03/21/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 3:46 pm Lock and Dam No. 2 Recreational Area will remain closed through late summer / early fall 2019
  • 3:42 pm New Host Campus for Governor’s School West
  • 3:33 pm $16.5 Million Awarded to Local Governments for Hurricane Recovery Work
  • 3:27 pm Tillis & Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Newborn Care for Children of Veterans
  • 11:10 am Emereau: Bladen vacancy announcements
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North Carolina is traditionally an active tornado and severe thunderstorm state, and spring is peak season for severe weather, although it can occur at any time of year. All North Carolinians are urged to prepare and practice safety plans now. March 3-9 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week, so make sure you know how to stay […]

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As a part of North Carolina’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week, tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, at 9:30 a.m., the National Weather Service in cooperation with local broadcasters will conduct the annual statewide tornado drill in the form of a Required Monthly Test on all NOAA weather radio and public alert systems. The alarm test will activate […]

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Contributed Bladen Community College wrapped up the week before spring break by hosting a special presentation from WECT Channel 6 Chief Meteorologist, Gannon Medwick. Students from local public schools, the Bladen Early College High School, BCC, BCC faculty and staff gathered in the college auditorium to listen to Medwick’s interesting explanation of hurricanes and their […]

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Contributed Today (Tuesday, February 19) the WSR-88D radar operated by the NOAA National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC will be down through this Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 for the refurbishment of the transmitter. Although the form, fit, and function of the transmitter will remain the same, old breakers and cables original to the radar will […]

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Beginning next Tuesday, February 19, the WSR-88D radar operated by the NOAA National Weather Service in Wilmington, NC will be down for approximately five days for the refurbishment of the transmitter. Although the form, fit, and function of the transmitter will remain the same, old breakers and cables original to the radar will be replaced […]

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RALEIGH: Governor Cooper urges residents to follow their local weather forecast and be prepared for another round of sub-freezing temperatures and winter weather over the next few days – and to exercise caution on the roads in areas were wintry precipitation falls. “North Carolina is bracing for more cold and snowy weather, and I urge people […]

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Seasonable weather with plenty of sunshine through Wednesday, including a beautiful Christmas Day! Another storm system expected to affect the area Thursday night through Friday night. Overview: Seasonable weather to start the first half of the week with a warm-up and increase of showers late Thursday into Friday. Astronomical high tides will continue over the […]

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By Erin Smith For those who enjoy snow and cold weather, winter officially arrives today (Friday, December 21). This makes today the shortest day of the year and it marks the time that the Northern Hemisphere is farthest away from the sun. Because today marks the beginning of winter, it does not necessarily herald the […]

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Contributed With rain in the forecast for Thursday night into Friday morning, the Cape Fear River is expected to reach minor flood stage by Christmas Eve, according to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. A flood warning is in effect for the Cape Fear River at the William O. Huske Lock and Dam No. 3 near Tar […]

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Contributed The Cape Fear River is expected to reach minor flood stage this week, according to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. A flash flood watch that was issued for Bladen County on Friday has been allowed to expire. A flood warning remains in effect for the Cape Fear River at the William O. […]

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Contributed The Cape Fear River is expected to reach moderate flood stage this weekend, according to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington.  “With many area rivers high or above flood stage when the rain falls late this week, flooding along area creeks may be worse than is typical for a 2 to 4 inch […]

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Snow is most likely a no go this weekend in Bladen County. Rain, however, is expected. The National Weather Service is forecasting up to three inches of rain in areas of Bladen County this weekend as a low pressure develops along the Gulf Coast on Saturday morning as high pressure builds down from the north. […]

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An early December storm will bring a mixed bag of hazardous wintry precipitation to the Carolinas this weekend, likely to cause prolonged power outages in some areas as snow and ice bring down trees, limbs and power lines. Duke Energy meteorologists continue to monitor weather conditions and the company is making plans accordingly. Line […]

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The weather should be nice for the holiday week according to Stephen Keebler with National Weather Service. After a few lingering showers this morning, high pressure will build in and provide a mostly dry albeit cool at times during the holiday week. The forecast for Thanksgiving Day calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the […]

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There is a slight risk for severe weather developing later this morning, according to the National Weather Service Office in Wilmington. “A warm front will move in off the ocean over the next several hours.  Temperatures will warm into the 60s and lower 70s behind this front producing an unstable atmosphere,” said Timothy Armstrong with […]

