HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
410 AM EDT THU JUN 13 2013
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.
A POTENT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL TRACK RAPIDLY EAST ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES TODAY. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT IN THE PIEDMONT BY MID AFTERNOON...BECOMING MORE NUMEROUS AND EVENTUALLY DEVELOPING INTO A SQUALL LINE BY LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING AS THEY MOVE QUICKLY EAST ACROSS THE TRIANGLE AND INTO THE COASTAL PLAIN. ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS AND QUARTER TO GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL.
ADDITIONALLY...THE COMBINATION OF A HUMID AIRMASS AND HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 90S WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDICES AS HIGH AS 100 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SPOTTERS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV AND BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCHES AND WARNINGS LATER TODAY.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. With 2013 forecast to be another ACTIVE tropical season, planning now can make the difference later.
Hurricane hazards come in many forms, including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and rip currents. The National Weather Service is responsible for protecting life and property through issuance of timely watches and warnings, but it is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches. Furthermore, mariners should be aware of special safety precautions when confronted with a hurricane.
Download the Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide (PDF) or follow the links for more information. But remember, this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense.
- 2013 Hurricane Preparedness Week Poster
- Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide (pdf) - Spanish Version (pdf)
- YouTube PSAs on Hurricane Preparedness Week - Spanish Version
- Be a Force of Nature with NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation
- NHC Outreach Resources
- Ready.gov Hurricanes
- Ready.gov Kids
Posted at 11:58 AM