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Current Conditions

  • 62°
  • Haze
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 38%
  • Visibility: 5.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 36°
  • Pressure: 29.98 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on October 30, 2014

  • Thursday

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

  • Thursday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 37F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 50F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast. High of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

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

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

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

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: SE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 14% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:48 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: ESE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:43 PM EDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: WNW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 2:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 2:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 2:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: SE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 2:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.6 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 17% Wind: SSE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 2:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.0 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 4:50 PM GST

Temperature: 62.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 31.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 2:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 2:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 62.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 2:04 PM EDT

Temperature: 65 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: WSW at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 2:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: SSW at 1.3 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: NE Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:53 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: East at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.9 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 2:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.2 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: South at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 2:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.4 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 2:39 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: ESE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 2:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: NE at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lawndale, NC

Updated: 2:54 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: North at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: State Park Rd, Troutman, NC

Updated: 2:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 2:43 PM EDT

Temperature: 60.2 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: ENE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
114 PM EDT Thursday Oct 30 2014 


Synopsis... 
moisture will increase on Friday out ahead of an approaching cold 
front. This front...and a strong middle level area of low pressure is 
forecast to track across the region Friday night into Saturday. A 
strong surface low pressure system will develop offshore on 
Saturday...then track quickly north by Saturday night. Circulation 
around the coastal low will bring a Canadian air mass to the region 
into Monday. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
1715 UTC update...sky cover was adjusted down per satellite imagery. 
Winds were updated to incorporate the latest NAM data. Temperatures 
were updated with a blend of the latest adjmav and adjmet. Probability of precipitation and 
areas of snow were adjusted late Friday based on the latest model 
data and to concur with neighboring offices. 


At 1000 am EDT Thursday...an upper trough was over eastern North 
America...with an upper ridge over the western portion of the 
continent. A pair of shortwave were moving through the base of the 
trough...one over California...and the other over the Gulf states...while 
additional shortwave energy was noted over the northern plains. 


At the surface...a cold front was located off the Carolina and Georgia 
coasts...and extended to the northern Gulf of Mexico. A surface high 
was centered over the Ohio River valley. The pressure gradient between 
this high and the coastal front will keep winds a bit gusty from the 
north today. Model time heights show very limited low level moisture 
today...and upper level moisture associated with a surface low 
entering the middle MS River Valley only reaches the mountains toward 
sunset. Temperatures will run around 5 degrees or so below normal in 
cold advection behind the front. 


Tonight...the axis of a deep l/west trough will reach the southern 
Appalachians by 12z Friday. Heights will fall across the County Warning Area 
tonight...however...h85 temperatures will not cool by more than two 
degrees. As the trough approaches...cirrus level moisture will begin 
to build across the western Carolinas. Lower moisture/clouds are 
forecast to arrive across the west facing mountain slopes late 
tonight...supporting increasing upslope cloud cover. Min 
temperatures should range from middle to upper 30s across the mountains to 
low to middle 40s east. 


&& 


Short term /Friday through Saturday night/... 
as of 315 am Thursday...the 00z guidance (except the cmc)...have 
come into better agreement on a very potent compact vortmax/closed 
500 mb low...diving south out of Canada Friday...and rounding the 
base of a sharp/deep trough over the County warning forecast area on Saturday. The energy of 
the system will likely induce cyclogenesis east of the Outer Banks 
during the day on Saturday...with a deformation zone setting up across 
central VA/NC. A surge of very cold air will also accompany the 
system...with 850 mb temperatures plummeting to -6 to -8c along the Tennessee line 
and generally 0 to -4c across the Piedmont. The low level winds will be 
around 40-50 kts out of the northwest...as the middle-upper low swings by...with 
strong cold air advection...should result in probably wind advection level winds in the mountains 
(even higher at the highest peaks). Breezy to windy conditions will 
then spread across the Piedmont during the day on Saturday...as the 
low level system deepens near the Outer Banks...and continued northerly cold air advection 
flow persists. This event is only 48-60 hours away...and yet 
confidence is low on the details on sensible weather. If the 00z GFS 
verifies...it/S 500 mb heights will be about 5.5 Standard deviations 
below normal (or about a 50-year return interval). However...one 
thing seems almost a slam dunk...and that is accumulating snow along 
the Tennessee border...as a very good northwest flow snow set up should occur. 


Friday should see increasing clouds...as the system approaches from 
the northwest. Showers may start as early as middle afternoon in the northern 
mountains...then spread across the much of the area...as deep layer relative humidity will 
accompany very strong qg forcing. Models in decent agreement on snow 
levels falling to the valley floors by daybreak Saturday...with 
perhaps a lull in shower activity outside the usual northwest flow areas. 
Highs will be 1-2 categories below normal on Friday...then drop with 
onset of cold air advection...especially in the high terrain Friday night...with lows in 
the 20s to middle 30s mountains...and upper 30s to lower 40s Piedmont. 
Elevations above 3500 feet along the Tennessee border may see a few inches of 
snow...depending on how robust the shower activity is. 


