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Days after earliest snow, Wilmington sets record high temperature

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videoThe weather outside may not be frightful, but the ups and down in the last week alone have not been so delightful. Wilmington set a record low temperature of 29 degrees Wednesday morning And recorded the city's earliest snow ever. And less than a week later, today wilmington broke a record high temperature of 83 degrees. Full story...
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With Hurricane Season approaching, NWS could face furloughs

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videoThe federal sequester has already caused flight delays and canceled the 4th of July fireworks at Camp Lejeune. Now it could affect public safety close to home. Wilmington's National Weather Service office is waiting to find out if it will have to furlough forecasters. Full story...
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NWS looking for volunteer weather reporters

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videoNorth Carolina is no stranger to tropical systems that carry the risk of heavy rain and flooding. The National Weather Service says without the help of volunteers, these events could be even more dangerous. Full story...
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NWS says microburst caused Columbus County damage

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video Families began the clean-up after strong thunderstorms caused some serious damage last night in Columbus County, as experts tried to figure out what exactly happened. Full story...
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Winter weather advisory for western NC

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More winter weather is likely in the mountains of western North Carolina. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Ashe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, Watauga and Yancey counties into Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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NWS final storm report: multiple tornadoes in southeastern NC

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The National Weather Service officially confirmed the touchdown of three tornadoes in southeastern North Carolina on Monday. Full story...
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Forecasters warn of rip currents on Outer Banks

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The National Weather Service is warning of a high risk for dangerous rip currents sparked by Tropical Storm Leslie on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Nat'l Weather Service clears air about UNCW 'tornado warning'

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video The National Weather Service is clearing the air about yesterday's funnel cloud over Wilmington. UNCW alerted students by issuing a tornado warning, even though one was never issued by the NWS. The storm cell caused a lot of ruckus in Wilmington monday, but with the wild weather there was some confusion. Full story...
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UNCW issues tornado warning despite no reported touchdowns

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video The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least one funnel cloud was spotted near UNCW and Wrightsville Beach. The funnel clouds, though an alarming sight, did not produce any tornadoes. In response, UNCW sent out a tornado warning alert that has students and the National Weather Service wondering if it was warranted. Full story...
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NWS radar back up and running, upgrade complete

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The upgrade to the National Weather Service's Shallotte radar site was finished Thursday morning. The radar is now up and running again, meaning meteorologists will not have to rely on surrounding radars to monitor storms. Full story...
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