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North Carolina Climate

Is El NiƱo a Go? The Latest on Pacific Patterns

This is the second part of our 2014-15 winter outlook series. We previously covered forecasts from folklore, and today we dip into the Pacific to see... (Read more)

Famous Folklore Suggests a Cool Winter Awaits

Today we begin our four-part winter outlook series with the forecasts from some well-known bits of folklore. From bugs to plants to sun spots, many... (Read more)

Mild October Sees Variable Rainfall, Changing Leaves

October saw several signs of fall across the state. The infographic below includes some statewide headlines from the past month. Click any underlined... (Read more)

4 Factors that Made Hazel a Perfect Storm for NC

Before Fran, Floyd, Isabel, or Irene, there was Hazel. When Hurricane Hazel made landfall 60 years ago today, it set the standard for hurricane intensity... (Read more)

NC's First Frost and Freeze Climatology

The onset of fall means the end of the growing season as we see harsher conditions such as frosts and freezes. But what are these events, and when do... (Read more)

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