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  • Here's a preliminary map of the freezing rain accumulation and the snow/sleet accumulation from the March 17-18, 2014 Winter Storm
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 19, 2014)


  • Snow Accumulation Map for February 12-13, 2014
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 16, 2014)


  • Freezing Rain Accumulation Map for February 12-13, 2014
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 16, 2014)


  • For the most up to date information on the Winter storm see our Facebook page
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 27, 2014)


  • Winter Weather Briefing for January 28-29, 2014
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 26, 2014)


  • Preliminary analysis of minimum temperatures on January 7, 2014
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 08, 2014)


  • Phones at Raleigh WFO and NOAA Weather Radio off the air due to maintenance.
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 10, 2013)


  • November 26, 2013 Ice Accumulation Map
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 27, 2013)


  • Some wintery weather possible late tonight
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 25, 2013)


  • Updated outlook: Atlantic hurricane season on track to be above-normal
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 10, 2013)


  • Summer 2013 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 10, 2013)


  • Learn more about how and why your cell phone may sound an alarm when flash flood warnings are issued
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 11, 2013)


  • This Week is Lightning Safety Awareness Week
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 23, 2013)


  • Updated: NWS Raleigh Confirms an EF0 Tornado in Southwest Franklin County on June 18, 2013
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 20, 2013)


  • NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 24, 2013)


  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2013 runs from May 26th through June 1st
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 24, 2013)


  • May 26 - June 1 is Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina. Are you prepared?
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 26, 2013)


  • Join us for StormFest 2013, this Saturday, May 4 from 9 AM to 5 PM in Raleigh
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 01, 2013)


  • Open to public: Basic and Advanced SKYWARN training class in Winston-Salem tomorrow
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 24, 2013)


  • Spring 2013 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 22, 2013)


  • CoCoRaHS March Madness 2013
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 17, 2013)


  • National Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 18-22, 2013
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 16, 2013)


  • North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 3-9
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 04, 2013)


  • Today's statewide tornado drill is at 9:30 AM EST.
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 06, 2013)


  • NWS Raleigh Twitter Q and A Session Tuesday March 5 at Noon
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 04, 2013)


  • North Carolina's Annual Statewide Tornado Drill for 2013 is Wednesday, March 6 at 9:30 AM EST
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 26, 2013)


  • Storm Total Snow Accumulation on February 16-17, 2013
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 17, 2013)


  • A period of mixed wintry precip and freezing rain possible tonight and Friday morning.
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 21, 2013)


  • Latest snowfall reports
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 16, 2013)


  • Google map of latest snow reports for Central NC
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 16, 2013)


  • February 08, 2013 Peak Wind Gusts
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 08, 2013)


  • Louis W. Uccellini selected as next director of NOAA’s National Weather Service
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 08, 2013)


  • Join us for our first-ever live Twitter session Monday Feb 11 at Noon
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 08, 2013)


  • 2012 NWS Raleigh SKYWARN Recognition Day - A huge success!
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 28, 2012)


  • 2012-2013 Winter Newsletter!
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 31, 2012)


  • Severe weather and damaging wind gusts possible today and tonight
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 30, 2013)


  • A period of wintry weather is possible tonight across portions of central North Carolina
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 27, 2013)


  • Snowfall map from the January 17-18 storm
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 19, 2013)


  • ...SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE TODAY...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 25, 2012)


  • Fall 2012 Drought Update
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 04, 2012)


  • SKYWARN Spotter Training in Sanford, on Thu, Dec 6
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 05, 2012)


  • SKYWARN Recognition Day...now through 8 PM Saturday
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 30, 2012)


  • 20th anniversary of the November 22, 1992 tornado outbreak
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 21, 2012)


  • NWS Raleigh Doppler Radar Upgraded to Dual Polarization Technology
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 10, 2012)


  • Hurricane Sandy Peak Wind Gusts and Storm Total Rain/Snow
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 06, 2012)


  • 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake this afternoon in eastern Kentucky
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 10, 2012)


  • Hurricane Sandy’s Transition to a Post-Tropical Cyclone
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 27, 2012)


  • Gusty Winds Through Tuesday
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 29, 2012)


  • Central NC impacts from Sandy
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 27, 2012)


  • Hurricane Sandy Briefing updated 11 AM Friday
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 26, 2012)


  • NOAA’s 2012 U.S. Winter Outlook
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 18, 2012)


  • Hurricane Sandy Briefing
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 25, 2012)


  • National Fire Prevention Week-October 7-13, 2012
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 09, 2012)


  • Open to the public: SKYWARN Spotter Class in Apex, NC this Thursday
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 10, 2012)


  • Radar summary and outlook for this evening
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 02, 2012)


  • NWS Raleigh now on Twitter!
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 17, 2012)


  • Severe weather update as of 6 PM this evening
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 18, 2012)


  • Severe thunderstorms expected Tuesday...impacts possible as early as late tonight!
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 17, 2012)


  • Learn how to submit storm reports via Twitter
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 02, 2012)


  • NOAA raises hurricane season prediction despite expected El Niño
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 20, 2012)


  • EF1 Tornado Confirmed at Stantonsburg in Wilson County
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 13, 2012)


  • Summer 2012 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released...
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 27, 2012)


  • 4th of July outlook for central North Carolina
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 03, 2012)


  • Weather warnings on the go!
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 03, 2012)


  • 4th of July outlook for central North Carolina
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 03, 2012)


  • Excessive Heat Safety Tips
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 29, 2012)


  • This week is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week!
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 25, 2012)


  • Dangerous Heat Expected this Weekend!
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 29, 2012)


  • Extended period of very hot temperatures expected this weekend. Forecasts of heat index values for this weekend across the country are available...
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 26, 2012)


  • NOAA Severe Weather Information Sheets for 2012 are available.
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 19, 2012)


  • Two SKYWARN Training Sessions Available on Tuesday June 26
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 25, 2012)


  • STORMFEST 2012 is this Saturday, June 16!
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 12, 2012)


  • Record Setting Warmth
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 05, 2012)


  • SKYWARN Spotter training event in Richmond County coming up on June 2, 2012...and other classes available
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 15, 2012)


  • Weather Impacts tonight through Wednesday
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 29, 2012)


  • NOAA predicts a near-normal 2012 Atlantic hurricane season
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 24, 2012)


  • Drought Update
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 18, 2012)


  • This week is National Safe Boating Week!
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 21, 2012)


  • EF1 Tornado on May 14, 2012 confirmed in Richmond County
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 16, 2012)


  • SKYWARN training at Noon on Saturday May 19 in Fayetteville
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 18, 2012)


  • Monday, May 14 is the 6 year anniversary of the Mother's Day severe weather outbreak
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 12, 2012)


  • Localized Flooding and Strong Winds Possible With Today’s Thunderstorm Activity
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 09, 2012)


  • SKYWARN Training this Tuesday in Rocky Mount...and other training dates available
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 07, 2012)


  • New Climate Records for Fayetteville
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 17, 2012)


  • The NWS is expanding our Climate record database.
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 17, 2012)


  • National Severe Weather Preparedness Week
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 22, 2012)


  • Today's National Severe Weather Preparedness Week Topic: Just the Beginning
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 28, 2012)


  • Today's National Severe Weather Preparedness Week Topic: Be a Force of Nature, Spread the Word!
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 20, 2012)


  • Today's National Severe Weather Preparedness Week Topic: Take Action...hear warnings with NOAA Weather Radio
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 20, 2012)


  • Today's National Severe Weather Preparedness Week Topic: Make a Plan!
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 20, 2012)


  • Today's National Severe Weather Preparedness Week Topic: Be Informed!
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 21, 2012)


  • Today's National Severe Weather Preparedness Week Topic: Be Informed!
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 23, 2012)


  • Interested in becoming a SKYWARN Spotter? Check out our updated class schedule.
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 20, 2012)


  • Unsettled weekend...then turning colder early next week
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 20, 2012)


  • Summary of freeze conditions this morning
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 12, 2012)


  • Warmest March on Record
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 01, 2012)


  • New 365 Day Climate Graphs Available
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 15, 2012)


  • Flood Safety Awareness Week March 12-16, 2012
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 10, 2012)


  • SKYWARN Spotter Training in Greensboro - March, 8 at 7PM
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 07, 2012)


  • Thunderstorm potential this evening and tonight
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 02, 2012)


  • Snow accumulation map from the February 19, 2012 event
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 25, 2012)


  • Severe weather threat this evening and tonight
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 29, 2012)


  • Preliminary Snowfall Map for February 19-20, 2012
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 20, 2012)


  • Potential for some frozen precipitation late this weekend
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 17, 2012)


  • Latest Drought Update
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 13, 2012)


  • Wind gust reports from Saturday and Saturday night...
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 12, 2012)


  • The Event Summary for the April 16, 2011 North Carolina Tornado Outbreak is now available
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 31, 2012)


  • Isolated severe thunderstorms possible Friday morning
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 26, 2012)


  • Interested in what NWS forecasters do behind the scenes? Check out our science program page...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 07, 2012)


  • Much colder temps and low wind chills through mid week...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 01, 2012)


  • METAR observations from the Siler City Municipal Airport (K5W8) are now available on our current conditions page.
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 19, 2011)


  • The winter issue of the NWS Raleigh newsletter is here!
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 14, 2011)


  • Next chance for rain on Tuesday - Gusty showers possible
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 26, 2011)


  • Fort Bragg recognized as a StormReady Community
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 12, 2011)


  • Latest drought update...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 09, 2011)


  • Severe weather was reported over much of central North Carolina on Wednesday December 7, 2011
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 07, 2011)


  • Monday is the Anniversary of the November 28, 1988 Raleigh Tornado, one of the Strongest Tornadoes on Record in North Carolina
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 26, 2011)


  • Typical La Nina Pattern Setting Up
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 23, 2011)


  • Tornado Track Map from November 16, 2011
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 23, 2011)


  • Tornado Confirmed from Central Davidson to Western Randolph Counties
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 17, 2011)


  • Survey team headed to Davidson and Randolph Counties today
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 17, 2011)


  • Tuesday marks the 3 year anniversary of the November 15, 2008 tornado outbreak
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 11, 2011)


  • National EAS Test to be Conducted November 9th
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 04, 2011)


  • 2011 National Weather Service Customer Satisfaction report now available...
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 01, 2011)


  • The first freeze of the fall season occurred on October 30, 2011…
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 30, 2011)


  • NOAA All-Hazards Conference in Raleigh, November 1-2, 2011...
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 20, 2011)


  • Much Colder temperatures expected through the weekend
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 26, 2011)


  • Rain chances increasing through the evening...
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 26, 2011)


  • Event Summary on the July 23-25, 2010 Heat Wave
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 11, 2011)


  • EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in Wilson County on Saturday August 6th
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 08, 2011)


  • Printable and downloadable 30 year normals for Raleigh and Greensboro now available...
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 01, 2011)


  • Hot weather safety tips and media toolkit available...
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 27, 2011)


  • Summer 2011 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released...
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 12, 2011)


  • New climatological normal temperatures released...
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 17, 2011)


  • A wetter pattern ahead with more thunderstorms...
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 02, 2011)


  • Skywarn Basic spotter training class in Bunn on July 12...
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 23, 2011)


  • National Lightning Safety Week June 19-25...
    Lightning Safety...  |   Leo the Lion's Kid's Corner...  
    Espanol - El Relampago...  |   Science of Lightning....
    (Release Date: June 15, 2011)


  • Drought continues...
    Details...  |   Rainfall Summaries...  |   Our drought information center....
    (Release Date: June 17, 2011)


  • Satisfaction survey on our products and services...
    Take the survey....
    (Release Date: June 06, 2011)


  • Alerts for poor air quality this week...
    Check out the NC Air Awareness site....
    (Release Date: June 07, 2011)


  • Make plans to attend Stormfest 2011 in Raleigh on June 18th...
    PDF flyer...  |   Details....
    (Release Date: June 07, 2011)


  • Recorded Hurricane Outlook presentation...
    Click here to view....
    (Release Date: June 03, 2011)


  • Get Hurricane Center or Storm Prediction Center information by text or email...
    Sign up here....
    (Release Date: May 28, 2011)


  • Forecasts are updated every 3 hours -
    view via the Hourly Weather Graph.
    (Release Date: May 02, 2011)


  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week...
    Hurricane preparedness...  |   Ready NC with disaster videos...  
    Hurricane basics...  |   Hurricane weather school....
    (Release Date: May 20, 2011)


  • Areas of smoke producing poor air quality over portions of central North Carolina...
    View the hourly smoke coverage forecasts....
    (Release Date: May 11, 2011)


  • Disaster Survivor? FEMA Offers 3 Ways to Apply For Federal Help...
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 02, 2011)


  • Cooler Weather on the way by mid Week...
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 01, 2011)


  • National Air Quality Awareness Week May 2-6...
    Map....
    (Release Date: April 30, 2011)


  • Preliminary map of tornado tracks for April 16th 2011...
    Map....
    (Release Date: April 19, 2011)


  • Preliminary map of central North Carolina tornado tracks for April 16th 2011...
    Click on each track to see the storm survey information....
    (Release Date: April 20, 2011)


  • Sanford/Holly Springs/Raleigh EF3 Tornado survey...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 19, 2011)


  • Fayetteville/Dunn/Benson/Wilson EF3 tornado survey...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 19, 2011)


  • Damage photos from Fayetteville/Dunn tornado...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 19, 2011)


  • Alamance county EF1 tornado survey...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 19, 2011)


  • Sampson/Wayne county EF2 tornado survey...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 19, 2011)


  • Halifax county EF2 tornado survey...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 19, 2011)


  • Person county EF2 tornado survey...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 19, 2011)


  • Significant Severe Weather Possible Saturday April 16...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 15, 2011)


  • Basic SKYWARN™ class in Clemmons on April 19th...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 15, 2011)


  • Want to be a storm spotter? Find a SKYWARN™ training class near you...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 10, 2011)


  • Learn how to stay safe and meet NWS meteorologists at StormFest...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 10, 2011)


  • SKYWARN™ training day at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on April 9th 2011...
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 30, 2011)


  • Severe weather reports from April 5, 2011...
    Local Text Reports  |  Storm Survey Details (pdf)  |   National Reports and Map.
    (Release Date: April 05, 2011)


  • SKYWARN™ classes scheduled...
    April 7th in Fayetteville .
    (Release Date: March 30, 2011)


  • Anniversary of the most devastating tornado outbreak in North Carolina history...
    View our case study....
    (Release Date: March 28, 2011)


  • Cooler and Possibly Wet this Weekend into Next Week
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 22, 2011)


  • Latest Drought Update: March 19th...
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 19, 2011)


  • National Air Quality Awareness Week May 2-6...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 24, 2011)


  • Spring 2011 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released...
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 12, 2011)


  • The Coded Cities Forecast(CCF) has been discontinued
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 10, 2011)


  • SKYWARN™ classes in Kernersville...
    Basic on March 24th...  |   Advanced on March 29th...
    More Skywarn™ training sessions.
    (Release Date: March 19, 2011)


  • February 25, 2011 Wind Gust Map...
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 27, 2011)


  • NWS Tornado Survey of the March 6th Rolesville Tornado
    Details...  |   How Tornadoes Form.
    (Release Date: March 07, 2011)


  • Drought continues in central North Carolina with some improvement...
    Details...  |   Rainfall Summaries...  |   Our drought information center....
    (Release Date: March 10, 2011)


  • Spring frost and freeze program to start again March 20th...
    Spring frost and freeze climatology for NC....
    (Release Date: March 14, 2011)


  • Flood Awareness Week...Mar. 14 - Mar. 18...
    Flood Safety |  Turn Around, Don't Drown |  Water Resources .
    (Release Date: March 10, 2011)


  • SKYWARN™ class in Cary March 9th, 7 pm, Bradford Hall...
    Details...  |   More Skywarn™ training sessions.
    (Release Date: March 05, 2011)


  • Severe Weather Awareness Week...Feb. 27 - Mar. 5...
    Sunday |  Monday |  Tuesday |  Wednesday |  Thursday |  Friday |  Saturday .
    (Release Date: February 23, 2011)


