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Occurred : 2/5/2016 20:00 (Entered as : 02/05/16 20:00)
Reported: 2/14/2016 12:35:30 PM 12:35
Posted: 2/19/2016
Location: Cooleemee, NC
Shape: Unknown
Duration:4 minutes
7 dark masses slowly fly past low above the trees, moving north to south following the South Yadkin River.

On the night of February 05, 2016, at 8 pm in Cooleemee, NC, my wife and I stepped out of our house to walk the dog. I was looking due west into the night sky when I noticed a dark mass moving slowly from north to south appeared to be following the South Yadkin river, I estimated that the object was no more that 100 feet off the tree tops and a half a mile away. The object was very large but I was unable to discern a shape, my first thought was that it was a C-17 cargo plane. I did not hear any engine noise and assumed that it would catch up as jet aircraft tend to be seen first then heard. I stepped further up closer toward the road in my front yard to continue to walk the dog, when I saw another object traveling in the same direction at the same altitude and the same speed with no apparent engine noise. I was still not able to determine the shape of the object but noticed that it had a single steady red light that was approximately 3 times bigger than a star. In all there were 7 objects that we counted that passed us, all at the same altitude moving in the same direction at the same speed with no engine noise. However, there were 2 objects that were different, the fourth object had in addition to the steady red light, had a white light, towards the front of he object, shining directly down below the object and the fifth object had just the red light as the others did but had two slime green colored lights that were illuminated what appeared to be the upper aft section of the object. I have spent the last 18 years working in Army Aviation Maintenance in the Avionics/Electrical section and immediately assumed that they were formation lights, so my initial impression was that they were military aircraft despite the lack of seeing an Anti Collision light illuminate on any of the objects. As my wife and I stood there and watched them continue moving south, then south easterly, I witnessed the last objects red light move thru the trees and disappear and during the entire sighting my wife and I never heard any engine noise.

These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at the NCDC - http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov.

Climatological Report (Daily) 000 CDUS42 KRAH 060926 CLIGSO CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC 410 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2016 .................................

.THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT NC CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR FEBRUARY 5 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1903 TO 2016 WEATHER ITEM OBSERVED TIME RECORD YEAR NORMAL DEPARTURE LAST VALUE (LST) VALUE VALUE FROM YEAR NORMAL ................................................................

TEMPERATURE (F) YESTERDAY MAXIMUM 47 418 PM 74 2008 50 -3 45 MINIMUM 32 1155 PM 1 1996 31 1 24 1917 AVERAGE 40 41 -1 35 PRECIPITATION (IN) YESTERDAY 0.01 1.59 1960 0.10 -0.09 0.00 MONTH TO DATE 1.00 0.50 0.50 0.38 SINCE DEC 1 9.56 6.54 3.02 4.63 SINCE JAN 1 2.91 3.56 -0.65 2.42 SNOWFALL (IN) YESTERDAY T 4.5 1905 0.1 -0.1 0.0 MONTH TO DATE T 0.5 -0.5 0.0 SINCE DEC 1 2.5 4.7 -2.2 T SINCE JUL 1 2.5 4.8 -2.3 T SNOW DEPTH 0 DEGREE DAYS HEATING YESTERDAY 25 24 1 30 MONTH TO DATE 63 124 -61 132 SINCE DEC 1 1288 1667 -379 1603 SINCE JUL 1 1802 2347 -545 2353 COOLING YESTERDAY 0 0 0 0 MONTH TO DATE 0 0 0 0 SINCE DEC 1 15 1 14 0 SINCE JAN 1 0 0 0 0 ................................................................

WIND (MPH) HIGHEST WIND SPEED 18 HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION NW (320) HIGHEST GUST SPEED 25 HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION N (10) AVERAGE WIND SPEED 7.7 SKY COVER POSSIBLE SUNSHINE MM AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.5 WEATHER CONDITIONS THE FOLLOWING WEATHER WAS RECORDED YESTERDAY.

LIGHT RAIN SNOW LIGHT SNOW FOG RELATIVE HUMIDITY (PERCENT) HIGHEST 56 700 AM LOWEST 23 300 PM AVERAGE 40 ........................................................

THE PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT NC CLIMATE NORMALS FOR TODAY NORMAL RECORD YEAR MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 51 74 1927 MINIMUM TEMPERATURE (F) 31 1 1917 SUNRISE AND SUNSET FEBRUARY 6 2016......SUNRISE 717 AM EST SUNSET 551 PM EST FEBRUARY 7 2016......SUNRISE 716 AM EST SUNSET 552 PM EST - INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.

R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.

MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.

