Orange County, North Carolina
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WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR ORANGE COUNTY: Regional Hourly Observations


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NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-161100-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      CLOUDY    29  18  63 N10       30.15F WCI  20          
JEFFERSON      CLOUDY    25  17  69 W7        30.05S WCI  17          
MORGANTON      CLEAR     25  20  82 CALM      30.19S                  
HICKORY        CLEAR     29  18  63 CALM      30.16S                  
RUTHERFORDTON  NOT AVBL                                               
MOUNT AIRY     CLEAR     34  20  57 W5        30.15S WCI  30          
BOONE          CLOUDY    26  17  71 N7        30.06F WCI  18          
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-161100-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      PTCLDY    27  23  85 CALM      30.19F                  
GREENSBORO     PTCLDY    27  18  69 SW6       30.16R WCI  20          
WINSTON-SALEM  CLEAR     27  18  69 CALM      30.17R                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM PTCLDY    27  21  78 CALM      30.19R                  
FORT BRAGG     CLOUDY    27  24  91 CALM      30.19S                  
FAYETTEVILLE   CLOUDY    30  25  81 CALM      30.19S                  
BURLINGTON     CLEAR     30  20  66 SW6       30.17R WCI  24          
LAURINBURG     CLOUDY    26  24  92 CALM      30.21S                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-161100-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO CLEAR     30  22  72 CALM      30.18S                  
GREENVILLE     CLEAR     32  23  69 CALM      30.20R                  
WASHINGTON     CLEAR     31  23  71 CALM      30.19R                  
ELIZABETH CITY CLEAR     27  24  89 W3        30.16R                  
MANTEO         CLEAR     35  26  71 NW6       30.16R WCI  30          
CAPE HATTERAS  CLEAR     39  29  67 NW7       30.15R WCI  34          
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-161100-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LUMBERTON      CLOUDY    27  26  96 SW3       30.21R                  
GOLDSBORO      CLOUDY    31  22  68 CALM      30.18R                  
KENANSVILLE    CLEAR     25  23  93 CALM      30.20S                  
NEW BERN       CLEAR     31  24  75 NW3       30.20R                  
CHERRY POINT   CLEAR     36  25  64 NW12      30.19R WCI  28          
BEAUFORT       CLEAR     35  27  72 N9        30.19R WCI  28          
JACKSONVILLE   CLEAR     31  26  82 W5        30.20R WCI  26          
WILMINGTON     PTCLDY    34  27  75 NW3       30.21R                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Sat Dec 16 05:17:27 EST 2017

.TODAY...Sunny. Highs around 50. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.TONIGHT...Clear, cold with lows around 30. Southwest winds
around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable. 
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming
partly cloudy. Not as cool with lows in the lower 40s. Southwest
winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable. 
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
Highs in the lower 60s. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming
partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers.
Highs in the mid 50s. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
showers. Lows in the mid 30s. 
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower
50s. Lows in the upper 30s. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs around 60. 

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

Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:18 EST Set 17:02 EST
Transit Meridian 12:10 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:50 EST Ends 17:30 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

DECEMBER 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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