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February 2014 Winter Storm Pax

February 2014 Winter Storm Pax

Feb 13, 2014

Although Winter Storm Pax had a crippling effect on Forsyth County and most of North Carolina, emergency responders continuously provided emergency services to their communities. Many essential local services continued, enabling our community to slowly, but surely, surface from the mounted wintry precipitation. Ice Accumulation Totals for Winter Storm Pax,...

Recovery Begins for Hurricane Irene

Recovery Begins for Hurricane Irene

Aug 29, 2011

North Carolina is picking up the pieces from the brutal assualt of Hurricane Irene. Power is being restored and many shelters are closing. Although the storm surge on the beaches has receeded, several rivers in Eastern NC are still at flood stage. Unfortunately, there were 6 deaths in NC due to storm-related incidents; most of those were caused by fallen...

Hurricane Irene Projected to Impact NC’s Outer Banks

Hurricane Irene Projected to Impact NC’s Outer Banks

Aug 24, 2011

    From Nick Petro, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS – Raleigh……….. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 @ 1500h   Outer Bands of Irene already moving onshore along the Carolina coast. Gusty showers will become more numerous from the south this evening and overnight. Significant rainfall amounts east of I-95, and greatest east of US...

NC Prepares for Hurricane IRENE

NC Prepares for Hurricane IRENE

Aug 23, 2011

Local, state and federal partners are preparing for the impacts of Hurricane Irene. With advances in technology, weather experts are able to forecast a tropical system’s path well in advance. This enables those in the hurricane’s path to make preparations ahead of the event. But not all weather hazards allow for such advanced warning. That is why...

Summer 2011 Edition of the “Changing Skies” Newsletter

Summer 2011 Edition of the “Changing Skies” Newsletter

Jul 20, 2011

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has released their Summer 2011 Newsletter, “Changing Skies Over Central North Carolina.” The newsletter includes the following topics: April Tornadoes Rock North Carolina Tropical Outlook Hurricane Preparedness NWS Service Assessment NWS Enhanced Short Term Forecast AgFest Tom Harris Retires Morgan Brooks...

28 Tornadoes Caused Destruction & Fatalities in NC on April 16th

28 Tornadoes Caused Destruction & Fatalities in NC on April 16th

Apr 20, 2011

TWENTY-EIGHT tornadoes cut paths across North Carolina on Saturday, April 16th, 2011. This number exceeds the number of tornadoes that caused destruction across the state in 1984 (click here for a summary on the 1984 event). This makes this event the largest tornado outbreak in our state’s history with respect to shear number of tornadoes as well as the...

Severe Weather Potential for Central NC – Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Severe Weather Potential for Central NC – Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Apr 15, 2011

A line of severe thunderstorms driven by strong dynamics and instability will push east into central NC Saturday afternoon, moving across the area from 10 am through 7 pm. The Storm Prediction Center map at the right shows the Severe Weather Potential for Saturday, April 16th, 2011. See the following briefings prepared by Jeff Orrock, NWS Raleigh, for details...

Near Record Cold Keeps Its Grip On North Carolina

Near Record Cold Keeps Its Grip On North Carolina

Dec 10, 2010

A look ahead at the forecast and cold weather dangers: Near Record Cold To Keep Its Grip On North Carolina, by Jeff Orrock, NWS – Raleigh, Warning Coordination...

Severe Storms This Evening & Tonight – Tuesday, Nov. 30

Severe Storms This Evening & Tonight – Tuesday, Nov. 30

Nov 30, 2010

With tornadoes already ripping across portions of the south, severe storms producing damaging winds and tornadoes are possible in NC this evening and tonight. Here is the latest from our Hazardous Weather Outlook. There is the potential for widespread damaging winds which can be as damaging as tornadoes, as well as tornadoes. The timing of the event is also...

Increased Fire Danger for Thursday, Oct 21

Increased Fire Danger for Thursday, Oct 21

Oct 14, 2010

(Photo Courtesy of NC Forest Service) SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC 406 AM EDT THU OCT 21...