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Current Conditions

  • 66°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: West 6 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 64°
  • Pressure: 30.16 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 83 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 65 °
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  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 83 °
  • Low: 62 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 87 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 65 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Hickory, North Carolina

Updated: 11:04 PM EDT on January 26, 2015

  • Wednesday

    Scattered thunderstorms. High 83F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Low 64F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday

    Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 86F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday Night

    Variable clouds with showers and scattered thunderstorms. Storms more numerous during the evening. Low near 65F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday

    Scattered thunderstorms. High 83F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy skies overnight. Low 62F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High 87F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low 64F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 88F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially during the evening. Low around 65F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Rain showers in the morning with scattered thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon. High 81F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday Night

    Scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then variable clouds overnight with more showers at times. Low near 65F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with rain showers at times. High 83F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Rain showers early with overcast skies late. Low 64F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Showers early then scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 87F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms before midnight. Low near 65F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Scattered thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 66F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday

    Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 87F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Friday Night

    Scattered thunderstorms. Low 67F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: 15th Street South East, Hickory, NC

Updated: 1:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.4 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: 16th Street Northeast, Hickory, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.6 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: St. Stephens Park, Hickory, NC

Updated: 1:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Mountain View Heliport, Hickory, NC

Updated: 10:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: West at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 70 °F Graphs

Location: Hildebran's Weather Station, Hildebran, NC

Updated: 1:26 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.4 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 1:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 1:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: WR4AY, Connellys Springs, NC

Updated: 1:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.9 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 12:50 AM EDT

Temperature: 65 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 12:40 AM EDT

Temperature: 66 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NNW at 6 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Barrett Mt, Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 1:23 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.6 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC

Updated: 1:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Deer Creek, Hudson, NC

Updated: 1:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hickory, NC

Updated: 10:33 PM EDT

Temperature: 69 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: WSW at 1 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Granite Falls, NC

Updated: 3:24 AM GST

Temperature: 66.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Blue Ridge Foothills - N1PD, Newton, NC

Updated: 1:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Balls Creek-Ramsey, Claremont, NC

Updated: 1:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.3 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Maiden, Maiden, NC

Updated: 1:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Murrays Mill Road, Catawba, NC

Updated: 1:18 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Princeton Forest Drive, Township Of Taylorsville, NC

Updated: 1:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Catawba, NC, Catawba, NC

Updated: 1:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: RAWS, Hiddenite, NC

Updated: 12:04 AM EDT

Temperature: 66 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SSW at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: BurkeWeather.com, Valdese, NC

Updated: 1:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.1 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: STM-Whitnel, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 1:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Highland Ave, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 1:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Blue Creek Rd, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 1:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.7 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: West at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 12:35 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.1 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at 1.3 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lincolnton, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 10:41 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.6 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.33 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Marydel, Maiden, NC

Updated: 1:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Burkemont, Morganton, NC

Updated: 1:27 AM EDT

Temperature: 64.8 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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

Updated: 1:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.1 °F Dew Point: 64 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Sherrills Ford, NC, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 1:15 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 1:19 AM EDT

Temperature: 65.5 °F Dew Point: 65 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Patterson, Lenoir, NC

Updated: 1:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Sherwood Shores, Sherrills Ford, NC

Updated: 1:28 AM EDT

Temperature: 66.7 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Western Wilkes County, Moravian Falls, NC

Updated: 1:14 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.4 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
1000 PM EDT Tuesday may 26 2015 


Synopsis... 
a Bermuda high pattern will persist across the southeast states 
through the end of the week. This will produce a moist southerly 
flow with increased chances for widespread showers and thunderstorms 
each day. 


&& 


Near term /through Wednesday/... 
945 PM update...convective line has become somewhat 
disorganized...now effectively being discrete cells lined up along 
the leading edge of a cold pool. If nothing else it looks like the 
structure will hold up enough to bring isolated downpours to most of 
the yet untouched part of the County warning forecast area over the next couple of 
hours...including the Charlotte metropolitan. Gusts have become weaker and 
less widespread. 00z radiosonde observation from Atlanta was taken in the wake of the 
line and reflected a stable airmass. Latest rap forecasts suggest little 
to no rebound will be seen overnight despite moist advection in the 
continuing southerly flow. So new probability of precipitation reflect the departure of the 
present round of convection later in the evening and just chance 
probability of precipitation for the area after midnight. We will still see the upper 
dynamic features move across potentially kicking off shower 
activity...but high impact storms will likely be history. 


As of 230 PM EDT...deep southwest flow has set up over the forecast 
area between offshore high pressure and a low pressure system 
lifting NE from the plains. Precipitable water values continue to 
increase and will maximize at nearly 1.75 inches over The Heart of 
the area tonight. Meanwhile...several consecutive runs of the hrrr 
have been quite accurate in handling the widespread convection 
developing over western Georgia this afternoon as an outflow boundary from earlier 
deep south convection works east. The hrrr shows this activity 
moving toward the upper Savannah River region around 22z and then 
across the upstate and western NC through the evening hours and early 
overnight. This is consistent with the expected arrival of upper 
divergence over the southern Appalachians this evening...along with 
a weak 500 mb voriticity lobe. Instability will be marginal in most 
areas...but a lobe of briefly enhanced low level bulk shear...and 
any outflow push with the arrival of the convection...could produce 
marginally severe winds into far SW sections this evening with any 
strong thunderstorms and rain. The activity should wane overnight with just lingering 
scattered showers expected. Anticipate another night of very warm 
min temperatures as a blanket of low clouds forms in the moist boundary 
layer. 


