Thursday, March 20, 2008

Windy Today, But Quiet into the Weekend

The cold front that moved through North Carolina last night through early this morning did not produce as much rain as we hoped for our part of the state. Here's a look at some rain totals from around the state --

  • Asheville: 1.18"
  • Charlotte: 0.72"
  • Greensboro: 0.41"
  • Chapel Hill: 0.27"
  • Rocky Mount-Wilson: 0.19"
  • Lumberton: 0.18"
  • Wilmington: 0.18"
  • Raleigh (NCSU): 0.14"
  • Fayetteville: 0.13"
  • Goldsboro: 0.08"
  • Raleigh-Durham: 0.08"

Windy weather will continue behind that front today. Since we did not see much rain last night, our ground is still dry. Combine that with today's wind and falling relative humidities, our fire danger will increase into the afternoon. Today is not the day for any outdoor burning.

The winds should diminish late this afternoon and evening. Look for pleasant weather into the weekend. Our next chance for rain should come early next week as low pressure develops off the Carolina coast. However, there is a lot of uncertainty on exactly how that will evolve and what impacts it will have on our weather. For more on that, check out this morning's video blog update posted below.

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