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A satellite image of the North Atlantic with 5 active hurricanes on September 14.

Apr 20, 2022

Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Researchers Predict Active Hurricane Season

Researchers from the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences have predicted an active Atlantic hurricane season in 2022. 

Oct 7, 2021

5 Years Later, 5 Lessons Learned From Hurricane Matthew

Explore five lessons from one of North Carolina's most significant recent hurricanes. 

Hurricane Dorian, 2019

Apr 29, 2021

Model Could Create Hurricane Forecasts up to 18 Months in Advance

A new model that incorporates machine learning could enable longer-range hurricane forecasts. 

A satellite image of the North Atlantic with 5 active hurricanes on September 14.

Apr 14, 2021

2021 Hurricane Season Will Be Active, NC State Researchers Predict

We can expect 15 to 18 named storms to develop in the Atlantic basin this year, researchers predict. 

A satellite image of the North Atlantic with 5 active hurricanes on September 14.

Oct 28, 2020

Breaking Down the 2020 Hurricane Season

Find out what's behind the surge in storminess during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. 

Hurricane Dorian, 2019

Apr 17, 2020

2020 Hurricane Season Will Be Active, NC State Researchers Predict

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will be an active one, with 18 to 22 storms forming in the Atlantic basin. 

in Wilmington Beach, part of modern-day Carolina Beach, from Hazel.

Oct 15, 2019

Was Hazel North Carolina’s Worst-Case Hurricane?

No discussion about North Carolina's significant historical hurricanes is complete without including Hazel, which hit the state 65 years ago today. 

Crews line up to restore power after Hugo. (Courtesy of Duke Energy Archives)

Sep 23, 2019

For Duke Energy, No Shelter From Hugo’s Storm

Thirty years ago, Hurricane Hugo tested nearly every aspect of infrastructure in the Carolinas. 

A satellite image of Hurricane Hugo

Sep 23, 2019

How Howling Hugo Became the Western Piedmont’s Worst Hurricane

The N.C. Climate Office examines the monster 1989 storm's inland impact. 

The Tar River floods homes in Greenville after Floyd. (Image by Dave Saville/FEMA)

Sep 16, 2019

Hurricane Floyd’s Inundation Along the Tar River Spurred a Call to Action

In part 3 of a series from the North Carolina Climate Office, learn about the lasting impact of Hurricane Floyd.