  • Learn more about the NWS Radar...
    NEXRAD-Eye to the Sky |  Skywarn™ training sessions |  Learn more about thunderstorms.
    (Release Date: February 27, 2011)


  • Hydrometeorological Event Display now available...
    See our new regional precipitation mapping....
    (Release Date: February 15, 2011)


  • Severe drought holds with little relief in sight...
    Latest Drought update...  |   Drought monitor....
    (Release Date: February 15, 2011)


  • Keep track of rainfall trends and recent history with our local rainfall summary...
    Find it here....
    (Release Date: February 17, 2011)


  • February 10, 2011 Snow Accumulation Map...
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 12, 2011)


  • Potential winter storm late Wednesday night through Thursday...
    Hazardous Weather Outlook...  |   Area Forecast Discussion....
    (Release Date: February 08, 2011)


  • Severe drought returns to central North Carolina...
    Details...  |   Our drought information center....
    (Release Date: February 03, 2011)


  • UNC at Greensboro recognized as StormReady...
    Details...  |   StormReady Official Website....
    (Release Date: February 03, 2011)


  • Potential winter storm late Monday through Wednesday...
    Hazardous Weather Outlook...  |   Area Forecast Discussion....
    (Release Date: January 21, 2011)


  • Event Summary of the December 25-26, 2010 Winter Storm..
    Details...
    .
    (Release Date: January 21, 2011)


  • Icy roads likely through Wednesday morning...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 10, 2011)


  • January 10-11, 2011, snowfall accumulation totals...
    Public Information Statement....
    (Release Date: January 10, 2011)


  • January 10-11, 2011, snowfall map available...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 10, 2011)


  • Potential winter storm Monday into Tuesday...
    See Hazardous Weather Outlook...  |   Our Area Forecast Discussion....
    (Release Date: January 08, 2011)


  • High Resolution Model Reflectivity Forecast Comparison Tool...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 04, 2011)


  • Ensemble River Forecasts now available...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 04, 2011)


  • December 25-26, 2010 snow accumulation map...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 03, 2011)


  • Check out our precise, detailed hourly weather forecasts...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 22, 2010)


  • Christmas snowfall climatology...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 21, 2010)


  • December 16, 2010 snow/ice accumulation maps...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 10, 2010)


  • New Bufkit data available - SREF, time lagged ensembles, download macro...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 21, 2010)


  • December 4-5, 2010 Snow Accumulation Map...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 05, 2010)


  • Snowfall accumulations from December 4th storm...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 05, 2010)


  • New Bufkit data available - SREF, time lagged ensembles, download macro...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 02, 2010)


  • Online Winter Presentation (30 minutes)...
    View....
    (Release Date: December 02, 2010)


  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week Nov. 28 - Dec 4...
    Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday
    Online Winter Presentation (30 minutes)....
    (Release Date: November 23, 2010)


  • Winter 2010 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released...
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 23, 2010)


  • Outlook Through December 1st (colder and wetter than normal)...
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 18, 2010)


  • NWS survey teams confirm five tornadoes tracked across north central North Carolina on October 27th...
    Google Earth Tracks... | PDF summary... |  MS Word summary....
    (Release Date: October 28, 2010)


  • Central North Carolina fall frost and freeze information...
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 24, 2010)


  • Science Page Has Been Updated...
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 24, 2010)


  • Winter Outlook Features Warmer and Drier Conditions than Average...
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 21, 2010)


  • Latest drought outlook...
    Details...  |   Our drought information center....
    (Release Date: October 07, 2010)


  • Skywarn™ - Spotter training in Greensboro, NC...Basic - Wednesday, October 13th...
    Advanced training - Thursday, October 14th... Details....
    (Release Date: October 06, 2010)


  • Maximum Wind Gust Map from the September 26 - October 01, 2010 Storm...
    Map....
    (Release Date: October 05, 2010)


  • Storm total rainfall map from September 26th through October 1st...
    Map....
    (Release Date: October 03, 2010)


  • Durham County Safety & Preparedness Fair
    Event Details....
    (Release Date: September 21, 2010)


  • Rainfall for September 26th through the 28th...
    Radar Estimates  |   Observed rainfall amounts across central North Carolina....
    (Release Date: September 28, 2010)


  • Severe drought returns to central North Carolina...
    Updated 09/23...  |   Our drought information center....
    (Release Date: September 23, 2010)


  • Monitor rainfall trends using our local rainfall summary...
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 21, 2010)


  • Severe drought returns to central North Carolina...
    Details...  |   Our drought information center....
    (Release Date: September 16, 2010)


  • Drought returns to central North Carolina...
    Details...  |   Our drought information center....
    (Release Date: September 13, 2010)


  • Skywarn™ - BASIC Spotter Cary, NC - Wednesday, September 29th...
    Open to the Public....
    (Release Date: September 14, 2010)


  • Preliminary Maximum Wind Gust Map from Hurricane Earl...
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 10, 2010)


  • Hottest summer on record at Greensboro and Raleigh-Durham ...
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 03, 2010)


  • Skywarn™ - BASIC Spotter Training in Drewery, NC (near Warrenton) - Wednesday, September 8th...
    Open to the Public....
    (Release Date: August 16, 2010)


  • NWS Draft Strategic Plan out for Public Comment...
    Comments will be collected through Sept 7th....
    (Release Date: August 16, 2010)


  • Skywarn™ - SKYWARN Training & Hurricanes at Jordan Lake, Friday August, 20th...
    Open to the Public....
    (Release Date: August 16, 2010)


  • NOAA still expects an active Atlantic hurricane season...
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 05, 2010)


  • Maximum Temperature Map from the July 23-25 Heat Wave...
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 27, 2010)


  • Dangerous Heat in the forecast through the weekend...
    Preparedness Tips....
    (Release Date: July 21, 2010)


  • Maximum Temperature Map from the July 6-8 Heat Wave...
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 22, 2010)


  • Summer 2010 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released...
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 11, 2010)


  • SKYWARN™ and Safe Boating Training at Jordan Lake, Friday July, 9th...
    Open to the Public....
    (Release Date: July 07, 2010)


  • Near Record Heat in the forecast...
    Preparedness Tips....
    (Release Date: July 06, 2010)


  • 2010 NWS Hurricane Survival Guide now available...
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 06, 2010)


  • Hottest June on Record for Central North Carolina...
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 01, 2010)


  • We need your feedback! Take our weather survey...
    Click here for more information....
    (Release Date: June 28, 2010)


  • Hot weather is in the forecast...
    Learn how to stay safe in excessive heat....
    (Release Date: June 21, 2010)


  • Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 20-26
    Details...  |   Lightning Safety article....
    (Release Date: June 16, 2010)


  • Daily Temperature and Precipitation maps now available..
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 16, 2010)


  • Hot weather is in the forecast..
    Learn about excessive heat safety....
    (Release Date: June 10, 2010)


  • Daily Temperature and Precipitation maps now available..
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 08, 2010)


  • Event Summary of the April 25, 2010 Zebulon Tornado..
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 07, 2010)


  • NOAA predicts a very active Atlantic tropical season...
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 31, 2010)


  • Rainfall Analysis from Sunday-Monday Precipitation Event...
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 19, 2010)


  • Storm Survey from the Hoke County Downburst on 5/16/10...
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 18, 2010)


  • Learn about the VORTEX2 tornado project...
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 13, 2010)


  • NOAA responds to the Deepwater Horizon incident...
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 13, 2010)


  • SKYWARN™ - Advanced Spotter Training in Winston-Salem NC. Monday May , 10th...
    Open to the Public....
    (Release Date: May 06, 2010)


  • Updated and added new data to the Local Climate Data (LCD) Page...
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 03, 2010)


  • New Aviation Climate Graphics for TAF sites now available...
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 03, 2010)


  • Updated Zebulon Tornado Storm Survey...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 27, 2010)


  • National Air Quality Awareness Week May 3-7...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 30, 2010)


  • The WFO Raleigh webpage may be interrupted between 12 noon and 2 PM EDT on April 20th and again on April 22nd while system upgrades are performed...
    Forecasts will be available at the main NWS site....
    (Release Date: April 16, 2010)


  • Preliminary reports from March 28th, 2010, storms ...
    Storm reports... Storm survey information....
    (Release Date: March 27, 2010)


  • SKYWARN training at Stormfest - April 10, 2010 ...
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 16, 2010)


  • Skywarn - Basic Spotter Training in Winston-Salem NC. Monday April, 12th...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 03, 2010)


  • Skywarn - Basic Spotter Training in Cary NC. Thursday March, 11th...
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 10, 2010)


  • National Flood Safety Awareness Week...
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 13, 2010)


  • CoCoRaHS March Madness is underway...
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 15, 2010)


  • New RUC/NAM Bufkit locations available...
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 15, 2010)


  • Preliminary snow accumulation map from the March 2-3, 2010 winter storm...
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 03, 2010)


  • Spring 2010 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released...
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 02, 2010)


  • Snow totals from the February 12-13 winter storm ...
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 14, 2010)


  • High winds across the area ...
    Damage reports... wind gust reports....
    (Release Date: February 09, 2010)


  • Anniversary of the high wind event of February 10, 2008 ...
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 09, 2010)


  • Christopher Strager of Pittsburgh to Lead the Weather Service's Eastern Region ...
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 03, 2010)


  • Analysis maps from the January 29-30, 2010, winter storm ...
    Snowfall map... ice accumulation map....
    (Release Date: February 03, 2010)


  • Ten Year Anniversary of the January 25, 2000 Winter Storm...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 22, 2010)


  • Follow the NWS on Facebook...
    Visit us....
    (Release Date: January 18, 2010)


  • December 18-19, 2009 Winter Storm Event Summary...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 14, 2010)


  • NOAA Ranks December Snowstorm a Category 3 on the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 12, 2010)


  • Latest Winter/Spring Flood Outlook...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 26, 2010)


  • Cold Weather Can Be Dangerous...
    Information about the latest cold spell and some safety tips....
    (Release Date: January 08, 2010)


  • Winter Home Heating and Fire Safety...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 08, 2010)


  • Winter, Nighttime Tornadoes Pose Greatest Risk, National Weather Service Warns...
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 02, 2010)


  • National Weather Service Changes Severe Thunderstorm Criteria ...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 26, 2009)


  • Christmas Snowfall Climatology...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 18, 2009)


  • Snowfall analysis from the December 18, 2009, winter storm ...
    Map....
    (Release Date: December 19, 2009)


  • Winter 2009 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 07, 2009)


  • Winter Weather Seminar Presentation...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 07, 2009)


  • Rainfall Analysis from the December 2-3, 2009 Storm...
    Map....
    (Release Date: December 07, 2009)


  • Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes to a Close...
    Details....
    (Release Date: December 07, 2009)


  • Severe Weather can strike this time of year...
    Remembering the November 15, 2008 North Carolina Tornado Outbreak....
    (Release Date: November 18, 2009)


  • Satellite page now includes new zoomed central North Carolina imagery...
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 19, 2009)


  • Case study of October 1, 2008 baseball size hail event...
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 05, 2009)


  • National Hurricane Center Tracking Hurricane Bill
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 18, 2009)


  • As Hurricane Bill approaches, dangerous Rip currents may increase...
    Find safety tips here....
    (Release Date: August 20, 2009)


  • Hurricane Floyd-Then and Now...Commemorative Event in Rocky Mount on September 16th
    Details...  |   Schedule of Events....
    (Release Date: August 21, 2009)


  • Summer 2009 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released
    Newsletter for emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners.
    (Release Date: August 07, 2009)


  • NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Outlook
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 07, 2009)


  • New Graphical Forecast
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 03, 2009)


  • El Niño Arrives; Expected to Persist through Winter 2009-10
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 13, 2009)


  • Skywarn - Basic Spotter Training in Moore County Thursday July, 9th
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 07, 2009)


  • June 18th - Randolph and Moore County Flooding
    Rainfall Map...  |   Storm reports....
    (Release Date: June 18, 2009)


  • Case Study of Tropical Storm Hanna, September 2008
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 11, 2009)


  • Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 21-27
    Details...  |   Lightning Safety article....
    (Release Date: June 18, 2009)


  • Skywarn - Basic Spotter Training in Person County Wednesday June, 10th
    Details...  |   Skywarn Training Calendar....
    (Release Date: June 07, 2009)


  • Hurricanes - Remembering Floyd at the NC Science Museum...
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 02, 2009)


  • Changes coming to NOAA Weather Radio in the Fayetteville and surrounding areas......
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 26, 2009)


  • 2009 Safe Boating Week May 16-22...
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 15, 2009)


  • May 6th P3 NOAA Hurricane Hunter visit to Raleigh deemed a huge success...
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 12, 2009)


  • Local WRF Model Output Now Available from 12km and 4km Forecasts
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 06, 2009)


  • National Air Quality Week - April 27-May 1, 2009
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 18, 2009)


  • Event Summary of the March 27, 2009 Tornadoes in Cumberland, Sampson and Johnston Counties
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 14, 2009)


  • Skywarn - Basic Spotter Training in Rocky Mount and Fuquay-Varina on Monday April, 6th
    Open to the public....
    (Release Date: April 03, 2009)


  • NOAA P3 Orion Hurricane Hunter Coming to North Carolina
    Schedule and directions...  |   Aircraft Information....
    (Release Date: March 22, 2009)


  • 25th Anniversary of the Carolina's Tornado Outbreak
    The most devastating tornado outbreak to affect North Carolina in modern history, occurred on March 28, 1984. The outbreak produced 22 tornadoes that killed 42 people in North Carolina and injured another 800. Details.
    (Release Date: March 23, 2009)


  • Hurricane Floyd 10th Anniversary
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 22, 2009)


  • Flood Safety Awareness Week...March 16-20
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 15, 2009)


  • Latest snow map and stats from the Sunday night winter storm.
    Map of snow reports...  |   March Snow Stats....
    (Release Date: March 03, 2009)


  • Spring 2009 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released
    Changing Skies is a newsletter from NWS Raleigh that is published three times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners.
    (Release Date: March 05, 2009)


  • NWS assists the Australian Bureau of Meteorology with wildfires
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 13, 2009)


  • NOAA Unveils New Alert System for La Niña and El Niño
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 05, 2009)


  • National Weatherman's Day - Thursday Febuary 5th
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: February 03, 2009)


  • Upcoming SKYWARN training
    Schedule and locations....
    (Release Date: January 28, 2009)


  • Updated Local Snow Reports
    New Snowfall Map....
    (Release Date: January 23, 2009)


  • NWS Raleigh and Space Weather at the NC Science Museum Astronomy Days
    Astronomy Days  |   Space Environmental Center....
    (Release Date: January 23, 2009)


  • Bitterly Cold Temperatures on the way...
    Latest Public Information Statement...
    Winter Weather Safety and Awareness....
    (Release Date: January 14, 2009)


  • Aviation Forecast Discussion Viewer Added to the Aviation Page
    A viewer window will display the aviation section of the current forecast discussion....
    (Release Date: January 07, 2009)


  • Event Summary of Tropical Storm Fay and the August 27, 2008 Severe Weather Event
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 07, 2009)


  • Historic Inauguration Weather
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 05, 2009)


  • Event Summary of the November 15, 2008 Tornado Outbreak
    The event summary features a significant amount of radar imagery, track maps, damage photos, and other information....
    (Release Date: December 20, 2008)


  • Winter 2008 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released
    Changing Skies is a newsletter from NWS Raleigh that is published three times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners.
    (Release Date: December 08, 2008)


  • NOAA in the Carolinas newsletter
    Also, see the NOAA in the Carolinas new website....
    (Release Date: December 08, 2008)


  • Official Winter Outlook from the Climate Prediction Center
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 24, 2008)


  • North Carolina Snow Climatology
    Details about past years and normals....
    (Release Date: November 24, 2008)


  • Receiving Warnings Saves Lives - NOAA Weather All Hazards Radio
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: November 19, 2008)