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Western Counties Will See Greatest Impacts of Ice, Rest of the State Will Get Heavy Rain  RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper is encouraging the public to pay close attention to their local forecast and be prepared for ice in western counties. State emergency and transportation officials are closely monitoring weather and road conditions and are working […]

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Contributed If you have plants outdoors, tonight will be a good time to bring them inside. Temperatures on Saturday night are forecast to drop to near freezing. A strong cold front will move through the area Friday night and temperatures will be much cooler on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Highs are forecast […]

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Bladen County has been placed under a tropical storm watch and flash flood watch through late Thursday night by the National Weather Service because of expected heavy rainfall from Hurricane Michael. Michael is expected to move across the region as a tropical storm Thursday and into Thursday night. Tropical storm force winds are possible, says […]

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Tom Tarrant, a middle school EC teacher at Columbus Charter School, became one of many local heroes during Hurricane Florence. Pedaling back and forth on his bicycle, Tom delivered medical supplies to neighbors who were stranded by high water. He also volunteered with The Red Cross during and after the storm. “This was my first […]

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Hurricane Michael is forecast to make landfall along the Florida panhandle this week and make its way northward into the Carolinas by Thursday into Friday. The National Weather Service Office is forecasting southeastern North Carolina will receive between 2 to 4 inches of rainfall, tropical storm force wind gusts and a slight possibility of severe […]

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While Bladen County is still reeling form the effects of Hurricane Florence another storm, Hurricane Michael has now formed in the Gulf of Mexico. While the National Weather Service Office in Wilmington says it is still too early to tell specific impacts the storm may have, residents with roof damage are encouraged to prepare for […]

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The Cape Fear River is expected to drop below flood stage by Tuesday night at the three locks in Bladen County, according to the National Weather Service. Rain last week from Hurricane Florence caused severe flooding along the Cape Fear River. The National Weather Service reported that Elizabethtown received almost 36 inches of rain from […]

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RALEIGH – Interstate 95 through North Carolina is now reopened to all traffic, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Sunday night. Floodwaters that covered the interstate following Hurricane Florence receded quicker than expected, allowing the N.C. Department of Transportation to complete the inspections and repairs needed to reopen the road, Cooper said. “I-95 is a major artery […]

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The National Hurricane Center in Coral Gables, Florida is estimating the Bladen County has received more than three feet of rain since Thursday. As of 2 p.m. Sunday, September 16, 2018, the doppler radar has measured 29.05 inches of rainfall in Elizabethtown. Communities throughout Bladen County are dealing with issues with flooding. Downtown Bladenboro, Clarkton […]

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Bladen County Schools

Bladen County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 17, 2018, for students and staff. We will assess conditions on Sunday and Monday for any needed changes to the schedule for the remainder of the week.   Share:

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Some progress has been made in restoring power to Bladen County. On Saturday evening, Duke Energy reported they had restored power to 637,000 customers out of an estimated 1.1 million. In Bladen County, more than 1,500 customers remained without power. The company estimated 427,000 customers remain without power and stated that crews are working on […]

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By Erin Smith The Cape Fear River has begun to rise and is expected to reach flood levels as high as Hurricane Matthew, according to the National Weather Service. Bladen County has received between 12 to 15 inches of rain as of Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. More rain is forecast for […]

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By Erin Smith On Saturday morning the White Lake Fire Department was a hub of activity as they removed downed trees from roads, checked on residents, and surveyed storm damage. The firemen also had another crew with them from Murphy, which is a small town that borders Tennessee and Georgia. Jonathan King, with the Murphy […]

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By Erin Smith A Bladen County Sheriff’s Deputy drove into standing water near Clarkton on Saturday evening and his vehicle stalled out on NC 211. “He drove into some standing water and the car flooded,” said Bladen County Chief Deputy Larry Guyton. A wrecker was called to assist the deputy, according to Guyton and the […]

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Bladen County Emergency Management Officials have issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents who reside along the Cape Fear River and along Burney Road, River Road, and Tar Heel Ferry Road. Flooding is expected to be near or possibly higher than Hurricane Matthew levels. Residents are encouraged to move further inland if at all possible. […]

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By Erin Smith Hurricane Florence has made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as a Category 1 storm; however, residents are advised not to let their guard down as catastrophic flooding and wind damage are forecast for Friday. Bladen County was issued a flash flood warning early Friday morning and remains under a Hurricane Warning. […]

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Bladen County has implemented a daily curfew beginning Thursday, September 13, 2018,  from 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. until further notice, according to Bladen County Emergency Management. With the slow moving Hurricane Florence, the National Weather Service is forecasting Bladen County to receive between 18 to 20 inches of rainfall during the storm. This can […]

