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Heavy Rainfall Moves into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

A slow moving cold front will gradually progress through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through Friday with possible severe weather and heavy rainfall which may bring flash flooding. The trailing end of the cold front will bring daily rounds of strong thunderstorms capable of producing locally heavy downpours over South Florida. Read More >

WFO Raleigh Office History



The National Weather Service has been in existence in the Raleigh/Durham area since January 1887, over 100 years. This virtual tour will take you through some of that history through from the station's past.



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  • Fisher Building


  • September 30, 1896 - August 1, 1908

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  • Masonic Temple, 4th Floor


  • August 1, 1908 - December 12, 1940

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  • Administration Bldg. Raleigh Municipal Airport


  • December 12, 1940 - December 2, 1944

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  • Headquarters Bldg. Raleigh-Durham Airport


  • May 17, 1944 - May 16, 1954

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  • 1911 Building at NC State College


  • December 2, 1944 - May 2, 1954

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  • RDU Weather Bureau Building


  • May 17, 1954 - December 12, 1979

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  • Cargo Building RDU Airport


  • December 12, 1979 - June 30, 1996

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  • NCSU Centennial Campus


  • January 19, 1994 - Present

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