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Hurricane season: Hugo bossed us around in 1989

May 10. If you think hurricanes don’t affect Charlotte, that’s not the case. Hurricane Hugo knocked out power for days in 1989, destroying homes and businesses in its path. Hugo was the second-worst storm in modern history after making landfall in Charleston SC as a Category Four monster with wind speeds well over 130 mph. […]

Weekend Weather: Windy, Wonderful

May 7. Plan for great weather today, Saturday and Sunday, with showers coming Monday. Today, look for breezes, sun and temperatures around 68; Saturday, sunny with temps a little warmer, possibly 72; and sunny Sunday, reaching 80. Monday is all about off and on showers with a possible thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Weekend weather: Get out your sailboat

April 30. It will be sunny with a high near 78—and plenty of wind—10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Winds continue tonight, but not quite as strong. Saturday: Sunny, high near 74. Calmer in the afternoon. Sunday: Partly sunny, high near 82. Gusts as high as 18 mph. Monday: May […]


Duke warns of possible flooding

Nov. 12. Duke Energy is reporting high water and significant inflows due to the storm. They advise caution around flood-prone areas as they aggressively move water through the river system from Lookout Shoals Lake south to Mountain Island Lake and beyond. Lookout Shoals, which is just north of I-40, is spilling and will exceed 107 […]


Weekend weather: Sunny with gentle winds

​Oct. 2. Tonight expect a clear sky with a low of 46. The weekend looks to be sunny with a high of 68 on Saturday and a high of 69 on Sunday. Gentle winds will blow through both days. Take a look at the next seven days here, courtesy of the National Weather Service.

Coastal flooding. Photo credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about

July 16. If you’re thinking about getting a little place at the beach, you might want to invest in waders. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts more and worsening flooding along the North Carolina coast as sea levels rise. Known as high tide flooding, it typically occurs when ocean waters rise well above the […]


Be safe: Roads are dicey, icy

Jan. 22. 4PM. Cornelius roads are icing up fast, although businesses like Fresh Chef , Mama’s Pizza and Prosciutto’s Pizzeria are open. The National Weather Service says we’re getting sleet and roads have worsened considerably in the past hour. Cornelius first responders helped a woman stuck at home deliver a baby. Banks were closed, the Post Office was open, […]


Storm curbs All American Dog Show today

Oct. 3. CANCELLATIONS. Rain, lots of it, and wind gusts as high as 31 mph mean today will be too nasty for the town’s All American Dog Show. The National Weather Service says new rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches are possible today, as well as a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall, […]