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Severe Weather

Storm brings high winds, flooding to NC

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A winter storm system brought high winds and heavy rains that sparked some flooding in western North Carolina. Nearly 14,000 customers were still without electric service late Thursday morning. Full story...
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Severe winds damage mobile homes in Chadbourn

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video Up to 10 mobile homes have been damaged by severe winds from Thursday's storms. No injuries reported at this time. Full story...
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NWS says microburst, not tornado, struck Kure Beach

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video The storm that rolled through Kure Beach the day after Christmas has been declared a microburst by the National Weather Service. Instead of swirling winds from a tornado, microbursts have straight line winds. Full story...
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Outer Banks weighs Sandy's flooding, wave damage

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People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are bracing for more flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. 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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STORMTRACK 3: Tornado Watches/warnings issued Tuesday

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A powerful storm system produced severe weather across the state. Full story...
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Democrats move Obama speech inside because of weather; Republicans not so sure

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videoPresident Barack Obama will not talk to a football stadium full of supporters this time around. The Democratic National Convention Committee announced this morning that the president's acceptance speech scheduled for Thursday night at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium will move indoors because of the threat of severe weather. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Severe T-Storm Watch canceled; still expect scattered storms

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Scattered showers and storms are possible throughout Saturday afternoon and evening. 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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STORMTRACK 3: Scattered storms pop up across the area

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While severe weather is not expected, strong storms capable of producing gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy downpours are likely throughout the evening and into tonight. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Severe storms rip through North Carolina

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Thousands lost power as severe thunderstorms rocked the eastern half of North Carolina Sunday night. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Severe T-Storm Watch cancelled, scattered storms still possible overnight

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Severe Thunderstorm are likely to form late this afternoon into the evening hours. We could see damaging winds, and large hail - even an isolated tornado. Keep it right here with WWAY for watches and warnings. Full story...
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Help available for Cherokee County storm victims

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Residents of Cherokee County whose homes were damaged by tornadoes earlier this month can get help in rebuilding their lives. 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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