Although the 500 mb pattern will flatten out somewhat through 
Wednesday...additional weak shortwaves will move over the area in the 
broad SW flow aloft...with deep moisture persisting. Heating will 
get off to a slow start again on Wednesday with the abundant morning 
clouds...but SBCAPE values should rise to 1500 j/kg or better by Wednesday 
afternoon with any breaks given the elevated dewpoints. Anticipate high 
scattered to low likely rain showers/thunderstorms and rain coverage in the moist airmass on 
Wednesday afternoon...but low level convergence will lead to the best coverage 
over the NC mountains temperatures will struggle through the 70s again to maximum 
out near 80 east of the mountains...lower 80s in the Piedmont. 


&& 


Short term /Wednesday night through Friday/... 
at 200 PM EDT Tuesday...on Wednesday evening high pressure will be 
centered off the East Coast...while weak upper troughing will be 
over the western USA...and a shortwave moves across the Great Lakes 
and Ohio River valley. The shortwave moves off the New England coast 
on Thursday...followed by rising heights aloft into Friday. 


At the surface...Atlantic high pressure maintains a foothold over 
the Carolinas and Georgia from Wednesday evening into Friday...while low 
level moisture remains banked up against the southern Appalachians. 
Instability is expected to be somewhat limited under the upper 
ridge. With a lack of isentropic upglide...and only modest low level 
upslope flow...precipitation should be rather modest...and greatest 
near the Blue Ridge. Temperatures will exhibit a reduced diurnal 
trend due to cloud cover and moisture. 


&& 


Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/... 
at 200 PM EDT Tuesday...on Saturday morning...high pressure will be 
centered southeast of New England and Atlantic Canada...while upper 
troughing will extend from Hudson Bay to the southern US plains. The 
upper high will very slowly breaks down....while the upper trough 
slowly progresses...such that by Tuesday the upper trough crosses 
the MS River Valley. 


At the surface...on Saturday high pressure will extend from the 
western Atlantic tot he southern Appalachians....while modest Gulf 
inflow exists over the Gulf states...and a cold front crosses the 
Great Lakes...middle MS River Valley...and Southern Plains. High 
pressure starts to weaken over the Carolinas and Georgia on Sunday... 
while the approaching front stretches from New England to the Ohio 
River valley. The eastern portion of the front stalls to our north on 
Monday...while the southern portion moves into the lower MS River 
Valley. Moist inflow from the Atlantic improves ahead of this front. 
On Tuesday the front stalls to our north and west. 


With heights falling aloft...and instability and moisture 
increasing...convective chances should improve with time. Moist 
inflow never really gets robust...so precipitation is not expected 
to be excessive on a grand scale. Temperatures will run within a few 
degrees of normal. 


&& 


Aviation /02z Wednesday through Sunday/... 
at kclt...thunderstorms and rain moving through northwest SC and SW NC at 00z are expected to 
hold together in some form and affect the field late in the evening. 
It is not out of the question earlier thunderstorms and rain will affect the 
field...so will need to closely monitor conditions. The storms are 
entering a less unstable airmass so they are not expected to be as 
strong when they arrive. Additional development is possible after 
midnight as upper shortwaves or mesoscale convective vortex/S drift overhead. Though lamp 
ceilings have not verified well lately...tonight rainfall will have 
introduced low level moisture which was not there previously. So its 
IFR forecast has been favored for the morning. Precipitation chances are low in 
the morning...enough so they have been omitted. Diurnal convection 
is expected to return Wednesday afternoon...though coverage is expected to 
remain scattered at best. 


Elsewhere...intense linear convection will cross the upstate sites 
and kavl not long after the start of the period. Brief IFR to LIFR 
visibility and strong southwesterly wind gusts expected with the arrival of the 
line. Expect light rain with occasional rumbles of thunder through the 
remainder of the evening. Later tonight precipitation chances become low 
enough to omit...though remain nonzero. IFR ceilings are expected to 
develop at all sites an hour or two before daybreak. This deck will 
slowly lift through the morning back to VFR by midday. Destabilization may 
be delayed by the low clouds...but late in the day prob30 chances 
return around the region. 


Outlook...moist SW flow will continue to affect the terminal 
forecast area right through the upcoming weekend...as a cold front 
lays over to the north of the area. Expect morning stratus to result 
each day...with continued better than climatological chances of 
afternoon/evening rain showers/thunderstorms and rain each day. 


Confidence table... 


02-08z 08-14z 14-20z 20-00z 
kclt high 95% high 84% medium 77% high 100% 
kgsp high 90% medium 60% medium 77% high 100% 
kavl high 81% medium 69% medium 74% medium 70% 
khky high 98% low 58% medium 76% high 100% 
kgmu high 90% medium 75% medium 77% high 100% 
kand medium 76% low 45% high 83% 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/Wimberley 
short term...jat 
long term...jat 
aviation...Wimberley 






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