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STORMTRACK 3: Slow-moving Debby is weaker, will move into the Atlantic this week

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Right now, the StormTrack 3 Weather Team does not expect any direct impacts from Debby as she moves into the Atlantic this week. Currently, the storm is continues to bring rain to Florida. 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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StarNews hurricane special hits stands Sunday

The StarNews rolls out its hurricane special this weekend. We get a sneak peak at what's inside.

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Forecasters applying lessons learned from Irene

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The director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami says forecasters are trying to apply lessons from Hurricane Irene's destruction to their storm preparedness message this year. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: NOAA Predicts near-normal Hurricane Season

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Conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean favor a near-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this season, NOAA announced today from Miami. Their forecast calls for 9-15 storms, 7-10 hurricanes, and 1-3 major hurricanes. Full story...
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New director named for National Hurricane Center

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The US government's hurricane forecasting hub in Miami has chosen The Weather Channel's tropical weather expert to be its next chief. Full story...
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With 1 month to go, emergency agencies practice for hurricane season

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video Hurricane season is just one month away. Emergency officials are getting a head start on possible storms by putting their training to use in a simulation drill in Wilmington. In the simulation, the fictional Hurricane André is bearing down on New Hanover County. The Category 3 hurricane is eerily similar to Hurricane Fran, but following the same track as Hurricane Hazel. Full story...
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NCSU researchers predict average hurricane season

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Researchers at North Carolina State University are predicting a relatively average hurricane season, but say even minor storms can still cause serious problems when they make landfall. Full story...
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Hurricane officials: No more tape for windows

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Officials with the National Hurricane Center have a message for residents living in hurricane-prone areas: Don't tape your windows. Full story...
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Brunswick County's new emergency radio system coming on line

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Whether it's a police chase or a hurricane, how well emergency responders communicate with each other can mean life or death. Brunswick County's new public safety radio system VIPER is up and running, but it has a ways to go before all departments are installed. Full story...
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Hurricane Center chief predicts longer forecasts

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The director of the National Hurricane Center expects the agency soon will be able to project storm positions a week ahead of time. Full story...
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Hurricane predictors admit they can’t predict hurricanes

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December forecasts are too unreliable, experts say. Full story...
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Hurricane Season 2011 comes to an end

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video Hurricane season comes to an end today. The year was an active one, with 19 named storms. But only Hurricane Irene made landfall in the US. Full story...
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Panel says wild weather worsens

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Freakish weather disasters - from the sudden October snowstorm in the Northeast US to the record floods in Thailand - are striking more often. And global warming is likely to spawn more similar weather extremes at a huge cost, says a draft summary of an international climate report obtained by The Associated Press. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Strong storms headed our way

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Two powerful weather systems will make for one stormy night here in southeastern North Carolina. Stay tuned to WWAY News on-air and online for all the latest. Full story...
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