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Current Conditions

  • 85°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 32%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 52°
  • Pressure: 30.00 in. 0

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on August 27, 2014

  • Wednesday

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

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog early. High of 84F with a heat index of 90F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

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

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.0 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 4:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.6 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: West at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.8 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 11% Wind: NNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran, NC, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 4:59 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.4 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: NE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.9 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: SSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:06 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.4 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: SE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 5:03 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.7 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 84 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: SSE at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 4:58 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.3 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 5:11 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.8 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 22% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 5:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.7 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 7:09 PM GST

Temperature: 84.8 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: ENE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 26.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 5:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.3 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: NNE at 2.3 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 5:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.5 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: West at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:04 PM EDT

Temperature: 87 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: North at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 5:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.8 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.5 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 91.0 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: WSW at 1.9 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.0 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 5:03 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.2 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: East at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 86 °F Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 5:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 90.9 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: North at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 5:12 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: State Park Rd, Troutman, NC

Updated: 5:04 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.5 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: NW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.6 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
206 PM EDT Wednesday Aug 27 2014 


Synopsis... 
a cold front will drop down into North Carolina from the north 
tomorrow...lingering over the region briefly before moving back 
north on Friday. Moisture and temperatures will gradually increase 
this weekend as high pressure strengthens over the southeast...with 
scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms each day. 


&& 


Near term /through Thursday/... 
as of 200 PM...the remainder of the afternoon will remain quiet with 
sunny conditions and warm temperatures. 


For the overnight...generally clear conditions will prevail thanks 
to weak surface high pressure and an usually dry airmass for this time 
of year. The clear and calm conditions should again promote valley 
fog formation throughout the mountain valleys. In the wake of 
crystobal moving northeast off the coast and short wave energy 
moving through New England...a backdoor cold front will make a run 
at the area by late tonight. An east-west NAM cross section across the 
forecast area shows increasing moisture over eastern sections late 
tonight in the 850-700mb layer which could support some patchy middle 
clouds by sunrise Thursday in the east. 


On Thursday...the 12z NAM and GFS are in good agreement that the backdoor 
front will settle southward into the northern NC mountains...eastward 
through the I-40 corridor. Moisture along the boundary will increase 
throughout the day promtiong convective available potential energy exceeding 1000j/kg. The models 
show some convective response during the afternoon hours mainly over 
the NC mountains...but also eastward in the vicinity of the 
boundary. With a weak steering flow...do not think that convective 
coverage will be more than scattered. Hence...will continue the idea of 
scattered/widely scattered probability of precipitation over from the mountains east along and north of 
I-40. 


Min temperatures should be about a category higher tonight as temperatures warming 
this afternoon to levels above yesterday. Thursday will be a very warm 
day with maximum temperatures a couple degrees above climatology. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday night through Saturday/... 
at 200 PM EDT Wednesday...on Thursday evening an upper ridge will be 
centered near the SC and Georgia...extending over much of the southeast. 
The ridge will maintain its hold on Georgia and the Carolinas through 
Saturday...while it weakens to the west as broad upper troughing 
sets up over the central answer western portion of the nation. 


A stationary front will be over NC on Thursday evening...serving as 
a focusing mechanism for precipiation...mainly to the north of the 
boundary where isentropic upglide will exist. The front moves north 
and away from our area on Friday. Meanwhile...the Gulf of Mexico 
opens up and moisture invaded the Gulf state. By Saturday morning 
Gulf moisture reaches the southern Appalachians...nearly 
overspreading the foothills and Piedmont of the western Carolinas 
and NE Georgia by late Saturday. Instability will return to our area by 
Saturday afternoon...but is somewhat limited...as is shear. Upslope 
flow into mountain terrain will remain rather limited as well... 
however the south facing Blue Ridge will likely receive the most 
precipitation. Temperatures will trend down from above normal to 
near normal as clouds and precipitation increase. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
at 200 PM EDT Wednesday...the upper ridge off the southeast coast 
will maintain its grip on the Carolinas and Georgia through Sunday while 
broad upper troughing dominates the plains and rockies. Weakening of 
the trough will allow and east Pacific Ridge and the Atlantic ridge 
to bridge together on Monday. This ridge over the southern tier of 
states strengthens through Wednesday...as the northern stream trough 
progresses and weakens further. 


Moist Gulf inflow into the southern Appalachians will continue on 
Sunday and Monday..supporting precipitation in upslope flow into the 
south facing Blue Ridge. Gulf inflow weakens in Tuesday...nearly 
ending by Wednesday...as westward building surface ridging closes 
off the Gulf. A cold front will approach from the northwest on Tuesday... 
crossing our area late on Wednesday...and the arrival of this 
boundary will leave little or no gap in precipitation chances after 
the Gulf closes off. Temperatures will trend slightly higher...from 
near normal to a little above normal...as the upper ridge 
strengthens. 


&& 


Aviation /18z Wednesday through Monday/... 
at kclt and airfields east of the mountains...expect continued VFR 
conditions for visibility and sky through the period. The surface pattern will 
support a generally north-northwest wind across the terminals. Speeds will 
remain 5-10 kts during the daylight hours...becoming calm during the 
night. 


At kavl...clear and calm conditions will promote valley fog 
formation again tonight. Expect LIFR conditions in fog in the 
10z-14z timeframe. Otherwise VFR conditions will prevail. 


Outlook...a backdoor cold front is expected to trigger scattered mountain 
thunderstorms thusday afternoon and evening. The airmass will 
moisten over the weekend to support isolated to scattered diurnal 
thunderstorms...especially across the mountains morning low clouds and 
fog will remain possible during the early morning...especially in 
the mountain valleys. 


Confidence table... 


18-24z 00-06z 06-12z 12-18z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 100% medium 78% high 87% 
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...Wimberley 
near term...lg 
short term...jat 
long term...jat 
aviation...lg 












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