Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thunderstorm High Wind Threat in North Carolina

UPDATE at 3:27pm EDT. Closeup of the storms in the Triangle indicate very strong cells with the potential for wind gusts above 70 mph. Most of the storms are moving toward the ESE. Yellow polygon = severe thunderstorm warnings for 1" hail and damaging winds.


ORIGINAL POST BELOW:

The storms west of Raleigh-Durham are quite strong and are capable of very strong, damaging winds and large hail. Here is the AccuWeather Regional Radar as of  3:13 PM EDT. Doppler wind measurements are 70 mph or a little higher in the storms west of Raleigh that are moving ESE.

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