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Five Years Later, Five Lessons Learned from Matthew

It’s a rare storm that now stands out more for its similarities to, rather than its differences from, others in its era. Five years ago...
The August 2021 temperature summary infographic, highlighting the monthly average temperature, departure from normal, and comparison to historical and recent years

A Slow-Starting Summer Heated Up in August

Steamy summer weather settled in during August, while Fred’s heavy rain made for a wet month. That wrapped up a summer notable for its tropical...
A photo of the swollen Broad River in Bat Cave, NC

Rapid Reaction: Fred Fosters Floods in Western NC

The third tropical storm to affect North Carolina in the past two months targeted the Mountains with heavy rainfall and flooding this week. Like Claudette...

An Extreme, Unusual 2020: the Weather Year in Review

The unprecedented aspects of 2020 included our climate in North Carolina, which the statistics show was an extreme year in our modern history. According to...

Rapid Reaction: Eta-Aided Rain Event Drenches NC

Amid a record-breaking hurricane season that has run up the score by repeatedly slam-dunking on the US coastline, it poured buckets in North Carolina yet again this...

Summer Sputters to a Start in a Cool, Cloudy June

June continued our late-spring cooler pattern with wet conditions in parts of the state. At the halfway point in 2020, we also check the year-to-date temperature and precipitation rankings. Cool Temperatures...