**This blog post was EDITED on 4/2/20 to say…. In light of our country’s position in the COVID-19 pandemic, I have decided to extend my stay at WESH for a few more weeks. My last day on Sunrise will be May 22. Stay safe, friends!** “Your life does not get better by chance. It gets […]
Hurricane Jeanne: 15 Years Later
It was 15 years ago today (9/26/04) that Hurricane Jeanne made landfall near Stuart with winds measured at 121 miles per hour (Category 3). It was the 3rd hurricane to travel across Central Florida in 6 weeks on the heels of Hurricanes Charley and Frances. Jeanne was remarkable, in and of itself, causing three direct […]
What is the REAL weather story?
Sometimes it happens on a quiet weather day, but more often it happens during big events, like impending tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe thunderstorms. I finish a complete forecast on television, and someone emails, calls or tweets and says, “I just saw you on TV. I heard your forecast, but I want to know what you […]
Let’s Talk Weather Wins Big!
I am thrilled to announce that my children’s nonfiction book, Let’s Talk Weather, TV Forecasting: Behind the Scenes, has won two medals in the 2018 Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) President’s Book Awards. My book was recognized with a GOLD medal in the Children’s Nonfiction category and a BRONZE medal in the Education category at the […]
ASK AMY #9 – What’s An Invest?
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 […]
ASK AMY #8 – What’s So Special About the Total Solar Eclipse in August 2017?
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 […]
Revolutionary New Weather Satellite: GOES-R
The GOES-R will be faster and more advanced than any of the other weather satellites in use now.
My Favorite Books
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 […]
Why is it so WARM?!
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?”
Top 10 Misconceptions About My TV Weather Job
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.