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Current Conditions

  • 40°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 34°
  • Pressure: 29.75 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated: 10:00 PM EST on January 25, 2015

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 45F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then clear. Low of 34F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NE after midnight.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 23F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 39F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: Shady Lawn Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:16 AM EST

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Tenney Circle, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:15 AM EST

Temperature: 40.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Cosgrove Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 39.0 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Burning Tree Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:15 AM EST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 41.6 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Carrboro Elementary, Carrboro, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Everwood, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:12 AM EST

Temperature: 35.8 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.49 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Hunter's Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:16 AM EST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: North Garrett Road, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:16 AM EST

Temperature: 40.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Westglen, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Hope Valley, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:08 AM EST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SSW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Duke Forest, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 38.0 °F Dew Point: -40 °F Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.43 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Edwards Pond, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 39.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Windy Hill Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Chancellors Ridge, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Stoneycreek Neighborhood, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Lakewood, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:18 AM EST

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Rockwood, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:15 AM EST

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Fairfield, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:07 AM EST

Temperature: 42.2 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: 510sRus@ Pinedale Dr, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 41.3 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: WS1001BMC, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Huckleberry Heights, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Trinity Park, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 41.9 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Cedar Grove, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 41.0 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Burdens Creek, Morrisville, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 67% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.39 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Carolina Preserve, Cary, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 41.8 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:09 AM EST

Temperature: 40.9 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC

Updated: 1:15 AM EST

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Cane Creek View, Chapel Hill, NC

Updated: 1:12 AM EST

Temperature: 43.7 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Churton Grove, Hillsborough, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 41.8 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 1:19 AM EST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Cary Park, Cary, NC

Updated: 1:20 AM EST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Heritage Heights, Durham, NC

Updated: 1:10 AM EST

Temperature: 39.7 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.63 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Raleigh NC 
109 am EST Monday Jan 26 2015 


Synopsis... a vigorous upper level disturbance will track through 
the area overnight and through the day on Monday. The associated 
surface cold front will push through Monday night. This will be 
followed by cold high pressure Tuesday and Wednesday. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
as of 918 PM Sunday... 


Amplifying shortwave trough over the Tennessee Valley will dig southeastward into 
the southeast US through daybreak. Attendant surface low pressure area 
will slide eastward across the Carolinas Monday morning and will 
track northeastward up the middle-Atlantic coast on Monday evening-night. 


While moisture is limited(pws 0... 500 mb falls on the 
order of 120-140 meters and steep middle-level lapse rates accompanying 
the upper trough will help to support a band of scattered rain 
showers into the area after midnight with warm boundary layer temperatures 
precluding any p-type concerns. Temperatures may fall another degree or 
two..with temperatures leveling out wit the arrival of the thicker cloud 
cover. Lows ranging from mids in the east to upper 30s/near 40 west. 


&& 


Short term /Monday through Monday night/... 
as of 310 PM Sunday... 


As the vorticity aloft tracks near the NC/Virginia border Monday... energy 
will be focused offshore as the surface low pressure is forecast to 
take shape off Cape Hatteras... then pull northward up the eastern 
Seaboard Monday night and Tuesday. Most if not all the significant 
rain will fall offshore with the storm itself at our latitude. 
However... some wrap around moisture from the storm will affect the 
northern and eastern zones Monday afternoon through Monday night as 
the middle/upper level energy shifts over NE over the Washington- 
Philadelphia regions. We will continue with a chance of showers 
(rain) Monday as temperature profiles indicate the boundary layer 
will be too warm to support any snow. However... there may be a 
brief window of opportunity for a change to light snow or snow mixed 
with rain showers in the NE zones as the colder air surges into the 
region behind the departing system Monday night. Again... cold and 
dry air chasing the moisture is not a concern for any snow 
accumulations. Even if there are a few snow flakes or flurries at 
the end of the event (mainly rdu north and east) - it is not 
expected to stick. 


