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Hurricanes

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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ONLY ON 3: Hurricane Hunters provide vital forecasting tool

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video When the tropics get active, the famous Hurricane Hunter aircraft are meteorologists' eye in the sky. These are more than just planes. They are working laboratories sent on missions that would make most queasy. Full story...
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US predicts 3 to 6 major Atlantic hurricanes

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US government forecasters are predicting as many as 18 named storms this year with three to six major hurricanes in an above average Atlantic storm season. Full story...
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Hurricane Hunters' visit a sign storm season nears

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The Hurricane Awareness Tour stops in North Carolina, encouraging the public to get ready for the upcoming Hurricane Season. Full story...
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Report: Hurricanes pose risk to 1.8M costal homes

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More than 1.8 million homes along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts are at great risk of being damaged by a hurricane, three times the number located in federally defined flood zones, according to a report released Tuesday. Full story...
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'Gentle giant' of a hurricane season closes

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video Hurricane season makes a lot of folks around here nervous. The season is over, and thankfully here in North Carolina, it came and went without any storms ravaging our coast. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum hosts hurricane historian

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Hurricane historian and author Jay Barnes will share stories and photographs chronicling our region's hurricane history. Full story...
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Earl just the latest big storm to visit North Carolina coast

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videoEarl isn't the first monster hurricane to come close to our coast. The Wilmington area has been hit hard many times through the years, but after a devastating decade in the 1990s, storm activity hasn't been as bad over the last ten years. Full story...
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Hurricane season wrap up

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videoThis week, we close the door on yet another hurricane season. And it's been quite a year in the Carolinas as far as named storms are concerned. Full story...