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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Map of 24 Hr Rainfall (7AM - 7AM EST), 7 Day Rainfall Animation
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.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-230300-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      CLEAR     48  17  29 N6        30.31R                  
JEFFERSON      CLEAR     38  13  34 N7        30.31R WCI  33          
HICKORY        CLEAR     50  17  27 E9        30.31R                  
RUTHERFORDTON  CLEAR     52  25  35 NE6       30.31R                  
MOUNT AIRY     CLEAR     46  16  29 N3        30.37R                  
BOONE          CLEAR     35  18  50 CALM      30.32R                  
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-230300-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      PTCLDY    50  21  32 NE6       30.31R                  
GREENSBORO     CLEAR     49  12  22 NE7       30.34R                  
WINSTON-SALEM  CLEAR     48  14  25 N8        30.36R                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM PTCLDY    45  15  30 E7        30.37R                  
FORT BRAGG     CLEAR     50  18  28 NE9       30.34R                  
FAYETTEVILLE   CLEAR     52  21  29 NE9       30.34R                  
BURLINGTON     CLEAR     48  13  24 NE9       30.35R                  
LAURINBURG     CLEAR     52  26  36 E12       30.33R                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-230300-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO CLEAR     42  19  39 NE5       30.39R                  
GREENVILLE     CLEAR     43  21  42 NE3       30.39R                  
WASHINGTON     CLEAR     42  22  45 E5        30.39R                  
ELIZABETH CITY CLEAR     41  25  53 N8        30.39R                  
MANTEO         CLEAR     43  26  51 NE13G20   30.39R                  
CAPE HATTERAS  CLEAR     44  27  51 NE7G16    30.39R                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-230300-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LUMBERTON      PTCLDY    53  24  32 NE10      30.32R                  
GOLDSBORO      CLEAR     46  19  34 NE7       30.36R                  
KINSTON        CLEAR     45  19  36 CALM      30.38R                  
KENANSVILLE    CLEAR     46  21  36 CALM      30.36R                  
NEW BERN       CLEAR     44  30  57 NE8       30.39R                  
CHERRY POINT   CLEAR     46  29  51 E18G24    30.38R                  
BEAUFORT       CLEAR     45  28  51 NE12G21   30.38R                  
JACKSONVILLE   CLEAR     46  33  60 E12       30.37R                  
WILMINGTON     CLEAR     49  36  61 E12G23    30.35R                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Wed Mar 22 22:05:14 EDT 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...Clear. Much colder with lows in the upper 20s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. East winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Clear, cold with lows in the lower 30s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph in the evening...becoming light and
variable. 
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Warmer with highs in the mid 60s. South
winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Not as cool with lows in the upper
40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. 
.SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Lows in the mid 50s.
Chance of rain 50 percent. 
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning.
Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming
mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of
rain 40 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. 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

Wednesday March 22, 2017 the 81th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 1.100000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:14 EDT Set 18:28 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:20 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:49 EDT Ends 18:53 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 22ND
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1920...
A spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as
Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was
described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude".
(22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
...1936...
A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107
lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
...1954...
Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The
Weather Channel)

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