Weather http://wfae.org en Snow Means Slippery Roads, Short Workdays, And Sledding http://wfae.org/post/snow-means-slippery-roads-short-workdays-and-sledding <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you want to see how snow can pretty much shut down a city, go to the Hawthorne Lane overpass at Independence. A couple of snowplows were making their way down the outbound side late Wednesday afternoon. That stretch of road was closed.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:25:25 +0000 Lisa Miller 44951 at http://wfae.org Snow Means Slippery Roads, Short Workdays, And Sledding 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 Charlotte Region Still Has 12,000 Outages From Storm http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-region-still-has-12000-outages-storm <p>There are still about 12,000 power outages in Mecklenburg and neighboring counties. About 350,000 Duke and Progress energy customers lost power after a severe thunderstorm Friday night.</p><p>Keith Meza, is a Duke Energy crew member who has been working almost non-stop since then. He was in north Charlotte Friday helping remove tree limbs that had fallen and damaged power lines.</p><p>"Other than ice storms and hurricanes we've had, it's probably one of the worst ones I've ever seen due to high winds and lightning and hail," Meza&nbsp;says.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 12:52:04 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 29427 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Region Still Has 12,000 Outages From Storm Hurricane Season And Severe Weather http://wfae.org/post/hurricane-season-and-severe-weather <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Atlantic Hurricane season officially began last week, and predictions tell us that this season will be more active than average in general and for North Carolina. Some of this area's best known and well respected meteorologists will share their knowledge as we talk about the predictions for this year and what it may mean for us, and we'll also talk about severe weather in general, after the recent Oklahoma tornadoes and a storm-ridden spring, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 29080 at http://wfae.org Hurricane Season And Severe Weather FAA Furloughs Mean 'Sporadic' Delays At CLT http://wfae.org/post/faa-furloughs-mean-sporadic-delays-clt <p>Passengers at the Charlotte airport can expect short delays to be an ongoing but somewhat random problem. Delays have increased since the Federal Aviation Administration started furloughing workers Sunday because of the sequester.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:08:59 +0000 Michael Tomsic 25949 at http://wfae.org FAA Furloughs Mean 'Sporadic' Delays At CLT How Weather Changed History http://wfae.org/post/how-weather-changed-history <p>Many people feel a little bit down on rainy days but find that they are smiling and happy when the sun shines. Kids get excited when it might snow and we all watch thunderstorms anxiously, but weather can have a much larger and more critical influence on our lives. Throughout history, major events have been shaped by the weather conditions. The outcome of major battles, famous discoveries and critical dates in our history have been impacted by storms or extreme temperature conditions. We'll&nbsp;look at some of the most famous moments in history and how weather played a role.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 22708 at http://wfae.org How Weather Changed History