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We Need You!! ….for Forsyth County Hazard Mitigation Planning

We Need You!! ….for Forsyth County Hazard Mitigation Planning

Feb 18, 2014

Citizens of Forsyth County, we need your help! The Counties of Caswell, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin are about to begin a planning process that will help our communities become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation in the process is important to us! In the upcoming months, the Counties, along with participating...

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...

Publications and Resources for Hurricanes and Tropical Systems

Publications and Resources for Hurricanes and Tropical Systems

Aug 25, 2011

Hurricanes and tropical storms that affect North Carolina normally form in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of western Africa between the months of June and November with the peak season occurring in early September.  The strength of hurricanes is rated by the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Below are links to websites and other resources for hurricane...

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...

Clemmons Weather Spotter Class – Basic SKYWARN, April 19th

Clemmons Weather Spotter Class – Basic SKYWARN, April 19th

Jan 7, 2011

Join Clemmons Fire Department personnel as they learn to identify severe weather patterns and report their findings to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service will present the BASIC SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter program to help participants understand the warning process. Discussions of how and why buildings fail in high winds as well as...

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...

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...