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.
The U.S. also notched its second highest number of costly weather disasters: 15 separate ones together caused $46 billion in damage and 138 deaths.
A North Carolina man was mighty glad to see a snowplow as he tried to get his pregnant wife to a hospital in Chesapeake during the weekend storm.
It was a frigid weekend across the state, with some areas even seeing snow. But that was not the case here in the Southeastern part of the state.