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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.
The dog days of summer are upon us, and you might think that they have something to do with hot and humid weather. Well, that isn’t exactly where the term originated from. The dog days of summer are actually July 3rd through August 11th.
I can’t believe it’s that time fo the year already for Panthers train camp which starts next Thursday, July 28th down at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. Most people always comment show hot it can be down there, and it’s no joke, but not every year is that bad. Here’s a look back at some of […]
Get ready for a hot and very humid Saturday with just isolated storms chances around 30%. Highs Saturday will easily be in the low 90s. Sunday though will be a far different day as a strong cold front sweeps in from the west. This strong cold front for early June will move into that hot […]
This past weekend we got a good reminder of why weather apps on your phone can lead you astray from a reliable forecast. Listen we all love the convenience of an app that tells us the weather. The problem is most people have no idea where that data comes from or if it’s even a […]
There still isn’t a lot more to update on the possible development of low pressure off the coast. While it is likely going to get wet especially along the coast starting late Sunday into early next week. There is still a fairly low chance that it becomes a tropical or subtropical storm.
The unofficial start of summer in this weekend with Memorial Day weekend. Many will be hitting the Carolina Coast to soak in the sun and take their first dips into the ocean for the season. This weekend the pattern and long range guidance are pointing to some kind of low pressure developing.
It seems like nothing attracts rain like a NASCAR race the past couple of years. Honestly, though races in the south in the Spring time are just always going to be impacted by at least the chance of scattered storms or rain.
The Wells Fargo Championship celebrates its 14th year in Charlotte this week. With round one starting Thursday. It has gone by a few other names in the past but here’s a look at the weather for every single year dating back to 2003 and some other weather facts:
Something odd is going on just north of Weaverville, NC. Since Sunday, there have been 15 microquakes within a mile radius. What could be going on?
No matter if you have lived here your whole life or just moved to the area. There are a few things about the weather and climate of the Charlotte area that might surprise you. Some of these you might know, but I guarantee there will be a few that will be new to you. These […]
With a freeze warning in effect tonight and possible frost again tomorrow. There are a few things you can do today to help prevent damage to your garden. Temperatures tonight will drop to around 28°-32° for 1-3 hours. Tomorrow night they will drop into the low mid-30s for a few hours. Tonight is the bigger […]
A classic Carolina cold air damming regime will be setting up later tonight into Tuesday. This is when cold air gets trapped up against the mountains, and we see temperatures 10-20° colder than the surrounding area. This set-up can save us from severe weather often but it can also lead to severe weather as the […]
An asteroid named 2013 TX68 could pass within 11,000 miles of the Earth on Saturday, March 5th. The asteroid is about 33 yards long, or the same length of the longer extra point in the NFL this past season.
As you know I keep very detailed records of my forecasts and like with our last winter storm I like to grade my work. This is so I can learn from mistakes and find ways to do better the next time. So let’s quickly recap yesterday’s storm and give me some grades. Snow Accumulations: 93% […]
I have got quite a few questions about what these winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings actually mean? Here are the criteria and definitions for our area. These are issued mainly from the National Weather Service office in Greer, SC or GSP for short.
With cold air surging into the Carolinas over the next few days and especially this weekend. The set-up for a potential winter storm is slowly coming together. Like most Carolina winter storms the big question is the storm track and ultimately what type of winter precip and how much?
The set-up is clearly there for some snow late this weekend into early next week. The only real question is will we have just flurries or something more substantial? A large trough of low pressure will move in this weekend and at the base of the trough I expect low pressure to form off the […]