Orange County, North Carolina
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Synopsis...Current Surface Map, [2nd Source TWC]
***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
NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY. NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-261400- WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS ASHEVILLE PTSUNNY 68 66 93 VRB3 30.03R JEFFERSON CLOUDY 65 63 93 CALM 30.06S MORGANTON DRIZZLE 67 67 100 CALM 30.03S HICKORY RAIN 69 69 100 CALM 29.99S FOG RUTHERFORDTON CLOUDY 69 69 100 S12 30.00R MOUNT AIRY NOT AVBL BOONE CLOUDY 66 64 93 CALM 30.07R $$ NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-261400- CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CHARLOTTE CLOUDY 72 72 100 S7 30.00R FOG GREENSBORO CLOUDY 73 69 87 SW10 29.99S WINSTON-SALEM LGT RAIN 72 69 90 VRB6 30.00S RALEIGH-DURHAM CLOUDY 71 70 96 SW15 30.01R FORT BRAGG CLOUDY 74 70 87 SW5 30.00S FAYETTEVILLE CLOUDY 75 70 84 SW9 30.01R BURLINGTON CLOUDY 73 69 87 S7 29.99S LAURINBURG CLOUDY 76 72 87 SW7 30.02R $$ NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-261400- NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS ROCKY MT-WILSO CLOUDY 74 70 87 S7 30.01R GREENVILLE CLOUDY 73 70 88 SW8 30.03S WASHINGTON CLOUDY 74 70 86 SW3 30.02S ELIZABETH CITY FAIR 77 73 87 S10 29.99S MANTEO FAIR 78 70 77 W10 30.01S CAPE HATTERAS FAIR 77 73 87 SW7 30.03R $$ NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-261400- SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS LUMBERTON CLOUDY 75 71 87 SW7 30.01R GOLDSBORO PTSUNNY 76 71 84 SW7 30.00S KINSTON PTSUNNY 73 72 94 SW6 30.03R KENANSVILLE CLOUDY 75 72 88 SW6 30.03R NEW BERN FAIR 76 72 87 SW8 30.03S CHERRY POINT PTSUNNY 78 73 84 W13 30.03S BEAUFORT PTSUNNY 78 74 87 SW12 30.03R JACKSONVILLE FAIR 78 72 81 SW9 30.02R WILMINGTON FAIR 79 71 76 SW12 30.02S $$
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
.REST OF TODAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Scattered thunderstorms, mainly in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. .SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. .SUNDAY NIGHT...A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. .MEMORIAL DAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs around 80. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. .MONDAY NIGHT...Thunderstorms likely in the evening. Showers likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 70 percent. .TUESDAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the evening. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent. .WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows around 70. Chance of rain 60 percent. .THURSDAY...Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in the morning. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent. .THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Chance of rain 50 percent. .FRIDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
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 May 26, 2018 the 146th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 21.290000 Distance 0.999716 AU Rise 06:02 EDT Set 20:21 EDT Transit Meridian 13:11 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 05:34 EDT Ends 20:49 EDT Calculations made for central point in the state. Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- Priddy
///////////////////////// MAY 26TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1771... A famous Virginia flood occurred as heavy rains in the mountains brought all rivers in the state to record high levels. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) ...1894... A tornado (unofficially F2) moved along a five mile long path east of Jeffersonville IN (Clark County). The Louisville weather office's log book simply read, Partly cloudy, and threatening during the greater portion of the day. Shower, 11.56am12.04 pm; amount, .05. While rain was falling, a few indistinct, distant peals of thunder were heard. (NWS Louisville) ...1917... A tornado touched down near Louisiana MO about noon and remained on the ground for a distance of 293 miles, finally lifting seven hours and twenty minutes later in eastern Jennings County IN. The twister cut a swath of destruction two and a half miles wide through Mattoon IL. There were 101 persons killed in the tornado, including 53 at Mattoon, and 38 at Charleston IL. Damage from the storm totalled 2.5 million dollars. (David Ludlum) ...1965... An F2 tornado was spotted in Simpson County. (NWS Louisville) ...1967... A slow moving nor-easter battered New England with high winds, heavy rain, and record late season snow on this day. Winds 70 to 90 mph in gusts occurred along the coast. Over 7 inches of rain fell at Nantucket, Massachusetts with 6.57 inches falling in 24 hours to set a new 24 hour rainfall record. 24.9 inches of snow fell at Mount Washington, New Hampshire to set a new May snowfall record. (NWS Louisville) ...1968... An F2 tornado struck Smiths Grove (Warren County). A barn was destroyed and another damaged. (NWS Louisville) ...1989... A tornado produced F1 damage along a four mile long path through Allen County, resulting in a quarter million dollars in damage. An F1 tornado was on the ground for 6 miles in Simpson County. (NWS Louisville) ...1996... Lightning struck and damaged two homes in Louisville. (NWS Louisville)