The first step in making sure that you and your family are prepared for severe weather is pledging to prepare. This includes developing a family emergency and communications plan. In short, know what to do before severe weather strikes by creating an emergency plan today.
Flash flooding in North Carolina usually occurs when a large amount of rain falls in an area over a short period of time.
Each year in the United States, more than 400 people are struck by lightning. On average, between 55 and 60 people are killed; hundreds of others suffer permanent neurological disabilities. Most of these tragedies can be avoided with a few simple precautions.
When your area is under a tornado warning, or if you see a tornado approaching, you should seek shelter immediately! Most injuries associated with high winds are from flying debris, so remember to protect your head.
One of the keys to staying safe during the severe weather season is making sure that you have a way to receive lifesaving severe weather watches and warnings.
A thunderstorm is a local storm that produces lightning and thunder. Thunderstorms are often accompanied by showery rain and gusty winds, and may also bring hail or snow. Thunderstorms occur most frequently during the spring and summer, but they are also possible in the fall and winter.
This week is North Carolina’s annual Severe Weather Preparedness Week. This week the National Weather Service and Rowan County Weather are teaming up to bring this severe weather safety campaign to all of Rowan County residents.
This weekend a rocket will launch from a little know space port in the mid-Atlantic area on Sunday evening. An Antares rocket will lift off from Wallops Island, Virginia, home to a small launch facility along the Atlantic coast of the Delmarva Peninsula.
Meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Greenville Spartanburg visited Rowan County today to survey damage from two areas in the county. The NWS GSP meteorologist confirmed that an EF-2 Tornado touched down in Kannapolis and caused damage in Rowan County along Pless Road.
During the early afternoon hours today i started getting reports of hail and sleet occurring in portions of the county. Based on the atmospheric conditions and lack of certain supporting factors that could lead to hail or sleet.