Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Mother's Day Recap


As expected, Mother's Day was stormy across the Carolinas. Clusters of storms dumped heavy rain and golf ball size hail during the afternoon on Sunday. Damaging winds along with a couple of tornadoes were reported to have touched down in Wake and Lee Counties. The Forecast Center was buzzing with activity as Gary Stephenson, Lee Ringer, and I were covering every angle to stay ahead of the advancing storms.

At home you were no doubt watching us use Stormtracker Doppler Radar to monitor the movement of each storm, but off camera there was a lot going on. New warnings were being issued every few minutes during the height of the activity, along with damage reports confirming the severity of these storms. It is our commitment to pass this information to you as accurately and as quickly as possible. That's the benefit of going wall to wall on News 14 Carolina for severe weather coverage; we can uphold that commitment to you.

Our friends at the National Weather Service in Raleigh have compiled some information about the entire event. You can view the details of this preliminary report by clicking here. (May 14, Event Summary)

Many Weather on the Ones watchers sent in their personal photos and video via email. This information was key to helping us verify the same storms we were following on radar. Our inbox was flooded with more than 85 emails containing pictures. In fact, the above picture was sent by Julia Faturova from Wake County. We certainly appreciate all the help from you at home. If you ever have a photo you'd like to send you can reach us at weather@news14.com, but keep in mind our mission is your safety. Never put yourself in a dangerous situation.

So, I bid you welcome to the Weather on the Ones Blog. I'm looking forward to reaching out to you in a new, more hip way. I'll update as often as I can and bring you some of the weather stories not mentioned on the air.

Meteorologist Joshua McKinney

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peace.
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