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NWS Issues Watches Ahead of Heavy Rain, Wind, Flooding Risk Tuesday

NWS Issues Watches Ahead of Heavy Rain, Wind, Flooding Risk Tuesday

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ASHEBORO N.C. – Ahead of expected heavy rain, strong winds, and the threat of flash flooding on Tuesday the National Weather Service office in Raleigh has issued a Flash Flood Watch and Wind Advisory for much of central N.C. including Randolph County. According to forecasters, a strong storm system will bring widespread heavy rain, gusty to damaging winds, and the threat of a few tornadoes to central N.C. on Tuesday January 9th, 2024. Severe weather is expected to begin to arrive in Randolph County starting as soon as noon on Tuesday and is expected to continue until late into the night. WIND - South or southeasterly winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph, with gusts between 35 and 45 mph expected during the afternoon and evening Tuesday. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured...
Coastal Low to Bring Heavy Rain and Winds Sunday

Coastal Low to Bring Heavy Rain and Winds Sunday

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(irontrybex / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - A strong coastal low system will sweep across central North Carolina Sunday bringing torrential rain and strong winds.  A coastal low-pressure system will begin to move up from the gulf through the southeast coast of the United States, across Florida and Georgia on Saturday and through South Carolina and North Carolina on Sunday.  Impacts According to the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh the storm will bring areas of heavy rainfall with the potential for localized flooding, especially in urban and poor drainage areas. Rainfall amounts of two to three inches are expected from Saturday night through Sunday night. Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around light unsecured objects such as holiday decorations...
Much Needed Rain on the Way, Bringing Threat of Severe Weather

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

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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...
Tracking Hurricane Idalia [UPDATED]

Tracking Hurricane Idalia [UPDATED]

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Last Update: 8/30/23 1:30pm ASHEBORO N.C. - Idalia made landfall around 7:45 a.m. Eastern time along Florida's Big Bend, near Keaton Beach, and is currently moving at 30 mph up the southeast coast. Here is everything you need to know about local impacts. Confidence / Expected Changes As of Aug 30th, 11:30 a.m. briefing by the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh there have been no significant changes to the forecast for Randolph County. Forecasters say confidence is HIGH that the event will occur and MODERATE regarding impacts. Timeline Impacts in central North Carolina, including Randolph County, are expected to start as soon as Wednesday afternoon and continue through Friday afternoon. Local Impacts Heavy rainfall and gusty winds wil...
Low Pressure System Promises Rain for Most of Holiday Weekend

Low Pressure System Promises Rain for Most of Holiday Weekend

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - After a week of nice weather, a low-pressure system off the coast is promising to bring rain for most of the holiday weekend. According to the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh, an area of low pressure off the Southeast coast will move into the Carolinas over the weekend. Widespread rain, possibly heavy at times, will develop on Saturday and continue into Sunday. This may result in flooding of low lying or poor drainage areas. Additionally, northeasterly winds will gust up to 25 to 35 mph at times on Friday and especially Saturday. Weekend Forecast FridayPartly sunny, with a high near 70. Northeast wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Friday NightA slight chance of rain after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Nort...
Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Vehicle Crashes, and Power Outages

Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Vehicle Crashes, and Power Outages

Breaking News
(Scott Pelkey / North State Journal) ASHEBORO N.C. - An evening thunderstorm brought with it heavy rain, vehicle crashes, downed trees, and power outages. Just before 6pm, the National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Randolph County after radar indicated a severe thunderstorm near Lexington, moving northeast at 30 mph with 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Just as the storm was leaving Asheboro, Westside Fire Dept, Asheboro Fire Dept, Randolph County EMS, and Ash-Rand Rescue were dispatched to a vehicle crash on I-73/74 SB just south of Spero Rd for a vehicle crash with two occupants pinned-in. Both occupants were extricated by rescue crews. As the investigation is still underway no further details about the crash or the condition of...
Weather a Factor in Fatal Randleman Crash

Weather a Factor in Fatal Randleman Crash

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W Academy St was closed late Sunday night as police investigate the scene of a fatal accident. [Scott Pelkey | RNN/ North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Randleman Police and Randolph County EMS responded to a vehicle crash Sunday night where one person died. Today in a press release, Steven Leonard, Chief of Police for the Randleman Police Department says that 21-year-old, Stacie Nicole Luther of Randleman, was traveling west on W. Academy Street toward Stout Street when she passed a Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputy traveling in the same direction. That deputy said that as Luther’s vehicle attempted to pass him, he witnessed the vehicle lose traction on the rain covered road and cross the centerline before regaining control. As Luther continued to accelerate and pull away from t...
Hurricane Ian & The Triad – Updates

Hurricane Ian & The Triad – Updates

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[ARCHIVED] Last Update: 9/30/22 12:35pm Hurricane Ian from NOAA GOES-16 Satellite. TLDR Ian is just off the Southeast coast, is expected to make landfall along the South Carolina coast later today. This will put Ian on course to move into NC late today, with tropical storm force wind gusts across much of central NC today into tonight. Tropical Storm force winds will be a threat to the local area with gusts of 39 to 57 mph possible.Randolph County Schools and Asheboro City Schools will be closed Friday 9/30. The NC Zoo will be closed on Oct 1st and 2nd, The Asheboro Fall Festival and NASCAR Day scheduled for this weekend have both been canceled. NC Gov has issued a state of emergency. Forecast & Effects Hurricane Ian, located just off the Southeast coast, is expect...
Fred Is On The Way, And He’s Bringing Muggy Days And Rain

Fred Is On The Way, And He’s Bringing Muggy Days And Rain

Weather
NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Michon Scott. ASHEBORO NC - Tuesday and Wednesday are setting up to be a wet one, thanks to Tropical Storm Fred who’s heading our way. What remains of Tropical Storm Fred will slowly move through the southeastern part of NC on Tuesday. Fred will bring with it heavy rains up in the mountains, but in the Piedmont we are only expecting a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. Rain and winds may be heavy at times with some possibility of localized severe storms and flooding. Again on Wednesday, the remnants of Fred will keep moving slowly to the northeast as the storms clear out of the area late on Wednesday. Both days you can expect highs in the 80, meaning two muggy days ahead. Overall...