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Current Conditions

  • 83°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Variable 4 mph
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 64°
  • Pressure: 29.95 in. -
  • Heat Index: 84

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 5:00 PM EDT on July 25, 2014

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 86F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the East in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 90F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 64F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Low of 61F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. 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 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Local Storm Report 



07/24/2014 0600 PM

6 miles W of Maiden, Catawba County.

Thunderstorm wind damage, reported by broadcast media.


            Trees and power lines down on Blackburn Ridge Rd in the
            Blackburn area.




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: KG4YVW Long View Township, Hickory, NC

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 89.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: SE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 12:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.7 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: SE at 5.4 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: WNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 91 °F Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 4:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 88.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 95 °F Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.1 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: East at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 94 °F Graphs

Location: Riverbend Park, Conover, NC

Updated: 4:33 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.1 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 3:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 82 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: South at 2 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.7 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: South at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.4 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 87 °F Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 6:30 PM GST

Temperature: 83.6 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 31.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.3 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: SE at 1.2 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 81.3 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NNE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:04 PM EDT

Temperature: 82 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: SSE at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.3 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: South at 5.1 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 92 °F Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.3 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 89.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: SSW at 2.8 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 85 °F Graphs

Location: Lenoir, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 4:30 PM EDT

Temperature: 84.9 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 87.1 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 85.1 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: SSE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 89 °F Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 4:30 PM EDT

Temperature: 92.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 86.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 90 °F Graphs

Location: State Park Rd, Troutman, NC

Updated: 4:30 PM EDT

Temperature: 83.7 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: North at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 88 °F Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 4:31 PM EDT

Temperature: 80.9 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: East at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
215 PM EDT Friday Jul 25 2014 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will remain across the area through the weekend. 
Another cold front is expected to reach the area from the northwest 
by early Monday. High pressure will regain control on Tuesday... 
lasting through at least mid-week. 


&& 


Near term /through Saturday/... 
the afternoon cumulus field is looking a little less agitated than it did 
even a couple of hours ago. Nevertheless...it is quite extensive 
across the area...and the current vertical development along the 
Blue Ridge still holds out some potential for isolated/widely 
scattered deep convection to develop this afternoon...and slight/low 
chance probability of precipitation will be maintained there. Meanwhile...deep convection is 
firing just south of the area in the vicinity of the frontal 
boundary. Outflow emanating from this activity could still cause a 
few cells to develop across our lower Piedmont areas this 
afternoon... so a stripe of slight chance will be maintained across 
our southern border as well. 


Otherwise...convection should diminish fairly quickly this evening. 
Low level moisture remains sufficient for development of valley fog 
and low stratus late tonight/early Saturday. There could be another 
round of low stratus outside the mountains...although veering low level 
flow makes that less of possibility Sat morning. Min temperatures should 
settle very close to climatology. 


Saturday...forecast soundings are capped under the influence of 
rising heights aloft...as ridge axis associated with the 
sub-tropical high over the Great Plains noses its way toward the 
southeast coast. As a result...there is little to no model quantitative precipitation forecast 
response across the area Saturday afternoon...and a dry forecast 
will be maintained as inherited. Otherwise...temperatures will warm 
noticeably from today/S readings...with maxes expected to reach the 
lower 90s is most locations east of the mountains...and middle/upper 80s 
expected in the mountain valleys. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday night through Monday/... 
as of 100 PM Friday...broadly cyclonic upper level flow will continue 
across the eastern half of the Continental U.S. Saturday night and Sunday...before 
beginning to amplify Monday as a potent shortwave moves through the 
Great Lakes. A cold front accompanying the trough will move through the 
Ohio Valley Sunday...with most guidance indicating a passage across the 
southern Appalachians early Monday...but still in place to affect the 
Piedmont that afternoon. 


Saturday night should be quiet within our County warning forecast area...and Sunday should 
start off quiet. Various guidance sources continue to show notable 
differences in quantitative precipitation forecast response to diurnal destabilization. GFS is 
essentially the driest model...with a warm layer aloft capping off 
convection. Opnl NAM also indicates some degree of capping though it 
weakens late in the day...particularly over the mountains sref members 
are fairly evenly spread between strong capping and free convection. 
Lapse rates above the warm layer are decent...which in conjunction 
with surface temperatures/dewpoints slightly above normal means uncapped parcels 
will be somewhat more unstable than usual. This would be concurrent 
with strengthening upper flow ahead of the digging trough...so if the 
timing is right there could be a severe threat. This becomes more of 
a concern overnight in the mountains where some forecast soundings are 
uncapped for near-surface parcels as shear rises to 40-50 knots. Storm Prediction Center has 
already included a portion of our mountains in a slight risk on the day 3 
outlook valid through 12z Monday...with most of the rest of the County warning forecast area within 
the 5 percent contour. Regardless of any convection...winds will 
begin to become rather gusty in the higher elevations Sunday night. 
This will continue Monday even Post-fropa. 


