Weather Blog

How to Protect Your Garden from Frost and Freeze

October 21, 2018

One of the biggest worries of gardeners is the threat of freezing weather and frosts that can harm or kill plants and damage crops. Here’s what you need to know to protect tender plants from freezing temperatures.

The Fall Foliage Report #1 For Week Ending September 22nd 2018

September 19, 2018

The fall foliage show begins in the mountains and foothills of North Carolina and spreads east through the state bringing an array of colors that everyone loves to see!  Thanks to our many 6,000-foot peaks (highest in eastern USA), deep valleys and varying micro climates, our Blue Ridge a

Hurricane Florence Preparation Tips and Update

September 10, 2018

As Hurricane Florence closes in on the east coast. The threat is increasing that the storm will have an impact on Rowan County. There are several things you need to do to prepare for this storm. I have placed some tips below.

Florence and the Social Media Machine

September 7, 2018

There is one thing I have noticed since starting Rowan County Weather. Two types of storm threats create more concern and hype than any other potential storm threat that gets forecasted. The first is the threat of a winter storm.

How the Mosquito Forecast is determined

September 5, 2018

I have had a few questions over the summer months about my mosquito forecast and how I determine when activity is going to be Extreme, low or somewhere in between. There are a few factors that go into the making of the mosquito forecast. 

A taste of fall is coming later this week.

August 21, 2018

If you are like me. You have been yearning for some cooler temperatures and the feel of fall in the air. Thursday and Friday evening will get exactly that feel. As winds will bring in cooler drier air of of the northwest. We will see low temperatures we haven't seen since early May.

Woodleaf Tomato Festival

August 15, 2018

This year’s Woodleaf Tomato Festival will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland. 

Why Heat Lightning is a Myth

August 13, 2018

We’ve all heard the term “heat lightning” but what if I told you there’s no such thing? There really isn’t anything called heat lightning, it’s just a term people mistakenly give to distant thunderstorms.

Leisure and Travel Blog. Activities for summer days in Rowan County

July 17, 2018

Summer days have arrived in Rowan County! Whether you're searching for an escape from the heat, outdoor festival and anything in between, you're in for an original experience when you visit Rowan County. 

Weather Wednesday: This Summer is on Pace to Break a Record

July 11, 2018

This summer has not been very kind to the farmers here in Rowan County.  The lack of rain has had a devastating effect on their crops.  If you look around it’s easy to see we are getting into some early stages of drought with no relief in sight.  The chart below issued by the National Weather Ser