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Current Conditions

  • 69°
  • Clear
  • Wind: North 4 mph
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Visibility: 9.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 66°
  • Pressure: 30.01 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 83 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 65 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 92 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 3:32 am EDT on July 5, 2015

  • Today

    Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog this morning. Showers and thunderstorms likely...mainly this afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely...mainly in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning...then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph in the evening... becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Wednesday and Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Thursday

    Partly sunny. A chance of showers. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Thursday Night and Friday

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Friday Night and Saturday

    Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the lower 90s.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 5:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cambridge Place Townhomes-Thornburg Drive, Conover, Conover, NC

Updated: 5:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:17 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 5:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 66 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 4:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 67 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NNW at 1 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 68 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: South at 1 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: SouthBridge, Claremont, NC

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 7:25 AM GST

Temperature: 68.6 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 5:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 71.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Murrays Mill Road, Catawba, NC

Updated: 5:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Princeton Forest Drive, Township Of Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.9 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.8 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Blue Creek Rd, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.7 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.5 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 5:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Zacks Fork Road, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at - Pressure: 28.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Marydel, Maiden, NC

Updated: 5:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Burkemont, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.8 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 5:17 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 5:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 70.2 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 5:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 5:17 AM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
336 am EDT sun Jul 5 2015 


Synopsis... 
a broad upper level trough will remain over the southeast through 
Monday...providing lift and maintaining elevated rain and 
thunderstorm chances each day. Slightly drier conditions return 
Tuesday and Wednesday...before a front becomes nearly stationary 
just north of our region late in the week. High temperatures will 
remain below average into Monday...then warm to around seasonal 
normals for the rest of the week. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 315 am EDT Sunday...closed 500 mb low continues to rotate atop the 
Tennessee Valley this morning leading to deep SW flow through the profile 
over northeast Georgia and the western Carolinas. Weak upper divergence 
beneath rear entrance region of h250 jetmax along with a series of 
vorticity impulses wrapping around the 500 mb low continue to support weak 
convection across the western tier of the forecast area this morning. A 
stronger impulse is prognosticated by guidance to round the base of the 
longwave trough around daybreak leading to additional convective 
initiation across eastcentral Georgia. Although weak...instability will 
increase through middle morning ahead of said activity yielding a 
favorable environment for convection along the i85 corridor. 


Meanwhile further north...the old stalled boundary will be advecting 
northward into SW Virginia which will shift the focus for best surface 
convergence and thus residual model quantitative precipitation forecast today. That said...cannot 
rule out continued heavy rain and flash flooding threat over the 
mountains thanks to proximity of upper low and any upslope enhancement 
from modest south-southwest low level jet. The forecast features numerous/widespread showers 
and isolated thunderstorms over the Georgia/NC high terrain this 
morning/afternoon. Probability of precipitation are tapered down a bit outside of the mountains 
where scattered/numerous levels are favored. All said...after the 
passage of the initial impulse/convection this morning there should 
be a lull before any afternoon convection gets underway. Even 
then...models favor rather weak instability profiles thus would be 
surprised to see anything more than garden variety thunderstorms and rain with the 
best chances for stronger cells being south of the i85 corridor where 
best heating is likely. Probability of precipitation will taper through the overnight into 
Monday morning as the upper low begins ejecting northeast. With 
that...the current Flash Flood Watch will continue as planned with 
expiration at 00z Monday. Temperatures on Sunday will remain below 
normal amidst partly/mostly cloudy skies. 


&& 


Short term /Monday through Tuesday night/... 
as of 300 am Sunday...upper low begins to fill and lift northeastward Monday 
as a larger scale shortwave and surface low move across the north central 
Continental U.S.. at least through early afternoon the low will still be in position to 
enhance lift over the northern half of the County warning forecast area. However some significant 
differences are noted in the NAM and GFS depictions of the feature. 
GFS more quickly brings in subsidence in its wake...so far as to have 
resolved a weak surface high moving over the area during the afternoon. The 
NAM features more favorable lapse rates due to lower heights during 
the day...suggesting better convective coverage than the GFS. It is 
difficult to tell how the better forcing early in the day will 
balance with the expectation for more instability late. Probability of precipitation reflect 
somewhat of a compromise...with mentionable values throughout the 
morning...and a peak earlier than the time of peak heating. Precipitable water values 
will take a hit as drying occurs behind the departing low...but 
otherwise some heavy rain threat will remain mainly due to slow storm 
motion vectors. Maximum temperatures will warm up a category or so but remain 
below climatology. 