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By Erin Smith Long before Hurricane Florence arrived at the Carolina coastline, help was already pouring into North Carolina from all over the United States. On Thursday morning, a 40-man USAR team arrived in the county from Vermont. Swift Water Rescue crews were arriving at the Bladen County Training Center in White Lake on Thursday […]

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By Erin Smith Elizabethtown Town Manager, Eddie Madden, briefed town staff on Thursday morning regarding the latest on Hurricane Florence. The town council voted to implement a curfew during the storm. Madden said that as of Thursday morning, the storm has turned to the north. “The current storm track will bring the storm directly over […]

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A hurricane warning has been issued for Bladen County as of 5 a.m. Thursday morning. A hurricane warning means hurricane-force winds are expected in the area over the next 36 hours, according to the National Weather Service. While Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 Hurricane, residents are urged to remain vigilant and […]

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By Erin Smith Residents of Bladen County are busy today (Wednesday) making final preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Florence. The Category 4 Major Hurricane is taking aim at the Carolina coast while an exact landfall location is still unknown, the storm has taken a slightly southward turn. Homeowners and businesses across Bladen County were […]

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While an exact location for landfall is still unknown, forecasters do agree powerful Hurricane Florence is projected to strike the Carolina coastline on Thursday. Forecasters warn there will be catastrophic damage due to the storm. “Florence is shaping up to be a potentially significant multi-hazard threat from dangerous maritime conditions, storm storm surge, wind, and […]

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State Evacuation Ordered for Vulnerable Coastal Areas Read Executive Order Here With powerful and dangerous Hurricane Florence zeroing in on North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper today issued a mandatory state evacuation order for vulnerable coastal areas. The state order is in addition to local evacuation orders already in place in most coastal communities. The storm is expected […]

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By Erin Smith Residents along the Southeastern Coast of the United States should be in the final stages of preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on Thursday. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Bladen County on Tuesday morning. All residents are strongly encouraged to take this storm seriously, said Elizabethtown Town Manager Eddie […]

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Update 3 : Several organizations, event organizers and schools have announced closings and delays due to Hurricane Florence. Below is the current list of closings and cancellations as of  Tuesday morning. In order to ensure the safety of staff, all branches of the Bladen County Public Library will be closed Thursday, September 13- Saturday, September […]

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The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane watch for Bladen County. A Hurricane Watch means hurricane-force winds are possible somewhere within the watch area within the next 48 hours, according to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. Hurricane Florence is Category 4 Major Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour and […]

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By Erin Smith Bladen County officials have declared a State of Emergency on Monday morning ahead of Hurricane Florence. Bladen County Emergency Management Director Bradley Kinlaw said Bladen County residents need to complete their storm preparations. The State of Emergency allows for the “execution of the Emergency Operation Plan” and everyone is asked to comply […]

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By Charlotte Smith Steven Pfaff, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service sent out the latest outlook for Florence this evening. Florence started as a Tropical Storm but has strengthened to a category one hurricane as on Sunday. Pfaff’s briefing warns Florence has gained some strength. There is a need to begin ramping-up initial […]

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Sunday morning Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service has increase risk of Florence hitting the Southeast Coast. Bladen County Emergency Services posted on their Facebook page stating, “Our office is Closely monitoring Florence. We will provide updates as quick as we receive them in the days to come. Please prepare for this storm!” View […]

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By: Steven Pfaff, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service The risk for direct impacts along the U.S. Southeast Coast has increased during the upcoming week. However, a lot of uncertainty remains regarding the eventual track. All interests are strongly encouraged to closely follow this potentially dangerous weather situation.  The latest Florence Impacts Outlook states the following three points: […]

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Forecasters with the National Weather Service office in Wilmington are warning beach goers to be aware of the possibility of rip currents developing this weekend. According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Bacon, Tropical Storm Florence is still churning in a west-northwest direction and is expected to continue that movement through the next few days. […]

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The National Weather Service is encouraging residents of North Carolina and South Carolina to keep a watchful eye on Hurricane Florence. Steven Pfaff, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, said rough surf and rip currents will develop this weekend. “It is way too early to discuss specific impacts given the track uncertainty […]

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Cooler temperatures and sunny skies are in the forecast for the weekend. Highs are forecast to be in the 80s and overnight lows in the low to mid 60s. Share:

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Thunderstorms are in the weekend forecast through Monday. The forecast calls for highs to reach into the lower 90s Saturday and Sunday with a chance of thunderstorms both days. The National Weather Service office is also monitoring a disturbance in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Share:

