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Current Conditions

  • 41°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 86%
  • Visibility: 7.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 37°
  • Pressure: 30.13 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Rain
  • High: 56 °
  • Low: 22 °
  • Rain
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  • Clear
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Clear
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  • Clear
  • High: 58 °
  • Low: 31 °
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  • High: 60 °
  • Low: 34 °
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Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 2:15 PM EST on January 03, 2015

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 40.2 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:31 PM EST

Temperature: 42.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:20 PM EST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SSE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: ESE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 5:26 PM EST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 5:27 PM EST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:29 PM EST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 5:18 PM EST

Temperature: 38.7 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 5:22 PM EST

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 42.9 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Vale NC US, Hickory, NC

Updated: 5:04 PM EST

Temperature: 43 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSE at 3 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 8:29 PM GST

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 27.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 40.0 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Maiden, Maiden, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Murrays Mill Road, Catawba, NC

Updated: 5:03 PM EST

Temperature: 40.9 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Catawba, NC, Catawba, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: ESE at 2.3 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 5:04 PM EST

Temperature: 40 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: South at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 43.2 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: East at 3.6 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Charlesmont, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:32 PM EST

Temperature: 46.8 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Creek Rd, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:25 PM EST

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: -9 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: SE at 2.1 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 5:30 PM EST

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: South at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 45.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Burkemont, Morganton, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 46.6 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 5:31 PM EST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 5:26 PM EST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 5:23 PM EST

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: West at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Patterson, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 45.9 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Sherwood Shores, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 5:33 PM EST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 5:28 PM EST

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: South at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
435 PM EST Tuesday Mar 3 2015 


Synopsis... 
moist and milder air will return to the area Wednesday ahead of an 
approaching cold front. This front is forecast to pass through the 
area on Thursday...with cool and dry high pressure returning for 
Friday and into the weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through Wednesday/... 
as of 430 PM...no major changes were needed to the going forecast. Isen 
charts at 285k indicate cpd/S will remain very low while The 
Wedge continues to break down...so low clouds and areas of very 
light rain and patchy dz will persist through the next update. 
Aligned probability of precipitation close to cam probability of precipitation with the better coverage remaining 
over the SW/rn zones in mech lift. 


As of 1230 PM...patches of light rain and drizzle continue to move 
east mainly across NE Georgia and upstate SC...and the southern part of 
the clt metropolitan area. This was in general agreement with some of the 
mesoscale models. The light precipitation and cloud cover has kept temperatures 
cool and in line with previous thinking. No significant changes will 
be made. 


For tonight...a slowly evolving upper pattern with the axis of an 
upper ridge moving off the East Coast will carry surface high pressure 
away and further offshore...thus removing any connection between the 
parent high and our weak hybrid wedge. At the same time...moist 
isentropic low level upglide will shift to the NE...carrying most of 
the leftover light rain with it. That will leave most of the 
Piedmont mainly dry overnight with winds coming around to the southeast or 
S to move out the remnants of the low level cool pool. As this 
happens...cannot rule out a period of patchy dense fog as warm 
advection begins near the surface. The warm advection should result 
in temperatures rising gradually overnight. A chance of precipitation will 
be retained over the mountains and foothills where some small upslope 
component will continue. Fortunately...temperatures will remain above 
freezing so no p-type problems are expected. 


On Wednesday...the models show a classic anafront approaching slowly 
from the west as it fights its way against the west-southwest flow aloft. 
Forcing east of the mountains will be minimal...other than the low level 
warm advection...which supports keeping a pop gradient up against 
the higher terrain. The precipitation probability ramps back up to likely 
in the morning and then categorical in the late afternoon along the 
Tennessee border as the front moves in. Some low mu cape suggests there 
could be some embedded thunderstorms along the front. Temperatures ahead of 
the front will bounce back 20 to 25 degrees above tuesdays highs... 
continuing our recent roller coaster stretch of high temperatures. 


