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Current Conditions

  • 51°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ENE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 42°
  • Pressure: 29.94 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Rain
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Rain
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Shelby, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on October 31, 2014

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 32F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 48F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then clear. Low of 28F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 64F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 11:57 AM EDT

Temperature: 52.7 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 11:58 AM EDT

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cross Creek, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 12:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 11:56 AM EDT

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: ESE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Lawndale, NC

Updated: 12:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: NE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 12:09 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: EARL, Earl, NC

Updated: 12:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.1 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 53.1 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: ENE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Hills of Cliffside, Cliffside, NC

Updated: 12:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 55.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 11:41 AM EDT

Temperature: 52.5 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Carpenter Rd., Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 12:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 55.0 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 24% Wind: NE at 4.5 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Forest City-Dunbar Elementary, Forest City, NC

Updated: 12:04 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.8 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 11:31 AM EDT

Temperature: 54 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 12:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 55.1 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Vale NC US, Hickory, NC

Updated: 11:33 AM EDT

Temperature: 51 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: NE at 2 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 12:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 52.9 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: NW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Thickety Mtn., Gaffney, SC

Updated: 12:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 12:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.5 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: East at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 12:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 20% Wind: SSE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Grandview Peaks, Nebo, NC

Updated: 12:05 PM EDT

Temperature: 54.7 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: South at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Ragan Woods, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 12:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 11:59 AM EDT

Temperature: 55.7 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 12:10 PM EDT

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: NE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 11:55 AM EDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: SSE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
1056 am EDT Friday Oct 31 2014 


Synopsis... 
moisture will increase today out ahead of an approaching cold 
front. This front...and a strong middle level area of low pressure is 
forecast to track across the region tonight into Saturday. A 
strong surface low pressure system will develop offshore on 
Saturday...then track quickly north by Saturday night. Circulation 
around the coastal low will bring a cold Canadian air mass to the 
region through Monday. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 1030 am...water vapor imagery shows a lead shortwave diving 
into the trough axis along the Appalachians late this morning. The 
main player at 500 mb is digging into in/IL. The forecast is on 
track for today...except that Western Mountain probability of precipitation for light rain 
showers will be increased along the Tennessee border through midday with 
the early upper waves. 


Otherwise...the strongly dynamic upper low will drop down across the 
western Carolinas tonight to a position over the western upstate at 
daybreak on Saturday. This compact system should have all manner of 
low/mid/upper forcing that comes into play this evening and 
overnight. Moisture should also be fairly deep...so the pop ramps up 
to categorical over the mountains this evening...and into the likely 
range across most of the foothills and western Piedmont...and eventually 
categorical over the western Piedmont...where forcing is maximized on 
the north side of the upper low. Precipitation was limited to the chance range 
over the western upstate and NE Georgia as some downslope flow may 
inhibit precipitation development. 


The distribution of partial thickness accompanying the upper low 
will be decidedly winter-like. Strong cold advection this evening 
should allow precipitation to change over from rain to snow from ridgetops 
down to the valleys across the NC mountains by the early morning hours. 
East of the mountains...the latest GFS suggests a slight upward trend in 
temperature and dewpt by daybreak Saturday perhaps because the operational 
model was wetter...which was generally followed. That should bump 
the surface wet bulb temperatures up a bit more...meaning less of a chance of 
seeing any snow east of the foothills through 12z Saturday. Will give a 
nod to the cooler NAM BUFKIT profiles that suggest a possibility of 
a wet snowshower around daybreak over the NC foothills and western 
Piedmont...but this might not yet make the cut and appear in the 
forecast. Snow still looks like a good bet over the mountains mainly near the 
Tennessee border...with upwards of 2-4 inches possible by sunrise. Some of 
the snow may wrap around into the upper Savannah River basin and NE 
Georgia around sunrise. However...those locations have the lowest 
probability of any precipitation reaching the ground...at the low end of 
the chance range. An advisory will not be issued yet for the rest of 
the southern mountains of NC and NE Georgia...instead will take a look at 
the morning model runs for more guidance and confidence. 


Freeze warnings remain out for tonight with the mountain growing season 
ending tomorrow. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday through Sunday night/... 
as of 320 am EDT Friday...the latest 00z short range models 
continue to indicate that an anomalous upper low just south of our 
County Warning Area 12z Sat will move off the southeast coast between 21z Sat and 00z sun 
with an unseasonably cold airmass filtering in behind the low in 
its wake. Models have trended a bit wetter...especially east of 
the mountains on early Sat as better deformation zone over the northern 
periphery of the upper low sets up over the western Carolinas 
Piedmont. However...latest model temperatures out side of the mountains appear 
a bit warmer than the previous model runs. Hence...have updated weather 
grids to highlight more of liquid precipitation over the Piedmont. Still 
with colder temperatures over the mountains...expect heavy snow accums to 
occur through early sun mainly along the Tennessee border. Total snowfall 
from this event will range from 8" over the northern NC mountains to 
12" over the smokies. Elsewhere over the NC mountains will see between 
1 and 2 inches of snow. Hence...will continue to highlight a 
Winter Storm Warning over the Tennessee border counties and a Winter 
Weather Advisory over Buncombe...northern half of Jackson...and 
Graham counties. 


