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Old 08-12-2021, 09:16 PM
 
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I have been getting emails from the Morganton News Herald to get a feel for the area before we move to the area. From these emails I get the impression that the summer weather is full of severe thunderstorms with high winds, flooding and hail. I get 2-3 "Severe Weather" warnings a week from the News herald.

Is this an accurate picture of the weather in the Lenoir, Hickory, Morganton area? Or is this a particularly bad weather summer?
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Old 08-12-2021, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Where are you from?

Severe thunderstorms are common all over the Southeast from the spring through the fall.
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Old 08-13-2021, 11:39 AM
 
Location: FL & NC
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I have been getting emails from the Morganton News Herald to get a feel for the area before we move to the area. From these emails I get the impression that the summer weather is full of severe thunderstorms with high winds, flooding and hail. I get 2-3 "Severe Weather" warnings a week from the News herald.

Is this an accurate picture of the weather in the Lenoir, Hickory, Morganton area? Or is this a particularly bad weather summer?
We have been in Gamewell about 10 miles north of Morganton since May. I'm not sure I would say we have had much bad weather. It's rained some, but being from FL, I have not experienced anything I would call "severe". Even the rain hasn't been that much, haven't seen any hail at all.

Now we have only been here like 3 months, so maybe there is really bad weather at other times, but right now it has not been bad at all so I'm not sure about those reports.
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Old 08-13-2021, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Gaston County, N.C.
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Thunderclouds tend to develop over the mountains during mid-day and then roll off to the east or southeast. What we call "evening storms" in Charlotte around 5:30PM drifted out of the mountains a few hours earlier.

This can affect your plans in the summer. In Morganton, you want to get outdoor errands done before about 1-2 PM on humid days. Then after the storms leave, you may have a little time in the evening again.
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Old 08-13-2021, 08:43 PM
 
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That is just summer in the southeast. There may be a brief thunderstorm in the afternoon/evening that usually blows through rather quickly. I don’t think there have been any severe storms yet this summer.
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Old 08-19-2021, 09:26 AM
 
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Thank you all for replies. I suspected the "Severe Weather" frequent warnings in the Morganton News Herald may have been overstated.
Now how to find a suitable home for around $110,000 in the area. Lenior and smaller communities in the "Triangle" are out target locations. Morganton would be our first choice but homes there are more expensive.
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Not overstated. Massive flooding with loss of life in WNC just yesterday. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/st...253570019.html
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:17 PM
 
Location: NC
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Thank you all for replies. I suspected the "Severe Weather" frequent warnings in the Morganton News Herald may have been overstated.
Now how to find a suitable home for around $110,000 in the area. Lenior and smaller communities in the "Triangle" are out target locations. Morganton would be our first choice but homes there are more expensive.


That 110K number is going to be a problem in the Morganton area for sure. Good luck!
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Old 08-19-2021, 04:22 PM
 
Location: FL & NC
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Yeah I take back what I said, after several tornado warning, thunderstorms and a little earthquake I think it's fair to say we have now officially had some severe weather.

I don't know what kind of home you are looking for but I THINK $110k is going to be tough. Definitely not in Morganton or Hickory, might find a fixer upper in the outskirts of Lenoir for that price, but I'm not sure. I've seen some decent ones come and go in the $130-150k around Lenoir.
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