Orange County, North Carolina
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Current Surface Map, [2nd Source TWC]
Map of 24 Hr Rainfall (7AM - 7AM EST), 7 Day Rainfall Animation
NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY. NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-151900- WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS ASHEVILLE CLOUDY 48 46 93 SE5 29.91F FOG JEFFERSON FOG 44 44 100 S3 29.91F VSB<1/4 MORGANTON CLOUDY N/A N/A N/A CALM 29.96S FOG HICKORY CLOUDY 47 47 100 CALM 29.92F FOG RUTHERFORDTON RAIN 48 48 100 S7 29.94S VSB 3/4 MOUNT AIRY DRIZZLE 49 46 92 CALM 29.95F BOONE FOG 43 43 100 CALM 29.92F VSB 1/4 $$ NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-151900- CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CHARLOTTE CLOUDY 50 49 96 CALM 29.93F FOG GREENSBORO FOG 46 46 100 NE5 29.91F VSB 1 WINSTON-SALEM LGT RAIN 47 47 100 CALM 29.93F FOG RALEIGH-DURHAM FOG 46 46 100 NW3 29.93F VSB 1/4 FORT BRAGG CLOUDY 52 52 100 W6 29.91F FOG FAYETTEVILLE FOG 53 52 96 W7 29.92F VSB 1/2 BURLINGTON FOG 48 46 93 CALM 29.92F VSB<1/4 LAURINBURG CLOUDY N/A N/A N/A NW5 29.92F FOG $$ NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-151900- NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS ROCKY MT-WILSO CLOUDY 52 52 100 N3 29.91F GREENVILLE CLOUDY 64 64 100 CALM 29.91F WASHINGTON RAIN 65 64 96 CALM 29.89F ELIZABETH CITY LGT RAIN 66 64 93 S5 29.91S FOG MANTEO CLOUDY 63 63 99 CALM 29.92S CAPE HATTERAS PTSUNNY 64 63 96 S7 29.91F FOG $$ NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-151900- SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS LUMBERTON CLOUDY 57 55 93 NW9 29.91S FOG GOLDSBORO CLOUDY 61 60 99 CALM 29.87F FOG KINSTON CLOUDY 64 64 100 CALM 29.89F KENANSVILLE CLOUDY 64 64 100 CALM 29.89F FOG NEW BERN RAIN 65 65 100 CALM 29.90F FOG CHERRY POINT HVY RAIN 68 68 100 SW9 29.91F FOG BEAUFORT HVY RAIN 66 65 96 SW9 29.91F FOG JACKSONVILLE LGT RAIN 67 65 93 S6 29.88F WILMINGTON LGT RAIN 67 64 90 S8 29.90F $$
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON... .REST OF TODAY...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Near steady temperature in the upper 40s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. .TONIGHT...Cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening. Near steady temperature in the mid 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. .SUNDAY...Cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs around 50. West winds 5 to 10 mph. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. .MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. .MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Cold with lows in the upper 20s. .WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Not as cool with lows in the upper 30s. .THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 40 percent. .THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 50s.
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2
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 Priddy6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Saturday December 15, 2018 the 349th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -23.300000 Distance 0.999725 AU Rise 07:17 EST Set 17:02 EST Transit Meridian 12:09 EST Civil Twilight Begins 06:49 EST Ends 17:29 EST Calculations made for central point in the state. Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- Priddy
DECEMBER 15TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1839... The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum) ...1901... An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David Ludlum) ...1945... A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow, with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel) ...1987... A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches, a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported 25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)