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Current Conditions

  • 44°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: South 7 mph
  • Humidity: 42%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 22°
  • Pressure: 30.04 in. -
  • Heat Index: 40

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 4:00 PM EST on January 29, 2015

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 21F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 54F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 46F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 45F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 37F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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 Local Storm Report 



01/29/2015 0210 PM

Terrell, Catawba County.

Sleet e0.0 inch, reported by public.


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Personal Weather Stations

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:32 PM EST

Temperature: 39.8 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:31 PM EST

Temperature: 40.3 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:28 PM EST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:32 PM EST

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 20% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 9:28 PM EST

Temperature: 44.0 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: SSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:24 PM EST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: North at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:30 PM EST

Temperature: 35.8 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 9:32 PM EST

Temperature: 43.4 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Conover NC US, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 8:58 PM EST

Temperature: 35 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 9:28 PM EST

Temperature: 35.4 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:40 PM EST

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SE at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 9:28 PM EST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 9:32 PM EST

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 8:25 PM EST

Temperature: 35.7 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Vale NC US, Hickory, NC

Updated: 9:04 PM EST

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 12:30 AM GST

Temperature: 37.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 27.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 9:30 PM EST

Temperature: 41.1 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 9:32 PM EST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: SE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Maiden, Maiden, NC

Updated: 9:32 PM EST

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:04 PM EST

Temperature: 42 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: SW at 5 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Valdese NC US, Drexel, NC

Updated: 8:48 PM EST

Temperature: 44 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: South at 4 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 9:32 PM EST

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:32 PM EST

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:32 PM EST

Temperature: 40.1 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 27.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Creek Rd, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 9:18 PM EST

Temperature: 38.7 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:33 PM EST

Temperature: 34.3 °F Dew Point: -16 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: North Hills, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 9:27 PM EST

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:32 PM EST

Temperature: 44.5 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Morganton NC US, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:00 PM EST

Temperature: 43 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: NW at 3 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Burkemont, Morganton, NC

Updated: 9:32 PM EST

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:20 PM EST

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 9:30 PM EST

Temperature: 39.0 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: South at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 9:29 PM EST

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 9:25 PM EST

Temperature: 40.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: SE at 13.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
651 PM EST Thursday Jan 29 2015 


Synopsis... 
in the wake of a cold frontal passage...high pressure will build 
into the region later on Friday. The high will linger over the area 
into Sunday before moisture returns out ahead of a developing 
low pressure system. Dry Canadian high moves back into the area by 
Tuesday. 


&& 


Near term /through Friday/... 
as of 645 PM...forecast looks on track. Only made minor tweaks to the 
sky grids to line up with latest Sat imagery and metars. 


As of 430 PM...tweaked probability of precipitation to remove mention for the rest of the 
afternoon...as radar shows band of showers exiting to the east...with no 
returns seen upstream at this time. A second shortwave and accompanying cold 
front will cross the area tonight...bringing a return of showers along 
the Tennessee border...as winds turn out of the northwest and increase. The rest 
of the forecast looks on track. 


As of 230 PM EST Thursday...this afternoon and evening...a rather 
fast moving light band of precipitation associated with an upper wave was 
moving eastward across the NC Piedmont and upstate SC. There have 
been numerous reports of a mix of rain and sleet as this band moved 
across the NC mountains/valleys and into the Piedmont due to wet-bulb 
cooling effect. Hence...have carried a chance of rain and sleet 
across the Piedmont where the band was pushing eastward. As this 
feature pushes off to the east...there will be a lull in precipitation 
through this evening. 


Tonight and tomorrow...another round of precipitation is expected mainly 
across the NC mountains zones as an upper level trough axis associated 
with a surface cold front pushes through the region. As overnight 
temperatures plummet well below freezing...snow should be a dominant 
p-type. Latest mesoscale-scale models agree that the best chance of northwest 
snow will occur between 3z-12z when the best upper forcing...moist 
low level layer (surface to 700mb) will be present within strong cold air advection northwest 
upslope flow regime. Therefore...using a blend of campop and other 
guidance...categorical probability of precipitation were mentioned along the Tennessee line with 
sold chance to likely probability of precipitation elsewhere in the mtns/valleys. 
However...given relatively short duration of snow and less favoring 
850 mb west-southwesterly winds...total snow accums will be less than 2 inches which 
is below the advisory criteria. So no west-southwest will be issued at this 
time. Strong cold air advection northwesterly winds will develop by late tonight and 
continue through tomorrow afternoon as a tight surface pressure 
gradient sets up. Will issue a Wind Advisory across the northern NC 
mountains tonight into tomorrow afternoon where gusty northwest winds of 
45-50mph will occur. Conditions should dry out along the Tennessee line 
toward Friday midday as dry high pressure builds in from the northwest. 
Elsewhere will see continued dry weather. Temperatures overnight will be 
around near climatology for most locations. Daytime temperatures on Friday will stay 
5-7 degrees below normal over the mountains/valleys with 2-3 degrees 
below normal elsewhere. 


