Severe Storms

Damage at a farm in Onslow County from an EF1 tornado on April 13, 2020. (Image by NWS Morehead City)


Many types of severe weather affect life and property in North Carolina, such as lightning, tornadoes, and floods


Severe Storm Reports Database

Interactive database and map of tornado, hail, and high wind reports provided by NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center

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Education – Thunderstorms

Learn about thunderstorms and their role in North Carolina’s climate.


Today’s Storm Risk Map

Storm Prediction Center

The Storm Prediction Center is the group that issues severe storm watches

Most recent Watch, Warnings and Hazard Advisories

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is the organization that issues severe storm warnings


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