The recent flooding along the Catawba river chain will go down as one of the top floods along the chain on record. In most cases the lake levels reached this week were the highest or 2nd highest on record. The most recent comparison was in 2004 when the remnants of hurricane Francis came through or the flooding back in 2007 due to days of heavy thunderstorms. Read more
I blogged in early April about the return of the 17 year Brood II returning to parts of the North Carolina and the large cities of the east coast. Many people are scared of this large ugly looking insect but they are completely harmless. There is an even scarier insect that feeds on the Cicadas and that is the Cicada Killer Wasp. Read more
Get ready for weekend #2 of heavy rainfall around the Southeast. This time there is more moisture and a saturated ground in place for more widespread flooding. The combination of a cut-off low and a subtropical low over Florida combined with deep tropical moisture could really unload with some heavy rain. Here’s a quick discussion of the set-up with some select model guidance that is all pointing to the same concoction, start building an ARK!
Wells Fargo Championship, Formerly, Quail Hollow Championship and Wachovia Championship
2013 become the coldest tournament on record with an average high temperatures of 63°. The final round here in 2013 becomes the coldest round on record with high temperatures of only 57°.
Over the next few weeks you may begin to the see & hear the distinctive sights and sounds of the 17 year Cicadas returning after their hiatus. Now they aren’t returning everywhere in our area just locations from around Lake Norman North.You can’t miss the sound or miss their appearance once you see them. These little guys are waking up after being in the ground for 17 years. Read more
March is in the books and most people could not be happier since it was the 5th coldest since 1939 in Charlotte. That’s when they moved the official observations to the airport. The average temperature for the month was 46.1° which was 5.1° below the 30 year average. If you go back to 1878 when records began in Charlotte this was the 8th coldest on record. What makes this March seem so much colder is the fact that last March we had the 2nd warmest on record. Read more
With many reports of graupel today and sometimes misidentified with snow I thought I’d share what exactly it is. It’s a form of precipitation that isn’t seen very often even though it’s present in almost every thunderstorm or thundershower. Graupel is often referred to also as a soft hail, snow grains or snow pellets. Read more
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