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Carolina Backyard Naturalist (9/2/20)

Climate of North Carolina

This presentation will provide attendees with a base knowledge of global climate patterns that influence North Carolina’s weather patterns over seasonal and shorter timescales. In addition, federal and state resources for weather forecasts and climate outlooks for the upcoming seasons will be covered, as well as ways for participants to contribute to weather-based citizen science projects.

Presenter: Rebecca Ward

Assistant State Climatologist, State Climate Office of North Carolina/NC State University

Assistant State Climatologist Rebecca WardRebecca Ward is a native to North Carolina and grew up in the town of Newport, not far from the coast. As the Assistant State Climatologist, Rebecca’s work focuses on understanding how North Carolina’s weather and climate influences the various sectors within the state, such as agriculture and natural resources, and sharing this knowledge with North Carolinians. Rebecca is also a part-time Ph.D. student in Science Education at NC State University, with research interests around natural hazards education and perceptions of risk.

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Presentation Slides

Climate of NC (PDF)

Additional Resources

State Climate Office of North Carolina
National Weather Service
Climate Prediction Center

The Climate Toolbox
National Hurricane Center


Helpful Reporting Hints for CoCoRaHS Observers in the Carolinas

GLOBE Observer

Written By

Matt Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatt JonesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture Call Matt E-mail Matt N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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