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North Carolina Climate

Summer and Tropical Outlook: An ENSO Reversal and its Effects

The oceans, they are a changin'. The El NiƱo conditions that were so prominent in the Pacific Ocean just five months ago have now nearly vanished, and... (Read more)

May's Cool, Wet Weather Caps a Variable Spring

Cloud cover reigned in May, keeping high temperatures down and showers moving through regularly. Click any underlined heading in the graphic to read more... (Read more)

NC Forest Service Attacks April's Fires Using Lessons from the Past

The pattern change from our wet winter to a dry spring brought on one of North Carolina's worst fire seasons in the last decade, with three large wildfires... (Read more)

Hail Hath No Fury Like a Springtime Storm

In the past three weeks, afternoon thunderstorms have brought the usual combination of heavy rain, thunder, and lightning, but they've also packed an extra... (Read more)

Rapid Reaction: Drought Returns to NC Mountains

The US Drought Monitor, with input from the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council, has re-introduced drought conditions to far western parts... (Read more)

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