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Current Conditions

  • 66°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Variable 4 mph
  • Humidity: 38%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 40°
  • Pressure: 29.98 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Fog
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Fog
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on October 25, 2014

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 81F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: Cosgrove Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.9 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.4 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Carrboro Elementary, Carrboro, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.5 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Westglen, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Duke Forest, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Edwards Pond, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Chancellors Ridge, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.6 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: South at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Stoneycreek Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.9 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:18 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.8 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lystra Estates, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: 510sRus@ Pinedale Dr, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.7 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Trinity Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.5 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cedar Grove, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.2 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.6 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Frosty Meadow, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.1 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Cane Creek View, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.2 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: West at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cane Creek View-2, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 11:16 AM EDT

Temperature: 63.1 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: NNE at 5.3 mph Pressure: 29.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Churton Grove, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.1 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: North at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Heritage Heights, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Country Lane Estates, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Copperleaf, Cary, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 67.3 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: NNE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: NE Durham County, (DW), Durham, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 62.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 66.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Twin Lakes, Cary, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 64.2 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Swann's Mill, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:20 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.5 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Jordan Lake, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 1:25 PM EDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cascades, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 1:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 65.7 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Overlook, Cary, NC

Updated: 1:14 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Calander Estates, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 63.9 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Raleigh NC 
1158 am EDT Sat Oct 25 2014 


Synopsis...a dry northwest flow aloft will prevail over the 
Carolinas through the weekend as an upper level ridge progresses 
slowly eastward from The Rockies to the Mississippi River valley. 


&& 


Near term /today through Sunday night/... 
as of 1145 am Saturday... 


Today/tonight: synoptic subsidence in the wake of a recent shortwave 
passage has reinforced the dry/stable airmass in place across the 
Carolinas (as evidenced by a comparison of 00/12z radiosonde observation data)... 
ensuring a continuation of clear skies and dry conditions through 
tonight. Westerly low-level flow will result in modest low-level 
warm advection (h925 +2c to +4c) across central NC this afternoon as 
upstream heights rise in advance of an upper level ridge progressing 
slowly east from The Rockies into the MS River Valley. As a 
result...anticipate high temperatures a few degrees warmer than prior 
days...in the Lower/Middle 70s. The mslp/height gradient will tighten 
overnight as an amplifying upper level low (in Ontario at 15z) digs 
southeast into New England...maintaining a light westerly breeze 
over central NC. Nocturnal mixing associated with a light west/northwest 
breeze is expected to prevent full radiational cooling...and this 
will be the basis for indicating overnight lows in the lower 50s. 
Given otherwise favorable conditions for rad cooling...it should be 
noted that a brief (2-3 hr) period of calm winds would probably be 
sufficient for temperatures to quickly fall into the upper 40s. -Vincent 


For sun/sun night: dry air through the column and stable middle levels 
will persist over NC. The middle level low over New England and 
extending down through the midatlantic coast early in the day will 
move into the Canadian Maritimes and lift NE away from our area Sun 
afternoon and night. Models show the front dipping southward into NE 
NC sun... however The Dip in low level thicknesses should be 
marginal and be confined to far northern and NE NC. In fact... 
thicknesses over the southern County Warning Area should be several meters higher sun 
than Sat. Expect highs in the middle to upper 70s... perhaps touching 
80 in the SC border counties... with sunny skies. Surface high 
pressure will build over the forecast area from the west Sun 
night... and the calming air and cloud-free skies will facilitate 
good radiational cooling... favoring lows a tad below normal... 
40-47. -Gih 


&& 


Short term /Monday through Tuesday night/... 
as of 300 am Saturday... 


Surface high and associated low amplitude upper ridge axis migrates 
east and across the area Monday. Initially cool morning temperatures and a 
weak surge of cool air...mainly in the northeast...will be offset by 
downslope warming and strong insolation. Highs in the northeast may 
top out in the lower 70s...but most areas will reach the middle and 
upper 70s. As the stacked high pressure moves offshore late 
Monday...southwest flow will moderate mins Monday night and most 
areas will see lower 50s Tuesday morning. The warm start and thermal 
ridge overhead...low level thicknesses around 1390m...will allow 
highs under strong sun to approach 80 over much of the area...with 
some lower 80s expected across the southern tier. Southwest flow 
will again moderate mins Tuesday night...with middle 50s over much of 
the area. 


&& 


Long term /Wednesday through Friday/... 
as of 302 am Saturday... 


Model consensus is good in regards to the timing of a cold front 
approaching from the west on Wednesday. The front will be slowing as 
it aligns parallel to the deeper flow and will be cut off from 
significant moisture advection. In addition...the middle level 
reflection of the front will be strongly sheared as the initial push 
from a middle level vorticity maxima lifts northeast into New England. As a 
result...probability of precipitation will be on the anemic side initially...with slight 
chance probability of precipitation barely warranted Wednesday night and Thursday. Highs 
Wednesday will be slightly hampered by cloudiness...but should reach 
the middle 70s after the warm morning and warm air advection ahead of 
the front. Lows Wednesday night will be mostly in the lower 50s. 


With the front slowing as it progresses east...cloudiness will be 
thicker with a few more showers around on Thursday...still slight 
chance...but showers should be a little more widespread late in the 
day in the east where the front will be more likely to stall or slow 
significantly. Highs will range from the upper 60s northwest to 
lower 70s in the east. The front will receive a strong nudge from a 
digging upper short wave on Thursday night...which will limit 
lingering showers to the east Friday morning...with clearing and 
highs similar to Thursday...within a couple of degrees either side 
of 70. 


&& 


Aviation /18z Saturday through Thursday/... 
as of 1200 PM Saturday... 


24-hour taf period: VFR conditions and clear skies will rule through 
the taf period in associated/west a dry northwest flow aloft. Light and variable 
winds will become west-southwest at 5-10 knots this afternoon and persist at 4-8 
knots overnight. Northwest winds will increase to 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 knots 
within a few hours after sunrise Sun morning...gradually weakening to 
~10 knots Sunday afternoon. 


Looking ahead: VFR conditions will persist through middle next week in 
associated/west a persistently benign synoptic pattern. -Vincent 


&& 


Rah watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...Vincent 
near term...Vincent 
short term...mlm 
long term...mlm 
aviation...Vincent 






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