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North Carolina Climate

Winter Recap 2016-17: Warm, Dry Weather DominatesNEW

As we pass the midway point of March, if you're left wondering "where was winter?!", you're not alone. A heavy dose of mild weather since mid-January... (Read more)

Extreme Events from the Past Year, as Told by CoCoRaHS Reports

North Carolina had some impactful weather events over the past 12 months, from intense summer storms to powerful tropical systems along the coast to a... (Read more)

Rapid Reaction: An Unusual Event for NC Drought Monitoring

It's a tradition so well-established that you might not even know it happens. Every Thursday morning, the US Drought Monitor's weekly assessment of conditions... (Read more)

Spring Springs Early in a Warm, Dry February

Distinctly un-winter-like weather settled in last month, leading to near-record warm and dry conditions. Click any underlined heading in the graphic to... (Read more)

January's Frigid Start Gives Way to Milder Weather

Following an early-month shot of wintry weather, conditions warmed up while we also chipped away at the ongoing drought. Click any underlined heading in... (Read more)

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