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Warm, Wet December Weather Lands Short of Annual Records

With year-long temperature and precipitation records on the line, we narrowly missed both following warm and wet (but not warm and wet enough) weather in December. The initial stats...

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...

A Warm, Wet November Puts Records Within Reach

A few drenched days from the tropics’ parting shot to the Southeast amounted to a wet month in North Carolina that also featured sustained warmth. That vaulted us...

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...

Q&A: Our Record Warmest Year in 2019

Those warm days in late December when temperatures touched the 70s didn’t just make you pull out the sandals for holiday break. They also helped...

Was Hazel North Carolina’s Worst-Case Hurricane?

This is the final post in our “Stormy Summer” series looking back at some memorable hurricane anniversaries occurring in 2019. No discussion about North Carolina’s...

Mount Mitchell Wrings Out a New Record

The most extreme site in North Carolina has added another item to its resume. After a recent review by a committee of statewide scientists, Mount...

CoCoRaHS Reports Offered Unique Insights into Florence

During significant weather events, on-the-ground observations often provide us with the best indications of local conditions and impacts, but we don’t just get this information...

A Drenched December Caps a Record Wet Year

Precipitation continued to be the main story in North Carolina’s weather, including a record wet December that — despite a substantial wintry event early in...