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Moderate Risk of Severe Storms Today (Friday)

Posted on Friday, April 19th, 2019 by Zachary Smith under Archived, Emergency Management, Weather Alerts.
Posted 4/19/2019 @ 8:45 AM

The severe weather threat has been upgraded significantly in North Carolina to include Greensboro for today (Friday, April 19). There will be multiple rounds of storms today with the most damaging storms later this afternoon.

Below is an excerpt from the Raleigh National Weather Service Forecaster Discussion which outlines the threat…

Confidence continues to grow with respect to the severe weather potential Friday afternoon and evening. The latest update from the Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the risk for all of central North Carolina into a Moderate Risk (4 of 5) for severe weather today, the first of it`s kind in our forecast area in over three years (Last time: February 24th, 2016). Primary threats with today`s setup are widespread damaging winds, hail, tornadoes (possibly long-track tornadoes), and localized Flash Flooding. This severe setup has the potential to be a very dangerous situation, with several severe ingredients rarely seen across the eastern seaboard coming together over portions over central North Carolina. NOW IS THE TIME TO FINALIZE EMERGENCY PLANS, REPLENISH YOUR EMERGENCY SUPPLIES IN YOUR SAFE PLACE, AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A RELIABLE WAY TO RECEIVE WATCH/WARNING INFORMATION. Once you are completely prepared, check on your nearby family members and neighbors to ensure they are also prepared and aware.

The NWS updates their briefings frequently when there is a threat of severe weather. To view the latest briefing anytime, go to https://www.weather.gov/media/rah/briefing/NWSRaleighLatestBriefing.pdf.

For real-time campus weather conditions, check out the UNCG weather station and weather camera by going to guilford.weatherstem.com/uncg.