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Current Conditions

  • 64°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSW 8 mph
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 60°
  • Pressure: 29.74 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 10:00 PM EST on November 23, 2014

  • Sunday

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 64F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.7 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. Low of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 77F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F with a windchill as low as 23F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 11:31 PM EST

Temperature: 63.2 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 11:41 PM EST

Temperature: 63.4 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: West at 11.0 mph Pressure: 28.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 11:35 PM EST

Temperature: 63.6 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SSE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 11:00 PM EST

Temperature: 62 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SW at 2 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 10:15 PM EST

Temperature: 61 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 11:40 PM EST

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: West at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Dallas Cherryville Hwy., Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 11:44 PM EST

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 4 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: WSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Springwood, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 11:44 PM EST

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 10:31 PM EST

Temperature: 62 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: South at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 11:41 PM EST

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSW at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 11:44 PM EST

Temperature: 62.8 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: South at 4.5 mph Pressure: 29.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 11:44 PM EST

Temperature: 62.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 11:39 PM EST

Temperature: 56.3 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: South at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 11:43 PM EST

Temperature: 63.7 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 11:44 PM EST

Temperature: 60.2 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: South at 8.2 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: River Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie, SC

Updated: 11:30 PM EST

Temperature: 65.1 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: West at 7.8 mph Pressure: 29.55 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 11:43 PM EST

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: WNW at 1.3 mph Pressure: 29.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 11:43 PM EST

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Shelby, NC

Updated: 11:43 PM EST

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 11:39 PM EST

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SW at 8.9 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 11:43 PM EST

Temperature: 63.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 11:40 PM EST

Temperature: 51.7 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Charlotte NC US, Paw Creek, NC

Updated: 11:17 PM EST

Temperature: 64 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SSE at 2 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 11:44 PM EST

Temperature: 62.9 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 11:42 PM EST

Temperature: 52.0 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Luna Hill, Tega Cay, SC

Updated: 11:44 PM EST

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 10:50 PM EST

Temperature: 53.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Derby Downs, York, SC

Updated: 11:43 PM EST

Temperature: 61.3 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NW at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 11:39 PM EST

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
959 PM EST sun Nov 23 2014 


Synopsis... 
widespread rain will taper off later tonight with a cold front 
moving across the region on Monday. A coastal low is then expected 
to develop off the southeast coast and move up the Atlantic Seaboard 
on Wednesday. Drier high pressure will spread back over the region 
on Thursday and Friday and linger well into the weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through Monday/... 
as of 950 PM...the band of showers has pushed east of the forecast 
area. Water levels on Mud Creek near Hendersonville and Little River 
near Penrose should remain above flood stage through the rest of 
this evening. 


The rest of tonight should remain dry. However...steady to gusty south-southwest 
winds will likely result in slowly warming temperatures through the 
night...especially across the peidmont. Otherwise...areas of fog and 
widespread low clouds will be noted in the forecast. 


As of 645 PM...I will adjust probability of precipitation and weather to latest radar trends. 
Given high low level shear and some elevated instability...interest 
signatures will occur as the line passes this evening. Overall...the 
forecast trends look good...will continue to feature warming temperatures 
after the rain band. 


As of 5 PM...latest regional radar indicated a wide band of moderate 
to heavy rain across Georgia. This band is expected to push across the 
upper Savannah River valley over the next hour. A couple of 
supercells across central Georgia have had a history of strong low level 
rotation with dew points. However...the storms have trended weaker has they 
encountered dewpoints in the low 50s. I will increase probability of precipitation and 
mention of ts across the Piedmont through early evening. Overall...a 
final round of 2-4 hour moderate to heavy rain is in the offing. 




As of 230 PM EST Sunday...widespread moderate to heavy rain will 
continue across much of the County Warning Area this afternoon into tonight as upper 
divergence jet streak combined with ongoing isentropic upglide atop 
the persistent in-situ cold air damming promote impressive synoptic 
lift. The Storm Prediction Center hourly mesoscale analysis trend shows areas of 
100-300j/kg MUCAPE over central Georgia and midlands SC lifting 
northeastward into our SW zones of the County Warning Area this afternoon. In 
fact...multiple bands of showers embedded with thunder were 
approaching the NE Georgia. Hence...have made some adjustments to the weather 
grid to include thunder covering NE Georgia...upstate SC and western part 
of the NC Piedmont this afternoon through this evening. This elevated 
buoyancy should support better rainfall rates...with additional 
0.75-1.5" can be expected across much of our forecast area. Despite 
the presence of elevated buoyancy and strong llv wind 
shear...persistent in-situ cad should limit our potential for severe 
weather. In fact...the latest 12z GFS/NAM keeps the cad at least 
through 00z Monday...before eroding by late tonight as a warm front 
lifts north across the area. Also...both the NAM/GFS suggest that 
areas of SBCAPE should remain well to our south. Latest Storm Prediction Center 
convective outlook is well in line with this...keeping our area free 
of marginal threat. However...if areas of SBCAPE push farther north 
into our area by the time cad erodes tonight...the risk for severe 
weather increases accordingly. Due to the uncertainty...will 
continue to mention non-zero chance for severe weather in our severe weather potential statement 
mainly over the southern zones of our County Warning Area. 


Probability of precipitation should taper off from west to east tonight into early Monday 
morning as the warm front lift north of the area and dry airmass 
moves in from the west. Conditions for Monday look mostly dry under 
a warm sector ahead of an approaching cold front from the 
Mississippi Valley. Therefore...maximum temperatures on Monday will be around 
20-25 degrees warmer than today...reaching the low 70s east of the 
mountains probability of precipitation remain on the low side as moisture appears to be shallow 
and good downsloping west-southwest winds will limit the buoyancy. With 
tightening pressure gradient...we will see gusty SW winds of 20-25 
miles per hour by early Monday afternoon. 


