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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NCZ001-053-055-056-065-067-300900-
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ASHEVILLE      MOCLDY    54  38  54 VRB6      30.12F                  
JEFFERSON      CLOUDY    45  41  88 NE9G16    30.19S                  
MORGANTON      CLOUDY    56  48  75 CALM      30.17F                  
HICKORY        CLOUDY    56  46  69 NE15G25   30.12F                  
WILKESBORO     MOCLDY    48  45  87 N3        30.20S                  
RUTHERFORDTON  CLOUDY    55  45  67 N15       30.11F                  
MOUNT AIRY     MOCLDY    55  45  69 NE12      30.17F                  
BOONE          MOCLDY    45  40  82 E3        30.18S                  
$$
 
NCZ021-022-025-041-071-084-088-300900-
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTE      CLOUDY    59  46  62 NE17G26   30.06F                  
GREENSBORO     CLOUDY    56  46  69 NE15G25   30.12S                  
WINSTON-SALEM  CLOUDY    57  45  64 NE16G30   30.13F                  
RALEIGH-DURHAM LGT RAIN  58  52  80 NE14      30.08S                  
FORT BRAGG     LGT RAIN  57  55  93 N10G22    29.98F                  
FAYETTEVILLE   LGT RAIN  58  56  93 N15       29.98F                  
BURLINGTON     CLOUDY    58  47  66 NE12G26   30.10F                  
ROXBORO        CLOUDY    55  46  71 N12G18    30.14F                  
HENDERSON      MOCLDY    55  46  71 NE10G16   30.12S                  
LOUISBURG      RAIN      55  52  88 N12       30.11R                  
LAURINBURG     LGT RAIN  59  54  83 NE20G25   29.97F                  
$$
 
NCZ011-015-027-028-043-044-047-080-103-300900-
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKY MT-WILSO LGT RAIN  59  53  80 N17       30.05F                  
GREENVILLE     LGT RAIN  61  61 100 NE12      30.01F                  
ELIZABETH CITY LGT RAIN  66  62  87 NE24G30   30.04F                  
MANTEO         DRIZZLE   66  64  91 E21G31    30.01F                  
CAPE HATTERAS  LGT RAIN  68  68 100 NE14G24   29.93F                  
$$
 
NCZ078-087-090-091-093-098-101-300900-
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LUMBERTON      RAIN      58  57  97 N17G24    29.94F                  
GOLDSBORO      LGT RAIN  58  54  88 N9        29.98R                  
KINSTON        RAIN      60  59  96 N14G22    30.01S                  
KENANSVILLE    RAIN      59  59 100 NE17G24   29.97S FOG              
NEW BERN       LGT RAIN  65  64  97 NE17      29.96F                  
CHERRY POINT   NOT AVBL                                               
BEAUFORT       RAIN      67  65  93 NE20G33   29.88F FOG              
JACKSONVILLE   RAIN      64  64 100 NE18G31   29.90F                  
WILMINGTON     RAIN      64  62  93 N24G35    29.83F FOG              
$$

  

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FORECAST FOR ORANGE COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Fri Sep 30 04:05:52 EDT 2022

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
.TODAY...Showers this morning, then showers with a chance of
thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce
heavy rainfall this afternoon. Windy with highs in the upper 50s.
Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph, increasing to 25 to 30 mph this
afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent. 
.TONIGHT...Showers. A chance of thunderstorms, mainly in the
evening. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the
evening. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall after
midnight. Windy. Near steady temperature in the upper 50s. East
winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of rain near
100 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers.
Breezy, warmer with highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 15 to
20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph, becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the
afternoon. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast winds around 5 mph in the
evening, becoming light and variable. 
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers.
Highs in the mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Showers likely. Lows around 50. Chance of rain
60 percent. 
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the morning, then a
chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance
of rain 60 percent. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the
evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s.
Chance of rain 40 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s.
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
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------  ---------  ---------
   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 30, 2022 the 273th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -3.170000
Distance 0.999720 AU
Rise 07:09 EDT Set 18:58 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:03 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:44 EDT Ends 19:23 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 30TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1959...
Three tornadoes spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Gracie killed 12
persons at Ivy VA. (The Weather Channel)
...1970...
A nineteen month drought in southern California came to a climax. The
drought, which made brush and buildings tinder dry, set up the worst fire
conditions in California history as hot Santa Anna winds sent the
temperature soaring to 105 degrees at Los Angeles, and to 97 degrees at San
Diego. During that last week of September whole communities of interior San
Diego County were consumed by fire. Half a million acres were burned, and
the fires caused fifty million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)
...1977...
The temperature at Wichita Falls TX soared to 108 degrees to establish a
record for September. (The Weather Channel)
...1986...
Thunderstorms, which had inundated northern sections of Oklahoma with heavy
rain, temporarily shifted southward producing 4 to 8 inches rains from
Shawnee to Stilwell. Baseball size hail and 80 mph winds ripped through
parts of southeast Oklahoma City, and thunderstorm winds caused more than
half a million dollars damage at Shawnee. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Afternoon thunderstorms in Michigan produced hail an inch in diameter at
Pinckney, and wind gusts to 68 mph at Wyandotte. A thunderstorm in northern
Indiana produced wet snow at South Bend. Seven cities in the northwestern
U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including readings of
98 degrees at Medford OR and 101 degrees at downtown Sacramento CA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Unseasonably warm weather prevailed over Florida, and in the western U.S.
The afternoon high of 94 degrees at Fort Myers FL was their tenth record
high for the month. Highs of 98 degrees at Medford OR and 99 degrees at
Fresno CA were records for the date, and the temperature at Borrego Springs
CA soared to 108 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Thirteen cities reported record high temperatures for the date, as readings
soared into the upper 80s and 90s from the Northern and Central High Plains
Region to Minnesota. Bismarck ND reported a record high of 95 degrees, and
the temperature reached 97 degrees at Broadus MT. Afternoon thunderstorms
developing along a cold front produced wind gusts to 60 mph at Wendover UT.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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