Weather Blog

Lightning safety

March 5, 2020

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.

Staying safe when high winds, hail, and tornadoes strike

March 4, 2020

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.

Ways to receive severe weather alerts, and information about tomorrow’s Statewide Tornado Drill

March 3, 2020

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.

Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

March 2, 2020

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.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2020

March 1, 2020

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.

We could see a rocket light up the sky on Sunday evening

February 8, 2020

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.

NWS confirms two tornado touchdowns in Rowan County

February 7, 2020

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.

What is Graupel

February 7, 2020

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.

Does it really snow in the winter seven days after it thunders?

January 20, 2020

Last week we had a few rumbles of thunder around the county. As you can expect a lot of Rowan County Residents got excited saying it would snow in the next seven days. Based on an old wives tale that we have likely all heard at some point during our lifetime.

Strong thunderstorms possible tonight

January 11, 2020

As we move into the evening hours on this Saturday. Rain chances will increase with the possibility of strong storms in the overnight hours for Sunday.