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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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UPDATE: NWS radar up and running; major upgrade complete

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video The upgrade is now finished, and the National Weather Service's radar in Shallotte is now state of the art. The new dual-polarization data should give meteorologists a better view of storms. Full story...
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Now's the time to prepare as severe weather season starts

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videoWe've seen far too many reminders recently that severe weather can strike at any time. But even as lead times for tornado warnings have improved greatly, disasters still occur, both across the country and here at home. The problem is not that there's no warning, it's that people are not heeding or often times even hearing the warning, especially at night. Full story...
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Storms injure 15 in western North Carolina

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The National Weather Service says it was a tornado that damaged dozens of homes and injured at least 15 people in western North Carolina. Full story...
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Snow falling in western North Carolina

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Snow is falling in western North Carolina as cold weather moves into the region. Full story...
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National Weather Service finds no evidence of tornado touchdown Sunday in Pender Co.

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National Weather Service assessment teams find no evidence of an actual touchdown at the surface. Full story...

The Weather Service wants YOU to help collect rainfall data

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video The National Weather Service is the source when it comes to weather, but they want your help collecting rainfall data. If you're interested in rainfall, this program is for you. Full story...
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