Duke Energy prepares for power grid stress from high heat, hurricane season

Duke Energy prepares for power grid stress from high heat, hurricane season

By Bryan Mims, WRAL reporter The heat is here — and so is hurricane season. Since storms and high heat can really stress the power grid, Duke Energy’s Distribution Control Center has some new technology to make the load a little lighter. “Safety comes first, and no multitasking,” says Anthony Gibbs, teasingly referred to as the mayor of the Duke Distribution Control Center. Like everyone else in this room, he works in front of a…

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Hurricane season begins: 'Alex' possible before the weekend

Hurricane season begins: 'Alex' possible before the weekend

Alex is the first name up on the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Name list. This storm could form heading into the weekend making landfall in Florida to start the season. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hurricane season has officially began and already there are likely chances for storm development. This season is starting late compared to the last seven years that had the first name of the season start before the designated season beginning June 1.  Tracking Our…

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Water-damaged cars for sale: Beware of flood car scams this hurricane season

Water-damaged cars for sale: Beware of flood car scams this hurricane season

By Keely Arthur, WRAL 5 on Your Side reporter Raleigh, N.C. — Hurricanes can leave you without power, shelter, and even water. Yet, there’s another danger that stormy weather can bring: The threat of scammers. As we enter hurricane season, 5 On Your Side shares what you need to lookout for. “People need to be prepared and just know that whatever storm comes through the scams are going to follow,” explained Alyssa Parker, the communications…

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Jamie Dimon is warning that an economic 'hurricane' is on the way: 'You better brace yourself'

Jamie Dimon is warning that an economic 'hurricane' is on the way: 'You better brace yourself'

NEW YORK — Jamie Dimon is no meteorologist, but the JPMorgan Chase CEO is predicting an economic “hurricane” caused by the war in Ukraine, rising inflation pressures and interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. “Right now it’s kind of sunny, things are doing fine. Everyone thinks the Fed can handle this,” Dimon said at a Bernstein conference. “That hurricane is right out there down the road coming our way.” “We just don’t know if…

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Town of Leland will hold Hurricane Expo at Cultural Arts Center

Town of Leland will hold Hurricane Expo at Cultural Arts Center

June 1, 2022 The Town of Leland will host its second annual Hurricane Expo on Sat., June 11 (Photo: Town of Leland) LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The Town of Leland will host its second annual Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, located at 1212 Magnolia Village Way. This year’s expo will feature workshops on the hurricane season outlook, a question and answer panel…

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Hurricane Season Begins: Is 'Alex' just days away?

Hurricane Season Begins: Is 'Alex' just days away?

Alex is the first name up on the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Name list. This storm could form heading into the weekend making landfall in Florida to start the season. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hurricane season has officially began and already there are likely chances for storm development. This season is starting late compared to the last seven years that had the first name of the season start before the designated season beginning June 1.  Tracking Our…

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Weather IQ: How Hurricanes Form

Weather IQ: How Hurricanes Form

Hurricane season has begun but do you know how the infamous storms form? The answers in this weeks Weather IQ. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — June 1st begins the 183 day Hurricane Season that ends November 30th and peaks September 10th. But for them to form conditions have to line up, and the better they do, the stronger they become. Let’s raise your Hurricane IQ!  RELATED: Weather IQ: Is hurricane season starting earlier this year? The Ingredients:…

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Experts predict more active Atlantic hurricane season

Experts predict more active Atlantic hurricane season

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — With the arrival of June comes the start of Atlantic hurricane season and officials are expecting a busier than normal year. The NOAA Climate Prediction Center forecast calls for 14 to 21 named storms and predicts up to 10 of them could become a hurricane. That’s why local organizations are starting their recruitment efforts now for volunteers. The Red Cross says it needs shelter support and more people to serve on…

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Hurricane season in NC is back – Are you ready for the next big one?

Hurricane season in NC is back – Are you ready for the next big one?

