Rainfall http://wunc.org en Cold Front Pushes Storms Toward The Ocean http://wunc.org/post/cold-front-pushes-storms-toward-ocean <p></p><p>Forecasters say the worst is over, at least for the Triangle. The cold front, which blew damaging winds and heavy rain is headed toward the ocean.</p><p></p><p>On Tuesday, a tornado damaged homes and trees near Stedman. Some areas between Fayetteville and Wilson saw more than four inches of rain.</p><p></p><p>National Weather Service Meteorologist Brandon Dunstan said things will quiet down later today.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 12:11:03 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34761 at http://wunc.org Cold Front Pushes Storms Toward The Ocean Weather Warms Up, Cools Down, Warms Up Again http://wunc.org/post/weather-warms-cools-down-warms-again <p></p><p>The weather warmed up over the weekend, after snow, ice, and freezing temperatures deadlocked much of the state last week.</p><p></p><p>National Weather Service Meteorologist Phil Badgett said air flow from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic is keeping things warmer and rainy in the region today.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:56:16 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 29947 at http://wunc.org Weather Warms Up, Cools Down, Warms Up Again Record Rainfall Stunts Crop Growth Across The State http://wunc.org/post/record-rainfall-stunts-crop-growth-across-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Record rainfalls across much of North Carolina have resulted in poor crop growth. When there's too much moisture, root systems often don't get a chance to develop fully, and certain nutrients, like nitrogen, also tend to be depleted. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carl </span>Crozier<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, soil science professor and extension specialist at N.C. State, says it's a complex issue because of all the different types of soil in North Carolina.</span></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:33:10 +0000 Catherine Brand 21093 at http://wunc.org Record Rainfall Stunts Crop Growth Across The State Chapel Hill Continues To Recover From Weekend Flooding http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-continues-recover-weekend-flooding <p>Orange County continues to recover from weekend flooding, and officials are trying to secure relief funding for those displaced.</p><p>At a news conference today, Chapel Hill officials said close to 130 residences are unlivable due to water damage from weekend rain. It's unclear when, or if, people who lived in those units can go back home. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:17:10 +0000 Sam Sanders 18331 at http://wunc.org Chapel Hill Continues To Recover From Weekend Flooding Thunderstorms Continue, Bring Unusually High Amount Of Rain http://wunc.org/post/thunderstorms-continue-bring-unusually-high-amount-rain <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scattered storms are once again in the forecast for this afternoon. The pattern of late-day thundershowers each day is not so unusual, according to meteorologist Darrin </span>Figursky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the </span><a href="http://radar.weather.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">National Weather Service</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Raleigh. He says what has been a bit atypical is the amount of widespread rainfall we've gotten as a result of these storms.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Now a lot of that was probably due to the remnants of Andrea at the beginning of the month, where on one day we got four to five inches," </span>Figursky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says.&nbsp; "So for the month with that in mind, we're running three to four inches above normal for the month. We're only maybe an inch or an inch or an inch and a quarter of being in the top five wettest Junes of all time."</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:14:10 +0000 Catherine Brand 18015 at http://wunc.org Thunderstorms Continue, Bring Unusually High Amount Of Rain Power Out For Thousands As North Carolina Cleans Up From Storms http://wunc.org/post/power-out-thousands-north-carolina-cleans-storms <p>Power was still out Friday morning for hundreds of thousands of people in North Carolina after severe storms.&nbsp;</p><p>A fast-moving system swept across the state Thursday, knocking down trees and power lines.&nbsp; Duke Energy Progress says nearly 60,000 people were without power Friday morning in Wake County.&nbsp; Meteorologist Phil Badgett says damage reports came in quickly Thursday night. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:03:34 +0000 Will Michaels 17223 at http://wunc.org Power Out For Thousands As North Carolina Cleans Up From Storms