T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

The U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) computes astronomical data. Therefore, the NWS does not record, certify, or authenticate astronomical data. Computed times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset; and twilight, moon phases and other astronomical data are available from USNO's Astronomical Applications Department (http://www.usno.navy.mil). See http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications/astronomical-information-center/litigation for information on using these data for legal purposes Explanation of the Preliminary Monthly Climate Data (F6) Product These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality control by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Therefore, these data are subject to revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at the NCDC - http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov.

WFO Monthly/Daily Climate Data 000 CXUS52 KRAH 141345 CF6GSO PRELIMINARY LOCAL CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS FORM: F-6) STATION: PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT NC MONTH: FEBRUARY YEAR: 2016 LATITUDE: 36 4 N LONGITUDE: 79 57 W TEMPERATURE IN F: :PCPN: SNOW: WIND :SUNSHINE: SKY :PK WND ================================================================================ 1 2 3 4 5 6A 6B 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 12Z AVG MX 2MIN DY MAX MIN AVG DEP HDD CDD WTR SNW DPTH SPD SPD DIR MIN PSBL S-S WX SPD DR ================================================================================ 1 70 47 59 19 6 0 0.17 0.0 0 7.6 17 220 M M 8 12 25 240 2 56 48 52 12 13 0 T 0.0 0 8.4 18 50 M M 10 12 22 60 3 66 52 59 19 6 0 0.82 0.0 0 11.5 26 190 M M 10 1 37 200 4 61 43 52 12 13 0 0.00 0.0 0 6.8 15 10 M M 9 1 25 340 5 47 32 40 -1 25 0 0.01 T 0 7.7 18 320 M M 5 1 25 10 6 48 27 38 -3 27 0 0.00 0.0 0 1.1 9 320 M M 5 16 310 7 47 33 40 -1 25 0 0.00 0.0 0 6.0 15 20 M M 9 21 20 8 50 27 39 -2 26 0 T 0.0 0 5.2 20 230 M M 7 26 230 9 42 24 33 -8 32 0 0.00 0.0 0 11.3 21 300 M M 8 28 280 10 37 20 29 -12 36 0 0.00 0.0 0 12.0 24 290 M M 2 30 290 11 40 15 28 -14 37 0 0.00 0.0 0 7.2 20 300 M M 1 24 300 12 37 23 30 -12 35 0 T T 0 5.6 20 310 M M 8 25 310 13 37 19 28 -14 37 0 0.00 0.0 0 14.1 30 310 M M 2 37 300 ================================================================================ SM 638 410 318 0 1.00 T 104.5 M 84 ================================================================================ AV 49.1 31.5 8.0 FASTST M M 6 MAX(MPH) MISC ----> # 30 310 # 37 200 ================================================================================ NOTES: # LAST OF SEVERAL OCCURRENCES COLUMN 17 PEAK WIND IN M.P.H.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS FORM: F-6) , PAGE 2 STATION: PIEDMONT TRIAD INTL AIRPORT NC MONTH: FEBRUARY YEAR: 2016 LATITUDE: 36 4 N LONGITUDE: 79 57 W [TEMPERATURE DATA] [PRECIPITATION DATA] SYMBOLS USED IN COLUMN 16 AVERAGE MONTHLY: 40.3 TOTAL FOR MONTH: 1.00 1 = FOG OR MIST DPTR FM NORMAL: -0.6 DPTR FM NORMAL: -0.27 2 = FOG REDUCING VISIBILITY HIGHEST: 70 ON 1 GRTST 24HR 0.82 ON 3- 3 TO 1/4 MILE OR LESS LOWEST: 15 ON 11 3 = THUNDER SNOW, ICE PELLETS, HAIL 4 = ICE PELLETS TOTAL MONTH: T 5 = HAIL GRTST 24HR T ON 12-12 6 = FREEZING RAIN OR DRIZZLE GRTST DEPTH: 0 7 = DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM: VSBY 1/2 MILE OR LESS 8 = SMOKE OR HAZE [NO. OF DAYS WITH] [WEATHER - DAYS WITH] 9 = BLOWING SNOW X = TORNADO MAX 32 OR BELOW: 0 0.01 INCH OR MORE: 3 MAX 90 OR ABOVE: 0 0.10 INCH OR MORE: 2 MIN 32 OR BELOW: 8 0.50 INCH OR MORE: 1 MIN 0 OR BELOW: 0 1.00 INCH OR MORE: 0 [HDD (BASE 65) ] TOTAL THIS MO. 318 CLEAR (SCALE 0-3) 3 DPTR FM NORMAL 5 PTCLDY (SCALE 4-7) 5 TOTAL FM JUL 1 2057 CLOUDY (SCALE 8-10) 5 DPTR FM NORMAL -479 [CDD (BASE 65) ] TOTAL THIS MO. 0 DPTR FM NORMAL 0 [PRESSURE DATA] TOTAL FM JAN 1 0 HIGHEST SLP M ON M DPTR FM NORMAL 0 LOWEST SLP 29.60 ON 9 [REMARKS]



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