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Current Conditions

  • 32°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 29°
  • Pressure: 30.15 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Rain
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Rain
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Chance Rain

Forecast for Shelby, North Carolina

Updated: 4:00 AM EST on December 18, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with rain. High of 48F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast. High of 52F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 34F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 50F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 50F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

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

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: North Shelby, Shelby, NC

Updated: 7:23 AM EST

Temperature: 31.5 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Maw's, Shelby, NC

Updated: 7:18 AM EST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: lake front Moss Lake, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 7:25 AM EST

Temperature: 31.5 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Lawndale, NC

Updated: 7:26 AM EST

Temperature: 35.1 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Dellview, Cherryville, NC

Updated: 7:25 AM EST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:15 AM EST

Temperature: 35.8 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Hills of Cliffside, Cliffside, NC

Updated: 7:26 AM EST

Temperature: 32.1 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Blacksburg, SC

Updated: 7:00 AM EST

Temperature: 32.1 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Dallas Cherryville Hwy., Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 7:26 AM EST

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:08 AM EST

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS KINGS MOUNTAIN SC US, Grover, NC

Updated: 6:31 AM EST

Temperature: 34 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: North at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Edgewood Road Gastonia NC, Bessemer City, NC

Updated: 7:16 AM EST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:26 AM EST

Temperature: 30.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Thickety Mtn., Gaffney, SC

Updated: 7:26 AM EST

Temperature: 37.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Airport Road, Rutherfordton, NC

Updated: 7:26 AM EST

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Southpaw Farm, Lincolnton, NC

Updated: 7:14 AM EST

Temperature: 32.0 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: River Run Circle, Hickory, NC

Updated: 7:16 AM EST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Petche Gap, Morganton, NC

Updated: 7:26 AM EST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: -17 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Grandview Peaks, Nebo, NC

Updated: 7:20 AM EST

Temperature: 41.0 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: ENE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Brookside ES, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 7:21 AM EST

Temperature: 31.8 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Salem Community, Morganton, NC

Updated: 7:26 AM EST

Temperature: 36.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: South Gastonia, Gastonia, NC

Updated: 7:24 AM EST

Temperature: 31.2 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 
637 am EST Thursday Dec 18 2014 


Synopsis... 
a weak weather system aloft will spread clouds over the area and 
perhaps some spotty light showers in the mountains today. A low 
pressure system will develop to our southwest on Friday and increase 
chances for widespread precipitation going into the weekend. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 630 am EST Thursday...continuing to monitor precipitation shield 
sliding east through the Tennessee Valley this morning. Upper wave driving 
this activity seems to be slightly ahead of schedule leading to 
increased precipitation chances along the Tennessee line. Thus...ramped probability of precipitation up a 
few hours ahead of the previous forecast for the smokies and portions of 
the little Tennessee River valley. Subfreezing temperatures across these zones 
could present some minor ptype issues with sleet/freezing rain possible for a 
hour or so before the planetary boundary layer warms after sunrise. Still expecting the 
dry middle levels to win out as said precipitation approaches thereby limiting 
the duration/intensity. Otherwise...current forecast remains on track 
with no other changes needed/made with this update. 


Previous discussion... 


As of 230 am EST Thursday...quasi zonal flow aloft will be disrupted 
slightly by an approaching short wave impulse that is currently 
sliding through the arklatex. Moist upglide atop southward 
intruding surface high pressure continues to yield light/moderate precipitation 
over the middle Mississippi River valley. Closer to home...partly 
cloudy skies prevail as high level cirrus streams in aloft from 
above mentioned activity to the west. Temperatures across the 
region continue to slowly fall diurnally aided by light/calm 
winds...despite increasing sky cover. Introduced mention of patchy 
fog for portions of the Savannah River...and little Tennessee River valleys 
this morning with periods of freezing fog possible in the little Tennessee 
Valley as temperatures remain in the upper 20s. Will monitor the 
situation through morning and issue Special Weather Statement if needed. 


Otherwise...upper short wave mentioned above will cross the 
central/southern Apps through the day leading to increased/overcast 
skies for the vast majority of the forecast area. Guidance 
continues to hint at low end probability of precipitation along the Tennessee line as showers 
stream in from the west and are aided by weak upsloping. Kept this 
in the forecast for the early afternoon along the smokies before 
transitioning up The Spine into the northern mountains by early 
evening. All probability of precipitation are removed by 01z leading to a dry forecast for the 
remainder of the period. Skies will clear out across the low 
terrain from the southwest as the upper wave and associated moisture 
plume eject northeast. Expecting persistently cloudy skies for the 
mountains as low level flow veers northwesterly allowing moist 
upslope effects to continue. Temperatures across the region will 
remain near climatology through the period. 


