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Current Conditions

  • 64°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: NNE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 61°
  • Pressure: 30.01 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 PM EDT on October 01, 2014

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 73F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with thunderstorms, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West after midnight. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.3 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 2:21 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.6 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 2:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.2 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 2:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.1 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 2:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 2:13 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 2:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 2:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.2 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 4:20 AM GST

Temperature: 61.6 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 27.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 2:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 2:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.2 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 2:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 60 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 2:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: NE Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:10 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 2:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.4 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: East at 1.1 mph Pressure: 28.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 2:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 60.8 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 2:22 AM EDT

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 61 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 2:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 2:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 2:01 AM EDT

Temperature: 62.7 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: State Park Rd, Troutman, NC

Updated: 2:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 59.9 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 2:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph 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 
149 am EDT Thursday Oct 2 2014 


Synopsis... 
drier high pressure will linger over the region through Thursday. A 
strong cold front will then approach the Carolinas from the 
northwest on Friday and move offshore by early Saturday. In the 
fronts wake...a cool and dry airmass will move back over the 
region and remain in place over the weekend. Another cold front will 
approach the southern appalachian region from the northwest early 
next week. 


&& 


Near term /through today/... 
as of 130 am...some fog developing across the Piedmont...with more 
fog developing in earnest in the mountain valleys. Expect most of the fog 
outside the mountains to remain light...while the fog should be locally 
dense in the mountain valleys. The fog should remain until an hour or so 
after daybreak. Temperatures look OK. 


Previous discussion... 
the evening gso radiosonde observation shows a strong temperature inversion around 700 
mb...and weak upglide under this level has produced some high based 
stratocumulus around the region. This area of moisture and weak lift 
will gradually move eastward overnight. The operational NAM and latest 
sref mean produce some spotty light quantitative precipitation forecast overnight across the 
region...but this is not supported by the dry sub cloud layer and 
the official forecast will remain dry. Once the clouds thin from the 
west...patchy dense Mountain Valley fog and light foothill fog will 
be possible overnight through daybreak. 


Otherwise...an upper ridge will build over the southeast U.S. 
Through Thursday. At the surface...high pressure will continue to ridge 
south into the region. The middle level inversion will be maintained 
through the period. Quiet/dry weather is thus expected to continue 
through Thursday...with maximum temperatures remaining above climatology. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Saturday/... 
as of 215 PM Wednesday...models still in good agreement on timing a 
cold front through the County warning forecast area on Friday. It looks like there will be only 
a brief period of moist southwesterly 850 mb flow ahead of the front Thursday 
night through Friday midday. So I have probability of precipitation slowly ramping up in the 
western zones (esp the SW-upslope areas)...while the rest of the 
area should be relatively dry overnight. Low temperatures Thursday night will 
remain elevated above normal within the return flow and cloud cover. 


During the day on Friday...a pre-frontal band of showers and perhaps a 
few thunderstorms should cross the County warning forecast area from west to east. As usual with these 
type of events...the line may slow down as it crosses the mountains 
guidance has trended a tad slower with the timing as well. I will 
continue the high-end likely east to categorical west for 
Friday...with likely pop lingering in the eastern zones Friday 
evening. Quantitative precipitation forecast will be modest due to the fast-moving nature of the 
convection...generally 0.5 to 1.0". As for severe 
potential...guidance hasn/T trended any more unstable with the 
line...with really only 500-1000 j/kg of SBCAPE...highest along I-85 
corridor. Confidence on anything more than an isolated wind event here 
and there is still low...so will continue to leave mention out of 
the severe weather potential statement. Temperatures will remain at or below normal on Friday...assuming 
clouds/precipitation move in during the day. 


Decent 850 mb cold air advection is expected behind the front overnight Friday 
night through Saturday. This should cut off shower activity...save for a 
lingering slight chance northwesterly upslope shower threat. Clouds should clear out 
for the most part...but temperatures will be about 8-10 degree below 
normal...with a light northwesterly breeze. It will definitely feel like fall. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
as of 155 PM Wednesday afternoon...the medium range forecast picks up at 
00z on Sunday with a negatively tilted...steep upper trough to our 
north and broad upper ridging building over the West Coast. Over the 
next day or so...the trough axis lifts NE of the region. For the next 
few days...the models continue to indicate that we will remain under 
broad upper troffing with some deamplification expected by new day 7 
on Wednesday. The European model (ecmwf) continues to reamplify the trough more than the GFS 
on Monday and Tuesday...yet it does increase heights by the very end of 
the medium range much like the GFS. The GFS continues to develop a 
large closed 500 mb low over Ontario early in the period and maintains a 
longer wavelength trough through Tuesday. 


At the surface...cool and dry high pressure will be in place over the 
region on sun and then shift eastward on Monday and Tuesday. This puts the 
forecast area back under light southerly flow for the rest of the medium 
range. The models continue to develop some sort of large surface low 
north of the Great Lakes early next week and move a couple of weak 
fronts over our area. The models are now suggesting that more 
moisture could be associated with the fropa(s) and more quantitative precipitation forecast is 
possible...however I dont think the current guidance warrants any 
probability of precipitation more than slight chance with some isolated solid chance probability of precipitation 
over the higher terrain for Tuesday afternoon/evening. 
Otherwise...temperatures will start out well below normal for early Oct and 
steadily warm through the period with highs approaching 80 over the 
lower elevations by day 7. 


&& 


Aviation /06z Thursday through Monday/... 
at kclt...scattered VFR stratocumulus expected for much of the early 
morning hours as very weak upglide develops under a middle level 
inversion. As expected...fog was developing in the outlying areas 
which had reduced the visibility to MVFR/IFR...and expect the fog to 
expand over the Piedmont as it did last night. Similar to last 
night...the restriction should ring kclt...but the fog will have a 
difficult time developing at the air field. Have included a tempo 
for MVFR based on the lamp guidance...but confidence is only 
moderate. Otherwise...expect scattered clouds to remain through Thursday 
with a continued very light srly flow through the end period. 


Elsewhere...the big problem will be Mountain Valley fog at 
kavl...which was already LIFR at issuance time. Expect some 
variability to the fog restriction through daybreak...but generally 
LIFR/vlifr. Other taf sites may see a period of MVFR visibility and 
that was included. The fog should lift and burn off by 13z to 14z. 
Otherwise...sct/few high based stratocu again Thursday with a light 
wind from the S to SW. Any cloud up will remain west of the NC mountains 
through the end of the taf period. 


Outlook...a cold front will move across the area on Friday which will 
trigger showers and thunderstorms...with associated restrictions 
possible. Behind the front Friday night...clearing will occur with an 
extended period of VFR weather anticipated through early next week. 


Confidence table... 


05-11z 11-17z 17-23z 23-05z 
kclt high 100% high 94% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 97% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 81% high 85% high 100% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 97% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 94% 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...jpt 
near term...hg/PM 
short term...Arkansas 
long term...jpt 
aviation...PM 












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