Severe weather moves through Charlotte area

Severe weather moves through Charlotte area

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 24 at 6:26 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The entire Charlotte area was under either a tornado watch or severe thunderstorm warning throughout Friday, but potentially deadly weather escaped the area.

Strong storms and wind moved across the Charlotte area, bringing the potential threat of tornadoes.

As a result, in-bound planes to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport were temporarily held at their respective locations Friday afternoon.

While rain pounded the region, the system did not bring as much damaging winds as projected.

A wind advisory was in effect for most of the Charlotte area until midnight as winds could reach up 45 mph in some areas.

Winds of this magnitude may produce isolated damage to trees and power lines along with sporadic power outages, according to the First Warn Storm Team.

Alexander, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Catawba, Chester (SC), Chesterfield (SC), Iredell, Lancaster (SC),
Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Union and York counties were all under a tornado watch earlier Friday.

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