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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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.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-151800-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      FAIR      77  53  43 VRB6      30.06F                  
JEFFERSON      FAIR      71  47  41 SW8       30.07F                  
MORGANTON      FAIR      83  46  27 SW6       30.01S                  
HICKORY        FAIR      80  48  32 S14G22    30.00F                  
WILKESBORO     FAIR      81  52  36 W10       30.03F                  
RUTHERFORDTON  FAIR      81  50  34 S6        30.01F                  
MOUNT AIRY     FAIR      79  50  36 SW8       30.00F                  
BOONE          FAIR      73  47  39 NW7       29.91F                  
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-151800-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      FAIR      83  48  29 W7        30.00F                  
GREENSBORO     FAIR      81  48  31 W10       29.97F                  
WINSTON-SALEM  FAIR      82  47  29 SW12      29.99F                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM FAIR      85  53  33 W8G16     29.96F                  
FORT BRAGG     FAIR      86  47  25 CALM      29.95F                  
FAYETTEVILLE   FAIR      85  49  28 S8        29.97F                  
BURLINGTON     FAIR      83  48  29 SW10G18   29.96F                  
ROXBORO        FAIR      79  46  31 SW10G16   29.98F                  
HENDERSON      FAIR      80  47  31 W6        29.95F                  
LOUISBURG      FAIR      82  50  32 W5        29.97F                  
LAURINBURG     FAIR      83  53  35 W3        29.99F                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-151800-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO FAIR      85  47  26 W6        29.94F                  
GREENVILLE     FAIR      86  50  28 SW10      29.94F                  
ELIZABETH CITY FAIR      83  55  38 SW10      29.91F                  
MANTEO         FAIR      78  53  41 SW6       29.94F                  
CAPE HATTERAS  FAIR      71  63  75 SW14G23   29.98F                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-151800-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LUMBERTON      FAIR      85  54  34 W3        29.99F                  
GOLDSBORO      SUNNY     85  48  26 W12       29.95F                  
KINSTON        SUNNY     86  50  28 NW5       29.96F                  
KENANSVILLE    FAIR      84  48  28 SW7       29.98F                  
NEW BERN       FAIR      85  54  34 NW7       29.97F                  
CHERRY POINT   FAIR      83  55  38 SW9       29.98F                  
BEAUFORT       FAIR      72  61  68 SW17      29.99F                  
JACKSONVILLE   FAIR      84  52  33 VRB6      29.97F                  
WILMINGTON     FAIR      85  51  31 SW5       29.99F                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Mon Apr 15 13:05:41 EDT 2024

.REST OF TODAY...Sunny. Near steady temperature in the mid 80s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. 
.TONIGHT...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of
rain 20 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in
the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds around
5 mph, becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of
rain 30 percent. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms, mainly in the evening. Lows around 60. Southeast
winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs around 80. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming
partly cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A
slight chance of showers. Breezy with lows in the lower 60s.
Chance of rain 20 percent. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the
morning. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 20 percent. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. 
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s.
Lows in the upper 50s. 
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming
mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the
mid 50s. Chance of rain 30 percent. 
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Not as warm
with 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

Monday April 15, 2024 the 106th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 10.300000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 06:40 EDT Set 19:48 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:13 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:15 EDT Ends 20:14 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 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1921...
Two mile high Silver Lake CO received 76 inches of snow in 24 hours, the
heaviest 24 hour total of record for North America. The storm left a total
of 87 inches in twenty-seven and a half hours. (David Ludlum)
...1927...
New Orleans LA was drenched with 14.01 inches of rain, which established a
24 hour rainfall record for the state. (The Weather Channel)
...1949...
A hailstone five inches by five and a half inches in size, and weighing
four pounds, was measured at Troy NY. (The Weather Channel)
...1958...
A tornado 300 yards in width skipped along a five mile path near Frostproof
FL. A 2500 gallon water tank was found one mile from its original position
(it is not known how much water was in the tank at the time). (The Weather
Channel)


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