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.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-270900-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      PTCLDY    57  52  83 CALM      30.12F                  
JEFFERSON      CLOUDY    57  51  79 W8        30.13S                  
HICKORY        PTCLDY    62  57  83 W3        30.06S                  
RUTHERFORDTON  NOT AVBL                                               
MOUNT AIRY     PTCLDY    60  55  83 CALM      30.08S                  
BOONE          NOT AVBL                                               
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-270900-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      MOCLDY    64  60  87 CALM      30.04F                  
GREENSBORO     PTCLDY    64  58  80 W6        30.03S                  
WINSTON-SALEM  PTCLDY    66  55  67 NW3       30.06R                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM PTCLDY    64  60  87 CALM      30.02S                  
FORT BRAGG     CLOUDY    66  62  88 CALM      30.01S                  
FAYETTEVILLE   CLOUDY    70  64  81 CALM      30.01S                  
BURLINGTON     CLEAR     63  59  87 CALM      30.02S                  
LAURINBURG     CLEAR     66  64  93 CALM      30.03S                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-270900-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO CLOUDY    66  65  96 CALM      30.01S                  
GREENVILLE     CLOUDY    70  66  88 CALM      30.03S                  
WASHINGTON       N/A    N/A N/A N/A CALM      30.01F                  
ELIZABETH CITY PTCLDY    69  66  90 S3        30.00F                  
MANTEO         PTCLDY    65  63  93 CALM      30.01F                  
CAPE HATTERAS  PTCLDY    67  63  87 CALM      30.01S                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-270900-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LUMBERTON      CLEAR     65  64  97 CALM      30.01S                  
GOLDSBORO      CLOUDY    68  66  94 CALM      30.00S                  
KINSTON        CLOUDY    65  63  95 CALM      30.02S                  
KENANSVILLE    CLEAR     63  61  94 CALM      30.02F                  
NEW BERN       PTCLDY    66  65  96 CALM      30.02F                  
CHERRY POINT   FOG       65  64  97 CALM      30.02S VSB 1/2          
BEAUFORT       PTCLDY    68  68 100 E3        30.00F                  
JACKSONVILLE   CLEAR     65  65 100 CALM      30.01S                  
WILMINGTON     CLEAR     66  65  96 CALM      30.01F                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Tue Jun 27 04:05:07 EDT 2017

.TODAY...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers with isolated
thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds
5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. 
.TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Northwest winds
around 5 mph in the evening...becoming light and variable. 
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds around
5 mph...becoming south in the afternoon. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. South
winds around 5 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds
5 to 10 mph. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the
upper 60s. Highs in the upper 80s. 
.SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows around 70. Chance
of rain 30 percent. 
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the lower 70s.
Chance of rain 40 percent. 
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in
the afternoon. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 30 percent. 

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

Tuesday June 27, 2017 the 178th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 23.270000
Distance 0.999715 AU
Rise 06:00 EDT Set 20:34 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:17 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:32 EDT Ends 21:03 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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JUNE 27TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1808...
At Newbury, Massachusetts, a violent tornado did extensive damage.
...1881...
A "wind rush" at Washington, DC damaged the city hall and the Masonic Temple.
...1901...
There was a rain of fish from the sky at Tiller's Ferry. Hundreds of fish
were swimming between cotton rows after a heavy shower. (David Ludlum)
...1915...
The temperature at Fort Yukon AK soared to 100 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
...1957...
Hurricane Audrey smashed ashore at Cameron LA drowning 390 persons in the
storm tide, and causing 150 million dollars damage in Texas, Louisiana and
Mississippi. Audrey left only a brick courthouse and a cement-block
icehouse standing at Cameron, and when the waters settled in the town of
Crede, only four buildings remained. The powerful winds of Audrey tossed a
fishing boat weighing 78 tons onto an off-shore drilling platform. Winds
along the coast gusted to 105 mph, and oil rigs off the Louisiana coast
reported wind gusts to 180 mph. A storm surge greater than twelve feet
inundated the Louisiana coast as much as 25 miles inland. It was the
deadliest June hurricane of record for the U.S. (David Ludlum) (The Weather
Channel)
...1994...
The big heat continued in the southwestern U.S.  Lakewood, New Mexico hit a 
scorching 119 degrees to set a new all-time state record.  Afternoon highs of 
116 degrees at Midland, Texas, 114 at Lubbock, Texas and Roswell, new Mexico, 
and 113 at El Paso, Texas set new all-time records for those locations.  The 
mesonet station 4 miles south of Tipton, Oklahoma hit 120 degrees, to tie the 
state record high temperature.

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