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Duke Monitoring Possible Tornadoes In Durham

Duke Monitoring Possible Tornadoes In Durham

Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee moving across state

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Editor's Note: Updated: 2:40 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6

Update : Duke officials have given the all clear. The tornado warning for northern Durham County has been canceled. Durham County remains under a tornado watch until 9 p.m.

Durham, NC - Posted 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6: Duke officials are currently monitoring erratic weather, including a tornado watch for Durham until 2 p.m. today. Since this morning, two tornado warnings have been issued and subsequently cancelled by the National Weather Service for Durham County. These storms were actively monitored by Duke officials and were determined, based on the direction of the storm, not to pose a threat to the Duke campus. Duke University officials will continue to closely monitor the weather and will activate the DukeALERT website and sirens if conditions suggest a tornado may threaten the campus.

Posted: 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Durham and surrounding counties from 8:45 a.m. until 2 p.m.

A watch means there's a small chance that isolated tornadoes could form. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. The watch currently covers 31 counties.

The storm is the result of remnants of Tropical Storm Lee and a cold front that are producing scattered showers and storms over the state.

"We have been in constant contact with the weather service since early Tuesday morning and are prepared to activate the DukeALERT system if conditions worsen or a tornado warning is issued," said Kyle Cavanaugh, Duke's emergency coordinator and vice president for administration.

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