A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, a storm system that forms over the ocean. In the Northern Hemisphere, they are called “hurricanes” if they reach wind speeds of 74 mph (119 km/h) or higher. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 to Nov. 30. But when is hurricane season in NC? When is hurricane season in NC? Hurricane season in…

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holds a training exercise in preparation for hurricane season

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holds a training exercise in preparation for hurricane season

May 31, 2022 NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District held its final training session ahead of the start of hurricane season. The Army Corps of Engineers is laying out plans they will have in place if a hurricane happens to hit Wilmington. They reviewed possible scenarios for severe weather, which included 24 hours before a hurricane makes landfall and 24 hours after. Colonel Benjamin Bennett Commander of the U.S. Army…

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Experts: Everything points to another busy hurricane season

Experts: Everything points to another busy hurricane season

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer Batten down the hatches for another nasty hurricane season. Nearly every natural force and a bunch of human-caused ones — more than just climate change — have turned the last several Atlantic hurricane seasons into deadly and expensive whoppers. The season that starts Wednesday looks like another note in a record-breaking refrain because all those ingredients for disaster are still going strong, experts warn. They say these factors point…

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Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1: How to prepare

Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1: How to prepare

There are some things you and your family should do before the severe weather hits your home. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Preparation is key to keeping you and your loved ones safe during hurricane season, which starts June 1. Here are some steps people can take according to the Red Cross, the National Hurricane Center and Ready.gov to get ready. For the latest breaking news, weather and traffic alerts, download the WCNC Charlotte mobile app. Put together…

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UNCW officials encourage storm readiness ahead of active hurricane season

UNCW officials encourage storm readiness ahead of active hurricane season

May 31, 2022 WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting an above-normal 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, UNCW’s Environmental Health and Safety Department stresses the need for students and employees to have personal preparedness plans and be aware of emergency procedures and campus communications. NOAA forecasts 14 to 21 named storms with the possibility of three to six major hurricanes. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center will update the 2022 Atlantic seasonal outlook in early August,…

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Rangers oust Hurricanes 6-2 in Game 7, reach Eastern finals

Rangers oust Hurricanes 6-2 in Game 7, reach Eastern finals

May 31, 2022 RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Chris Kreider scored twice and the New York Rangers ended Carolina’s perfect postseason run at home by beating the Hurricanes 6-2 in the decisive Game 7 of their second-round playoff series. Igor Shesterkin was strong in net again, finishing with 36 saves. New York won for the fifth straight time in an elimination game this postseason. Adam Fox also had a first-period power-play goal as New York jumped…

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Hurricane Agatha sets May record, then weakens over Mexico

Hurricane Agatha sets May record, then weakens over Mexico

By JOSÉ MARÍA ÁLVAREZ, Associated Press PUERTO ESCONDIDO, Mexico — Hurricane Agatha made history as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane center, making landfall on a sparsely populated stretch of small beach towns and fishing villages in southern Mexico. The storm came ashore in Oaxaca state Monday afternoon as a strong Category 2 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165kph), then it quickly lost…

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Pacific season's 1st hurricane makes landfall in Mexico

Pacific season's 1st hurricane makes landfall in Mexico

Mexican emergency officials said they opened more than 200 shelters as forecasters warned of dangerous storm surge and flooding from heavy rains. MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Agatha, the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific, swept ashore on a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns in southern Mexico on Monday. Torrential rains and howling winds whipped palm trees and drove tourists and residents into shelters. Oaxaca state’s civil…

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Crews make gains against New Mexico wildfire, largest in US

Crews make gains against New Mexico wildfire, largest in US

By PAUL DAVENPORT, Associated Press Crews were making progress in stopping the nation’s largest active wildfire from spreading on Monday, the fourth straight day of warnings of extreme fire conditions in northern New Mexico. The nearly 8-week-old fire was surrounded by containment lines cut and scraped around half of of its perimeter, enclosing 493 square miles (1,276 square kilometers) of forested mountains and foothills east of Santa Fe. Nearly 3,000 firefighters and other personnel were…

