Monday, October 18, 2021

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Flash Flood Warning Issued For Western Wayne County

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Western Wayne County

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… Southeastern Johnston County in central North Carolina… Western Wayne County in central North Carolina… * Until 1230 PM EDT. * At 917 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 4 inches of…read more »

Ida Remnants May Bring Storms To Wayne County Today

Ida Remnants May Bring Storms To Wayne County Today

The remnants of Hurricane Ida are expected to impact Eastern Carolina today.  What’s left of Ida is expected to bring isolated to scattered strong or even severe storms as they cross the region today.  The National Weather Service says damaging winds and an isolated tornado are all possible with these storms. Also, locally heavy rain…read more »

NWS: Some Areas Of Wayne County Saw Nearly Seven Inches Of Rain

NWS: Some Areas Of Wayne County Saw Nearly Seven Inches Of Rain

The past few days have left Wayne County saturated with rain. According to figures released by the National Weather Service, Wayne County saw close to seven inches of rainfall over a 48 hour period that ended at 8 AM Friday. The highest readings of 6 ¾ inches came from the Goldsboro area.  read more »

NWS: Strong Storms May Arrive In Afternoon, Evening Hours

NWS: Strong Storms May Arrive In Afternoon, Evening Hours

Eastern Carolina is on high alert for potentially deadly storms this afternoon and evening. According to the National Weather Service, the greatest severe risk area will be along a warm front that will develop northwestward to near US Highway 1 by early afternoon, where the risk of significant tornadoes and large hail will be maximized.…read more »

NWS: Potential For Severe Storms On Thursday

NWS: Potential For Severe Storms On Thursday

There’s a potential for some wild weather on Thursday.  The National Weather Service says numerous strong to severe thunderstorms are expected Thursday, mainly from late morning through the afternoon. The greatest threat will be south and east of the Triad, with the highest risk over the eastern Sandhills and the central and southern Coastal Plain,…read more »

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Make A Plan

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Make A Plan

The first step in making sure that you and your family are prepared for severe weather is pledging to prepare. This includes developing a family emergency and communications plan. In short, know what to do before severe weather strikes by creating an emergency plan today. Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes,…read more »

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Flash Flood Safety

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Flash Flood Safety

Flash flooding in North Carolina usually occurs when a large amount of rain falls in an area over a short period of time. The ground can only soak up so much water in a given time, and when the rain rate exceeds what can infiltrate into the ground or run off into drainage systems or…read more »

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Lightning Safety

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Lightning Safety

Each year in the United States, more than 400 people are struck by lightning. On average, around 41 people are killed; hundreds of others suffer permanent neurological disabilities. Most of these tragedies can be avoided with a few simple precautions. When thunderstorms threaten, get to a safe place. Lightning safety is an inconvenience that can…read more »

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Staying Safe When Storms Strike

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Staying Safe When Storms Strike

When your area is under a tornado warning, or if you see a tornado approaching, you should seek shelter immediately! Most injuries associated with high winds are from flying debris, so remember to protect your head. The following are safety tips for seeking shelter during high winds and tornadoes. If you are in a structure…read more »

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Thunderstorms & Tornadoes

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Thunderstorms & Tornadoes

A thunderstorm is a local storm that produces lightning and thunder. Thunderstorms are often accompanied by showery rain and gusty winds, and may also bring hail or snow. Thunderstorms occur most frequently during the spring and summer, but they are also possible in the fall and winter. North Carolina experiences about 40 to 50 thunderstorm…read more »

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