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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)

April Saw Fire, Little Rain, and Sunny, Seasonal Days

One ongoing dry pattern, two chilly mornings, and three wildfires were all parts of our April conditions in North Carolina. Click any underlined heading... (Read more)

From Snow Cones to Snow Showers: April 1983's Snow and Freeze

Thirty-three years ago this week amid a warm spring in 1983, an April shower brought a record-setting springtime snow, followed by several days of sub-freezing... (Read more)

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