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NC Extremes: NC Pocosins a Hotspot for Large Wildfires

This post is part of our year-long series about North Carolina's weather extremes. Extreme weather conditions such as drought and high winds can provide... (Read more)

Pluto Climate Summary: An Ice Storm on the Way?

Rather than covering developments in North Carolina's climate, in this post, we're looking a bit farther away. Specifically, more than three billion miles... (Read more)

Weather and Fossils Collide at the Aurora Fossil Festival

655 sharks teeth in a CoCoRaHS gauge! Part of the mission of the State Climate Office is to increase public awareness of variations in North Carolina's... (Read more)

A Warm, Dry May Wraps Up a Similar Spring

May saw above-normal temperatures continue and a return of dry conditions, especially in western North Carolina. The infographic below includes some statewide... (Read more)

Summer and Tropical Outlook: What Effects Might El NiƱo Have?

This time of year, our thoughts often turn to the ocean. It's a great place for a vacation, and often a welcome relief from stress and heat. As climatologists,... (Read more)

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