Orange County, North Carolina
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***SPECIAL NOTE...THE IDENTIFIER FOR THIS PRODUCT WILL CHANGE LATER TODAY. THE NEW IDENTIFIER WILL BE AWUS82 KRAH... RDURWSRAH. *** MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND SCATTERED AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS KEPT TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL YESTERDAY FOR THE LAST DAY OF JUNE ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA. HIGHS WERE IN THE MID AND UPPER 70S IN THE FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS...WITH HIGHS BETWEEN 82 AND 87 FROM THE PIEDMONT TO THE COAST. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOPED IN THE AFTERNOON ALONG A WEAK BOUNDARY ACROSS THE STATE DISSIPATED BEFORE MIDNIGHT...LEAVING MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ACROSS MOST OF THE STATE. DENSE FOG HAS DEVELOPED IN MANY LOCATIONS THIS MORNING...ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS THE NORTHERN PIEDMONT. TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE LOWER 70S ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAIN TO THE COAST...MID AND UPPER 60S FROM THE FOOTHILLS THROUGH THE PIEDMONT...AND UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S IN THE MOUNTAINS. HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE ATLANTIC WILL CONTINUE TO PUMP PLENTY OF MOIST AIR INTO THE STATE TODAY. THE ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL ALLOW SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON. A FEW OF THE STRONGER STORMS COULD PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND SOME ISOLATED FLOODING...MAINLY IN THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS. AFTER A CLOUDY START...EXPECT SKIES TO BECOME PARTLY CLOUDY TODAY WITH HIGHS REACHING THE MID 80S IN MOST LOCATIONS...EXCEPT UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S IN THE MOUNTAINS. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL BE MAINLY IN THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S. THIS WEATHER PATTERN IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. DGS/RFG
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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR ORANGE COUNTY: Regional Hourly Observations


NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-070200-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      CLEAR     42  14  32 NW9       30.17R                  
JEFFERSON      CLEAR     34   5  29 NW12      30.15R WCI  25          
MORGANTON      CLEAR     45  10  23 CALM      30.20R                  
HICKORY        CLEAR     46   9  22 N3        30.16R                  
WILKESBORO     NOT AVBL                                               
RUTHERFORDTON  CLEAR     46  12  25 NE9       30.17R                  
MOUNT AIRY     CLEAR     45   6  20 NW6       30.19R                  
BOONE            N/A     37   2  23 N12       30.15R WCI  29          
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-070200-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      PTCLDY    49  17  28 CALM      30.16R                  
GREENSBORO     PTCLDY    46   9  22 N5        30.15R                  
WINSTON-SALEM  CLEAR     46   9  22 N8        30.18R                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM PTCLDY    42  23  46 CALM      30.16R                  
FORT BRAGG     CLEAR     39  29  67 CALM      30.15R                  
FAYETTEVILLE   CLEAR     44  25  47 CALM      30.16R                  
BURLINGTON     PTCLDY    48   8  19 N7        30.16R                  
ROXBORO        CLEAR     41  12  30 N3        30.18R                  
HENDERSON      CLEAR     38  17  43 CALM      30.16R                  
LOUISBURG      CLEAR     37  23  56 CALM      30.19R                  
LAURINBURG     CLEAR     41  27  57 CALM      30.17R                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-070200-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO CLEAR     39  27  62 CALM      30.17R                  
GREENVILLE     CLEAR     37  27  65 CALM      30.19R                  
WASHINGTON     CLEAR     40  27  57 CALM      30.18R                  
ELIZABETH CITY CLEAR     43  22  43 E5        30.17R                  
MANTEO         MOCLDY    41  27  57 S5        30.19R                  
CAPE HATTERAS  MOCLDY    40  27  59 E5        30.19R                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-070200-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GOLDSBORO      CLEAR     40  25  55 E3        30.15R                  
KINSTON        CLEAR     37  28  70 CALM      30.18R                  
KENANSVILLE    CLEAR     32  27  80 CALM      30.18R                  
NEW BERN       CLEAR     39  23  52 SE5       30.19R                  
CHERRY POINT   PTCLDY    40  30  67 SE6       30.20R                  
BEAUFORT       PTCLDY    41  30  65 SE3       30.20R                  
JACKSONVILLE   CLEAR     39  28  64 S5        30.19R                  
WILMINGTON     PTCLDY    40  31  70 CALM      30.19R                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Sat Mar 6 19:05:03 EST 2021

.REST OF TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Cold with lows in the upper 20s.
North winds around 5 mph. 
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds around
5 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Clear, cold with lows in the upper 20s. Northwest
winds around 5 mph. 
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around
5 mph, becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. 
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Highs in the upper
60s. Lows in the mid 40s. 
.THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs around 70. Lows
around 50. 

