National Weather Service http://wunc.org en Arthur Leaves Flooding, Power Outages Along Outer Banks http://wunc.org/post/arthur-leaves-flooding-power-outages-along-outer-banks <p></p><p><strong>Update: Highway 12 Could Reopen Saturday</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the North Carolina coast took less damage than expected from Hurricane Arthur. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The storm moved north between the Outer Banks and the mainland as a Category 2 hurricane. &nbsp;Emergency management officials are reporting downed trees and widespread power outages in their damage assessments this morning, but no injuries have been reported. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:31:58 +0000 Will Michaels 38418 at http://wunc.org Arthur Leaves Flooding, Power Outages Along Outer Banks OBX Residents, Visitors Flee Hurricane Arthur http://wunc.org/post/obx-residents-visitors-flee-hurricane-arthur <p></p><p>Category one Hurricane Arthur has maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.</p><p></p><p>Hatteras Island residents have begun a mandatory evacuation this morning, and a State of Emergency has been issued for all of Dare County. Hyde County has issued a voluntary evacuation for Ocracoke Island for 2 p.m. today.</p><p></p><p>National Weather Service Meteorologist Lara Pagano said North Carolinians can expect to feel the effects of the hurricane's outer bands today.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:50:52 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38356 at http://wunc.org OBX Residents, Visitors Flee Hurricane Arthur 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 Storm System Grazes NC Today http://wunc.org/post/storm-system-grazes-nc-today <p></p><p>A storm system is moving up the East Coast, but it's not likely to have a heavy impact South of Virginia.</p><p></p><p>Ryan Ellis is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Raleigh. He says we should expect some light precipitation and temperatures in the 30s this morning.</p><p></p><p>“Still cold enough to get some snow, but certainly not cold enough to cause major impacts,” said Ellis. “And this time of year, in late March, we know, from climatology, that it's just very hard to get a significant event here in North Carolina this late in the year.”</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:40:55 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 32641 at http://wunc.org Storm System Grazes NC Today Winter Weather Freezes The Triad http://wunc.org/post/winter-weather-freezes-triad <p></p><p>A low-pressure system moving up from the south brought rain and sleet to Central North Carolina, and high pressure air from the North is keeping cold air in the area. The result has been freezing temperatures and icy roads.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A winter weather advisory is in effect for most of the state west of the Interstate 95 corridor until noon.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ryan Ellis is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Raleigh. He says ice is especially bad in the Triad.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:19:38 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 32262 at http://wunc.org Winter Weather Freezes The Triad The Triangle Could Get Caught Up In A Wintry Mix Today http://wunc.org/post/triangle-could-get-caught-wintry-mix-today <p></p><p></p><p><strong>Updated 10:48 a.m.:</strong></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="500" scrolling="yes" src="http://mobile.weather.gov/index.php?lat=35.88&amp;lon=-78.78" width="560"></iframe></p><p></p><p>A cold front is moving into the Triangle and creeping eastward toward the coast. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s later today.</p><p></p><p>Scott Sharpe is a senior forecaster at the National Weather Service in Raleigh. He said a wintry mix is expected across the region sometime after lunch.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:13:30 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31420 at http://wunc.org The Triangle Could Get Caught Up In A Wintry Mix Today Black Ice Danger Looms After Winter Storm http://wunc.org/post/black-ice-danger-looms-after-winter-storm <p></p><p>The two-day snow and ice storm has finally stopped, but hazardous road conditions remain.</p><p></p><p>Kathleen Carroll is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Raleigh. She said temperatures rose into the upper-30s yesterday, causing the snow to start melting.</p><p></p><p>“The problem is that it didn't really dry out a whole lot before the sun set and temperatures started to fall again,” Carroll said. “So what's we've seen over night is a pretty good development of black ice on area roads.”</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:50:15 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30569 at http://wunc.org Black Ice Danger Looms After Winter Storm Ice Storm Could Rival 2002 Storm Outages http://wunc.org/post/ice-storm-could-rival-2002-storm-outages <p></p><p>Forecasters say a serious ice storm is headed our way.</p><p></p><p>National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Moneypenny says conditions could be similar to those of a 2002 ice storm that caused long power-outages across the state.</p><p></p><p>Ice increases the risk of branches snapping power lines, and of motorists sliding off the road into utility poles.</p><p></p><p>Moneypenney says parts of the Piedmont could receive up to five inches of snow. It will fall on ground that's already frozen, and the air isn't likely to warm up until the weekend.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:45:57 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30446 at http://wunc.org Ice Storm Could Rival 2002 Storm Outages North Carolinians Are Stocking Up Before The Storm http://wunc.org/post/north-carolinians-are-stocking-storm <p></p><p></p><p>The National Weather Service is calling for an ice storm, not unlike one that crippled the state in 2002. Home and business owners are on the lookout for rock salt, but they're having trouble finding it.</p><p></p><p>Eileen Beatty manages Pope True Value Hardware in Durham. She says winter inventory has gotten slim since the last snowstorm.</p><p></p><p></p><p>“We don't have anything here. All the salt is gone. Kerosene heaters are gone. Electric heaters are gone. I got two snow shovels left... Two saucers and two sleds,” Beatty said. “And that's it.”</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:40:36 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30445 at http://wunc.org North Carolinians Are Stocking Up Before The Storm Power Companies Are Bracing For Ice, Outages http://wunc.org/post/power-companies-are-bracing-ice-outages <p></p><p></p><p>While the state transportation department is already out salting roads, utility companies are closely monitoring the weather forecast today.</p><p></p><p>National Weather Service Meteorologist Ryan Ellis said light snow is likely this afternoon, getting heavy tomorrow into Thursday. By tomorrow afternoon, he said, ice will coat much of the state.</p><p></p><p>Jane Pritchard is a spokeswoman for the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives. She said it would take a heavy snowfall to mess with power lines, but just a half-inch of ice can do a lot of damage.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:50:10 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30378 at http://wunc.org Power Companies Are Bracing For Ice, Outages