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: Fall-like weather continues - for now

FIRST ALERT: Jerry now a hurricane, Humberto moving away from Bermuda, Imelda drenching Texas

FIRST ALERT: Feeling like fall

  FIRST ALERT: Humberto continues to strengthen, watching another disturbance in the Atlantic

  From Hazel to Florence: History of Carolinas shaped by hurricanes

FIRST ALERT: A few pop up storms later today

FIRST ALERT: Late summer heat drags on

First Alert: Summer heat and humidity hangs on

FIRST ALERT: Weather Service confirms additional tornadoes in Horry County

First Alert: Waccamaw River hits crest, slowly falls this weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Dorian is a Category 2 hurricane, impacting the Grand Strand

  FIRST ALERT: Turning muggy, a few showers for Labor Day weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Lower humidity, pleasant finish to the week

  FIRST ALERT: Gradually warming up ahead of Labor Day Weekend

FIRST ALERT: Dorian and Erin likely to form over the next few days

  FIRST ALERT: Chances of tropical development increasing

  FIRST ALERT: Higher weekend rain chances, lower temperatures

  First Alert: Chantal now a depression, keeping an eye on a disturbance in the Bahamas

FIRST ALERT: Downpours at times, a cold front and the tropics

FIRST ALERT: Where is hurricane season?

  FIRST ALERT: Muggy weather continues with eye on weekend rain

  FIRST ALERT: Late summer heat and humidity continue this week

  FIRST ALERT: Steamy and stormy at times

  FIRST ALERT: Blazing heat then strong storms on Wednesday

FIRST ALERT: NOAA increases hurricane season forecast in latest update

  FIRST ALERT: Cranking up the heat

FIRST ALERT: Increasing heat, a few storms this week

  FIRST ALERT: Comfortable weather to last through the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Lower humidity to continue

FIRST ALERT: Here comes the relief