How the cold affects the U.S. tornado forecast

How the cold affects the U.S. tornado forecast

 Aerial image shot by a drone shows a Home Depot store in Dallas, Texas, that was obliterated after a destructive nocturnal tornado ripped through the area on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (SevereStudios / John Humphress) A cold snap brought jarring temperature swings to as many as 200 million Americans accustomed to higher temperatures at this time of year. AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures plunged as many as 60 degrees in just 24 hours in some cities. The Arctic…

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Cows cast away by Hurricane Dorian found alive on Outer Banks

Cows cast away by Hurricane Dorian found alive on Outer Banks

CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. — A trio of castaway cows has been discovered on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where they apparently washed up after swimming for miles to escape Hurricane Dorian storm surge. Cape Lookout National Seashore officials think the stranded cows swam up to 5 miles (8 kilometers) during the September storm before being found near Cape Lookout this month. The cows belong to a herd that roams freely on Cedar Island, across the sound….

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'Miracle' dog rescued from Hurricane Dorian rubble meets adopted family

'Miracle' dog rescued from Hurricane Dorian rubble meets adopted family

The breathtaking footage was difficult to see and hard to forget. Video showed an emaciated dog carefully being carried away from hurricane debris by an emotional volunteer after having been trapped for nearly a month beneath an air conditioner. He lived only on rainwater from a mud puddle that his outstretched neck could hardly reach — he survived and the dog next to him did not. Big Dog Ranch Rescue from Loxahatchee, Florida, spent weeks…

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Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Scores of wildfires continued to rage across vast tracts of Australia’s drought-stricken east coast on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes, some for the second time in a week. The most intense fires were concentrated in the northeastern states of New South Wales and Queensland, although a fire emergency warning had also been issued for a blaze threatening the west coast city of Geraldton….

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Australian state declares emergency due to wildfires

Australian state declares emergency due to wildfires

By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s most populous state declared a state of emergency on Monday due to unprecedented wildfire danger as calls grew for Australia to take more action to counter climate change. New South Wales state Emergency Services Minister David Elliott said residents were facing what “could be the most dangerous bushfire week this nation has ever seen.” Fires in the state’s northeast have claimed three lives, destroyed more than…

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Tractor-trailer hanging over bridge on I-95 in Florence County

Tractor-trailer hanging over bridge on I-95 in Florence County

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — A tractor-trailer is hanging over a bridge on I-95 in Florence County. The wreck is near the 155 exit in the southbound lane in Florence County. Community members said a car on the road appears to have been involved in the crash. – Advertisement – Traffic is backed up for several miles up to the Timmonsville exit. Read more here. SHARE Facebook Twitter

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Torrential rain in England kills 1; floods streets

LONDON — A woman died after being swept away by surging waters as torrential rain drenched parts of north and central England, swelling rivers, forcing evacuations and disrupting travel for a second day Friday. In the city of Sheffield, 140 miles (228 kms) north of London, the River Don overflowed after 3.4 inches (85 mm) of rain fell on Thursday. About 30 people sought refuge in the Meadowhall shopping center after floodwaters stranded shoppers who…

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Man receives new hearing aids after losing one during Hurricane Florence

Man receives new hearing aids after losing one during Hurricane Florence

James Chadwick gets fitted for a receives a hearing aid on November 7, 2019 (Photo By: Lakeeda Johnson / WWAY) WILMINGTON (WWAY) — A Wilmington man got fitted for hearing aids at no cost. James Chadwick was born deaf in one ear and gradually, hearing in his right ear declined. The sound being too loud isn’t something James Chadwick has dealt with lately. James lost a hearing aid during Hurricane Florence in 2018. – Advertisement…

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Struggles in California city show wider effects of wildfire

Struggles in California city show wider effects of wildfire

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press CHICO, Calif. — Amber Blood got to Chico on Nov. 8, 2018, wearing pink slacks and her favorite white peacoat. It was all she had left. Blood was among tens of thousands forced to flee as a wildfire roared through Paradise and nearby communities in Northern California, killing 85 people and destroying roughly 19,000 buildings. Nothing burned in Chico, the closest big city. And within hours, another city had moved…

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Chef Tyler Florence coming to Wilmington for GLOW Academy fundraiser

Chef Tyler Florence coming to Wilmington for GLOW Academy fundraiser

Tyler Florence (Photo: Matt Harbicht/Verbatim Photo Agency) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Another Food Network star is coming to Wilmington to support the GLOW Academy. Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence is planning a visit in January to share his signature culinary style during three special events. – Advertisement – There will be an exclusive dinner for no more than 24 guests in a private home on January 23, and breakfast and lunch events both to be held…

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All evacuations lifted for Southern California wildfire