  • Real time predominant p-type nomogram plots now include SREF data
    This page is intended for use with the TRENDs technique. Details....
    (Release Date: November 04, 2008)


  • Thursday was the coldest morning of the season
    Map....
    (Release Date: October 30, 2008)


  • Hourly Forecast For Halloween Available
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 30, 2008)


  • Point and Click Forecasts Now Use Google Earth
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 22, 2008)


  • New TAF format starts on November 5, 2008
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 26, 2008)


  • September 2008 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: October 14, 2008)


  • Central North Carolina Fall Frosts and Freezes
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 09, 2008)


  • Case Study of the July 8, 2008 Excessive Lightning and Severe Weather Event
    This severe weather event produced 11,734 cloud to ground lightning strikes in a 24 hour period over central NC....
    (Release Date: October 03, 2008)


  • NCSU - American Meteorological Society SKYWARN Training
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 04, 2008)


  • NCSU - American Meteorological Society SKYWARN Training
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 22, 2008)


  • A look back at Hurricanes during October and November
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 22, 2008)


  • September marks the one year anniversary of the CoCoRaHS Precipitation Network
    Learn more about how we use the CoCoRaHS data and how to become an observer....
    (Release Date: September 17, 2008)


  • Information about Ike...
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 12, 2008)


  • See a map of the wind from Tropical Storm Hanna...
    Map....
    (Release Date: September 06, 2008)


  • See a map of the rainfall from Tropical Storm Hanna...
    Map....
    (Release Date: September 06, 2008)


  • Significant rain and wind across the area...see some reports from the National Weather Service.
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 06, 2008)


  • Severe Weather Rips across NC on August 27h
    Wayne County Tornado Survey...
    Randolph County Tornado Survey....
    (Release Date: August 29, 2008)


  • NOAA Weather Radio National School Distribution, Promoting Storm Safety in Our Schools
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 20, 2008)


  • NOAA Weather Radio National School Distribution, Promoting Storm Safety in Our Schools
    Details....
    (Release Date: September 03, 2008)


  • NOAA Launches New Marine Weather Web site
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 20, 2008)


  • Experimental Storm Report Maps
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 20, 2008)


  • Latest information on Tropical Cyclone Fay
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 19, 2008)


  • Strong Start Increases NOAA's Confidence for Above-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 09, 2008)


  • New NAM-WRF MOS Guidance Products...
    MDL is testing new MOS products based on the NAM-WRF which will replace the legacy ETA MET MOS guidance. We are making the local products available on our MOS web page. Additional details are available from MDL....
    (Release Date: August 05, 2008)


  • More Heat on the way...Are you prepared?
    See our Excessive Heat Awareness and Safety Page....
    (Release Date: August 04, 2008)


  • June 2008 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: July 29, 2008)


  • Updated Drought Outlook...
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: July 21, 2008)


  • COCoRaHS Observers are still needed in the Southern Piedmont
    Observers needed in Randolph, Stanly, Montgomery, Anson, and Richmond Counties or NWS Raleigh COCoRaHS page provides details on how we use the data.
    (Release Date: July 16, 2008)


  • A wet period with 2 to 5 inches of rain coming to an end...
    Details....
    (Release Date: July 11, 2008)


  • Updated Event Summary of the May 20, 2008 Severe Weather Event
    The summary includes damage photos, a detailed synopsis, radar imagery, and more. Details....
    (Release Date: July 11, 2008)


  • Latest Drought Information Statement...
    Details....
    (Release Date: June 26, 2008)


  • May 2008 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: June 19, 2008)


  • Updated Drought Outlook...Drought Creeping Back Into Central NC
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: June 13, 2008)


  • Hot weather continues across the area...
    View record temperature reports from Greensboro and Raleigh...
    NWS Raleigh excessive heat awareness and safety web page....
    (Release Date: June 09, 2008)


  • Severe thunderstorms produced wind damage across northern Wake County on Sunday, June 1, 2008
    Photos....
    (Release Date: June 01, 2008)


  • More SKYWARNTM spotter training classes during the next few weeks...
    New class added in Lexington on June 9th....
    (Release Date: June 02, 2008)


  • North Carolina Hurricane Awareness Week is May 25-31
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 23, 2008)


  • NOAA All Hazards Radio on the Web.
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 21, 2008)


  • New Supplemental Precipitation Table Now Available
    The product provides an easy to read analysis of precipitation amounts, normals, departures from normal, and frequencies at Raleigh, Greensboro, and Fayetteville. Details....
    (Release Date: June 01, 2008)


  • Updated Event Summary of the May 8, 2008 Severe Weather and Tornado Event
    The summary now includes damage photos, a detailed synopsis, radar imagery, and more. Details....
    (Release Date: May 15, 2008)


  • Preliminary Event Summary of the May 9, 2008 Severe Weather Event
    Details....
    (Release Date: May 13, 2008)


  • April 2008 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: May 09, 2008)


  • Do you have an outside activity planned?...
    Visit our Weather Activity Planner Details....
    (Release Date: May 01, 2008)


  • New SKYWARN classes scheduled...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 18, 2008)


  • National Air Quality Week: April 28-May 2, 2008
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 21, 2008)


  • Cold Low Temperatures Reported Across North Carolina on April 16th
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 17, 2008)


  • Spring 2008 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released
    Changing Skies is a newsletter from NWS Raleigh that is published three times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners.
    (Release Date: April 16, 2008)


  • Colder weather on the way...A map of the Average Date of Latest Spring Freeze...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 11, 2008)


  • March 2008 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: April 11, 2008)


  • Updated Drought Outlook...
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: April 10, 2008)


  • Precipitation Map from the April 3-6, 2008 Heavy Rain Event...
    Details....
    (Release Date: April 08, 2008)


  • Case study of the February 13, 2008 winter storm now available...
    This unanticipated storm produced up to 4 inches of snow. Details....
    (Release Date: April 01, 2008)


  • New SKYWARN classes scheduled...
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 28, 2008)


  • Updated Drought Outlook...
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: March 21, 2008)


  • February 2008 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: March 20, 2008)


  • 10 Year Anniversary of the March 20, 1998 Severe Weather Outbreak
    The outbreak included 10 tornadoes, 2 fatalities, and 27 injuries across NC....
    (Release Date: March 20, 2008)


  • March 17-21, 2008 is Flood Safety Awareness Week
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 13, 2008)


  • Strong Winds Felt across much of North Carolina on March 8
    Wind gusts up to 50 mph were reported across portions of the state. Details....
    (Release Date: March 11, 2008)


  • CoCoRaHS Weather Observers Needed - we are on a drive to increase our membership in March
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 10, 2008)


  • Severe Weather Rips across NC on March 4th
    Alamance County Tornado Survey...
    Halifax County Tornado Survey....
    (Release Date: March 10, 2008)


  • NOAA All Hazards Radio Now Online...
    To hear your local broadcast....
    (Release Date: February 28, 2008)


  • March 2-8, 2008 is North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week
    Details....
    (Release Date: March 02, 2008)


  • NOAA All Hazards Radio Now Online...
    To hear your local broadcast....
    (Release Date: February 28, 2008)


  • Case study of the February 10, 2008 high wind and fire event is now available...
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 28, 2008)


  • Quick snowfall affected northern sections of central North Carolina Wednesday night...
    Area snow totals....
    (Release Date: February 14, 2008)


  • Several inches of snow fell across northern portions of NC on February 13
    Details....
    (Release Date: February 15, 2008)


  • Updated Drought Outlook...
    New Outlook....
    (Release Date: February 14, 2008)


  • Moore County SKYWARN training...
    Classes are scheduled February 19th and 21st....
    (Release Date: February 14, 2008)


  • Case Study of the January 19 Winter Storm
    A detailed look into the winter storm and why more significant snow did not accumulate. Details....
    (Release Date: February 04, 2008)


  • Strong winds caused damage and fueled brush fires across the area on February 10
    Summary of peak wind gusts....
    (Release Date: February 15, 2008)


  • January 2008 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: February 10, 2008)


  • Spring Skywarn Training Classes Announced...
    Classes are scheduled in February and March
    Details on the Basic and Advanced classes offered in Durham on March 8.
    (Release Date: January 31, 2008)


  • COCoRaHS Observers and County Coordinators needed in the Triad
    Observers needed in Guilford, Forsyth, Davidson, and Randolph Counties.
    (Release Date: January 29, 2008)


  • Exceptional drought persists over most of central North Carolina...
    View our drought monitor page.
    (Release Date: January 29, 2008)


  • Updated Snow Accumulation Map from the January 19 Winter Storm
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 18, 2008)


  • Snow Accumulation Map from the January 17 Winter Storm
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 18, 2008)


  • First winter storm of the season is possible late Wednesday night and Thursday
    Details....
    (Release Date: January 15, 2008)


  • Real time predominant p-type nomogram plots added to the web site
    This page is intended for use with the TRENDs technique. Details....
    (Release Date: January 08, 2008)


  • Anniversary of crippling 1 inch snowfall is on January 19th
    Unusually cold pavement temperatures, air temperatures in the lower 20s, and a mass exit of traffic from early afternoon closures resulted in significant traffic congestion. Details....
    (Release Date: January 08, 2008)


  • Severe weather and tornadoes can strike this time of year
    January 13-14, 2005 Severe Weather Event....
    (Release Date: January 08, 2008)


  • Significnat rain falls across North Carolina on December 30
    This is the third or fourth rain event since mid December. List of rain totals....
    (Release Date: December 31, 2007)


  • Summary of Weather and Significant Weather Events of 2007
    Significant U.S. and Global Events or Significant NC Events.
    (Release Date: December 31, 2007)


  • North Carolina sees much needed rain...
    View rain map or tally of rainfall totals.
    (Release Date: December 27, 2007)


  • Exceptional drought persists over most of central North Carolina...
    View our drought monitor page.
    (Release Date: December 27, 2007)


  • What are our chances for a white Christmas?
    Check out the climatological chance of seeing snow on Christmas Day. Details....
    (Release Date: December 19, 2007)


  • Strong Winds Felt across much of North Carolina on Sunday
    Wind gusts up to 50 mph were reported across portions of the state. Details....
    (Release Date: December 17, 2007)


  • Much Needed Rain Falls across Central North Carolina
    Between 0.75 and 2.0 inches of rain reported on Saturday and early Sunday. Details....
    (Release Date: December 17, 2007)


  • November 2007 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: December 17, 2007)


  • 2007 is on pace to become one of the 10 warmest years across the US
    Details on the Southeast drought and the late summer heat wave....
    (Release Date: December 13, 2007)


  • Record High Temperatures Expected through Wednesday
    Record Report for Raleigh or Record Report for Greensboro.
    (Release Date: December 10, 2007)


  • October 2007 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: December 04, 2007)


  • NWS Raleigh and NC State Climate Office Drought Outlook - Updated
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: December 03, 2007)


  • December 2-8, 2007 is Winter Weather Awareness Week
    The Winter outlook calls for drier and warmer than normal conditions for central NC. Details....
    (Release Date: December 01, 2007)


  • Daily Records for Raleigh and Greensboro Have Been Updated
    The data is available in HTML, Excel, and Adobe PDF formats.
    (Release Date: December 03, 2007)


  • Winter 2007 Issue of the Changing Skies Newsletter Released
    Changing Skies is a newsletter from NWS Raleigh that is published three times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners.
    (Release Date: November 26, 2007)


  • December 1st is Skywarn Recognition Day
    Details....
    (Release Date: November 26, 2007)


  • COCoRaHS Observers and County Coordinators needed in the Western Piedmont
    Observers needed in Davidson, Randolph, Stanly, Montgomery, Anson, and Richmond Counties.
    (Release Date: November 21, 2007)


  • 15th Anniversary of the November 22, 1992 Tornado Outbreak
    The outbreak produced 5 tornadoes in NC which killed 2 and injured 74. Details....
    (Release Date: November 18, 2007)


  • NOAA's Winter Outlook Updated
    The outlook calls for drier and warmer than normal conditions for central NC. Details....
    (Release Date: November 18, 2007)


  • Daily CoCoRaHS reports are now available on our web site
    On the Hydrology page or directly via the RDULCORAH product.
    (Release Date: November 13, 2007)


  • NWS Raleigh and NC State Climate Office Drought Outlook for the Winter
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: November 06, 2007)


  • Last Triangle Area Skywarn Presentation for the Year on Saturday Nov 10th
    The session will run from 900 AM til noon at the Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross at 100 Peartree Lane in Raleigh. Details....
    (Release Date: November 06, 2007)


  • Special NOAA Weather Radio Test on Sunday Nov 11th at 600 PM
    Test alerts will be sent from the Chapel Hill and Garner transmitters in support of the Harris Nuclear Power Plant alert drill which impacts Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Wake counties. Details....
    (Release Date: November 06, 2007)


  • September 2007 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: November 05, 2007)


  • Noel Continues to Move up the East Coast
    Gusty north to northeast winds can be expected through Saturday morning. Details....
    (Release Date: November 02, 2007)


  • Daily CoCoRaHS reports are now available on our web site
    On the Hydrology page or directly via the RDULCORAH product.
    (Release Date: November 01, 2007)


  • Significant Rain Falls Across Central North Carolina
    List of Rain Reports  |  Map of Rain Reports.
    (Release Date: October 29, 2007)


  • NOAA's Winter Outlook Released
    The outlook calls for drier and warmer than normal conditions for central NC. Details....
    (Release Date: October 22, 2007)


  • New Drought Monitoring Page Added to Web Site
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 12, 2007)


  • An Update on the Drought and Water Resources
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: October 11, 2007)


  • New Storm Based Warnings Begin on Monday October 1
    Details....
    (Release Date: October 02, 2007)


  • Flood Inundation Maps Added to Several AHPS Pages
    Details...  |   Inundation Mapping user Guide (25 megabyte file).
    (Release Date: October 02, 2007)


  • Take a virtual Tour of the NWS Raleigh
    Start the Virtual Tour....
    (Release Date: September 28, 2007)


  • August 2007 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: September 26, 2007)


  • Drought Conditions Persist Despite Rain - Updated September 21
    Updated Drought/Water Resources Statement  |  NC Drought Management Advisory Council.
    (Release Date: September 21, 2007)


  • COCoRaHS Observers and County Coordinators needed in the Southern Piedmont
    They are needed in Anson, Hoke, Montgomery, Richmond, and Stanly Counties.
    (Release Date: September 21, 2007)


  • Tornadoes Touch Down across Central North Carolina on Friday
    Local Storm Reports  |  Summary of Tornado Reports.
    (Release Date: September 15, 2007)


  • Drought Conditions Getting Worse - Updated Thursday, September 13
    Updated Drought/Water Resources Statement  |  NC Drought Management Advisory Council.
    (Release Date: September 13, 2007)


  • Drought Conditions Continue to Worsen
    Updated Drought/Water Resources Statement  |  NC Drought Management Advisory Council.
    (Release Date: September 05, 2007)


  • Case Study of the August 21, 2007 Severe Weather Event
    The updated review of this severe weather event is now available. Details....
    (Release Date: September 05, 2007)


  • Voluntary Recall of Some Oregon Scientific Weather Radios
    Details are provided on the CPSC Website.
    (Release Date: September 04, 2007)


  • Voluntary Recall of Some Oregon Scientific Weather Radios.
    On August 29, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Oregon Scientifc, announced a voluntary recall of four models of Oregon Scientific Weather Radios. Details are provided on the CPSC Website.
    (Release Date: September 04, 2007)


  • August 2007 was the hottest month ever at Raleigh-Durham and Greensboro
    Details...  Raleigh-Durham Monthly Climate Report  |   Greensboro Monthly Climate Report.
    (Release Date: September 01, 2007)


  • August 2007 was the hottest month ever at Raleigh-Durham and Greensboro
    Details...  Raleigh-Durham Monthly Climate Report  |   Greensboro Monthly Climate Report.
    (Release Date: September 01, 2007)


  • July 2007 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: August 31, 2007)


  • Call for COCoRaHS Weather Observers
    Learn more about the program. Details... CoCoRaHS County Coordinators Requested Too Details....
    (Release Date: August 30, 2007)


