Hurricanes: Top Stories
Top researchers at N.C. State have concluded that the Atlantic Basin, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, is bound to have an active hurricane season.
Since the early 1990s, taxpayers have spent more than $30 million repairing a vulnerable stretch of N.C. Highway 12 after storms battered the Outer Banks. Some areas have been fixed multiple times. Critics say the state is wasting money in a relentless battle between nature and man, while supporters say it is a vital link that must be saved.
Samaritan's Purse, out of Boone, is helping provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.
Gary Lackmann, a professor at North Carolina State University, has written three papers on climate change and continues to study the subject. WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel visited him to get his opinion on whether climate change caused Hurricane Sandy.
New hurricane forecasting model uses more variables and is 15 percent more accurate than current methods, researchers said.
State and local authorities are assessing damage from Hurricane Sandy along the North Carolina coast as they try to restore vital links to the barrier islands and return daily life to some sense of normalcy.
Snow continued to fall in some parts of western North Carolina Tuesday after Superstorm Sandy merged with arctic air to spawn the early winter onslaught.
As the mega-storm once known as Hurricane Sandy continued to pound mid-Atlantic and Northeast states Tuesday with heavy rain, snow and high winds, residents along North Carolina's coast tried to dry out and dig out in Sandy's wake.
Robin Walbridge, the captain of the HMS Bounty, is described by his wife as a passionate, experienced captain with a cool head and a kind heart.
The Coast Guard was optimistic Robin Walbridge, 63, of St. Petersburg, Fla., could still be alive in his blazing red survival suit 90 miles off the North Carolina coast.
As the remnants of Hurricane Sandy continue their slow trek through Pennsylvania and eventually upstate New York, southern power companies on Tuesday began sending hundreds of crews northward to help restore power to more than 6 million people without it in the hours after the superstorm made landfall.
A state-by-state look at the impact of Hurricane Sandy as it rolls up the eastern seaboard.
At Raleigh-Durham International Airport Monday, an estimated 150 flights to and from Northeast destinations were canceled as of Monday evening, spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said, adding that cancellations are also expected Tuesday.
The outer reaches of Hurricane Sandy were felt even in the North Carolina mountains Monday, where snow flakes were falling in Boone at 8 a.m. The weather extremes were multiplied Monday morning for those in the West Marion and Morganton areas who felt an earthquake.
Hurricane Sandy trudged northeast off North Carolina's coast Sunday, battering the Outer Banks with tropical storm-force wind and rain and flooding but, so far, sparing the state from major damage.
Slow-moving and huge, Hurricane Sandy will continue to bring wind, rain and even snow to North Carolina through Tuesday, WRAL meteorologist Greg Fishel said Sunday.
Some residents and visitors were trapped on North Carolina's coast as Hurricane Sandy approached late Saturday.
Gov. Beverly Perdue on Friday declared a state of emergency for 40 eastern North Carolina counties in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy's presence off the coast.
On Thursday, WRAL became the first commercial television station in the nation to demonstrate a new technology called the Mobile Emergency Alert System.
Hurricane Irene made it a tough year for the owners and workers at Carolina Seafood in Aurora, but owner Vance Henries is proud to have rebuilt his business and have nearly 50 people at work picking crabs again.
Certain aspects of hurricane forecasting have vastly improved in the last few decades, WRALs Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.
Meet scientists Robbie Berg, Michael Brennan and Jamie Rhome and learn what they do.
A state-of-the-art nonprofit laboratory in South Carolina allows researchers to test the wrath of wind unleashed in a hurricane on ordinary homes and businesses to help develop technology that can make buildings stronger.
Hurricane wind simulators are used to test the strength of commercial structures with the goal of improving their ability to withstand the devastating storms.
Tropical Storm Debby formed in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday, the first time since 1851 that four storms have formed before July.
WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson shares intresting facts about hurricanes to mark the start of the Atlantic hurricane season.
After a waterlogged morning commute, the back edge of Tropical Depression Beryl began moving out of the Triangle Wednesday afternoon, clearing the way for sunshine and a drier drive home.
An EF1 tornado packing 110 mph winds plowed through the town of Peletier in Carteret County Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Morehead City.
Scattered showers and some thunderstorms were moving into North Carolina Tuesday afternoon as Beryl moved north and east on a return path to the Atlantic.
For the first time in more than a century, a second pre-season tropical storm roared onto U.S. shores Monday and will start to impact North Carolina overnight Tuesday.
"Beryl won't make a direct hit on the North Carolina coast, but we'll need to keep watching it into the middle of the week," said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.
Police and Coast Guard searchers were looking for a missing person Saturday night in the water and on the sand as night fell over Wrightsville Beach.
"Alberto's not likely to have a major impact on us," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "It's a very weak storm. Its path will actually keep it well off the coast of North Carolina."