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Current Conditions

  • 63°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: WNW 4 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 5.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 61°
  • Pressure: 29.97 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT on September 18, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 73F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 5:20 am EDT on September 18, 2014


All NOAA Weather Radio all hazards transmitters serving the western
Carolinas and northeast Georgia will be off the air for several
hours today... beginning at 8 am. Maintenance is being performed on
the NOAA Weather Radio computer system at the National Weather
Service office at Greenville-Spartanburg. We apologize for any
inconvenience that this may cause to our listeners.



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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:37 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:36 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:37 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 5:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 5:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.0 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 5:37 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.8 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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

Updated: 5:00 AM EDT

Temperature: 61 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NE at 1 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 5:25 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.6 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 5:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 5:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.8 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 7:35 AM GST

Temperature: 60.1 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 31.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 5:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 5:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.2 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 5:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 63 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 5:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:37 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.1 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.3 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.2 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 3:08 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 5:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.2 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 5:35 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 5:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.2 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: State Park Rd, Troutman, NC

Updated: 5:29 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.8 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 5:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
345 am EDT Thursday Sep 18 2014 


Synopsis... 
a cool...weak ridge of high pressure will persist across the 
area...before strengthening on Friday. This pattern is expected to 
persist through the weekend...before a cold front crosses the area 
early next week. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
stratocu continues to gradually expand across eastern areas...while 
a fairly extensive area of middle-level clouds continues to encroach 
from the west. This should continue to preclude any dense fog 
concerns early this morning. Otherwise...with weak middle-level short 
wave trough and upper jet entrance region pushing east of the area 
by late morning...we are expecting scattering/lifting of clouds to 
occur a but quicker than it did yesterday...which should result in 
temperatures warming to near 80 is most areas outside the mountains...and middle 
70s in the mountain valleys. As a result...NAM forecast sounding cape is 
surprisingly robust...around 2000 j/kg in the Piedmont. However...it 
is the only model that features even anything approaching this 
degree of instability. In fact...the sref /likely probability/ of 
cape > 500 j/kg is confined to a rather small area around the 
southern periphery of the County warning forecast area. Meanwhile...once the middle-level wave 
passes by later this morning with little fanfare...there won't be 
much of a significant source of rising motion. Therefore...while 
convection is possible later today...this is certainly supported by 
the latest convection allowing models...it should primarily be of 
the shower variety and isolated in nature. 


Tonight...short term models depict a bit of an increase in the low 
level easterly flow...along with a persistent quantitative precipitation forecast response...especially 
near the Blue Ridge. Probability of precipitation will therefore increase just a bit 
tonight...especially along the eastern Escarpment...but chances are still 
expected to be no better than 30 percent. Min temperatures will average 
fairly close to climatology. 


&& 


Short term /Friday through Saturday night/... 
as of 300 am Thursday...sprawling Continental high pressure initially 
covers much of the eastern Continental U.S. Friday morning...but upper pattern 
remains progressive and the high steadily shifts off into the 
Atlantic during the period. Aided by confluence in the Colorado-located 
entrance region of a shortwave...this high will create a short-lived 
cad event against the southern Appalachians. Easterly flow initially will 
warrant probability of precipitation near the Blue Ridge...but as moisture becomes more 
shallow through the day this becomes a lesser factor. Upglide over The 
Wedge is unimpressive...appearing capable of a fair amount of cloud 
cover but not measurable precipitation. However NAM/GFS both indicate modest 
instability during peak heating...and for the afternoon hours that is the 
main driver for probability of precipitation. At least a schc is included everywhere...with 
chance over mountain ridges. These probability of precipitation slowly diminish Friday night as low level relative humidity 
continues to drop. Maximum temperatures will be about two categories below 
climatology...with mins near climatology Sat morning. 


