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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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NC Senate approves sea level calculation bill

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The North Carolina Senate has approved a bill that ignores scientists' warnings of rising sea levels. Senators approved the bill on a 34-to-11 vote Tuesday. The measure received little fanfare and no senators spoke in opposition to the measure. Full story...
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Heat, Thunder dream series for meteorologists

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video While Lebron James and Kevin Durant will battle it out on the court, it's too tough to pick who will win that battle. But what if it was a battle of Mother Nature's own, and thunder was actually up against heat in a weather war of epic proportions? Full story...
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New hurricane center head turned fear into career

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Hurricanes used to frighten the National Hurricane Center's new director when he was growing up in Florida and Texas. Full story...
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Explore With George: Summer Outlook

Well the official start of summer is just around the corner... the solstice occurs on Wednesday June 20-th to be exact. George Elliott has a preview of what he feels mother nature has in store for us this summer.

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North Carolina drought free

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North Carolina is finally drought free. The Drought Management Advisory Council says no part of the state is experiencing drought conditions. That's the first time that's happened in nearly two years. Full story...
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NWS radar back up and running, upgrade complete

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The upgrade to the National Weather Service's Shallotte radar site was finished Thursday morning. The radar is now up and running again, meaning meteorologists will not have to rely on surrounding radars to monitor storms. Full story...
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With delay in sunscreen regulations, expert offers advice for sun lovers

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video Last year the FDA made new rules for sunscreen makers. But an extension on compliance means many sunscreens still boast protections that may not be enough. We checked with a dermatologist to find out what you should be looking for before soaking in some rays. Full story...
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Rare sight as Venus passes in front of sun tonight

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video If somebody had asked you a few days ago if you were excited about the "Transit of Venus," chances are you'd give them a funny look. It's an opportunity none of us will have again in our lifetime, and it's a sight that is truly out of this world. Full story...
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StormFest gets folks ready for Hurricane Season 2012

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We are just days into Hurricane Season, but the tropics got fired up a little early this year. Although things are quiet now, we still have a whole season ahead of us. That's why many Cape Fear residents came out to StormFest 2012 Saturday at the Cape Fear Museum to learn from area experts, including WWAY's StormTrack 3 meteorologists, about preparing for a hurricane. 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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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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STORMTRACK 3: Beryl's gone; Check out rain totals and wind gusts

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video Beryl is out to sea, and our weather is turning nice. Here's a look at the storm totals from the system. Full story...
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Beryl moves on, leaves behind flooding, concerns for Hurricane Season

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video Tropical Depression Beryl has come and gone. It left behind a lot of rain And some worries about what's still to come this summer. Some areas in southeastern North Carolina got hit harder than others, but many agree that the rain was much needed because of the severe drought. Full story...
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Weather blamed for accident involving deputy, wife

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Investigators say weather may be to blame for a single-car accident involving a sheriff's deputy and his wife this morning in Brunswick County. Full story...
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