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Current Conditions

  • 79°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW 4 mph
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 65°
  • Pressure: 30.11 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on October 02, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 77F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with thunderstorms, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 59F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 7:18 am EDT on October 2, 2014


The NOAA Weather Radio all hazards transmitters serving the
western Carolinas and northeast Georgia will be off the air for
several hours today... beginning at 9 am. Maintenance is being
performed on the NOAA Weather Radio computer system at the
National Weather Service office at Greenville-Spartanburg. We
apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause to our listeners.



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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 12:21 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 12:19 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.8 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 12:15 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.9 °F Dew Point: 84 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 105 °F Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 12:17 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.2 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 12:26 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Springwood, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.5 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 11:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 78 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: NE at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 12:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.0 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Rhyne's Estate, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 12:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 81 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 93 °F Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.6 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: East at 5.4 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.2 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.4 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:01 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: River Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie, SC

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: SSW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.4 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.0 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: Shelby, NC

Updated: 12:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.4 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: WSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: EARL, Earl, NC

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.8 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 12:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 12:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.0 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Luna Hill, Tega Cay, SC

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.4 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 12:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.9 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Derby Downs, York, SC

Updated: 12:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.7 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Madison Park, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 12:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.1 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: NW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.36 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
1053 am EDT Thursday Oct 2 2014 


Synopsis... 
drier high pressure will linger over the region today. A strong cold 
front will sweep across the Carolinas on Friday...then moving 
offshore by early Saturday. In the wake of the front...a cool and dry 
airmass will move back over the region and remain in place over the 
weekend. Another cold front will approach the southern appalachian 
region from the northwest early next week. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 1040 am...low stratus and fog lingers this morning across the 
mountain valleys and a small area of the northwest NC Piedmont. This will 
dry up rather rapidly over the next hour or so...leaving clear skies 
across the area. Morning radiosonde observations and forecast soundings depict 
maintenance of a rather healthy middle-level inversion beneath the 
upper ridge today. Nevertheless...some of the short term and 
mesoscale models hint at some shower development later today. I 
suppose it/S not out of the question that a shower or two could 
develop beneath the cap across the high terrain late today (similar 
to yesterday). Nevertheless...coverage should be such that no probability of precipitation 
are warranted for this afternoon. Otherwise...temperatures will remain 5-10 
degrees above climatology this afternoon. 


As of 530 am...patches of fog had developed across the western 
Carolinas and northeast Georgia...some of which was locally dense in 
the mountain valleys. Think the fog should dissipate quickly again 
this morning...within an hour or so of sunrise. Temperature trends look OK. 


The main concern for the near term will be the approach of a cold 
front during the early morning hours on Friday. Before we get 
there...one more seasonally warm early autumn day with mostly clear 
sky and temperatures above normal. The axis of an upper ridge will move 
overhead today and then off to the east this evening. This should 
carry surface high pressure off the East Coast by the end of the day 
that will set the stage for an influx of Gulf moisture tonight. The 
NAM continues to develop a few showers underneath a subsidence 
inversion again today...and once again that looks to be largely 
overdone. Will not rule out one or two isolated showers somewhere 
near the higher terrain...but the possibility remains too low to 
include in the forecast. After midnight tonight...conditions will become 
increasingly favorable for the development of showers as upper 
divergence arrives with the right entrance region of the jet 
translating eastward across the southeast. Warm advection and middle level 
DPVA will also arrive after 06z Friday as a preliminary short wave 
lifts out of the trough axis to the west. The increasing forcing 
should act upon the influx of moisture to develop showers to the 
west that could arrive over the western mountains and NE Georgia/western 
upstate by sunrise on Friday. Will start to ramp up precipitation chances 
from the west in the 09z to 12z time frame. Min temperatures should be mild 
with increasing cloud cover and warm advection. 


&& 


Short term /Friday through Saturday/... 
as of 315 am Thursday...on Friday...a deep middle level closed low will 
track SW the western Great Lake region. South of the low...the axis of 
the middle level trough will dig east across the southeast region. At 
the surface...a strong cold front will push from middle Tennessee 12z Friday to 
the Carolina coast by 12z Saturday. Middle and upper level forcing will 
increase as a short wave and band of jet divergence crosses the 
southern Appalachians after 12z Friday. The low level environment 
will feature convective available potential energy between 500-1200 j/kg with helicity values 
between 100-200 m2/s2. Ehi values surge northward across the region 
after middle morning...with values exceeding 1 m2/s2 across the NC 
Piedmont during the middle afternoon. This environment should support 
the daytime passage of a pre frontal band of showers and thunderstorms 
across the high terrain. I will increase probability of precipitation to cate to high likely 
across the County Warning Area...especially Friday afternoon. Given the 
environment...it is possible that well organized qlcs could develop 
Friday afternoon or evening. However...the possibility of severe 
weather appears too limited to highlight in this mornings severe weather potential statement. 
Temperatures will be limited by thick clouds and rainfall...highs 
should remain around 5 degrees below normal. 


On Saturday...strong 850 mb cold air advection will occur across the region...falling 
from 15c over avl at 0z to 2c by 12z. Low temperatures are forecast 
to range from the 40s across the high terrain to the middle 50s across 
the Piedmont. High temperatures will likely range 10 to 12 degrees 
below normal. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
as of 330 am Thursday...Sunday should see the coolest temperatures 
of the period. The center surface high pressure is forecast to reach the 
Alabama/Georgia line by 12z Sunday. Conditions across the region will feature 
dry...calm...and limited sky cover. In addition...cold air advection may push 850 mb 
temperatures across the northern mountains from 0c to -1c. Sunday morning...mins in 
the middle 30s should be common across mountain ridges. Elsewhere....values 
are forecast to range in the low to middle 40s. 


Early next week...the center of high pressure will push off the 
Carolina coast as a weak cold front approaches from the west. This 
pattern should advect warmer temperatures and moisture across the 
southern appalachian region. Temperatures will modify through the 
late extended period...return to near normal by Tuesday and 
Wednesday. In addition...I will mention developing widely scattered 
showers across the mountains and foothills on Tuesday. 


&& 


Aviation /15z Thursday through Monday/... 
at kclt...scattered middle level clouds to start. As expected...fog has 
developed in the outlying areas which has reduced the visibility to 
MVFR. Cannot rule out a brief period of MVFR through 13z...but the 
chance is not great enough to mention. Expect scattered stratocu to 
develop this morning and persist through the day...with a light S to 
SW wind as high pressure moves off the coast. There appears to be 
little chance that low clouds and precipitation ahead of the next front 
will reach the terminal before 12z Friday. 


Elsewhere...the big problem will be dense Mountain Valley fog at 
kavl...which was reducing visibility to vlifr at issuance time. Other taf 
sites may see a period of MVFR visibility and that was included. The 
fog should lift and burn off by 13z to 14z. Otherwise...sct/few high 
based stratocu again today with a light wind from the S to SW. After 
sunset...we will look toward the west for the approaching cloudiness 
and precipitation ahead of the next front. Some low cloud restrictions and 
showers could reach kavl near the very end of the period...but fog 
is more likely again in the valleys around 12z Friday...so that was 
included instead of the shower chance. 


Outlook...a cold front will move across the area on Friday which will 
trigger showers and thunderstorms...with associated restrictions 
possible. Behind the front Friday night...clearing will occur with an 
extended period of VFR weather anticipated through early next week. 


Confidence table... 


14-20z 20-02z 02-08z 08-14z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 95% 
kavl high 93% high 100% high 95% high 91% 
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 95% 


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...Ned 
near term...jdl/PM 
short term...Ned 
long term...Ned 
aviation...PM 



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