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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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Threat of storm not dampening Memorial Day at the beach

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video Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and many people are excited to spend the long weekend outside, but those outdoor activities may have to wait. Full story...
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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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STORMTRACK 3: Alberto now a tropical depression, heading out to sea

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A tropical storm no more, tropical depression Alberto exits into the Atlantic. No impacts here locally with the system. Full story...
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Early start to Hurricane Season not worrying beach visitors

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With the first tropical storm already off the east coast, many say the 2012 Hurricane Season is starting early, but they're not worried about it. 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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