THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 398 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN NORTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT CARTERET CRAVEN DARE DUPLIN GREENE HYDE JONES LENOIR MARTIN ONSLOW PAMLICO PITT TYRRELL WASHINGTON THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ARAPAHOE, ATLANTIC BEACH, EMERALD ISLE, AURORA, BATH, BAYBORO, BEAUFORT, BELHAVEN, BETHEL, BEULAVILLE, BUXTON, CHOCOWINITY, COLUMBIA, COVE CITY, CRESWELL, ENGELHARD, FAIRFIELD, FAISON, FARMVILLE, GREENVILLE, GRIFTON, GRIMESLAND, GUM NECK, HAVELOCK, HOOKERTON, JACKSONVILLE, JAMESVILLE, KENANSVILLE, KINSTON, KITTY HAWK, LA GRANGE, MANTEO, MAYSVILLE, MOREHEAD CITY, NAGS HEAD, NEW BERN, NEWPORT, NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, OAK CITY, OCRACOKE, ORIENTAL, PINK HILL, PLYMOUTH, POLLOCKSVILLE, RICHLANDS, ROBERSONVILLE, RODANTHE, ROPER, SCRANTON, SNOW HILL, STUMPY POINT, SWANQUARTER, SWANSBORO, TRENTON, VANCEBORO, VANDEMERE, WALLACE, WALSTONBURG, WARSAW, WASHINGTON, AND WILLIAMSTON.
The National Weather Service in Newport has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northeastern Jones County in eastern North Carolina... Greene County in eastern North Carolina... Lenoir County in eastern North Carolina... Northwestern Craven County in eastern North Carolina... Pitt County in eastern North Carolina... West central Beaufort County in eastern North Carolina... * Until 645 PM EDT. * At 547 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Elm City to House to Wilmar, moving south at 20 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Greenville, New Bern, Kinston, Washington, Winterville, Ayden, Farmville, La Grange, Bethel, River Bend, Grifton, Stokes, Snow Hill, Bell Arthur, Vanceboro, House, Shelmerdine, Pactolus, Calico and Black Jack. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Please send your reports of hail and/or wind damage, including trees or large limbs downed, by calling the National Weather Service office in Newport at 1-800-889-6889. && HAIL...1.00IN; WIND...60MPH
...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT NORTHEASTERN GREENE... NORTHEASTERN LENOIR...NORTHERN CRAVEN...PITT...SOUTHERN MARTIN AND WESTERN BEAUFORT COUNTIES... At 527 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located near House, or 10 miles north of Greenville, moving southeast at 20 mph. Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm. Locations impacted include... Greenville, Washington, Winterville, Ayden, Farmville, River Road, Bethel, Grifton, Stokes, Bell Arthur, Pinetown, Blounts Creek, Pactolus, House, Shelmerdine, Calico, Black Jack, Bruce, Cox Crossroads and Bunyan. If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.
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