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Pacific season's 1st hurricane aims at Mexico tourist zone

Pacific season's 1st hurricane aims at Mexico tourist zone

Agatha is expected to be the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific. Bands of rain and gusty winds lashed Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Monday as the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season advanced slowly toward a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns. Ominous grey skies and blowing sand cleared beaches in the popular destinations of Puerto Escondido, Puerto Angel and Huatulco. Near Puerto Angel, gusts of…

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Hurricanes, Rangers face Game 7 for trip to conference final

Hurricanes, Rangers face Game 7 for trip to conference final

May 30, 2022 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers are set for a Game 7 in their second-round series in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Hurricanes are 7-0 at home and have home-ice advantage again. The Rangers have won four straight elimination games following a comeback win against Pittsburgh in the first round. The winner will reach the Eastern Conference finals to face reigning two-time Cup champion Tampa Bay. The…

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Season's 1st hurricane aims heavy hit at Mexico tourist zone

Season's 1st hurricane aims heavy hit at Mexico tourist zone

The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts the storm will make landfall as a powerful Category 3 hurricane Monday afternoon or evening. Hurricane Agatha, the season’s first, headed for a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Monday amid warnings of dangerous storm surge and flooding from heavy rains. After forming on Sunday, Agatha quickly gained power, and it was predicted to make landfall as a powerful Category 3 hurricane Monday…

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Chytil scores 2, Rangers beat Hurricanes 5-2 to force Game 7

Chytil scores 2, Rangers beat Hurricanes 5-2 to force Game 7

NEW YORK — Filip Chytil scored twice in the second period and the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Saturday night to force a deciding Game 7 in their second-round playoff series. Tyler Motte and Mika Zibanejad scored in the first period to get New York started, Artemi Panarin tallied in the third and Adam Fox had two assists to help the Rangers set a franchise record with their sixth straight home…

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Carolina Hurricanes lose 2-5 to New York Rangers in Game 6

Carolina Hurricanes lose 2-5 to New York Rangers in Game 6

NEW YORK — The Carolina Hurricanes lose to the New York Rangers 2-5 in Game 6 of the NHL Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Game 7 will be Monday at PNC Arena at 8 p.m. This is a developing story and will be updated. —Previous story—Carolina Hurricanes (54-20-8, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Rangers (52-24-6, second in the Metropolitan Division) New York; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers -113, Hurricanes…

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Tropical Storm Agatha forms off the coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm Agatha forms off the coast of Mexico

By Peta Sheerwood and Mike Maze, WRAL meteorologists Tropical Storm Agatha developed Saturday off the coast of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service. On Friday night, it became the first tropical depression of the 2022 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season. It could soon become the first storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. On Saturday, Agatha had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was moving west at 5 mph. According to WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood,…

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Wake County homes left damaged after Friday's severe weather

Wake County homes left damaged after Friday's severe weather

GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) — For the Quintanilla family, they stayed dry when storms rolled through central NC, but their home in Wake County was a messy sight. Heavy rain and severe storms moved through the area Friday, damage many homes just like the Quintanilla’s. “We came and see this, but nobody was in home when it happened.,.” Vivian Quintanilla said. A tree fell through the family’s home damaging the bathroom and bedroom. “it’s like, nervous,”…

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EF-1 tornado confirmed in Yadkin County

EF-1 tornado confirmed in Yadkin County

By WXII12.com Web Staff Hamptonville, N.C. — An EF-1 tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service in Thursday’s severe storms. A National Weather Service survey team inspected storm damage near Buck Shoals in Yadkin County. The damage was determined to be caused by a tornado of EF-1 intensity. This tornado had wind gusts estimated to be 95 mph. It was estimated that the tornado track was 1.5 miles long, with the maximum width being…

