Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Getting Ready For Another Type Of Severe Weather

We've had a stormy couple of days across North Carolina and it was nice to see a calm weather day on Tuesday. Keep in mind as we round out the "official" severe weather season, we are a couple of weeks away from the 2006 Atlantic Tropical season. Last year was relatively quiet for tropical systems in North Carolina with only one storm, Ophelia, effecting the state. This year's forecast is for another above average season and there are some indications that we might be looking at a greater chance for east coast storms this season. I guess only time will tell.

Next week has been declared National Hurricane Awareness Week. This is the time to start making long range plans to prepare for the possibility of a land falling tropical system in North Carolina. And remember, if you're new to the area, hurricanes can effect well into the state. Hurricanes Fran and Hazel proved this creating damage well inland from the coast.

Here's the link to the National Weather Services' link to hurricanes.

Take care until next time.

Gary Stephenson

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