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Location: Clayton, NC
Lat: 35° 37' 31" N   Long: 78° 19' 44" W
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Current Conditions
21:37 on 3/27/15

Temperature
42.0° F

Barometric Pressure
999.124 in. (Rising)
Carolina Weather - Current Conditions
ASTRONOMICAL DATA
Sunrise
7:05
Sunset
19:28
Moonrise
12:48
Moonset
2:12
Moon Day:   8
Moon Phase
Moon Day: 8

5 Day Forecast
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
Clear Clear Clear Clear Clear
Partly Cloudy Clear Chance Rain Partly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy
48°F 53°F 66°F 69°F 73°F
24°F 37°F 43°F 45°F 52°F
Mostly cloudy and cooler. Precip possible within 12 hours possibly heavy at times. Windy
NOAA image KRAX (Raleigh-Durham current local radar)
Current Local Radar
Raleigh-Durham
KRAX

195 
FXUS62 KRAH 280006
AFDRAH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
806 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A POTENT UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION 
OVERNIGHT. DRY HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION OVER THE 
WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /TODAY AND TONIGHT/... 
AS OF 230 PM FRIDAY...

AMPLIFYING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH DIGGING SOUTHWARD INTO THE SOUTHERN 
APPALACHIANS WILL PROGRESS ACROSS THE CAROLINAS OVERNIGHT. STRONG 
DPVA /LAYER LIFTING/ AND COLD ADVECTION ALOFT (H7 TEMPS FALLING 10C 
BETWEEN 21Z-03Z IN THE TRIAD) WILL RESULT IN MARGINAL NOCTURNAL 
DESTABILIZATION AND A POTENTIAL FOR ISOLD TO SCT LOW-TOPPED SHOWERS 
FROM WEST-EAST IN THE 02-08Z TIME FRAME. THE LATEST GUIDANCE 
SUGGESTS THAT LOW-LEVEL THERMAL PROFILES WILL BE EXCLUSIVELY 
SUPPORTIVE OF RAIN DURING THE TIME-FRAME IN WHICH SHOWER ACTIVITY 
WILL BE POSSIBLE. LOWS WILL BE DRIVEN BY A COMBINATION OF COLD 
ADVECTION AND RADIATIONAL COOLING BETWEEN 06-12Z AS SYNOPTIC 
SUBSIDENCE /CLEARING/ COMMENCES IN THE WAKE OF THE UPPER LEVEL 
TROUGH AND THE MSLP GRADIENT TIGHTENS. LOWS RANGING FROM LOWER 30S
IN THE NW PIEDMONT TO UPPER 30S/NEAR 40 IN THE SE COASTAL PLAIN.

&&

.SHORT TERM /SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 230 PM FRIDAY...

...FREEZE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SOUTHER PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST 
AREA SATURDAY NIGHT/SUNDAY MORNING...

A DEEP UPPER TROUGH(H5 2 TO 3 STANDARD DEVIATIONS BELOW 
NORMAL)...WITH EQUALLY ANOMALOUS H8 TEMPERATURES OF -8 TO -10C WILL 
BE IN PLACE ACROSS THE EASTERN US SATURDAY-SATURDAY. DESPITE 
COMPLIMENTS OF FULL SUNSHINE...HIGHS SATURDAY WILL AVERAGE 15 TO 20 
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...WITH A STEADY 10 TO 15 MPH NWLY BREEZE MAKING 
IT FEEL EVEN COLDER. HIGHS RANGING FROM LOWER 40S NORTHWEST TO 
AROUND 50 SOUTHEAST. 

STRENGTHENING 1030MB SURFACE SLIDING EAST OVER THE CAROLINAS 
UNDERNEATH DRY DEEP NWLY FLOW ALOFT WILL PROVIDE OPTIMAL RADIATIONAL 
CONDITIONS. THUS...EXPECT LOWS SUNDAY MORNING TO LIE WITHIN THE 
COOLER 1275-1280M OBSERVED THICKNESS RANGE. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 
20S...WHICH WILL CHALLENGE RECORD MIN TEMPS AT AREA CLIMATE SITES. 
WILL ISSUE A FREEZE WATCH WITH THE AFTERNOON PACKAGE ACROSS THE 
SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA WHERE THE SPRING FROST/FREEZE 
PROGRAM IS ACTIVATED.  
 
&&

.LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... 
AS OF 210 PM FRIDAY...

