Extreme weather in Carolinas

Sunday headlines
9:42 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Arctic cold coming to the Carolinas

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.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

The Effects Of Our Stormy Summer

Credit James Willamor / flickr

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.

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Local News
4:37 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Hail Breaks Loose In Name Of Insurance Research

A full-size home and car await an onslaught of homemade hail inside the testing facility of the Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety.
Julie Rose

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 Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety comes in. On Wednesday morning, the Institute created a full-scale hailstorm inside its laboratory in Richburg, South Carolina – about an hour from Charlotte. WFAE's Julie Rose sent this report:  

Tanya Brown has had a single obsession these past two years: how to make hail.

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Local News
3:33 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Extreme Weather Breaks Dozens Of Records In Carolinas

The National Resources Defense Council's extreme weather map for 2012
Credit National Resources Defense Council

In the Carolinas, 2012 was a record-breaking year for extreme weather.

That's according to the National Resources Defense Council, a nonprofit organization that broke down government climate data 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. 

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