Saturday...taking a GFS/European model (ecmwf) blend...it looks like there should be a 
period of wrap-around rain/shower activity across the I-77 
corridor...while the northwest flow snow showers continue along the Tennessee 
border. Temperatures/probability of precipitation for the day are low confidence...given the 
dynamic nature of the system. Snow levels may rise back up to about 
3500 feet...as the compact middle level low exits to the east. Some 
portions of the NC foothills/Piedmont may see a few snow flakes 
early Saturday morning...but it looks like the deformation zone 
precipitation should remain liquid...as the surface layer is just too warm. Even 
if some snow falls outside the mountains on Saturday...any significant 
accums looks highly unlikely...as soil temperatures are running middle 50s to 
middle 60s ahead of the system. Charlotte has not had measurable snow 
earlier than Nov 11th going back to 1878. I blended in The Straight 
GFS temperatures to account for the anomalously low thicknesses and 
lingering deformation zone in the east. Highs in the mountains mainly in 
the 30s to lower 40s...and middle 40s east to middle 50s west in the 
Piedmont. 


Saturday night...snow shower activity should subside...and guidance 
agrees on probability of precipitation tapering off by 12z Sunday. Min temperatures will be 
tricky...as low pressure exits to the east...allowing skies to clear and 
winds to diminish...but to what extent? So depending on how good the 
radiational cooling conditions can get...may a light freeze across 
much of the Piedmont. The going forecast is for mainly lower to middle 30s 
across the Piedmont. Mountains will be mainly in the 20s. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday through Wednesday/... 
as of 345 am Thursday...given the forecast concerns in the short 
term...there was no time to make any changes to the extended this 
morning. Dry Canadian high pressure will build in for Sunday and 
Monday...with generally clear skies and well below normal temperatures. A 
warming trend is expected early to middle of next week as the high 
slides east and an upper ridge builds in from the west. 


At 230 PM EDT Wednesday...on Saturday evening...a strong...anomalous 
upper low will be located off the NC coast...while an upper ridge 
will be over the plains. The upper low will weaken and fill as it 
lifts NE off the New England coast on Sunday. By Monday the upper 
ridge reached the Ohio and Tennessee River valleys...and on Tuesday this 
ridge crosses the East Coast. An upper trough progresses from the 
Great Lakes to the southern and central Appalachians by Wednesday in 
the GFS...but is less progressive in the European model (ecmwf). 


Dry high pressure will build southeast across our area from Saturday 
night through Monday. As a result...very tight pressure gradient 
will gradually relax on Saturday night and Sunday. By late 
Tuesday...a light moist upslope flow on the back side of the 
departing surface high will reach our area...starting in the 
mountains...while a cold front moves into the Ohio and middle MS River 
Valley. This cold front is expected to stall to our west by 
Wednesday morning. Probability of precipitation will be allowed to ramp up late Tuesday into 
Wednesday... however precipitation accumulations will be light...and 
mainly limited to the mountains. 


Temperatures will start out around 15 degrees or so below normal in 
a cold air mass behind the departing upper low and an associated 
cold front. Temperatures will moderate to near normal values by 
midweek ahead of the next front. 


&& 


Aviation /17z Thursday through Monday/... 
at kclt..winds will persist from the north-northeast this afternoon...with 
modest gusts. Gusts will diminish this evening...with little change 
in wind direction. High and low clouds cover will increase overnight 
ahead of an approaching cold front...but no ceiling is expected until 
midday...when cirrus forms a high level VFR ceiling. Winds will back to 
the west-northwest on Friday morning...remaining rather light. Precipitation is 
not expected during the forecast time period. 


Elsewhere...VFR. North-northeast winds will persist through tonight...with some 
modest gusts possible this afternoon. Model time heights show 
increasing low and high clouds overnight...as a cold front 
approaches from the west...but VFR ceilings are not expected until 
midday Friday...and only at NC sites. Light winds will back to the 
west-northwest at SC sites on Friday...but will back to the SW at khky...and 
remain channeled upvalley from the northwest at kavl. Rain ahead of the 
front will remain to the west of the taf sites through this forecast 
package. 


Outlook...another cold front approaches on Friday afternoon bringing 
clouds and a chance for showers as it moves through by Friday 
evening. Some restrictions are possible...especially in the 
mountains where even some snow showers are expected Friday night and 
Saturday. 


&& 


Gsp watches/warnings/advisories... 
Georgia...none. 
NC...Winter Storm Watch from Friday evening through Saturday 
evening for ncz033-048>053-058-059. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...Ned 
near term...jat/Ned 
short term...Arkansas 
long term...Arkansas 
aviation...jat 






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