  • Emergency Preparedness Night in Forsyth County: August 31
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 29, 2007)


  • Severe storms downed trees and power lines and caused structural damage Tuesday
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 29, 2007)


  • All-time record high tied Tuesday at Raleigh-Durham International Airport
    Details....
    (Release Date: August 29, 2007)


  • Case Study of the Goldsboro Severe Weather Event
    The updated review of the severe weather event on August 10, 2007 is now available. Details....
    (Release Date: August 15, 2007)


  • CoCoRaHS County Coordinators Requested
    Learn More....
    (Release Date: August 15, 2007)


  • Preliminary Event Summary of the August 4-10, 2007 Heat Wave
    An initial event summary including maps of maximum temperatures, heat index values and more is available. Details....
    (Release Date: August 12, 2007)


  • Update on the Goldsboro Severe Thunderstorm
    Report from the NWS survey team. Details....
    (Release Date: August 12, 2007)


  • The Hottest Weather of the Year Expected This Week
    Learn how to protect yourself with our Heat Awareness and Safety web page. Details....
    (Release Date: August 05, 2007)


  • Over 10 inches of Rain Produces Flash Flooding in Guilford County
    Nearly stationary thunderstorms across far northwestern Guildford County closed roads and threatened homes. Details....
    (Release Date: July 30, 2007)


  • June 2007 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: July 25, 2007)


  • Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) Web Page Updated
    The AHPS web page has new maps and easy access to river forecasts and rainfall data. Check it out....
    (Release Date: July 25, 2007)


  • Hot Weather Expected Thursday and Friday
    Some of the hottest temperatures of the summer are expected. Details....
    (Release Date: July 18, 2007)


  • Thunderstorms Produce Heavy Rain and Severe Weather Tuesday Night
    Rainfall Reports  |   Severe Weather Reports.
    (Release Date: July 18, 2007)


  • May 2007 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release Date: July 17, 2007)


  • Experimental Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook now available
    This product is updated at approximately 11:30 AM and 10:30 PM EDT. Learn more....
    (Release Date: July 17, 2007)


  • Summer Heat Arrives in Raleigh
    Visit our safety and awareness page for tips on handling the heat. Learn more....
    (Release Date: July 10, 2007)


  • New Advanced Hurricane Model to Help Forecasters
    Forecasters will now use the Hurricane Weather and Research Forecast Model (HWRF) to predict the track and strength of storms this hurricane season. Details....
    (Release Date: July 03, 2007)


  • Changes have been made to the watch and warning map below.
    The National Weather Service has enhanced the color scheme used in the maps to improve and expand communication of weather information. Details....
    (Release Date: June 28, 2007)


  • Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 24-30, 2007.
    The National Weather Service has enhanced the color scheme used in the maps to improve and expand communication of weather information. Learn More....
    (Release Date: June 20, 2007)


  • Drought Conditions Continue across much of North Carolina 
    Drought/Water Resources Statement(Updated Wednesday June 13)
    NC Drought Management Advisory Council  |   NOAA Drought Information Center 
    (Release date June 14, 2007)

  • Spring/Summer 2007 Issue of Changing Skies has been Released 
    Changing Skies is a newsletter from NWS Raleigh, that is published three to four times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners. Details....  
    (Release date June 5, 2007)

  • April 2007 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date June 4, 2007)

  • Drought Conditions Worsen across much of North Carolina
    Drought/Water Resources Statement (Updated Thursday May 25)
    NC Drought Management Advisory Council
    NOAA Drought Information Center  
    (Release date May 28, 2007)

  • Hurricane Awareness Week - Active Season Expected
    Hurricane Awareness Week is intended to inform the public of the hazards associated with hurricanes and to provide knowledge that can be used to take action.
    Hurricane Awareness Week Web Site   |  Tropical Cyclone Tutorial
    State of NC Emergency Preparedness Web Site   (www.readync.org)
    NOAA's 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook |  News Story  
    (Release date May 19, 2007)

  • 2007 Hurricane Awareness Tour Visits Elizabeth City, NC
    Details...  
    (Release date May 9, 2007)

  • March 2007 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date May 4, 2007)

  • New format for the Area Forecast Discussion product coming on May 9
    Details...  
    (Release date May 3, 2007)

  • Having Problems Viewing the Radar Loops ?
    Recommended Fix...  
    (Release date May 3, 2007)

  • April 30-May 4, 2007 is Air Quality Awareness Week
    Details... Air Quality Awareness Week Details  |   Air Quality Forecast Page  
    (Release date April 28, 2007)

  • NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour coming to Elizabeth City, NC, May 3rd, featuring tours of a NOAA Hurricane Hunter Aircraft. Open to the public.
    Details...  
    (Release date April 25, 2007)

  • NOAA Commemorates Earth Day with its Environmental Heroes Awards
    Details...  
    (Release date April 20, 2007)

  • Event Summary of the April 16, 2007 High Wind Event
    Details...  
    (Release date April 20, 2007)

  • Carolinas Coast Marine Web Portal Unveiled
    Carolinas Coast, a new experimental marine web portal providing marine observations, hazards and forecasts along the coasts of North and South Carolina, is now available. Details...  
    (Release date April 18, 2007)

  • Minimum Temperature Map from the April 6-10, 2007 Cold Outbreak
    Several record lows were set along with significant crop damage during a prolonged period of much below normal temperatures that impacted NC in early April. Map... (Release date April 12, 2007)

  • Case Study and Event Summary of the March 28, 2007 Severe Weather Event
    Several severe thunderstorms produced hail and some flash flooding across the northern Coastal Plain and the northern Piedmont on March 28, 2007. Details... (Release date April 4, 2007)

  • February 2007 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date March 28, 2007)

  • Anniversary of NC's Deadliest Tornado Outbreak
    The largest tornado outbreak to affect North Carolina in 100 years occurred on March 28, 1984. The outbreak produced 22 tornadoes that killed 42 people in NC. Details...  
    (Release date March 26, 2007)

  • New Climate Plots are Available
    New climate plots have been added to our web site. These plots contain temperature and precipitation data plotted over various time scales for Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, and Fayetteville. Record data is also plotted for Raleigh-Durham and Greensboro. Users can search for climate plots back to the year 2000. Climate plots are available for Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, and Fayetteville. Scroll down this page and links for the three stations are shown below the radar and satellite thumbnails.  
    (Release date March 26, 2007)

  • Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 19-23
    Across the nation, floods kill nearly 100 people and are responsible for damages of around $5.3 billion dollars each year. Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 19-23, focuses on the dangers of flooding and highlights ways to protect life and property. Discover what you can do to reduce the loss of life and property... Details...  
    (Release date March 16, 2007)

  • North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 11-17
    Statewide Tornado Drill is Scheduled for Wednesday, March 14 at 915 AM EDT
    This is the time of year to prepare for the threat of the upcoming severe weather season. Daily topics discussed during Severe Weather Awareness Week...
    Monday  |   Tuesday  |   Wednesday  |   Thursday  |   Friday
    Severe Weather Climatology for Central NC   PDF Format  |   Word Format  
    (Release date March 9, 2007)

  • January 2007 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date March 4, 2007)

  • Spring Skywarn Training Classes Announced
    03/03/07, 900AM - Basic Spotter Training - Durham
    03/15/07, 700PM - Basic Spotter Training - Wake Forest
    04/02/07, 700PM - Basic Spotter Training - Rocky-Mount
    04/19/07, 300PM & 700PM - Basic Spotter Training - Asheboro
    Schedule of all Classes |  Contact Information |  Skywarn Page 
    (Release date March 1, 2007)

  • El Niño Fading and La Niña May Soon Arrive
    NOAA Scientists noted that cooler-than-normal surface water temperatures have developed in the east-central equatorial Pacific, indicating a possible transition to La Niña conditions. Details... (Release date March 1, 2007)

  • NWS Instrumentation Observes Several Wild and Structure Fires on Thursday
    Dozens of wild and structure fires were reported across central and western NC on Thursday. A very dry airmass, strong gusty winds, and warm temperatures resulted in an environment favorable for adverse fire behavior. A case study is being composed for this event.
    Radar picture of smoke plumes   |   Satellite picture of hot spots from the fires
    (Release date February 23, 2007)

  • Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) Page Updated
    The Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) page has been updated to include data from dozens of new gages. Background maps for counties and cities have also been improved.
    (Release date February 20, 2007)

  • Global Average Temperature for January was the Highest on Record
    Details...
    (Release date February 20, 2007)

  • Case Study and Event Summary of the February 1, 2007 Winter Storm
    A winter storm brought accumulating snow along with some sleet, freezing rain, and rain to central NC on February 1, 2007. Details...
    (Release date February 6, 2007)

  • The Fujita Rating Scale for Tornadoes Has Been Improved
    News story...  |   Enhanced Fujita Scale Web site...
    (Release date February 6, 2007)

  • Second Winter Storm of the Season Strikes
    A storm system spread a mix of wintry precipitation across central NC on Thursday. Accumulations averaged around a half inch to an inch with some spots receiving up to 2 inches. Details...
    (Release date February 1, 2007)

  • December 2006 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release date January 28, 2007)

  • NOAA Has a Large Presence Across the Carolinas
    NOAA in the Carolinas Web site...
    (Release date January 28, 2007)

  • NWS Raleigh will Participate in Astronomy Days at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences on January 27 and 28
    Details...
    (Release date January 22, 2007)

  • NOAA Celebrates 200 Years of Service
    NOAA 200 Year Celebration Web Site...
    (Release date January 22, 2007)

  • First Winter Storm of the Season Arrives
    A fast moving storm system produced a mix of wintry precipitation across central NC on Thursday. A brief period of moderate snow was enough to produce short lived accumulations of 1/2 to 1 inch with localized higher amounts. Click on the image to the right, to enlarge. Accumulation map...
    (Release date January 18, 2007)

  • New Local Three Month Temperature Outlook
    The NWS has launched a new Local Three Month Temperature Outlook (L3MTO) product.
    Details...  |   The most recent Local Three Month Temperature Outlooks for central NC
    (Release date January 16, 2007)

  • NOAA Reports 2006 was the Warmest year on Record for the U.S.
    Seven months in 2006 were much warmer than average, including December, which ended as the fourth warmest December on record. Details...  |   2006 Annual Climate Review
    (Release date January 9, 2007)

  • NOAA Celebrates 200 Years of Service
    NOAA can trace it roots back to 1807 when President Thomas Jefferson created the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Several decades later, the Weather Bureau was founded in 1870.
    NOAA 200 Year Celebration Web Site...
    (Release date January 8, 2007)

  • Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Outlooks
    The CPC has a variety of products and outlooks available on its website. Details...
    (Release date January 5, 2007)

  • November 2006 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summary Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.
    (Release date January 5, 2007)

  • NOAA and the National Climatic Data Center Have Produced Several Summaries Detailing the Weather and Significant Weather Events of 2006
    Significant U.S. Events  |   Significant Global Events  |   Significant NC Events
    (Release date December 28, 2006)

  • Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004
    The role of NOAA  |   Timeline of events on December 26, 2004
    View a NOAA animation of the tsunami (QuickTime movie)  
    (Release date December 26, 2006)

  • Will There be a White Christmas
    Overview of the Probability of a White Christmas across NC
    Details on Christmas Weather in Recent Years in the Triangle Area
    Details on Christmas Weather in Recent Years in the Triad Area  
    (Release date December, 2006)

  • NWS Forecasts are now available in Spanish
    Details...  
    (Release date December 21, 2006)

  • New Surface Observation Location at Wadesboro (Anson County Airport)
    The Current Conditions page has been updated to include Wadesboro (KAFP).  
    (Release date December 15, 2006)

  • Coldest Temperatures of the Year in Many Locations On December 8th and 9th
    Low Temperature Map...  
    (Release date December 15, 2006)

  • Preliminary Case Study of the November 16, 2006 Severe Weather Event
    A preliminary event summary containing radar analysis, storm reports, radar and satellite loops, and more is now available. Details...  
    (Release date December 12, 2006)

  • December 3-9, 2006 is Winter Weather Awareness Week in NC
    Daily topics discussed during Winter Weather Awareness Week...
    Monday  |   Tuesday  |   Wednesday  |   Thursday  |   Friday  
    2006-2007 Winter Outlook ...
    Text  |   Power Point Narration  
    NWS Raleigh Newsletter ... Winter Edition  
    (Release date December 1, 2006)

  • Thanksgiving Week Nor'easter
    Precipitation Map  |   Maximum Wind Gust Map  
    (Release date November 27, 2006)

  • October 2006 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date November 27, 2006)

  • Winter 2006 Issue of Changing Skies has been Released
    Changing Skies is a newsletter from NWS Raleigh, that is published three times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners. Details....  
    (Release date November 22, 2006)

  • Winter Weather is on its Way
    The NWS Winter Weather Safety and Awareness Web Site provides a great deal of information for citizens to prepare for winter. Details...  
    (Release date November 22, 2006)

  • November can be an Active Time for Severe Weather and Tornadoes
    Some of the more significant tornado outbreaks to affect central NC...
    Event Summary of the 1998 NC Tornado Outbreak (March 20, 1998) 

    Event Summary of the 1992 NC Tornado Outbreak (November 22, 1992) 

    Event Summary of the 1988 Raleigh Tornado (November 28, 1988) 

    Case Study and Event Summary of the 1984 Carolina's Tornado Outbreak (March 28, 1984) 

     
    (Release date November 17, 2006)

  • Winter Weather Will Be Arriving Soon
    The NWS Winter Weather Safety and Awareness Web Site provides a great deal of information for citizens to prepare for winter. Details...  
    (Release date November 17, 2006)

  • NWS Seeks Comments on the Display of Warnings, Watches, Advisories, Statements and Other Information
    The National Weather Service seeks comments from the public regarding maps that display current watch, warning and other products in effect. Details...  
    (Release date November 16, 2006)

  • Major Outage of One of the NWS Web Servers
    The fiber optic cable connection to the Internet from the NWS Southern Region Web Server was cut Wednesday afternoon. This web server supplies data to NWS web sites throughout the country including some satellite and radar imagery on the NWS Raleigh page. Technicians are working to restore service as quickly as possible.  
    (Release date October 25, 2006)

  • Coldest Weather of the Season Expected During the Next Few Days
    Look back at the chilly temperatures on October 14 and 15, 2006...  
    (Release date October 23, 2006)

  • Saharan Dust Storms are Linked to Suppressed Hurricane Activity in the Atlantic
    Details...  
    (Release date October 20, 2006)

  • NWS Raleigh Hosts Open House for N.C. State Meteorology Students
    Details...  
    (Release date October 20, 2006)

  • Skywarn Spotter Training Sessions Available on Saturday, November 4th
    Basic and Advanced Spotter Training Sessions will be held in Research Triangle Park. Details...  
    (Release date October 12, 2006)

  • September 2006 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date October 12, 2006)

  • NOAA's Winter Outlook Released
    A weak to moderate strength El Niño combined with other long term trends should result in winter with seasonable temperatures with slightly greater than normal precipitation across central North Carolina. Details...  
    (Release date October 10, 2006)

  • Event Summary of the September 24, 2006 Severe Thunderstorm Event
    An isolated super cell moved across northern portions of N.C. on September 24, 2006 producing wind damage and reports of large hail. Details...  
    (Release date October 3, 2006)

  • Skywarn Spotter Training Sessions Available on Saturday, November 4th
    The CISCO Systems Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring Basic and Advanced Spotter Training Sessions on November 4th in Research Triangle Park. Registration is required. Details...  
    (Release date September 26, 2006)

  • August 2006 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date September 20, 2006)

  • The United States Has Second Warmest Summer on Record
    The summer of 2006 was the second warmest June-to-August period in the continental U.S. since records began in 1895 and it was the warmest January - August period ever. Details...  
    (Release date September 18, 2006)

  • Significant Rain Falls across Portions of Central NC on Wednesday and Thursday
    Details...  
    (Release date September 14, 2006)