&& 


Short term /Wednesday night through Friday/... 
at 230 PM EST Tuesday...the short term period initializes on 
Wednesday evening amidst flat upper ridging aloft over the 
southeast while a short wave trough digs across the northern plains. 
At the surface...warm air advection regime prevails across the southeast ahead of 
an approaching cold front. The forecast initializes with likely probability of precipitation 
across the high terrain as the primary moisture/frontal axis slides 
through the Tennessee Valley...with some upslope enhancement 
possible. Probability of precipitation decrease further east with no mentionable probability of precipitation at 
initialization along and south of Interstate 85. Probability of precipitation will 
gradually ramp up through the overnight into the Thursday morning as 
the front intrudes from the west...with widespread likely level 
probability of precipitation featured by midday. 


Models continue to hint at weak instability ahead of the frontal passage in 
the warm sector...which could promote a few rumbles of thunder 
across portions of northeast Georgia...and the western Carolinas early on 
Thursday. Otherwise...as cold advection prevails behind the 
front...expecting a fairly quick transition of ptype along the Tennessee 
line before all precipitation exits the region into the late afternoon 
hours. Expecting phases changes from rain to a brief period of 
freezing rain before sleet then finally snow...all within 6-8 
hours. Not expecting any accumulations to exceed advisory levels. 


Beyond that...the front will slide east through Thursday evening 
with all probability of precipitation removed from the forecast not later than midnight. High pressure 
will quickly slide in behind the front across the Ohio Valley before 
setting up a brief cad wedge regime for early Friday. 
Thus...expecting Friday to be dry...with cloudy skies early on 
before weak wedge quickly retreats and sunny skies prevail by the 
afternoon hours. Temperatures through the period will feature near 
normal levels on Thursday before falling to well below normal for 
Friday. 


&& 


Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/... 
as of 200 PM Tuesday...high pressure will remain in control over the 
Carolinas and vicinity Friday night through Monday. A shallow eastern Continental U.S. Trough 
will still be present aloft...and the the northern stream will remain 
somewhat active. A weak cold front will sweep through Sat night or sun 
but with very little moisture...albeit enough to mention some upslope 
probability of precipitation along the tenn border. The front will basically allow a 
transition from one surface high to another...though little to no change 
in temperatures is expected. Thicknesses increase gradually over the course 
of the period and min/maximum temperatures will be near climatology by Sunday. The 
second area of high pressure will move offshore early-middle next week 
as split flow develops in the southern stream...leading to the development 
of a wave along the stalled boundary over the northern Gulf of Mexico. 
Global models differ on the timing of this feature...but eventually 
said wave could spread warm frontal precipitation into the County warning forecast area. 03/00z and 
12z ec both do so by Monday night...but the 03/12z GFS delays it 
until well beyond the end of the forecast period. Low probability of precipitation will return 
across the County warning forecast area in a nod to the ec solution. Surface temperatures will dip below 
freezing over much of the higher terrain Monday night. In light of the 
strong warm nose that would be expected...some light freezing rain may occur 
there. 


&& 


Aviation /22z Tuesday through Sunday/... 
at kclt...a difficult situation for the afternoon...as some 
variability is expected with wind direction alternating back and 
forth between east-northeast and east-southeast. The trend should be toward the wind 
veering around to southeast later today. The ceiling and visibility will 
also be variable between IFR/MVFR until early this evening...when 
the model guidance suggests we will lock in the low IFR for the 
overnight period. A light wind coming around to southeast will only help 
with some weak moist upglide. At the same time...the flow at 850 mb 
will strengthen as the core of a low level jet translates east across 
the region...which should result in some low level wind shear 
developing the pre-dawn hours. Some improvement is expected in the 
middle to late morning with boundary layer warming and a reduced threat 
of light precipitation. 


Elsewhere...similar to kclt. The NE wind may hold on the longest at 
khky...but most places outside the mountains will keep a prevailing NE 
wind until some time in the early evening...around 02z...when wind 
will probably go light and variable. Guidance is quite pessimistic 
with IFR/LIFR conditions indicated. 


Outlook...a cold front will move slowly through the region Wednesday 
through Thursday...bringing chances for heavier rainfall and low 
ceilings/visibilities to the area. VFR conditions are expected to return for 
Friday and Saturday. 


Confidence table... 


13-19z 19-01z 01-07z 07-12z 
kclt high 95% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl medium 74% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
khky medium 77% 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...PM/sbk 
short term...cdg 
long term...Wimberley 
aviation...PM 



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