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North Carolina Severe Weather Alerts

Flash Flood Warning North CarolinaState Weather Alerts

Flash Flood Warning
...the Flash Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 1000 Pm Edt For Central Forsyth County... At 737 Pm Edt, Doppler Radar Indicated Thunderstorms Producing Heavy Rain Across The Warned Area. Up To Four Inches Of Rain Have Already Fallen. Flash Flooding Is Expected To Begin Shortly. Some Locations That Will Experience Flooding Include... ...Read More.
Effective: July 15, 2019 at 7:42pmExpires: July 15, 2019 at 10:00pmTarget Area: Forsyth

 

Severe Weather Alerts in North CarolinaNorth Carolina Frequent Weather Alerts:
Severe thunderstorms, tropical storms, hurricanes, snow and ice storms, floods, tornadoes

North Carolina, found in the southeastern United States, is a state with diverse topography and weather and climate patterns that are just as diverse. Immense precipitation often threatens the state with flooding and other associated weather disasters.

Severe Thunderstorms, Hurricanes, and Tropical Storms

Many hurricanes can come through North Carolina, and there have been a number in the past 3 decades that were at their worst in the Tar Heel State. In 1999, Hurricane Floyd dropped almost 2 feet of rain, and in 2004, Frances brought over half a foot of rain.

Hurricanes and severe thunderstorms don’t only bring rain – at times, these strikes can bring tornadoes. For example, central and eastern North Carolina were slammed with multiple tornadoes as a result of the aforementioned Frances. A severe thunderstorm in April of 2011 produced 30 tornadoes statewide, as well.

Snow and Ice Storms

Due to its location, North Carolina doesn’t always see a lot of snow – but when it does, it can close down infrastructure for a number of days. They usually get at least one significant snowstorm every year, with most of the snow centered in the Appalachian Mountain parts of the state. The state is more likely to get ice storms, which cause slick conditions on the roads and walkways.

 

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