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.

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 […]

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 […]