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A photo of hail on the ground in Robeson County on April 20

April Accompanied By Little Precipitation, Big Hail

Ascending temperatures arrived in April, while the rain that moistened our March was mostly absent. However, our few thunderstorms did bring an icy, potentially record-matching...
A photo of the sun rising over trees in Cabarrus County

Rain Returns and Pollen Proliferates in a Warm March

It was a record wet March in parts of North Carolina, while the entire state experienced warm temperatures and the corresponding arrival of pollen season...
A photo of a cherry tree in bloom in Raleigh in late February

Spring Leaps In, Drought Creeps Back in February

Warm weather dominated last month, and so did dry conditions across much of the state. In light of those unseasonable stretches, we look at how...
A photo of daffodils blooming in Chapel Hill on January 30.

Drought Disappears as January Stays Wet in the West

Warm temperatures dominated January, as did wet weather in western North Carolina, which brought our ongoing drought to an end. Mild Weather for a Winter...
A graph of monthly temperature departures from the 1901 to 2000 average for North Carolina in 2023

The Weather Year in Review: The Yin and Yang of 2023

Characterized by evolving large-scale patterns and a variety of conditions across North Carolina, from wet to dry and smoky to stormy, 2023 was an interesting...
A photo of cloudy skies in Weaverville on December 29

Winter Gets a Warm, Wet Start in December

Fall-like temperatures carried over into December, but our fall drought faded as wetter weather emerged last month. A few areas also picked up snow, but...
A photo of low levels at Jordan Lake, which exposed old roadbeds and home foundations

A Dry Start to November Lets Drought Deepen

Dry weather continued and drought expanded in November, while temperatures ranged from wintry to warm throughout the month. We also close the book on a...
A photo of the Collett Ridge wildfire burning in the mountains of Cherokee County

Drought Digs In During a Bone Dry October

Dry weather dominated October, which led to drought expansion and intensification. Our average temperatures were near normal, balanced by warmer days and a few cool...