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: Cooler weather moving in

FIRST ALERT: A few showers Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Warm with a few late day showers on Wednesday

FIRST ALERT: Warm Tuesday ahead of a few mid-week showers

FIRST ALERT: A few weekend showers and storms

FIRST ALERT: A few showers and storms through the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Colorado State issues 2021 hurricane season forecast

FIRST ALERT: Remaining mild, a few showers by Friday

FIRST ALERT: Warm weather continues

FIRST ALERT: Warming trend continues


FIRST ALERT: Evening storms, gusty winds and a big temperature drop

FIRST ALERT: Showers and storms return Wednesday

FIRST ALERT: Tranquil Tuesday followed by mid week rain chances

FIRST ALERT: A few showers and storms through the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Soaring temperatures and a few rain chances through the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Warming up to end the week

FIRST ALERT: Lingering clouds and gusty breezes

FIRST ALERT: Cloudy, cool, breezy weekend

FIRST ALERT: Severe threat ends, cooler weather returns

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Significant severe weather event later today

FIRST ALERT: Clouds linger Wednesday, severe storms possible Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Rain returns Tuesday, severe storms possible Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Slightly cooler weekend ahead

FIRST ALERT: Spring-like weather through the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Sunshine and warmth continues

FIRST ALERT: Spring-like warmth continues

  Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tornadoes spawned from hurricanes

FIRST ALERT: Week-long warming trend

FIRST ALERT: Cool weekend ahead