  • El Niño Makes a Rapid Comeback
    NOAA Scientists report that ocean temperatures have increased remarkably in the equatorial Pacific during the last two weeks and that El Niño conditions have developed. Details...  
    (Release date September 13, 2006)

  • Tropical Storm Ernesto Event Summary Has Been Updated
    The summary includes radar imagery, storm tracks, maps of precipitation and maximum wind gusts, a discussion of precipitation distribution, and other information. Details...  
    (Release date September 11, 2006)

  • Tropical Storm Ernesto Preliminary Event Summary
    A preliminary Event Summary including radar imagery, storm tracks, maps of precipitation and maximum wind gusts, as well as other information is available. Details...  
    (Release date September 4, 2006)

  • 10 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Fran
    Take a look back at one of the most destructive hurricanes in NC history. Details...  
    (Release date September 4, 2006)

  • Ernesto Information
    Initial storm report for central NC including maximum wind gusts & rainfall totals
    Final advisory including rainfall totals across the Southeast and Mid Atlantic  
    (Release date September 4, 2006)

  • NOAA Continues to Predict an Above Normal Hurricane Season
    With the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season upon us, experts from NOAA are reiterating their prediction for an above-normal number of storms. Details...  
    (Release date August 30, 2006)

  • Weak El Niño Conditions to Appear During Winter
    Weak El Niño conditions may appear by year's end, impacting this winter's weather but arriving too late to have an impact on the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season. Details...  
    (Release date August 23, 2006)

  • Emergency Preparedness Event with the Winston-Salem Warthogs on August 27
    Details...  
    (Release date August 18, 2006)

  • July 2006 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date August 15, 2006)

  • Johnston County is StormReady
    Johnston County has been certified as a "StormReady Community" by NOAA's National Weather Service. The StormReady program encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and public awareness. Details...  
    (Release date August 14, 2006)

  • Summer 2006 Issue of Changing Skies Released
    The Summer 2006 Issue of Changing Skies has been released. Changing Skies is a newsletter from NWS Raleigh, that is published three times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners. Details....  
    (Release date August 14, 2006)

  • Photo Gallery Has Been Updated
    The NWS Raleigh photo gallery has been updated with various photographs of thunderstorms across central North Carolina during the past couple of months. NWS Raleigh Photo Gallery.  
    (Release date August 10, 2006)

  • Upcoming Skywarn Training Classes Announced
    08/08/2006, 600 PM - NC's Next Hurricane Disaster - Pinehurst (Sandhills Community College)
    08/09/2006, 700 PM - Basic Spotter Training - Sanford (Council Chambers, 225 Weatherspoon St)
    08/10/2006, 700 PM - Basic Spotter Training - Thomasville (Fire Department)
    08/11/2006, 1000 AM - Basic Spotter Training - Sanford
    Schedule of all Classes |  Contact Information |  Skywarn Page  
    (Release date August 7, 2006)

  • Hot Weather to Persist Through the End of the Week
    Temperatures are expected to reach the mid 90s to around 100 degrees with heat indices possibly exceeding 105 degrees. The hot and stagnant airmass is also resulting in poor air quality.
    Air Quality Web Page
    Heat Awareness & Safety Web Page
    Hourly Temperature and Heat Index Forecasts (Select "Hourly Weather Graph" from the drop down menu in the upper left and click on the desired location on the map)  
    (Release date July 31, 2006)

  • NOAAWatch Web Portal Offers Information On Ongoing Environmental Events
    The NOAAWatch Web site offers information about ongoing environmental events, and explains the role of NOAA in prediction, monitoring, warning, and recovery from environmental hazards. It provides public access to current information on a number of environmental threats ranging from hurricanes and tropical storms, to tsunamis, to volcanic ash advisories, and more. Details...  
    (Release date July 24, 2006)

  • First Half of the Year was the Warmest on Record for the US
    The average temperature for the continental United States from January through June 2006 was the warmest first half of any year since records began in 1895. Details...  
    (Release date July 17, 2006)

  • June 2006 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date July 16, 2006)

  • Experimental Graphical GFS MOS Guidance Debuts
    Experimental Graphical GFS MOS Guidance, an experimental product of the National Digital Guidance Database has been added to the NWS Raleigh MOS page.  
    (Release date July 11, 2006)

  • Photo Gallery Has Been Updated
    The NWS Raleigh photo gallery has been updated with photographs of funnel clouds, flooding from Alberto, along with hail and wind damage. NWS Raleigh Photo Gallery.  
    (Release date July 3, 2006)

  • Wettest June on Record at Raleigh and Greensboro
    Raleigh received 10.45 inches of rain during June, this breaks the old record of 10.44 inches set in 1889. Greensboro reported 10.50 inches of rain during June which breaks the old record of 9.53 inches set in 1995.   Raleigh Summary  |   Greensboro Summary  
    (Release date June 28, 2006)

  • May 2006 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date June 26, 2006)

  • It's Going to be Hot for the Next Few Days
    Cool off by viewing the current weather at the South Pole or visit NWS Raleigh's Heat Awareness and Safety Web Page.  
    (Release date June 20, 2006)

  • Preliminary Event Summary of the June 14 Flash Flood Event
    A preliminary event summary containing precipitation maps, radar and satellite loops, flooding pictures & video along with Crabtree Creek information is now available.
    Details...  
    (Release date June 19, 2006)

  • Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 18 - 24, 2006
    This week the nation will celebrate its fourth annual National Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Details...  
    (Release date June 18, 2006)

  • NC Sea Grant Symposium on June 20 Will Mark Its 30th Anniversary
    Details...  
    (Release date June 15, 2006)

  • Free Hurricane Expo on June 17 at Triangle Town Center
    Details...  
    (Release date June 13, 2006)

  • Preliminary Event Summary of the June 11, 2006 Severe Weather Event
    Numerous severe thunderstorms marched across central North Carolina on June 11th. Details...  
    (Release date June 12, 2006)

  • Break The Grip of The Rip - Rip Current Awareness Week June 4-10, 2006
    Details...  
    (Release date June 5, 2006)

  • The Next in the Series of NOAA's Geostationary Satellites Was Recently Launched from Cape Canaveral, It Will Be Renamed GOES-13
    Details...  
    (Release date May 30, 2006)

  • NOAA Celebrates 50-years of Hurricane Research
    Details...  
    (Release date May 25, 2006)

  • May 21st through 27th is Hurricane Awareness Week
    Hurricane Awareness Week is intended to inform the public of the hazards associated with hurricanes and to provide knowledge that can be used to take action.
    Hurricane Awareness Week Web Site |  Tropical Cyclone Tutorial
    NOAA's 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook |  News Story  
    (Release date May 19, 2006)

  • May 21st through 27th is Hurricane Awareness Week
    Hurricane Awareness Week is intended to inform the public of the hazards associated with hurricanes and to provide knowledge that can be used to take action.
    Hurricane Awareness Week Web Site |  Tropical Cyclone Tutorial  
    (Release date May 19, 2006)

  • April 2006 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date May 18, 2006)

  • May 21st through 27th is Hurricane Awareness Week
    Hurricane Awareness Week is intended to inform the public of the hazards associated with hurricanes and to provide knowledge that can be used to take action.
    Hurricane Awareness Week Web Site |  Tropical Cyclone Tutorial  
    (Release date May 18, 2006)

  • Event Summary of the May 14, 2006 Severe Weather and Tornado Event
    An event summary of the widespread severe weather is now available. Widespread reports of large and accumulating hail along with one confirmed tornado touchdown were associated with this event. Details...  
    (Release date May 15, 2006)

  • Air Quality Awareness Week is May 15 - 19, 2006
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration urge Americans to "Be Air Aware" during Air Quality Awareness Week. Details....  
    (Release date May 15, 2006)

  • Rainfall Totals from Late Saturday Night through Early Monday Morning
    A table of rainfall totals from the storm system that brought rain to the area from late Saturday night through Monday morning is now available. Details....  
    (Release date May 8, 2006)

  • Upcoming Skywarn Training Classes
    05/13/2006, 1000 AM - 300 PM - Apex Hurricane Fair - Apex
    05/17/2006, 300 PM & 700 PM - Basic Spotter Training - Smithfield
    05/18/2006, 700 PM - Basic Spotter Training - Ferrington Village
    Schedule of all Classes |  Contact Information |  Skywarn Page  
    (Release date May 8, 2006)

  • Air Quality Forecasts Now Available for this Warm Season
    Air Quality Forecasts produced by the North Carolina Division of Air Quality and the Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Department are now available on the Air Quality Forecast Page.  
    (Release date May 1, 2006)

  • Rainfall Totals from Tuesday Morning Through Thursday Afternoon
    A table of rainfall totals from the rain that fell from Tuesday morning through Thursday afternoon across central North Carolina is now available. Details....  
    (Release date April 28, 2006)

  • New Experimental National Precipitation Graphics Suite
    Data from standard rain gages is combined with hourly precipitation estimates from Doppler Radar to derive multisensor precipitation estimates. Precipitation estimates are available in graphical, GIS and NetCDF formats. The suite of graphics includes precipitation for the last day, last 7-days, last 14-days, month-to-date and year-to-date along with archived data. Details...  
    (Release date April 28, 2006)

  • March 2006 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date April 25, 2006)

  • Event Summary of the April 17, 2006 Severe Weather Event
    Severe thunderstorms swept across central North Carolina during the afternoon of April 17, 2006 producing wind damage across more than 20 counties. Details...  
    (Release date April 18, 2006)

  • April 22nd is Earth Day
    Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains we have made and create new visions to accelerate environmental progress. Details...  
    (Release date April 18, 2006)

  • Drought Conditions Continue to Worsen across Central North Carolina
    NC Drought Management Advisory Council
    NOAA Drought Information Center
    Dry Weather Expected to Continue...
    Details...  
    (Release date April 13, 2006)

  • Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan, and Wilma Retired from List of Hurricane Names
    Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan and Wilma, all from the historic 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, were "retired" by an international hurricane committee. Details...  
    (Release date April 7, 2006)

  • Preliminary Event Summary of the April 3, 2006 Severe Weather Event
    Several rounds of severe thunderstorms marched across central North Carolina on Monday, April 3rd. Details...  
    (Release date April 4, 2006)

  • Drought Conditions Worsen across Central North Carolina
    NC Drought Management Advisory Council
    NOAA Drought Information Center
    Dry Weather Expected to Continue...
    Details...  
    (Release date April 3, 2006)

  • Raleigh Radar to Undergo Hardware and Software Upgrades April 3 to April 7
    Details...  
    (Release date March 31, 2006)

  • Anniversary of NC's Deadliest Tornado Outbreak
    The largest and most devastating tornado outbreak to affect North Carolina in 100 years occurred on March 28, 1984. The outbreak produced 22 tornadoes that killed 42 people in North Carolina with Tornadoes reported in several counties including Scotland, Cumberland, Sampson, Wayne and Nash. Details...  
    (Release date March 26, 2006)

  • Some Much Needed Rain on the Way
    A storm system will bring some much needed rain to central North Carolina through Tuesday night with rainfall amounts ranging from around a half inch to an inch. Meanwhile much of central North Carolina is experiencing Moderate Drought conditions Details....  
    (Release date March 22, 2006)

  • February 2006 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date March 21, 2006)

  • Flood Safety Awareness Week is March 20-24
    National Flood Safety Awareness Week is intended to highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save life and property. Details...  
    (Release date March 20, 2006)

  • North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 12-18, 2006
    Statewide Tornado Drill is Scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 at 915 AM EST
    This is the time of year to prepare for the threat of the upcoming severe weather season. Daily topics discussed during Severe Weather Awareness Week...
    Monday  |   Tuesday  |   Wednesday  |   Thursday  |   Friday
    Severe Weather Climatology for Central NC   PDF Format  |   Word Format
    Central North Carolina Severe Weather Safety Presentation  Powerpoint
    (Release date March 10, 2006)

  • Spring 2006 Issue of Changing Skies
    The Spring 2006 Issue of Changing Skies has been released. Details....  
    (Release date March 7, 2006)

  • Tillery Hydroelectric Plant Celebrates 75 Years of Service
    The Hydroelectric Plant at Tillery has been a member of the NWS Cooperative Observer Network for 75 years. Details...  
    (Release date March 6, 2006)

  • Drought Conditions Continue to Expand
    Dry weather during January and February should continue into early March across much of NC with abnormally already present across nearly all of NC.
    NC Drought Management Advisory Council  
    (Release date February 28, 2006)

  • NOAA's Spring Outlook Calls for Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation across the Carolinas
    Details...  
    (Release date February 27, 2006)

  • Web Page Radar Interface Upgraded
    The radar display now uses the RIDGE interface which allows radar imagery to be combined with geospatial elements such as topography maps, interstate highways, rivers and NWS warnings.
    NWS Raleigh Radar Data  |  More Info on the RIDGE Radar Interface  
    (Release date February 23, 2006)

  • Moderate Drought Conditions Return
    Significant precipitation during December 2005 has given way to a dry January & February 2006. On Thursday, the U.S. Drought Monitor upgraded portions of central NC to a moderate drought.
    NC Drought Management Advisory Council  
    (Release date February 23, 2006)

  • Dramatic Return to Winter this Weekend
    A dramatically colder air mass will invade North Carolina over the weekend. At the same time, a series of weather disturbances will bring a chance of wintry precipitation to portions of central North Carolina on Saturday and Monday.  Special Weather Statement |  Weather Story  
    (Release date February 17, 2006)

  • January 2006 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date February 15, 2006)

  • Storm Drops Snow across Western NC
    The snowstorm that dropped up to two feet of snow across portions of the Northeast dropped over a foot of snow across several locations in the mountains of NC this weekend and at least a few flurries to the Piedmont. Accumulation Map...  
    (Release date February 15, 2006)

  • NOAA Reports the Warmest January on Record
    The United States had its warmest January on record, with an average temperature 8.5 degrees F (4.7 degrees C) above the 110 year average, according to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center. Details...  
    (Release date February 9, 2006)

  • February 2nd is Groundhog Day
    The National Climatic Data Center has a variety of information about Groundhog Day including some background on Groundhog Day, Groundhog Folklore, and a comparison of Punxsutawney Phil Versus the U.S. National Temperature. Details...
    Raleigh has its own Groundhog, Sir Walter Wally. Details...  
    (Release date February 2, 2006)

  • New Enhanced Fujita Scale to Rate Tornadoes
    The new Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF) will rate tornadoes on a scale from zero to five, but ranges in wind speed will be more accurate with the improved rating scale. The new EF Scale should be fully implemented by February 2007.
    News Story  |   EF Overview  |   EF Website  
    (Release date February 2, 2006)

  • NOAA Updates its List of Billion Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters
    Since 1980, the U.S. has endured 67 weather-related disasters, with damages at or exceeding $1 billion at the time of the event. North Carolina ranks among the states with the most frequent, billion dollar weather disasters. Details...  
    (Release date January 27, 2006)

  • Understanding Winter Weather in Central NC
    Presentation in Asheboro at the Randolph Community College on Thursday, January 26.
    Schedule of all Skywarn Presentations and Classes  
    (Release date January 24, 2006)

  • December 2005 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date January 20, 2006)

  • NOAA Predicts a Weak La Niña
    Weak La Niña conditions are predicted in the tropical Pacific just in time for spring, but NOAA scientists stress it is too early to know how this could affect springtime and summertime weather patterns in the United States. Details...  
    (Release date January 20, 2006)

  • Anniversary of the Crippling January 19, 2005 Snowfall
    New picture taken by Mike Shumate on Wednesday (January 11, 2005) A snowfall of an inch or less in the Triangle area resulted in vehicular gridlock on most major roadways and it forced several thousand school children to spend the night at school because school buses could not get them home safely. Details...  
    (Release date January 17, 2006)

  • Photo Gallery Has Been Updated
    New picture taken by Mike Shumate on Wednesday (January 11, 2005) show mammatus clouds on the backside of thunderstorms that were located over Durham and Wake counties as viewed from Hillsborough. NWS Raleigh Photo Gallery.  
    (Release date January 12, 2006)

