Weather Alerts for Central NC

Issued by the National Weather Service

       Severe Thunderstorm Warning              Special Weather Statement      

Severe Thunderstorm Warning  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING   Severe Thunderstorm Warning
CENTRAL NC

Areas Affected:
Durham, NC - Franklin, NC - Granville, NC - Wake, NC
Effective: Tue, 7/23 11:45pm Updated: Tue, 7/23 11:42pm Urgency: Immediate
Expires: Wed, 7/24 12:15am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
At 1143 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from 7 miles southwest of Butner to near RDU International
to near Cary, moving northeast at 35 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated. Instrumentation at the Duke University
North Heliport, located at 120 feet above ground level,
measured a wind gust to 59 mph at 1135 PM EDT.

IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include...
Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Oxford, Creedmoor, Wake Forest, Garner,
Butner, RDU International, and Apex.

Information:
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.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
CENTRAL NC

Areas Affected:
Granville - Orange - Durham - Franklin - Chatham - Wake
Effective: Tue, 7/23 11:15pm Updated: Tue, 7/23 11:42pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 7/24 12:15am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
At 1114 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from 6 miles northwest of Carrboro to 6 miles
southeast of Pittsboro. Movement was east at 35 mph.

HAZARD...Wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
unsecured objects.

Locations impacted include...
Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Creedmoor,
Pittsboro, Wake Forest, Garner, and Carrboro.

Information:
If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.