TO BEGIN THE PERIOD...HIGH PRESSURE WILL QUICKLY MIGRATE OVER THE 
AREA...BECOMING SITUATED OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST BY SUNDAY 
AFTERNOON/EVENING. AS A RESULT...TEMPS WILL BEGIN TO MODERATE SOME 
AS RETURN FLOW BEGINS TO SET UP OVER THE REGION...WITH GENERALLY MID 
50S EXPECTED. OVERNIGHT...CLOUDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT 
HOURS AS ANOTHER SHORT WAVE/ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE 
AREA. THIS (ALONG WITH SOME WARM AIR ADVECTION) WILL KEEP TEMPS IN 
THE MID/UPPER 30S. 

AS THE AFOREMENTIONED FRONT CROSSES THE AREA ON MONDAY...PRECIP 
CHANCES WILL INCREASE. ALTHOUGH WITH VERY LIMITED MOISTURE RETURN 
EXPECTED...WILL NOT GO ANY HIGHER THEN LOW END CHANCE POP. DESPITE 
THE FRONTAL PASSAGE AND ITS ASSOCIATED CLOUDS AND LIGHT PRECIP... 
TEMPS WILL WARM EVEN MORE ON MONDAY (OVER SUNDAY) GIVEN THE WESTERLY 
DOWNSLOPE FLOW. HIGHS SHOULD RISE INTO THE 60S. EVEN MORE 
MODIFICATION WILL OCCUR INTO MID WEEK GIVEN MORE IN THE WAY OF 
SUNSHINE. HIGHS ON TUESDAY WILL BE MOSTLY IN THE UPPER 60S (MAYBE 
APPROACHING 70 DEGREES ACROSS THE SOUTH)...WITH MOSTLY LOWER 70S 
EXPECTED BY WEDNESDAY.

OUR NEXT SOUTHERN STREAM SYSTEM IS PROGGED TO APPROACH THE AREA BY 
THE LATTER HALF OF THE WEEK. AS CAN BE EXPECTED THIS FAR OUT IN THE 
FORECAST PERIOD...CONFIDENCE IN THE EXACT DETAILS IS NOT HIGH. FOR 
NOW...WILL INTRODUCE POPS BACK INTO THE FORECAST BY THURSDAY...WITH 
PRECIP LINGERING INTO FRIDAY. TEMPS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN SLIGHTLY 
ABOVE NORMAL. 
 
&&

.AVIATION /00Z SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... 
AS OF 805 PM FRIDAY...

24-HR TAF PERIOD: MAINLY VFR CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA... WITH THE 
EXCEPTION OF SOME BRIEF MVFR CIGS/VISBYS WITH PATCHES OF LIGHT 
RAIN/DRIZZLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH CROSSING THE 
AREA. SKIES SHOULD BEGIN TO CLEAR BETWEEN 09-12Z... AND WINDS WILL 
BE FROM THE NW WITH GUSTS OF 15-20 KTS DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

LOOKING AHEAD: VFR CONDITIONS WILL RULE OVER THE WEEKEND AS HIGH 
PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION FROM THE WEST/NW. THE NEXT POTENTIAL 
FOR ADVERSE CONDITIONS WILL BE ASSOC/W AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE 
MONDAY AFTERNOON...WITH VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED THEREAFTER.

&&

.CLIMATE...

WE COULD APPROACH RECORD LOW TERRITORY SUNDAY MORNING ON THE 29TH. 
BELOW ARE THE LIST OF THE RECORD MINIMUM TEMPERATURES FOR MARCH 
29TH. 
     
    RECORD MINIMUM TEMPERATURE  

GSO    20-1966

RDU    20-1966

FAY    24-1982

&&

.RAH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...

FREEZE WATCH FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING FOR 
NCZ028-042-043-073>078-083>086-088-089.

&&

$$ 

SYNOPSIS...CBL/VINCENT
NEAR TERM...CBL/VINCENT
SHORT TERM...CBL
LONG TERM...KRD
AVIATION...RAH/CBL 
CLIMATE...CBL

UV Index
0.0
Solar Radiation
0
UVI EXPOSURE LEVEL
0-2 Minimal
3-4 Low
5-6 Moderate
7-9 High
10+ Very High
Weather Almanac
Station: Raleigh (KRDU)
Normal High: 67°F Normal Low: 43°F
Record High: 87°F in 2007 Record Low: 20°F in 1955
Today's High: 66.6°F Today's Low: 41.8°F
Normal YTD Rain (KRDU): 9.20 in. Normal MTD Rain (KRDU): 2.94 in.
Actual YTD Rain: 12.15 in. Actual MTD Rain: 3.23 in.