Meteorologists have warned about North Carolina’s ‘radar gap’ for years. It’s taking a toll on forecasts.

Rotating supercell thunderstorms barreled across the North Carolina Piedmont on Saturday night, prompting tornado sirens to blare in Charlotte as three dangerous storms targeted the city. A total of 18 tornado warnings were issued for the trio of tempests as they straddled the North Carolina-South Carolina State line and tracked directly into the Queen City…

Tornadoes rip through the South, leaving at least 16 dead

At least 16 people were killed after tornadoes began ripping through the South on Easter, destroying homes and storefronts and leaving over 1 million people without power from an intense storm system now headed towards the Mid-Atlantic. Tornadoes and severe weather hit Central Texas early Sunday, bringing “gigantic” hail and damage, and then traveled east…

11 tornadoes reported across South as deadly storm causes power outages, major flooding

A powerful winter storm that roared out of New Mexico three days ago was pushing through New England on Saturday, leaving floods, twisters, heavy snow and power outages along its 1,500-mile path. At least five deaths were blamed on the fast-moving storm in Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. The storm, which generated at…

4 Charlotte area tornadoes confirmed. One crossed I-485 — twice, NWS storm team says

Four tornadoes touched down during Thursday’s severe weather in the Charlotte region, the National Weather Service confirmed Friday night. The strongest, an EF-2 with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, formed just before 11 a.m. at Battleground Road and Interstate 85 in Grover. That’s south of Kings Mountain in Cleveland County. The tornado traveled 8.57…

Tornado touches down in Kannapolis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A tornado touched down in Kannapolis Thursday amid Tornado Warnings and Watches in the WBTV viewing area. The tornado touched down near Lane Street and the Interstate 85 Exit, the city of Kannapolis confirmed around 12:30 p.m. No injuries were reported but there is property damage and downed power lines. Viewers…

Tornado fueled by Hurricane Dorian leaves N.C. island town wondering if it can recover

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. — Joann Davy, 83, clutched her kitchen countertop when she felt the tornado begin to lift her home, the water-borne twister flinging and shredding trailers in the mobile home park she had managed for 20 years. Her thoughts flashed to escape routes as her beachside trailer rose into the air, but Davy’s…

Tornadoes hit Carolinas as Hurricane Dorian floods Charleston; 200K without power

A reinvigorated Hurricane Dorian roared toward the Carolinas on Thursday, bringing tropical storm conditions along the South Carolina coast and flooding in Charleston, along with the threat of tornadoes across the region, including northward into North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center said as of 2 p.m. that Dorian is a Category 2 storm with maximum…

Hurricane Dorian is spinning up a slew of tornadoes. Here’s why.

Tornado watches were plastered across the eastern Carolinas on Thursday, with a spattering of tornado warnings popping up. It sounds like a typical outbreak of summertime severe weather, but the weather forecast for the coastal Carolinas is far from ordinary: There’s a Category 3 hurricane bearing down on them. Twisters began spinning up in Dorian’s…