BOB'S CENTRAL CAROLINA WEATHER PAGE




Welcome to Bob's Central Carolina Weather page. This page contains  information and links pertaining to Meteorology and amateur radio. My call sign is WX4MMM and I monitor most Raleigh area 2 meter repeaters. My  weather observing  station location is in Northwestern Wake County near Highway 98 and Highway 50.  I have been continuously  recording  climatic data  since September 1985, including daily maximun/minimun temperatures, precipitation, barometric pressure, dew point, wind direction and wind speed (Weatherflow Tempest). Weather data from this station is uploaded to several web sites including the Citzens Weather Obervation Program ( station WX4MMM, AP098) and Weather Underground.(stations KNCRALEI11 and  KNCHOLLY148).


I attended NC State and have a BS and MS in Meteorology and a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS),   Atlantic Coast Observer Network (ACON), Raleigh Amateur Radio Society (RARS),  American Radio Relay League (ARRL), Smith Chart Amateur Radio Society (K4OO), and Weather Matrix. I am also an assistant emergency coordinator   for Central Carolina Skywarn and a  CoCoRaHS  observer for Wake Co (NC-WK-1) and Pender Co (NC-PD-2)..

A significant number of outdoor events ( festivals, sporting events,weddings, etc) now obtain weather insurance polices.  The insurance companies  usually require  a independent  weather observer to verify the local weather conditions which I  am available to provide this service during weekends.
 

                                  CLICK HERE FOR:   CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS   ( NW Wake County)

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RALEIGH CWA WX STATIONS
WILMINGTON  CWA WX STATIONS



WEATHER SUMMARY FOR APRIL 2024- NW WAKE COUNTY:


A rather dry month with only one inch of rain. There were also no thunderstorms observed in April.  The average daily temperature was 1.8 degrees above normal.

 Max. Temp:  87  degrees, Min. Temp: 34 degrees , Avg. Daily Temp: 62.6 degrees (1.8 degrees above normal)  Precipitation: 1.00", Peak Wind: 14 mph,  Max Snow Depth: 0 inches Days Max. Temp= > 90: 0  Days Min Temp <32 degrees=0

2024  EXTREMES:
 
Max. Temp: 87 degrees (April 2,15)  Min. Temp: 15 degrees (January 12,21)  Year To Date 90+ degree days Year to Date 32 degree days or lower: 35  Max. Peak Wind: 29 MPH Max 24 Precipitation: 1.78  inches; Min Sea Level Pressure: 991.8 mb (January 9)  Year to Date Precipitation: 12.17  inches  (-1.61  inches below  normal).

STATION  RECORDS ( Since September 1986 Wake County):
Max. Temp: 105 F  7/31/99 Min. Temp: -1 F 2/5/96  Max. Monthly Precipitation: 23.2" 9/99 Min. Monthly Precipitation: Trace 10/2000 Max. 24 hour snowfall: 18" 1/24/- 1/25/2000  Peak Wnd: 51 MPH 3/26/2002





Links

CURRENT WEATHER
NWS Weather Briefing
KRDU Metar
Zoom National SFC Map
Local WX Obervations Map 
College of Dupage SFC and Upper Air Analysis
GFS Thickness Maps
NCAR HRRR Neutral Network Probabilies
HWO Display
North Carolina Active Warnings Map
SPC Sfc Analysis
RAX Radar- VAD
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Precipitable Water Climatology USA
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Current PW Map-Choose Heavy Rain 
Upper Level Analysis
Upper Level Maps and 1000-500 mb Thickness
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Daily Weather Maps Archive
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Mesowest Sfc Obervations
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Pender Co EOC WX-Burgaw
Surf City Elementary Weather Station
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Tempest Wx Data-Topsail Beach
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Cooperative Weather Stations User manual
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April 16 2011 Tornado Outbreak Case Study
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2022 National Hurricane Conference
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TOPSAIL TIDE AND SURF FORECAST ETC.
Bush Marina Current Tide Level ETC
Surf Zone Forecast
Wrightsville Beach Ocean Temperature Climatology
SST Anomalies
Wrightsville Beach Tide
NC Updwelling




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NSSL Radar Cam Model
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WeatherWorld at PSU
Tim Vasquez's' youtube Forecast Lab
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RDU Hour to Hour Forecast
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Model Discussion
Texas A&M Model
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