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2


MEDIUM & LONG RANGE OUTLOOK

                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY     120 DAY    180 DAY
                                           NOV05   NOV05-JAN06 DEC05-FEB06 FEB06-APR06
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal     Normal     Normal
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal     Normal     Normal

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook

ALMANAC INFORMATION

Saturday March 06, 2021 the 65th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -5.180000
Distance 0.999722 AU
Rise 06:36 EST Set 18:14 EST
Transit Meridian 12:25 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:12 EST Ends 18:39 EST

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy


HISTORICAL WEATHER AND CLIMATE FACTS FOR TODAY

MARCH 6TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1872...
A cold wave hit the East coast sending the mercury plunging to 8 degrees below 
zero at Boston. It was the most severe March cold wave in modern history. 
(David Ludlum)
...1900...
A chinook wind blowing down the slopes of the Rockies through Havre MT raised 
the temperature 31 degrees in just three minutes. (The Weather Channel)
...1954...
Florida received its greatest modern-day snowfall of record, with 4.0 inches at 
the Milton Experimental Station. Pensacola FL equalled their 24-hour record 
with 2.1 inches of snow. (The Weather Channel)
...1960...
The coldest temperature ever recorded in Kentucky in March: -14 degrees at 
Bonnieville in Hart County. Also...Louisville's coldest March temperature and 
latest sub-zero temperature: one degree below zero. Lexington's latest sub-zero 
temperature (-2) as well.
...1962...
The Great Atlantic Coastal Storm of 1962 destroyed over $200 million worth of 
property from Florida to New England.  The storm caused major shoreline erosion 
from North Carolina to Long Island.  A 3 mile long boardwalk in Ocean City, 
Maryland was wiped out.  The storm caused greater alteration of the coastline 
from Cape Hatteras northward than any previous storm, including hurricanes.  A 
new inlet was cut through Hatteras Island and more than 10 miles of outer banks 
barrier dunes were obliterated.  Winds of up to 75 mph raised waves to heights 
of 40 feet.  42 inches of snow fell at Big Meadows, located in the 
mountains of Virginia -- a state record.
...1984...
Heavy rains soaked Florida for 24 hours with rainfall totals reaching as high as 
9 inches at Whigham and 9.55 inches at Marianna.
...1987... 
At 3:30 PM CST, the temperature at Saint Cloud, Minnesota reached a summer-like 
71 degrees, setting a new record temperature for the date.  The previous record 
of 50 degrees, set in 1983, was exceeded by 21 degrees!
...1989... 
A winter storm in the south central U.S. left parts of Missouri and Arkansas 
buried under more than a foot of snow.  Totals in Missouri ranged up to 16 
inches at Lebanon with 14 inches reported at Springfield.  Sections of Benton 
county in Arkansas recorded 14 inches.
...1990...  
At the University of Denver High Altitude Lab, Mount Evans reported 50 inches of 
snow in a 24 hour period.  Winds gusting up to 40 mph caused whiteout conditions.
...1992... 
Severe thunderstorms dumped large amounts of hail over sections of Georgia and 
Florida.  Hail accumulated to a depth of 6 inches at Marietta, Georgia.  Hail 
the size of golfballs covered the ground 3 to 4 inches deep uniformly at 
Longwood and Altamonte Springs, Florida.  Hail damage was extensive with broken 
windows and vehicle and roof damage widespread.  Total damage in Florida 
amounted to 25 million dollars, the most damaging hailstorm in Florida's history 
(until 25Mar92).
...1996...
An early morning strong (F3) tornado killed 4 people and injured 40 on a 19 mile 
track through Dallas County in Alabama.  Damages totaled $8 million. (WSI)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky