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: Dry Sunday ahead of more rain

  FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain changes to light snow tonight

FIRST ALERT: Waccamaw River forecast to crest tonight, Intracoastal holding steady

FIRST ALERT: More rain and turning colder

FIRST ALERT: Mild and unsettled weather to start the week

FIRST ALERT: Sunny Saturday, dreary Sunday

FIRST ALERT: Near record warmth and rain for Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Spring-like warmth and rain chances for the week ahead

FIRST ALERT: Chilly and less windy

FIRST ALERT: Cloudy skies hang tight today

FIRST ALERT: Breezy and brisk weekend

FIRST ALERT: Overnight showers then clearing and windy

FIRST ALERT: Brief weekend warm up with passing showers

  FIRST ALERT: Here comes winter

  FIRST ALERT: One more warm day

  FIRST ALERT: More spring-like warmth and downpours

  FIRST ALERT: Spring-like warmth and passing showers

  FIRST ALERT: Spring-like weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT: Brief cool down ahead of Spring-like weekend

  Year in Review: Hurricane-weary Carolinas have to deal with Dorian

  FIRST ALERT: Clear and cool to ring in 2020

FIRST ALERT: Clearing and turning cooler for the New Year

FIRST ALERT: Mild with increasing rain chances through the weekend

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: FLASH FLOOD WATCH, heavy rain and gusty winds to continue

FIRST ALERT: Minor flooding on several rivers

LOOK UP! Rocket launch from Florida likely visible from Grand Strand

  FIRST ALERT: Winter chill lingers through the end of the week

FIRST ALERT: Mild and dry Christmas likely

FIRST ALERT: Rain ends, temperatures tumble

FIRST ALERT: 40-degree drop, rain, possible storms on the way