&& 


Short term /Friday night through Sunday/... 
as of 230 PM Thursday...forecast trends improving for the weekend 
weather. Short range models agree that the center of a Canadian high 
pressure will approach the region early Saturday...with the center 
passing over the southern Appalachians Saturday afternoon and 
evening. A blend of MOS guidance favors temperatures 5 to 7 degrees 
below normal for Saturday. Afternoon relative humidity values are forecast to range 
from the middle 20s to lower 30s. 


On Sunday...models have trended significantly slower with arrival of 
deep moisture and forcing...now arriving during the late afternoon. 
NAM...GFS...and European model (ecmwf) indicate that greatest potential for the onset 
of measurable precipitation will occur between 18z to 0z. Temperatures 
across the mountains are forecast to range generally in the middle 30s to 
low 40s. I will indicate in the forecast that precipitation will fall as 
rain with high elevation snow...little to no accumulate before 0z Monday. 
Sun highs will likely range from low to middle 40s across the mountains to 
around 50 east of I-85. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
as of 255 PM Thursday...good agreement in the overall patter for the 
medium range...but considerable disagreement remains in the details 
and expected sensible weather. A northern stream short wave crosses the area 
Monday with a flat trough in place on Tuesday. An upper low that starts 
the period over the Baja California peninsula opens up and moves east into the 
area Wednesday or Wednesday night with some degree of phasing with a northern stream 
short wave dropping into the trough at that same time. The wave then 
moves east of the area Thursday. 


At the surface...precipitation will likely be ongoing at the start of the 
period in the moist southerly flow ahead of a low pressure system moving 
NE to the west of the Appalachians. The low then slides east near 
the Virginia/NC border and drags a cold front across the area. This will 
keep the area outside of the mountains too warm for anything but rain. 
However...temperatures will be cold enough for snow to develop across the 
high elevations...then fall to the valley floors toward daybreak 
Monday. Precipitation ends as a brief northwest flow snow Monday afternoon. Quantitative precipitation forecast amounts 
will be high enough for a high end advisory across the higher 
elevations and a low end advisory in the valleys from Haywood north. 
However...the temperatures remaining question as the cooling could be 
delayed depending on the movement and speed of the low and 
associated cold front. Cold and dry high pressure builds in Monday night 
and Tuesday. Temperatures Monday night above normal with below normal temperatures through 
Tuesday. 


The next weather system moves in during the Wednesday time frame. The European model (ecmwf) is 
faster and has a more coherent Miller a type Gulf low...while the 
GFS is slower and has more of an elongated frontal zone crossing the 
area with a low in Quebec and a weaker Miller a farther south in the 
Gulf. Have used a model blend for timing. If the precipitation moved in 
fast enough and out slow enough...then there could be some snow outside 
of the mountains at onset and before dissipation. However...this remains 
highly uncertain. It is also questionable how much snow would fall 
across the high elevations of the mountains...right now it looks sub- 
advisory. Dry conditions expected outside of the mountains Thursday as high 
pressure builds in. Temperatures remain below normal from Tuesday night through 
Thursday. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Friday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...a fairly dry cold front will cross the area before 
daybreak Friday. Periods of generally middle cloud ceilings will continue 
overnight...with forecast soundings showing some moisture around 4000-5000 
feet. Not expecting anything below VFR. The bl is very dry...so no fog 
is expected. The winds will start out SW generally 6-8 kts...then 
shift to northwest 6-8 kts behind the front around 08z. Then once deeper 
mixing develops...expect gusty northwest winds around 10-15 kts...with 
gusts 20-25 kts from late morning through the afternoon hours. 


Elsewhere...VFR through the period except at kavl...where MVFR 
clouds are expected to spread in from the north tonight behind the 
passage of a cold front. Otherwise...generally broken-overcast middle cloud 
deck...with SW winds through this evening across the region. Winds will 
veer to northwest overnight...as a surface cold front pushes through the 
area. Precipitation chances are too low to mention in any of the tafs. 
Tight pressure gradient behind the front will result in gusty northwest 
winds across much of the region by Friday morning. As usual...strongest 
at kavl...and weakest across the upstate. 


Outlook...a pair of clipper systems will bring chances for rain or 
snow showers to the NC mountains Friday. Most of these showers will remain 
west and north of kavl...but brief periods of restrictions cannot be 
ruled out. Otherwise...mainly VFR conditions are expected across the 
area until moisture begins to return Sunday. Drying is expected on 
Monday. 


Confidence table... 


00-06z 06-12z 12-18z 18-00z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 99% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 89% high 100% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 99% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 100% high 99% 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...Wind Advisory from midnight tonight to midnight EST Friday 
night for ncz033-049-050. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...csh 
near term...Ark/joh 
short term...Ned 
long term...rwh 
aviation...Arkansas 



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