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: Tropical Storm Sebastien lingers in the Atlantic

  FIRST ALERT: Dry and mild to finish the week, tracking weekend showers

FIRST ALERT: Impressive meteor shower possible Thursday night

  FIRST ALERT: Periods of rain, wind gusts to 40 mph through Saturday

  FIRST ALERT: Record cold Wednesday on the way

  FIRST ALERT: Wild weather swings on the way Tuesday

FIRST ALERT: Near record cold possible next week

  FIRST ALERT: Rain ends, temperatures take the plunge

FIRST ALERT: November 7, 1995 tornado outbreak in SC

  FIRST ALERT: One more mild day before a huge drop

  FIRST ALERT: Tranquil weather ahead of next big cold front

  FIRST ALERT: Spotty showers for Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT: Chilly nights through the weekend

FIRST ALERT UPDATE: Tornado Watch issued for some inland counties

FIRST ALERT: ‘Rebekah’ poses no threat to Carolinas, watching another chance of development

FIRST ALERT: Unusually warm Halloween to finish with gusty storms

FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Olga and Pablo form

FIRST ALERT: Chance of brief tropical development in the Gulf

  FIRST ALERT: Tranquil weather to finish the week, weekend rain chances on the rise

  FIRST ALERT: Few severe storms remain possible Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT: Threat of strong storms, isolated tornadoes increasing overnight

FIRST ALERT: Cool and quiet Friday followed by a wet, windy weekend

FIRST ALERT: Crisp finish to the week, big changes to the weekend forecast

FIRST ALERT: Tropical development possible in the Gulf of Mexico

FIRST ALERT: Another round of rain moving in

HURRICANE HAZEL: A legendary storm for the Grand Strand

  FIRST ALERT: Another round of much needed rain on the way

FIRST ALERT: Watching three disturbances in the tropics

  FIRST ALERT: Pleasant stretch of fall weather ahead

  FIRST ALERT: Lingering clouds and a stray shower