It's typically held in the first part of March ahead of when we see a more active severe weather period during the spring in southeastern North Carolina.
Warm weather has prompted an earlier growing season than normal which means works start earlier for farmers.
It's the second warm day in a row, but it won't last. A strong cold front, potentially accompanied by storms, is predicted to pass on Saturday evening.
As a relatively mild and wet winter has given way to unseasonably high temperatures across much of the U.S., multiple areas are reporting high pollen counts weeks earlier than normal.
Flowers around the region are blooming weeks ahead of schedule.
Tornadoes aren’t common in Southeastern North Carolina, but the area did see some isolated severe weather on Wednesday that prompted a tornado warning.
The National Weather Service surveyed Brunswick County this morning and determined an EF-1 tornado came through there on Wednesday.
The NOAA weather radio transmitter in Winnabow is once again working.
North Carolina authorities saw a spike in wrecks on Sunday with two deadly crashes and with more than 1,000 incident calls for Sunday until 3 p.m., officials said.
Storms walloping California have toppled a giant sequoia famous for a "drive-thru" hole carved into its trunk by pioneers.