Orange County, North Carolina
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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
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NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-170700-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      MOCLDY    66  65  96 CALM      30.19                   
JEFFERSON      MOCLDY    63  59  87 CALM      30.24S                  
MORGANTON      MOCLDY    69  67  94 CALM      30.19S                  
HICKORY        MOCLDY    70  69  97 W3        30.15S                  
WILKESBORO     NOT AVBL                                               
RUTHERFORDTON  NOT AVBL                                               
MOUNT AIRY     MOCLDY    71  67  86 CALM      30.18S                  
BOONE            N/A     60  58  96 CALM      30.25S                  
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-170700-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      MOCLDY    72  69  90 N3        30.12F                  
GREENSBORO     CLOUDY    71  68  90 NE6       30.13S                  
WINSTON-SALEM  MOCLDY    72  67  84 NE7       30.15S                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM MOCLDY    74  72  93 N5        30.10S                  
FORT BRAGG     MOCLDY    74  74  98 CALM      30.07R                  
FAYETTEVILLE   CLOUDY    76  70  82 N6        30.07S                  
BURLINGTON     MOCLDY    71  68  90 NE5       30.12S                  
ROXBORO        CLOUDY    70  70 100 N3        30.14S                  
HENDERSON      CLOUDY    69  69  99 N3        30.11S                  
LOUISBURG      CLOUDY    72  70  94 N5        30.12R                  
LAURINBURG     MOCLDY    76  71  85 N5        30.08F                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-170700-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO MOCLDY    74  71  91 NE5       30.06F                  
GREENVILLE     CLOUDY    73  72  94 N5        30.07S                  
WASHINGTON     MOCLDY    74  72  94 N5        30.04F                  
ELIZABETH CITY CLOUDY    77  74  90 NE12      30.04S                  
MANTEO         PTCLDY    76  73  91 NE10G17   30.02F                  
CAPE HATTERAS  MOCLDY    77  75  93 NE10      29.99S                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-170700-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GOLDSBORO      MOCLDY    73  71  92 N5        30.04S                  
KINSTON        MOCLDY    73  73  98 NW5       30.06S                  
KENANSVILLE    MOCLDY    72  72 100 MISG      30.06S                  
NEW BERN       CLOUDY    74  72  93 N8        30.03F                  
CHERRY POINT   NOT AVBL                                               
BEAUFORT       CLOUDY    76  74  93 N6        30.00F                  
JACKSONVILLE   MOCLDY    74  72  93 N7        30.02F                  
WILMINGTON     MOCLDY    76  72  87 NW5       30.04S                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Fri Sep 17 01:05:06 EDT 2021

.REST OF TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the
upper 60s. North winds around 5 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Cloudy in the morning, then partly sunny with a slight
chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. North
winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast
winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable. 
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds around
5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and
variable winds. Chance of rain 30 percent. 
.SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid
80s. Lows in the mid 60s. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain
30 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of
rain 30 percent. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. 

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
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------  ---------  ---------
   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

Friday September 17, 2021 the 260th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 1.780000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 06:59 EDT Set 19:17 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:08 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:34 EDT Ends 19:42 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

SEPTEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1932...
Concord NH was drenched with 5.97 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a
record for that location (16th- 17th). (The Weather Channel)
...1963...
Nearly two and a half inches of rain fell at Yuma AZ in 24 hours. It was
the most intense rain for Yuma during the period between 1909 and 1977.
(The Weather Channel)
...1965...
A storm produced a band of heavy snow across parts of Wyoming. Totals of 23
inches at Rawlins and 20.7 inches at Lander easily surpassed previous
snowfall record totals for so early in the season. (15th-17th) (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Thunderstorms produced large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain in the
northeastern U.S. Heavy rain in southwestern Pennsylvania forced evacuation
of twenty homes along Four Mile Run Creek, near Darlington. Harrisburg PA
established a record for the date with 2.11 inches of rain. A cold front in
the central U.S. brought freezing temperatures to parts of Montana and
Wyoming. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Early in the morning a tornado hit Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio TX
injuring three persons and causing twenty-eight million dollars damage. A
second tornado on the northwest side of San Antonio caused six million
dollars damage, and a third tornado in Bexar County killed one person and
injured another. Thunderstorms associated with Hurricane Gilbert spawned a
total of forty-seven tornadoes in a two day period, with forty of those
tornadoes in central and south central Texas. (Storm Data) (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Hurricane Hugo hit the Virgin Islands, producing wind gusts to 97 mph at
Saint Croix. Hurricane Hugo passed directly over the island of Saint Croix
causing complete devastation and essentially cutting off the island from
communications. A storm surge of five to seven feet occurred at Saint
Croix. The only rain gauge left operating, at Caneel Bay, indicated 9.40
inches in 24 hours. Hurricane Hugo claimed the lives of three persons at
Saint Croix, and caused more than 500 million dollars damage. A ship,
Nightcap, in the harbor of Culebra, measured wind gusts as high as 170 mph.
A cold front brought high winds to the Great Basin and the Rocky Mountain
Region, and thunderstorms along the cold front produced wind gusts to 66
mph at Yellowstone Park WY. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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