Orange County, North Carolina
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Synopsis...Current Surface Map, [2nd Source TWC]
***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
NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY. NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-070200- WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS ASHEVILLE CLEAR 42 14 32 NW9 30.17R JEFFERSON CLEAR 34 5 29 NW12 30.15R WCI 25 MORGANTON CLEAR 45 10 23 CALM 30.20R HICKORY CLEAR 46 9 22 N3 30.16R WILKESBORO NOT AVBL RUTHERFORDTON CLEAR 46 12 25 NE9 30.17R MOUNT AIRY CLEAR 45 6 20 NW6 30.19R BOONE N/A 37 2 23 N12 30.15R WCI 29 $$ NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-070200- CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CHARLOTTE PTCLDY 49 17 28 CALM 30.16R GREENSBORO PTCLDY 46 9 22 N5 30.15R WINSTON-SALEM CLEAR 46 9 22 N8 30.18R RALEIGH-DURHAM PTCLDY 42 23 46 CALM 30.16R FORT BRAGG CLEAR 39 29 67 CALM 30.15R FAYETTEVILLE CLEAR 44 25 47 CALM 30.16R BURLINGTON PTCLDY 48 8 19 N7 30.16R ROXBORO CLEAR 41 12 30 N3 30.18R HENDERSON CLEAR 38 17 43 CALM 30.16R LOUISBURG CLEAR 37 23 56 CALM 30.19R LAURINBURG CLEAR 41 27 57 CALM 30.17R $$ NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-070200- NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS ROCKY MT-WILSO CLEAR 39 27 62 CALM 30.17R GREENVILLE CLEAR 37 27 65 CALM 30.19R WASHINGTON CLEAR 40 27 57 CALM 30.18R ELIZABETH CITY CLEAR 43 22 43 E5 30.17R MANTEO MOCLDY 41 27 57 S5 30.19R CAPE HATTERAS MOCLDY 40 27 59 E5 30.19R $$ NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-070200- SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS GOLDSBORO CLEAR 40 25 55 E3 30.15R KINSTON CLEAR 37 28 70 CALM 30.18R KENANSVILLE CLEAR 32 27 80 CALM 30.18R NEW BERN CLEAR 39 23 52 SE5 30.19R CHERRY POINT PTCLDY 40 30 67 SE6 30.20R BEAUFORT PTCLDY 41 30 65 SE3 30.20R JACKSONVILLE CLEAR 39 28 64 S5 30.19R WILMINGTON PTCLDY 40 31 70 CALM 30.19R $$
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
.REST OF TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Cold with lows in the upper 20s. North winds around 5 mph. .SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. .SUNDAY NIGHT...Clear, cold with lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. .MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. .MONDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. .TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. .WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 60s. Lows in the mid 40s. .THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs around 70. Lows around 50.
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2
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 Priddy6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Saturday March 06, 2021 the 65th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -5.180000 Distance 0.999722 AU Rise 06:36 EST Set 18:14 EST Transit Meridian 12:25 EST Civil Twilight Begins 06:12 EST Ends 18:39 EST Calculations made for central point in the state. Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- Priddy
MARCH 6TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1872... A cold wave hit the East coast sending the mercury plunging to 8 degrees below zero at Boston. It was the most severe March cold wave in modern history. (David Ludlum) ...1900... A chinook wind blowing down the slopes of the Rockies through Havre MT raised the temperature 31 degrees in just three minutes. (The Weather Channel) ...1954... Florida received its greatest modern-day snowfall of record, with 4.0 inches at the Milton Experimental Station. Pensacola FL equalled their 24-hour record with 2.1 inches of snow. (The Weather Channel) ...1960... The coldest temperature ever recorded in Kentucky in March: -14 degrees at Bonnieville in Hart County. Also...Louisville's coldest March temperature and latest sub-zero temperature: one degree below zero. Lexington's latest sub-zero temperature (-2) as well. ...1962... The Great Atlantic Coastal Storm of 1962 destroyed over $200 million worth of property from Florida to New England. The storm caused major shoreline erosion from North Carolina to Long Island. A 3 mile long boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland was wiped out. The storm caused greater alteration of the coastline from Cape Hatteras northward than any previous storm, including hurricanes. A new inlet was cut through Hatteras Island and more than 10 miles of outer banks barrier dunes were obliterated. Winds of up to 75 mph raised waves to heights of 40 feet. 42 inches of snow fell at Big Meadows, located in the mountains of Virginia -- a state record. ...1984... Heavy rains soaked Florida for 24 hours with rainfall totals reaching as high as 9 inches at Whigham and 9.55 inches at Marianna. ...1987... At 3:30 PM CST, the temperature at Saint Cloud, Minnesota reached a summer-like 71 degrees, setting a new record temperature for the date. The previous record of 50 degrees, set in 1983, was exceeded by 21 degrees! ...1989... A winter storm in the south central U.S. left parts of Missouri and Arkansas buried under more than a foot of snow. Totals in Missouri ranged up to 16 inches at Lebanon with 14 inches reported at Springfield. Sections of Benton county in Arkansas recorded 14 inches. ...1990... At the University of Denver High Altitude Lab, Mount Evans reported 50 inches of snow in a 24 hour period. Winds gusting up to 40 mph caused whiteout conditions. ...1992... Severe thunderstorms dumped large amounts of hail over sections of Georgia and Florida. Hail accumulated to a depth of 6 inches at Marietta, Georgia. Hail the size of golfballs covered the ground 3 to 4 inches deep uniformly at Longwood and Altamonte Springs, Florida. Hail damage was extensive with broken windows and vehicle and roof damage widespread. Total damage in Florida amounted to 25 million dollars, the most damaging hailstorm in Florida's history (until 25Mar92). ...1996... An early morning strong (F3) tornado killed 4 people and injured 40 on a 19 mile track through Dallas County in Alabama. Damages totaled $8 million. (WSI)