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Rock Hill Tornado Debris Found 20 miles away in Ballantyne

After seeing the devastation of the Rock Hill tornado first hand on Thursday and reporting on it. I started getting e-mails, Tweets, and Facebook messages from people in Fort Mill, SC and Ballantyne in North Carolina.

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Rock Hill Tornado

Looking back at the radar data from Frist Warn Doppler. I was able to see where the circulation on radar compared to the damage I was able to survey first hand. The circulation was much stronger looking back in Laurens and Union county then in Chester and York Co.

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November Tornado Threat

The atmosphere is recovering quickly ahead of strong low pressure in Alabama. This is setting the stage for an increasing severe weather risk by this evening in the Carolinas.

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Severe Weather Threat Slightly Higher Wednesday

The severe weather threat for Wednesday is slightly increasing based on the latest guidance I’m analyzing tonight. The current trends in the radar and satellite clearly shows wherever this potent low goes, so does the severe weather threat.

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Severe Weather Threats Wednesday

Today was day one of what could become a 3 day November severe weather outbreak. So far today we say 4 tornado watches with at least 1 confirmed tornado but 69 reports of severe weather.

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Ski season in the Carolinas starts this weekend

With cold temperatures and Thanksgiving just 2 weeks away there’s a race among three ski areas in North Carolina to be the first to open. Now most of this is just a PR battle to be the first to open in the southeast but it’s still a blast to see the race to open first.

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Oklahoma Earthquakes aren’t that unusual.

With the recent series of earthquakes in Oklahoma people keep asking, What’s going on? Well the USGS has put together a great blog post on the subject below.

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An asteroid drive by today and Sunspot 1339

This week ahead there are a couple of things to watch for up in space. The first one seems like something to be concerned with but it’s really not. I promise…. even though this thing on the right looks like something out of the movies.That is an asteroid which will make a close pass to the Earth.

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October 2011 Recap

October was our first month with below average temperatures since March earlier this year. Ending our stretch of warmer than average months at 6. October was also slightly below average for rainfall but only by a very small margin. The month started with the earliest snowfall on record in North Carolina on October 1st when .5” fell on Beech Mountain.

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Winter Forecast 2011-2012 for the Carolinas

Last winter was our second straight winter with well below temperatures and slightly above average snowfall in the Charlotte region. We had 6.1” of snow and the temperatures were the coldest since the late 1970s. This was highlighted by the first white Christmas in charlotte in 63 years.

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