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


NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO
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NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-151900-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      CLOUDY    48  46  93 SE5       29.91F FOG              
JEFFERSON      FOG       44  44 100 S3        29.91F VSB<1/4          
MORGANTON      CLOUDY   N/A N/A N/A CALM      29.96S FOG              
HICKORY        CLOUDY    47  47 100 CALM      29.92F FOG              
RUTHERFORDTON  RAIN      48  48 100 S7        29.94S VSB 3/4          
MOUNT AIRY     DRIZZLE   49  46  92 CALM      29.95F                  
BOONE          FOG       43  43 100 CALM      29.92F VSB 1/4          
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-151900-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      CLOUDY    50  49  96 CALM      29.93F FOG              
GREENSBORO     FOG       46  46 100 NE5       29.91F VSB 1            
WINSTON-SALEM  LGT RAIN  47  47 100 CALM      29.93F FOG              
RALEIGH-DURHAM FOG       46  46 100 NW3       29.93F VSB 1/4          
FORT BRAGG     CLOUDY    52  52 100 W6        29.91F FOG              
FAYETTEVILLE   FOG       53  52  96 W7        29.92F VSB 1/2          
BURLINGTON     FOG       48  46  93 CALM      29.92F VSB<1/4          
LAURINBURG     CLOUDY   N/A N/A N/A NW5       29.92F FOG              
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-151900-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO CLOUDY    52  52 100 N3        29.91F                  
GREENVILLE     CLOUDY    64  64 100 CALM      29.91F                  
WASHINGTON     RAIN      65  64  96 CALM      29.89F                  
ELIZABETH CITY LGT RAIN  66  64  93 S5        29.91S FOG              
MANTEO         CLOUDY    63  63  99 CALM      29.92S                  
CAPE HATTERAS  PTSUNNY   64  63  96 S7        29.91F FOG              
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-151900-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LUMBERTON      CLOUDY    57  55  93 NW9       29.91S FOG              
GOLDSBORO      CLOUDY    61  60  99 CALM      29.87F FOG              
KINSTON        CLOUDY    64  64 100 CALM      29.89F                  
KENANSVILLE    CLOUDY    64  64 100 CALM      29.89F FOG              
NEW BERN       RAIN      65  65 100 CALM      29.90F FOG              
CHERRY POINT   HVY RAIN  68  68 100 SW9       29.91F FOG              
BEAUFORT       HVY RAIN  66  65  96 SW9       29.91F FOG              
JACKSONVILLE   LGT RAIN  67  65  93 S6        29.88F                  
WILMINGTON     LGT RAIN  67  64  90 S8        29.90F                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Sat Dec 15 13:05:49 EST 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
.REST OF TODAY...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Near
steady temperature in the upper 40s. Northwest winds around
5 mph. 
.TONIGHT...Cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening.
Near steady temperature in the mid 40s. Southwest winds around
5 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. 
.SUNDAY...Cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny.
Areas of fog in the morning. Highs around 50. West winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. West winds
5 to 10 mph. 
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs
in the upper 40s. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Cold with lows in the upper 20s. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Not as cool with lows in the
upper 30s. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 40 percent. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent
chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. 

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
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------  ---------  ---------
   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 15, 2018 the 349th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.300000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:17 EST Set 17:02 EST
Transit Meridian 12:09 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:49 EST Ends 17:29 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 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1839...
The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole
gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was
great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum)
...1901...
An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced
heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David
Ludlum)
...1945...
A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow,
with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel
was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively
as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard
conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall
totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at
Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches,
a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern
Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in
Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty
years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly
sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical
of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern
U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting
to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without
electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern
U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern
Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls
developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported
25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S.
reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below
zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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