All evacuations lifted for Southern California wildfire

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Authorities lifted all evacuation orders as firefighters made progress Sunday on a large blaze that sent thousands fleeing homes and farms northwest of Los Angeles. Crews working in steep terrain were tamping down hotspots and keeping an eye on lingering gusts in mountain areas that could carry embers, said Ventura County Fire Capt. Steve Kaufmann. “I’d say we’re cautiously optimistic,” Kaufmann said, citing calmer winds overall and…

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Volunteers plant trees after Hurricane Florence damage

Volunteers plant trees after Hurricane Florence damage

Volunteers plant trees in front of Martin Luther King Center in Downtown Wilmington on November 2, 2019 (Photo By: Lakeeda Johnson / WWAY) WILMINGTON (WWAY)– The Alliance for Cape Fear Trees and other organizations planted dozens of canopy trees in the areas Hurricane Florence destroyed. A spokesperson says it was the largest tree planting they’ve had. – Advertisement – She says prior to this tree planting, volunteers have already put trees on the Riverwalk, Greenfield…

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California firefighters struggle with big wildfire

California firefighters struggle with big wildfire

By JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Firefighters struggled Friday to contain a big Southern California wildfire amid shifting winds, forcing authorities to expand evacuations as forecasters extended fire weather warnings into the weekend. The blaze dubbed the Maria Fire erupted late Thursday northwest of Los Angeles during what had been expected to be the tail end of a siege of Santa Ana winds that fanned destructively across the region, but a tug-of-war developed…

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Flooding in East Africa affects more than 1 million people

Flooding in East Africa affects more than 1 million people

By SAM MEDNICK and TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts of the region are bracing for a tropical storm, Kyarr, that could worsen an already dire humanitarian situation. The International Rescue Committee said many people had been reeling from an earlier period of severe drought. Now the rains in parts of…

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Tropics are quiet as last month of hurricane season starts

Tropics are quiet as last month of hurricane season starts

NEW ORLEANS — The tropics are fairly quiet right now. Subtropical Storm Rebekah continues to churn in the NE Atlantic near the Azores. It should lose its tropical characteristics today and become post-tropical.  There is a cluster of showers and storms about 1000 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands. It has a low chance to develop into something in the next 2 days. After that, wind shear will be too strong for any development. …

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Damaging winds, possible tornadoes dampen Halloween festivities

Damaging winds, possible tornadoes dampen Halloween festivities

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — It was a wet, windy and potentially dangerous Halloween as severe weather moved through the state. Eastern parts of Wake County are under tornado warning until 9:45 p.m. Franklin County is also under this tornado warning. Mecklenburg County, Virginia remains under a tornado warning until 9:30 p.m… Other counties remain under severe thunderstorm warnings or watches. The weather took a toll on festivities across the area, including on Franklin Street in…

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LIVE UPDATES: Wake County under tornado warning

LIVE UPDATES: Wake County under tornado warning

A large swath of central North Carolina is under a tornado watch as a line of storms approach the region, which is under a Level 3 risk for severe weather. At a glance: A line of fast-moving storms are moving through the region. The entire region is under a tornado watch until 11 p.m. For full list: Click here There are reports of trees down in Orange County and about 1,000 customers are without power….

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Parts of Wake County under tornado warning as damaging winds, possible tornadoes threaten Halloween festivities

Parts of Wake County under tornado warning as damaging winds, possible tornadoes threaten Halloween festivities

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Ghouls, goblins, witches, and zombies better keep an umbrella in their candy sack and an eye to the sky this evening. Tornado warnings put parts of the Triangle and surrounding areas on alert as severe weather moved through the area. Mecklenburg County, Virginia remains under a tornado warning until 9:30 p.m… A tornado watch has been issued for much of North Carolina, including Wake County, Edgecombe County, Franklin County. Nash County,…

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Severe weather disrupts Halloween

Severe weather disrupts Halloween

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Severe weather is having a major impact on Halloween trick or treating in Charlotte and across the Carolinas.  A line of storms could produce damaging winds, hail, and an isolated tornado. “The timing could not be worse for Halloween trick-or-treating,” First Warn Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich explained. There is a medium-to-high chance of seeing some form of severe weather across the entire region. The line of storms is moving from…

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LIVE: Tornado warning in Person County until 8; updates on severe weather in area

LIVE: Tornado warning in Person County until 8; updates on severe weather in area

By Alfred Charles, WRAL.com managing editor Raleigh, N.C. — A large swath of central North Carolina is under a tornado watch as a line of storms approach the region, which is under a Level 3 risk for severe weather. A tornado warning has been issued for several central North Carolina counties, including central Caswell County, southeastern Rockingham, and southwestern Caswell and northern Guilford County. Anyone in that area was asked to take cover because of…

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Tornado warning issued for some central NC counties with the Triangle under a tornado watch through 11 p.m.

