Extreme weather in Carolinas http://wfae.org en Arctic cold coming to the Carolinas http://wfae.org/post/arctic-cold-coming-carolinas <p>Winter weather is in the forecast for the next couple of days, including some of the coldest temperatures in recent memory. Cold arctic air will swing south into the Carolinas late Monday, with record low temperatures possible overnight Monday and into Tuesday – around 8 degrees. It also will be windy, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour, and the wind chill could make it feel below zero early Tuesday.</p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 14:42:56 +0000 David Boraks 42385 at http://wfae.org The Effects Of Our Stormy Summer http://wfae.org/post/effects-our-stormy-summer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We have experienced record amounts of rainfall in our region this summer. So much so that city, county and state government agencies of all kinds have had to mobilize, perhaps like never before, to deal with the impact of all of this rain. Some businesses benefit from the rain but many others are suffering under the relentless storms we've experienced. We have gathered a large panel of representatives from a number of the agencies that have dealt with the challenges these storms have presented and they will share the story of our record rainy summer, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 33256 at http://wfae.org The Effects Of Our Stormy Summer Hail Breaks Loose In Name Of Insurance Research http://wfae.org/post/hail-breaks-loose-name-insurance-research <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hail causes about $1 billion in damage to U.S. property and crops each year. Insurers would like to minimize those losses. That's where the <a href="http://www.disastersafety.org/" target="_blank">Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety</a> comes in. On Wednesday morning, the Institute created a full-scale hailstorm inside its laboratory in </span>Richburg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, South Carolina – about an hour from Charlotte. </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose sent this report: &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:37:09 +0000 Julie Rose 21799 at http://wfae.org Hail Breaks Loose In Name Of Insurance Research Extreme Weather Breaks Dozens Of Records In Carolinas http://wfae.org/post/extreme-weather-breaks-dozens-records-carolinas <p>In the Carolinas, 2012 was a record-breaking year for extreme weather.</p><p>That's according to the National Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit organization that broke down <a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/ncdc-announces-warmest-year-record-contiguous-us" target="_blank">government climate data </a>by state and county. The result is a map of high temperatures, big snowfalls and large wildfires that senior scientist Kim Knowlton said demonstrates what climate change looks like.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:33:31 +0000 Michael Tomsic 19570 at http://wfae.org Extreme Weather Breaks Dozens Of Records In Carolinas