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Yes, It?s Cold In NC, But Not Record-Breaking

NORTH CAROLINA North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures

Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop.
 - Everyone is struggling in the low temperatures across North Carolina, but meteorologists Atmospheric scientists
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 say no records were broken despite the chill.

The National Weather Service said the temperature at Asheville was 5 degrees Friday morning, but the record there was minus-1, set in 1994.

Across the state at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Raleigh-Durham International Airport (IATA: RDU, ICAO: KRDU, FAA LID: RDU) is located nine miles (14.5 km) northwest of Morrisville in Wake County, North Carolina, between the cities of Raleigh and Durham.  the reading was 15 degrees, well short of the record 3 degrees set in 1994.

A wind chill wind chill, the cooling effect of wind and temperature combined, expressed in terms of the effect produced by a lower, windless temperature, also called wind chill factor, wind chill temperature, wind chill equivalent temperature, wind chill index, wind chill  advisory issued for much of the viewing area Friday morning was allowed to expire after 9 a.m.

Preventative measures should be taken to protect exposed pipes as they otherwise might freeze. Appropriate precautions should be taken to protect pets. It is also a good idea to check on the elderly during this period of very cold temperatures.
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Date:Jan 16, 2009
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