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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. 

Clay Chaney behind the desk in the WRAL Weather Center

Oct 29, 2019

Forecast: High Probability of Success

As a child, Clay Chaney loved watching meteorologists. Now, thanks to his opportunity to attend NC State, he is one himself. 

Michael Brennan stands next to a satellite image of a hurricane on a screen in the National Hurricane Center

Aug 29, 2019

Inside the National Hurricane Center: A Q&A With Alumnus Michael Brennan

A branch chief at the National Hurricane Center clears up some common misconceptions about hurricanes and describes what life is like at the center of the forecasting action. 

Student walks to Talley Student Union in the rain.

Jun 19, 2019

What Does ‘Chance of Rain’ Actually Mean?

We asked atmospheric scientist Gary Lackmann how to figure out whether the forecast means you should grab an umbrella. 

Two houses surrounded by flooding

Nov 8, 2018

Hurricane Florence: How We Helped Our State

The storm ravaged North Carolina like few others have. Before, during and after the storm, our scientists were there to help. 

Snowflakes at high resolution

Feb 20, 2018

Quiz: Do You Know Snow?

Test your knowledge of all things snow with this wintry quiz. 

Oct 20, 2016

Alumnus Martha Shulski Tries to Be Clear About Climate Change

Martha Shulski, the Nebraska state climatologist and an associate professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, helps the public understand climate data. 

Ocean

Sep 6, 2016

Forecasting ‘Ocean Weather’

Fishermen, offshore oil workers and even surfers can check the Atlantic’s “ocean weather” thanks to a model prediction tool created by Ruoying He and his team.