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.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-231000-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      CLOUDY    68  64  87 SE3       30.29R                  
JEFFERSON      MOCLDY    61  61 100 CALM      30.31S FOG              
MORGANTON      RAIN      67  64  90 CALM      30.30R                  
HICKORY        LGT RAIN  67  66  97 NW3       30.25R FOG              
WILKESBORO     NOT AVBL                                               
RUTHERFORDTON  CLOUDY    66  66 100 CALM      30.27R FOG              
MOUNT AIRY     CLOUDY    68  64  86 CALM      30.27S                  
BOONE          FAIR      62  62 100 CALM      30.32S FOG              
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-231000-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      CLOUDY    71  67  87 S7        30.24R                  
GREENSBORO     CLOUDY    69  64  84 SW9       30.24R                  
WINSTON-SALEM  CLOUDY    70  63  78 VRB7      30.25S                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM FAIR      65  57  75 S6        30.24S                  
FORT BRAGG     MOCLDY    63  63 100 CALM      30.24R                  
FAYETTEVILLE   MOCLDY    64  60  87 CALM      30.24R                  
BURLINGTON     MOCLDY    68  58  70 CALM      30.24R                  
ROXBORO        MOCLDY    63  59  88 CALM      30.26R                  
HENDERSON      FAIR      61  55  82 S7        30.24S                  
LOUISBURG      FAIR      61  55  82 CALM      30.28R                  
LAURINBURG     FAIR      64  61  90 E6        30.24S                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-231000-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO FAIR      58  55  90 CALM      30.26R                  
GREENVILLE     FAIR      59  54  82 CALM      30.26R                  
WASHINGTON     FAIR      57  52  84 CALM      30.26R                  
ELIZABETH CITY FAIR      60  54  80 CALM      30.26R                  
MANTEO         FAIR      63  56  79 SE5       30.26R                  
CAPE HATTERAS  FAIR      64  61  90 E5        30.24S                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-231000-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GOLDSBORO      FAIR      62  55  77 CALM      30.23R                  
KINSTON        FAIR      58  55  90 CALM      30.26R                  
KENANSVILLE    FAIR      57  55  94 CALM      30.25S                  
NEW BERN       FAIR      60  57  89 CALM      30.25S                  
CHERRY POINT   FAIR      61  55  81 CALM      30.25S                  
BEAUFORT       FAIR      62  57  83 CALM      30.24S                  
JACKSONVILLE   FAIR      65  57  75 CALM      30.23S                  
WILMINGTON     FAIR      63  61  93 CALM      30.23S                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Thu May 23 04:05:10 EDT 2019

.TODAY...Partly sunny with isolated showers. Isolated
thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. 
.TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in
the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Hot with highs in the lower 90s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds
around 5 mph, becoming northeast after midnight. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds
around 5 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. 
.SUNDAY THROUGH MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly clear. Hot. Highs in the
mid 90s. Lows around 70. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Hot with highs in the lower 90s. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Hot. Lows in the
lower 70s. Highs in the mid 90s. 

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

Thursday May 23, 2019 the 143th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.720000
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