Orange County, North Carolina
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Synopsis...Current Surface Map, [2nd Source TWC]
***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
NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY. NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-171900- WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS ASHEVILLE FAIR 45 18 34 S10 30.56F JEFFERSON FAIR 34 6 30 E5 30.54F WCI 30 MORGANTON FAIR 47 0 14 CALM 30.64F HICKORY FAIR 44 11 26 NE7 30.61F WILKESBORO NOT AVBL RUTHERFORDTON FAIR 46 16 29 SE5 30.62F MOUNT AIRY FAIR 40 14 33 CALM 30.64F BOONE N/A 40 4 23 CALM 30.54F $$ NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-171900- CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CHARLOTTE FAIR 48 13 24 NE12G21 30.63F GREENSBORO PTSUNNY 42 15 33 NE9 30.63F WINSTON-SALEM FAIR 41 15 35 NE8 30.65F RALEIGH-DURHAM FAIR 44 14 29 N9G17 30.66F FORT BRAGG FAIR 46 11 24 NE7 30.64F FAYETTEVILLE FAIR 47 14 26 NE8 30.64F BURLINGTON FAIR 46 12 25 N9 30.65F ROXBORO FAIR 41 14 33 N8G17 30.68F HENDERSON FAIR 38 12 33 NE9 30.66F WCI 32 LOUISBURG FAIR 41 14 33 NE12 30.68F LAURINBURG FAIR 49 17 28 NE15 30.64F $$ NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-171900- NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS ROCKY MT-WILSO FAIR 44 17 33 N15 30.66F GREENVILLE FAIR 43 16 33 NE12 30.64F WASHINGTON FAIR 43 16 33 N14G20 30.65F ELIZABETH CITY FAIR 44 21 40 N16G23 30.64F MANTEO PTSUNNY 40 25 55 N18G28 30.63S WCI 30 CAPE HATTERAS PTSUNNY 43 29 57 N10G28 30.60F $$ NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-171900- SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS GOLDSBORO FAIR 44 14 29 N8 30.63F KINSTON SUNNY 45 16 31 N13G22 30.65F KENANSVILLE FAIR 45 16 31 N13G21 30.64F NEW BERN FAIR 44 18 35 N12 30.63F CHERRY POINT SUNNY 46 17 31 N17G25 30.62F BEAUFORT FAIR 45 20 36 NE17G25 30.61F JACKSONVILLE FAIR 46 14 27 NE15G23 30.60F WILMINGTON FAIR 47 16 29 N10 30.62F $$
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
.REST OF TODAY...Sunny and much cooler. Near steady temperature in the lower 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. .TONIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Cold with lows in the upper 20s. East winds around 5 mph. .SATURDAY...Cloudy. Rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming south with gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. .SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Rain likely in the evening. Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. .SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. .SUNDAY NIGHT AND MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper 30s. .MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the upper 30s. .WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Cold with lows in the mid 20s. .THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2
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 Priddy6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Friday January 17, 2020 the 17th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -20.640000 Distance 0.999725 AU Rise 07:23 EST Set 17:26 EST Transit Meridian 12:24 EST Civil Twilight Begins 06:56 EST Ends 17:53 EST Calculations made for central point in the state. Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and elevation -- Priddy
JANUARY 17TH HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS ...1817... A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England. (David Ludlum) ...1893... The mercury dipped to 17 degrees below zero at Millsboro DE to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1972... A single storm unloaded 77.5 inches of snow at Summit MT to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1982... Strong chinook winds caused severe wind damage in Boulder CO. Wind gusts to 118 mph was recorded on the roof of the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL), and a wind gust to 137 mph was measured atop the roof of the NCAR building (in the southwest part of the city, 600 feet above ground level). The high winds uprooted trees and damage roofs. (Storm Data) ...1987... A winter storm spread snow from the Southern Rockies into the Middle Mississippi Valley and southwestern sections of the Great Lakes Region, and freezing rain across Texas and oklahoma. Snowfall totals ranged up to 16 inches at Tulia TX, with 12 inches at Wellington KS. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... A Pacific storm battered the southern coast of California. Winds gusting to 65 mph uprooted trees in San Diego. Los Angeles reported an all-time record low baromteric pressure reading of 29.25 inches. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... Strong chinook winds along the eastern slopes of the Rockies gusted to 90 mph near Rollinsville CO, and reached 94 mph near Big Timber MT. Heavy snow blanketed parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley, with eight inches reported in Douglas County WI. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1990... Twenty cities across the southeastern half of the country reported record high temperatures for the date. Record highs included 61 degrees at Williamstown PA and 85 degrees at Brownsville TX. Evening thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds from eastern Texas to Mississippi. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...2006... Bowling Green received 1.37" of liquid equivalent precipitation on January 17, setting a new record for the date. The old record was 1.25" set in 1990. (Louisville NWS)