17 years ago today… a day many won’t forget

September 16, 1999 feels like yesterday for some folks. It’s definitely a day many people in Eastern North Carolina will never forget. Hurricane Floyd developed into a category 4 hurricane over the Atlantic Basin. Luckily, Floyd weakened into a category 2 hurricane before making near Cape Fear, NC. Timeline:   Hurricane Floyd was a large system spanning 530 miles with tropical storm force winds (40 – 73 mph) ranging across that span. The storm dumped 20 inches of rain alone over parts of Eastern North Carolina. Catastrophic flooding will forever be Hurricane Floyd’s legacy but it wasn’t without the help of…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Out of this world weather (Part 1 and 2)

This week’s Sunday Science Tidbit is out of this world! Let’s start right here at home. Earth is the only planet able to sustain life. It ca…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Fujiwhara Effect & Fibonacci Spiral

In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we take a look at the weather in a different way… the Fujiwhara Effect and the Fibonacci Spiral. You’ve…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Semi-Permanent Pressure Systems

In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit, we’re going to talk about semi-permanent pressure systems.   You’ve heard the WNCT meteorologists talk…