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A Tale of Weather Transitions in 2017

Today, we’ll catch you up on last year’s weather storylines in North Carolina, and discuss just how extreme the past year was for our state....

After Irma, Dry Weather Dominates in September

Our latest climate summary takes a focused look at the recent dry conditions across much of the state. Despite increasing activity in the tropics last...

Extreme Heat Stays Away to Start the Summer

After a hot, wet spring, June was a bit cooler and slightly drier across much of the state. Below-Average Afternoon Highs Drive a Cool Month...

Rapid Reaction: An Unusual Event for NC Drought Monitoring

It’s a tradition so well-established that you might not even know it happens. Every Thursday morning, the US Drought Monitor’s weekly assessment of conditions becomes...

Rapid Reaction: Drought Intensifies in Western NC

While eastern North Carolina continues to recover from record flooding after Hurricane Matthew, western North Carolina remains in a persistent drought. Extreme Drought (D3), the...