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NWUS52 KRAH 280031
LSRRAH

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
831 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0828 PM     HEAVY RAIN       3 NE YOUNGSVILLE        36.06N  78.44W
05/27/2015  M2.98 INCH       FRANKLIN           NC   COCORAHS

            2.98 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN 90 MINUTES.


&&

EVENT NUMBER RAH1500652

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PWB



000
NWUS52 KRAH 280031
LSRRAH

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
831 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0828 PM     HEAVY RAIN       3 NE YOUNGSVILLE        36.06N  78.44W
05/27/2015  M2.98 INCH       FRANKLIN           NC   COCORAHS

            2.98 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN 90 MINUTES.


&&

EVENT NUMBER RAH1500652

$$

PWB



000
NWUS52 KRAH 280031
LSRRAH

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
831 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0828 PM     HEAVY RAIN       3 NE YOUNGSVILLE        36.06N  78.44W
05/27/2015  M2.98 INCH       FRANKLIN           NC   COCORAHS

            2.98 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN 90 MINUTES.


&&

EVENT NUMBER RAH1500652

$$

PWB




000
NWUS52 KRAH 280031
LSRRAH

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
831 PM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0828 PM     HEAVY RAIN       3 NE YOUNGSVILLE        36.06N  78.44W
05/27/2015  M2.98 INCH       FRANKLIN           NC   COCORAHS

            2.98 INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN 90 MINUTES.


&&

EVENT NUMBER RAH1500652

$$

PWB



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000
NOUS42 KILM 271106
PNSILM

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
0707 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

...THIS WEEK IS NATIONAL HURRICANE AWARENESS WEEK...

IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO PREPARE FOR THE 2015 HURRICANE SEASON. THE
ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS EACH YEAR ON JUNE 1ST AND ENDS
NOVEMBER 30TH. BEING PREPARED CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR
ABILITY TO COPE WHEN A STORM THREATENS.

TODAYS TOPIC IS INLAND OR FRESHWATER FLOODING.

THE GREATEST INTEREST IN HURRICANES IS USUALLY THE LOCATION OF THE
APPROACHING EYE...THE STRENGTH OF THE WIND...AND THE EVACUATION OF
THE COAST. HOWEVER...MOST DEATHS ATTRIBUTED TO HURRICANES ARE DUE TO
FRESH WATER FLOODING FROM RAIN WELL AWAY FROM THE COAST...OFTEN
AFTER THE WINDS HAVE WEAKENED. FROM 1970 TO 1999...59 PERCENT OF ALL
TROPICAL CYCLONE FATALITIES WERE CAUSED BY INLAND FLOODING. 63 PERCENT
OF THESE FATALITIES OCCURRED IN INLAND COUNTIES.

ONE INCH OF RAIN IS ABOUT 28 THOUSAND GALLONS OF WATER PER ACRE...OR
ABOUT 17 MILLION GALLONS PER SQUARE MILE.

WIDESPREAD TORRENTIAL RAINS OFTEN IN EXCESS OF SIX INCHES CAN
PRODUCE DEADLY AND DESTRUCTIVE FLOODS. HURRICANES DENNIS AND FLOYD
DROPPED A TOTAL OF AROUND 20 INCHES OF RAIN IN TWO WEEKS...CAUSING
CATASTROPHIC FLOODING IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEASTERN
SOUTH CAROLINA. MORE THAN 2 MILLION POULTRY...2 HUNDRED THOUSAND HOGS
...AND 50 PEOPLE DIED IN THE FLOODING.

HOWEVER...ALMOST ALL OF THE HUMAN DEATHS WERE THE RESULT OF
MOTORISTS TAKING RISKS...DRIVING INTO WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH. AS
LITTLE AS 6 INCHES OF FLOWING WATER CAN FLOAT A VEHICLE...CAUSING
MOTORISTS TO LOSE CONTROL. JUST LIKE USING SEAT BELTS...SAFE DRIVING
MEANS RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR WHICH CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE...ESPECIALLY
DURING DANGEROUS WEATHER.

BEFORE THE START OF HURRICANE SEASON DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT YOU
LIVE IN A POTENTIAL FLOOD ZONE. FIND OUT IF YOUR HOME OWNERS
INSURANCE POLICY COVERS FLOODING OR IF YOU NEED TO PURCHASE
SUPPLEMENTAL FLOOD INSURANCE. IT IS WISE TO DEVELOP A FLOOD
EMERGENCY PLAN...INCLUDING WHICH ROADS WILL BE SAFE TO USE DURING A
FLOOD.

TO MONITOR RIVER LEVELS...VISIT OUR WEB SITE: WEATHER.GOV/ILM/HYDRO.

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000
NOUS42 KILM 260826
PNSILM

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
0425 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...THIS WEEK IS NATIONAL HURRICANE AWARENESS WEEK...

IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO PREPARE FOR THE 2015 HURRICANE SEASON. THE
ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS EACH YEAR ON JUNE 1ST AND ENDS
NOVEMBER 30TH. BEING PREPARED CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR
ABILITY TO COPE WHEN A STORM THREATENS.

TODAY WE COVER HIGH WINDS AND TORNADOES.

THE INTENSITY OF A HURRICANE IS EXPRESSED IN TERMS OF CATEGORIES
RELATED TO WIND SPEEDS AND POTENTIAL DAMAGE...CALLED THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE...RANGING FROM CATEGORY 1 TO
CATEGORY 5. A CATEGORY 1 STORM IS THE WEAKEST WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS BETWEEN 74 AND 95 MPH (64 TO 82 KT). A CATEGORY 2 STORM WILL
HAVE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS BETWEEN 96 AND 110 MPH (83 TO 95 KT).

