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Now's the time to prepare as severe weather season starts

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videoWe've seen far too many reminders recently that severe weather can strike at any time. But even as lead times for tornado warnings have improved greatly, disasters still occur, both across the country and here at home. The problem is not that there's no warning, it's that people are not heeding or often times even hearing the warning, especially at night. 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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Eaton Elementary back open tomorrow on two-hour delay

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Eaton Elementary will reopen tomorrow after water damage forced it to close today. Students will be on a two-hour delay, according to New Hanover County Schools. Teachers and staff should report at normal times. Full story...
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Cherokee County assesses tornado damage

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Cherokee County officials continue to assess the damage from a tornado that destroyed businesses and homes but injured no one. Full story...
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'Miracle babies' to return home as tornado cleanup begins

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A North Carolina family says three children were ripped from their beds by a tornado, throwing one about 100 feet away along a fence lining a highway. All have been released from hospitals and are back with relatives. Full story...
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Severe storm injures at least 5 in NC

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At least five people are injured, and officials are surveying damage as the National Weather Service confirmed that tornadoes struck Mecklenburg and Cherokee counties. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Powerful storm system brings rain to the area

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The same storm system that ripped through the country and spawned dozens of tornadoes is fortunately weakening as it passes over our area. Full story...
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Daytona 500 now set for 7 p.m. start

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NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m. Heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, forcing NASCAR to postpone the event for the first time in its 54-year history. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Tornado Watch cancelled

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A cold front produced severe weather in the Carolinas Friday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Weather threat postpones high school basketball games

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West Bladen was supposed to host Burlington Cummings in a third round boys state playoff game. WWAY has learned the Alamance-Burlington Schools superintendent has refused to let the team travel because of severe weather watches and warnings across the state. The West Columbus boys basketball team won't be hitting the road on Friday either. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Rain ending as drizzle this morning. Raleigh sees snow

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Coastal storm heads out to sea after bringing heavy rain to the area. Widespread snow seen across central and northern North Carolina. Full story...
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Storms keep heading our way, but winter's running out of time!

You know, to be fair, the groundhog may have stumbled onto something this year. The weather pattern has gotten stormier in February, and a bit more winter-like.

NC Senate panel recommends changes after Irene

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A North Carolina legislative committee responding to the effects of Hurricane Irene and preparing for future storms has made several recommendations but no appeal for additional funds for the recovery. Full story...
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Cold weather affects crops

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videoWhat looked to be one of the warmer winters in quite some time took a drastic turn early Sunday morning. As temperatures dipped into the mid-20's the extreme change may have had area farmers in a cold sweat. Full story...
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Warm winter having impact on crops, azaleas

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video The relatively warm winter has many people saying, "This is why I live in the south." But that weather raises some concerns among farmers, who say some of their crops are now at risk. Full story...
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