Weather http://wunc.org en Hurricane Hazel: Do You Have Stories? Images? http://wunc.org/post/hurricane-hazel-do-you-have-stories-images <p>Sixty years ago, Connie Ledgett and her first husband, Jerry Helms, were honeymooning on Oak Island near Wilmington. They had no idea that 140 mile-per-hour winds and an 18-foot storm surge were headed in their direction. That storm was Hurricane Hazel and it would be the strongest category 4 hurricane ever seen in the state. It devastated a 35-mile stretch of the coast.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 16:13:13 +0000 Carol Jackson & Catherine Brand 34958 at http://wunc.org Hurricane Hazel: Do You Have Stories? Images? 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 Killer Tornadoes Rip Through Arkansas, Oklahoma http://wunc.org/post/killer-tornadoes-rip-through-arkansas-oklahoma <strong><sub><em>This post was updated at 1:53 p.m. ET</em></sub></strong><p>Emergency officials were searching Monday for survivors after tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma overnight, killing at least 14 people and leveling entire neighborhoods.<p>"We don't have a count on injuries or missing. We're trying to get a handle on the missing part," Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said at a news conference Monday. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:35:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 34561 at http://wunc.org Killer Tornadoes Rip Through Arkansas, Oklahoma 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 Gov. McCrory Hopes To Give Schools Flexibility With Make Up Days http://wunc.org/post/gov-mccrory-hopes-give-schools-flexibility-make-days <p>In light of the winter storm, Governor Pat&nbsp;McCrory&nbsp;says he will work with education leaders to review laws on make up days for public schools.</p><p>This week's snow storm led to closings that lasted up to three days for many schools across the state, forcing school officials to make tough decisions on how to make up for the lost time. Many schools still need to make up time<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;from last month's snow.&nbsp; </span></p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:43:53 +0000 Reema Khrais 30601 at http://wunc.org Gov. McCrory Hopes To Give Schools Flexibility With Make Up Days 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 Freezing Weather Threatens Blood Bank Supply http://wunc.org/post/freezing-weather-threatens-blood-bank-supply <p></p><p>The Polar Vortex isn’t loosening its grip on North Carolina. Freezing temperatures hit a record-low seven degrees in Elizabeth City this morning. Chowan County in the eastern part of the state had 9 inches of snow on the ground by yesterday afternoon.</p><p></p><p>But a series of cold spells and and days of icy roads have led to the cancellation of dozens of blood drives.</p><p></p><p>Lu Esposito of the Red Cross said the Triangle region is short 1,500 units of blood of all types.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:39:11 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 29756 at http://wunc.org Freezing Weather Threatens Blood Bank Supply Some Schools Still Closed From Winter Storm, Officials Plan Make Up Days http://wunc.org/post/some-schools-still-closed-winter-storm-officials-plan-make-days <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With many schools across eastern and central North Carolina still closed this morning, school officials say they are working to ensure students make up the appropriate number of days.</span></p><p>Each school year, most districts build in additional days in case of closings due to inclement weather.</p><p>Jeff Nash, a spokesman for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system, says his district designated eight days that could be used to make up time.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 29746 at http://wunc.org Some Schools Still Closed From Winter Storm, Officials Plan Make Up Days Snow Day: Authorities Mobilize As The State Shuts Down http://wunc.org/post/snow-day-authorities-mobilize-state-shuts-down <p></p><p>The North Carolina Department of Transportation is all hands on deck this morning.</p><p></p><p>More than four hundred trucks have been in action over the last 48 hours pre-treating and clearing roadways of snow from the mountains to the Outer Banks.</p><p>The western piedmont got about an inch of snow, and some areas of the Triangle near I-95 have seen 5 inches. Snow accumulations in Easter North Carolina could exceed six inches.</p><p>Most schools across the region are closed today.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:29:12 +0000 Rebecca Martinez, Eric Mennel, Gurnal Scott & Catherine Brand 29695 at http://wunc.org Snow Day: Authorities Mobilize As The State Shuts Down