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Severe Weather Potential Saturday

Well things are finally warming up around here and as that happens wouldn’t you know it the chance for some strong storms moves in. Now the timing of the cold front might work in our favor to reduce the chances but it’s close enough to start thinking about Saturdays threat. Read more

Winter Storm Potential Next Week.

Happy Spring as of 12:57 pm today but don’t be fooled winter isn’t done with the Carolinas just yet. There are still many small details to be worked out that can have major impacts on the forecast but the chances of some kind of a winter storm are growing. Read more

False Start To Spring Again

So allegedly Spring begins when the Vernal Equinox occurs on Thursday at 12:57 pm. While this is strictly the astronomical start to Spring and Meteorological Spring started on March 1st.  Both of these dates seem totally irrelevant this year. Read more

Ice Potential Going Up Tonight into Friday morning.

Our winter storm is taking shape to the south while cold dry air at the surface moves in from the northeast. The set-up is there for some areas of ice, especially north of Charlotte along I-40 where we could see a prolong period of freezing rain later tonight. Read more

Potential For Ice Thursday into Friday

It’s going to be a close call again for a really cold rain or some ice Thursday night into Friday morning. No matter what it looks like a very nasty night Thursday and most of Friday morning with tons of clouds and a very, very cold rain. Read more

From the 60s to ice in 8 hours Monday?

Enjoy those partly sunny skies and the temperatures near 70° today because some of the wildest weather we have seen in a long time arrives tomorrow. Temperatures tomorrow will start in the 60s late morning to around noon but will fall below freezing by dinner time with possible wintry weather.  Read more

10 Years ago today Charlotte had nearly 2 feet of snow

One of the biggest snowstorms in Charlotte history ended on this date 10 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 on during the day and another at night into the 27th. We even saw thunders now several times throughout the event.

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The year it snowed 3 Wednesdays in a row in March.

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. Read more

Why last nights thunder was so loud.

As forecasted we got those thunder showers around 2-4am this morning. What was  shocking and startling to so many was just how loud the thunder was. The storms were not very strong at all and as thunderstorms go they really didn’t produce a larger than average amount of lightning. So what was going on? Read more

Severe Weather Threat Thursday into Friday

While we all enjoy the nice warm-up this week it will likely be all coming to an abrupt end Friday. With a strong cold front moving into the Southeast with a chance for strong to severe storms. Like most of these cool season severe weather threats this is going to be one of those high shear, low CAPE events. Read more

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