Today is the start of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. The peak of the season climatologically is Sept 10th. I have already seen headlines like this, and they make me cringe! “The 2017 Hurricane Season is predicted to be bad” Why because there might be an above average number of storms? Well the Atlantic is […]
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This is the stuff of legends around the Carolinas. People who were around still talk about it and even if you weren’t around you have likely heard about it from your relatives or friends. I’m talking about that crazy March that it snowed the first 3 Wednesdays in 1960.
Today is the end of winter as far as climate records and meteorologist are concerned. Yes, it feels like it really ended a while ago but I know what you are saying, though, “Hey Brad, my calendar says March 20th is the 1st day of Spring!”. However, in the meteorological and climatological world, winter […]
One of the biggest snowstorms in Charlotte history started on this date 13 years ago today. In an amazing 2 days of snow that saw the city come to a standstill at noon time on the 26th when everyone left work and school at the same time. We saw 2 waves of snow with this […]
The past two mornings there have been a large number of birds showing up on doppler radar. While it is not uncommon to see birds occasionally on radar, the signatures have been very large and very pronounced the past two days. It would appear the early warm weather has caused not only the plants to come out […]
As we start to come to the end of what will be one of the warmest February’s on record. Which will end what will be a top 10 warmest winter on record? The natural question people have is. Does this mean we are in store for a blazing hot summer?
So for some odd reason, social media is all a buzz about a partial penumbral lunar eclipse Friday evening. It’s a mouth full, so most people just see Eclipse and get excited. Heck, I’m an Astro buff and love this stuff, but even I know a penumbra eclipse is pretty lame. Here’s why?
In case you haven’t heard today in National Weather Person’s Day in the United States. There is some good history to how this started all thanks to the man pictured right John Jeffries. Today celebrates his birthday in 1744.
I have heard the old folklore for years, that thunder in the winter means snow is coming. Though it appears to change depending on who tells it. Sometimes I’ve heard it as 7 days, 10 days or 14 days after thunder in the winter time that snow is coming. The general folklore though goes by 10 […]
There is no more a cringe-worthy question that I get than this. “Do you believe in Climate Change/Global Warming?” I’m always like here we go, the answer is simple. No, I do not believe in climate change, I know there is climate change. It’s a silly question actually because there is no belief system involved. What you believe […]
Since early this past weekend and into last night my Facebook, Twitter, and email have been filled with questions about loud “booms”. They seemed to be centered on Eastern Gaston County with a few in Stanly and Cabarrus counties.
Less than two weeks from Christmas and with another arctic blast on the way people are thinking about winter weather. In particular, snow and ice in the Charlotte region. Of all the weather I have to forecast snow might be the one thing that people ask and talk about more than any other. I think […]
It might have been the 5th warmest Autumn on record in Charlotte and really warm for most of the country but that is about to change. Some of the earliest cold air we have seen in years is poised and ready to invade the lower 48 states next week.
Over the past 45 days in Charlotte, we have seen a total of just 0.05″ of rainfall. In there we had the 4th longest dry streak in 138 years. Well, it finally looks like next week the pattern will start to change. The jetstream starts to become much more active with deeper troughs moving into the Southeast.
Even when there is a good forecast, sometimes the results and impacts are not fully understood by the end user. This was the case for Hurricane Matthew, especially in North Carolina.
Todays Panthers home opener was another hot one, but not as hot as last year. Last year was the hottest on record. Here’s a look back at the temperature for every home game in team history.
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I don’t think to many people will be shocked to hear that this was the second hottest summer on record here in Charlotte. Our records go all the way back to 1878. So we just saw the 2nd hottest summer in the past 138 years in the Queen City.
There seem to be two taboos in the weather forecasting business. #1 Never admitting when you are wrong. #2 Never say you don’t know. Not only are both false, they actually make you a worse forecaster.