  • Preliminary Report on Hurricane Katrina
    The National Hurricane Center's Tropical Cyclone Reports contain comprehensive information on each tropical cyclone, including synoptic history, meteorological statistics, casualties and damages, and the post-analysis best track positions and intensities.   Report on Hurricane Katrina  |   Other Tropical Cyclone Reports.  
    (Release date January 9, 2006)

  • NOAA and the National Climatic Data Center Have Produced Several Summaries Detailing the Weather and Significant Weather Events of 2005
    Significant U.S. Events  |   Significant Global Events  |   Significant NC Events
    (Release date January 3, 2006)

  • The NDFD is a seamless mosaic of official NWS digital forecasts that provides high resolution forecast data across the nation. The database contains information for a variety of weather elements.   Details...  |   Forecast Database
    (Release date December 27, 2005)

  • Probability of a White Christmas and the Weather on Christmas in Recent Years
    Overview of the Probability of a White Christmas across NC
    Details on Christmas Weather in Recent Years in the Triangle Area
    Details on Christmas Weather in Recent Years in the Triad Area  
    (Release date December 19, 2005)

  • November 2005 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date December 18, 2005)

  • First Significant Winter Storm of the Season Strikes Central NC
    A winter storm dropped a glaze of ice across portions of central North Carolina on Thursday, December 15, 2005.  Accumulation Map  
    (Release date December 16, 2005)

  • National Hurricane Center Reviews the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season
    Details....  
    (Release date December 12, 2005)

  • Drought Conditions Easing Somewhat
    Central NC has received significant rain during the past several weeks but reservoir levels and the water table have been slow to respond.
    Falls Lake Elevation and Precipitation since January 1, 2005.  
    (Release date December 7, 2005)

  • Winter Weather Awareness Week
    This is the time of year to prepare for the threat of the upcoming winter weather season. Daily topics discussed this Week...
    Monday  |   Tuesday  |   Wednesday  |   Thursday  |   Friday    
    (Release date December 5, 2005)

  • Much Needed Rain Falls but Drought Conditions Continue
    Central NC received 2 to 4 inches of rain during the past two weeks. This has resulted in some minor improvements in short term drought conditions although much more rain is needed. Conditions at Falls Lake, which provides Raleigh's drinking water, tell the story.
    Falls Lake Elevation and Precipitation since January 1, 2005.  
    (Release date December 1, 2005)

  • Anniversary of the Raleigh Tornado
    Monday was the anniversary of the Raleigh Tornado which touched down on November 28, 1988. It killed 4 people and injured 157 other residents. Details...  
    (Release date November 28, 2005)

  • NWS Fire Weather Services Program Survey
    The NWS Fire Weather Services Program is conducting a survey to evaluate user satisfaction and to determine how to better serve its users. Please help us by completing this short web based survey. Comments will be collected through December 12th.  
    (Release date November 28, 2005)

  • Much Needed Rain Falls over central North Carolina on November 20-22, 2005
    Details... 
    (Release date November 23, 2005)

  • NOAA Issues Final Winter Outlook
    Details... 
    (Release date November 18, 2005)

  • Much Needed Rain Falls but Not Nearly Enough
    A cold front swept across NC on Wednesday evening with showers and a few thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts generally ranged between 0.10 to 0.25 inches but some locations from Raleigh east and northeast received a half inch or more. Rainfall Map...  
    (Release date November 17, 2005)

  • October 2005 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date November 17, 2005)

  • Winter 2005 Issue of Changing Skies Released
    The Winter 2005 Issue of Changing Skies has been released. Changing Skies is a newsletter from NWS Raleigh, that is published three times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, spotters, and other partners. Details....  
    (Release date November 16, 2005)

  • New Experimental National Precipitation Graphics Suite
    Data from standard rain gages is combined with hourly precipitation estimates from Doppler Radar to derive multisensor precipitation estimates. Precipitation estimates are available in graphical, GIS and NetCDF formats. The suite of graphics includes precipitation for the last day, last 7-days, last 14-days, month-to-date and year-to-date along with archived data. Details...  
    (Release date November 15, 2005)

  • The U.S. Drought Monitor upgraded portions of central NC to a severe drought
    Drought/Water Resources Statement...
    NC Drought Management Advisory Council  
    (Release date November 2, 2005)

  • Coldest Temperatures of the Season Observed Sunday Morning
    Central North Carolina experienced low temperatures in the mid 20s to lower 30s on Sunday morning marking the coldest temperatures of the season for most locations. Map...  
    (Release date November 2, 2005)

  • Chilly Temperatures on Thursday Morning
    A cold Canadian airmass brought some of the coldest air of the season to central North Carolina on Thursday morning. Frost was reported in parts of the Triangle and Triad.
    Thursday Morning Low Temperature Map |  Average Fall Freeze Map.  
    (Release date October 27, 2005)

  • National Weather Service Raleigh Student Intern Program with NC State Meteorology Students Featured in American Metrological Society Article
    Details....  
    (Release date October 27, 2005)

  • That Chill in the Air Means that Frost Isn't Far Away
    The average date of the first Fall freeze in central North Carolina ranges from around the 20th of October to the 5th of November...First Fall Freeze Map.  
    (Release date October 25, 2005)

  • September 2005 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date October 20, 2005)

  • NOAA Releases Winter Outlook
    NOAA forecasters are expecting near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation this winter across the Carolinas. Since the role of La Niña and El Niño/Southern Oscillation is lacking, other short-term climate factors will likely determine the overall winter pattern. Under these conditions, there tends to be more variability in the winter weather pattern. Details....  
    (Release date October 14, 2005)

  • The 2005 Hurricane Season is now the Second Busiest on Record
    This year's hurricane season became the second busiest on record with 20 named storms including "Vince" which developed this past weekend. Wilma is the next and final name on the 2005 list. Any tropical storms and hurricanes that form after Wilma will be named using the Greek alphabet: Alpha, Beta, Gamma and so forth. Details...  
    (Release date October 11, 2005)

  • Significant Rain Falls across North Carolina
    Up to 13 inches of rain fell across portions of NC from Wednesday through Saturday with an average of 2 to 4 inches falling across central NC. Rainfall Map.  
    (Release date October 11, 2005)

  • Looking for Preliminary Daily Climate Summaries - F6 - LCD Data ?
    The F6's/LCD's are available at ... http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/lcd/.  
    (Release date October 03, 2005)

  • A Look Back at the June-August Summer Season across the USA
    The June-August summer season was the tenth warmest on record for the contiguous U.S., while precipitation was above average. Global temperatures were second highest on record for the boreal summer, which runs from June 1 through August 31. Twelve named tropical systems formed in the Atlantic by the end of August, including Hurricane Katrina, which was among the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S.. Details...  
    (Release date September 30, 2005)

  • Improvements & Changes to the NWS Raleigh Climate Web Page
    Information on the Raleigh Climate Web Page will be arranged in a tab format that will include observed weather, climate prediction, climate resources, local information, and astronomical data. A transition document is available to show users where information was formerly located and where that information is located on the new climate web page.  
    (Release date September 26, 2005)

  • Update on Drought Conditions
    Details...  
    (Release date September 23, 2005)

  • Information on Hurricane Ophelia
    Maximum Wind Gust Map  |   Precipitation Map
    NC Emergency Management Aerial Photos of Ophelia Damage
    Hurricane Research Division Materials  
    (Release date September 19, 2005)

  • "Hurricanes! North Carolina's Menace" at the Raleigh City Museum
    Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jeff Orrock will discuss the great storms that have wreaked havoc on North Carolina and explain why they are a constant threat to our state. Presented this Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 PM, at the Raleigh City Museum.  
    (Release date September 13, 2005)

  • Dramatic Images of Hurricane Katrina Damage
    NOAA has released airborne digital imagery of Katrina damage   Imagery...
    NASA has released numerous satellite images of Katrina and its aftermath.   Imagery...
    NOAA GOES-12 satellite images of Katrina.   Imagery...
    Photos taken from inside the eye of Hurricane Katrina on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, during a NOAA P-3 hurricane hunter flight while the storm was a category five hurricane. Imagery...  
    (Release date September 12, 2005)

  • AHPS Page Has Been Updated and Improved
    The Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) web page has been upgraded to release 2.0. Raleigh AHPS Web Page  
    (Release date September 8, 2005)

  • Hurricane Katrina Recovery Information from www.firstgov.gov
    Links to information on finding loved ones, how to help, and more. Details  
    (Release date September 2, 2005)

  • Dramatic NOAA Images of Hurricane Katrina Damage
    The NOAA Remote Sensing Division has released airborne digital imagery of the damage and impact resulting from Hurricane Katrina.    Background |  Imagery  
    (Release date September 2, 2005)

  • NOAA Mobilizing Resources to Aid in Recovery from Hurricane Katrina
    NOAA quickly mobilized a wide-range of its resources immediately following Hurricane Katrinas landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast. NOAA ships, planes and many experts are helping to assess the damage caused by the powerful storm that is responsible for widespread destruction and loss of life. Details...  
    (Release date August 30, 2005)

  • National Preparedness Month Begins on Thursday September 1, 2005
    September is National Preparedness Month 2005, a nationwide effort to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools.  
    (Release date August 25, 2005)

  • "Ready North Carolina" preparedness fair on Thursday September 1, 2005
    The State of North Carolina will hold a "Ready North Carolina" preparedness fair on Thursday, September 1, 2005, at the Bicentennial Mall across from the State Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM. Details...  
    (Release date August 25, 2005)

  • Cooler and More Seasonable Weather Expected Later This Week
    Temperatures are expected to drop to near seasonal or normal ranges on Tuesday and continue through the end of the work week across central North Carolina. Highs are expected to range in the mid and upper 80s with lows in the mid 60s to around 70.  
    (Release date August 22, 2005)

  • Six New Hurricane Buoys Are Ready for the Peak of the Hurricane Season
    The buoys are designed to enhance hurricane monitoring and forecasting and have been deployed to key locations in the Atlantic basin.
    Details... |  Western Caribbean Buoys |  Eastern Caribbean Buoys 
    (Release date August 22, 2005)

  • NC Ranks Second to FL in the Number of Lightning Related Deaths
    The varied topography of the state ranging from inviting beaches to some of the highest elevations in the eastern United States result in more people outside who are at a greater risk of being struck by lightning than persons in more sheltered areas.
    Lightning Safety Awareness Web Site - Learn how to protect yourself
    Lightning in the Southeastern United States - Statistics & Research 
    (Release date August 16, 2005)

  • Too Hot Out There ?
    Cool off by viewing the current weather at the South Pole or visit NWS Raleigh's Heat Awareness and Safety Web Page for information on how to "Beat the Heat". 
    (Release date August 16, 2005)

  • NOAA Hurricane Researches Geared Up for Another Busy Season
    Although it is impossible to prevent hurricanes, advances by the NOAA Hurricane Research Division and its partners are making it easier for coastal residents to properly prepare for and survive the annual Atlantic hurricane season. Details...
    (Release date August 8, 2005)

  • Photo Gallery Has Been Updated
    Several pictures taken by Mike Shumate on Sunday evening (August 8, 2005), showing a very chaotic sky and a thunderstorm have been added to the NWS Raleigh Photo Gallery.  
    (Release date August 8, 2005)

  • Boone, NC Added to Bufkit Dataset
    NWS Raleigh, NC is now generating Bufkit data from the RUC and NAM models for Boone, NC (KTNB). NWS RAH Bufkit Page
    (Release date August 5, 2005)

  • NOAA Raises The 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook
    NOAA today increased the number of storms in its 2005 hurricane season outlook. This season is likely to yield 18 to 21 tropical storms, with nine to 11 becoming hurricanes, including five to seven major hurricanes. Details...
    (Release date August 2, 2005)

  • How Hot Did it Get during the Recent Heat Wave ?
    Details...
    (Release date August 1, 2005)

  • Event Summary of the July 21, 2005 Severe Weather Event
    On Thursday, July 21st, two strong thunderstorms merged over northern Edgecombe County near the town of Leggett. The resulting severe thunderstorm produced damaging winds of up to 80 MPH that damaged and destroyed several mobile homes. Details... 
    (Release date July 27, 2005)

  • Summer 2005 Issue of Changing Skies released
    Changing Skies is the new newsletter from NWS Raleigh, that is published three times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners. 
    (Release date July 26, 2005)

  • June 2005 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date July 26, 2005)

  • Record Breaking Heat in the Forecast
    Temperatures are expected to reach or exceed record levels during the next several days across much of central North Carolina.
    Details...
    Heat Awareness & Safety Web Page
    Hourly Temperature and Heat Index Forecasts (Select "Hourly Weather Graph" from the drop down menu in the upper left and click on the desired location on the map)
    (Release date July 25, 2005)

  • Preliminary Case Study and Event Summary of Tropical Storm Cindy
    A summary of the event and its impact across central North Carolina is available. Details...
    (Release date July 29, 2005)

  • NOAA Captures Aerial Images of Destruction From Hurricane Dennis
    NOAA has posted online more than 600 aerial images of the USA Gulf Coast regions struck by Hurricane Dennis last Sunday. Details...
    Images of Hurricane Dennis
    (Release date July 15, 2005)

  • Experimental RIDGE Radar Display
    RIDGE (Radar Integrated Display with Geospatial Elements) allows radar imagery to be combined with geospatial elements such as topography maps, interstate highways, and rivers. RIDGE also adds the ability to overlay polygon warnings (which outline the locations where a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning is in effect) issued by the National Weather Service.
    Experimental Raleigh (RAX) RIDGE Radar | National RIDGE Radar Sites
    View the Product Description Document (PDF)  
    (Release date July 6, 2005)

  • May 2005 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date June 24, 2005)

  • Lightning Safety Awareness Week: June 19-25, 2005
    Lightning Safety Awareness Week: June 19-25, 2005 has information concerning lightning safety, history, handouts, teacher tools, etc. Also take a look at the national Lightning Awareness Week Schedule for fact sheets and online videos.  
    (Release date June 18, 2005)

  • Experimental RIDGE Radar Display
    RIDGE (Radar Integrated Display with Geospatial Elements) allows radar imagery to be combined with geospatial elements such as topography maps, interstate highways, and rivers. RIDGE also adds the ability to overlay polygon warnings (which outline the locations where a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning is in effect) issued by the National Weather Service.
    Experimental Raleigh (RAX) RIDGE Radar | National RIDGE Radar Sites
    View the Product Description Document (PDF)  
    (Release date June 14, 2005)

  • New Point and Click Forecast Map
    The forecast map below has been updated and improved. The forecasts are dynamically created from gridded forecast fields available in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) which is prepared by NWS Meteorologists. Carefully click on a location in the map below and a specific forecast for that point will be created. Once there, check out the additional forecast options in the lower right hand portion of the page (some examples of these options for Raleigh include... Grid Point Forecast |  Hourly Weather Chart |  Printable Forecast |  Text Only Forecast )  
    (Release date June 8, 2005)

  • NOAA Releases 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook
    NOAA's prediction for the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season is for 12 to 15 tropical storms, with seven to nine becoming hurricanes, of which three to five could become major hurricanes.
    NOAA News Story  |   Text of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook 
    (Release date June 1, 2005)

  • NOAA honors North Carolina's Danny Hampton with the Mark Trail Award
    NOAA press release in Microsoft Word Format
    (Release date May 26, 2005)

  • April 2005 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date May 18, 2005)

  • May 15th through 21st is Hurricane Awareness Week
    Hurricane Awareness Week is intended to inform the public of the hazards associated with hurricanes and to provide knowledge that can be used to take action. This information can be used to save lives at work, home, while on the road, or on the water.
    Hurricane Awareness Week Web Site |  Tropical Cyclone Tutorial

    Daily Topics Discussed During Hurricane Awareness Week...
    Sunday |  Monday |  Tuesday |  Wednesday |  Thursday |  Friday |  Saturday

    Look Back at Some of the Tropical Cyclones that Impacted NC During 2004...
    Hurricane Alex |  Hurricane Charley |  Hurricane Gaston
    Hurricane Frances |  Hurricane Ivan |  Hurricane Jeanne  
    (Release date May 13, 2005)