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 Expect the wet weather to continue through most of the week according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Richard Neuherz. There is also a moderate risk of rip currents at the beaches in North and South Carolina.  Read the entire forecast here. Share:

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Meteorologist Steven Pfaff with the National Weather Service office in Wilmington has issued the final update on Tropical Storm Chris. The storm was located in a very weak area for steering and is expected to remain off the North Carolina through Monday. There are no impacts expected for Bladen County but marine interests should monitor […]

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Tropical Depression number 3 has strengthened into Tropical Storm Chris with the latest NHC advisory. Other than some maritime issues little to no impacts are expected across northeast SC or southeast NC. Marine impacts include strong longshore currents for east facing beaches, elevated risk of rip currents, and rough surf. In addition, a Small Craft […]

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TD#3 will continue to meander off the NC coast. Mainly marine impacts are expected from this system – including strong north to south longshore currents along the east facing beaches, plus an elevated risk for strong rip currents through the remainder of the weekend and early next week. Read the full report by clicking here. […]

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By Steven Pfaff – NOAA Federal Newly developed Tropical Depression #3, about 265 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear NC, continues to become better organized. The tropical depression is expected to drift toward the NC coast this weekend, and will likely meander just offshore through the first half of next week. The depression could become a Tropical […]

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Lightning IntegratorTM and Lightning ExporterTM will offer recent lightning event data impacting employee safety and productivity. Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, including comprehensive lightning data, today announced the launch of Lightning Integrator and Lightning Exporter, new platforms used to access historical lightning data to support companies with regulatory compliance and legal reporting requirements. The subscription-based […]

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The National Weather Service Office in Wilmington has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for all of southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m.  This watch also includes all coastal waters. Clusters/lines of storms producing damaging winds are the most likely threat, said Joshua Weiss, with the National Weather Service. A severe […]

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The National Weather Service Office in Wilmington has issued a heat advisory for Bladen County from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 20th). Heat index values are expected to reach 108 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are forecast to reach 96 degrees with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. If […]

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By Erin Smith The National Weather Service Office in Wilmington has issued a heat advisory for Bladen County from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Heat index values are expected to reach between 105 to 108 degrees, according to Meteorologist Joshua Weiss. Temperatures are forecast to reach 98 degrees with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. […]

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Erin Smith The National Weather Service Office in Wilmington is forecasting hot temperatures for the week ahead. Meteorologist Stephen Keebler said there may be a need for heat advisories to be issued later this week. Temperatures are forecast to climb to the upper 90s each day with heat indexes reaching between 100 and 104 degrees […]

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Temperatures for the weekend are forecast to soar into the 90s with a few isolated thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.  The heat indexes are expected to reach 100 degrees or more. Read the complete weekend forecast here.     Share:

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By Rachel Gross-Zouzias Flash Flood Watch in effect until Tuesday morning.Tropical moisture streaming north into the forecast area producing periods of heavy rain through at least Tuesday. Isolated gusts to 45 mph in heavier showers or isolated thunderstorms. For marine interests, Small Craft Advisory in effect through Tuesday. Coastal Flooding possible during times of high tide. […]

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Better move that Memorial Day cookout indoors. The day set aside to remember military members who gave their life in defense of the United States figures to be a soaker. A flash flood watch has been issued through 6 p.m. Monday for Bladen County by the National Weather Service as more than two inches of […]

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By Rachel Gross-Zouzias Warm and humid weather will continue through the weekend with isolated to scattered showers or thunderstorms through Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread late Sunday into Memorial Day. The risk for flooding will increase late in the holiday weekend. Rip current risk is moderate along the Cape Fear coast today […]

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By Richard Neuherz, Meteorologist, NOAA After today, deep tropical moisture will remain in place for much of the week. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are on tap today, then scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected through Sunday. The wettest period of the week will be Wednesday into Thursday when a cold front drops in from the north […]

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By Joshua Weiss, Meteorologist NOAA Tropical moisture will continue to stream into the Carolinas this weekend around a high pressure offshore. This will maintain humid and unsettled conditions. The heaviest rainfall is expected Saturday along the coast, but all locations will likely see showers and thunderstorms. Somewhat lesser coverage and intensity is possible Sunday. WeekendBriefing_51818 […]

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By Erin Smith The National Hurricane Center is predicting an active Atlantic Hurricane Season for 2018 as well as implementing some changes to improve their forecasts. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared May 13-19 as Hurricane Preparedness Week.  Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends on November 30th. Gov. Cooper encourages everyone to take steps to prepare themselves and […]

