We experience our climate through our extreme weather. Here in North Carolina we have plenty, from 12 feet of precipitation in 2018 at Mt. Mitchell to a flash drought in 2019, 100°F temperatures in mid-fall to torrential downpours. Is this normal? What IS normal? In this talk we’ll explore North Carolina’s climate, its weather extremes, and what the future holds for our state.
About our speaker
Kathie Dello is the Director of the North Carolina State Climate Office and the State Climatologist of North Carolina at NC State University. Dello earned her BS in meteorology and MS in geography from the University at Albany and her PhD in environmental sciences from Oregon State University. Before coming to North Carolina, Dello served as Associate Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and as Deputy Director of the Oregon Climate Service.