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: More drizzle, fog and changeable temperatures

FIRST ALERT: Back to winter for today

FIRST ALERT: Up and down rain chances, temperatures this week

FIRST ALERT: Brighter skies and a bit cooler

FIRST ALERT: Morning fog, afternoon warmth, evening showers

FIRST ALERT: Milder with increasing rain chances

FIRST ALERT: The last day of warmth

FIRST ALERT: The billion dollar disasters of 2018

FIRST ALERT: Two more days of unseasonable warmth

FIRST ALERT: Record warmth to finish the work week

FIRST ALERT: Record warmth likely to finish the week

FIRST ALERT: Winter takes a spring break this week

FIRST ALERT: Cold weather quickly exits by the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Colder air settles in

FIRST ALERT: Another dramatic drop moving in

FIRST ALERT: Brighter skies and a midweek temperature drop

FIRST ALERT: Arctic air returns next week

FIRST ALERT: Bright and brisk through the weekend, watching Arctic air next week

FIRST ALERT: From wet and windy to clearing and colder

FIRST ALERT: More cold, but what about winter weather chances