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.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-180200-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      FAIR      78  64  61 CALM      30.09R                  
JEFFERSON      FAIR      71  63  77 CALM      30.15S                  
MORGANTON      FAIR      74  70  88 CALM      30.07R                  
HICKORY        FAIR      76  70  82 NE6       30.03R                  
WILKESBORO     NOT AVBL                                               
RUTHERFORDTON  FAIR      79  73  83 CALM      30.03R                  
MOUNT AIRY     FAIR      76  72  87 CALM      30.06S                  
BOONE          FAIR      68  63  85 CALM      30.17R                  
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-180200-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      FAIR      79  71  76 NE6       30.01R                  
GREENSBORO     MOCLDY    76  73  91 SE3       30.02S                  
WINSTON-SALEM  FAIR      75  72  90 CALM      30.04R                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM MOCLDY    77  71  82 SE5       30.00F                  
FORT BRAGG     FAIR      75  75 100 E3        29.99F                  
FAYETTEVILLE   CLOUDY    76  75  97 NE3       30.00S                  
BURLINGTON     FAIR      77  70  79 CALM      30.01F                  
ROXBORO        FAIR      72  68  88 CALM      30.02F                  
HENDERSON      FAIR      67  66  96 CALM      30.00F                  
LOUISBURG      FAIR      72  70  94 S6        30.02S                  
LAURINBURG     FAIR      78  73  84 E6        30.01R                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-180200-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO FAIR      77  74  90 S6        30.00R                  
GREENVILLE     FAIR      77  73  88 CALM      30.03R                  
WASHINGTON     FAIR      74  71  91 S3        30.01F                  
ELIZABETH CITY FAIR      78  73  84 W3        29.99S                  
MANTEO         FAIR      78  73  84 SW7       30.01R                  
CAPE HATTERAS  RAIN      79  77  94 SW9       30.02R FOG              
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-180200-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GOLDSBORO      FAIR      76  76  98 CALM      29.99F                  
KINSTON        CLEAR     75  73  94 CALM      30.02F                  
KENANSVILLE    FAIR      75 N/A N/A CALM      30.00F                  
NEW BERN       FAIR      75  75 100 CALM      30.02F                  
CHERRY POINT   LGT RAIN  78  74  87 CALM      30.03R                  
BEAUFORT       FAIR      79  76  90 S7        30.01S                  
JACKSONVILLE   MOCLDY    78  74  87 VRB3      30.00F THUNDER          
WILMINGTON     LGT RAIN  76  76 100 CALM      30.00S                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Sat Aug 17 19:06:30 EDT 2019

.REST OF TONIGHT...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms this evening. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds
around 5 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. 
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Light and
variable winds, becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Chance of rain 20 percent. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest
winds around 5 mph. 
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in
the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 30 percent. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds
around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable. Chance
of rain 30 percent. 
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Lows around
70. Chance of rain 40 percent. 
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Lows in the upper 60s.
Chance of rain 50 percent. 
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.
Chance of rain 50 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain
30 percent. 

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 August 17, 2019 the 229th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.190000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:35 EDT Set 20:01 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:17 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:09 EDT Ends 20:27 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

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AUGUST 17TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1915...
A hurricane hit Galveston TX with wind gusts to 120 mph and a twelve foot
storm surge. The storm claimed 275 lives, including forty-two on Galveston
Island, with most deaths due to drowning. Of 250 homes built outside the
seawall (which was constructed after the catastrophic hurricane of 1900),
just ten percent were left standing. (The Weather Channel)
...1969...
Camille, the second worst hurricane in U.S. history, smashed into the
Mississippi coast. Winds gusted to 172 mph at Main Pass Block LA, and to
190 mph near Bay Saint Louis MS. The hurricane claimed 256 lives, and
caused 1.3 billion dollars damage. Several ocean going ships were carried
over seven miles inland by the hurricane. The hurricane produced winds to
200 mph, and a storm surge of 24.6 feet. Complete destruction occurred in
some coastal areas near the eye of the hurricane. (David Ludlum) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
Evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in the Northern and Central
Plains Region. One thunderstorm spawned a tornado near Fairbury NE, along
with baseball size hail and wind gusts to 100 mph, causing severe crop
damage west of town. Ten cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high
temperatures for the date. Syracuse NY hit 97 degrees for the first time in
twenty-two years. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fifty-five cities, from the Middle Mississippi Valley to the Middle
Atlantic Coast Region, reported record high temperatures for the date.
Beckley WV reported an all-time record high of 96 degrees, and Baltimore MD
hit 104 degrees, marking their thirteenth day of the year with 100 degree
heat. Chicago IL equalled a record with 46 days of 90 degree weather for
the year. Thunderstorms produced severe weather from Wisconsin to New
Jersey. Thunderstorms in New Jersey produced high winds which gusted to 92
mph at Wrightstown, and blew down a circus tent at Lavallette injuring
fourteen persons. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Morning thunderstorms produced three to six inch rains in Oklahoma, and the
Arkalatex area of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. Tom OK was soaked with
5.98 inches of rain, and Foreman AR received 5.55 inches. Evening
thunderstorms produced high winds in the Wasatch Front of northern Utah.
Thunderstorm winds gusted to 66 mph at Salt Lake City, and flash flooding
caused up to two million dollars damage to a marina on Lake Powell. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)


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