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.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-171900-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      FAIR      45  18  34 S10       30.56F                  
JEFFERSON      FAIR      34   6  30 E5        30.54F WCI  30          
MORGANTON      FAIR      47   0  14 CALM      30.64F                  
HICKORY        FAIR      44  11  26 NE7       30.61F                  
WILKESBORO     NOT AVBL                                               
RUTHERFORDTON  FAIR      46  16  29 SE5       30.62F                  
MOUNT AIRY     FAIR      40  14  33 CALM      30.64F                  
BOONE            N/A     40   4  23 CALM      30.54F                  
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-171900-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      FAIR      48  13  24 NE12G21   30.63F                  
GREENSBORO     PTSUNNY   42  15  33 NE9       30.63F                  
WINSTON-SALEM  FAIR      41  15  35 NE8       30.65F                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM FAIR      44  14  29 N9G17     30.66F                  
FORT BRAGG     FAIR      46  11  24 NE7       30.64F                  
FAYETTEVILLE   FAIR      47  14  26 NE8       30.64F                  
BURLINGTON     FAIR      46  12  25 N9        30.65F                  
ROXBORO        FAIR      41  14  33 N8G17     30.68F                  
HENDERSON      FAIR      38  12  33 NE9       30.66F WCI  32          
LOUISBURG      FAIR      41  14  33 NE12      30.68F                  
LAURINBURG     FAIR      49  17  28 NE15      30.64F                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-171900-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO FAIR      44  17  33 N15       30.66F                  
GREENVILLE     FAIR      43  16  33 NE12      30.64F                  
WASHINGTON     FAIR      43  16  33 N14G20    30.65F                  
ELIZABETH CITY FAIR      44  21  40 N16G23    30.64F                  
MANTEO         PTSUNNY   40  25  55 N18G28    30.63S WCI  30          
CAPE HATTERAS  PTSUNNY   43  29  57 N10G28    30.60F                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-171900-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GOLDSBORO      FAIR      44  14  29 N8        30.63F                  
KINSTON        SUNNY     45  16  31 N13G22    30.65F                  
KENANSVILLE    FAIR      45  16  31 N13G21    30.64F                  
NEW BERN       FAIR      44  18  35 N12       30.63F                  
CHERRY POINT   SUNNY     46  17  31 N17G25    30.62F                  
BEAUFORT       FAIR      45  20  36 NE17G25   30.61F                  
JACKSONVILLE   FAIR      46  14  27 NE15G23   30.60F                  
WILMINGTON     FAIR      47  16  29 N10       30.62F                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Fri Jan 17 13:05:13 EST 2020

.REST OF TODAY...Sunny and much cooler. Near steady temperature
in the lower 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.TONIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly
cloudy. Cold with lows in the upper 20s. East winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the
mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming south with gusts
up to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Rain likely in the evening. Lows in the
upper 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Chance of rain 70 percent. 
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 10 to
15 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY...Mostly clear. Lows
in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper 30s. 
.MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the lower
20s. Highs in the upper 30s. 
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Cold with lows in the mid 20s. 
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. 

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

Friday January 17, 2020 the 17th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -20.640000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:23 EST Set 17:26 EST
Transit Meridian 12:24 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:56 EST Ends 17:53 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

JANUARY 17TH
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1817...
A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's
fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats
and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England.
(David Ludlum)
...1893...
The mercury dipped to 17 degrees below zero at Millsboro DE to establish a
state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1972...
A single storm unloaded 77.5 inches of snow at Summit MT to establish a
state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1982...
Strong chinook winds caused severe wind damage in Boulder CO. Wind gusts to
118 mph was recorded on the roof of the Environmental Research Laboratories
(ERL), and a wind gust to 137 mph was measured atop the roof of the NCAR
building (in the southwest part of the city, 600 feet above ground level).
The high winds uprooted trees and damage roofs. (Storm Data)
...1987...
A winter storm spread snow from the Southern Rockies into the Middle
Mississippi Valley and southwestern sections of the Great Lakes Region, and
freezing rain across Texas and oklahoma. Snowfall totals ranged up to 16
inches at Tulia TX, with 12 inches at Wellington KS. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A Pacific storm battered the southern coast of California. Winds gusting to
65 mph uprooted trees in San Diego. Los Angeles reported an all-time record
low baromteric pressure reading of 29.25 inches. (National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Strong chinook winds along the eastern slopes of the Rockies gusted to 90
mph near Rollinsville CO, and reached 94 mph near Big Timber MT. Heavy snow
blanketed parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley, with eight inches reported
in Douglas County WI. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
Twenty cities across the southeastern half of the country reported record
high temperatures for the date. Record highs included 61 degrees at
Williamstown PA and 85 degrees at Brownsville TX. Evening thunderstorms
produced large hail and damaging winds from eastern Texas to Mississippi.
(National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...2006...
Bowling Green received 1.37" of liquid equivalent precipitation on January 
17, setting a new record for the date.  The old record was 1.25" set in 
1990. (Louisville NWS)

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