Tornado warning issued for some central NC counties with the Triangle under a tornado watch through 11 p.m.

By Alfred Charles, WRAL.com managing editor Raleigh, N.C. — A large swath of central North Carolina is under a tornado watch as a line of storms approach the region, which is under a Level 3 risk for severe weather. A tornado warning has been issued for several central North Carolina counties, including southeastern Rockingham, and southwestern Caswell and northern Guilford County. Anyone in that area was asked to take cover because of the threat of flying…

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LIVE: Severe weather on Halloween night

LIVE: Severe weather on Halloween night

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Severe weather is having a major impact on Halloween trick or treating in Charlotte and across the Carolinas.  A line of storms could produce damaging winds, hail, and an isolated tornado. “The timing could not be worse for Halloween trick-or-treating,” First Warn Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich explained. There is a medium-to-high chance of seeing some form of severe weather across the entire region. The line of storms is moving from…

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With level 3 risk for severe weather, trick-or-treaters should start early, pay attention

With level 3 risk for severe weather, trick-or-treaters should start early, pay attention

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — The region is under a level 3 risk for severe weather on Halloween night with dangerous conditions expected to move into the Triangle by 8 or 9 p.m. “The timeline for severe weather is going to be critical for folks headed out to trick-or-treat,” said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. Spotty showers across the region Thursday afternoon could give way to gusty winds and isolated tornadoes in the…

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2 new California fires burn homes, send residents fleeing

2 new California fires burn homes, send residents fleeing

By BRIAN MELLEY and MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ, Associated Press SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Strong winds fanned new fires in Southern California on Thursday, burning homes and forcing residents to flee in a repeat of a frightening scenario already faced by tens of thousands across the state. The latest blazes erupted in the heavily populated inland region east of Los Angeles as strong, seasonal Santa Ana winds continued to blow with gusts of up to 60…

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Severe weather threat brings down Durham's giant moon on Halloween

Severe weather threat brings down Durham's giant moon on Halloween

Durham, N.C. — A giant moon hanging above the CCB Plaza in Durham is already wowing crowds. But visitors won’t be able to see it on Halloween, organizers say. Strong winds anticipated Thursday forced organizers to take down the Bull Moon Rising exhibit. The hanging moon, which has a diameter of nearly 23 feet, was created by Luke Jerram, an artist from the United Kingdom. The Triangle is under a level 3 risk for severe…

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WATCH LIVE: Panovich says timing could not be worse for severe weather during trick or treating

WATCH LIVE: Panovich says timing could not be worse for severe weather during trick or treating

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Severe weather could have a major impact on Halloween trick or treating in Charlotte and across the Carolinas Thursday.  First Warn Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich says it won’t be a washout Thursday, but the a line of storms will moving through the area will likely bring severe weather to the Queen City. “The timing could not be worse for trick or treating tomorrow,” Panovich said. “I really think the evening hours will…

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Enhanced risk of severe weather for parts of NC on Halloween

Enhanced risk of severe weather for parts of NC on Halloween

In North Carolina, the transitional seasons of fall and spring are when we see those big temps swings. We did start this month with a 100-degree day! Now, we are about to see another swing over the next couple of days. 80 degrees on Halloween, freezing temps by Sunday. And when we see those big shifts in an air mass, we usually get storms. Thursday will be one of those days. Because of the possibility…

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Triangle under level 3 risk for severe weather Halloween night

Triangle under level 3 risk for severe weather Halloween night

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist Raleigh, N.C. — The National Weather Service has upgraded the risk for stormy weather for much of the Triangle on Thursday night, which is now under a level 3 risk for severe weather. WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell said rough weather could complicate Halloween night festivities. The region is under a risk for severe weather late Halloween night, but trick-or-treaters should be able to stay dry as they collect candy. Wednesday…

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The Latest: California wildfire grows, threatens 6,500 homes

The Latest: California wildfire grows, threatens 6,500 homes

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A wind-driven wildfire burning northwest of Los Angeles has grown to 1,300 acres (526 hectares). The Ventura County Fire Department says the blaze is threatening 6,500 homes. The fire erupted before dawn Wednesday between the cities of Simi Valley and Moorpark, It has been spread by strong Santa Ana winds. Flames have approached the hilltop Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, but a…

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North Carolina House begins to advance $257M hurricane aid bill

North Carolina House begins to advance $257M hurricane aid bill

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Storm damage from Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. (Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN) RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina legislators are aiming to locate more funds to help with the recovery from three recent hurricanes, with an emphasis on lessening damages in future storms. The House budget-writing committee voted on Wednesday for a bill that would allocate $257 million from state coffers for disaster recovery. Nearly $110 million would…

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