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Current Conditions

  • 64°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: South 6 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 6.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 64°
  • Pressure: 30.01 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 71 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 71 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 6:33 am EDT on May 2, 2016

  • Today

    Patchy fog this morning. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Breezy with highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...increasing to 15 to 20 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Tonight

    Showers and thunderstorms likely. Breezy with lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph...diminishing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely...mainly in the morning. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows around 50. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Friday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

  • Saturday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s.

  • Sunday

    Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: 21st Avenue Southeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:36 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Mountain View Heliport, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.7 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Granite Falls- Downtown, Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 6:24 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Maple Crest, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:32 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.1 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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

Updated: 6:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: North Newton, Newton, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Catawba County Government Center, Newton, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SE at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Rock Barn, Conover, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.6 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 6:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.5 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 6:35 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.0 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.7 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.6 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hickory, NC

Updated: 6:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 65 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: SouthBridge, Claremont, NC

Updated: 6:32 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South East Taylorsville Area, Township Of Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 6:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.8 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Pleasant View Lane, Catawba, NC

Updated: 6:37 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 6:35 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Hillside Street SW, Valdese, NC

Updated: 6:36 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.8 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.6 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Murrays Mill Road, Catawba, NC

Updated: 2:58 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.6 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Princeton Forest Drive, Township Of Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.7 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Catawba, NC, Catawba, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.6 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SE at 1.2 mph Pressure: 28.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Drexel, Morganton, NC

Updated: 6:36 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Blue Creek Rd, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.0 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Enloe Weather Valmead, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 6:36 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.2 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 6:38 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
611 am EDT Monday may 2 2016 


Synopsis... 
a warm and humid air mass will remain in place across the region 
today ahead of a cold front approaching from the west. This front 
will slowly push across the area on Tuesday. Another cold front will 
cross the area on Thursday and will bring a cooler and drier air 
mass from Canada that should persist into the weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 6am Monday morning...area is currently nearly clear of 
precipitation...with only some very isolated activity. Precipitation coverage is 
well below that predicted by short-term models...though more showers 
seem likely as the day wears on with fairly moist boundary layer and 
dynamical features upstream. 


Per cam model guidance...thunderstorms are not expected until 
redevelopment/initiation Monday afternoon around 18z...with activity 
continuing into the evening...in an environment similar to the last 
2 days with cape a little higher to around 1500 j/kg. Current 
pattern of convective activity with southwesterly surface flow 
maintaining bl moisture with forcing from a large upper trough over 
the central Continental U.S. Will continue through Monday. Primary upper trough 
moves east of the Great Plains on Monday...improving the flow aloft 
over the County Warning Area with bulk shear improving to 30 to 40 kts from 25 to 35 
seen on Sunday. Slightly better shear and slightly better 
instability will give an increased chance for severe weather on 
Monday...especially over western North Carolina where upper flow 
will be better. Latest storm scale models for today do not show 
particularly strong supercell activity...however...and the main 
threats would be flash flooding from areas with training 
storms...severe wind gusts...and possibly some hail. 


Warm advection pattern will keep temperatures 5 to 10 degrees above 
normal with relatively high relative humidity. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday through Wednesday night/... 
as of 330 am EDT Monday...it looks like the short range part of the 
forecast holds a change in the pattern which will put an end to our 
recent active weather regime. On Tuesday...a surface wave should 
move away to the northeast along the cold front...which combined 
with a digging upper trough should help to slowly push the boundary 
across the forecast area during the day. Upper forcing will be weak 
and low level flow gradually comes around to something more 
westerly...which does not suggest much in the way of precipitation 
coverage. We may begin the period with scattered precipitation coverage but 
with the boundary moving in from the west during the day...precipitation 
probability diminishes and moves eastward with time. The forecast reflects this 
downward trend...especially Tuesday night when the boundary should 
be to our east. In spite of the better forcing associated with the 
initial short wave moving through...this middle/upper system has little 
in the way of moisture...thus precipitation chances were cut back in most 
places. Will hold onto some lingering chance over the eastern zones 
in the evening...but this will transition to a small chance only 
near the Tennessee border early Wednesday morning. On Wednesday...the 
models suggest a relative lull before the arrival of the next wave 
and the accompanying moisture dropping down around the upper low 
from the northwest. This system should arrive late in the day...accounting 
for an increase in precipitation chances near the Tennessee border. Some shower 
activity could break containment and move out over the Piedmont in 
the evening with the passage of the main vorticity center. In its 
wake...precipitation chances taper back to the northwest flow upslope areas early 
Thursday morning. Temperatures will be near normal Tuesday as the front 
passes...with a cool-down beginning on Wednesday with the initial 
wave. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday through Sunday/... 
as of 410 am Monday...the main story for the late part of the week 
will be the big cool-down expected for Thursday as a deep upper low 
rolls down from the Great Lakes and across the middle-Atlantic region. The 
models have a cooler trend for high temperatures on Thursday so about a 
category was cut off...which will bring temperatures down to something on 
the order of ten degrees below normal. Precipitation chances should expand 
outward from the Tennessee border during the day with steep low level lapse 
rates supporting shallow convective showers mainly over the NC 
foothills and Piedmont...perhaps lasting into the early evening 
before diminishing with the loss of heating. A chance of showers 
will persist along the Tennessee border right through Friday morning. With 
the coldest air at middle levels drifting overhead early Thursday... 
cannot rule out a few wet snowflakes at elevations above 6k feet. 
Isolated showers could develop once again over the NC foothills and 
Piedmont on Friday afternoon. Temperatures will begin to moderate from 
Friday into the weekend. For the weekend...the upper pattern remains 
slowly progressive with the eastern upper low moving off the East 
Coast and an upper ridge building in from the west. This will 
support high pressure at the surface that should spell dry weather 
with temperatures gradually returning toward normal. 


&& 


Aviation /10z Monday through Friday/... 
at kclt...thunderstorm activity will shortly leave the area. 
Further thunderstorms are not expected until Monday 
afternoon...though some widely scattered showers may occur in the 
vicinity before then. Monday will be similar to Sunday with possible 
afternoon thunderstorms and southwesterly surface wind of around 
10kt. Southwesterly surface flow will maintain clouds and 
shower/afternoon thunder activity through Monday. Clouds may have 
ceilings down to IFR levels...especially in the morning. 


Elsewhere...thunderstorms have ended for the time being...though 
some widely scattered light showers will be possible over night. 
More thunderstorms are expected to develop Monday afternoon and last 
through the evening with southwesterly surface winds of around 10kt. 
With moist low-levels and recent rains...some low ceilings and fog 
will be possible in the morning...especially in places prone to fog. 


Outlook...unsettled weather/occasional convection/restrictions are 
expected to continue through about Tuesday. Drying is expected by 
Wednesday...and the dry weather should persist through the end of 
the week. 


Confidence table... 


10-16z 16-22z 22-04z 04-06z 
kclt medium 75% high 97% high 100% low 46% 
kgsp low 53% high 100% high 100% low 46% 
kavl high 91% high 100% high 100% low 42% 
khky medium 75% high 100% high 100% low 50% 
kgmu medium 66% high 100% high 100% low 46% 
kand high 89% high 91% high 100% low 50% 


The percentage reflects the number of guidance members agreeing 
with the schedule taf issuance flight rule category. Complet hourly 
experimental aviation forecast consistency tables and ensemble forecasts 
are available at the following link: 


Www.Weather.Gov/gsp/aviation 


&& 


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


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...PM 
near term...wjm 
short term...PM 
long term...PM 
aviation...wjm 






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