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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...
Coastal Low to Bring Heavy Rain and Winds Sunday

Coastal Low to Bring Heavy Rain and Winds Sunday

Weather
(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...
Fire at Substation/Power Outages Saturday Blamed on High Winds

Fire at Substation/Power Outages Saturday Blamed on High Winds

News
Asheboro East Power Substation [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - A fire at a power substation in Asheboro that left over 6,000 customers without power Saturday evening was caused by high winds. On April 1st, 2023, just after 7pm, Asheboro Fire and Rescue (AFRD) was dispatched to a report of a fire at the Asheboro East Power Substation on Spring St. Randolph County Emergency Services advised responding units that 911 callers had reported hearing an explosion, followed by a power outage in the area. Other callers were reporting a fire at, or near, the substation. According to Samantha East, Public Information Officer for the Asheboro Fire/Rescue Dept, "units arrived on scene to find a small area of grass burning inside the substation that was not a threat to ...
Severe Weather Possible Today

Severe Weather Possible Today

Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - The National Weather Service in Raleigh is warning of the possibility of severe weather today including the threat of an isolated tornado. Forecasters at the NWS are saying to expect rain and wind today with a chance of embedded heavier showers and thunderstorms, a couple of which may become severe, during the afternoon and through the evening. While storms are expected to be isolated, forecasters say those that form will be capable of producing damaging straight line wind gusts. Additionally, southerly winds may gust at times between 30 and 35 mph during the afternoon and evening. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Residents are encouraged to keep an eye on local weather updates throughout the day and stay weather awa...
Strong Bitterly Cold Winds Knocking Down Trees, Causing Power Outages

Strong Bitterly Cold Winds Knocking Down Trees, Causing Power Outages

Breaking News
WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST SATURDAY A worker with NC DOT places cones out on Central Falls Rd near Old Liberty Rd due to power lines in the roadway from a fallen tree (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - Wind gusts of near 30 mph this morning are downing trees and have dropped the wind chill value to the mid-teens just as power outages start to stack up, and its probably going to get worse as the day goes on. Forecasters are expecting frequent wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph through this evening with a surge of gusts of 40 to 50 mph and isolated gusts of around 55 mph, between 6 AM and 10 AM. These strong winds combined with the bitter arctic air are posing a threat of any remaining moisture refreezing. "As temperatures rapidly ...