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4 Factors that Made Hazel a Perfect Storm for NC

Before Fran, Floyd, Isabel, or Irene, there was Hazel. When Hurricane Hazel made landfall 60 years ago today, it set the standard for hurricane intensity... (Read more)

NC's First Frost and Freeze Climatology

The onset of fall means the end of the growing season as we see harsher conditions such as frosts and freezes. But what are these events, and when do... (Read more)

Air Quality Forecasting: A Case Study

This is the second of two guest posts about air quality forecasting by Bradley McLamb from the NC Division of Air Quality. This post looks at June 29,... (Read more)

Climatologically, the Warmest Day of Summer is Just Around the Corner

Last week, we tweeted a graphic from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) showing when the warmest day of the year happens climatologically. According... (Read more)

Arthur Brings Wind, Rain, Flooding to NC Coast

It took almost a month of the 2014 hurricane season for the first storm to form, but once it did, Arthur strengthened quickly and set its sights on the... (Read more)

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