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
Current Surface Map, [2nd Source TWC]
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.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-300900-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      NOT AVBL                                               
JEFFERSON      NOT AVBL                                               
HICKORY        MOCLDY    69  66  90 S12G20    30.14                   
RUTHERFORDTON  NOT AVBL                                               
MOUNT AIRY     MOCLDY    71  68  91 CALM      30.16S                  
BOONE          NOT AVBL                                               
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-300900-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      CLOUDY    70  65  84 S10       30.15S                  
GREENSBORO     MOCLDY    69  68  96 S10       30.14S                  
WINSTON-SALEM  PTCLDY    70  65  84 S6        30.15S                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM MOCLDY    72  69  90 SW10      30.15F                  
FORT BRAGG     CLOUDY    71  69  92 S7        30.15S                  
FAYETTEVILLE   CLOUDY    72  70  93 S8        30.16S                  
BURLINGTON     CLOUDY    70  68  93 S3        30.15R                  
LAURINBURG     CLOUDY    70  70 100 SW6       30.17S                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-300900-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO MOCLDY    70  70 100 S7        30.16S                  
GREENVILLE     CLOUDY    72  70  94 SW7       30.18S                  
WASHINGTON     MOCLDY    70  69  96 S6        30.18S                  
ELIZABETH CITY NOT AVBL                                               
MANTEO         PTCLDY    72  69  90 SW12      30.16S                  
CAPE HATTERAS  PTCLDY    72  70  93 SW12      30.19R FOG              
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-300900-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LUMBERTON      MOCLDY    71  70  96 S6        30.16S                  
GOLDSBORO      CLOUDY    72  72 100 SW8       30.16S                  
KINSTON        CLOUDY    71  70  95 CALM      30.19R                  
KENANSVILLE    CLOUDY    70  70 100 CALM      30.19R                  
NEW BERN       MOCLDY    70  70 100 S3        30.20S                  
CHERRY POINT   NOT AVBL                                               
BEAUFORT       PTCLDY    72  72 100 S8        30.20R                  
JACKSONVILLE   PTCLDY    71  71 100 S3        30.18S                  
WILMINGTON     CLOUDY    72  70  93 S7        30.18S                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Sun Apr 30 04:05:08 EDT 2017

.TODAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to
10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph after midnight. 
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers...mainly in the
afternoon. Breezy with highs in the lower 80s. South winds 15 to
20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with numerous showers in the evening...
then partly cloudy after midnight. Cooler with lows in the mid
50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the
evening. Chance of rain 70 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 5 to 10 mph
with gusts up to 20 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. 
.THURSDAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid
70s. Chance of rain 60 percent. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the
upper 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely...
mainly in the morning. Highs around 70. Chance of rain
70 percent. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 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

Sunday April 30, 2017 the 120th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 15.140000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 06:22 EDT Set 20:01 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:11 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:56 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

APRIL 30TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1852...
A tornado, following the same track as the famous "Tri-state Tornado" of
1925, struck the town of New Harmony IND. Just sixteen persons were killed
by the twister, due to the sparse settlement. The "Tri-state Tornado"
killed 695 persons. (David Ludlum)
...1953...
A tornado 300 yards in width leveled homes on the north side of
Warner-Robins GA, and barracks on the south side of the Warner-Robins Air
Force Base. (The Weather Channel)


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