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Current Conditions

  • 66°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NE 8 mph
  • Humidity: 27%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 31°
  • Pressure: 30.21 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on April 20, 2014

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 73F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 2:40 am EDT on April 20, 2014


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

A record daily rainfall maximum of 2.08 inches was set at Charlotte
NC today. This breaks the old record of 1.75 set in 1901.




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.9 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 15% Wind: NE at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hildebran Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 2:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at 7.6 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hickory, NC, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: ESE at 6.3 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 11:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 58.3 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: East at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest V55A Taylorsville NC US USARRAY, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 1:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 64 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: East at 3 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.6 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 16% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.2 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 4:19 PM GST

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 28.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: NNE at 12.7 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 2:04 PM EDT

Temperature: 66 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 27% Wind: NE at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 17% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 21% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:21 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.0 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: ESE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Burkemont, Morganton, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 23% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 2:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.2 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 23% Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.6 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: NW at 3.9 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: State Park Rd, Troutman, NC

Updated: 2:21 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: WSW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 2:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 62.3 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: East at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 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 
147 PM EDT sun Apr 20 2014 


Synopsis... 
weak high pressure builds in today through Monday behind...as low 
pressure drifts east of the area. A cold front will cross the region 
on Tuesday...followed by dry high pressure for Wednesday and 
Thursday. Another cold front is expected to cross the region on 
Friday. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 150 PM EDT Sunday...with the upper low slowly moving out to 
sea...only the far eastern zones should see any cloud cover this 
evening. The NAM is quite aggressive in bringing clouds into the western 
NC Piedmont...but as the GFS and RUC do not do this...I/ve gone with 
a sky forecast closer to the drier models. There should be more 
locally dense fog in the southwest in mountain valleys overnight. Dry air 
and weak mixing should keep most other locations across the forecast area from 
seeing any fog overnight. Min temperatures will be cool...but they should 
be warm enough to prevent frost over all but some of the interior 
northern mountain valleys. Monday will be seasonably mild with 
increasing high clouds during the afternoon hours. 


&& 


Short term /Monday through Tuesday night/... 
as of 3 am EDT Sunday...the shallow upper ridge will move more 
squarely over the region on Monday...while surface high pressure slowly 
weakens. Anticipate maxes to rebound to near or slightly above 
climatology. The next upstream trough axis ejecting eastward from the 
plains will approach the Appalachians Monday night and cross the 
forecast area on Tuesday along with an attendant cold front. Instability 
will bubble up in Piedmont sections to support pre/frontal afternoon thunderstorms and rain 
Tuesday...but shear profiles appear too weak for much of a severe 
threat. Shower chances will end quickly Tuesday evening...with min temperatures 
falling into the upper 30s at some higher ridge tops early Wednesday 
morning. However...no frost or freeze is expected. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday through Sunday/... 
as of 300 am Sunday...a sharp upper ridge axis will cross the area 
Thursday....followed by another potent shortwave trough...which will 
lift NE into the Great Lakes on Friday. At the surface...dry high pressure 
builds in from the north Wednesday and Thursday...gradually shifting 
southeast of the area to allow an increasing return flow atop the 
County warning forecast area by Friday. Low pressure deepens over the western Great Lakes 
Thursday into Friday...with a trailing cold front pushing across the 
Ohio/Tennessee valleys. Models are in good agreement on the front pushing through 
the County warning forecast area on Friday with a little more instability/shear and forcing to 
work with compared to the front that is expected to cross on 
Tuesday. Still...it does look like moisture will still be somewhat 
limited...and that far out in the extended...the severe weather threat is 
still uncertain. The front should push through the area by early 
Saturday...with dry weather. Temperatures look to be a category or two cooler 
than Tuesday for both Wednesday and Thursday...which is near normal. 
Then temperatures warm back above normal for Friday and Saturday. 


&& 


Aviation /18z Sunday through Friday/... 
at kclt and elsewhere...a band of strato-cumulus with bases of 5-6kft has 
been slowly approaching the kclt airfield from the east during the 
day. The NAM brings the clouds across the the airfield by 21 UTC and 
keeps them in much of the night. The GFS and RUC are much drier and 
never bring the clouds that far west. The NAM low level relative humidity fields already 
look overdone...and I/ve added a few hours of few060 to account for 
clouds along the eastern horizon. Winds across the region will be 
out of the NE through the night. Winds will decrease fairly quickly 
this evening...though some weak mixing should persist through the 
night. With large temperature/dewpoint spreads indicated on model 
soundings...I Don/T anticipate any fog at any of the airfields 
overnight. 


Outlook...dry high pressure will develop through Monday. A fairly wet 
frontal system...with Piedmont thunderstorms...is expected on 
Tuesday...with drying returning middle week. 


Confidence table... 


17-23z 23-05z 05-11z 11-17z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 100% high 100% 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...none. 
NC...none. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...Arkansas 
near term...McAvoy 
short term...hg 
long term...Arkansas 
aviation...McAvoy 












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