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Current Conditions

  • 74°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 65°
  • Pressure: 30.06 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 89 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 10:31 PM EDT on August 31, 2015

  • Rest of Tonight

    Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds around 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Light and variable winds...becoming northwest around 5 mph after midnight.

  • Wednesday

    Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds around 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Friday

    Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Saturday and Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Sunday

    Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s.

  • Sunday Night and Labor Day

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.8 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 11:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.2 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 11:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Mountain View Heliport, Hickory, NC

Updated: 11:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.6 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 11:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 74.2 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 11:43 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.8 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Rock Barn, Conover, NC

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 11:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.7 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 11:44 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: SouthBridge, Claremont, NC

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 1:45 AM GST

Temperature: 70.6 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 11:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.5 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: Murrays Mill Road, Catawba, NC

Updated: 11:46 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Princeton Forest Drive, Township Of Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.8 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SE at 1.2 mph Pressure: 28.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Blue Creek Rd, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 11:42 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 19% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 11:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.4 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Zacks Fork Road, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 11:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.6 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 28.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: Marydel, Maiden, NC

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 11:49 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Statesville, Statesville, NC

Updated: 11:44 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.0 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 11:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.6 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 11:44 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 11:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 73.3 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
1025 PM EDT Monday Aug 31 2015 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will linger across the region early this week. Weak 
disturbances may ripple across the lower and middle appalachian 
region by middle to late week. A cool and moist area of high pressure 
is expected to settle across the western Carolinas and northeast 
Georgia this weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through Tuesday/... 
as of 1025 PM...rain showers have dissipated but stratocu linger and are 
even expanding. This is likely the moisture trapped under the middle 
level subsidence inversion mentioned earlier. Good news is the 
clouds are VFR. Bad news is this could play havoc with temperature forecast and 
fog potential overnight. For now...still have the clouds slowly 
dissipating with Mountain Valley fog developing and only a change in temperature 
diurnal curve...not the resultant low temperature. 


As of 730 PM...lingering rain showers across the NC mountains will dissipate this 
evening. The lingering cumulus outside of the mountains will dissipate quickly 
this evening...but dissipate more slowly across the mountains despite 
moisture trapped under a middle level subsidence inversion...guidance 
shows little chance of low clouds overnight as the low level flow will 
be west to northwest. Have backed off on clouds in response. Forecast soundings 
still show fog likely in the mountain valleys becoming patchy dense 
toward morning. Forecast lows look on track. 


As of 425 PM...radar showing ridge top rain showers trying to develop. Best 
cumulus fields are also there. Current forecast trend of with isolated pop 
limited to those areas still looks good...but chance of anything 
significant is diminishing. Otherwise...forecast on track with updates 
mainly for current conditions. 


As of 230 PM...an upper ridge will build along the East Coast through 
the near term. At the surface...a rather nebulous pressure pattern exists 
across much of the eastern Continental U.S....with a weak center of high pressure 
roughly across the central Appalachians or just to the west. This set 
up has trapped some low level moisture under a strengthening middle level 
inversion. The flow is so weak however...that there is no trigger 
for convection or widespread clouds other than terrain effects. 
There is still a slight chance of mainly showers across the NC mountains...but the 
rest of the area should be dry through tonight. Temperatures will be about a 
category above normal...with patchy fog and stratus 
expected...mainly in the mountains 


