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  • Mist
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 97%
  • Visibility: 0.8 miles
  • Dew Point: 60°
  • Pressure: 29.98 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 78 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Sunday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 58 °
  • T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 78 °
  • Low: 51 °
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  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 49 °
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Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 11:15 PM EDT on January 17, 2015

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 78F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Rain showers in the evening will evolve into a more steady rain overnight. Low 61F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

  • Sunday

    Rain and thunderstorms likely. Rain will be heavy at times. High 64F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected.

  • Sunday Night

    Thunderstorms likely in the evening. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms later on. Low 58F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Monday

    Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. A few storms may be severe. High 78F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Monday Night

    Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Clear skies overnight. Low 51F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday

    Sunny. High 73F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear skies with a few passing clouds. Low 46F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 73F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear to partly cloudy. Low 49F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High near 75F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    A few clouds from time to time. Low around 55F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 74F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 54F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Cloudy with showers. High 71F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Cloudy with showers. Low 51F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday

    Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. High 69F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Generally fair. Low around 50F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday

    Cloudy with showers. High 69F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 52F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 3:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.4 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 3:11 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 3:09 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.2 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Mountain View Heliport, Hickory, NC

Updated: 3:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 3:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 3:09 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.2 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 3:07 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 3:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 3:09 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 2:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 61 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: South at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 3:08 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.6 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 3:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 3:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.3 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 5:10 AM GST

Temperature: 60.5 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 27.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 3:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 3:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.5 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Maiden, Maiden, NC

Updated: 3:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Murrays Mill Road, Catawba, NC

Updated: 2:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.4 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Princeton Forest Drive, Township Of Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 3:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.8 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: RAWS, Hiddenite, NC

Updated: 2:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 61 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: SSW at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 3:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 3:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 3:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.3 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Charlesmont, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 3:05 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Blue Creek Rd, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 3:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.3 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 3:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.4 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 3:09 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 3:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.2 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Marydel, Maiden, NC

Updated: 3:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Burkemont, Morganton, NC

Updated: 3:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.1 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 3:03 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.8 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 3:08 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.6 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 3:09 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.8 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Patterson, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 3:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Sherwood Shores, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 3:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.2 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 3:12 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: WSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
141 am EDT Sat Apr 18 2015 


Synopsis... 
drier and warmer air will spread into the region through Saturday. A 
warm front will lift northeast across the area Saturday night into 
Sunday...accompanied by abundant moisture and more rainfall. A cold 
front will cross the area on Monday...ushering in seasonable 
temperatures and dry conditions. 


&& 


Near term /through today/... 
as of 140 am...widespread precipitation beginning to move east of the area. 
Expect this trend to continue with only spotty light rain showers for the 
rest of the night. Otherwise...going forecast on track with cloudy skies 
and mild temperatures. Patchy dense fog likely along the upper Savannah 
River valley and little Tennessee basin...with areas of dense fog 
possible. Patchy dense fog could develop elsewhere as well. Main 
updates were for current conditions. 


As of 1030 PM EDT Friday...widespread showers still cover the 
upstate and portions of the mountains...so continuing categorical 
probability of precipitation for another couple of hours until the shortwave axis pushes 
through still looks good. Temperatures on track for the most part so 
only minor tweaks to hourly trends. 


As of 730 PM EDT Friday...have bumped up probability of precipitation across most of the 
area this evening into the overnight period to account for fairly 
widespread light rain/showers moving across the area...forced by the 
relatively strong shortwave moving across the southeast this 
evening. If the hrrr is to be believed...these showers could linger 
overnight and past sunrise...and will evaluate further for the late 
evening update. Best moisture remains across the upstate and 
northeast Georgia but still seeing some light rain across the 
mountains and foothills. Still seeing some SBCAPE values holding on 
across the Piedmont but these should begin dropping rapidly with 
sunset...so have pulled back on thunder wording this evening and 
overnight. Other grids in good shape for the most part...with only 
minor tweaks to account for hourly trends. 