  • Improvements to the Tarboro NWR Station
    The Tarboro NOAA Weather Radio station, WXL-59, serving the northern Coastal Plain will be undergoing improvements during the week of May 9th. Improvements in broadcast quality and coverage area will result from the relocation of the transmitter as well as the installation of new equipment. Details....  
    (Release date May 06, 2005)

  • Air Quality Forecasts Now Available
    Air Quality Forecasts produced by the North Carolina Division of Air Quality and the Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Department are now available on the Air Quality Forecast Page. The Air Quality Forecast will be available as a Text Product (AEUS72 KRAH or RDUAQIRAH) through the NOAA Weather Wire, on our Web Site, and on NOAA Weather Radio.  
    (Release date May 4, 2005)

  • Hurricane Hunter Tour to Visit 5 East Coast Cities
    With the start of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season just a few weeks away, NOAA National Hurricane Center forecasters will join the aircrew from a "hurricane hunter" aircraft on a mission to increase hurricane awareness and encourage preparedness in vulnerable coastal and inland communities of the East Coast. Details....  
    (Release date May 02, 2005)

  • New Point and Click Forecast Map
    The forecast map below has been updated and improved. The forecasts are dynamically created from gridded forecast fields available in the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) which is prepared by NWS Meteorologists. Carefully click on a location in the map below and a specific forecast for that point will be created. Once there, check out the additional forecast options in the lower right hand portion of the page (some examples of these options for Raleigh include... Grid Point Forecast |  Hourly Weather Chart |  Printable Forecast |  Text Only Forecast )  
    (Release date April 26, 2005)

  • Web Site Customer Service Satisfaction Survey
    Please rate your level of satisfaction with various aspects of the NWS Raleigh, NC web site. Your opinions and comments are important to us. Click here for the survey.  
    (Release date April 20, 2005)

  • Friday, April 22, 2005 is the 35th anniversary of the first Earth Day
    Details available at...www.earthday.gov  
    (Release date April 18, 2005)

  • March 2005 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date April 18, 2005)

  • Spring Skywarn Training Classes Announced
    04/13/2005, 7-900PM - Advanced Spotter Training - Nashville
    04/14/2005, 7-900PM - Basic Spotter Training & Lightning - Carthage
    04/17/2005, 12-200PM - Basic Spotter Training & Lightning - Raleigh
    04/18/2005, 10-1100AM - Basic Spotter Training & Lightning- Fayetteville
    Schedule of all Classes |  Contact Information |  Skywarn Page 
    (Release date April 12, 2005)

  • Looking for an old "Top News of the Day" story ?
    Old "Top News of the Day" stories and links are stored in the "Top News of the Day" Archive.  
    (Release date April 8, 2005)

  • Spring Skywarn Training Classes Announced
    04/05/2005, 700 - 900 PM - Basic Spotter Training & Lightning - Fayetteville
    04/14/2005, 700 - 900 PM - Basic Spotter Training & Lightning - Carthage
    Schedule of all Classes |  Contact Information |  Skywarn Page 
    (Release date April 4, 2005)

  • Strong Winds Move across Central NC this Weekend
    Wind gusts of 35 to 45 MPH were common across central North Carolina this past weekend with gusts up to 70 MPH reported in the mountains. Details...  
    (Release date April 4, 2005)

  • Spring Freeze Information
    Central North Carolina typically receives its last freeze of the winter season during the first two Weeks of April. Details...  
    (Release date April 1, 2005)

  • No April Fools
    Fayetteville, Louisburg, and Sanford reached 90 degrees on April 2, 1974. Details...  
    (Release date April 1, 2005)

  • Severe Thunderstorms with Hail Stones as Large as 4 Inches Across Hit Central NC on Monday
    Storm spotters and residents across Wake, Harnett, Franklin and Vance counties reported hail with the thunderstorms that moved across the region. Details...  
    (Release date March 28, 2005)

  • Anniversary of NC's Deadliest Tornado Outbreak
    The largest and most devastating tornado outbreak to affect North Carolina in 100 years occurred on March 28, 1984. The outbreak produced 22 tornadoes that killed 42 people in North Carolina with Tornadoes reported in several counties including Scotland, Cumberland, Sampson, Wayne and Nash. Details...  
    (Release date March 25, 2005)

  • NOAA Releases Spring 2005 Outlook
    NOAA forecasters are expecting warmer than normal temperatures along with near normal precipitation this spring across the Carolinas. Details...  
    (Release date March 25, 2005)

  • National Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 21-25, 2005
    National Flood Safety Awareness Week is intended to highlight some of the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what you can do to save life and property. Details... 
    (Release date March 21, 2005)

  • Case Study and Event Summary of the February 27-28, 2005 Winter Storm
    This case will share the reasoning that went into the forecast process for this event. An additional topic focusing on the details concerning the physical processes and associated meteorological patterns that generate cold air will be available soon. Details... 
    (Release date March 18, 2005)

  • Late Winter Storm Strikes Northern and Western North Carolina on March 16th and 17th
    A wet snow fell across portions of NC late Wednesday and Thursday producing light snow accumulations. Details... 
    (Release date March 17, 2005)

  • February 2005 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date March 15, 2005)

  • Spring Skywarn Training Classes Announced
    03/12/2005, 900 AM-Noon - Advanced Spotter Training - Goldsboro
    03/22/2005, 600-900 PM - Advanced Spotter Training - Zebulon
    03/24/2005, 600-900 PM - Advanced Spotter Training - Lumberton
    Schedule of all Classes |  Contact Information |  Skywarn Page
    (Release date March 10, 2005)

  • North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 13-20
    Statewide Tornado Drill is Scheduled for Wednesday, March 16 at 915 AM EST
    This is the time of year to prepare for the threat of the upcoming severe weather season. Daily topics discussed during Severe Weather Awareness Week...
    Monday  |   Tuesday  |   Wednesday  |   Thursday  |   Friday
    Severe Weather Climatology for Central NC   PDF Format  |   Word Format
    Central North Carolina Severe Weather Safety Presentation  Powerpoint
    (Release date March 10, 2005)

  • March 8, 2005 Severe Weather Event
    An intense cold front moved across North Carolina this morning producing damaging wind gusts, large hail, and possible tornadoes. Wind gusts reached 89 MPH at the Wilmington airport and 66 MPH at Fort Bragg.
    Wilson County Damage Survey  |   Southern Wake County Damage Survey
    List of Damage Reports  |   Map of Severe Weather Reports across NC
    (Release date March 8, 2005)

  • Spring 2005 Issue of Changing Skies released
    Changing Skies is the new newsletter from NWS Raleigh, that is published three times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners. 
    (Release date March 8, 2005)

  • Winter Storm Strikes North Carolina On February 27-28, 2005
    Snow and Sleet Accumulation Map Details...
    Freezing Rain/Glaze Accrual Map Details...
    (Release date March 1, 2005)

  • American Express Travel Related Services in Greensboro, N.C. Recognized as StormReady
    Officials from NOAA's National Weather Service recognized American Express Travel Related Services in Greensboro , N.C. , as a leader by naming it StormReady. Details...
    (Release date February 24, 2005)

  • Case Study and Event Summary of the January 19, 2005 Winter Storm
    A snowfall of an inch or less in the Triangle area resulted in vehicular gridlock on most major roadways and it forced several thousand school children to spend the night at school because school buses could not get them home safely.

    The summary focuses on the factors that led to this small snowfall, but high impact event. The summary also highlights the meteorological features that likely played a role in producing the unexpected and sudden intensification of the snow just as it moved into Raleigh. Details...
    (Release date February 17, 2005)

  • NWS Weather Products and Services Survey
    The National Weather Service is undertaking research on how satisfied customers are with the weather products and services provided to the general public. We would appreciate your feedback by completing the survey which is administered by CFI Group, a third party research and consulting firm. Click here for the survey. (Release date February 14, 2005)

  • NOAA Fires Up New Supercomputer
    NOAA successfully put into operations the newest generation of weather and climate supercomputers. Details...
    (Release date February 11, 2005)

  • January 2005 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date February 9, 2005)

  • NOAA Weather Radio Audio Now Available on the Web
    New technology has enabled the creation of NWR audio MP3 files that can be accessed on the NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) section of the NWS Raleigh Web Site. Details...
    (Release date February 8, 2005)

  • Another Winter Storm Strikes North Carolina On Thursday
    Freezing Rain/Glaze Accrual Map Details...
    Snow and Sleet Accumulation Map Details...
    (Release date February 4, 2005)

  • Winter Storm Strikes North Carolina Over the Weekend
    Freezing Rain/Glaze Accrual Map Details...
    Snow and Sleet Accumulation Map Details...
    (Release date January 31, 2005)

  • Active Winter Weather During the Previous Week With 3 Storms
    Winter Storm on Saturday (January 22) Detailed Map...
    Winter Storm on Thursday night and Friday morning (January 20-21) Detailed Map...
    Winter Storm on Wednesday (January 19) Detailed Map...
    (Release date January 28, 2005)

  • NOAA Weather Radio Audio Now Available on the Web
    New technology has enabled the creation of NWR audio MP3 files that can be accessed on the NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) section of the NWS Raleigh Web Site. Details...
    (Release date January 27, 2005)

  • Case Study and Event Summary of the January 14, 2005 Severe Weather Event
    An intense cold front, marking the leading edge of a major air mass change, moved across North Carolina on January 14, 2005 producing significant precipitation and some severe weather including a confirmed tornado in Orange County. Details...
    (Release date January 26, 2005)

  • Five Years Ago from Tuesday, Central North Carolina Was Digging Out of 1 to 2 Feet of Snow
    A winter storm exploded off the Southeast U.S. coast during the evening of January 24, 2000. The storm developed rapidly and dropped up to 2 feet of snow across central North Carolina.
    Snow Accumulation Map  |   Radar Loop  (large file ~ 4 MB)
    (Release date January 25, 2005)

  • Very Active Week of Weather Marked by 3 Winter Storms
    Winter Storm on Saturday (January 22) Detailed Map...
    Winter Storm on Thursday night and Friday morning (January 20-21) Detailed Map...
    Winter Storm on Wednesday (January 19) Detailed Map...
    (Release date January 25, 2005)

  • Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the January 22, 2005 Winter Storm
    Details...
    (Release date January 24, 2005)

  • Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the January 21, 2005 Winter Storm
    Details...
    (Release date January 21, 2005)

  • Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the January 19, 2005 Winter Storm
    Details...
    (Release date January 19, 2005)

  • Preliminary Information on the January 13-14, 2005 Severe Weather Event
    Map of Damage Reports
    Storm survey report of the Orange County Tornado
    Damage photographs from the Orange County Tornado...
    Photo 1  |   Photo 2  |   Photo 3  |   Photo 4  |   Photo 5
    More information to come...
    (Release date January 14, 2005)

  • December 2004 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date January 12, 2004)

  • NOAA Studies the Severe Winter Weather across the Western United States
    NOAA scientists have identified one of the leading causes of the two weeks of severe winter weather across the western and central United States. Details...  
    (Release date January 12, 2004)

  • A Preliminary Case Study and Event Summary of the December 26, 2004 Winter Storm including accumulation maps, radar and satellite imagery, animations, and forecast insight is now available for this winter storm.  
    (Release date January 5, 2005)

  • NOAA and the National Climatic Data Center have produced several summaries detailing the weather and significant weather events of 2004.  
    Significant U.S. Events  |   Significant Global Events
    Atlantic Hurricane Season  |   Significant Events across Central NC
    (Release date January 5, 2005)

  • A Winter Storm produced widespread snow, sleet, and freezing rain to much of central and eastern North Carolina on the day after Christmas.
    Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the December 26, 2004 Winter Storm
    (Release date December 26, 2004)

  • Take a Look Back at the Weather Across the U.S. During 2004
    NOAA, the National Climatic Data Center, and the National Hurricane Center have produced preliminary summaries of the weather and significant weather events of 2004.  
    Annual Review Across the U.S.  |   Monthly Reports  |   Hurricane Season
    (Release date December 23, 2004)

  • Winter Storm drops several inches of snow across the Mountains and the Coastal Plain on Sunday and Sunday night (December 19 and 20, 2004).
    Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the December 19-20, 2004 Winter Storm
    (Release date December 20, 2004)

  • Probability of a White Christmas and the Weather on Christmas in Recent Years
    Overview of the Probability of a White Christmas Across NC
    Details on Christmas Weather in Recent Years in the Triangle Area
    Details on Christmas Weather in Recent Years in the Triad Area  
    (Release date December 15, 2004)

  • November 2004 North Carolina Monthly Narrative Summaries Now Available
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date December 8, 2004)

  • North Carolina Winter Weather Awareness Week is December 5-11, 2004
    This is the time of year to prepare for the threat of the upcoming winter weather season. Daily topics discussed during Winter Weather Awareness Week...
    Monday  |   Tuesday  |   Wednesday  |   Thursday  |   Friday    
    (Release date December 3, 2004)

  • More Convenient Way to Access Our Site
    Users can now access the National Weather Service Raleigh web site with a much more intuitive and easier to remember address ... weather.gov/raleigh  
    (Release date December 3, 2004)

  • Second Anniversary of the December 4-5 Piedmont Ice Storm
    One half to one inch of freezing rain glazed North Carolina in a corridor from Charlotte to Raleigh to Roanoke Rapids during the storm. Power was disrupted for a week across many rural areas, towns, and even portions of the large metropolitan regions in this corridor. Details....  
    (Release date November 30, 2004)

  • 2004 Skywarn Recognition Day December 4, 2004
    Skywarn Recognition Day celebrates the contributions that volunteer Skywarn radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day Skywarn operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.
    Skywarn Recognition Day Info  |   Raleigh Skywarn Info  
    (Release date November 30, 2004)

  • Severe Weather Can Strike This Time of Year
    Sixteen years ago this weekend, a deadly tornado struck Raleigh and continued on an 84 mile long path to just northeast of Roanoke Rapids. This tornado killed 4 people, including two children in Raleigh, and injured over 157 residents of NC. Details....  
    (Release date November 24, 2004)

  • NOAA Releases Its Final Winter Outlook
    NOAA forecasters are expecting cooler than normal temperatures along with near normal precipitation this winter across the Carolinas from December 2004 through February 2005. Details....  
    (Release date November 22, 2004)

  • National Geographic Taped a Portion of a Hurricane Floyd Program at the National Weather Service Raleigh
    On Thursday, November 18th, a crew from National Geographic came to the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Raleigh to shoot scenes for an upcoming documentary on Hurricane Floyd, which caused massive flooding across eastern parts of North Carolina between 15 and 16 September 1999. Details....  
    (Release date November 18, 2004)

  • NOAA Hurricane Hunter and Surveillance Aircraft Unit Honored
    The NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) in Tampa, FL received a NOAA Unit Citation for their exceptional performance during this year's intense hurricane season, including the four hurricanes that struck Florida and forced AOC to evacuate while still carrying on flights. Details....  
    (Release date November 12, 2004)

  • Octoberber 2004 North Carolina Weather Review
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date November 9, 2004)

  • Several Communications Identifiers to Change on November 9, 2004
    Attention all NOAA Weather Wire Service (NWWS) subscribers, Family of Services (FOS) subscribers, Emergency Management Information Network (EMWIN) subscribers, and other National Weather Service (NWS) customers and partners Details....  
    (Release date November 8, 2004)

  • NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Maintenance Contractor, Danny Hampton, is NOAA Team Member of the Month
    Read about how Danny overcame significant obstacles to repair a NOAA Weather Radio transmitter during a significant winter storm last winter. Details....  
    (Release date November 5, 2004)

  • Winter 2004 Issue of Changing Skies released
    Changing Skies is the new newsletter from NWS Raleigh, that is published three times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners. 
    (Release date November 1, 2004)

  • NOAA Releases Updated Winter Outlook
    NOAA forecasters are expecting cooler than normal temperatures along with near normal precipitation this winter across the Carolinas. Details....  
    (Release date October 25, 2004)

