More stories by Jerry Jackson

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Flying cows and dreams of reality…

The movie “Twister” inspired a new generation of prospective meteorologists upon its release in 1996. As an exercise in pure spectacle, the …

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Millions made simple…

Here on Earth, we measure distance in simple units- inches, feet, yards, miles. But the measure of distance becomes much more complicated wh…

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2016 Yearender: Hurricane Matthew

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – When Hurricane Floyd struck in 1999, it taught us the damage produced by a hurricane is not solely a function of s…

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A rare February tropical storm

If you’re trying to avoid a hurricane, the month of February is your best bet. In the past 145 years of reliable record-keeping, only 1 trop…

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Just how many thunderstorms exist?

Have you ever wondered how many thunderstorms form in a given year? For the answer, we turn to our colleagues at the National Severe Storms …

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Weather School: Forever young…

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)-  Astronaut John Glenn’s accomplishments spanned over half a century. See more by clicking on the video.

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“White Hurricane”

It doesn’t necessarily take a hurricane to produce hurricane-force winds. Occasionally, blizzards can pack an equally powerful punch. The Gr…

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Weather School: Snowy Star Trek

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)- Snow is not always what it appears to be, especially when it comes to Star Trek. Click on the video to see more.

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The Christmas week tornado of 2012

When you think of Christmas week, cold temperatures usually come to mind. However, there have been many “warm” Christmas holidays in eastern…

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“Bond… James Bond”

James Bond films are known for exotic locations in a wide variety of climates. In fact, some of the most exciting stunt sequences through th…

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Weather School: November Tornadoes

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)- November is usually a quiet month in North Carolina, but sometimes severe weather develops. Click on the video to see…