Every year when hurricane season approaches, you’ll start to see tropical talk centered around something called an “invest.” Invest is short for “investigation” and it refers to a weather feature that the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is investigating. It should be noted that it is NOT necessarily an area that is expected to develop into […]
Have you heard the news about the solar eclipse happening in August? Since the Earth and moon are constantly moving around the sun, it’s not that uncommon for the moon to pass between the Earth and sun, blocking out a portion of the light received on Earth. In fact, on average, at least two eclipses […]
The GOES-R will be faster and more advanced than any of the other weather satellites in use now.
March 2 is READ ACROSS AMERICA Day. I love to read! I have always loved books and reading. I enjoy fiction and nonfiction. I like to learn. I like to imagine. I really like to get lost in a good story as it comes to life on the pages of a book. March 2 is […]
Much of the country has experienced record-breaking heat this Fall, including Central Florida. But why? Is it global warming? El Nino? A fluke? Is it just “Florida weather?”
Every time I speak to groups about my job, I get asked some of the same questions. I’m always surprised by how many misconceptions there are about television weather jobs. This is my attempt to clear up some of the confusion.
At 6:44 AM on Friday, July 31, 2015 there will be a full BLUE MOON! It’s not actually blue in color (and no, it’s not made out of cheese either). But there is a reason behind the name. Have you ever heard the phrase, “once in a blue moon?”My mom used to say it to […]
September 10. That’s the official peak of hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin. It’s all downhill from here to the end of the season, November 30. But it’s a slow decline. Not a steep one. So far, it’s been a relatively quiet year with just four named storms. Three have reached hurricane status and NONE […]
September 5, 2004: the day Hurricane Frances made landfall through Central Florida. Our hurricane-seasoned eyes were wide open after Hurricane Charley beelined its way straight through Central Florida just a few weeks earlier, hitting Daytona Beach ON ITS EXIT with 106 mph winds. Now Frances was headed our way. And it was daunting. We were […]
Can you believe it was 9 years ago today that Hurricane Charley roared across Central Florida? August, 13, 2004…. that was Friday the 13th, by the way. Charley was the strongest hurricane to hit the United States since Andrew in 1992. Its swath of destruction started in Punta Gorda near Port Charlotte, where […]