Tuesday...with the continued upper ridging...expect the middle levels to 
remain warm...and put a lid of most deep convection. Temperatures look to 
rebound to a couple categories above normal...while dewpoints will be 
similar to Monday...if not a degree or two higher. So there should be a 
little better instability...despite unfavorable middle levels. I will forecast 
slight chance to low-end chance afternoon showers and thunderstorms across the mountains and 
foothill zones...where differential heating will be the main 
trigger. The Piedmont should be largely dry. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday night through Thursday/... 
as of 330 PM Monday...eastern Continental U.S. Will be under the influence of a 
mean ridge which will give the area temperatures around 5 degrees 
above normal. A well-defined small shortwave currently over 
Indiana...which is clearly seen in WV imagery...will provide some 
enhanced chances for thunder storms...especially over higher 
terrain...through Thursday. Due to the isolation of the Indiana 
shortwave from the mean flow...predictions of its movement may be 
somewhat inaccurate...however...models show some weakening of the 
ridge by Wednesday with the wave being slightly entrained into what 
becomes broad westerly flow aloft...which moves the lobe across the 
County Warning Area on Wednesday. Instability is forecast to be higher over the 
mountains...but still somewhat limited with the best model 
instability in the NAM at around 1500 j/kg of cape...and hardly any 
low-level windshear. With a little forcing from the 
shortwave...some isolated severe wind gusts may be possible in the 
afternoon on Wednesday. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday night through Monday/... 
as of 230pm Monday...the extended period begins on Thursday night 
with an amplifying longwave trough in the middle-levels over the 
Pacific northwest building a downstream ridge that extends from the 
Southern Plains to the Great Lakes and well into Canada. An East 
Coast trough axis extends into the southeast and lower Mississippi 
River valley where a residual closed-low circulation remains trapped 
underneath the ridge. Heading into the weekend...the parent closed- 
low centered over Labrador shifts into the Atlantic as persistent 
ridging builds over New England...leaving behind a weak trough or 
cyclonic circulation over the southeast U.S. That lingers across the 
area through the end of the period on Tuesday morning. 
Therefore...the flow aloft through the period will be highly 
dependent on the exact positioning of the residual trough...but 
should generally be quite weak and transition from northerly to 
southeasterly by Tuesday. 


At the surface...a large area of high pressure centered over Quebec 
but extending well southwest into Texas will gradually build south 
into New England underneath a building ridge aloft. The high 
pressure system will anchor across New England through Sunday before 
shifting offshore heading into early next week. The pattern favors 
the surface ridge axis nosing southeast into the forecast area...resembling 
a cold-air damming scenario. The resultant northeasterly flow over 
the weekend will veer easterly as the parent high shifts offshore by 
Monday...but in either case the pattern favors upslope flow and weak 
isentropic upglide over the western Carolinas through the end of the 
period. 


In terms of sensible weather...the above pattern favors chance probability of precipitation 
for showers and general thunderstorms through the period for a 
majority of the forecast area...with the highest probability of precipitation favoring the 
mountains. High temperatures should be a few degrees above normal 
on Friday but will drop to a couple of degrees below normal for 
Saturday through Monday. With increased overnight cloud cover 
anticipated this weekend...expect low temperatures to be slightly 
above normal. 


&& 


Aviation /03z Tuesday through Saturday/... 
at kclt...low VFR cumulus scattering out and should dissipate this evening. 
Guidance has backed off significantly on chance of restrictions 
overnight. There is some moisture trapped under a middle level 
subsidence inversion. However...any low level flow will be westerly to 
northwesterly. Forecast soundings do not look favorable for fog. Therefore...have 
gone VFR. Expect low VFR cumulus to redevelop with heating Tuesday. Light 
northeasterly wind this evening becomes calm overnight...then light north-northeast Tuesday. 


Elsewhere...the upstate sites will clear out more quickly this 
evening. However...still little chance of restrictions...although kand 
would be the most likely to see MVFR fog toward daybreak. Light S to 
SW wind becoming calm overnight and light S to southeast Tuesday with few VFR 
cumulus developing. Broken cumulus at hky will dissipate through the evening...with 
MVFR fog possible. Winds will be light. Kavl has the best chance of fog 
with IFR likely and vlifr possible. Should see another round of broken 
VFR cumulus there. Convection possible again across the mountains...but chance 
too low for the taf. 


Outlook...a plume of Gulf and Atlantic moisture will continue to 
wrap up along the southeast coast...generally just southeast of the 
terminal forecast area...through the week. Restrictions are possible 
during periods of any scattered showers or thunderstorms. In 
addition...low clouds and fog may develop each night...especially in 
the mountain valleys. 


Confidence table... 


02-08z 08-14z 14-20z 20-00z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 95% low 59% high 100% high 100% 
khky high 100% medium 75% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 100% high 91% 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 


&& 


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


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...jmp 
near term...Ark/rwh 
short term...wjm 
long term...jmp 
aviation...rwh 



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