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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Map of 24 Hr Rainfall (7AM - 7AM EST), 7 Day Rainfall Animation
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.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-082300-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      CLOUDY    57  49  74 S10       30.27R HAZE             
JEFFERSON      DRIZZLE   52  46  80 S3        30.29R                  
HICKORY        CLOUDY    64  44  48 CALM      30.24F                  
RUTHERFORDTON  NOT AVBL                                               
MOUNT AIRY     CLOUDY    65  45  47 SW5       30.27R                  
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-082300-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      PTSUNNY   70  47  43 W3        30.25S                  
GREENSBORO     CLOUDY    65  44  46 W5        30.24S                  
WINSTON-SALEM  CLOUDY    67  42  40 S3        30.26S                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM MOCLDY    72  44  36 W3        30.24S                  
FORT BRAGG     PTCLDY    72  45  36 N3        30.22S                  
FAYETTEVILLE   PTCLDY    73  45  36 SW3       30.24S                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-082300-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROANOKE RAPIDS FAIR      68  50  52 CALM      30.24S                  
ROCKY MT-WILSO PTCLDY    70  44  39 SW3       30.24R                  
GREENVILLE     PTCLDY    72  43  35 CALM      30.24R                  
WASHINGTON     PTCLDY    70  44  38 CALM      30.25R                  
ELIZABETH CITY NOT AVBL                                               
MANTEO         PTCLDY    55  44  65 E6        30.27R                  
CAPE HATTERAS  PTCLDY    62  53  72 W3        30.26R                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-082300-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LUMBERTON      PTCLDY    72  49  44 W5        30.25S                  
GOLDSBORO      MOCLDY    69  46  43 SW8       30.22R                  
KENANSVILLE    PTCLDY    70  45  40 NW6       30.26R                  
NEW BERN       PTCLDY    69  44  40 W6        30.26R                  
CHERRY POINT   PTCLDY    69  45  41 W8        30.26R                  
BEAUFORT       PTCLDY    62  54  74 SW7       30.25S                  
JACKSONVILLE   MOCLDY    67  44  43 NW7       30.25R                  
WILMINGTON     PTCLDY    74  48  39 W6        30.25S                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Wed Feb 8 16:39:53 EST 2023

.TONIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds
around 5 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny in the morning, then cloudy with a
slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Breezy with highs in the
upper 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the
evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. Breezy with lows
in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to
30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. 
.FRIDAY...Cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning, then
showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s.
Temperature falling into the upper 50s in the afternoon.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening, then
a chance of rain after midnight. Cooler with lows in the mid 40s.
North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Cooler. Near
steady temperature in the mid 40s. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Rain, breezy, cooler with lows in the mid 30s.
Chance of rain 80 percent. 
.SUNDAY...Rain likely, mainly in the morning. Breezy with highs
in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the
evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Cold with lows in the
lower 30s. Chance of rain 50 percent. 
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 50s.
Lows in the upper 30s. 
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 60. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. A chance of showers after midnight. Lows
in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers.
Highs in the lower 60s. 

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

Wednesday February 08, 2023 the 39th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -14.740000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:08 EST Set 17:49 EST
Transit Meridian 12:28 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:42 EST Ends 18:14 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

FEBRUARY 8TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
A severe cold wave gripped the southeastern U.S. The mercury dipped to 8
above at Jacksonville FL, and to zero at Savannah GA. Orange trees were
killed to the roots. (David Ludlum)
...1936...
The temperature at Denver CO plunged to a record 30 degrees below zero.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A powerful storm produced blizzard conditions in the Great Lakes Region.
Winds gusted to 86 mph at Janesville WI and Cleveland OH received 12 inches
of snow. North winds of 50 to 70 mph raised the water level of southern
Lake Michigan two feet, and produced waves 12 to 18 feet high, causing
seven million dollars damage along the Chicago area shoreline. It was the
most damage caused by shoreline flooding and erosion in the history of the
city of Chicago. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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