Friday night around 11:45 a code red alert called many across the county to warn of thunderstorms and dangerous weather that was approaching the area.
Since no storms were reported, I asked Mel Powers, the Emergency Management and Security Director, and he says those alerts come straight from the National Weather Service in Raleigh.
I talked with meteorologist Scott Sharp at the NWS and he said the alert was issued because of winds gusting in central and eastern NC, which were in conjunction to the storms rolling through Southern Virginia.
Those storms produced wind gusts in excess of 45 mph in the Raleigh and Goldsboro area, which is why the code red alert was issued.
Robyn Wade, Goldsboro Daily News: Curtis Media 2012.