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: Looking back on Hurricane Bertha

FIRST ALERT: Fay slightly stronger, will pass near New York City tonight

  FIRST ALERT: Steamy weekend ahead with scattered storms

FIRST ALERT: Showers and storms continue

FIRST ALERT: Colorado State forecasters increase hurricane season forecast again

FIRST ALERT: Chance of tropical development continues for midweek

FIRST ALERT: Brief tropical depression may form this weekend

FIRST ALERT: Sun, surf and heat this July 4th

FIRST ALERT: Drier, hot and humid for July 4th

FIRST ALERT: Chance of tropical development remains low

  FIRST ALERT: Hot and hazy through the weekend

FIRST ALERT: A few storms at times through Wednesday

FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Depression 4 forecast to remain a depression

FIRST ALERT: Saharan Dust blowing across the Atlantic

FIRST ALERT: Feeling like summer for the official start of the season

FIRST ALERT: Very low risk of tropical development off the SC coast

FIRST ALERT: Unsettled weather continues

FIRST ALERT: Periods of heavy rain likely, flash flood watch continues for some areas

FIRST ALERT: Showers and storms becoming more likely

FIRST ALERT: Cristobal to make landfall later today

FIRST ALERT: A few storms through the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Waccamaw River to crest just below major flood stage this weekend

FIRST ALERT: SpaceX rocket launch may be visible this evening

FIRST ALERT: A few showers and storms to finish the week

FIRST ALERT: Tropical development more likely in the central Atlantic

FIRST ALERT: Waccamaw, other rivers continue to climb

FIRST ALERT: FLASH FLOOD WATCH issued for some areas

FIRST ALERT: Showers and storms continue

  FIRST ALERT: Bertha continues to weaken passing west of Hartsville

FIRST ALERT: Looking back on Bertha - Version 1.0