What are your top weather stories of 2009?

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - This year has seen plenty of big weather-related stories, and we're going to count them down at the end of December.

We want to know what you think. Respond to our poll on what you think is the biggest weather related story of 2009.

Here are the big weather stories of the year, in chronological order.

January 20th Snow - NWS report                                                      Jan 20th
1 inch in Wilmington, up to 4 inches in Bladen County. Most snow since 2003.

Clarkton & White Lake Tornadoes - WECT.com story                        Mar 27th          
EF2 & EF0, Twisted Hickory Rd

Bladen & Brunswick County Tornadoes - NWS report                        Apr 6th
EF2 near Clarkton, EF1 near Longwood                             

Horry County Wildfire
-          WMBF reports                                       Apr 22nd
76 Houses destroyed,  100 damaged, 20k acres burned

Bladen County Microburst
- WECT.com story                                      Jun 15th
Several homes damaged, woman rescued from home.

Wilmington Flash Flood
- WECT.com story                                          July 6th
6-10 inches of rain in 3 hours. New Center, College under water

Deadly Parasailing Accident
- WECT.com story                                   Aug 28th
2 dead, Strong winds with squalls from TS Danny offshore           

Pender County Flooding 
- WECT.com story                                         Sep 7th
8-10" of rain, several roads flooded and closed

Wrightsville Beach Lightning Death
- WECT.com story                      Sep 25th
UNCW student killed by lightning while surfing

- WECT.com story                                                                Nov  12th
5-9" of rain across the area, gusts to 40 from the Nor'Easter/remnants of Hurricane Ida

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