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Current Conditions

  • 67°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: North 6 mph
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 64°
  • Pressure: 30.11 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Gastonia, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 PM EDT on August 01, 2014

  • Saturday

    Overcast with rain showers, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

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

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 68F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 10:50 PM EDT on August 01, 2014


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Charlotte NC...

2.39 inches of rain fell at the Charlotte-Douglas international
Airport today. This is a new daily rainfall record for Charlotte on
August 1. The previous daily record rainfall for this date was 1.10
inches of rain which fell in 1932. Continuous climatological data
have been kept for Charlotte since October 1878.



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Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 2:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:16 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.1 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 1:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 72 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cramerton, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 2:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.3 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South Belmont, Belmont, NC

Updated: 2:17 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Rhyne's Estate, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 2:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Abernathy Hardware, Stanley, NC

Updated: 2:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mayberry road, Dallas, NC

Updated: 2:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 2:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.1 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: North at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Runnymeade, Mount Holly, NC

Updated: 2:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 2:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: River Hills Plantation, Lake Wylie, SC

Updated: 2:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: West at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 2:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.8 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Riverpointe, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 2:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Shelby, NC

Updated: 2:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 2:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.2 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NNE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: EARL, Earl, NC

Updated: 2:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:30 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 2:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 2:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 2:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Luna Hill, Tega Cay, SC

Updated: 2:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.8 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 2:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.1 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Derby Downs, York, SC

Updated: 2:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Yorkmount, Charlotte, NC

Updated: 2:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
136 am EDT Sat Aug 2 2014 


Synopsis... 
a ridge of high pressure will remain wedged over the Carolinas 
through Saturday as an upper trough remains centered to our west. To 
the east...a front will remain nearly stationary along the coast 
allowing deep Atlantic moisture to continue to spread over the area. 
Conditions are expected to return to more typical late Summer 
conditions by the middle of next week as the Bermuda strengthens to 
our east. 


&& 


Near term /through today/... 
130 am EDT update...made minor changes to the pop/sky/qpf grids over 
the next few hours with -ra moving NE across the SW NC mountains 
elsewhere...areas of -dz continue under very low stcu and continued 
upslope flow per VAD profiles. Temperatures and dewpoints are holding well 
under nearly steady state thermal conds. 


1020 PM update...in terms of quantitative precipitation forecast...latest available guidance is not very 
responsive tonight to the weak upglide over the wedging high 
pressure at the surface. With returns having diminished over the 
forecast area...and the upglide beginning to diminish overnight...I reduced 
probability of precipitation to schc across the area. Also adjusted T/dew point trends per latest 
short term consensus product...but values are nearly steady 
overnight under the low clouds. 


As of 745 PM...a low stratus deck now covers most of the County warning forecast area which 
replaced the thicker deck that produced the precipitation earlier...a 
result of very shallow east to northeast flow and juicy low level 
profiles. Though upglide is still expected to weaken 
overnight...there will be nothing to erode this low deck so they 
should stay in place into Saturday morning. There is sufficient 
isentropic lift remaining on model forecasts that schc to chance probability of precipitation have 
been retained overnight...very similar to what was in the last 
update...but quantitative precipitation forecast has been cut back. Better chances are still 
expected to return tomorrow afternoon with the cloud deck lifting and 
allowing more surface heating and destabilization. Another shortwave 
rounding the upper trough will also enhance lift. Temperatures will return 
into the u70s in the mountain valleys and l80s across the Piedmont Saturday 
afternoon...still near 10 degree below climatology. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Monday/... 
as of 200 PM Friday...a positively-tilted upper trough will linger 
over the Great Lakes to the lower MS valley into early next week. A 
series of embedded shortwaves will round the base of the trough and 
lift NE across the County warning forecast area Sunday and Monday. However...overall forcing 
will remain fairly weak. An upper jet streak will also exist between 
the trough and a large subtropical ridge across the North Atlantic. The 
op models all place the best right entrance region of the jet streak 
to the east of the County warning forecast area along the Carolina coasts. At the surface...a 
quasi-stationary front/inverted trough will linger parallel to the 
upper jet...extending from Florida NE to New England. Guidance differs on 
exact placement and sharpness of the trough axis...with the NAM strong 
outlier...closing off a surface low east of Florida and lifting it north 
toward SC. Meanwhile...the GFS is the weakest...allowing more 
moisture and instability to be transported northwest from the coast to the Blue 
Ridge. I like the European model (ecmwf) representation...which is in between. The 
result is for a slight warming trend (but still slightly below 
normal) and generally diurnal shotgun chance probability of precipitation both Sunday and 
Monday. Instability and shear will be modest...so severe threat should be 
low. Also...convection along/east of surface trough axis should limit the 
anomalously high precipitable waters  from reaching the area from the east. And 
with lack of low level triggering and weak upper forcing...I Don/T expect 
much of a heavy rain threat. 


&& 


Long term /Monday night through Friday/... 
as of 215 PM Friday...the medium range starts at 00z Tuesday. The 
models in okay agreement on the upper flow flattening out 
somewhat...but a general East Coast trofiness will linger into late 
next week. The coastal inverted trough/stationary front finally washes 
out and is replaced by drier air working in from the west. Tuesday 
and Wednesday look to have only isolated to widely scattered diurnally 
driven convection. Temperatures return to around normal. 


Thursday and Friday...models are trending deeper with another trough 
digging across the Great Lakes to the middle south. This Ushers in a weak 
backdoor cold front...which then stalls across the region. Probability of precipitation 
increase to middle to high chance...and temperatures trend a category or two 
cooler. 


&& 


Aviation /06z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
at kclt...moist upslope flow over a shallow wedge will continue IFR 
stcu overnight with possible tempo drop to LIFR through daybreak. A 
slow rise in ceilings to MVFR through 17z as surface heating will be 
limited. VFR ceilings probable after 19z and thunderstorms will be questionable as 
amount of available surface instability is unclear...but for now will 
count on traversing ulvl vorticity energy to support a prob30 mention 19z 
through 01z in diff heating. 


Elsewhere...IFR conds with possibly LIFR ceilings through the overnight 
lingering into middle morning at all sites...except for kavl and kand 
where MVFR will tempo. Wedge is holding strong and locked in low 
with areas of dz traversing the area under the radar...so the bl 
will be slow to warm with ceilings reaching MVFR by roughly 14z then VFR 
around 19z. Deep convection is questionable this afternoon...but enough 
upper forcing could produce scattered coverage...so a thunderstorms in the vicinity is included all 
sites during peak heating. 


Outlook...unsettled weather with enhanced precipitation chances 
along with morning fog/stratus are expected through the weekend. 
Temperatures will begin to moderate early next week as a more 
summerlike pattern gradually takes hold again...but periodic 
restrictions from clouds and precipitation are still likely at that time. 


Confidence table... 


05-11z 11-17z 17-23z 23-05z 
kclt medium 67% medium 79% high 92% high 100% 
kgsp medium 66% medium 70% medium 78% high 100% 
kavl high 87% medium 71% high 100% high 100% 
khky medium 71% medium 66% high 87% high 95% 
kgmu high 91% medium 60% high 85% high 100% 
kand medium 73% low 59% high 86% 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...Arkansas 
near term...sbk/Wimberley 
short term...Arkansas 
long term...Arkansas 
aviation...sbk 



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