Eye on the gulf. Tropical Storm development possible this week

Eye on the gulf. Tropical Storm development possible this week

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure that may develop into our next named system. HOUSTON — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring the possibility of a tropical storm forming in the gulf later this week. As of Sunday afternoon, the NHC has increased the probability of development to 50 percent over the next five days.  It is far too early for specifics but here’s what we know as of right…

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Virus Hurts North Carolina Counties’ Hurricane Readiness

Virus Hurts North Carolina Counties’ Hurricane Readiness

As hurricane season starts Monday, most of North Carolina’s coastal counties are grappling with shortfalls or concerns about equipment and resources as they balance the dual threat of tropical weather and the COVID-19 pandemic. All 20 counties in the state’s coastal management zone told The Associated Press that COVID-19 is factoring into hurricane preparations. Five of those — Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Hyde and Washington — said overall plans hadn’t changed, but they’re ready to adjust…

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Gulf coast residents urged to keep close tabs on the gulf. Tropical Storm development possible this week

Gulf coast residents urged to keep close tabs on the gulf. Tropical Storm development possible this week

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure that may develop into our next named system. HOUSTON — The National Hurricane Center is urging all residents along the gulf coast to keep a close eye on the gulf due to possible development this week. As of Sunday afternoon, the NHC has increased the probability of development to 50 percent over the next five days.  It is far too early for specifics but…

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Virus hurts North Carolina counties' hurricane readiness

Virus hurts North Carolina counties' hurricane readiness

By JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press As hurricane season starts Monday, most of North Carolina’s coastal counties are grappling with shortfalls or concerns about equipment and resources as they balance the dual threat of tropical weather and the COVID-19 pandemic. All 20 counties in the state’s coastal management zone told The Associated Press that COVID-19 is factoring into hurricane preparations. Five of those — Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Hyde and Washington — said overall plans hadn’t changed,…

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Tropical Storm Amanda forms in Pacific, may threaten Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Amanda forms in Pacific, may threaten Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Amanda has formed in the Pacific south of Mexico. Tropical Storm Amanda has formed in the Pacific south of Mexico. Photo: NWS Photo: NWS Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Tropical Storm Amanda has formed in the Pacific south of Mexico. Tropical Storm Amanda has formed in the Pacific south of Mexico. Photo: NWS Tropical Storm Amanda forms in Pacific, may threaten Gulf of Mexico Back to Gallery…

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Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for virus

Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for virus

Officials across the U.S. South are still scrambling to adjust their hurricane plans to the coronavirus. The big unknown: Where will people fleeing storms go? The Associated Press surveyed more than 70 counties and states from Texas to Virginia, with more than 60% of coastal counties saying as of late May that they’re still solidifying plans for public hurricane shelters. They’re also altering preparations for dealing with the sick and elderly, protective equipment and cleanup…

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GHBA Remodelers Council: Be prepared for hurricane season

GHBA Remodelers Council: Be prepared for hurricane season

By Jared Porche, Generator Industries Published 11:00 pm CDT, Saturday, May 30, 2020 June 1 is the official start of hurricane season. Forecasters predict higher than normal activity and are helping local emergency managers prepare for a hurricane season that may be complicated by coronavirus. The need to prepare is more important than ever. Now more than ever, people are reliant on electricity to power their homes. Many have been working from home and have children…

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Risk of severe weather, rain continues Saturday night

Risk of severe weather, rain continues Saturday night

Raleigh, N.C. — Expect a cloudy, muggy Saturday with warm temperatures. Scattered thunderstorms are still sticking with us and flooding is still possible across the Triangle and in the state. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for central North Carolina. That means there is a possibility for isolated, severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging wind gusts Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening a cold front will gradually work its way into the…

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Several days after Bertha, SC marks hurricane prep week

Several days after Bertha, SC marks hurricane prep week

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter (Photo: MGN Online) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s hurricane preparedness week is getting ready to start and the state has already been hit by a tropical storm. Gov. Henry McMaster signed a proclamation declaring Sunday through next Saturday as  South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week. Hurricane season begins on Monday. – Advertisement – But South Carolina got an early taste of tropical weather with Tropical Storm Bertha on Wednesday….

