Jamie Arnold

It was one of the worst hurricanes in U.S. history that fueled the fire in Meteorologist Jamie Arnold.  Hurricane Hugo slammed into Jamie's hometown of Charlotte, NC when he was just a youngster.  From that day forward, he knew he would be dedicated to forecasting storms.  Jamie now provides the weekday evening forecast on WMBF News. The passion for all things weather sent Jamie to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he majored in both atmospheric science and geography.  The need to know even more about weather led him to further his education at UNC-Charlotte with a master's degree focusing on severe storm forecasting and lightning in the Carolinas. Several internships at local TV stations in Charlotte added an extra dimension to Jamie's enthusiasm for weather - the need to share that enthusiasm with the television audience.  The first step in that process was his first job as a weather producer at the NBC affiliate in Charlotte.  There he learned the ropes of the television weather business and honed his skills as an eventual television meteorologist. Jamie's first on air gig came at the NBC affiliate covering the Greenville/Washington/New Bern area of North Carolina.  With that on-air job came a lot of first-hand experience in covering the worst weather the Carolinas have to offer.  In his six years there, Jamie covered several tornado outbreaks and even a few snow storms, but it was the experience he received covering four land-falling hurricanes and six tropical storms that Jamie is most proud of.  That experience will serve WMBF viewers well when the next storm comes calling. When he's not watching the weather Jamie enjoys spending time with family, working in the yard, cooking and of course, hanging out at the beach. In 2011, Jamie was awarded the Best Weathercast by the South Carolina Associated Press.

Recent Articles by Jamie

  FIRST ALERT: Sunny skies and drier weather kick off the new week

FIRST ALERT: Rain finally tapers off

FIRST ALERT: Brief wintry mix remains possible this evening, tonight

FIRST ALERT: One more bright day ahead of a weekend washout

FIRST ALERT: Frosty start to Thursday, eyes on weekend storm

FIRST ALERT: Bright and brisk ahead of weekend washout

FIRST ALERT: Dry, cooler weather returns

FIRST ALERT: Winter-like chill to linger through Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Several rivers remain above flood stage following recent rain

FIRST ALERT: Morning showers then clearing and windy

FIRST ALERT: Turning cooler for the Thanksgiving holiday

FIRST ALERT: Mild Tuesday, much cooler by Thanksgiving

FIRST ALERT: Sunshine finally returns and sticks around

FIRST ALERT: Temperatures, rain chance increase tonight, fall steadily Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Several rivers above flood stage and rising

FIRST ALERT: Rain at times through Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Risk of isolated severe storms, tornadoes may develop tonight

FIRST ALERT: Coldest air of the season so far set to arrive next week

FIRST ALERT: Unseasonably warm Tuesday with a few showers, storms

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY FRIDAY - showers and storms at times