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EF-2 tornado confirmed in Iredell County on Thursday

EF-2 tornado confirmed in Iredell County on Thursday

The NWS confirmed an EF2 tornado with 115 mph winds touched down in Iredell County Thursday night. An EF-0 tornado was confirmed in Cleveland County. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — National Weather Service crews confirmed an EF2 tornado with 115 mph winds touched down in Iredell County, North Carolina, Thursday night.  Multiple tornado warnings were issued in the Charlotte area during an outbreak of severe weather Thursday. A viewer sent video to Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich appearing…

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EF2 tornado confirmed in Iredell County on Thursday

EF2 tornado confirmed in Iredell County on Thursday

Iredell-Statesville Schools announced it would be operating on a one-hour delay Friday morning to allow crews to get out and assess the damage from the storm. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Tornado Watch has been issued until 2 p.m. Friday for parts of North Carolinas into Virginia. Out Brad Panovich said conditions are favorable for tornadoes along and ahead of this line of storms.  Clean-up continued Friday after severe storms moved through the Carolinas Thursday night,…

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Hurricanes win Game 5, push Rangers to brink of elimination

Hurricanes win Game 5, push Rangers to brink of elimination

May 27, 2022 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Vincent Trocheck buried a short-handed goal, Teuvo Teravainen had a rare power-play score for Carolina and the Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round playoff series. Andrei Svechnikov also scored, beating Igor Shesterkin with a backhander on a breakaway midway through the third period as the Hurricanes protected their Game 5 lead to improve to 7-0 at…

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Tornado Watch issued for parts of North Carolina Friday morning

Tornado Watch issued for parts of North Carolina Friday morning

Iredell-Statesville Schools announced it would be operating on a one-hour delay Friday morning to allow crews to get out and assess the damage from the storm. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Tornado Watch has been issued until 2 p.m. Friday for parts of North Carolinas into Virginia. Out Brad Panovich said conditions are favorable for tornadoes along and ahead of this line of storms.  Clean-up continued Friday after severe storms moved through the Carolinas Thursday night,…

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Flooding, hail and high winds possible heading into Memorial Day weekend

Flooding, hail and high winds possible heading into Memorial Day weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — A severe weather risk on Friday could bring isolated tornadoes, hail, high winds and flooding to areas of the Triangle. You can expect to see scattered showers and some thunderstorm activity Friday morning. The main brunt of the system will arrive toward noon with flooding downpours being the biggest risk we face. However, a damaging wind risk is possible as well, and even a tornado is not out of the question…

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Flood risk continues after tornado warnings end across Charlotte area

Flood risk continues after tornado warnings end across Charlotte area

Iredell-Statesville Schools announced it would be operating on a one-hour delay Friday morning to allow crews to get out and assess the damage from the storm. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Clean-up continues after severe storms moved through the Carolinas Thursday night, with another threat for severe weather Monday morning. Iredell County Fire Services and Emergency Management confirmed four homes, one church and a fellowship hall were damaged Thursday night. One person sustained a minor injury. Iredell-Statesville…

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State of Emergency declared for 'life-threatening' flash flooding in Haywood County

State of Emergency declared for 'life-threatening' flash flooding in Haywood County

By WLOS staff Canton, N.C. — A State of Emergency has been declared for Haywood County following busy day of heavy rains and flash flooding. A Flash Flood Warning for Henderson, Jackson, Transylvania, Macon and part of Haywood counties is extended until 11 p.m. A Flood Warning is in effect until 8 a.m. Friday, May 27. Additional bands of heavy and widespread rains are expected. It is anticipated that this additional rain will cause more…

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Tornado warning active for Iredell County through 8:45 p.m.

Tornado warning active for Iredell County through 8:45 p.m.