Though ridging is seen down the eastern Seaboard on Saturday The Wedge is 
likely to lose its grip on the region as the parent high moves 
further away. Isentropic lift becomes essentially neutral and 
moisture over The Wedge is not sufficient to expect much cloud cover 
to persist through the day. Rising heights are reflected in weaker lapse 
rates on model profiles...but as far as impacting instability this is 
counteracted by warmer surface temperatures. Nonetheless blended guidance 
supports a dry forecast. Temperatures will rebound slightly...topping out a 
couple degrees below climatology Sat afternoon. However mins should be a little 
below climatology Sun morning under clearer skies. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday through Wednesday/... 
as of 300 am Thursday...deep trough will dig into the eastern Continental U.S. Sunday as 
the upper pattern amplifies once again. This will drive a cold front 
southeastward through the Ohio/Tennessee valleys Sunday...crossing the mountains Sunday night 
and clearing our area by late Monday. 18/00z GFS and 18/00z ec are in 
pretty good agreement on this timing and both models show a well 
defined shortwave coming through the area with the front...even if wind 
fields are not that impressive. Neither model develops that much 
quantitative precipitation forecast...with the front intercepting deep dry air over the southeast. 
Another large area of dry Continental high pressure arrives in the 
wake of the front...which shifts across the mountains Tuesday to usher in 
easterly flow through the end of the period...though moisture 
profiles remain seasonably dry so no probability of precipitation will be mentioned at that 
time. Temperatures will be around normal sun-Mon...before dropping to a few 
degrees below normal for Tue-Wed. 


&& 


Aviation /08z Thursday through Monday/... 
at kclt...another round of low-confidence aviation forecasting early 
this morning...as low level moisture remains abundant within a weak 
easterly flow regime. So far...MVFR conditions have developed... 
while a stubborn light northerly surface and passing clouds at 
various levels are probably the only thing that has prevented IFR 
conditions from developing so far. Unfortunately...similar 
subtleties are going to dictate the nature of flight conditions through 
the remainder of the morning. Based upon trends in observations and 
guidance...feel that chances are relatively high that occurrence of 
periodic IFR visby will increase after 08z...while light easterly 
flow is expected to bring IFR ceilings into the area by 10z. Conditions 
should improve quickly during middle/late morning...with VFR expected 
by noon. Light north/NE winds should persist through the period. 


Elsewhere...LIFR ceilings have already developed this morning at kavl. 
However...there is an extensive area of middle-level clouds rapidly 
encroaching the area from the west...and it/S not out of the 
question that this could result in improvement of conditions...or at 
least make ceilings more variable by 08z or so. Nevertheless...the balance 
of the night will see no better than IFR conditions. The other 
terminals will be much more problematic...as whether or not sub-MVFR 
flight conditions will develop is highly dependent upon the persistence 
of MVFR/VFR cloud layers. For instance...khky appeared on track for 
a night of solid IFR/LIFR conditions...but an area of MVFR stratus 
developed quickly during the last hour...making this far less 
certain. The other terminals get a tempo for IFR around daybreak... 
but again this is far from a done deal at this point. Conditions 
should improve quickly during middle/late morning...with VFR expected 
by noon. A few showers will be possible near the Blue Ridge later 
today...but chances aren/T high enough to warrant a taf inclusion 
at this time. 


Outlook...the potential for late night/morning fog/stratus will 
persist into the early part of the weekend...especially in the mountain 
valleys. Conditions may finally dry out for the latter part of the 
weekend. A cold front may bring increasing chances for showers/thunderstorms 
early next week. 


Confidence table... 


07-13z 13-19z 19-01z 01-07z 
kclt medium 70% high 84% high 100% high 94% 
kgsp high 89% medium 75% high 100% medium 68% 
kavl medium 69% high 92% high 100% medium 63% 
khky medium 70% high 90% high 100% medium 67% 
kgmu medium 70% high 91% high 100% medium 68% 
kand medium 75% high 92% high 100% medium 68% 


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...jdl 
near term...jdl 
short term...Wimberley 
long term...Wimberley 
aviation...jdl 












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