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Old 05-12-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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I heard about a tornado touching down around Greensboro last week. Is this common in the area or just an isolated occurance?
I also heard about some low lying areas getting flooded from heavy rains that came with the storm that brought the tornado, Does anybody know where that was?
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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I think you will find this thread interesting on this subject. It is out of the Charlotte forum but there is not much of a regional difference in the weather pattern for the triad.
Tornadoe season? How Long?
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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This time of year we are prone to tornados and severe t-storms. However, more often we are under tornado warnings that don't produce tornados. Severe t-storms are the norm, just like most other parts of the country, but don't often produce major damage. During heavy rains some streams & drainage ditches are prone to flooding, but the water level usually quickly recedes once the storm has passed. There is a stream that drains into the shallow end of Oak Hollow lake in High Point that does overflow its banks occasionally, but only under very heavy rains.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:52 AM
 
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Thanks for the answers. Both responses were helpful. I looked at the link that listed tornado frequncies and found that we actually have had more tornadoes over the years where we live right now (Berks county PA). My wife was concerened about the tornado ever since we read about it since we plan to move to Kernersville area sometime this year. It's always a little scary moving to a different area---especially when you read about a tornado hitting that area

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Old 05-15-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Thanks for the answers. Both responses were helpful. I looked at the link that listed tornado frequncies and found that we actually have had more tornadoes over the years where we live right now (Berks county PA). My wife was concerened about the tornado ever since we read about it since we plan to move to Kernersville area sometime this year. It's always a little scary moving to a different area---especially when you read about a tornado hitting that area

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I'm originally from Wyomissing. Berks County, PA recorded 18 tornadoes compared to Guilford County, NC which recorded 7 during the same time period, (1950-1995). Forsyth County, NC recorded 11.

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Old 05-15-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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I saw that info also---I didn't realize we had that many tornadoes here. We live in Sinking Spring. I plan to retire next month and as soon as we can sell our house we will be moving to Kernersville area. I always wanted to get away from the cold winters here and my wife and I both like NC. My sister lives in Fayetteville, but we fell in love with Kernersville---the town and the people. The cost of living is a lot less there than here also
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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I just got back from a visit to the Midwest. I was visiting family located about 1 1/2 hours north of the May 10th tornado outbreak where >20 people were killed. What happened in the Advance to Greensboro storm path doesn't even come close to what occurred back in the Midwest, but I was still appalled when Spouse took me through our area. We live just a few miles from Advance; he said all he heard were some thunder rumbles.

http://www2.journalnow.com/static/multimedia/storm-photos0509/ (broken link)
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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I am about 4 miles from the houses on Fry Bridge Rd. that were destroyed in Clemmons. We didn't even hear wind and just saw some lightning off in the distance. I feel so ignorant and naive to NC storms coming here from the west coast. I told my husband next time we have to take these storm warnings seriously! We were completely clueless about how close we were to the tornado until a few days later when we took our normal route into Clemmons....
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