Wildfires burn due to drought in western North Carolina

Here along the east coast of North Carolina, we usually have no trouble in the drought department as we are more susceptible to tropical systems, low pressures moving along the coast and stalled out frontal boundaries, thus flooding is more likely than drought. In the western parts of our state, they are more susceptible of the reverse since they are less likely to be affected by the same weather patterns that we are. Since Hurricane Matthew, North Carolina has received scant amount of rain. In the month of September, eastern North Carolina received much more than average rainfall, while the…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Why do the leaves change colors?

It’s beginning to feel like autumn outside and in this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit, let’s talk about why the leaves change colors! Plants u…