Coverage should diminish Monday evening...but southwest flow continues 
into the area Monday night...with weak warm advection over the southeastern 
states ahead of the system moving across to our north. This warrants a 
Low Mountain pop overnight. Mins will be near climatology Tuesday morning. 


By Tuesday the subtropical ridge will have regained footing over the 
southeast and no significant upper features are expected to affect 
the County warning forecast area...though heights fall slightly Tuesday night as the northern stream 
low moves east. So diurnal instability will be the main driver for 
Tuesday probability of precipitation...chances ending up close to climatology for early July. Profiles 
will be substantially drier in the upper levels and the flow will 
have weakened allowing shear parameters to return to seasonably small 
values. Pulse storms producing gusty winds and hail will return as 
our main concern. Temperatures will top out around normal. Wednesday night low 
probability of precipitation were maintained near the tenn border with a cold front possibly 
sinking into the Ohio/Tennessee valleys. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday through Saturday/... 
as of 200 am Sunday...the medium range begins 12z Wednesday as a 
frontal boundary steered by an upper trough over the 
Central Plains/Great Lakes region continues its eastward progression 
towards the forecast area. 500 mb heights on Wednesday and Thursday will be 
roughly west to east with a broad 591 height closed off anticyclone 
over the Gulf coastal region. On Friday into Saturday this pattern 
will strengthen further into a closed 594 height. This 500mb pattern 
center will be over roughly MS and la on the GFS and over North Texas 
on the European model (ecmwf). Most of the expected convective systems are expected to 
mainly affect the NC mountains as the flow over the top of the ridge brings 
impulses across Kentucky and Virginia. The trend in the latest model runs are to 
keep the surface front to the north of our region until at least the 
weekend. This is evident in both the GFS and European model (ecmwf). Temperatures will be around 
normal from Wednesday through Friday...then may go slightly above normal on 
Saturday as the ridge builds. However...if the ridge builds farther 
west as a dip in The Heights occurs over the Carolinas...that would 
tend to lower our temperatures a bit. 


&& 


Aviation /08z Sunday through Thursday/... 
at kclt...VFR conditions will prevail through the taf cycle with the 
possible exception of MVFR restrictions associated with middle morning 
rain showers...and possible afternoon thunderstorms and rain. Initialized taf with light SW 
winds under scattered middle to broken high clouds. A 3hr tempo was added from 
11z-14z as latest hrrr indicates band of rain showers riding up the i85 
corridor around or just after daybreak. Otherwise...gusty SW winds 
today with scattered low VFR clouds under broken high level cirrostratus. 
Prob30 carries over from previous taf cycle to account for any 
additional convective development this afternoon. Winds will 
subside after sunset as the mixed layer erodes along with rising 
middle/high level ceilings. 


Elsewhere...higher precipitation chances than that of kclt above...however 
trends are fairly similar with slight timing adjustments. 
Initialized all tafs VFR with some deterioration forecast at kavl as 
current precipitation slides northeast over the airfield within an hour or 
so. Otherwise...tried to time precipitation through the morning per latest 
cams at all airfields...however with low confidence. For the 
afternoon/evening probability of precipitation are highest over western NC adjacent to 
approaching upper low...thus kavl/khky have prevailing rain showers with 
thunderstorms in the vicinity while the remaining sites feature vcsh with prob30s for thunderstorms and rain. 


Outlook...the pattern will finally return to more of a diurnal 
nature on Monday as the upper low ejects northeast. This diurnal 
precipitation trend will persist through most of the work week. 
Restrictions will remain a possibility each afternoon due to 
shra/tsra...and also each morning where previous rains have occurred. 


Confidence table... 


07-13z 13-19z 19-01z 01-06z 
kclt high 95% high 97% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 95% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl medium 70% high 88% high 97% high 93% 
khky high 86% high 97% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 96% high 94% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 97% high 97% 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...Flash Flood Watch through this evening for gaz010-017-018-026- 
028-029. 
NC...Flash Flood Watch through this evening for ncz048-051-052-058- 
059-062-063. 
SC...Flash Flood Watch through this evening for scz001-004. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...deo 
near term...cdg 
short term...Wimberley 
long term...deo 
aviation...cdg 



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