Weather Blog

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.

The Santa Tracker is back!!!

November 20, 2019

I am honored and excited to announce that once again this Christmas Eve Rowan County Weather has teamed with NORAD to track Santa as he makes his journey around the world! This has become a fun event for families on Christmas Eve every year.

2019 - 20 Long Range Winter Forecast

October 27, 2019

It’s Halloween and that can only mean one thing here at Rowan County Weather. It’s time to reveal the Long Range Winter Forecast!

Moderate Drought Conditions Continue

October 3, 2019

For a second straight week moderate drought conditions continue around the county. There continues to be very little rain to help pull us out of these conditions. The good news is there could be some relief on Monday with a 40% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.