Friday, March 28, 2008

Cooler Weather for the Weekend, and We Remember a Tornado Outbreak Anniversary

Hello

Today marks 24 years since the largest and most devastating tornado outbreak in North Carolina. The March 28th 1984 outbreak killed 57 people in North and South Carolina and injured another 800. More on this outbreak can be found at the following link to the National Weather Service (who supplied the graphic we used in today's video blog):
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~nwsfo/storage/cases/19840328/

While we do not have that danger today, we do have a heightened fire danger. SW winds of 10-20 miles an hour, paired with low relative humidities and dry surface conditions make this a day that wildfires can develop.
There is a burn ban for all counties east of the mountains today, so any plans for outdoor burning will have to be put off. In addition, if you see a wildfire, please contact local authorities immediately.
We'll quickly go to jacket weather for the weekend. More on that in today's video blog:



video

Also, remember that if you would like to become a volunteer for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow network (CoCoRaHS) and take part in collecting weather data check out this link for more information: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rah/news/cocorahs.php

Have a great Friday

Pati Darak

Meteorologist, News 14 Carolina

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