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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

Weather
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...
Raleigh National Weather Service Radar Down for Maintenance

Raleigh National Weather Service Radar Down for Maintenance

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - Starting today, April 17th, 2023, the KRAX Weather Radar operated by NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) in Raleigh, NC, will be unavailable for approximately two weeks for a critical upgrade. The radar is going offline for planned maintenance as technicians refurbish and replace the pedestal, a critical component necessary for antenna rotation and positioning. "The components are extremely heavy and will require the radome to be removed by crane and replaced when the work is completed," said the NWS office in a press release. "The radar and pedestal were designed to last 25 years, and these components have exceeded their projected life span." The KRAX WSR-88D is part of a network of 159 operational radars that make up the nationwide NEXRAD network. Durin...
Senator Craven Appointed to Committees

Senator Craven Appointed to Committees

Government
Sen David Craven in front of a horizontal composition of the North Carolina State House located in downtown Raleigh (Stock photo credit - Christopher Boswell / Adobe Stock) (Portrait credit - ncleg.gov) ASHEBORO N.C. - Newly re-elected Senator David Craven (R-Randolph) has been appointed as Chairman to the Commerce and Insurance and Appropriations on Agriculture, Natural and Economic Resources committees for the 2023-24 legislative biennium. Sen. Craven will also serve on the following committees during the biennium: Education/Higher Education Finance Transportation Agriculture, Energy, and Environment Joint Commission on Governmental Operations Committee meetings are where bills are presented, debated, and amended before they go to the full Senate to be voted. ...
Tropical Storm Nicole Takes Aim at South-East Local Impacts Expected Tomorrow

Tropical Storm Nicole Takes Aim at South-East Local Impacts Expected Tomorrow

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - As Tropical Storm Nicole is nearing Hurricane strength off the coast of Florida forecasters are warning of heavy rains and the risk of tornadoes locally starting as soon as tomorrow afternoon. Timing After moving into Florida, Nicole will eventually turn northeastward and move up across the Carolinas with impacts expected to be felt locally as soon as Thursday afternoon. According to models the first of several bands from Nicole should move across central North Carolina late Thursday afternoon with rain and gusty winds expected to continue and off through Friday night. Impacts Rain will be possible from Thursday evening through Friday evening. The heaviest rain is likely duringFriday morning and Friday evening. For Randolph County 1 to 2 inches of rain ar...
Snow This Weekend, Again

Snow This Weekend, Again

Weather
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST SATURDAY… WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of one to two inches, with localized higher amounts around 3 inches.WHERE…The southern and western Piedmont and western Sandhills of central NC.WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM EST Saturday.IMPACTS…Hazardous travel conditions will result from slippery or snow-covered roads. Snow may also become briefly heavy and reduce visibility to around a quarter mile this evening.Scattered power outages can be expected.ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The precipitation may begin as a brief period of rain this afternoon into early evening, before quickly changing to snow. Winds will gust as high as 35 mph tonight. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Slow down and use cautio...
Two Arrested & Charged In Connection With Stolen Vehicle

Two Arrested & Charged In Connection With Stolen Vehicle

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - Two men from Raleigh were in jail this morning after being charged in connection with a stolen car and drugs. On the night of November 11th 2021, police responded to Matlab on Hwy 49 South. Officers with the departments S.E.T. team had located a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat that had been reported stolen out of Raleigh behind a warehouse at the business and had fled from police earlier in the day. While the Asheboro officers were on the scene the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office had simultaneously received a call about a suspicious persons on Revelle Trl which runs behind the plant. Sheriff’s deputies located to males, who were arrested. They were identified as 22 year-old Tyrese Deshawn Gibson and 18 year-old Ayden Zoroun Poole. Both were charged with Felony possession ...
NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning As Water Rescues Underway

NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning As Water Rescues Underway

Weather
FLASH FLOOD WARNING ASHEBORO NC - The National Weather Service in Raleigh has placed North-west Randolph County under a Flash Flood Warning until at least 8:45 PM. The warning which was issued just before 7 PM came as rescue first responders were involved in two separate rescues of trapped motorist. Weather Service officials said Emergency Management had reported strong thunderstorms producing heavy rain and flooded roadways with reports of between 2.5 and 3.5 inches of rain. The Level Cross Fire Department along with Ash-Rand Rescue were called to Randleman lake after for a boat caught in the storm, began taking on water while stuck on a stump in the lake. Emergency crews were able to tow the boat and its occupants safely back to the marina. At the same time Guil-Rand fire de...