  • Climate Products and Services Survey
    The NWS is soliciting customer input on its climate products and services through a Customer Satisfaction Index survey. The survey will be available through November 13, 2004.  
    (Release date October 18, 2004)

  • NOAA Reports Hurricanes Produced Record Wetness Along East Coast
    Hurricanes Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, which battered the United States last month, were enough to break rainfall records for September in states throughout the Southeast and along the East Coast. Details....  
    (Release date October 18, 2004)

  • Average First Fall Freeze Information
    Ever wonder when the first fall freeze typically happens ? Details....  
    (Release date October 15, 2004)

  • September 2004 North Carolina Weather Review
    PDF Format or Microsoft Word Format.  
    (Release date October 12, 2004)

  • You Thought this Hurricane Season Was Rough on the Carolinas
    Fifty years ago this week, one of the greatest natural disasters to ever affect the North Carolina arrived with Hurricane Hazel. Details....  
    (Release date October 11, 2004)

  • NOAA Releases Winter Outlook
    NOAA forecasters are expecting cooler than normal temperatures along with near normal precipitation this winter across the Carolinas. Details....  
    (Release date October 6, 2004)

  • Cloudscape Stamps Released by the United States Postal Service (USPS)
    The U.S. Postal Service will issue 15-Cloudscapes commemorative postage stamps on October 1, 2004 to launch National Stamp Collecting Month. Details....  
    (Release date October 5, 2004)

  • Web Page Address Changes
    If your "Bookmark" or "Favorite" points to www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/index.html, please click on the following link and change the "Bookmark" or "Favorite" to point to our correct web address...http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah.  
    (Release date September 29, 2004)

  • Hurricane Jeanne and the Tornadoes in Moore and Wake Counties
    A preliminary Event Summary including radar imagery, storm tracks, damage photographs, as well as other information is available. Hurricane Jeanne and the Tornadoes in Moore and Wake Counties Event Summary
    (Release date September 28, 2004)

  • Hurricane Ivan and the Stokesdale Tornado
    A preliminary Event Summary including radar imagery, analysis of precipitation, analysis of maximum wind gusts, damage photographs, as well as other information is available. Hurricane Ivan and the Stokesdale Tornado Event Summary
    (Release date September 22, 2004)

  • NOAA Reports a Cooler than Normal Summer with a Record Number of Named Tropical Cyclones in August
    The contiguous United States experienced its 16th coolest summer (June-August) on record and seventh coolest August. Eight named tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin broke a record for named storms during the month of August. Details....
    (Release date September 20, 2004)

  • Precipitation Map from Hurricane Frances
    A preliminary analysis of the precipitation associated with Frances is available. Frances Precipitation Map
    (Release date September 13, 2004)

  • Radar Data Display and Loading Slowness
    Heavy usage combined with a critical hardware failure on one of the machines that serves radar imagery to our site has resulted in delays with the loading of radar imagery. The problem is being worked on. Thank you for your patience.
    (Release date September 9, 2004)

  • Event Summary of Tropical Storm Gaston
    A preliminary Event Summary including radar imagery, analysis of maximum wind gusts & 48 hour precipitation, photographs, as well as other information is available. Gaston Event Summary...
    (Release date September 8, 2004)

  • August 2004 North Carolina Weather Review
    Summary of the weather affecting North Carolina during August 2004 
    (Release date September 7, 2004)

  • Tropical Storm Gaston
    A preliminary Event Summary including radar imagery, analysis of maximum wind gusts & 48 hour precipitation, photographs, as well as other information is available. Gaston Event Summary...
    (Release date September 1, 2004)

  • Answers to Common Questions about Hurricanes & Tropical Storms
    The NOAA Hurricane Research Division updated and expanded its highly popular Hurricane Frequently Asked Questions Web site. The Hurricane FAQ attempts to address various questions regarding hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones that have been posed to hurricane researchers over the years. Hurricane Frequently Asked Questions Web site...
    (Release date August 30, 2004)

  • Weak El Niño Conditions are Developing in the Tropical Pacific
    NOAA scientists are becoming increasingly confident weak El Niño conditions are developing in the tropical Pacific. Details...
    (Release date August 26, 2004)

  • NWS Raleigh Photo Gallery Updated
    Additional damage photographs from the Spout Springs Tornado in Harnett County Tornado on August 12, 2004 have been added to the NWS Raleigh Photo Gallery. These photographs are courtesy of Jeremy Meerscheidt (Spout Springs Fire Department), Michael Moneypenny, and Michael Strickler. 
    (Release date August 23, 2004)

  • Hurricane Charley
    A preliminary Event Summary including radar imagery, analysis, photographs, and other information is available for Hurricane Charley.  
    (Release date August 17, 2004)

  • Harnett County Tornado and August 12, 2004 Severe Weather Event
    A preliminary Event Summary including radar imagery, damage photographs and other information is available. Details... 
    (Release date August 13, 2004)

  • NOAA Updates Its 2004 Hurricane Season Forecast
    NOAA today reiterated its May 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook by calling for 12 to 15 tropical storms, with six to eight becoming hurricanes, and two to four of these becoming major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale). Details... 
    (Release date August 10, 2004)

  • July 2004 North Carolina Weather Review
    Summary of the weather affecting North Carolina during July 2004 
    (Release date August 10, 2004)

  • Current Conditions Page
    The Current Conditions page has been updated with some new METAR locations and the map has been corrected for a couple of minor errors. Several Buoys and coastal stations have been added as well.
    (Release date August 5, 2004)

  • Hurricane Alex
    A preliminary Event Summary including radar imagery, analysis, photographs, and other information is available for Hurricane Alex.  
    (Release date August 4, 2004)

  • NOAA Reports that much of the South had some of the wettest June conditions on record according to scientists at the NOAA Climatic Data Center
    Read the NOAA news story for more information Details...
    (Release date July 26, 2004)

  • Severe Thunderstorm Event on July 14, 2004
    A preliminary Event Summary including radar imagery and other information is available for this severe weather event.  
    (Release date July 19, 2004)

  • More Thunderstorm Photographs !
    Photographs of thunderstorms over the Piedmont of North Carolina on July 14 have been added to the NWS Raleigh Photo Gallery. have been added to the NWS Raleigh Photo Gallery. These are in addition to the photographs added earlier this week ! (Release date July 16, 2004)

  • NWS Raleigh Photo Gallery Updated
    Several photographs of thunderstorms over Scotland, Robeson, and Chatham Counties on July 9 and July 11, 2004 have been added to the NWS Raleigh Photo Gallery. These photographs are courtesy of John Hamilton of Triad Skywarn. 
    (Release date July 13, 2004)

  • June 2004 North Carolina Weather Review
    Summary of the weather affecting North Carolina during June 2004 
    (Release date July 7, 2004)

  • NWS Raleigh is putting the focus on the dangers of summer heat
    Over the last decade, excessively hot weather has been the number one weather-related killer, causing more deaths than flooding, hurricanes, or tornadoes. NWS Raleigh has launched an awareness and education campaign to inform the public of the dangers posed by excessive heat. To find out more about the NWSs alert program, get heat index forecasts, and learn ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from deadly heat illnesses go to the Heat Awareness and Safety Program Web Page www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/heat
    (Release date July 6, 2004)

  • Three text products that NWS Raleigh issues will change names and communication identifiers on July 1st...
    The State Weather Summary (SWSNC) will change to the Weather Summary (RWSRAH), the State Temperature and Precipitation Summary (STPNC) will change to the Max/Min Temperature and Precipitation Table (RTPNC), and the State Weather Roundup (SWRNC) will change to the Weather Roundup (RWRNC). Details...  
    (Release date June 28, 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. Details...
    (Release date June 17, 2004)

  • NOAA Reports Third Warmest Spring on Record for U.S.
    All nine climate regions of the contiguous United States were warmer than average in spring (March-May) 2004, according to scientists at the NOAA Climatic Data Center. Details...
    (Release date June 18, 2004)

  • Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 20-26, 2004
    For more information visit the National Weather Service Lightning Safety Page which is also available at the following address... http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov
    (Release date June 10, 2004)

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 16-22, 2004
    Learn about the hazards of hurricanes and what you can do to help protect yourself, your family, and your property.
    National Hurricane Center's Hurricane Preparedness Week Web Site 
    (Release date May 13, 2004)

  • May 2004 North Carolina Weather Review
    Summary of the weather affecting North Carolina during May 2004 
    (Release date June 7, 2004)

  • Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes Strike Central NC on June 4, 2004
    A preliminary Event Summary including radar imagery and other information is available for this severe weather event.  
    (Release date June 4, 2004)

  • UV Forecast Page Now Available
    The EPA, in partnership with NOAA and the National Weather Service, has adopted new international guidelines for UV Index reporting based on recommendations from the World Health Organization. We have made the combined resources of these two agencies available on our new Ultraviolet (UV) Index Forecasts and Related Information Page.
    (Release date June 2, 2004)

  • 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins on Monday, June 1 , 2004
    NOAA forecasters are predicting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season.
    News Story and summary  |   Technical Discussion
    (Release date June 1, 2004)

  • Frequently Asked Questions Page Added to Web Site
    A new section has been added to our web page containing  Frequently Asked Questions. This section will try to address the most common questions we receive. Some examples of questions we commonly receive include...
    How can I contact the National Weather Service in Raleigh ?
    What are the criteria for the issuance of a Watch, Warning, and Advisory ?
    Where can I find historical weather data ?
    (Release date May 25, 2004)

  • Above-Normal 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted
    NOAA forecasters are predicting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season.
    News Story and summary  |   Technical Discussion (Release date May 18, 2004)

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 16-22, 2004
    Learn about the hazards of hurricanes and what you can do to help protect yourself, your family, and your property.
    National Hurricane Center's Hurricane Preparedness Week Web Site 
    (Release date May 13, 2004)

  • April 2004 North Carolina Weather Review
    Summary of the weather affecting North Carolina during April 2004 
    (Release date May 5, 2004)

  • NOAA to Deactivate GOES-8
    On May 5, NOAA will officially deactivate the eighth satellite in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) series. Details... 
    (Release date May 4, 2004)

  • Severe Thunderstorms and a Tornado Strike Central NC on May 2, 2004
    A preliminary Event Summary including damage photos, radar imagery, and tornado track, and other information is available for this severe weather event.  
    (Release date May 3, 2004)

  • April Ends with Below Normal Monthly Precipitation
    Monthly rainfall deficits averaged around a half inch to an inch and a half across most of the state. Locally heavy rain in a few locations across the coastal plain and the mountains resulted in near normal April precipitation. Some specific monthly deficits in inches: Charlotte (-1.55), Greensboro (-0.78), Raleigh (-0.97), and Wilmington (-1.48). Most of the rain this month fell during two periods, April 10-15 and  April 26-27.
    (Release date April 30, 2004)

  • Abnormally Dry Conditions Are Spreading Across the Carolinas
    The latest Drought Monitor continues to show a trend of drying conditions across the Carolinas and Southeast (6 week animation of the drought monitor). Details...
    (Release date April 23, 2004)

  • NOAA Reports Third Warmest March on Record for Contiguous U.S.
    Details... 
    (Release date April 21, 2004)

  • Much Needed Rain Falls Across the Area This Week
    After nearly 10 days of dry weather, central North Carolina received some much needed rain. From April 10 through April 15, an average of 1 to 2 inches of rain of fell.   Precipitation Map
    (Release date April 15, 2004)

  • March 2004 North Carolina Weather Review
    Summary of the weather affecting North Carolina during March 2004 
    (Release date April 7, 2004)

  • The WFO Raleigh County Warning Area Severe Weather Climatology has been released. This study provides a climatology of severe convective weather since 1950 across central North Carolina. The study is available in either a  PDF or  Word format.
    (Release date April 5, 2004)

  • Numerous thunderstorms dropped hail across portions of the Northern Piedmont, the Northern Coastal Plain and the Triangle area on Wednesday, March 31, 2004.
    Photo of small hail covering the ground in west Raleigh
    (Release date April 1, 2004)

  • Spring Skywarn Training Classes Announced
    04/03/04 - Advanced Spotter Training - Forsyth County, Winston-Salem
    04/06/04 - Basic Spotter Training - Chatham County, Siler City
    04/13/04 - Basic Spotter Training - Wake County, Raleigh
    Schedule of all Classes |  Contact Information |  Skywarn Page
    (Release date March 31, 2004)

  • Take a Look Back at this Past Winter. A review of the Winter Storms Affecting Central North Carolina complete with snowfall maps, summaries, and other information is now available. It is a large file (~750 kb) !
    Adobe Acrobat Format  |   MS Word Format  
    (Release date March 25, 2004)

  • A cold morning across central North Carolina on Tuesday, March 23, 2004. Temperatures in the lower and mid 20s were common across North Carolina.
    Map of Low Temperatures on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 
    (Release date March 23, 2004)

  • A look back at Severe Weather Outbreaks in March during years past...
    March 20, 1998 Severe Weather and Tornado Outbreak
    March 28, 1984 Carolina's Tornado Outbreak  
    (Release date March 19, 2004)

  • North Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 14-20
    This is the time of year to prepare for the threat of the upcoming severe weather season. Daily Topics discussed during Severe Weather Awareness Week...
    Sunday  |   Monday  |   Tuesday  |   Wednesday  |   Thursday  |   Friday  |   Saturday (Release date March 12, 2004)

  • Spring 2004 Issue of Changing Skies released
    Changing Skies is the new newsletter from NWS Raleigh, that is published three times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners. 
    (Release date March 9, 2004)

  • Event Summary of the March 7, 2004 High Wind Event 
    (Release date March 9, 2004)

  • February 2004 North Carolina Weather Review
    Summary of the weather affecting North Carolina during February 2004 
    (Release date March 5, 2004)

  • Winter Storm dumps 18 inches or more of snow across portions of Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Rowan, Davidson, Randolph, and Stanly counties.
    Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the February 26-27, 2004 Winter Storm
    (Release date February 27, 2004)

  • Spring Skywarn Classes Announced
    A schedule of the upcoming Skywarn Training classes and contact information is available on the Skywarn page.
    (Release date February 24, 2004)

  • Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the February 17, 2004 Winter Storm
    (Release date February 18, 2004)

  • Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the February 15-16, 2004 Winter Storm
    (Release date February 16, 2004)

  • Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the February 12, 2004 Winter Storm
    (Release date February 13, 2004)

  • Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the February 02-03, 2004 Winter Storm. p;
    (Release date February 3, 2004)

  • January 2004 North Carolina Weather Review
    Summary of the weather affecting North Carolina during January 2004 
    (Release date February 4, 2004)

  • Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the January 25-27, 2004 Winter Storm
    (Release date January 25, 2004)

  • The North Carolina NOAA Weather Radio Network Web Page is intended to provide a comprehensive statewide NOAA Weather Radio reference source. It provides coverage maps, frequencies and locations for all 27 NOAA Weather Radio transmitters serving NC. Details... 
    (Release date January 16, 2004)

  • Event Summary of the January 9, 2004 Winter Storm 
    (Release date January 10, 2004)

  • The NDFD is a seamless mosaic of official NWS digital forecasts that provides high resolution forecast data across the nation. The database contains information for a variety of weather elements.   Details...  |   Forecast Database
    (Release date January 9, 2004)

  • Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the December 13-14, 2003 Winter Storm 
    (Release date December 15, 2003)

  • Precipitation and Accumulation Map of the December 4-5, 2003 Winter Storm 
    (Release date December 5, 2003)

  • Fall 2003 Issue of Changing Skies released
    Changing Skies is the new newsletter from NWS Raleigh, that is published three times a year and covers items of interest to emergency managers, weather spotters, and other partners. 
    (Release date November 13, 2004)

  • Guide to the new Point Forecast Matrix (PFM) Product 
    (Release date October 9, 2003)

  • October 3, 2003 was the coldest morning of the season thus far. A map of the morning low temperatures is available
    (Release date October 4, 2003)

  • Event Summary of Hurricane Isabel 
    (Release date September 24, 2003)







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