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Current Conditions

  • 38°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: NE 8 mph
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Visibility: 3.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 35°
  • Pressure: 30.10 in. +
  • Heat Index: 32

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Rain
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 4:00 AM EST on December 22, 2014

  • Monday

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 39F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with rain. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 1.0 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with rain showers. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 54F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:18 AM EST

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:05 AM EST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: ESE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:18 AM EST

Temperature: 38.7 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: NNE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 6:17 AM EST

Temperature: 38.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NNE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:16 AM EST

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:15 AM EST

Temperature: 37.2 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SSE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 6:18 AM EST

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 6:12 AM EST

Temperature: 36.7 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 6:17 AM EST

Temperature: 36.1 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: East at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 6:18 AM EST

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 6:18 AM EST

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Vale NC US, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:43 AM EST

Temperature: 40 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 9:15 AM GST

Temperature: 38.7 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 26.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 6:19 AM EST

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 6:18 AM EST

Temperature: 37.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Catawba, NC, Catawba, NC

Updated: 6:18 AM EST

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NE at 6.9 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS TAYLORSVILLE (LENOIR) NC US, Hiddenite, NC

Updated: 5:04 AM EST

Temperature: 38 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NE at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 6:19 AM EST

Temperature: 39.9 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:19 AM EST

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: NE Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:18 AM EST

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: WNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:19 AM EST

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 6:19 AM EST

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 6:18 AM EST

Temperature: 39.0 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:10 AM EST

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 6:17 AM EST

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 6:10 AM EST

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:19 AM EST

Temperature: 38.2 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: ENE at 7.1 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Lawndale, NC

Updated: 6:19 AM EST

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at 9.8 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: State Park Rd, Troutman, NC

Updated: 6:07 AM EST

Temperature: 37.6 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 6:09 AM EST

Temperature: 33.9 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: North at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
253 am EST Monday Dec 22 2014 


Synopsis... 
a moist air mass will remain across the region before a cold front 
crosses the area on Wednesday. Dry high pressure arrive for Thursday 
and Friday. Another cold front will cross the area on Saturday... 
followed by high pressure on Sunday. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 200 am EST...on the latest surface analysis...high pressure ridges 
southward across the western Carolinas from a 1028 mb high pressure center over 
eastern PA early this morning. A narrow upper jetlet stretching from the 
MS Gulf Coast through the southern Appalachians to the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia peninsula 
is aiding weak moist upglide over this cad layer...and light rain 
and drizzle will result over much of the forecast area through late 
morning until the upper jet slides southeast and weakens. Any lingering 
spotty freezing drizzle along the northern Blue Ridge through daybreak 
should be very isolated and brief. Otherwise...the cad will remain in 
place through the day despite the gradually weakening isentropic 
lift. This should hold temperatures in the upper 30s to middle 40s 
throughout the region today...except for some lower 50s in the SW 
mountains outside the cad regime. 


Meanwhile...a deep trough stretching from the northern plains to East Texas 
will see heights closing off over the central Continental U.S. Through tonight. 
The main downstream result of this will be resurgent upglide tonight 
along with slightly deeper moisture. Will allow probability of precipitation to rebound to 
high chance to likely for mainly light rain...and temperatures will 
generally remain steady through the night. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday through Wednesday night/... 
at 230 am EST Monday...on Tuesday morning a closed upper low will be 
moving from the Central Plains to the middle MS River Valley...with a 
trough extending south into NE Mexico...and ridging downstream off 
the East Coast. The upper low moves NE across the Great Lakes by 
Wednesday...while the trough axis moves very little. The trough the 
rapidly progresses across the MS River Valley to the Appalachians 
late Wednesday night. 


A cold air damming scenario will exist over the western Carolinas 
and north Georgia on Tuesday...while a cold front slowly crosses the Tennessee Valley 
and Gulf states. Isentropic upglide over an East Coast surface high 
will support widespread and prolonged precipitation. 


