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Much Needed Rain on the Way, Bringing Threat of Severe Weather

Much Needed Rain on the Way, Bringing Threat of Severe Weather

Weather
Fire fighters on the scene of an out building fire on Oakland Ave on Sat Nov 18th, 2023. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Fire crews have been dealing with brush and forest fires locally and across the state this month and much-needed rain in the forecast should bring some relief, along with the threat of severe weather.  A local weather station, part of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), recorded only 0.06” of rainfall since the beginning of November. Going back to October 1st, only around 1.5” of rainfall has been recorded in Randolph County. Those dry conditions have kept local firefighters busy. According to officials at Randolph County Emergency Services, as of Nov 13th, firefighters in Randolph County had responded to ove...
As Pilot Mountain Burns Red Flag Warning Issued Across NC

As Pilot Mountain Burns Red Flag Warning Issued Across NC

News
ASHEBORO N.C. - This morning the N.C. Forest Service is warning of increased fire danger for most North Carolina and asking for public to postpone any outdoor burning, especially across the Mountains, Piedmont and Sandhills. The warning comes as the agency is responding to Surry County as over 250 acres have burned at Pilot Mountain. The Winston Salem Journal is reporting that the fire that started off a popular trail on Saturday afternoon, By Sunday the fire had spread to cover 250 acres. Visitors and campers have been forced to evacuate and Pilot Mountain State Park has been closed to the public. Local explorer/photojournalist/videographer/professional storm chaser Dan Whittaker captured the flames as the fire spread Sunday reaching the knob. (Dan Whittaker / exploringnc (Instagr...