Wild Weather Knocks Over Outbuildings, Breaks Temp And Rainfall Records

Some people have some clean up to do after strong thunderstorms rolled through Sunday evening.

The National Weather Service reports that an outbuilding was knocked down near the intersection of Shine Rd. and Cow Branch Rd. in the Fort Run Area near Snow Hill in Greene County. The report said a 50 mph wind gust at 5:45 p.m. was responsible for the damage.

In Pitt County, structural damage was reported to an outbuilding on Worthington-Warren Rd. in the Stokes area. The National Weather Service said a 50 mph wind gust did the damage around 6 p.m.

Also notable from the weather Sunday were the extremely warm temperatures. Greenville tied a record high temperature for January 17, hitting 73 degrees. Goldsboro, Kinston, New Bern, Ahoskie and Jacksonville also reached 73 degrees. Kenansville recorded a high temperature of 75 degrees.

New Bern and Cape Hatteras set new records for rainfall Sunday. The record in New Bern is now 1.1 inches, breaking the old record set in 1994. The new record at Cape Hatteras is 1.5 inches for January 17, breaking the record set in 1985.

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