
monitored late this evening...and outflows from the mountain convection 
could approach overnight. None of this poses any imminent 
threat...so the taf will remain free of convection for the moment. 
Will feature just debris ceilings overnight with no restrictions. Winds 
may toggle briefly northwest on any outflows...but expect mainly west-southwest to south-southwest 
surface winds with mixing on Wednesday...building cumulus...continued high 
level ceilings...and then scattered late day thunderstorm coverage once again. 


Elsewhere...thunderstorms have backbuilt toward kand late this evening on 
the strength of Piedmont outflows...but convective chances at the 
other foothill sites are still fairly remote through midnight. A 
more solid line of rain showers and thunderstorms and rain over the western mountains is expected 
to weaken as it moves east to the Blue Ridge...but confidence is 
high enough to warrant a tempo for thunderstorms and rain at kavl. Will mention 
nothing more than vcsh at khky for now...but scattered thunderstorms may survive 
the trip to threaten the foothill sites into the early morning 
hours. Otherwise...debris clouds should inhibit low clouds and fog 
at most locations...but brief restrictions will be possible anywhere 
rain falls tonight. Kavl remains hard to pin down...but soundings 
and MOS have good consensus on IFR ceilings and visibility toward 
daybreak...so will go ahead and include that despite inconsistent 
performance the past few mornings. Winds may go northwest throughout as any 
boundaries slip through...but prevailing SW winds are expected at 
the foothill sites on Wednesday. Will feature prob30 throughout for 
afternoon/evening thunderstorms triggering in the unstable airmass again on Wednesday. 


Outlook...generally VFR conditions are expected through the rest of 
the week...but low cloud and fog restrictions are likely early each 
morning in the mountain valleys. Diurnally driven thunderstorms and rain are expected 
each afternoon and early evening...with the most coverage over the 
mountains. Thunderstorm coverage may increase this weekend as a cold 
front arrives. 


Confidence table... 


02-08z 08-14z 14-20z 20-02z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 94% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 81% medium 65% high 81% high 100% 
khky high 94% high 83% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 91% 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...joh 
near term...hg/PM 
short term...Ned 
long term...joh 
aviation...hg 



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