Cooler and drier air are prognosticated to begin filtering into the mountains by 
midday Monday...and through the Piedmont by 00z Tuesday in the wake of the 
front. There still appears to be time for destabilization ahead of 
the wind shift line so frontal enhancement to thunderstorm chances appears 
likely at least along and south of I-85 if not up into the foothills. 
Hodographs in this area will be rather long with 500 mb flow nearing 50 
knots indicating a supercell risk in our area. Storm Prediction Center is currently 
highlighting areas of eastern NC/Virginia on the day 4 graphic but the risks 
they describe appear to be present in our eastern/southeastern zones as well. 
Monday afternoon maximum temperatures in the mountains reflect the cool airmass that will 
remain over the region through most of next week...being 2 or 3 
categories below normal. The Piedmont appears to still be capable of 
maxes near normal. 


&& 


Long term /Monday night through Friday/... 
as of 2 PM EDT Friday...the medium range forecast picks up at 00z on 
Tuesday with a significant upper trough digging down over the eastern 
Continental U.S. While an equally steep upper ridge is in place over the west. 
No major pattern changes are expected as this trough will remain 
largely in place through day 7 with some deamplification likely on days 
6 and 7. 


At the surface...a fairly strong warm season cold front will be moving 
through the forecast area late Monday/early Tuesday with considerably cooler and 
drier air spreading over the Carolinas on Tuesday. Behind the departing 
front Canadian high pressure will keep northerly flow over the area through 
Wednesday as it gradually slides southeastward. By Thursday...boundary layer flow 
should be pretty weak and possibly become vrb for most of the 
day/evening. On Friday...the long range models veer the low level flow 
more from the east to NE and move a large plume of deeper layer 
moisture over the County warning forecast area from the south. This will provide our best 
opportunity for widespread showers and ts in the medium range. 
Otherwise...I expect dry conditions with unseasonably cool temperatures 
through day 7. 


&& 


Aviation /18z Friday through Wednesday/... 
at kclt and elsewhere (except kavl)...a rather extensive MVFR/low 
VFR cumulus field has developed across the area this afternoon...and many 
locations will see periods of broken clouds in the 025-035 range...especially 
through 20 or 21z. A few showers/storms may develop across the 
mountains...and farther south nearer the South Carolina midlands...but 
convection should stay away from the terminals. Winds this afternoon 
will likely vary from east/NE to E/se...but speeds should remain less 
than 5 kts. With low level moisture remaining in abundance...there 
is a chance for br and possibly a return of low stratus toward 
daybreak Saturday. However...with low level flow expected to veer 
toward the SW...the probability of low clouds developing appears 
quite a bit lower than what was seen this morning...so VFR sky 
conditions will be maintained. 


At kavl...cannot rule out a shower or thunderstorm passing near the 
terminal this afternoon...but coverage should be too limited to 
warrant a thunderstorms in the vicinity/vcsh mention. Otherwise...periods of low VFR ceilings can 
be expected through the afternoon. Plentiful low level moisture 
means fog and perhaps low stratus are a good bet tonight...and have 
started things off with a 3sm/sct004 mention after 06z. 


Outlook...generally VFR through Sunday morning...except for possibly 
morning Mountain Valley fog. Scattered thunderstorms may return to the forecast 
area for Sunday afternoon through Monday...as another cold front 
approaches and then moves through the area by Monday night. VFR 
conditions will then linger through mid-week. 


Confidence table... 


18-24z 00-06z 06-12z 12-18z 
kclt medium 72% high 86% high 86% high 84% 
kgsp medium 65% high 84% high 90% high 91% 
kavl medium 68% medium 66% medium 66% high 81% 
khky medium 67% high 87% medium 79% medium 72% 
kgmu high 85% high 94% high 93% high 98% 
kand high 100% high 100% high 96% high 98% 


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...jdl 
near term...jdl 
short term...Wimberley 
long term...jpt 
aviation...jdl 










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