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Rapid Reaction: The Return of Drought

If you caught the news this morning, you may have heard about the appearance of drought in North Carolina for the first time in over two years! With other... (Read more)

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)

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