A surface wave develops moves north along the front in the Gulf 
states and Tennessee Tuesday night...while the cad wedge weakens. Robust 
moist southerly low level flow sets up into the southern 
Appalachians. At this point there remains some uncertainty as to how 
much instability and shear will be present over our area ahead of 
the cold front and Wednesday...but the best support for severe 
weather appears to be to our south. The front moves through on 
Wednesday...followed by cold advection and northwest flow snow showers over 
the NC mountains. 


Temperatures will exhibit a very low diurnal range on Tuesday and 
Tuesday night...as cloud cover and moisture hold maximums below 
normal and minimums above normal. Warming immediately ahead of the 
front will bring high temperatures above normal on Wednesday. Cold 
advection behind the front will be partially offset by downslope 
warming east of the mountains...and minimum temperatures will be 
slightly above normal. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday through Sunday/... 
at 230 am EST Monday...on Thursday morning upper troughs will be 
over the east and the west...with a low amplitude upper ridge over 
the plains. By Friday morning the ridge axis will have progressed to 
the East Coast...while the trough upstream will have reached the 
east slopes of The Rockies. The trough will cross the plains on 
Saturday. By Sunday the European model (ecmwf) and GFS are out of phase...with the 
former placing its highly amplified trough over the MS River Valley 
and the later having its deamplified trough over the East 
Coast...with a low amplitude ridge over the MS River Valley...and 
another low amplitude trough over the plains...with nearly zonal 
flow over the southern tier of states. 


A cold front will be departing the East Coast on Thursday...with 
drying downslope flow in the Lee of the mountains...and some 
lingering upslope flow snow showers in the NC mountains bordering 
Tennessee. The upslope/downslope regime ends late Thursday as high pressure 
crosses the Gulf...and by Friday morning....Gulf inflow sets up on 
the back side of this high ahead of the next front. This front 
crosses the mountains late Friday night...but Gulf inflow weakens 
before it arrives...limiting precipitation. The front moves off the 
East Coast by Sunday morning....with another round of northwest upslope 
flow into the NC mountains...supporting another batch of snow 
showers. By Monday...dry high pressure moves into the Tennessee Valley. 


Temperatures will warm from near normal Thursday to slightly above 
normal Friday in warm advection ahead of the next front...cooling to 
slightly below normal behind the front. 


&& 


Aviation /08z Monday through Friday/... 
at kclt...radar shows light returns moving northward over the 
airfield this morning...and either very light rain or drizzle should 
continue in the upglide over the surface cad layer through much of the 
day. Given lowering IFR ceilings over the midlands of SC...will 
advertise tempo IFR through daybreak and then fairly solid IFR 
through most of the day as drizzle and light rain gradually wane 
from the west. Expect a steady NE flow at less than 10 knots through 
the period. Drizzle or light rain will return with resurgent upglide 
by late evening. 


Elsewhere...upglide moisture over the surface cad layer will yield light 
rain or drizzle throughout the region through most of the morning 
hours...before tapering off from the west this afternoon. More solid IFR 
ceilings will likely develop from S to north...except for rather quick IFR 
development at kavl in southeast flow early this morning. Some brief 
recovery to lower end MVFR is possible this afternoon as the drizzle 
wanes. Expect continued NE flow at less than 10 knots through the 
period at the foothill sites...except southeast winds at kavl. Drizzle and 
light rain will return this evening along with IFR ceilings. 


Outlook...moisture will deepen late tonight through Tuesday night 
ahead of the next approaching cold front. Low restrictions and 
widespread rain showers are expected. A cold front will cross the 
region from the west on Wednesday. Dry high pressure will return through 
late week. 


Confidence table... 


08-14z 14-20z 20-02z 02-06z 
kclt high 82% high 80% high 85% high 90% 
kgsp high 100% medium 79% high 100% high 87% 
kavl high 90% high 87% high 95% high 90% 
khky high 89% high 90% high 92% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% medium 79% high 100% high 93% 
kand high 95% medium 67% high 97% high 87% 


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...jat 
near term...hg 
short term...jat 
long term...jat 
aviation...hg 






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