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Muggy, humid day ahead with possibility of more scattered thunderstorms, flooding

Muggy, humid day ahead with possibility of more scattered thunderstorms, flooding

Raleigh, N.C. — Expect a cloudy, muggy Saturday with warm temperatures. Scattered thunderstorms are still sticking with us and flooding is still possible across the Triangle and in the state. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for central North Carolina. That means there is a possibility for isolated, severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging wind gusts Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening a cold front will gradually work its way into the state…

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Heavy rains bring flooding concerns to Columbus County

Heavy rains bring flooding concerns to Columbus County

Heavy rainfall and rising waters have caused flooding in parts of Lake Waccamaw. (Photo: Tanner Barth, WWAY) LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY)–Lake Waccamaw was one of the hardest hit areas with flooding back in 2018 during Hurricane Florence. Columbus County officials have their eyes on the town once again as the lake continues to rise with recent rainfall. Lake Waccamaw officials say they have gotten at least nine inches of rain within the last week. The…

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Developing system could be earliest 3rd tropical storm on record

Developing system could be earliest 3rd tropical storm on record

An already active Atlantic hurricane season — which hasn’t officially begun yet — could take a turn for the record books with a new disturbance that looks poised to strengthen. The season officially begins on June 1. Forecasters are now monitoring an area of low pressure designated as Invest 92L, which was developing Friday morning about 700 miles southeast of Bermuda, and they say it could strengthen further in the coming days. Satellite images on Friday morning showed an…

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Could We Have a Third Named System Before Hurricane Season Starts

Could We Have a Third Named System Before Hurricane Season Starts

Hurricane Season begins on June 1st and we are watching a few areas. NEW ORLEANS — ATLANTIC: Hurricane Season begins on Monday, but we are already watching a few areas. The first is in the Atlantic southeast of Bermuda. This broad area of low pressure has a medium chance of development as we head into the weekend. If this system can become a named (sub)tropical storm it would set a new record. There has never…

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Battered Caribbean prepares for hurricanes amid pandemic

Battered Caribbean prepares for hurricanes amid pandemic

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricanes. Earthquakes. COVID-19. Caribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season threatens a region still recovering from recent storms as it fights a worsening drought and a pandemic that has drained budgets and muddled preparations. “It is crazy,” said Iram Lewis, Bahamian minister for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction. “No one could have imagined this.” An estimated three to six…

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Heavy rain, thunderstorms and isolated flooding for the rest of the day, level 1 risk continues

Most of central North Carolina, including the Triangle, is under a level 1 risk for severe weather all day Friday. Heavy rain was falling in Raleigh at 4 a.m. and is expected to increase in coverage and intensify by midday. Downpours will be heavy at times, but they should be scattered and move through quickly. The most rain is in the counties in the south of the viewing area. A pocket of heavy rain and…

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Surf City fire chief says tropical storms causing increase in rip current rescues

Surf City fire chief says tropical storms causing increase in rip current rescues

Surf City pier May 2020 (Photo: WWAY) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Surf City ocean rescue is seeing an increase in calls rip current rescues with more than a dozen calls just this week. Surf City ocean rescue has responded to more than a dozen rip current rescues in the last three days after seeing an increase in calls over the last two weeks. – Advertisement – About twenty minutes after doing an interview with…

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After a week of severe weather, San Antonio will see a sunny weekend

After a week of severe weather, San Antonio will see a sunny weekend

By Taylor Pettaway, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 8:28 am CDT, Friday, May 29, 2020 After several days of rough weather, San Antonio will have some clear skies for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. After several days of rough weather, San Antonio will have some clear skies for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Photo: National Weather Service Photo: National Weather Service Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image…

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Heavy rain, thunderstorms and isolated flooding today as level 1 risk continues

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and isolated flooding today as level 1 risk continues

Most of central North Carolina, including the Triangle, is under a level 1 risk for severe weather all day Friday. Heavy rain was falling in Raleigh at 4 a.m. and is expected to increase in coverage and intensify by midday. Downpours will be heavy at times, but they should be scattered and move through quickly. Lightning and thunder are likely, but heavy rain, isolated flooding and winds up to 40 mph are the biggest threats…

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Level 1 risk continues with thunder, lightning and possible isolated flooding

