Radiational cooling creates warm days and cool nights in Charlotte area

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte’s weather has been considerably warm during the day this month.

However, we have been unable to maintain that warmth at night. That is because of radiational cooling, which is much more dense air that stays near the surface. Daytime heat leaves the ground and leaves us with clear nights with light winds.

Some locations near Charlotte dropped into the 30s overnight and into the early mornings.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9 Meteorologist Joe Puma explains radiational cooling.

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Joe Puma

Joe Puma, wsoctv.com

Joe is a meteorologist with Severe Weather Center 9

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