All posts by Charlie Lopresti

Charlie Lopresti

About Charlie Lopresti

Charlie makes up the "Weather Part" of CBS News 13s evening edition. A native New Englander, he grew up enjoying the area's exciting and sometimes wild weather.

Do You Want To Grow A Giant Pumpkin?


It’s that time of year!  Have you ever wanted to grow a giant pumpkin?  Now is your chance.   I’d like to invite you to join me in growing the biggest/heaviest pumpkin possible this summer.  I have  I have Atlantic Giant Pumpkin Seeds to share from last years pumpkins.  Available are seeds from a nice orange […]

April, In Like a Lion?


Casual conversation at the anchor desk tonight revolved around next week’s late week warm up. “Yes, it looks like temperature will get into the 60s Thursday and Friday, but…” We came back from the commercial, and I didn’t get a chance to finish. It was probably better that way, because what I wanted to talk […]

Warm Winter And Peek Ahead To Spring

Spring Temps

The results are in,  and it was a warm meteorological winter (Dec.,Jan.,Feb.) here in Maine. In fact, it was the 2nd warmest on record at the Portland Jetport. A few February photos from my backyard tell the story. Daffodils poking through, and maple sugaring were many weeks early in southern Maine. December was the warmest […]

2015 The Year In Weather


Snow for Thanksgiving and rain on Christmas!  You might say Mother Nature was a bit confused headed into 2015.    That is until the final week of January when the blizzard of 2015 arrived. Definition of blizzard includes: -Falling or drifting snow reducing visibility to 1/4 mile or less. -Wind sustained or gusting 35 mph or […]

They Call Him El Nino


Who remembers Chris Farley’s El Nino character on Saturday Night Live?  I got a pretty good laugh watching it for the first time in nearly two decades. You can check it out here.  The reality is, El Nino isn’t a wrestler intending to take out Ric Flair, but instead a phenomenon specific to the Eastern […]

Mystery In The Sky, A Few Viewer Photos


The weather has been exceptionally quiet this week, and I’ve had the opportunity to fill my weathercast with different topics like viewer photos.  On Thursday,  there were a few unique pics I came across, and both left me scratching my head for a minute or two.  The first was this stunning shot at Sugarloaf Mountain […]



Our recent stretch of pleasant fall weather will be coming to an end over the next 24 hours.  Most of today will be dry with only thickening clouds.  Rain will overspread the region late this afternoon and evening with the heaviest rain reserved for overnight into early Thursday morning. Winds will be strongest during that […]

Historic Patricia


Hurricane Patricia made landfall near Manzanillo Mexico tonight at 7:15 EDT with winds sustained 165 mph.. Click here to see the visible satellite loop from CMISS University of Wisconsin. (Photo from the international Space Station) The story of Patricia is an incredible one.  In just 30 hours the storm went from Tropical Storm to the […]