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SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM FRIDAY 

  

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 23 IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

 

IN NORTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 24 COUNTIES

 

IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA

ALAMANCE CHATHAM CUMBERLAND DURHAM EDGECOMBE FRANKLIN GRANVILLE HALIFAX HARNETT HOKE JOHNSTON LEE MOORE NASH ORANGE PERSON RICHMOND SAMPSON SCOTLAND VANCE WAKE WARREN WAYNE WILSON

 

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...ABERDEEN...ANGIER...BENSON... BURLINGTON... BUTNER...CARRBORO...CARY...CHAPEL HILL...CLAYTON... CLINTON...CREEDMOOR... DUNN...DURHAM...EAST ROCKINGHAM...ERWIN... FAYETTEVILLE...FRANKLINTON...GOLDSBORO.. GRAHAM...HAMLET... HENDERSON...LAURINBURG... LILLINGTON...LOUISBURG...NASHVILLE... NORLINA...OXFORD...PINEHURST...PITTSBORO... RAEFORD...RALEIGH... RED OAK... ROANOKE RAPIDS... ROCKFISH...ROCKINGHAM...ROCKY MOUNT... ROXBORO...SANFORD...SELMA...SEVEN LAKES...SHARPSBURG... SILER CITY...SILVER CITY...SMITHFIELD...SOUTHERN PINES... SPRING HOPE...WARRENTON AND WILSON.

 


  

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

 

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
1202 PM EST FRI FEB 21 2014


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A


* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  JOHNSTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...
  NASH COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...
  WILSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...
  HALIFAX COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...
  EDGECOMBE COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...


* UNTIL 115 PM EST


* AT 1201 PM EST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE
  THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58
  MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR
  SOUTH ROSEMARY TO NEAR BUNN TO NEAR ANGIER...AND MOVING NORTHEAST
  AT 55 MPH.


* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  ROCKY MOUNT...ROANOKE RAPIDS...TARBORO...SMITHFIELD...NASHVILLE...
  HALIFAX...WILSON...CLAYTON...WILSON`S MILLS...SCOTLAND NECK...ELM
  CITY...DORTCHES...BAILEY...SARATOGA...MOMEYER...WEST SMITHFIELD...
  SOUTH ROSEMARY...SELMA...RED OAK AND ENFIELD.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CAN BLOW DOWN TREES...POWER LINES...AND DAMAGE
MOBILE HOMES AND OTHER BUILDINGS. SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE
UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AS FLYING DEBRIS
GENERATED BY DAMAGING WINDS CAN BE DEADLY.


A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EST FRIDAY AFTERNOON
FOR CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA.


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