Tornadoes, strong winds cap a winter of weird weather

by Beau Worley

Down powerline
On Wednesday, a tree blew down and landed on top of nearby power lines at Odum Village, causing a power outage. Much of North Carolina was dealing with conditions that were favorable for tornado formation. (Photo by Lane Williams)

This week, UNC students and others in the Triangle took cover from the threat of tornadoes. Those February thunderstorms aren’t the only weird weather North Carolinians have experienced this winter, ranging from temperatures in the 70s at Christmas, to ice and sleet in mid-January.

Beau Worley braved the elements to tell us why the weather is so weird.

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