So the Vernal Equinox is Wednesday at 7:02am in the morning, This marks the astronomical start to spring in the northern Hemisphere. Meteorological Spring started on March 1st. Mother Nature though certainly has other plans. Starting Wednesday night through early next week temperatures will be getting progressively colder. Read more
Tonight is the beginning of a nice stretch of viewing opportunities for the Carolinas to see comet PanSTARSS. You will need a good clear view of the western horizon about 30-45 minutes after sunset. It will only be visible for about 15 mins so prepare your spot ahead of time. Read more
It’s pretty easy to get caught up in our early taste of Spring like weather over this past weekend and today. Even so it’s still only early March and while the grass, trees and even some flowers have already started to sprout. It’s still way too early to think about planting the garden and flowers. That is unless you want to cover them several nights a week for the next month or so. Or if you just want to replace the plants a few times from now until early mid-April.
There was a statewide tornado drill today at 9:30am
Tornados are one of nature’s most violent phenomena. Tornado season typically starts in Spring in the months of March…April and May. Tornadoes have touched down in the state in all months with the largest number of tornado related fatalities occurring in March. Other months with the highest numbers of tornado related fatalities include April…May and November. Read more
Lightning occurs with all thunderstorms and is what defines a thunderstorm. North Carolina faces dangers from lightning throughout the entire spring and summer. Over the course of one year, the earth will be struck by lightning nearly 20 million times. In a typical year there are around 500,000 lightning strikes in North Carolina. Since 1959 there have been nearly 200 reported lightning deaths in North Carolina. Read more
A severe thunderstorm is consider any thunderstorms that produces 1.00″ diameter hail or winds guts in excess of 58 mph. Read more
The buzz has been around for a few days and while I have been talking about it there are a few words of caution. We are just now getting closer to a time where some specifics are starting to come into clearer focus. There are still some serious doubts about the track and location but there’s no denying that the pattern is very conducive for a winter storm in the Southeast to the Mid-Atlantic. Read more
One of the biggest snowstorms in Charlotte history started on this date 9 years ago. In an amazing day of snow that saw the city come to a stand still at noon time 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.