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Summer 2014 in Charlotte by the numbers & charts.

So did you think it was a mild summer? Wet summer? Dry Summer? Here’s the summer weatherwise by the numbers using charts and graphs. This will allow you to compare it to years past and put it in perspective.  Read more

Mecklenburg County Tornado History

Yesterday Mecklenburg County had the 1st tornado warnings issued in the county since September 2011. It also ended up with the 1st confirmed tornado since March of 2012 when a un warned tornado touched down in the Reedy Creek Neighborhood. Read more

Strong Storms with Flash Flooding Potential Thursday.

The set-up for Thursday is more and more looking like a high threat of strong storms along with flash flooding. The severe threat is conditional on how much instability we will see or heating. The Flood threat seems to be much more likely at this point. Read more

3 Rounds of Severe Weather This Week

Today is the calm before a very stormy week ahead. Take this time now to prepare for 3 separate rounds of severe weather and combined all of them will produce a Flash Flood Risk as well.

Remember each wave of storms could impact the next wave so don’t let the severity or lack of severity of the early rounds make you let your guard down. Read more

Severe Weather in April 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

What a difference a few years back. Last night I talked about the tornado outbreak of April 16th, 2011 in the Carolinas. I was recalling how crazy that month was for the area for the entire month of April. We had 2 tornado outbreaks a derecho and a baseball size hail event all within in about a 3 week period. Read more

Wells Fargo Championship Weather History

The Wells Fargo Championship celebrates its 11th year in Charlotte next week April 28th-May4th. 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: Read more

Frost & Freeze Protection

With a freeze tonight & possible again tomorrow night  There are a few things you can do today to help prevent damage to your garden. Temperatures tonight will drop to around 29°-30° for 1-3 hours. Tomorrow night they will drop into the low mid-30s for a few hours. Tonight is the bigger threat but both could damage tender plants. Here are a few things you can do to help prevent damage.

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Total Lunar Eclipse Visible Tuesday morning April 15th.

The 1st total eclipse of 2014 is a lunar one and also the same night the Moon, Earth and Mars will all be aligned. Talk about an astronomical jackpot! This is also the closest Mars will be to Earth until May 22, 2016. So it will be the brightest and biggest until May 2016.  Read more

Landslide Risk in North Carolina

With the recent landslide tragedy in Washington state I think it’s a good time to remind people of the risks here in North Carolina. The risk here is much higher than many people might think. The highest risks are located in the mountains and foothills of North Carolina but there are smaller scale risks even across parts of the piedmont. 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