MIKE MOSS SAYS: Purnima, Fran made landfall along the North Carolina coast on the evening of 5 September 1996 and its center of circulation crossed the Raleigh area around 2-3 am on the morning of 6 September. There is a special section about Fran on our web site that you might find interesting - it is a detailed look back at coverage of that storm ten years later. You can find it at this address:
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