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: Clearing up and drying out

FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain, a few strong storms Tuesday

FIRST ALERT: Was it tornado, a waterspout or both?

FIRST ALERT: Stormy evening but improving for the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Climbing temperatures, humidity and rain chances

FIRST ALERT: Warming trend and late week rain risk

  FIRST ALERT: Drying out and a big weekend cooldown

FIRST ALERT: Flash Flood Warnings issued for the Pee Dee

FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain, tornado threat as Sally’s remnants move through

FIRST ALERT: Remnants of Sally may bring small tornado threat

FIRST ALERT: Sally to bring heavy rain to the southeast

FIRST ALERT: Comfortable temperatures but increasing rain chances

FIRST ALERT: Two year anniversary of Hurricane Florence

  Discussing the gardens at Brookgreen

FIRST ALERT: Passing downpours through the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Paulette likely to threaten Bermuda as a hurricane

FIRST ALERT: A look back at notable SC hurricanes

FIRST ALERT: Humid with passing downpours

  FIRST ALERT: Pleasant Labor Day, humidity and rain to increase

FIRST ALERT: Scorching heat Friday, relief by the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Tropical waves roll off African coast, chances of development continue

FIRST ALERT: Heat index to climb over 105°

FIRST ALERT: Heat index to climb over 105 later this week

FIRST ALERT: Tropical depression likely to form off shore late today

FIRST ALERT: Gusty winds and a few strong storms possible Saturday

FIRST ALERT: Two potential areas of tropical development

FIRST ALERT: Hot and humid Friday with storm chances Saturday

FIRST ALERT: “Catastrophic” damage and “unsurvivable” storm surge expected from Laura

FIRST ALERT: Drying out and heating up

FIRST ALERT: Now watching three chances of development in the tropics