A winter storm warning is in effect today for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory is in effect today for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Across the United States we have seen an unusual tornado pattern the last three months. In January we saw 136 tornadoes compared to the usual average of 34. In February we saw 232 compared to the normal average of 25. March was a little more quite producing 148 tornadoes compared to the normal 128.