Jamie Arnold

Jamie Arnold

Chief Meteorologist

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: Temperatures soar to 70 Tuesday, more rain on the way

FIRST ALERT: Bright and brisk weekend

FIRST ALERT: Cloudy skies, a few showers linger for Friday

FIRST ALERT: Clouds, a few showers to finish the week

FIRST ALERT: Seasonable weather ahead

FIRST ALERT: Chilly and blustery weekend on the way

FIRST ALERT: Milder Friday with a quick round of showers

FIRST ALERT: Stray shower tonight, brighter skies Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Clearing and seasonable

FIRST ALERT: Damp and cool through Tuesday

FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain tonight, more rain and falling temperatures Friday

FIRST ALERT: Dry Thursday ahead of Friday soaker

FIRST ALERT: Dry and brisk Wednesday

FIRST ALERT: A few light showers Tuesday

FIRST ALERT: Long stretch of mild, wet weather moving in

FIRST ALERT: Increasing warmth and showers for the New Year

FIRST ALERT: Cooler Tuesday ahead of warm and wet New Years

FIRST ALERT: Monday warm-up

FIRST ALERT: Continued cold to start the weekend

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Tornado Watch issued as strong storms are expected tonight

FIRST ALERT: Tranquil Wednesday ahead of wild holiday forecast

FIRST ALERT: Saturn, Jupiter join to create the ‘Christmas Star’

FIRST ALERT: Mild and quiet ahead of dramatic Christmas changes

FIRST ALERT: Christmas 2020 will be the coldest in years

FIRST ALERT: Changeable weather through the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Chilly Friday, more rain to finish the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Rain ends but cool temperatures remain

  FIRST ALERT: Warm weekend ahead of Monday rain

FIRST ALERT: Warmer weather continues

FIRST ALERT: Clearing skies and turning colder