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A satellite image of Ian as it approached the Carolinas on September 30.

Rapid Reaction: Windy, Wet Ian Sweeps Through North Carolina

The remnants of Hurricane Ian crossed the Carolinas on Friday and Saturday, completing the storm’s week-long zig-zagging journey through the Caribbean, across Florida, and eventually...
An aerial photo of a bridge over water in eastern North Carolina

Our Curious Coast: Adaptation and Resilience

If this blog post series so far has taught us anything, it’s that in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain, the land has always been in a...
A satellite image showing the Outer Banks and Pamlico Sound

Our Curious Coast: The Ocean and Coastline

Simply taking a walk along one of North Carolina’s beaches is enough to show how shifting its sand truly is. As the fine grains shuffle...
A photo of the sun over Albemarle Sound

Our Curious Coast: Geography and Coastal Climate

Parts of North Carolina’s coast offer the opportunity for a rare view, at least within the continental United States. Along the narrow Outer Banks, gazing...
A satellite image of Tropical Storm Colin off the Carolina coast on Saturday, July 2, 2022.

The Tropics Come A-Colin

A surprise tropical storm that formed along the Carolina coast brought spotty showers, gusty winds, and dangerous surf during the recent holiday weekend. While the...

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...
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...