Bodie Island Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse

From The Mountains To The Outer Banks

The North Carolina State Climate Office serves as the primary scientific extension resource for weather and climate science for the state of North Carolina. The office achieves its mission through climate science monitoring, education, extension, and research.

Weather Station


Our office hosts the North Carolina Environment and Climate Observing Network (ECONet). Learn more about the 43-site network here.

Field Trip


The office provides curricula and other educational resources on North Carolina’s weather and climate.

ECONet Station

Data + Products

Use and explore our data and tools for understanding North Carolina’s climate

Research Station


The office conducts original research on many aspects of North Carolina weather and climate. Learn more about our projects

  • Drought Diminishes After Early June Deluges
    At this time last month, drought had just emerged in North Carolina, and it was expected to expand and intensify even more by the end…
  • May Flowers Wilt Amid Expanding Drought
    It was a dry month for North Carolina in May, but also a cooler one with a unique high pressure pattern. The ongoing dry weather…
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Drought
    Moderate Drought conditions emerged in southeastern North Carolina last week, which was a rude reminder that it’s been a while since we’ve dealt with drought….
  • Scarce Showers in April Help Dryness Develop
    A month of up-and-down temperatures also saw limited precipitation across the state. Plus, we review an eventful tropical off-season and preview the upcoming hurricane season….
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