A HURRICANE IS CALLED A MAJOR HURRICANE WHEN IT BECOMES CATEGORY 3
OR HIGHER. A CATEGORY 3 STORM IS A STORM WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS BETWEEN 111 AND 129 MPH (96 TO 112 KT). CATEGORY 4 STORMS HAVE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS BETWEEN 130 AND 156 MPH (113 TO 136 KT) AND
ON AVERAGE CAN BE EXPECTED TO CAUSE DAMAGE 1000 TIMES GREATER THAN A
CATEGORY 1 STORM. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS IN A CATEGORY 5
STORM WILL BE GREATER THAN 157 MPH (137 KT).

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO BE DANGEROUS TO
THOSE CAUGHT IN THEM. EVERY EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO EVACUATE OR
TAKE SHELTER BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS CAN DESTROY POORLY CONSTRUCTED BUILDINGS AND
MOBILE HOMES. DEBRIS...SUCH AS SIGNS...ROOFING MATERIAL...
SIDING...AND SMALL ITEMS LEFT OUTSIDE BECOME FLYING MISSILES
IN HURRICANES.

THE STRONGEST WINDS USUALLY OCCUR ON THE RIGHT FRONT SIDE OF THE
EYEWALL...THE MOST INTENSE AREA OF WINDS JUST OUTSIDE THE EYE.
ALTHOUGH WIND SPEEDS TYPICALLY DECREASE SIGNIFICANTLY WITHIN 12
HOURS OF LANDFALL...WINDS CAN REMAIN ABOVE HURRICANE STRENGTH WELL
INLAND.

HURRICANES ALSO PRODUCE TORNADOES...WHICH ADD TO THE HURRICANES
DESTRUCTIVE POWER. TORNADOES ARE MOST LIKELY TO OCCUR IN THE RIGHT
FRONT PORTION OF THE STORM...BUT THEY CAN ALSO BE FOUND EMBEDDED IN
RAINBANDS WELL AWAY FROM THE CENTER OF THE STORM.

UNLIKE TORNADOES THAT DEVELOP IN STRONG THUNDERSTORMS...TORNADOES
ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL CYCLONES ARE NOT USUALLY ACCOMPANIED BY
HAIL OR LIGHTNING. TORNADOES CAN OCCUR FOR DAYS AFTER LANDFALL WHEN
THE CYCLONE REMNANTS PERSIST AS AN IDENTIFIABLE LOW. TROPICAL CYCLONE
TORNADOES CAN DEVELOP AT ANY TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT...THOUGH BY ABOUT
12 HOURS AFTER LANDFALL THEY TEND TO OCCUR MORE OFTEN DURING THE DAY.

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000
NOUS42 KILM 250835
PNSILM

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
0436 AM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

...THIS WEEK IS NATIONAL HURRICANE AWARENESS WEEK....

IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO PREPARE FOR THE 2015 HURRICANE SEASON. THE
ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS EACH YEAR ON JUNE 1ST AND ENDS
NOVEMBER 30TH. BEING PREPARED CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR
ABILITY TO COPE WHEN A STORM THREATENS.

TODAY`S TOPIC IS STORM SURGE AND MARINE SAFETY.

LONG PERIOD SWELL FROM A DISTANT HURRICANE CAN CREATE HIGH SURF AND
DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE COAST WELL AHEAD OF LANDFALL. WHEN
THE HURRICANE IS ABOUT A DAY AWAY FROM MAKING LANDFALL THE CYCLONES
WIND FIELD STARTS TO AFFECT THE COAST. AT THIS TIME BEACH EROSION
STARTS TO OCCUR AS BOTH WINDS AND WAVES START INCREASING.

STORM SURGE IS AN ABNORMAL RISE OF WATER GENERATED BY A STORM AND
INDEPENDENT OF THE PREDICTED ASTRONOMICAL TIDES. STORM TIDE IS THE
TOTAL WATER LEVEL RISE...A COMBINATION OF STORM SURGE AND THE
ASTRONOMICAL TIDE. THE RISE IN WATER LEVEL CAN CAUSE EXTREME
FLOODING IN COASTAL AREAS. IF THE STORM SURGE ARRIVES AT THE SAME
TIME AS THE HIGH TIDE...THE WATER HEIGHT WILL BE EVEN
GREATER...REACHING 20 FEET OR HIGHER.

STORM SURGE IS PRODUCED BY WATER BEING PUSHED TOWARD SHORE BY THE
FORCE OF THE WINDS MOVING CYCLONICALLY AROUND THE STORM. THE IMPACT
ON SURGE OF THE LOW PRESSURE ASSOCIATED WITH INTENSE STORMS IS
MINIMAL IN COMPARISON TO THE WATER BEING PUSHED TOWARD SHORE BY THE
WIND. ADDING TO THE DESTRUCTIVE POWER OF THE SURGE...BATTERING WAVES
CAN INCREASE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AT THE COAST. ALONG THE IMMEDIATE
COAST STORM SURGE IS THE GREATEST THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

THE STORM TIDE IS HIGHEST ON THE SIDE OF THE STORM CIRCULATION WHERE
THE WIND IS BLOWING TOWARD THE COAST. SURGE IS HIGHEST CLOSER TO THE
EYE...WHERE THE WIND IS STRONGEST.

IN CONFINED HARBORS...THE COMBINATION OF STORM TIDES...WAVES...AND
CURRENTS CAN SEVERELY DAMAGE MARINAS AND BOATS. WHEN A TROPICAL
STORM OR HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED...MARINE INTERESTS SHOULD
IMMEDIATELY TAKE ALL POSSIBLE PRECAUTIONS TO EITHER MOVE THEIR
BOATS TO SAFETY OR TAKE ALL POSSIBLE STEPS TO SECURE THEM.

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