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 forCentral
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 DECEMBER 2016- NW WAKE COUNTY:
December precipitationwas below normal by. 0.95”
however for the year, precipitation was still
normal. The average
daily temperature for December was +0.5 degrees above normal.
There was no severe weather or thunderstorms observed during the
month. On December
17th there was a trace of freezing rain.
DECEMBERER 2016 DATA:
Max. Temp: 74 F , Min.
Temp: 19F ,
Avg. Daily Temp: 44.0
degrees (+0.5 degrees above
normal) Precipitation: 2.12",
Peak Wind: 26 mph, Max Snow Depth: 0.
Days Max. Temp= > 90: 0 , Days Min
Temp <32 degrees= 12.
2016 EXTREMES: Max. Temp: 97 degs (August 14,15,17,26th) ; Min.
Temp: 13 F (Feb 20th)
Year To Date 90+ degree days 65
; Year to Date 32
degrees or lower: 64; Max. Peak Wind: 34 MPH ; Max 24 Precipitation: 5.37"
(October 7-8th ); Min
Sea Level Pressure: 997.1 mbs (Feb 24th) Year
to Date Precipitation: 52.64 (8.06" above normal)
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