The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

Nestor has begun moving through Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone that could bring isolated flash floods. The National Hurricane Center said Nestor's maximum sustained winds had decreased to about 40 mph (65 kph) as it reached the Florida-Georgia border Saturday afternoon. Its tropical-storm-force winds extended outward to 240 miles (390 kilometers). The storm is expected to drop 1 to 3 inches of rain in spots as it moves through Georgia and into the Carolinas on Sunday before exiting into the Atlantic Ocean.
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NC native, NOAA storm surge scientist awarded Service to America medal

Jamie R. Rhome with NOAA’s National Hurricane Center has been awarded the prestigious Service to America medal for his pioneering work in forecasting and warning the public about the deadly and destructive inundation of water associated with a hurricane’s storm surge. 
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Toll from typhoon in Japan, both human and material, keeps rising

The toll of death and destruction from a typhoon that tore through central and northern Japan climbed Tuesday, as the government said it was considering approving a special budget for the disaster response and eventual reconstruction.

‘Flash drought’ brings dust and dread to southern farmers

Across a vast expanse of the South stretching from Texas to Maryland, there are growing concerns for the cattle, cotton and corn amid a worsening drought fueled by this summer's record high temperatures.

Two meteor showers peak on consecutive nights

Two completely different meteor showers are set to peak on consecutive nights this week, including one that's quite famous for sending very bright fireballs across the night sky.

Reimagined hurricane exhibit to debut at maritime museum

The updated hurricane exhibit at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport debuts just days shy of the 65th anniversary of Hurricane Hazel’s landfall.
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Local expert says heat will speed up and shorten fall color change

Fall officially began 11 days ago, but it surely doesn't feel like it and some trees are having an unseasonable impact.

Will the lasting heat mar 2019’s fall leaf color?

It's officially fall, but it sure still feels like summer. The lasting heat is having an effect on the leaf color season.
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Historic Heat: Cape Fear temperatures break several records

The Cape Fear is feeling the heat lately and at times at historical levels.

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