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 (Davis Weather
Monitor II). Weather data from this station is uploaded to several
web sites including the Citzens Weather Obervation Program ( station
WX4MMM, AP098) and Weather
I attended NC State and have a BS and MS in Meteorology and a member
of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), National
Weather Association (NWA), 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 (WAK-101)
Carolina Skywarn and a
CoCoRaHS observer for Wake Co (NC-WK-1) and Pender Co
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
SUMMARY FOR FEBRUARY 2014- NW WAKE COUNTY:
The trend for below
normal temperatures continues! Since March 2013, only 3 months
has the average monthlytemperature
been above normal. Can’t
wait to see a pattern change with a ridge on the east coast and
a trough to the west. The highlight of the month was the snow to
sleet to freezing rain event on the 14th when at
least 3.5” of snow accumulated. Unfortunately there was a period
of sleet before the snow depth was measured, so suspect the
total snowfall exceeded 3.5”. thunderstorms were observed on two
days. during February including isolated straight line wind damage from the
storms on the 21st.
2014 DATA: Max. Temp: 70 F , Min. Temp: 20 F , Avg.
Daily Temp: 42.5
degrees (3.0 degrees below normal)
Precipitation: 3..52", Peak Wind: 32 mph Max Snow Depth: 3.5"+".
Days Max. Temp= > 90: 0, Days Min
Temp <= 32: 17, Year to Date Precipitation: 5.83" (-0.90" below normal)
2014 EXTREMES: Max. Temp: 70 deg (Feb 19,20th ; Min.
Temp: 2 F (Jan 30th)
Year To Date 90+ degree days 0
; Year to Date 32
degrees or lower: 41; Max. Peak Wind: 32 MPH ; Max 24 Precipitation: 1.61" (Jan 12-13th); Min Sea Level
Pressure: 996.7 mb (Feb 14th)
STATION RECORDS ( Since September 1986
Max. Temp: 105
F 7/31/99 Min. Temp: -1 F 2/5/96 Max.
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