Sensible weather for Monday and Monday night... cloudy becoming 
partly cloudy in the southwestern Piedmont in the afternoon. A 
chance of light rain showers. Quantitative precipitation forecast will be only a few hundredths up 
to a tenth northeast. Highs generally 40s north to 50s south. A 
chance of a few lingering showers Monday night in the north and 
east... may become a few light flurries before the dry air wins out. 
Becoming clear south and west. Breezy. Lows 25-30 west and 33-35 NE. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday through Sunday/... 
as of 200 PM Sunday... 


Tuesday and Tuesday night: expect below normal temperatures during the day 
Tuesday in associated/west low-level cold advection on the southwest periphery 
of a potent Nor'easter tracking northeast along the New England 
coast...and scattered to broken low/mid-level ceilings...especially in north/NE 
portions of central NC...as shortwave energy /DPVA/ progresses 
southward along the western periphery of the maturing upper level 
wave along the middle-Atlantic coast. Expect dry conditions aside from 
a small chance for sprinkles in the NE coastal plain during the 
early morning hours. Skies will clear Tuesday night in associated/west synoptic 
subsidence as the mature /vertically stacked/ upper low progresses 
further northeast along the New England coast. A relatively tight 
mslp gradient and persistent northwest breeze will prevent full radiational 
cooling...with lows Wednesday morning in the middle 20s...coldest along the 
Yadkin River where winds will weaken the most prior to sunrise. 


Wednesday/Wednesday night: clear skies...very dry conditions (sfc dewpoints 
falling into the single digits and low teens)...and below normal 
temperatures will persist during the day Wednesday in the wake of the Nor'easter 
as a shortwave ridge /high pressure/ builds over the Carolinas... 
with highs in the low to middle 40s (coolest ne). Additional shortwave 
energy will dig southeast into the Ohio Valley via northwest flow aloft Wednesday 
night...resulting in increasing upper level moisture...and lows will 
highly depend on the amount of cirrus progressing into the region. 
At this time will indicate lows in the middle to upper 20s. 


Thursday/Thursday night: the latest 12z European model (ecmwf)/GFS guidance suggest that the 
aforementioned upper wave and attendant surface low will track through 
the Ohio Valley and northern middle-Atlantic Thursday/Thursday night...though 
differences persist with regard to whether or not sufficient 
forcing/ moisture will be present for precipitation along and in 
advance of the cold front. Will continue to indicate a slight chance 
of showers Thursday night with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s and 
lows in the middle 30s. 


Friday-Sun: below normal temperatures are expected to persist in this 
period as northwest flow aloft gives way to troughing aloft along the 
eastern Seaboard. At this time precipitation chances appear none to 
low...with central NC on the drier/subsident western periphery of 
the longwave trough. -Vincent 


&& 


Aviation /06z Monday through Friday/... 
as of 105 am Monday... 


24 hour taf period: VFR conditions continuing to prevail this 
morning as high clouds are now overspreading the area from the west 
in association with the approaching clipper system. Between now and 
12z models agree on some lowering of ceilings but upstream 
observations have yet to show much of a hint of this. This is a low 
confidence forecast at this time and will cover in the tafs with 
some MVFR visibilities and ceilings in the northwest later this 
morning but will hold off in the east on any deterioration in 
conditions at krdu and krwi until later in the afternoon. Kfay may 
remain VFR through the taf period as most of the light rain 
associated with this system is expected to remain across the north. 
Forecast soundings show some elevated instability later in the 
afternoon and an isolated thunderstorm cannot be ruled out but this 
will be the exception to the rule. As the wave passes through winds 
will shift to northwesterly and begin gusting up to 20-25 
kts...primarily after 00z Tuesday. Gusts will continue through the 
end of the taf period. 


Long term: once VFR conditions return on the heels of this 
system...they should remain VFR until the next system approaches 
form the northwest on Thursday night into Friday. 


&& 


Rah watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


$$ 


Synopsis...cbl/Badgett 
near term...cbl 
short term...Badgett 
long term...Vincent 
aviation...Ellis 






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