&& 


Short term /Friday through Saturday night/... 
as of 325 am Thursday...Friday will be the calm before the storm as 
high pressure builds in from the northwest. Expect increasing clouds and 
highs near to slightly above normal. 


Guidance has come in weaker with the forcing and faster with the 
movement associated with the flat upper wave crossing the area Sat. 
They are also weaker...farther south and faster with the surface low 
pressure system moving to the south during the day. The southerly 850 mb flow 
is still there and very moist...but it is weaker as well. The hybrid 
cad appears to remain similar however. Therefore...although precipitation 
will become widespread by Sat morning...the quantitative precipitation forecast has dropped 
significantly. The thermal profiles however have remained generally 
the same...bringing wintry precipitation to the mountains northeast of the 
French Broad valley and portions of the I-40 corridor outside of the 
mountains expect liquid rain south of that area. Precipitation will begin with 
a little freezing rain mixing in across the northern mountains...then quickly 
transition to sleet and snow as the column moistens and wet bulbs 
below zero. Wwa kicks in after daybreak Sat with precipitation becoming all 
liquid by afternoon. With the lower quantitative precipitation forecast expected...especially across 
the northern tier where the wintry mix develops...expected accums have 
diminished as well. Now expect generally less than an inch of snow 
and/or sleet...limited to the northern mountains and Blue Ridge. That said... 
any changes in temperatures or quantitative precipitation forecast could bring totals back higher. Lows Friday 
night will be around 5 degrees above normal...while highs Sat will be 
around 10 degrees below normal with the cad and precipitation. 


With the faster movement of this system...precipitation tapers off during 
the late afternoon and evening Sat...with precipitation ending after 
midnight. With temperature profiles remaining relatively warm...but surface 
temperatures falling back below freezing...the precipitation could end as freezing 
rain or drizzle...especially across the northern mountains and Blue Ridge... 
and possibly the higher elevations west of the French Broad valley 
and locations north of hky. Even if this does occur...quantitative precipitation forecast will be 
very light with no significant icing expected. Lows will be near to 
a little above normal. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday through Wednesday/... 
as of 350 am Thursday...short wave ridging builds over the area 
Sunday as a trough develops over the central Continental U.S.. some short wave 
energy will try to move through or under the ridge and across the area 
Sunday into Monday as the ridge axis moves off shore and the central 
Continental U.S. Trough continues to develop. A baroclinic zone lingers near the 
Gulf Coast with another high moving into a damming configuration. 
The short waves develop low pressure along the front and help 
develop southerly low level flow bringing moisture back into the area late 
Sunday into Monday. Surface temperatures and thermal profiles suggest freezing 
rain could develop across the northern mountains late Sun night into Monday morning. 
Light ice accums are possible...but most of the area will see liquid 
precipitation. Highs Sunday and Monday will be a little below normal while 
lows will be a little above. 


Tuesday and Wednesday...the upper trough continues to strengthen with 
a closed low forming over the northern plains. The European model (ecmwf) is deeper with 
the trough...stronger with the closed low...and slower with the 
movement of the short waves rotating around the low and the eastward 
movement of the trough. Precipitation returns from west to east across the 
area as a strong cold front and triple point low develop and move 
across the area sometime Tuesday night. There is still quite a bit of 
uncertainty with the details of this system...but heavy rain and 
severe storms are possible given the strength of the system...the 
associated strong wind...and weak instability developing ahead of 
the triple point low. No significant wintry precipitation is expected ahead 
of this system. However...windy and cold conditions develop behind 
the front on Wednesday...and could lead to a northwest flow snow event. Temperatures 
will be above normal ahead of the front and below normal behind. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Thursday through Monday/... 
at kclt and elsewhere...VFR conditions expected to prevail through the 
period. Tafs initialize with few/scattered middle/high level cirrostratus 
lasting through the day before scattered out from the southwest into the 
evening at all sites aside for kavl where remnant scattered low VFR 
stratus lingers. Winds will remain light and northerly for the 
first few hours of the taf cycle before Lee trough causes gradual 
southerly veering at all sites aside for kavl where winds remain 
northerly through the period. Winds are still forecast to veer S/SW at 
around 5-6kts by early afternoon. Flow will weaken after sunset 
with brief northerly winds leading into a calm evening amidst 
scattering skies. 


Outlook...a more organized system will approach from the west for 
the start of the weekend once again increasing precipitation/restriction 
chances. Some wintry precipitation is possible across the NC mountains and 
foothills affecting kavl/khky Saturday morning. Wintry precipitation is not 
expected at this time for any other taf sites. 


Confidence table... 


11-17z 17-23z 23-05z 05-06z 
kclt high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgsp high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kavl high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
khky high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kgmu high 100% high 100% high 100% high 100% 
kand high 100% 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...rwh 
near term...cdg 
short term...rwh 
long term...rwh 
aviation...cdg 






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