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By Stephen Keebler, Meteorologist, NOAA Tropical moisture will increase today and Tuesday and prevail across the region through the remainder of the week. Showers and a few thunderstorms can be expected starting Tuesday and continuing on and off through the week.  Some localized flooding is possible with any heavier activity but overall impacts will be minimal. […]

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By Douglas Hoehler, Meteorologist NOAA No significant weather impacts expected. Expect daily highs today thru Sunday in the 90s, except holding in the 80s at the immediate coast. Daily afternoon and early evening relative humidity values will slowly increase each consecutive day this weekend. Initially the higher RH will occur along the immediate Carolina Coasts, spreading […]

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By Robert Digiorgi, Meteorologist, NOAA  Summer is finally here, according to meteorologist Robert Digiorgi. Spotty light showers today through Tuesday then precipitation free Wednesday and Thursday. A shower or thunderstorm is possible along the seabreeze on Friday. Near seasonable temperatures early week with temperatures warming thereafter. Weekly_Briefing_5_7_2018 Share:

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By Michael Colby, Meteorologist, NOAA Bermuda high pressure will hang on to the coast through early Saturday, before slipping offshore ahead of an approaching low pressure system from the west. This system, combined with tropical moisture streaming from the Bahamas, and western Caribbean, will bring showers and a few thunderstorms Saturday night through Sunday. Cooler Canadian […]

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By Tim Armstrong, Meteorologist, NOAA High pressure will build across the Carolinas Today and Tuesday, moving offshore Wednesday through Friday. Temperatures today and tonight will remain below normal, but highs should soar into the 80s away from the beaches for the remainder of the week, giving us an early taste of summer. Weekly_Briefing_4_30_2018   Share:

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By Steven Pfaff, Meteorologist, NOAA Low pressure will move farther away from the area today, as another cold front approaches from the west. The cold front is expected to move through with little to no chance of rain Saturday night and will bring cooler weather to the area during Sunday. WeekendBriefing_4_27_2018   Share:

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By Rachel Gross-Zouzias, Meteorologist, NWS Complex low pressure system will spread rain and gusty winds across the Carolinas on Monday in a persistent onshore flow. Rain will spread across the area from SW to NE Monday morning with heaviest rain expected from the afternoon into the evening hours. Share:

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By Rachel Gross-Zouzias, Meteorologist NWS This weekend’s weather will be full of sun, but cooler than normal. High Pressure will migrate from the Upper Midwest to New England through the weekend. This will maintain a cool flow shifting from the north to the east. Temperatures will, therefore, run unseasonably cool with plenty of April sunshine through […]

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By Robert Digiorgi, NOAA Warm and pleasant through Saturday. Then breezy with showers and thunderstorms developing Sunday. Thunderstorms late day Sunday and Sunday night will have the potential to produce severe weather. Weekend_Brief_April_13-15 Share:

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By Tim Armstrong, Meteorologist, NWS The weekend weather outlook features the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms on Saturday, and temperatures approaching the freezing mark across some areas of southeastern North Carolina Sunday morning. Share:

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By Erin Smith The National Weather Service office in Wilmington has issued a frost advisory for Bladen County for Tuesday, March 27, from 4 a.m. until 10 a.m. Temperatures are forecast to drop into the mid to low 30s overnight. Frost can be harmful to new vegetation, according to the National Weather Service. Share:

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The weather forecast for the weekend call for rainy conditions. SaveSave Share:

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The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Bladen County from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Friday. Temperatures are forecast to drop into the low 30s overnight Thursday into Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. You are encouraged to take necessary precautions to protect plants and vegetation. Share:

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An Increased Fire Danger Statement is in effect today for Southeast North Carolina.  This statement may be upgraded to a Red Flag Warning after collaboration with North Carolina Forestry later this morning. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact the National Weather Service. Read the full alert here    Share:

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By Tim Armstrong, National Weather Service Meteorologist The chances of measurable snow remain low this evening and are focused mainly across Southeastern North Carolina.  Some snow and sleet has already been reported from Robeson and Bladen counties in North Carolina, with no accumulation. Several nights of freezing temperatures this week will probably be the bigger […]

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There is the possibility of a mix of rain and snow late Monday night, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is expected throughout Monday which may change to a mixture with snow after 11 p.m. before gradually ending early Tuesday morning, according to the forecast. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. The high […]