Gusty northwest winds of 20-40 miles per hour will develop on Sat in light of 
tightening surface pressure gradient between a developing surface 
low off the southeast coast and strong high pressure to our west. 
As the upper low moves off to the east...probability of precipitation taper off from west to 
east through Sat evening. Temperatures on Sat will remain well below 
normal (around 15-20 below normal). Sun looks mostly dry as the 
Canadian high settles over the region. Northwest snow over the NC mountains will 
taper off by early sun as dry airmass moves in. Morning low temperatures on 
Sunday will be quite cold...ranging from low to middle 30s over the 
Piedmont to 20s in the mtns/valleys. With the presence of decent northwest 
cold air advection winds...wind chill reading will remain in the 10s in the mountains 
with 20s elsewhere. However...temperatures on Sun afternoon will be warmer 
than Sat...but still looking around 7-15 degrees below normal. 


&& 


Long term /Monday through Thursday/... 
as of 250 am EDT Friday...latest global models continue to agree 
that an upper ridge axis is forecast to cross the forecast area on 
Monday and off to the East Coast by Tuesday. Southwesterly flow aloft will then 
set up by Tuesday night as a positively tiled upper trough approaches 
from the central Continental U.S.. this upper trough will cross the region on 
Thursday followed by northwesterly flow Thursday night. 


At the surface...a dry high pressure centered over the southeast states Monday 
will gradually shift offshore through Wednesday as a weak cold front 
approaches from the west. The front will cross the region around Wednesday 
night and off to our east by Friday morning. Models indicate that the 
front will dry out as it reaches the mountains hence...have carried 
slight to low end chance pop mainly along the Tennessee border during the 
frontal passage. Otherwise...conditions look dry throughout the medium range 
period. Temperatures will quickly warm up to near climatology by Tuesday. 


&& 


Aviation /15z Friday through Tuesday/... 
at kclt...brief morning MVFR ceilings scattered out very quickly with 
heating...so VFR will remain through the day as middle and high 
clouds increase. By middle/late afternoon...the wind should be light 
and variable and may change between northwest and SW often. At that 
time... a low cloud ceiling should move in from the northwest ahead of 
the approaching low...but still VFR. The latest model guidance is 
in good agreement with developing light precipitation into the clt metropolitan 
area around sunset. A consensus of the guidance suggests a 
prevailing light rain...but with still a VFR category 
visibility...after 02z. Wind at that time should settle into a north 
component. No issues with precipitation type until after 06z 
Saturday...with snow showers likely mixing in at times early Sat 
morning. 


Elsewhere...expect VFR through the daylight hours today. Light and 
variable winds and increasing middle/high clouds are expected through 
middle morning. Low VFR and middle clouds increase through the day with low 
VFR ceilings expected by afternoon at kavl. Winds turn west-southwest this 
afternoon ahead of the approaching cold front. However...winds 
remain northerly at kavl. Kavl also has the best chance of seeing any rain showers by 
late in the afternoon...which was included as a vcsh at this time. 
The steadier rain should move into the mountains by sunset. Have included 
the rain prevailing after 02z at kavl...at which time the ceiling 
should drop to MVFR. Preliminary indication is that precipitation could 
change over to snow showers at kavl as early as 05z. A similar 
progression is noted at khky...but precipitation was kept liquid. Other taf 
sites only have a vcsh after 02z or 03z...owing to low confidence. 


Outlook...light precipitation will develop across the entire area late 
Friday night. Some restrictions are possible...especially in the 
mountains where even some snow showers are expected late Friday 
night and Saturday. VFR beyond Sunday. 


&& 


Gsp watches/warnings/advisories... 
Georgia...freeze warning from 11 PM this evening to 10 am EDT Saturday 
for gaz010. 
NC...Winter Storm Warning from 8 PM this evening to 8 PM EDT 
Saturday for ncz033-048>052. 
Freeze warning from 11 PM this evening to 10 am EDT Saturday 
for ncz033-049-050-053-063>065. 
Winter Weather Advisory from 8 PM this evening to 8 PM EDT 
Saturday for ncz053-058-059. 
SC...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...joh 
near term...hg/PM 
short term...joh 
long term...joh 
aviation...hg/PM 



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