&& 


Short term /Monday night through Wednesday/... 
as of 230 PM Sunday...once our current system is out of the way by 
late Monday...our attention turns to the next interesting 
development in the model guidance. Expect Monday night and Tuesday 
to be fairly benign with a SW flow aloft and cooler high pressure 
building in from the west. The most notable thing will be that high 
temperatures on Tuesday will drop back to something more like a category or 
so below normal. There should be a good amount of high clouds as 
well as the jet core remains just to our northwest. 


That brings US to Tuesday night and Wednesday. The GFS and European model (ecmwf) 
have been fairly consistent with the past few runs in developing a 
band of middle level frontogenesis oriented SW-NE across the forecast area 
late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as a southern stream short wave 
induces cyclogenesis on the old cold front off the southeast coast. 
The increasing frontogenesis on the northwest side of the developing low 
should force the development of light precipitation early Wednesday 
morning. The trend has been to develop the low a bit further west with 
each run...which Speaks favorably to an increasing trend in precipitation 
probability. Will bump pop into the chance range across nearly the 
entire mountains by sunrise Wednesday...and into the likely range over 
the NC Piedmont/clt metropolitan area. Of note is the NAM solution...which 
is much farther east and considered an outlier at this time...and thus 
discounted. The precipitation type is the problem...as the partial 
thickness from the European model (ecmwf) is lower and more borderline over the northwest 
Piedmont. Considering a blend of thickness from the GFS and European model (ecmwf)... 
there could be some problems...but think they will be confined to 
the higher elevations. Forecast soundings do not show a warm 
nose...which suggests an elevation-dependent rain/snow situation. If 
the GFS is the model of choice...then we must consider the model 
depiction of freezing level remaining above about 3k feet and the 
surface dewpoint bottoming out only in the middle-30s outside the mountains 
that simply will not cut it if we want snow to reach the ground 
outside the mountains that combined with the model trend of moving the 
system a bit farther west each run suggests that precipitation type is likely 
to trend even more toward rain versus snow outside the mountains 
so...went with a cold rain. The mountains are still looking like an 
elevation dependent snow/rain deal...with the only thing up in the 
air being the snow level. There is the potential for a few inches of 
wet snow mainly above 4k feet. That being said...confidence is a bit 
below average because of the poor agreement between the NAM and 
GFS...and the possibility that there is time for some phasing of southern 
and northern stream waves...which might track the system so far west so as 
to bring warmer air over the mountains will not mention this in the severe weather potential statement 
yet because of the limited scope of the snow accumulate potential. Precipitation 
should taper off from the SW in the afternoon as the frontogenesis 
lifts off to the NE. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday night through Sunday/... 
as of 2 PM Sunday...the medium range forecast picks up at 00z on 
Thursday with the upper trough axis just to our northwest and steep upper 
ridging building over the western Continental U.S.. over the next 24 to 36 
hours...the trough is expected to lift NE of the forecast area with the 
pattern flattening in the troughs wake. Over the past couple of 
runs...the European model (ecmwf) is looking more like the GFS with respect to maintaining a more 
zonal upper pattern through the remainder of the period. The models do 
amplify another longwave trough on Sat/sun...however it remains well 
to our north and should have very little impact on our sensible weather. 


At the surface...by 00z Thursday things should be drying out pretty quickly 
as the low tracks up the Atlantic Seaboard. A weak secondary 
occluded front is expected to pass just to our north as the main low 
lifts NE and some lingering precipitation is possible over the northern and 
western zones...however it should not amount to much and I only 
carry slight chance probability of precipitation for that period. By Friday...another round of 
Canadian high pressure moves into the region from the northwest and keeps 
things dry well into the weekend. The 00z run of the European model (ecmwf) tries to 
move a plume of deep moisture over the forecast area from the northwest on Sat 
and the GFS does something similar...only about 24 hours later on 
sun. These scenarios look suspicious and I would not place too much 
Faith on the timing and/or extent of the moister right now. Temperatures 
will remain below climatology through the period with daily values increasing 
a few degrees through day 7. 


&& 


Aviation /03z Monday through Friday/... 
at kclt...IFR ceilings will continue tonight...VFR developing by 
late Monday morning. Latest radar indicates that a band of moderate to 
heavy rain...within embedded thunderstorms and rain will sweep across the terminal 
through 2z. Low level wind shear will remain possible this evening. After 2z...gusty 
south winds and warming temperatures will develop and remain through 
sunrise. Forecast soundings and MOS indicate that cloud bases will 
remain around 003. By 16z...gusty southwest winds should 
develop...ceilings are forecast to rise to 060. A cold front is 
expected to sweep across the terminal after 0z...but during early 
Monday evening. 


Elsewhere...timing and conditions similar to clt. All terminals 
should keep SW winds through the taf period. Northwest winds will follow 
the passage of a cold front early Monday evening. 


Outlook...brief drying follows a cold front Mon-Tue...with rain 
and/or wintry precipitation possibly returning Wednesday. More settled weather 
will return to end the week. 


Confidence table... 


03-09z 09-15z 15-21z 21-00z 
kclt medium 75% medium 69% medium 64% high 100% 
kgsp medium 72% medium 75% medium 61% high 100% 
kavl high 94% high 86% high 91% high 100% 
khky medium 72% medium 61% high 83% high 100% 
kgmu medium 72% medium 75% medium 61% high 100% 
kand high 80% medium 75% medium 61% 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...Ned 
short term...PM 
long term...jpt 
aviation...Ned 






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