North Carolina Climate Blog

North Carolina Climate Blog

News and stories about North Carolina's weather and climate

Was Hazel North Carolina's Worst-Case Hurricane?NEW

This is the final post in our "Stormy Summer" series looking back at some memorable hurricane anniversaries occurring in 2019. No discussion about... (Read more)

The Leaves, They Are a Changin'... But Why?

It's a tradition as old as nature itself -- the changing leaf colors that put a pop in our picturesque fall landscapes. Dr. Howard Neufeld in his...... (Read more)

A Tropical Trio in September 2004 Tested the Mountain Terrain

This is the fifth post in our "Stormy Summer" series looking back at some memorable hurricane anniversaries occurring in 2019. Long after their hurricane-force... (Read more)

A Hot, Dry September Sees Drought's Rapid Return

The calendar says it's fall but it still feels like summer. Our September temperatures were warm, our precipitation was generally light after Hurricane... (Read more)

For Duke Energy, No Shelter from Hugo's Storm

Thirty years ago, Hurricane Hugo tested nearly every aspect of our infrastructure in the Carolinas. Trees and power lines snapped in the storm's winds,... (Read more)

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