(Originally Posted: 12/4/2004)
Alternative Hurricane Forecast Graphics
The National Hurricane Center is seeking comments on new hurricane forecast graphics. Vote for which new
graphic you feel is most effective for use in the upcoming 2005 Hurricane Season. Comments are also appreciated
concerning tropical cyclone track and watch/warning graphics.
(Originally Posted: 12/3/2004)
Winter Weather Awareness Week Begins Sunday, December 5
Public Information Statements will be issued daily throughout the week to discuss various aspects of
winter weather, and how to be prepared for its hazards. Review the
Public Information Statements here!
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
(Originally Posted: 12/1/2004)
NWS 2004-2005 Winter Weather Program Changes
On Monday January 3, 2005, NWS Wilmington, NC will be expanding its winter weather advisory and
warning program suite to include event specific winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings.
(Originally Posted: 11/30/2004)
NOAA Provides Wrap-Up on Very Active 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season
The 2004 Atlantic hurricane season was one for the record books, say NOAA hurricane and climate prediction specialists.
Nine named storms affected the United States during the six-month hurricane season?three as tropical
storms (Bonnie, Hermine and Matthew) and six as hurricanes (Alex, Charley, Frances, Gaston, Ivan and Jeanne).
(Originally Posted: 11/9/2004)
Air Quality Forecasts Now Being Issued
The National Weather Service, in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, has started issuing
Air Quality Forecasts as an experimental product. These forecasts can be used by state/local agency forecasters,
as well as the media and private sector meteorologists as input to their Air Quality forecasts.
The general public health will also benefit from improved forecasts and mitigation of harmful impacts.
(Originally Posted: 11/2/2004)
NOAA Offers New Experimental Ionospheric Products
The NOAA Space Environment Center and NOAA National Geodetic Survey released a new experimental ionosphere
product to help emergency managers and other users quickly assess the effects of solar storms on Global Positioning
(Originally Posted: 10/7/2004)
Cloudscape Stamps Released by United States Postal Service (USPS)
To launch National Stamp Collecting Month, the United States Postal Service has begun issuing 15-Cloudscape
commemorative postage stamps.
(Originally Posted: 10/6/2004)
NOAA Releases U.S. Winter Outlook
NOAA forecasters are calling for cooler than normal temperatures across Southeast North
Carolina and Northeast South Carolina this winter.
(Originally Posted: 9/9/2004, Updated: 9/13/2004)
September 7th Tornado Outbreak: NWS Confirms 12 Tornadoes, Final Report Available
Damage assessment teams from the NWS in Wilmington, NC conducted surveys of the tornado
damage which occurred on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 across portions of Southeast North Carolina
and Northeast South Carolina. The final assessment is now available, including storm track maps,
radar images, and damage pictures.
(Originally Posted: 9/5/2004)
Tropical Storm Gaston Post Storm Report Now Available
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC has released the Post Storm Report on Tropical
Storm Gaston, detailing information on the storm including wind and rainfall reports.
(Originally Posted: 9/5/2004)
The Latest Edition of Carolina Skies Now Available
Find out about Waterspout Forecasting, Rip Current Awareness, the 2004 Hurricane Season, Hurricane Inland/Freshwater
Flooding and more in the latest edition of Carolina Skies, the NWS Wilmington, NC newsletter.
(Originally Posted: 8/31/2004)
Flooding Along Area Rivers Possible or Already Occurring
Recent heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Gaston has caused many area rivers to rise.
Some rivers are forecast to exceed flood stage, or are already in flood.
Originally Posted: 8/14/2004, Updated: 8/17/2004) Damaging Winds and Heavy Rain impacted the coast of
Southeast North Carolina and Northeast South Carolina on Saturday,
August 14th, as Hurricane Charley made landfall. The NWS in Wilmington,
NC has released the Post-Storm
Report on Hurricane Charley, detailing information on the storm
including wind and rainfall reports.
(Originally Posted: 8/13/2004, Updated: 8/16/2004)
Remnants of Hurricane Bonnie Spawns F2 Tornado in Pender County
An F2 Tornado touched down in Rocky Point, located in southern Pender County, early in the morning on Friday,
August 13th. This destructive tornado killed 3 and injured up to 30 others.
(Originally Posted: 8/3/2004)
Hurricane Alex Brushes the Cape Fear Region
A summary of the highest winds, lowest pressure and rainfall amounts associated with Hurricane Alex
as it brushed the Cape Fear Region on August 3rd is available.
(Originally Posted: 6/26/2004)
Homeland Security Uses NOAA All-Hazards Network for Alerts and Warnings
NOAA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security signed an agreement that allows Homeland Security
to send critical all-hazards alerts and warnings directly through the NOAA All-Hazards Network.
(Originally Posted: 6/17/2004)
Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 20-26, 2004
Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena - lightning.
Learn what you can do to safeguard yourself from lightning, which kills an average of 67 people each
year in the United States. Details...
(Originally Posted: 5/24/2004)
"Break the Grip of the Rip": National Media Event at Wrightsville Beach, NC
A national public awareness safety campaign by NOAA and the U.S. Lifesaving Association was launched on May 24, 2004 at Wrightsville Beach, NC. This campaign puts the spotlight on deadly rip currents,
helping beach goers recognize them and offering potentially life-saving tips on how to get out of them. Details on the Event Pictures of the Event NOAA News Release National Rip Current Safety Page
(Originally Posted: 5/23/2004)
Safe Boating Week is May 22-28, 2004
In an effort to promote safe boating, National Safe Boating Week has been designated from May 22-28, 2004.
The theme of Safe Boating Week is: "Boat Smart...Boat Safe...Wear It!".
(Originally Posted: 5/18/2004)
Above-Normal 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted
NOAA forecasters are predicting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season.
NOAA officials said the season outlook is for 12 to 15 tropical storms, with six to eight systems becoming hurricanes,
and two to four of those major hurricanes. Last year Hurricane Isabel caused 17 deaths and more than $3 billion in damages.
National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office, Wilmington NC
2015 Gardner Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405