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  • seeingthru Feb 21, 4:40 p.m.

    It was just a little blow with brief heavy rain in Knightdale.. no big deal, no damage..sorry to disappoint.

  • Obamacare rises again Feb 21, 3:44 p.m.

    The way that the roofs are built over the gas pumps is asking for trouble,its bout as sturdy as... View More

    — Posted by pawpawoscar

    Do these things really need roofs? It's about time people toughen up and pump gas in the rain.

  • pawpawoscar Feb 21, 3:08 p.m.

    The way that the roofs are built over the gas pumps is asking for trouble,its bout as sturdy as holding an umbrella in the wind.no where near enough support.

  • bluecharger Feb 21, 11:59 a.m.

    woohoo! Actually just heard thunder.....over 20 minutes after it started raining!

  • bluecharger Feb 21, 11:37 a.m.

    Meh....an insistent breeze, rushing grey clouds, a couple moments of rain.

  • norainonmyparade Feb 21, 10:51 a.m.

    On the Storm Alerts map, the color key doesn't match the colors on the map. I assume that the... View More

    — Posted by jcarroll51

    I see RED areas on the map, and the legend states RED is for Tornado WATCH. A tornado watch is in effect for Durham, Wake, and others. http://www.wral.com/weather/image/9587391/

  • davido Feb 21, 10:26 a.m.

    OK, but any update on the risk of a sharknado?

  • jcarroll51 Feb 21, 10:20 a.m.

    On the Storm Alerts map, the color key doesn't match the colors on the map. I assume that the purple in the color key refers to the red on the map but there's nothing in the text about a tornado warning here in Durham. If warnings are to be taken seriously, they have to be clear.

  • URADA Feb 21, 10:10 a.m.

    Interesting how the storms are going to go around Lee county. Past Lee county above and below but not in. Great!

  • so you dont like my opinion ok Feb 21, 10:05 a.m.

    Batten down the hatches, put the brollies away and get out your wellie boots, its nearly here!!

  • t0rnadochaser Feb 20, 7:17 p.m.

    To Bluecharger: The main thing that should save NC tomorrow is the (strong) upper level center of low pressure will be in southeastern Canada instead of Kentucky or Ohio, which would cause a more direct threat to us with a stronger, much closer surface low (plus mis level jet streak proximity) - that's what leads to your tornado outbreaks in spring.

  • t0rnadochaser Feb 20, 7:12 p.m.

    The problem is today's convection was forecasted by the gurus to rapidly congeal into a solid N/S squall line and that hasn't happened and may not even occur overnight? Not good as tornado potential is higher than thought with isolated cells. 9AM-1pm storms in eastern NC Friday; storm mode still uncertain. Conditions ARE favorable for updraft rotation albeit instability is less than robust.

  • bluecharger Feb 20, 5:45 p.m.

    So exactly where is this expanded wind threat coming from? The NWS is still saying up to 30-mph gusts. I'm not arguing the possibility, this is one of the first things I look for after a week like this in central NC. I want to know if this is what models are showing, or if the Weather Center is just looking back at how this usually goes and covering their bases. Everything about this system, from the time of day it's expected to sweep through to the assertion that we're only getting a "glancing blow" from it mitigates somewhat the expected ferocity of what comes through. I grant you no cold front comes without "assumed risks" like the odd tornado here and there that could never be predicted, but why the sudden ramp-up in estimates? Science or ratings?

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