Orange County, North Carolina
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NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY. NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-161100- 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 $$ NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-161100- SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS LUMBERTON CLOUDY 27 26 96 SW3 30.21R GOLDSBORO CLOUDY 31 22 68 CALM 30.18R KENANSVILLE CLEAR 25 23 93 CALM 30.20S NEW BERN CLEAR 31 24 75 NW3 30.20R CHERRY POINT CLEAR 36 25 64 NW12 30.19R WCI 28 BEAUFORT CLEAR 35 27 72 N9 30.19R WCI 28 JACKSONVILLE CLEAR 31 26 82 W5 30.20R WCI 26 WILMINGTON PTCLDY 34 27 75 NW3 30.21R $$
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
.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
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 December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- 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
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)