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NC is 10th most impacted state by natural disasters

Aug. 16. With the deadliest US wildfires ever estimated to have caused $5.5 billion in damage and claimed more than 100 lives in Hawaii, a new WalletHub study says North Carolina is No. 10 on the list of states most impacted by natural disasters. Hawaii came in at No. 38, while Mississippi and Louisiana came […]

There's a weather radar gap in Charlotte

The weather forecast is so often up in the air because of the radar gap

July 28. Speaking of the weather, US Rep. Jeff Jackson (D-NC) introduced HR 4912 to close the weather radar gap in Charlotte with the successor to the current Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD), which will phase out over the next decade. The Charlotte region is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country that […]

Weekend weather: Tornado watch until 3 pm Friday

Nov. 11. There’s a tornado watch in effect in Mecklenburg County until 3 pm, thanks to the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole. More showers are coming. It will be warm and humid today and tomorrow, with highs in the 70s, followed by a chilly day Sunday, with temps down in the low 50s. Saturday: Sunny, […]


Ian, arriving sooner than expected, spawns cancellations, rescheduling

Sept. 29. [UPDATED] With Ian pushing up the coast faster than expected, the Lake Norman area will see higher winds today and rain more likely tomorrow, less so on Saturday. Ian, now a tropical storm off the coast of Georgia, is tracking toward the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina Friday. The National Weather […]


This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week

March 7. From the 80s on Sunday and today, to sub-freezing temps forecast for this coming weekend, anything can happen this time of year, including tornadoes. Gov. Roy Cooper has declared March 6-12 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Spring is typically the most active season for thunderstorms and tornadoes. There will be a statewide tornado […]