As of 430 PM EDT Friday...very little change to previous thinking 
for the near term. Precipitation beginning to overspread western and 
southwestern zones as expected. New guidance beginning to pull back 
a little on convective potential...with increasing cloud cover and 
moistening atmosphere what little SBCAPE was beginning to creep into 
the mesoanalyses over the past couple of hours is once again falling 
off. Looking at hi-res reflectivity forecasts...definitely starting 
to look like more stratiform rain or showers with the possibility of 
embedded thunder. Have left weather wording as is for now since 
currently advertised thunder is chance at best...but will reevaluate 
more thoroughly for next near-term update. Only minor tweaks to 
temperatures and dewpoints to update trends. 


As of 245 PM EDT Friday...the synoptic pattern has not changed all 
that much from yesterday...or days past for that matter. It still 
features rotating close upper low over The Four Corners while deep 
southwest warm air advection prevails across the southeast United States. At 
the surface...springtime wedge starting to erode as expected this 
afternoon as winds have veered southerly across northeast Georgia and the 
upstate...along with a few locations over the NC Piedmont. 
Furthermore...500 mb short wave and associated vorticity maxima 
continues to slide east across the deep south with a broad area of 
precipitation accompanying. Latest Storm Prediction Center mesoscale analysis not all that 
impressive as instability remains nearly nonexistent across the forecast 
area. Models favor improving lapse rates with heating this 
afternoon...however still skeptical as precipitation shield and associated 
low overcast sky cover will limit heating. Nevertheless...the forecast 
does feature increasing probability of precipitation through the afternoon/evening hours 
with chances for thunder mentioned...and will continue with such in 
the severe weather potential statement. Probability of precipitation will lower after midnight as the primary upper wave 
ejects to the east...and a weak/dry back door front slides southward 
across the region. Held on to token slight/chance probability of precipitation through 
morning to account for any residual rain showers along the boundary. Latest 
soundings do not suggest as much middle drying as the previous 
run...therefore not all that confident in areas of dense fog 
overnight. That said...wouldnt be surprised to see isolated cases of 
such across the NC Piedmont/foothills just ahead of the intruding 
boundary when winds are calmest and the planetary boundary layer is decoupled. 


Saturday will be highlighted by decreasing cloudiness as downsloping 
flow prevails amongst increasing heights aloft as axis of shortwave 
ridge shifts overhead. Probability of precipitation will increase yet again through the day 
as forecast soundings indicate modest destabilization with heating. 
However expecting upper ridging to provide some subsidence therefore 
kept probability of precipitation at or below chance levels through the day. Temperatures 
on Saturday will depend highly on how soon the sky cover scattered out. 
Took a middle of the Road approach as it pertains to guidance...with 
the forecast featuring highs 3-5 degrees above normal. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Monday/... 
as of 200 PM Friday...two areas of concern to deal with in the short 
term. The first will be a period of heavy rain on Sunday and then a 
risk of severe storms on Monday. 


The upper ridge over the southeast U.S. Will translate eastward 
Saturday night as the upper low that has been over the 4-corners 
begins to move east thanks to a digging trough moving southeast out of the 
Canadian Praire. A short wave out ahead of the upper low will move 
NE from the Gulf Coast and across the western carolians and NE Georgia on 
Sunday. At the surface...a warm front will approach from the SW on 
Sunday. All of this will result in all types of forcing across the 
region on Sunday. Precipitable waters  will be in the 1.5-1.7" range with a 35-45 
knots southeasterly 850 mb jet into the Blue Ridge. Will ramp probability of precipitation up quickly to 
categorical from west to east by midday Sunday...then decrease 
rapidly from west to east late Sunday as the axis of deep moisture 
and forcing shift east. Heavy rain looks to be a good bet...but the 
relatively quick movement of the system should preclude any serious 
Hydro issues. Blending the model consensus and wpc quantitative precipitation forecast guidance... 
results in generally 1.5"-2.0" from late Saturday night into Sunday 
night. The highest amounts as usual are expected to be near the Blue 
Ridge Escarpment where 2-3" of rain can be expected. These values 
are under the 12 to 24 hour ffg. There may be some localized 
flooding but widespread flooding is unlikely. However...will 
continue to mention heavy rain in the severe weather potential statement. An in situ wedge will 
result in cool temperatures on Sunday and will therefore trend toward 
consraw guidance temperatures. 


