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Current Conditions

  • 64°
  • Rain
  • Wind: North 7 mph
  • Humidity: 94%
  • Visibility: 2.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 63°
  • Pressure: 30.16 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on August 01, 2014

  • Friday

    Overcast with rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 1.0 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 84F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 1:40 am EDT on August 01, 2014


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

1.45 inches of rain fell at the Charlotte-Douglas international
Airport on Thursday. This is a new daily rainfall record for
July 31. The previous daily rainfall record for July 31 was
1.35 inches which fell in 1936. Continuous climatological
data have been kept for the Charlotte metropolitan area since
October 1878.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.7 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:46 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.6 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.12 in Graphs

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

Updated: 9:47 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: South at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:47 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.1 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 11:50 AM GST

Temperature: 64.0 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 26.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.14 in Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.2 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: ENE at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.29 in Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: West at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Graphs

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

Updated: 9:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 63 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NE at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.07 in Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.1 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.06 in Graphs

Location: Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.6 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.8 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Graphs

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

Updated: 9:46 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.7 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: ESE at 5.8 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 9:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.24 in Graphs

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

Updated: 9:51 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.13 in Graphs

Location: State Park Rd, Troutman, NC

Updated: 9:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.1 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: WSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 9:47 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.9 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NNE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
910 am EDT Friday Aug 1 2014 


Synopsis... 
a ridge of high pressure will remain wedged over the Carolinas 
through Saturday as an upper trough remains centered to our west. To 
the east...a front will remain nearly stationary along the coast 
allowing deep Atlantic moisture to continue to spread over the area. 
Conditions are expected to return to more typical late Summer 
conditions by the middle of next week as the Bermuda strengthens to our 
east. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
at 910 am EDT...an upper low remained over eastern Canada...with a 
positively tilted upper trough extending SW to the Gulf Coast. A 
shortwave was exiting the base of the trough over the Carolinas... 
while another was diving into the trough over the middle MS River 
Valley. Precipitation associated with the first shortwave was moving 
across the Interstate 77 corridor this morning...with almost no 
activity in its wake over the mountains and foothills. 


The models show a weak and nearly stationary front lingering near 
the coast today...with robust moisture extending inland over the 
boundary as far west as the Piedmont...and lesser moisture west to 
the mountains. With heating this afternoon...convective chances are 
expected to increase over the area...but will not be as great as 
before the shortwave arrived yesterday and overnight. With the area 
still recovering from earlier heavy rainfall...isolated flooding 
cannot be ruled out...but the Flood Watch for the western portion of 
the will be cancelled. Temperatures will run below normal due to 
lingering cloud cover. 


A stationary front will remain to the southeast of the forecast area overnight... 
robbing moisture into the area as deep convection fires along the 
coast. Mins will remain a few degrees below normal...middle to upper 
60s non/mountains and l60s mountain valleys. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday through Sunday night/... 
as of 220 am EDT Friday...the short term forecast picks up at 12z on 
Saturday with the wet pattern expected to continue through early 
next week. The upper trough axis will remain west of the 
Appalachians through the weekend and gradually drift eastward early 
next week...deamplify a bit...and take on a more positive tilt. 


On Saturday...as The Wedge pattern persists deep layer moisture will 
remain over the County warning forecast area with the highest precipitable water values expected over the 
southern and eastern zones. The latest runs of the mesoscale models 
indicate that the greatest quantitative precipitation forecast is more likely Sat afternoon/evening 
as numerous lobes of positive vorticity advection rotate around the upper trough and over the 
forecast area. This coupled with the persistent isentropic upglide 
should produce at least another quarter to one inch of rainfall over 
the County warning forecast area by early sun. 


On Sunday...a weak cold front will try and push its way into the 
western Carolinas from the northwest but will likely stall somewhere over 
the NC Piedmont with drier air behind it. Overall quantitative precipitation forecast potential does 
not look as favorable over most of the County warning forecast area with the greatest 
amounts likely just to our south and east along the stalled bndy. 
The axis of heavier precipitation could of course shift depending on how 
far south the bndy actually makes it. At any rate...I kept probability of precipitation at 
high end chance to likely through early Monday with values tapering 
off from the northwest to southeast by the end of my period 12z Monday. Temperatures will 
vary little from day to day with highs well below normal and lows 
near normal. 


&& 


Long term /Monday through Thursday/... 
as of 1220 am Friday...this medium range period beginning at 12z 
Monday with the upper air pattern with a trough axis west of the 
Appalachians. This trough will gradually transition into more zonal 
west to east flow in middle week. As the trough breaks down...a weak 
upper low will be left over the lower Mississippi Valley. As the 
general westerly flow increases in middle week...our airmass will 
become drier and temperatures will return to near normal. On Monday...the 
stalled out surface front from northern Florida to along the Carolina coast 
will have weak lows riding NE along the front. It appears the 
tropical low Bertha is forecast to be east of the Carolinas out 
toward Bermuda on Tuesday as it turns from northwest to north then NE avoiding 
the East Coast. By Wednesday and Thursday we can expect a typical summertime 
pattern of PM thunderstorms favoring the mountains with less out over the 
Piedmont. Some upper energy will be approaching from the northwest late 
Thursday...but most effects should hold off until after the end of the 
current forecast. 


Monday high temperatures will be around 7 degrees below normal then rebound 
to near normal Wednesday and Thursday. 


&& 


Aviation /13z Friday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...light to moderate rain shield will continue to come and go 
at clt this morning with continued low of ceilings MVFR...possibly 
IFR... through 16z. Not much improvement this afternoon as surface 
heating will be slow. The taf remains pessimistic with MVFR ceilings 
expected most of the day then a drop back IFR late around 03z. Thunder 
chances remain high enough for prob30 mention after 21z. 


Elsewhere...a mixed bag of ceilings/visibility this morning depending on the 
intensity and location of rainfall. All sites should remain low 
MVFR...if not IFR...this morning mainly for ceilings. Kand should remain 
VFR this morning and into the afternoon as drier air mixes in from 
the west. Other sites will likely tempo MVFR/VFR through the 
day...with lowering ceilings to IFR late in the taf period. Thunder 
chances remain high enough for thunderstorms in the vicinity mention all sites this 
afternoon. 


Outlook...unsettled weather with enhanced precipitation chances 
along with morning fog/stratus are expected through the weekend. 


Confidence table... 


13-19z 19-01z 01-07z 07-13z 
kclt medium 67% medium 75% medium 69% high 90% 
kgsp medium 76% medium 78% medium 64% medium 62% 
kavl medium 77% medium 64% high 82% high 82% 
khky high 80% high 93% medium 74% high 85% 
kgmu medium 78% medium 76% medium 61% low 49% 
kand medium 69% medium 65% low 51% low 59% 


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 


&& 


Fire weather... 
the planning forecast has been updated for lower mixing heights due 
to lingering cloud cover. 


&& 


Gsp watches/warnings/advisories... 
Georgia...none. 
NC...none. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...jpt 
near term...jat/sbk 
short term...jpt 
long term...deo 
aviation...sbk 
fire weather...jat 












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