Parts of two counties are under a tornado warning through 8 p.m. Thursday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three Charlotte-area counties are under a tornado warning Thursday evening. Alexander County and Iredell County are both under a warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). Both warnings are set to expire by 8:45 p.m. A previous warning for Catawba County was canceled at 7:48 p.m. Residents in these areas are urged to seek shelter now. Ensure you…

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Tornado warnings ended across the Charlotte area

Tornado warnings ended across the Charlotte area

The last warning ended at 8:45 p.m. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — All Charlotte-area counties are no longer under tornado warnings as of 8:45 p.m. Iredell County’s warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) expired at that time, the last of a handful of counties that faced warnings.. A previous warning for Catawba County was canceled at 7:48 p.m. A warning for Alexander County was canceled just before 8:20 p.m. Residents in these areas were urged…

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Tornado warning active for Charlote area counties

Tornado warning active for Charlote area counties

Parts of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell & Catawba counties are under a tornado warning through 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Five Charlotte-area counties are under a tornado warning Thursday evening. Alexander County, Burke County, Caldwell County and Catawba Conuty are all under a warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) that’s due to expire at 5:45 p.m. Cleveland County is under a warning that should expire closer to 5:30 p.m. Lincoln County’s warning was…

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Tornado warning active for Charlotte-area counties

Tornado warning active for Charlotte-area counties

Parts of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell & Catawba counties are under a tornado warning through 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four Charlotte-area counties are under a tornado warning Thursday evening. Alexander County, Burke County, Caldwell County and Catawba Conuty are all under a warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) that’s due to expire at 5:45 p.m. Cleveland County is under a warning that should expire closer to 5:30 p.m. Lincoln County’s warning was…

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Panovich: 2 waves of storms could bring severe weather to the Carolinas

Panovich: 2 waves of storms could bring severe weather to the Carolinas

The Charlotte area could see heavy rain, damaging winds, flash flooding and isolated tornadoes, according to chief meteorologist Brad Panovich. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte region will be at risk for two waves of severe weather Thursday and Friday, with the threat of damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and flash flooding, according to Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich.  The first wave is expected to arrive Thursday afternoon and evening as a front pushes into the Carolinas. Panovich…

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Tornado warning active for 5 Charlotte-area counties

Tornado warning active for 5 Charlotte-area counties

Parts of Gaston, Cleveland, Burke, Lincoln, and Catawba Counties are all under a warning through 5 p.m. Wednesday evening. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Five Charlotte-area counties are under a tornado watch through 5 p.m. Thursday evening. Cleveland County, northwestern Gaston County, southwestern Catawba County, western Lincoln County, and southeastern Burke Counties are all under the warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). Residents in these areas are urged to seek shelter now. Ensure you have…

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Carolina Hurricanes look to take series lead against Rangers in game 5

Carolina Hurricanes look to take series lead against Rangers in game 5

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The Carolina Hurricanes will be back on home ice Thursday after the New York Rangers tied up round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs when the series moved to New York. The Canes can take the series lead with a win Thursday night. The Hurricanes are now 0-5 on the road in the postseason to go along with their 6-0 record at home. Carolina has scored just six goals in the…

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EF0 tornado confirmed in Chester County on Monday

EF0 tornado confirmed in Chester County on Monday

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF0 tornado with 75 mph winds touched down in Chester County on Monday, May 23. CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — An EF0 tornado with wind speeds up to 75 mph touched down near Great Falls in Chester County, South Carolina, on Monday, the National Weather Service confirmed.  The tornado touched down near Dewitt Road west of Great Falls during Monday’s severe weather outbreak in the Carolinas. The storm moved northeast…

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NWS confirms tornado touched down in Chester County

NWS confirms tornado touched down in Chester County

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF0 tornado with 75 mph winds touched down in Chester County on Monday, May 23. CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — An EF0 tornado with wind speeds up to 75 mph touched down near Great Falls in Chester County, South Carolina, on Monday, the National Weather Service confirmed.  The tornado touched down near Dewitt Road west of Great Falls during Monday’s severe weather outbreak in the Carolinas. The storm moved northeast…