Level 1 risk continues with thunder, lightning and possible isolated flooding

Most of central North Carolina, including the Triangle, is under a level 1 risk for severe weather Friday. Rain was falling in Raleigh at 4 a.m. and is expected to increase in coverage and intensify by midday. It will be a humid afternoon, with a high in the low 80s. Lightning and thunder are likely, but heavy rain and isolated flooding are the biggest threats from the storms. “Regardless of which counties are included, we…

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Hurricanes agree to arena lease extension through July 2029

Hurricanes agree to arena lease extension through July 2029

PNC Arena, home of the Carolina Hurricanes (Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN) RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have reached a five-year lease extension to remain in PNC Arena through July 2029. The Centennial Authority owns the arena and announced the deal Thursday along with Hurricanes parent company Gale Force Sports and Entertainment. – Advertisement – The current lease agreement runs through the end of June 2024. Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell…

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Tornado warning for Sampson County ends, level 1 threat for severe weather continues

Tornado warning for Sampson County ends, level 1 threat for severe weather continues

A tornado warning that was issued for eastern Sampson County until 6:15 p.m. on Thursday has expired. The National Weather Service issued the warning after rotation was seen in an area just east of Clinton and west of Warsaw, in the area of Turkey. The storm system was moving north northeast at 5 mph. The NWS said rotation had been seen and could form again in the area during the warning. A flash flood warning…

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Tornado warning issued for eastern Sampson County until 6:15 p.m.

Tornado warning issued for eastern Sampson County until 6:15 p.m.

A tornado warning has been issued for eastern Sampson County until 6:15 p.m. WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell said rotation is being seen in a strong storm system just east of Clinton, west of Warsaw and south of Turkey. It is moving north-northeast at 5 mph. The system is producing heavy rain and strong winds with lots of lightning. Some hail is also possible. Parts of the Triangle westward will continue to be under a level…

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Level 1 risk for severe weather in effect as chance for storms continue into Friday

Level 1 risk for severe weather in effect as chance for storms continue into Friday

Parts of the Triangle westward will continue to be under a level 1 risk for severe weather for the rest of the day Thursday. The entire state has a chance of thunderstorms. Durham, Orange, Chatham, Moore, Lee, Person and Granville counties could see the most damaging rain and wind gusts. The storms Thursday and Friday won’t be as powerful as what residents saw Wednesday, when there were two tornado warnings, including an EF-0 tornado that…

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Severe storms bring tornado warning, flash flooding to Galveston

Severe storms bring tornado warning, flash flooding to Galveston

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-weather/article/Severe-storms-bring-tornado-warning-flash-15301390.php By ShaCamree Gowdy Updated 3:29 pm CDT, Thursday, May 28, 2020 Radar from the National Weather Service shows storms over Galveston on Thursday afternoon. Radar from the National Weather Service shows storms over Galveston on Thursday afternoon. Photo: NWS Photo: NWS Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Radar from the National Weather Service shows storms over Galveston on Thursday afternoon. Radar from the National Weather Service shows storms over Galveston…

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Live coverage: Tornado warning for Galveston County until 3:15 p.m.

Live coverage: Tornado warning for Galveston County until 3:15 p.m.

Severe thunderstorms have been popping up east and south of Houston. Stay weather ready with the KHOU app. Author: Erika Lopez (KHOU 11), David Paul, Chita Craft Published: 8:01 AM CDT March 22, 2020 Updated: 3:03 PM CDT May 28, 2020 HOUSTON — Galveston County is under a tornado warning until 3:15 p.m. and a severe thunderstorm warning until 3:30 p.m. Earlier Thursday, several viewers sent photos and video of a possible funnel cloud near…

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Hurricane Season Starts Monday, Here's What We're Watching

Hurricane Season Starts Monday, Here's What We're Watching

Hurricane Season begins on June 1st and will start quiet. However, we will be watching a large-scale pattern over Central America that can lead to development. NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Season begins on Monday. Nothing is expected to form within the next five days, but we are going to be keeping an eye on a large-scale pattern in Central America called a Central American Gyre.  This common feature is a large area of showers and…

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Live: Tornado warning in Liberty County until 12:30 p.m. | Another round of afternoon storms expected

Live: Tornado warning in Liberty County until 12:30 p.m. | Another round of afternoon storms expected

