NOAA installing weather stations around WNC

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Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 5:06 pm | Updated: 5:06 pm, Tue Aug 6, 2013.

During this rain-soaked summer, the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is installing devices around McDowell County and other parts of western North Carolina that will monitor weather conditions and help meteorologists better forecast intense storms.

These are the kinds of storms that can lead to flooding and flash flooding, something McDowell and other western North Carolina counties have already seen too much of during this spring and summer.

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