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Current Conditions

  • 70°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW 17 mph
  • Humidity: 49%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 50°
  • Pressure: 29.68 in. +

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Rain
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Rain
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on November 24, 2014

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 70F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain after midnight. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

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

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 6:37 am EST on November 24, 2014


... Record rainfall at gsp Airport yesterday...

Greenville-Spartanburg international Airport recorded 2.43 inches of
rain yesterday. This exceeded the previous record for November 23 of
1.66 inches... set in 2001. Climatological data for November began
being continuously kept for the Greenville-Spartanburg area in 1889.



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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 70.1 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 3:51 PM EST

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: West at 12.5 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 69.1 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 23% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 3:58 PM EST

Temperature: 70.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: SSW at 21.0 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 3:57 PM EST

Temperature: 72.5 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: ESE at 4.2 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 3:51 PM EST

Temperature: 70.0 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: West at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 68.9 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 3:59 PM EST

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 3:20 PM EST

Temperature: 71 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: East at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 3:55 PM EST

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: SSW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 71.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 7:00 PM GST

Temperature: 70.4 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: SW at 7.0 mph Pressure: 24.58 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: SW at 15.0 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 69.7 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: ESE at 10.0 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 3:04 PM EST

Temperature: 72 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: SSW at 9 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: SSE at 5.6 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 71.2 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: SSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: NE Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 3:53 PM EST

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: ENE at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: North at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 69.2 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: SSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 3:49 PM EST

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: SW at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:00 PM EST

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 54% Wind: SSW at 3.3 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: State Park Rd, Troutman, NC

Updated: 3:55 PM EST

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: NNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.58 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 3:48 PM EST

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: SE at 11.0 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
234 PM EST Monday Nov 24 2014 


Synopsis... 
a cold front will cross the area from the west tonight. Low pressure 
will then develop off the Carolina coast and move up the Atlantic 
Seaboard tomorrow night and Wednesday. An upper level system will 
cross western North Carolina early Thursday. Dry high pressure will 
return Friday and linger into the weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through Tuesday/... 
as of 225 PM EST...regional radars show isolated showers brushing 
the lower Piedmont from southeast of Greenwood to near Chester to southeast of 
Monroe. This should be the westward extent of any additional 
activity through the afternoon...and any surface based instability ahead of 
the approaching front should be limited to a few hundred j/kg or 
less in the Piedmont through late day given the warm temperatures 
aloft. The approaching cold front was analyzed from east of 
Crossville Tennessee to west of Atlanta this afternoon. This mostly dry boundary 
should move through the mountains this evening and then slowly 
settle east of the area through the early overnight hours. Weak cold 
advection behind the front will lead to only modest cooling and mins 
at least 5 to 10 degrees above climatology. 


Additional 500 mb height falls are expected from the Southern Plains to the 
lower MS River Valley Tuesday. Middle and upper level moisture will 
fill in overhead across our region in response to the sharpening 
trough to the west and surface low pressure developing off the Florida/Georgia 
coast to the southeast. However...lower levels across our region will 
remain fairly dry as the surface to 850 mb winds remain a westerly to northwest 
downslope. Will keep maximum temperatures a shade on the cooler side of 
guidance due to the high cloudiness through Tuesday. 


&& 


Short term /Tuesday night through Thursday/... 
at 230 PM EST Monday...on Tuesday evening and upper trough will be 
located over the MS River Valley. Channeled shortwave energy will be 
crossing Georgia and the Carolinas...while a strong shortwave moves 
through the base of the trough over the western Gulf states. This 
shortwave crosses our area Wednesday morning...followed by a strong 
channeled vorticity lobe form the middle MS River Valley on Wednesday 
evening. Heights rise aloft on Thursday as the upper trough axis 
progresses off the East Coast. 


At the surface...on Tuesday evening a stationary front will be 
located over the Gulf Stream off the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas. 
A surface wave will develop along this boundary overnight... 
somewhere near the SC coast. Low level moisture will spread well 
inland as a deformation zone appears to develop northwest of the low. 
Isentropic upglide over the front does not appear to extend as far 
west as our area...limiting rainfall amounts under modest upward 
vertical motion. Module thickness values and vertical profiles support 
wither a rain or snow scenario...with rain east of the Blue 
Ridge...and snow in the mountains. Snowfall totals could approach 
advisory criteria on Tuesday night and early Wednesday in the NC 
mountains. 


Rapid drying will occur early Wednesday in the wake of the departing 
surface wave. Meanwhile...a surface wave will move southeast across 
the plains and middle MS River Valley. Moisture ahead of this feature 
will reach the NC mountains Wednesday afternoon...with vertical 
profiles and thickness supporting snow in the mountains. There 
remains some discrepancy between the models on how far south this 
moisture will extend. Although the some models show this moisture 
extending east along the Interstate 40 corridor...robust northwest 
downslope flow limits confidence on any snowfall east of the 
mountains. Moist northwest upslope flow will continue into Thursday behind 
this system. Snowfall totals with the second system are expected to 
be below advisry criteria at this time. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday night through Monday/... 
as of 215 PM Monday...the medium range looks quiet...as Canadian 
high pressure settles over the region for Friday into Saturday...under 
flattening upper flow aloft. An upper ridge then builds over the 
southeast states Sunday through Tuesday...while surface high settles just 
east of the South Atlantic coast. The result is dry weather and a 
warming trend to above normal temperatures Sunday and Monday. The 00z/24 
European model (ecmwf) has a backdoor cold front push into the NC Piedmont by midday 
Monday...while the 12/24 GFS keeps the front north of the area. I 
stayed close to the wpc guidance...which brings in some clouds and a 
small chance for precipitation Monday night. 


&& 


Aviation /20z Monday through Saturday/... 
at kclt...several rounds of showers could stream by to the southeast in the 
deep layer southwesterly flow ahead of the approaching cold front...but none 
of these showers should reach the kclt airfield. The MVFR ceilings have 
already lifted/scattered to VFR and VFR conditions should persist. 
Expect southwesterly gusts into the lower 20s to continue with mixing through 
late afternoon...with winds decoupling slightly this evening and then 
shifting to the west-northwest with frontal passage by 08z. Middle and high level clouds 
will thicken up overhead late tonight through Tuesday as a trough 
axis sharpens up to the west. 


Elsewhere...no further low cloud restrictions are expected...as 
early day boundary layer moisture has scattered out in robust southwesterly 
mixing and only limited moisture is expected with the front this 
evening. Gusts to 20 knots or better will continue until the winds 
shift westerly with frontal passage...becoming northwest at kavl by evening and then 
steadily west to northwest at the foothills overnight. Middle and high clouds 
will thicken up overhead across the region late tonight through 
Tuesday as a trough axis sharpens up to the west. 


Outlook...coastal low pressure will deepen ahead of an approaching 
trough from the west Tuesday night into Wednesday. Another upper level wave 
will cross the region Wednesday night into Thursday. Precipitation and 
associated restrictions from these features may return in the form 
of a wintry mix from kavl to khky...with mainly rain expected from 
kgsp to kclt and points south. Drier conditions will return by late 
week. 


Confidence table... 


19-01z 01-07z 07-13z 13-18z 
kclt high 92% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 91% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 91% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 91% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 91% 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...csh 
near term...hg 
short term...jat 
long term...Arkansas 
aviation...hg 



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