Dangerous brew: Ocean heat and La Nina combo likely mean more Atlantic hurricanes this summer

Dangerous brew: Ocean heat and La Nina combo likely mean more Atlantic hurricanes this summer

11 seconds ago With hurricane season beginning in just 26 days, Sunday began the start of Hurricane Preparedness Week. (Photo: WWAY) WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for what nearly all the experts think will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, thanks to unprecedented ocean heat and a brewing La Nina. There’s an 85% chance that the Atlantic hurricane season that starts in June will be above average in storm activity, the…

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Hurricane season 2024: NOAA forecast is highest number of storms ever predicted

Hurricane season 2024: NOAA forecast is highest number of storms ever predicted

Prepare for a busy hurricane season. NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) issued a forecast on Thursday that says there is an 85 percent chance of more named storms, more hurricanes and more major hurricanes than the average. NOAA 2024 hurricane forecast The forecast, for is the greatest number ever predicted by NOAA in a May outlook. The forecast for a busy season is in line with forecasts from North Carolina State and Colorado…

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Weather IQ: This is why La Niña causes the most active hurricane seasons

Weather IQ: This is why La Niña causes the most active hurricane seasons

Historically, the La Niña phase of the ENSO cycle has produced the most active seasons on record. Here is why, and which historic years were driven by “the girl.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons in history all occurred during La Niña conditions. Let’s raise our Weather IQ about the climate pattern that translate to “the girl” and how this part of the ENSO cycle affects the number of hurricanes. What…

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This is likely to influence an above-average hurricane season

This is likely to influence an above-average hurricane season

Historically, the La Niña phase of the ENSO cycle has produced the most active seasons on record. Here is why, and which historic years were driven by “the girl.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons in history all occurred during La Niña conditions. Let’s raise our Weather IQ about the climate pattern that translate to “the girl” and how this part of the ENSO cycle affects the number of hurricanes. What…

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Weather IQ: Why La Niña causes the most active hurricane seasons?

Weather IQ: Why La Niña causes the most active hurricane seasons?

Historically, the La Niña phase of the ENSO cycle has produced the most active seasons on record. Here is why, and which historic years were driven by “the girl.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Some of the most active Atlantic Hurricane Seasons on record had one thing in common… La Niña. Let’s raise our Weather IQ about “the girl” and how that part of the ENSO cycle affects the number of hurricanes. What is the Enso Cycle? The…

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Hurricane survival kit: How to keep your family safe when a hurricane hits

Hurricane survival kit: How to keep your family safe when a hurricane hits

Hurricanes are powerful storms that can cause significant damage. Having a hurricane survival kit prepared can help you and your family stay safe and comfortable if a hurricane hits. Putting together a hurricane “survival kit”? Here are three-day and 14-day checklists of items you’ll want to include. Be sure to check out the WRAL video of some items you might not be aware you will need if you’re without food, clean water or electricity. Three-day…

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Low risk of damaging winds, hail from Saturday storms

Low risk of damaging winds, hail from Saturday storms

While most of Saturday’s storms are not expected to be severe, there’s a low chance the storms could produce elevated threats. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The WCNC Charlotte Weather Team wants you to be Weather Aware on Saturday because of a low chance damaging winds or small-to-medium sized hail. Throughout the weekend, scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday, a few of the scattered storms…

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Carolina Hurricanes eliminated from playoffs with loss to New York Rangers

Carolina Hurricanes eliminated from playoffs with loss to New York Rangers

The Rangers will face either the Florida Panthers or Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Final. RALEIGH, N.C. — Chris Kreider had a third-period hat trick to help the New York Rangers erase a two-goal deficit and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 in Game 6 on Thursday night to advance to the Eastern Conference Final. Kreider single-handedly erased the Hurricanes’ 3-1 lead entering the final period. The go-ahead score came when he got position on…

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How sewage floods at home turned into nightmares for Raleigh families

How sewage floods at home turned into nightmares for Raleigh families

From the pictures, it looks like someone scattered potting soil all over Katherine Bryant and Paul Sullivan’s home and sprayed water over it. But the reality is sewage overflowed from the drains in their home, saturating their carpet, destroying their wood floors and clogging their HVAC system. “In those original pictures you saw that black river, this is exactly where it was,” said Bryant as she pointed out her now restored master bedroom and bathroom….

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‘Somewhere around $5 million’ | Rock Hill officials see major storm damage costs

‘Somewhere around $5 million’ | Rock Hill officials see major storm damage costs

The York County Emergency Management says processing tree debris after the last storm will cost over $500,000. ROCK HILL, S.C. — York County officials say they are facing a huge bill after storm damage clean-up in Rock Hill. York County Emergency Management said the processing of tree debris just after the last storm is over $500,000 outside of the budget. “In some form or another, somewhere around $5 million dollars,” Chuck Haynes, the York County Emergency…

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Rock Hill storm damage costs are 'somewhere around $5 million.' That number doesn't include damage to personal property

Rock Hill storm damage costs are 'somewhere around $5 million.' That number doesn't include damage to personal property

The York County Emergency Management says processing tree debris after the last storm will cost over $500,000. ROCK HILL, S.C. — York County officials say they are facing a huge bill after storm damage clean-up in Rock Hill. York County Emergency Management said the processing of tree debris just after the last storm is over $500,000 outside of the budget. “In some form or another, somewhere around $5 million dollars,” Chuck Haynes, the York County Emergency…

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Rock Hill storm damage costs are 'somewhere around $5 million.' That number doesn't include damage to personal property

Rock Hill storm damage costs are 'somewhere around $5 million.' That number doesn't include damage to personal property

The York County Emergency Management says processing tree debris after the last storm will cost over $500,000. ROCK HILL, S.C. — York County officials say they are facing a huge bill after storm damage clean-up in Rock Hill. York County Emergency Management said the processing of tree debris just after the last storm is over $500,000 outside of the budget. “In some form or another, somewhere around $5 million dollars,” Chuck Haynes, the York County Emergency…

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Whiteville resident recalls events from Tuesday nights tornado

Whiteville resident recalls events from Tuesday nights tornado

23 seconds ago COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornados touched down in Columbus and Bladen Counties Tuesday night. On Wednesday, WWAY spoke to one man whose property was damaged during the storm.  “We were right here, right in the middle of it,” Johnny Meares said.  Johnny Meares lives on Red Store Rd. in Whiteville. He was outside watching the tornado travel down his road when it changed direction and headed…

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Tornado damage reported in southern NC after Tuesday's severe storms

Tornado damage reported in southern NC after Tuesday's severe storms

The National Weather Service has confirmed several tornadoes in southern North Carolina on Tuesday. According to the Wilmington NWS: EF-0 tornado damage was found in Columbus County near Red Store Road and Old Lumberton Road EF-0 tornado damage was found in Bladen County near Baldwin-Elkins Road and N.C. Highway 211 EF-1 tornado damage (90 mph) was found in the city of Marion A tornado was confirmed in Robeson County between Pembroke and Red Springs Additionally,…

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WATCH: Video Shows Confirmed Tornado touches down in Columbus County

WATCH: Video Shows Confirmed Tornado touches down in Columbus County

16 seconds ago COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A confirmed tornado touched down in Columbus County tonight. The national weather service confirmed the tornado touched down at 8:06 P.M. and was located near Elkton, 7 miles north of Whiteville, moving east at 25 mph. The National Weather Service says four homes in Whiteville were damaged by high winds. This video was sent to us by Kadi Watts. Further south-west in Marion, South Carolina, a few…

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