Helping You Prepare when Severe Weather is in the Air

Leo Caplanides
Dramatic thunderstorm clouds.

Here is some important information to keep you in the know:

  • According to the National Weather Service, North Carolina experiences about 40 thunderstorm days per year, 10 percent are classified as severe.

  • Severe thunderstorms are defined by one of the following: produces hail at least an inch in diameter, has winds of 58 miles per hour or stronger, or produces a tornado.

  • Frequent lightning and flooding are not considered severe weather but can be equally as deadly.

  • A weather “Watch” means conditions are favorable to severe weather and be on the lookout for changing weather conditions. A weather “Warning” means severe weather is imitate or is currently happening, take cover.