Orange County, North Carolina
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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.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-181300-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      FAIR      64  59  83 N9        29.98R                  
JEFFERSON      CLOUDY    59  58  94 N10G18    30.02R                  
MORGANTON      FAIR      64  63  97 CALM      29.96R                  
HICKORY        FAIR      65  61  87 N5        29.92R                  
WILKESBORO     NOT AVBL                                               
RUTHERFORDTON  FAIR      64  63  94 N5        29.93R                  
MOUNT AIRY     FAIR      64  62  92 CALM      29.95R                  
BOONE            N/A     60  59  97 CALM      30.02R                  
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-181300-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      CLOUDY    68  64  87 N12       29.88R                  
GREENSBORO     CLOUDY    65  64  97 N12       29.89R FOG              
WINSTON-SALEM  CLOUDY    66  64  93 N12       29.92R                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM LGT RAIN  67  65  93 NE13G23   29.83R FOG              
FORT BRAGG     LGT RAIN  68  68 100 N7        29.79R                  
FAYETTEVILLE   NOT AVBL                                               
BURLINGTON     CLOUDY    68  64  87 N10       29.86R                  
ROXBORO        CLOUDY    63  63 100 N9        29.89R                  
HENDERSON      NOT AVBL                                               
LOUISBURG      DRIZZLE   64  64 100 N10G16    29.85R                  
LAURINBURG     CLOUDY    71  68  90 N9        29.80R                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-181300-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO CLOUDY    68  66  93 N17G25    29.79R                  
GREENVILLE     CLOUDY    70  68  94 N8        29.80R                  
WASHINGTON     CLOUDY    70  68  94 NE6       29.77R                  
ELIZABETH CITY LGT RAIN  73  73 100 N14       29.76R FOG              
MANTEO         PTSUNNY   73  72  96 N8        29.72R                  
CAPE HATTERAS  FAIR      77  76  96 W9G18     29.72R                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-181300-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GOLDSBORO      LGT RAIN  69  68  96 NE13G20   29.76R                  
KINSTON        CLOUDY    70  68  94 NE12      29.78R                  
KENANSVILLE    CLOUDY    70  70 100 N8        29.77R                  
NEW BERN       CLOUDY    75  74  96 NW3       29.75R                  
CHERRY POINT   CLOUDY    75  72  90 W3        29.75R                  
BEAUFORT       CLOUDY   N/A N/A N/A W5        29.74R                  
JACKSONVILLE   PTSUNNY   75  73  93 CALM      29.75R                  
WILMINGTON     CLOUDY    76  73  91 W5        29.75R                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Fri Sep 18 07:05:14 EDT 2020

.TODAY...Cloudy. Showers likely, mainly this morning. Highs in
the lower 70s. North winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
Chance of rain 60 percent. 
.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly
cloudy. Cooler with lows in the lower 50s. North winds around
10 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds
around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds
around 10 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the upper
40s. Highs in the upper 60s. 
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Clear. Highs in the upper 70s. Lows
in the lower 50s. 

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
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------  ---------  ---------
   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

Friday September 18, 2020 the 262th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 1.300000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:00 EDT Set 19:15 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:07 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:35 EDT Ends 19:40 EDT

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

SEPTEMBER 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1926...
The great "Miami Hurricane" produced winds reaching 138 mph which drove
ocean waters into the Biscayne Bay drowning 135 persons. The eye of the
hurricane passed over Miami, at which time the barometric pressure reached
27.61 inches. Tides up to twelve feet high accompanied the hurricane, which
claimed a total of 372 lives. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Early morning thunderstorms in northern Texas produced wind gusts to 65 mph
at Sulphur Springs, and 2.50 inches of rain in one hour at Commerce, which
caused widespread street flooding. Bonham TX received 4.50 inches of rain
which also resulted in widespread street flooding as Pig Branch overflowed
its banks. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
A strong cold front produced severe thunderstorms in the north central U.S.
High winds behind the cold front gusted to 92 mph at Fort Collins CO, and
up to a foot of snow blanketed the mountains of Montana, with seven inches
reported at Great Falls. High winds in Colorado caused three million
dollars damage. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Hurricane Hugo hit Puerto Rico, producing wind gusts to 92 mph at San Juan,
and wind gusts to 120 mph at Roosevelt Roads. Hugo produced a storm surge
of four to six feet, and northeastern sections of the island were deluged
with more than ten inches of rain. Hugo claimed the lives of a dozen
persons in Puerto Rico, and caused a bilion dollars damage, including 100
million dollars damage to crops. Thunderstorms representing what remained
of Hurricane Octave continued to bring heavy rain to the valleys of
northern California. Heavier 24 hour rainfall totals included 3.15 inches
at Redding, and 2.66 inches at Red Bluff. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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