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a two-lane road disappears into floodwaters

Oct 7, 2021

Five Years Later, Five Lessons Learned from Matthew

Matthew was a wake-up call, reinforcing the danger posed by tropical systems far from the coastline. 

Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Sunrise Scenic Mountains Autumn Landscape

Sep 13, 2021

North Carolina’s Fall Foliage: Will it Be a Disappointing Year?

This year’s fall foliage might not live up to expectations as warm, dry conditions persist across the state, according to an expert at NC State. 

Power line

Mar 9, 2021

Lights Out: Climate Change Could Plunge America Into Darkness. Here’s Why.

An NC State researcher details some of the vulnerabilities to the power grid from climate change. 

rain running off of a roof

Jan 12, 2021

An Extreme, Unusual 2020: The Weather Year in Review

The unprecedented aspects of 2020 included our climate in North Carolina. 

map illustration showing average temperatures in North Carolina in 2019

Jan 9, 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. 

Sep 6, 2019

Podcast: State Climatologist Kathie Dello

Learn about the role the climate office plays in North Carolina and how it can help our state potentially predict and prepare for the results of a changing climate. 

Photo of two scientists in front of soybean plants

Jul 22, 2019

From the Lab and Greenhouse to Farmers’ Fields

New soybean research with roots in the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative aims to protect the crop from climate change. 

Photo of giraffe and tree in Kenya.

Mar 20, 2019

U.S. Indoor Climate Most Similar to Northeast African Outdoors

Americans are most comfortable indoors when their climate is like that of the northeast African outdoors - warm and relatively dry.