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.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-240200-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      CLOUDY    65  63  93 SW5       30.03R                  
JEFFERSON      HVY RAIN  58  54  86 NE8       30.10R                  
MORGANTON      LGT RAIN  68  67  97 CALM      30.04R                  
HICKORY        HVY RAIN  68  68 100 SW8       30.01R FOG              
WILKESBORO     RAIN      59  59 100 NE7       30.12R                  
RUTHERFORDTON  CLOUDY    68  68 100 CALM      30.01R                  
MOUNT AIRY     RAIN      59  58  96 NE16G25   30.09S                  
BOONE          HVY RAIN  60  60 100 E6        30.09S                  
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-240200-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      NOT AVBL                                               
GREENSBORO     LGT RAIN  63  61  93 NE13      30.07S                  
WINSTON-SALEM  RAIN      62  59  90 NE10      30.10S FOG              
RALEIGH-DURHAM CLOUDY    70  67  90 E15G21    30.08S                  
FORT BRAGG     CLOUDY    74  67  76 SE8       30.06R                  
FAYETTEVILLE   CLOUDY    76  67  73 E12       30.08R                  
BURLINGTON     LGT RAIN  67  65  93 N5        30.09R                  
ROXBORO        CLOUDY    64  64 100 E10       30.12S                  
HENDERSON      CLOUDY    64  64  99 E13       30.11S                  
LOUISBURG      CLOUDY    64  64 100 E7        30.14R                  
LAURINBURG     CLOUDY    77  65  66 SE12G18   30.05S HAZE             
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-240200-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO MOCLDY    66  63  90 VRB7      30.13R                  
GREENVILLE     CLOUDY    66  66 100 E9        30.15R FOG              
WASHINGTON     CLOUDY    66  63  91 E9        30.17S                  
ELIZABETH CITY LGT RAIN  64  57  78 E10       30.19R                  
MANTEO         DRIZZLE   62  57  83 NE9       30.19R                  
CAPE HATTERAS  MOCLDY    70  64  81 NE5       30.17R                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-240200-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GOLDSBORO      CLOUDY    70  66  88 E16G25    30.09R                  
KINSTON        LGT RAIN  68  66  94 E12G18    30.15R                  
KENANSVILLE    CLOUDY    72  70  94 MISG      30.12R                  
NEW BERN       HVY RAIN  70  68  94 E10       30.16S FOG              
CHERRY POINT   TSTM      71  69  93 E9        30.16R                  
BEAUFORT       CLOUDY    74  69  85 E9G18     30.15R                  
JACKSONVILLE   LGT RAIN  74  72  93 NE7       30.12R                  
WILMINGTON     MOCLDY    78  71  79 SW9       30.11R                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Mon May 23 22:05:45 EDT 2022

.REST OF TONIGHT...A chance of thunderstorms. Showers. Near
steady temperature in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph with
gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely,
mainly in the morning. Not as warm with highs in the upper 60s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming north in the afternoon.
Chance of rain 70 percent. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. North winds
around 10 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds around
5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 60. Northeast winds
around 5 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
in the afternoon. Warmer with highs in the lower 80s. Chance of
rain 50 percent. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...Showers likely with a chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Chance of rain 70 percent. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening. Lows around 60. Chance of rain
50 percent. 
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Highs in the lower
80s. Lows in the lower 60s. 
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of
rain 30 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

Monday May 23, 2022 the 143th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.770000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:03 EDT Set 20:19 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:10 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:35 EDT Ends 20:47 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

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MAY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1878...
An F4 tornado struck Mineral Point, WI killing 17 and injuring 45. A record 
book was carried 60 miles from a schoolhouse. In Primrose Township, the 
deed to Chandler Farm was found 10 miles away. (NWS Louisville)
...1882...
An unusual late season snow blanketed eastern Iowa, with four to six inches
reported around Washington. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Hollis OK soared from a morning low of 70 degrees to an
afternoon high of 110 degrees to establish a state record for the month of
May. (The Weather Channel)
...2000...
An F3 tornado moved through the northeast and east sections of Leitchfield 
KY. An F0 tornado was spotted at Priceville KY. An F0 tornado touched down 
briefly in Taylor County. (NWS Louisville)

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