North Carolina has some iconic weather extremes: a low of -34°F at Mount Mitchell, a high of 110°F in Fayetteville, and 30 tornadoes on a single day, just to name a few.
As part of a year-long blog post series in 2015, we will look at some of these events in more detail. We hope you’ll join us in this series as we tell the stories behind the statistics.
If you’d like to catch up on any of our posts, here’s the complete list:
- Lowest Temperatures: The Coldest Day Redefined Records
- Highest Air Pressure: Arctic Air Masses Pack a High-Pressure Punch
- Most 24-Hour and Storm-Total Snowfall: Storm of the Century Smashed Snowfall Records
- Largest Tornado Outbreak: April 2011 Tornado Outbreak One for the Records
- Latest Widespread Freeze: Spring Freezes Prove Costly for Agriculture
- Largest Wildfires: NC Pocosins a Hotspot for Large Wildfires
- Most 24-Hour Rainfall: Flood of 1916 Wiped Out Railways, Records
- Highest Temperatures: Our History of Record Heat
- Strongest Hurricanes: Strong Hurricanes Are No Strangers to NC’s Coast
- Costliest and Deadliest Hurricanes: Damaging Hurricanes From Slopes to Shores
- Worst Drought: 2007’s Drought Emerged Quickly, Affected Millions in NC
- Worst Ice Storm: An Ice Storm for the Ages
- Wrap-Up: The Stories Behind Our Extremes