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Interpreting Irma: What Do All Those Watches and Warnings Mean?

September 8, 2017 | Jessica Whitehead

Jessica Whitehead reviews some of the terms used to describe hazards North Carolina might encounter as Hurricane Irma approaches the state over the next few days.

NC Sea Grant is a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador!

September 23, 2014 | Jessica Whitehead

Are you ready to Be A Force of Nature? North Carolina Sea Grant is! On August 29, 2014, North Carolina Sea Grant became the latest Sea Grant program accepted to NOAA’s Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors Initiative!

What does hazards adaptation mean, anyway?

August 26, 2014 | Jessica Whitehead

I hate to admit that one of the reactions I get when I hand out my business card is the raised eyebrow, and I’ve realized it’s because “hazards adaptation” isn’t out there in common public vocabulary yet. So let’s break it down: Hazards. Adaptation.

Explore NC’s Coastal Weather and Climate with Jess Whitehead

August 19, 2014 | Jessica Whitehead

My first experience communicating about coastal hazards to the public was as a child in 1989, relaying reports from the Weather Channel over the phone to my neighborhood friends in Charleston, SC who remained home during Hurricane Hugo but lost power.