The radio of highs to low this year (As of December 11)
Good Thursday morning! Even though we have had a few record high temperatures locally of late… you may have noticed a lot more record lows than highs nationally this year. For the first time in 20 years…
Weather will always be influenced by natural variability... so we will see annual swings in the ratio of records. However... the long-term trend shows a consistent departure upwards from the 1:1 ratio.
East Antartica (1998 picture) is the coldest spot on Earth (Photo: National Snow and Ice Data Center)
It has been a icy... snowy and cold past week over much of the United States! Well below zero readings have been seen in portions of the northern and central Rockies through portions of the northern midwest.
New analysis from a NASA satellite revealed that East Antarctica reached minus-135.8 degrees Fahrenheit in August 2010... NBC reported early this week... the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
Weather Related Tree Damage!
Good Tuesday Morning! Well… whether hurricanes… tornadoes or unexpected early winter storms… the time is always right for homeowners and businesses to take a good look around their property and recognize
The time is always right for homeowners and businesses to take a good look around their property and recognize the potential hazards among the trees.
Check Presentation with Amy Campanini from the Palmetto Animal League and Jill Jauch from New River Auto Mall.
November's recipient for the WSAV / New River Auto Mall 3 degree guarantee was the Palmetto Animal League! We raised $850 in the morning through forecasting the temperature within three degrees of the
We raised $850 in the morning through forecasting the temperature within three degrees of the actual high for each day.
Sea Level Risk Along the southeast and gulf coastline.
The largest survey ever of the world's foremost sea-level rise experts shows that a meter of warming is possible by 2100 with unchecked emissions. Quaternary Science Reviews published the study over the
The potential damage from sea level rise is significant.
Save Energy and Money at Home (Infographic courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy)
Households in the South Atlantic region – including Georgia and South Carolina – spent an average of just over 2000 dollars on energy in 2009. But what do we use that energy for? Not surprisingly...
Save energy at home... and you can save money!
Suomi NPP satellite peers into Tropical Storm Andrea, the first storm of the season.Credit: NOAA/NASA
Good Tuesday morning! The hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean… Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico… which officially ends this Saturday… has had the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982! This is thanks
This year is expected to rank as the sixth-least-active Atlantic hurricane season since 1950.
Winter Precipitation Outlook Shows Higher than Norma Chances of Drier Weather for Our Area (NOAA)
Yesterday (Thursday Nov 21) NOAA and the Climate Prediction Center issued the winter weather outlook. It's useful as guidance on how the season may go… but long term forecasting is a challenge… and without
Drought likely to persist or develop in the Southwest... Southeastern U.S. this winter. No strong climate pattern influence anticipated.
Check from Washington, Ill. found in Romeoville, Ill. White and black markings added to protect identity of the owner. (From Zach Radecki)
Zach Radecki found quite a surprise in suburban Chicago. Working in a warehouse in Romeoville… he found a blank check addressed from Washington, Illinois… 95 miles away.
They were in the direct flight of that tornado debris as the storm moved NE with the prevailing upper level wind flow.
It's Geography Awareness Week!
This week is Geography Awareness Week. This year's theme is Geography and the New Age of Exploration. Exploration takes us to places we've never been – it can be done on foot... on horseback... in a car...
Exploration can happen in your own backyard or on top of the highest mountain. There are no boundaries when it comes to exploring or how it is done!
New Iceberg breaking off from the Antarctic continent (NASA)
This MODIS image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite 9 days ago shows an iceberg that was part of the Pine Island Glacier and is now separating from the Antarctica continent. What appears to be a connection
An iceberg that was part of the Pine Island Glacier and is now separating from the Antarctica continent.
Storm Prediction Center (NWS) Tornado Count for 2013 in the United States.
Good morning and happy Thursday! We are now in middle November… so thought we would take a look back at tornado and hurricane activity for the year so far. Hurricanes numbers have been down… and so have
The United States is having its second consecutive below average tornado season and one of the calmest years for tornadoes in more than 20 years.
When temperatures drop into the teens or twenties… homeowners should be prepared.
Good Wednesday morning! With the first significant cold weather in place this morning… it's a good time to remind Georgians and South Carolinians of some important insurance and fire safety cold air tips.
When temperatures drop into the teens or twenties… homeowners should be prepared.
This map shows the wavenumber 5 pattern associated with U.S. drought (Haiyan Teng)
Good Tuesday morning! This may seem like a very odd topic to discuss today... especially since we are forecasting a big cold wave to arrive tonight... but some new research has found a weather pattern
The emergence of this newly identified pattern is likely to provide 2 to 3 weeks of advance warning that a stifling and potentially deadly heat wave will hit the U.S.
Recycling helps conserve our national resources (Courtesy Earth Gauge)
Good Monday morning! I wanted to let you know about a national campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and buying products made with recycled materials. It's called "America Recycles
Recycling common household materials reduces the amount of waste that ends up in our landfills.
This Web Page is a Great Resource for Weather Data (NOAA)
Good Friday morning! There is LOTS and LOTS of weather data available for users to view… and sifting through the massive amount of climate and weather data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
The new tool brings that data to the masses and creates interactive maps that clearly show natural and manmade shifts in the climate and oceans around the world.
Storm of 1913 Remembered (Courtesy www.porthuronmuseum.org)
Good morning and happy Thursday. Today in my blog... we take a look at a historic storm which occurred 100 years ago this month! In November of 1913 the Great Lakes were struck by a massive storm system
The storm lasted for four days... during which the region endured 90 mile per hour winds and waves reaching 35 feet in height.
Seasonal Generalized Tornado Prediction Could Improve with Latest Research (Courtesy OK.gov)
Good Tuesday morning! In my blog today... lets talk some new research that could help in tornado prediction in the longer term. You probably know that meteorologists often look to warm and cold fronts
A University of Missouri researcher has found that the temperature of the Pacific Ocean could help scientists predict the type and location of tornado activity in the U.S.
A field of wheat on a mostly sunny and quiet weather day (Image courtesy of USDA)
Good Monday morning! I was thinking about the weather… economy and food sources this morning. Did you know that agriculture… livestock and seafood generate at least 200 billion dollars in the United States
Solar radiation… temperature and precipitation are the main factors influencing crop growth.
Surface weather map of Sandy as it transitioned from a Hurricane to a powerful extratropical storm.
Good morning and Happy Halloween! Well… there has been a lot of talk about superstorm Sandy the last couple of days… and rightfully so… it was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic
Superstorm Sandy caused $65 billion in damage in the United States… making it the second-costliest weather disaster in American history behind only Hurricane Katrina.
Satellite Imagery of Powerful Hurricane Mitch 15 Years Ago.
Good Tuesday morning. Today you are likely to hear a lot about Superstorm Sandy. But this day in tropical meteorology is also significant for another reason... on this day back in 1998... 15 years ago...
Mitch was responsible for around 19,000 deaths across ten countries... BUT the vast majority were in Honduras (14,600).
Here's how weather impacts the pumpkin harvest.
Good Monday morning! Well Halloween is Thursday... and lots of pumpkins are popping up across the Coastal Empire and Low Country. Did you know that about 80 percent of the United States' pumpkin supply
Weather can have a big impact on the yearly pumpkin harvest.