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NC Extremes: The Coldest Day Redefined Records

This is the first post in a year-long series documenting some of North Carolina's weather extremes. Today's post looks at the event that brought the coldest... (Read more)

NC Extremes: Series Overview

North Carolina has some iconic weather extremes: a low of -34°F at Mount Mitchell, a high of 110°F in Fayetteville, and 30 tornadoes on a single day,... (Read more)

A Coastal White Christmas: Revisiting the 1989 Winter Storm

For the North Carolina coast, dreams of a white Christmas came true 25 years ago in 1989. An ideal setup with cold air in place, a strong offshore low,... (Read more)

Are Those Values Real?!

Sometimes looking at climate data on a daily basis always brings new and unexpected results. One such result occurred earlier in November when relative... (Read more)

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)

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