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.

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 […]

New Appalachian Trail Record ?


Imagine hiking the entire Appalachian Trail (2200 miles) from Springer Mountain Georgia to Mount Katahdin Maine. Now imagine completing the trek in only 46 days. That’s what Scott Jurek, a well known ultra marathon runner,  is attempting to do.  If you are a runner, you may recognize his name from the Christopher McDougall bestseller book […]

Tomato Time


Record cold and winter snow is a distant memory this weekend as summer officially arrives at 12:38 PM Sunday.  For gardeners, that also means it’s “tomato time”. Tomato plants are finally kicking it into a new gear after the recent warmth and periods of rain.  My wife and I grow my family’s indeterminate heirloom variety […]

Did You See The Bright Meteor or Fireball Tonight?


I’m received many reports from folks who saw a bright green meteor or fireball tonight here in Maine.  What’s the difference? Meteors are extremely hard to photograph due to their duration. Most meteors last for only 3 to 6 seconds.  Here is a possible photo of tonight’s bright meteor reported from CBS Boston. I’ve also […]

Want to Grow a Giant Pumpkin?


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 seeds (with world class genetics) to share from last years pumpkins.  Available are seeds from my 1400lb pumpkin weighed at Damariscotta Weighoff, 1163lb pumpkin […]