Coverage shouldn’t be as widespread and the storms shouldn’t be as severe, but stay weather ready with the KHOU app. Author: Erika Lopez (KHOU 11), David Paul, Chita Craft Published: 8:01 AM CDT March 22, 2020 Updated: 12:27 PM CDT May 28, 2020 HOUSTON — Liberty County is under a tornado warning until 12:30 p.m.  “This storm is moving east at 20 mph. Quarter size hail and 60 mph wind gusts are possible within this…

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Tornado Simulator: WCNC Weather School

Tornado Simulator: WCNC Weather School

The WCNC Weather School is back in session with a free, educational science class about equipment used to observe the weather. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The WCNC Weather School is back in session with a free, educational science class about equipment used to observe the weather. On Thursday, Chief meteorologist Brad Panovich is making a tornado simulator.  WCNC Charlotte’s First Warn Storm Team is helping parents, students, and teachers learn from home with free atmospheric science…

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Surveyors: EF-0 Tornado touched down in Warren Co., 85mph winds

Surveyors: EF-0 Tornado touched down in Warren Co., 85mph winds

Norlina, N.C. — A tornado warning that was issued for an area of northern Warren County on Wednesday produced a confirmed tornado, according to the National Weather Service. Tornado surveyors from the NWS assessing the damage in Warren County said the tornado was an EF-0, or the lowest level of tornado strength, touched down 2 miles north of Wise. The winds for this tornado reached around 85 miles per hour. The warning was issued for…

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Shed destroyed; powerlines, trees damaged from EF-0 tornado in Warren County

Shed destroyed; powerlines, trees damaged from EF-0 tornado in Warren County

HAWTREE, N.C. (WTVD) — An EF-0 tornado hit part of Warren County on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS surveyed the damage on Thursday to see how long the tornado was on the ground and how strong it was. There do not appear to be any injuries stemming from the tornado, which had maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour and hit two miles north of Wise, a town along Route…

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: SpaceX Launch Delayed, And Forecasting Hurricane Season (May 28, 2020)

Thursday’s Houston Matters: SpaceX Launch Delayed, And Forecasting Hurricane Season (May 28, 2020)

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Weather has delayed the NASA and SpaceX launch of two astronauts from U.S. soil — the first such launch in nine years. The next opportunity for launch is Saturday afternoon. Also this hour: We learn how each year’s hurricane forecast is made and what’s expected this season. Plus an expert on…

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Downed trees, structure damage after tornado touches down in Warren County

Downed trees, structure damage after tornado touches down in Warren County

Norlina, N.C. — A tornado warning that was issued for an area of northern Warren County on Wednesday produced a confirmed tornado, according to the National Weather Service. A tornado warning was issued for northern Warren County at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service said it had high confidence of tornado damage in the Wise-Five Forks Road and William Hawks Road vicinity. There were radar reports of debris signature north of Norlina in Warren…

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Roof collapses at iconic Dixie Chicken after severe weather hits College Station

Roof collapses at iconic Dixie Chicken after severe weather hits College Station

COLLEGE STATION — An iconic bar in Aggieland was heavily hit by Wednesday’s storms. The Dixie Chicken had a partial roof collapse Wednesday night as bargoers watched inside. Video shared with KHOU and on social media show water leaking through the roof at the back of the bar as the ceiling slowly sank. Eventually, it collapsed onto the floor and nearby tables. No injuries were reported. “Really 2020 you had to take the Dixie Chicken…

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Pasadena neighbors think a tornado came through their area

Pasadena neighbors think a tornado came through their area

Neighbors say the storm damage was extensive. PASADENA, Texas — The damage from Wednesday’s storms barreled through parts of southeast Houston. At least dozens of homes and vehicles were damaged in one Pasadena neighborhood. Neighbors said they believe the fast storm that hit their neighborhood was a tornado. “We heard like, ‘Boom! Pow,’” Francisco Gamez said. “You hear me? All types of thunder.” Gamez said he was cleaning his room when his cousin told him…

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Cmr. George P. Bush to Host Webinar to Prepare Communities for 2020 Hurricane Season

Cmr. George P. Bush to Host Webinar to Prepare Communities for 2020 Hurricane Season

On Monday, June 1, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will host the 2020 Hurricane Outlook Webinar with Dr. Gerry Bell, the lead seasonal forecaster with the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, to give local, state, and federal government partners along the Texas Coast an idea of what the 2020 hurricane season will look like, and what it could mean for our communities. The webinar link can be accessed at recovery.texas.gov/preparedness. WHO: Commissioner…

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