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Stormy repeat: NOAA predicts busy Atlantic hurricane season

Stormy repeat: NOAA predicts busy Atlantic hurricane season

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer Federal meteorologists are forecasting a record-shattering seventh straight unusually busy Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted Tuesday that the summer in the Atlantic will produce 14 to 21 named storms, six to 10 becoming hurricanes and three to six turbo-charging into major hurricanes with winds greater than 110 mph. Even with normals shifting upwards to reflect more active storm seasons in recent decades, these predictions…

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Weather IQ: Is hurricane season starting earlier this year?

Weather IQ: Is hurricane season starting earlier this year?

Over 97% of tropical storms and hurricanes occur from June 1 until Nov. 30, AKA, Hurricane Season. But recent years are shifting these numbers. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Over the last seven years, hurricane season has begun before its official start on June 1. So is this infamous season now starting earlier? Let’s spin up another Weather IQ. Over 97% of tropical storms and hurricanes occur from June 1 until Nov. 30, AKA, Hurricane Season. But recent…

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NWS confirms EF-0 tornado in Durham County

NWS confirms EF-0 tornado in Durham County

By WRAL News Chapel Hill, N.C. — The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 touched down in Durham County on Monday. The tornado had maximum wind speeds of 85 miles per hour, according to NWS, and touch down occurred around Glenbrook Drive, De Mille Street, Hinson Drive, Waring Street and Da Vinci Street. NWS said the tornado then lifted and briefly touched down again along Colonial Heights Drive and Thompson Road. Hundreds of customers in…

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Durham police stretched thin during severe weather, 3 shootings Monday night

Durham police stretched thin during severe weather, 3 shootings Monday night

By Monica Casey, WRAL Durham reporter Durham, N.C. — The Durham Police Department responded to severe weather and three shootings on Monday night. Some residents told WRAL News they were unhappy about police’s response times. A Southside Tobacco and Vape shop employee said it took police 20 minutes to arrive to the shooting, which happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday. It was the third violent incident in Durham on Monday: There was a shooting on Ridgeway…

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Possible tornado produced storm damage in Chesnee, Mayo in South Carolina

Possible tornado produced storm damage in Chesnee, Mayo in South Carolina

The National Weather Service will investigate to determine the strength of the possible tornado seen on video Monday. CHESNEE, S.C. — The National Weather Service will visit the towns of Mayo and Chesnee in South Carolina Tuesday to determine the strength of a likely tornado that caused damage Monday evening. Video posted to social media showed the likely tornado Monday night. Based on storm damage and recorded videos, WCNC Charlotte Chief Meterologist Brad Panovich said…

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Monday Tornado near Reedy Creek, Harrisburg was EF-1 strength

Monday Tornado near Reedy Creek, Harrisburg was EF-1 strength

The National Weather Service toured storm damage Tuesday in portions of Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties Tuesday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Preliminary data from the National Weather Service has found storm damage near the Reedy Creek neighborhood in Charlotte and Harrisburg in Cabarrus County came from a tornado that was at least an EF-1 in strength. The tornado touched down during Monday’s severe weather outbreak in the Carolinas. National Weather Service crews surveyed the damage in Mecklenburg…

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Likely tornado produced storm damage in Chesnee, Mayo in South Carolina

Likely tornado produced storm damage in Chesnee, Mayo in South Carolina

The National Weather Service will investigate to determine the strength of the possible tornado seen on video Monday. CHESNEE, S.C. — The National Weather Service will visit the towns of Mayo and Chesnee in South Carolina Tuesday to determine the strength of a likely tornado that caused damage Monday evening. Video posted to social media showed the likely tornado Monday night. Based on storm damage and recorded videos, WCNC Charlotte Chief Meterologist Brad Panovich said…

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