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Severe storms have now moved offshore

By Skip Waters
Published On: Aug 06 2014 10:37:24 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 28 2014 06:45:42 PM CDT
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EASTERN CAROLINA -

The SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH that was in effect  for parts of eastern North Carolina this afternoon has been cancelled as the strong to severe thunderstorms have now moved offshore.

We have received numerous reports of large hail (as large as tennis balls and baseballs) in Carteret, Craven, Onslow, and Pamlico counties and reports of large hail (mainly dime to quarter sized) in parts of Jones county. We have seen pictures posed to our FACEBOOK page that show windshields broken out of cars and trucks (pictures were from the Havelock area just off State Road 101). We also know of a power line that was knocked down by a large tree and ended up laying across SR101 near Harlowe (the power line, that is) resulting in a power outage in the Carteret-Craven Electric Co-operative service area.

Our weather should settle down quickly this evening with no more severe weather anticipated for eastern North Carolina this Monday evening.

Skip Waters, Chief Meteorologist

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AT 611 PM...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM OPEN GROUNDS FARM TO DIXON...OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 13 MILES NORTHEAST OF BEAUFORT
TO 8 MILES NORTH OF NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.
LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE...MARINES...HAMMOCKS
BEACH STATE PARK...BOGUE INLET PIER...STACY...MICHAEL J SMITH AIRPORT...ATLANTIC.
HAZARDS INCLUDE...
HALF INCH DIAMETER SIZE HAIL.
GUSTY WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH.
HEAVY RAINFALL AND MINOR FLOODING....skip

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* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
PAMLICO COUNTY IN NORTH CAROLINA
EAST CENTRAL JONES COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
CENTRAL CRAVEN COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH CENTRAL CARTERET COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 515 PM

* AT 431 PM...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OVER BRICES CREEK...OR 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF NEW...
BERN...MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH. QUARTER SIZED HAIL AND WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 58 MPH LIKELY WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
JAMES CITY...COASTAL CAROLINA REGIONAL AIRPORT...
FAIRFIELD HARBOR...OLYMPIA...
REELSBORO...
ARAPAHOE...GRANTSBORO...
BAYBORO...JANEIRO...
MERRITT......skip

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..STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS ONSLOW...DUPLIN AND JONES
COUNTIES THROUGH 515 PM...
AT 421 PM...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OVER MAGNOLIA...OR ABOUT 8 MILES SOUTH OF WARSAW...MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.
LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE KENANSVILLE...GREENEVERS...BEULAVILLE...LYMAN...ALBERT J ELLIS AIRPORT...RICHLANDS.
HAZARDS INCLUDE...
HALF INCH DIAMETER SIZE HAIL.
GUSTY WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH.
HEAVY RAINFALL AND MINOR FLOODING....skip

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...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS PAMLICO...CRAVEN AND JONES
COUNTIES THROUGH 500 PM...
AT 353 PM..DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OVER
COMFORT...OR ABOUT 14 MILES NORTH OF HALF MOON...MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH. LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE TRENTON...
POLLOCKSVILLE...RIVER BEND...TRENT WOODS...COASTAL CAROLINA REGIONAL
AIRPORT...FAIRFIELD HARBOR.
HAZARDS INCLUDE...
HALF INCH DIAMETER SIZE HAIL.
GUSTY WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH.
HEAVY RAINFALL AND MINOR FLOODING....skip

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The Severe Storms Forecast Center issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for parts of eastern North Carolina from 3:25 until 9:00pm this evening for parts of southeastern North Carolina. This includes Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico and Pender counties. The primary thunderstorm threats include storms with damaging wind gusts to 70 mph or higher and storms with large hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter. Remember, a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH means that conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. You should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions.

Skip Waters

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Warm, muggy start to the day leads to strong storms possible this afternoon east of Highway 17.

We start off feeling like a sauna this afternoon, with temperatures near 80 degrees and dew points into the mid-70s. A cold front propelled by unseasonably cool temperatures will slam into this warm tropical air mass, touching off the potential for severe storms, especially east of Highway 17 this afternoon.

The main threats with this storm system will be heavy torrential downpours, damaging wind gusts, hail as large as one-inch, and even an isolated tornado.

While I do not expect widespread coverage of these storms, any storms that do develop could quickly become severe. The front will push its way to the coast by late evening, taking the storm threat offshore with it.

Behind it, we will quickly clear out overnight with much more comfortable and unseasonably cool temperatures overtaking us for the middle of the week. Our average high temperatures should be near 90, and this week we'll have temps in the mid-80s with low humidity.

Continue to stay with us to track your severe weather in Eastern North Carolina.