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.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-310100-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      FAIR      62  31  31 N5        30.06S                  
JEFFERSON      FAIR      56  24  29 W6G16     30.04R                  
MORGANTON      FAIR      65  24  20 CALM      30.04R                  
HICKORY        FAIR      65  29  25 W7        29.99R                  
WILKESBORO     NOT AVBL                                               
RUTHERFORDTON  FAIR      66  25  20 NW10G16   30.00F                  
MOUNT AIRY     FAIR      67  16  14 NW5       29.99R                  
BOONE            N/A     56  23  27 NW21G28   30.04R                  
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-310100-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      FAIR      67  37  33 SW7       29.98S                  
GREENSBORO     CLOUDY    67  32  27 W8        29.94R                  
WINSTON-SALEM  FAIR      69  30  23 W5        29.96R                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM CLOUDY    70  36  28 W7        29.91S                  
FORT BRAGG     FAIR      71  35  26 W6        29.92F                  
FAYETTEVILLE   FAIR      70  38  31 SW5       29.93F                  
BURLINGTON     FAIR      69  36  29 W5        29.92S                  
ROXBORO        NOT AVBL                                               
HENDERSON      FAIR      65  32  29 SW5       29.90R                  
LOUISBURG      FAIR      70  34  26 SW6       29.92S                  
LAURINBURG     FAIR      69  47  45 W5        29.96R                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-310100-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO FAIR      71  34  25 SW5       29.90F                  
GREENVILLE     FAIR      68  39  34 CALM      29.93S                  
WASHINGTON     FAIR      69  37  31 CALM      29.90F                  
ELIZABETH CITY FAIR      67  42  40 S5        29.88F                  
MANTEO         FAIR      62  55  79 CALM      29.90S                  
CAPE HATTERAS  FAIR      70  56  61 SW8       29.91R                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-310100-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GOLDSBORO      MOCLDY    71  38  30 SW5       29.89F                  
KINSTON        CLEAR     66  41  39 CALM      29.92R                  
KENANSVILLE    FAIR      68  45  42 SW3       29.92S HAZE             
NEW BERN       FAIR      68  43  40 SW3       29.92F                  
CHERRY POINT   MOCLDY    70  42  36 SW6       29.92F                  
BEAUFORT       FAIR      68  52  56 SW9       29.92F                  
JACKSONVILLE   MOCLDY    73  41  31 W6        29.92S                  
WILMINGTON     FAIR      74  43  32 W8        29.94R                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Mon Mar 30 19:05:31 EDT 2020

.REST OF TONIGHT...Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming
mostly cloudy. Cooler with lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds
5 to 10 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Cloudy. Periods of rain in the afternoon. Much cooler
with highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of
rain 90 percent. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain. Lows around 40. Northeast winds around
10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY...Occasional rain in the morning. Mostly cloudy with
patchy drizzle. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 80 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest
winds around 5 mph. 
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...Clear. Highs in the mid 60s. Lows
in the lower 40s. 
.FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 60s.
Lows in the lower 40s. 
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs around 70. Lows
in the upper 40s. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of
showers. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 70s. 

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 March 30, 2020 the 90th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 4.340000
Distance 0.999720 AU
Rise 06:02 EDT Set 18:35 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:18 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:37 EDT Ends 19:00 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

MARCH 30TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1823...
A great Northeast storm with hurricane force winds raged from Pennsylvania
to Maine. The storm was most severe over New Jersey with high tides,
uprooted trees, and heavy snow inland. (David Ludlum)
...1899...
A storm which buried Ruby CO under 141 inches of snow came to an end. Ruby
was an old abandoned mining town on the Elk Mountain Range in the Crested
Butte area. (The Weather Channel)
...1977...
Hartford CT hit 87 degrees to establish a record for the month of March.
(The Weather Channel)

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