Some degree of clearing should occur Sunday night as the axis of 
deep moisture shifts NE and a downslope wind component through the 
column devlops. On Monday...a cold front will move across the region 
from west to east. Both the NAM and GFS indicate that the atmosphere 
will destablize by afternoon with convective available potential energy most likely increasing to 
between 1000 and 1500 j/kg per GFS and ecm. Also...0-6km shear 
increases to about 40kt. This may support some organizion to the 
convection as the cold front moves through. The 12z NAM model 
reflectivy suggests that a broken line of convection will accompany 
the front across the area on Monday with a few severe storms 
possible. With the area solidly in the warm sector on Monday...maximum 
temperatures are expected to be about 5 degrees above climatology. 


&& 


Long term /Monday night through Friday/... 
as of 245 PM Friday...Monday night...surface high pressure will build 
over the forecast area in the wake of a passing cold front. 12z GFS 
indicates that 850 mb temperatures will cool by 5 c from 0z to 12z 
Tuesday...a little less cooling on the European model (ecmwf). Using a blend of 
guidance...I will forecast low temperatures from the upper 40s 
within the mountain valleys to middle 50s east. On Tuesday...broad high 
pressure will remain across the County Warning Area. The region should see mostly 
sunny conditions with a light southwest wind. Temperatures should 
respond to the late April sun and weak downsloping...forecast Tuesday 
highs slightly above normal. 


Wednesday through Friday...the GFS and European model (ecmwf) generally agree that a 
large closed middle level low will remain across the northeast and 
eastern Canada...as a ridge lingers over the Southern Plains. The 
Heights across the County Warning Area will likely remain northwest to southeast through the 
period. The models are in less agreement with the placement and 
timing of surface features...primarily weak fronts and pressure centers. 
I am more confident timing middle level features within the northwest flow 
across the southern Appalachians...I will favor the European model (ecmwf). 
Overall...I will keep conditions dry on Wednesday...but moisture will 
increase through the day. A short series of middle level short wave are 
forecast to ripple across the County Warning Area Thursday through Friday. 
Temperatures should range close to normal with afternoon dewpoints 
only in the 40s. Given the track of the middle level disturbances and 
weak diurnal instability...I will indicate only schc probability of precipitation across the 
mountains on Thursday. Forecast soundings show greater instability Friday 
afternoon...from the mountains to the Piedmont. The combination of the 
passing disturbance and instability should support scattered coverage 
across the mountains and isolated east. 




&& 


Aviation /06z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
at kclt...cannot rule out a brief MVFR visibility or ceiling as rain showers move 
across the air field early this morning. However...do expect 
conditions to fall to MVFR then IFR toward daybreak after the precipitation 
ends. Expect low VFR by noon or so as forcing ends and low level 
moisture mixes out. MVFR could return by the end of the period...but 
more likely toward the end of the next taf issuance. Light north or 
calm wind early this morning becomes light NE...then east-northeast through the 
day. 


Elsewhere...precipitation will soon move east of the area and conditions 
will fall to IFR before daybreak. In fact...LIFR likely...like the 
current conditions at kand. Expect a slow improvement to low VFR 
through the morning. MVFR and precipitation move back in from the west 
tonight. Calm wind becomes NE this morning...then east-northeast tonight. Kavl 
will see northerly wind becoming southerly today...remaining there tonight. 


Outlook...deeper moisture will return along a warm front through 
Sunday...with heavy rainfall and widespread restrictions likely once 
again. Thunderstorms will then be possible through Monday as a cold 
front reaches the area from the west. 


Confidence table... 


05-11z 11-17z 17-23z 23-00z 
kclt medium 66% medium 62% low 57% high 100% 
kgsp medium 75% medium 62% medium 64% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 87% low 59% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 87% medium 66% high 100% 
kgmu high 91% medium 69% medium 71% high 100% 
kand medium 75% medium 75% low 52% high 90% 


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...csh 
near term...cdg/rwh/tdp 
short term...lg 
long term...Ned 
aviation...rwh 






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