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Rachel Duensing

CBS 17

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Rachel:

Duke researchers work to make plants thrive in warmer temperatures

Over the last 10 years, Dr. He and other researchers have been studying plants and the impact warmer temperatures have. → Read More

High temperatures make playground equipment dangerous

With some of our kids out on summer break, they may want or need to get out and let loose some of that energy, but significantly high temperatures also bring dangerous temperatures for playground equipment. → Read More

Summer season getting warmer in the Triangle

While the calendar shows we’re still a few weeks away from the official start of summer, what we’ve felt to kick off June may have you feeling that it’s already here. → Read More

La Niña impacting summer, hurricane season

The Atlantic Hurricane Season 2022 starts in two weeks, but something in the Pacific Ocean will not only have an impact on the hurricane season, but summer across the country. → Read More

Say what? Record-breaking heat later this week in the Triangle? 1st 90-degree days?

So, when is the earliest we’ve ever hit 96 degrees, the projected highs for the Triangle at the end of this week? → Read More

ALERT DAY: Severe storm risk Monday for central NC

The main risks are damaging wind gusts and large hail — but an isolated tornado also cannot be ruled out. → Read More

Look out for a Lunar Eclipse visible Sunday Night in central NC

While the eclipse technically begins just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday, you won’t notice much of a difference in the moon until almost 10:30 that night. → Read More

Coastal Low causing coastal NC flooding, but could it become tropical?

The crummy conditions along the eastern North Carolina coast are more than just meteorological, it’s also astronomical. → Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Know your risk and where to go

We are less than one month from the official start of hurricane season, but if the past few years have taught us anything, it is that we need to always be prepared. To help get prepared, Hurricane Preparedness Week takes place during the first full week of May. → Read More

City Nature Challenge helps identify species across Raleigh

North Carolina, and even here in Raleigh, is full of diverse plants and insects, and if you’ve ever wanted to know just a little bit more about them, this weekend you can, and all it takes is your phone. → Read More

Apex strawberry farmers roll with the weather punches

One local farmers says the perfect growing season would be temperatures in the 50s in the morning and 70s by the afternoon, but we all know North Carolina weather doesn’t always play along. → Read More

How to protect your garden during chilly spring weather

With the threat of a few chilly mornings in the forecast, however, are our gardens in danger? Bridget Zazzara with Logan’s Garden Shop in Raleigh says not necessarily. → Read More

American Wildlife Refuge saving birds of prey across central NC

North Carolina is home to nearly 500 different species of birds, but with more people moving into our state, more of those birds are inevitably getting hurt. → Read More

‘Ozone Season’: What is it, why do we care?

Here’s the thing about Ozone: it’s a good thing, but only when it’s more than 10 miles in the air. → Read More

Spring wildfire season underway in NC

“Peak months for our spring wildfire season are March through May,” explained Philip Jackson with the North Carolina Forestry Service. → Read More

Pollen is a necessary nuisance in North Carolina

Pollen might make your allergies flare up, but it plays an important role for North Carolina. → Read More

Central NC under severe weather threat for Wednesday

Main hazards include damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes will all be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening. → Read More

Sea-level rise creating ‘ghost forests’ in North Carolina

If we do nothing, what’s left of these coastal forests will be gone within the century. → Read More

Wake County participates in statewide tornado drill

Whether you’re at work, school, or at home, knowing where your safe spot is is important. → Read More

The best ways to receive weather watches and warnings

As Severe Weather Preparedness Week continues in central NC, we take a look at a few of the most effective options to receive weather watches and warnings. → Read More