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By Erin Smith A freeze warning is in effect for Bladen County beginning at 1 a.m. and ending at 8 a.m. Friday.  Temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing in most locations including Bladen County. According to the National Weather Service office, the overnight low for Thursday is forecast to reach 29 degrees in Bladen […]

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Students throughout North Carolina will take part in a Statewide Tornado Drill as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The annual statewide tornado drill is part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 4-10. The drill is conducted in cooperation with the National Weather Service, local broadcasters, local school systems and North Carolina Emergency Management. At 9:30 a.m., […]

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Prepared by: Josh Weiss, Meteorologist A back door type cold front will drop across the area late tonight into early Saturday. This will bring much cooler temperatures Saturday along with small chances for showers and significant cloud cover. This front will waver in the vicinity before pushing offshore Saturday night. Seasonable and dry conditions are […]

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 The National Weather Service office in Wilmington said the Doppler radar in Shallotte (KLTX) will be down for an upgrade Wednesday, February 14th. A team will be installing a Beta-test build which includes four other radar sites from around the country. The outage is expected to take the entire day to complete, according to Steven […]

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Bladen County may be in for a rainy weekend this weekend. The forecast calls for warmer temperatures and rain starting later this afternoon (Friday) and continuing through Monday morning. Share:

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By Erin Smith A Tsunami alert issued for the East Coast of the United States was sent in error, according to the National Weather Service. “There was a Tsunami test today. Apparently this affected the entire east coast,” said Steven Pfaff with the National Weather Service Office in Wilmington. The alert was sent out during […]

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By Erin Smith A winter weather advisory has been issued for Bladen County beginning at 4 a.m. Wednesday and continuing until 7 p.m. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington forecasts Bladen County to receive up to one inch of snow accumulation. Roads may become slippery as snow packs onto roadways, according to the National […]

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  By Erin Smith Some parts of our area could see potential snowfall on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. The projection is for Bladen county to see less than one inch of snow accumulation by nightfall on Wednesday. The forecast calls for rain beginning in the early morning and changing […]

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The National Weather Service issued this week’s weather briefing. The report says there will be accelerated snowmelt is expected, as temperatures rise to around 50 today and 60 on Tuesday. The mid-week will bring high pressure holding temperatures in the mid 60’s. Friday afternoon temperature is expected to climb into the 70’s. View the full […]

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Southeastern Hospice will host a training course for new volunteers interested in assisting hospice patients and their families in homes or at Southeastern Hospice House. Prospective volunteers are required to attend all sessions, which will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 6 – 27, from 9:30 am to noon at Southeastern Hospice House, located at […]

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By Erin Smith A wind chill advisory is in effect for Bladen County from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. today (Saturday). Wind chill values are expected to reach into the single digits. According to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, the lowest wind chill values are expected to occur within one to two hours after sunrise. […]

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Arctic high pressure will continue to build down into the Carolinas this weekend with near record cold and dangerously low wind chills. Temperatures will be in the teens to single digits early Saturday and Sunday morning as wind chills fall near zero Sunday morning. The impacts of the weather are prolonged exposure with temperatures below […]

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Wednesday, January 3rd, brought snow to Bladen County. Residents in Ammon, Bladenboro, Clarkton, Council, Dublin, Elizabethtown, White Lake and White Oak all have reported snowy weather. Share:

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By: Mark Bacon, Meteorologist National Weather Service Wilmington, NC Hazardous Weather Outlook for: Robeson-Bladen-Columbus-Inland Pender-Inland New Hanover-Inland Brunswick-Dillon-Florence-Marion WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM EST THURSDAY There will be heavy mixed precipitation expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and […]

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By Erin Smith A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Bladen County beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday and continuing until 6 a.m. Thursday morning. According to the National Weather Service Office in Wilmington, wind chills are expected to dip to 10 above zero to 5 above zero overnight Tuesday. Heavy mixed precipitation is expected […]

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There is an increasing confidence in a winter storm producing accumulating snow and sleet across the eastern Carolinas. Wintry precipitation is expected to develop late Wednesday morning, and persist through Wednesday night. Accumulating snow of 1-3” is possible on all surfaces, some sleet is possible as well. This will likely create hazardous travel Wednesday afternoon […]

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By: Joshua Weiss, National Weather Service — Wilmington, NC The National Weather Service released the weekly weather briefing. There is a Wind Chill Advisory in effect for the entire area through Tuesday morning. Wind chills will fall to between 0 and 5 degrees according to the report. There will be another wind chill advisory is possible […]

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