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A map of global sea surface temperature anomalies from October 2022

Winter Outlook for 2022-23: La Niña Lives On

A persistent Pacific pattern is back again, putting us in line for a rare triple-dip La Niña this winter. But with each of the past...

Rain, Ice, and Snow Had Us Covered in January

In all its forms, precipitation piled up in a wet January, although drought remains in some areas. Cool weather also reversed our warm December pattern...
A map of the most recent snow event bringing at least 6 inches to parts of North Carolina

Climate Curiosities: Our Last Big Snow Events

After a couple of lackluster winters in a row — and with an outlook that doesn’t exactly scream “snow days on the way!” — the...
A map of global sea surface temperature anomalies in October 2021

Winter Outlook 2021-22: La Niña, Take Two?

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but for some meteorologists, it’s feeling a bit like Groundhog Day. For the second year in a row, a La...
Feb 2021 Precip Summary

Very Wet, Fairly Cold, but Rarely Snow This February

The jet stream pattern in February brought plenty of precipitation and some colder air into North Carolina, but that did not materialize into much snow across the state. A Soaked...