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.

NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-261400-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      PTSUNNY   68  66  93 VRB3      30.03R                  
JEFFERSON      CLOUDY    65  63  93 CALM      30.06S                  
MORGANTON      DRIZZLE   67  67 100 CALM      30.03S                  
HICKORY        RAIN      69  69 100 CALM      29.99S FOG              
RUTHERFORDTON  CLOUDY    69  69 100 S12       30.00R                  
MOUNT AIRY     NOT AVBL                                               
BOONE          CLOUDY    66  64  93 CALM      30.07R                  
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-261400-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      CLOUDY    72  72 100 S7        30.00R FOG              
GREENSBORO     CLOUDY    73  69  87 SW10      29.99S                  
WINSTON-SALEM  LGT RAIN  72  69  90 VRB6      30.00S                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM CLOUDY    71  70  96 SW15      30.01R                  
FORT BRAGG     CLOUDY    74  70  87 SW5       30.00S                  
FAYETTEVILLE   CLOUDY    75  70  84 SW9       30.01R                  
BURLINGTON     CLOUDY    73  69  87 S7        29.99S                  
LAURINBURG     CLOUDY    76  72  87 SW7       30.02R                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-261400-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO CLOUDY    74  70  87 S7        30.01R                  
GREENVILLE     CLOUDY    73  70  88 SW8       30.03S                  
WASHINGTON     CLOUDY    74  70  86 SW3       30.02S                  
ELIZABETH CITY FAIR      77  73  87 S10       29.99S                  
MANTEO         FAIR      78  70  77 W10       30.01S                  
CAPE HATTERAS  FAIR      77  73  87 SW7       30.03R                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-261400-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LUMBERTON      CLOUDY    75  71  87 SW7       30.01R                  
GOLDSBORO      PTSUNNY   76  71  84 SW7       30.00S                  
KINSTON        PTSUNNY   73  72  94 SW6       30.03R                  
KENANSVILLE    CLOUDY    75  72  88 SW6       30.03R                  
NEW BERN       FAIR      76  72  87 SW8       30.03S                  
CHERRY POINT   PTSUNNY   78  73  84 W13       30.03S                  
BEAUFORT       PTSUNNY   78  74  87 SW12      30.03R                  
JACKSONVILLE   FAIR      78  72  81 SW9       30.02R                  
WILMINGTON     FAIR      79  71  76 SW12      30.02S                  
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Sat May 26 09:08:56 EDT 2018

.REST OF TODAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest
winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. 
.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Scattered
thunderstorms, mainly in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. 
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. A chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Mostly
cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s. South
winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. 
.MEMORIAL DAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some
thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs around 80.
Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Thunderstorms likely in the evening. Showers
likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the
evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 70 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms
may produce heavy rainfall. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of
rain 60 percent. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely,
mainly in the evening. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy
rainfall in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain
60 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Showers and thunderstorms
likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs in
the lower 80s. Lows around 70. Chance of rain 60 percent. 
.THURSDAY...Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly in
the morning. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Chance of rain 50 percent. 
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 40 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

Saturday May 26, 2018 the 146th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.290000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:02 EDT Set 20:21 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:11 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:34 EDT Ends 20:49 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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MAY 26TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1771...
A famous Virginia flood occurred as heavy rains in the mountains brought
all rivers in the state to record high levels. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
...1894...
A tornado (unofficially F2) moved along a five mile long path 
east of Jeffersonville IN (Clark County). The Louisville 
weather office's log book simply read, Partly cloudy, and 
threatening during the greater portion of the day. Shower, 
11.56am12.04 pm; amount, .05. While rain was falling, a few 
indistinct, distant peals of thunder were heard. (NWS Louisville)
...1917...
A tornado touched down near Louisiana MO about noon and remained on the
ground for a distance of 293 miles, finally lifting seven hours and twenty
minutes later in eastern Jennings County IN. The twister cut a swath of
destruction two and a half miles wide through Mattoon IL. There were 101
persons killed in the tornado, including 53 at Mattoon, and 38 at
Charleston IL. Damage from the storm totalled 2.5 million dollars. (David
Ludlum)
...1965...
An F2 tornado was spotted in Simpson County. (NWS Louisville)
...1967...
A slow moving nor-easter battered New England with high 
winds, heavy rain, and record late season snow on this day. 
Winds 70 to 90 mph in gusts occurred along the coast. Over 7 
inches of rain fell at Nantucket, Massachusetts with 6.57 
inches falling in 24 hours to set a new 24 hour rainfall 
record. 24.9 inches of snow fell at Mount Washington, New 
Hampshire to set a new May snowfall record. (NWS Louisville)
...1968...
An F2 tornado struck Smiths Grove (Warren County). A barn was 
destroyed and another damaged. (NWS Louisville)
...1989...
A tornado produced F1 damage along a four mile long path 
through Allen County, resulting in a quarter million dollars 
in damage. An F1 tornado was on the ground for 6 miles in 
Simpson County. (NWS Louisville)
...1996...
Lightning struck and damaged two homes in Louisville. (NWS Louisville)




	

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