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: EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH issued for Saturday as heat index climbs over 110

  FIRST ALERT: 4th consecutive day of heat advisory Thursday

  FIRST ALERT: Scorching heat to last all week

FIRST ALERT: Barry becomes first hurricane of 2019 season as landfall along Louisiana coast is imminent

  FIRST ALERT: Strong storms this evening

FIRST ALERT: Anniversary of Hurricane Bertha

FIRST ALERT: More downpours at times on Wednesday

FIRST ALERT: Colorado State updates 2019 hurricane season forecast

FIRST ALERT: Continuing humid with pop up storms at times

  FIRST ALERT: Showers and storms at times through the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Even more humid Wednesday, storm chances increasing for July 4th

  FIRST ALERT: Brief break from humidity Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT: Hot and humid weather to continue

  FIRST ALERT: Summer officially begins with a brief break in humidity

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Severe storms will rapidly develop through the evening

  FIRST ALERT: Humidity, storm chances creep up for Wednesday

FIRST ALERT: Typical summer weather this week

FIRST ALERT: Severe drought conditions develop in parts of South Carolina

  FIRST ALERT: A few severe storms possible later today

  FIRST ALERT: Brief break from humidity followed by rising rain chances

  FIRST ALERT: Dry start to the week, but increasing rain chances on the way

  FIRST ALERT: Heat eases a bit, a few strong storms this afternoon

  FIRST ALERT: Record-shattering heat continues Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT: Another record-breaking day of heat

  FIRST ALERT: Prolonged stretch of unusual heat starts today

FIRST ALERT: NOAA issues 2019 hurricane season forecast

  FIRST ALERT: Holiday weekend heat wave

  FIRST ALERT: Heat and humidity return, summer warmth expected this weekend

  FIRST ALERT: From early spring to mid-summer

  First Alert: Bright, cool and low humidity