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Friday, April 27, 2018

Today Marks the 7th Anniversary of the 2011 Super Outbreak
Preparedness Information Included



The Super Outbreak of Tornadoes that occurred from April 25-28, 2011 cost at least 360 people their lives, injured over 3,000 people left thousands without their homes and businesses. It caused the equivalent of over $12 billion in damage in 2018 dollars. Below is a video from James Spann recounting that day in Alabama, then a couple of videos from people who filmed various tornadoes that day, then a list of resources you can use to prepare yourself for severe weather.








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Andy Gabrielson, the storm chaser who shot the above video, was later killed while returning from a chase by a drunk driver on February 4, 2012. EarthSky has a tribute to him on their website. [LINK]



This video is from the EF4 tornado that went through Tuscaloosa, AL on 4/27/11. It was taken from the University Mall parking lot.



The storm that hit Tuscaloosa eventually made it to Macon County [see the above radar image of the Tornado Warning] just before midnight and a tornado caused damage in Saly Mountain, NC. [LINK]

A more comprehensive write up on the outbreak by the local weather service office is also online. [LINK]


With that in mind, although our mountains do protect us from most tornadoes, that protection is not 100% effective so it would be prudent to prepare for them just in case.

Here is some general information on severe weather to assist you in becoming more prepared...


Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes and Hail



  • Hail Season - Tips to avoid costly damage during hailstorm season.
  • What Causes Hail - The causes of hail and an overview of the trends of hail in the United States
  • What is Hail - How hail forms, its composition, and the difference between hail and other severe weather conditions.
  • Where Hail Forms - Hail is a global concern.
  • Hail Fact Sheet - Basic facts about hail and the destruction it causes.
  • Hail Facts - Random tidbits of information about hail.



All-Hazards Emergency Messages on NOAA Weather Radio

NWR broadcasts National Weather Service (NWS) warnings, watches, forecasts and other non-weather related hazard information 24 hours a day. During an emergency, NWS forecasters interrupt routine broadcasts and send a special tone activating local weather radios. Weather radios equipped with a special alarm tone feature sound an alert to give you immediate information about a life-threatening situation.
NWR broadcasts warnings and post-event information for all types of hazards: weather (e.g., tornadoes, floods), natural (e.g., earthquakes, forest fires and volcanic activity), technological (e.g., chemical releases, oil spills, nuclear power plant emergencies, etc.), and national emergencies (e.g., terrorist attacks). Working with other Federal agencies and the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System (EAS), NWR is an all-hazards radio network, making it the most comprehensive weather and emergency information available to the public.
Life-threatening weather emergency messages are alerted on NWR. Many of those same weather-related emergency messages are also broadcast via the EAS.


More Information:











North Carolina Station Table
Weather Forcast Office (WFO)


New Bern
Glenburnie Garden
162.400
1000
Newport, NC
Winnabow
Winnabow
162.550
1000
Wilmington, NC
Cape Hatteras
Middletown
162.475
1000
Newport, NC
Mooresville
South Iredell County
162.525
1000
Greer, SC
Warsaw
Duplin County
162.425
300
Newport, NC
Windsor
Windsor
162.525
300
Wakefield, VA
Linville
Grandmother Mtn.
162.450
300
Greer, SC
Henderson
Macon
162.500
300
Raleigh, NC
Mount Jefferson
Ashe County
162.500
300
Blacksburg, VA
Ellerbe
Richmond County
162.400
300
Raleigh, NC
Garner
Garner
162.450
300
Raleigh, NC
Buck Mountain
Badin
162.500
1000
Raleigh, NC
Margarettsville
Margarettsville
162.450
300
Wakefield, VA
Robbinsville
Teyahalee Bald Mtn.
162.525
300
Greer, SC
Mamie
Mamie
162.425
300
Newport, NC
Winston-Salem
Sauratown Mtn.
162.400
1000
Raleigh, NC
Saint Pauls
Saint Pauls
162.475
1000
Wilmington, NC
Asheville
Mt. Pisgah
162.400
300
Greer, SC
Chapel Hill
Durham
162.550
1000
Raleigh, NC
Rocky Mount
Tarboro
162.475
1000
Raleigh, NC
Charlotte
Spencer Mtn.
162.475
1000
Greer, SC






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5:45 pm on April 27, 2018

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