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North Carolina map highlighting average temperature anomalies in 2019

Jan 10, 2020

2019: The Warmest Year in N.C. History

It's official: 2019 was North Carolina's warmest year on record. State Climatologist Kathie Dello breaks down what that means. 

Memorial Belltower on a snowy Feb. day.

Nov 21, 2019

Breaking Down the State Climate Office’s 2019-20 Winter Outlook

Find out why you should keep your entire wardrobe, from heavy coats to short sleeves, at the ready this winter. 

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. 

Hogs atop a barn in Trenton, NC, after Hurricane Floyd. (Image from the Wilmington StarNews)

Sep 16, 2019

Farmers Felt Hurricane Floyd’s Full Force, Beginning in Onslow County

Learn how Hurricane Floyd devastated the state's agriculture sector in this blog post from the North Carolina Climate Office. 

A helicopter flies over flooding in Edgecombe County. (Photo by Dave Saville/FEMA)

Sep 16, 2019

Hurricane Floyd’s Flooding Overwhelmed Eastern North Carolina

Look back at Hurricane Floyd's devastating impact on eastern N.C. in this blog post from the North Carolina Climate Office. 

Sep 12, 2019

Hurricane Dennis Menaced the Coast and Set the Stage for Floyd

Hurricane Dennis played a major role in amplifying the flooding and damage when Floyd arrived just 12 days later. 

Weather tower

Jul 10, 2019

Dello Named State Climatologist for North Carolina

Kathie Dello is the new permanent director of the State Climate Office and the state climatologist for North Carolina.