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: Dry days and cool nights to finish the week

FIRST ALERT: Rain returns Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT: Temperatures soar, record warmth likely

FIRST ALERT: Record warmth on the way

FIRST ALERT: Warmest weather of the year by the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Even warmer ahead of weekend changes

FIRST ALERT: Big warm up begins Wednesday

FIRST ALERT: Gradual warm up with a few showers

  FIRST ALERT: Final warm day before weekend changes

FIRST ALERT: Warm weather continues ahead of cooler, damp weekend

FIRST ALERT: Mild with a few showers

FIRST ALERT: South Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week begins Sunday

FIRST ALERT: Cool and breezy Saturday, frost and freeze threat tonight

  FIRST ALERT: Sunshine and gusty winds

  FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain, minor flood risk developing for Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain likely by late Wednesday, Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Mild with periods of rain

FIRST ALERT: Dry Sunday ahead of more rain

  FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain changes to light snow tonight

FIRST ALERT: Waccamaw River forecast to crest tonight, Intracoastal holding steady

FIRST ALERT: More rain and turning colder

FIRST ALERT: Mild and unsettled weather to start the week

FIRST ALERT: Sunny Saturday, dreary Sunday

FIRST ALERT: Near record warmth and rain for Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Spring-like warmth and rain chances for the week ahead

FIRST ALERT: Chilly and less windy

FIRST ALERT: Cloudy skies hang tight today

FIRST ALERT: Breezy and brisk weekend

FIRST ALERT: Overnight showers then clearing and windy

FIRST ALERT: Brief weekend warm up with passing showers