Category: Met 101/Weather History

Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 5:  Beach Flags and Additional Resources

Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 5: Beach Flags and Additional Resources

| February 26, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

Know what the beach flag colors mean BEFORE you head to the beach. When you get to the beach, always look for beach warning flags, which are often posted on or near a lifeguard stand.

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Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 4: Beach Forecast Information

Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 4: Beach Forecast Information

| February 25, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

Know Before You Go! One of the best ways to be prepared for rip currents and other beach hazards is to know what you could be swimming into at the beach!

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Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 3: Survive A Rip Current

Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 3: Survive A Rip Current

| February 24, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

Staying safe at the beach means knowing the dangers BEFORE you head out! Great beach weather does not always mean it’s safe to swim or play in shallow waters. Rip currents can form on calm, sunny days.

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Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 2: All About Rip Currents

Gulf Coast Rip Current Awareness Week — Day 2: All About Rip Currents

| February 23, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

Did you know that waves do not need to be huge for rip currents to form? Rip Currents are strongest at low tide but can form at any time.

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On This Date in 1971:  The Mississippi Delta Tornado Outbreak

On This Date in 1971: The Mississippi Delta Tornado Outbreak

| February 21, 2021 @ 9:30 am

On this date in 1971, 121 people died in an outbreak of tornadoes across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee, most of them in three long-track tornadoes that tore across the Mississippi Delta.

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The Great Key West Hurricane of 1846

The Great Key West Hurricane of 1846

| October 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am

Key West experienced the greatest hurricane in its history on this date in 1846.

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Spann’s Live Virtual WeatherReady Fest Weather Classroom Today at 10:00 am

Spann’s Live Virtual WeatherReady Fest Weather Classroom Today at 10:00 am

| September 9, 2020 @ 8:57 am

Catch ABC 33/40’s Chief Meteorologist James Spann over at the National Weather Association’s Virtual WeatherReady Fest 2020 website as he will be presenting a live Weather Classroom for children in grades K-5 (and older if you love weather).

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Today Was One of the Hottest Days in Southern California Weather History

Today Was One of the Hottest Days in Southern California Weather History

| September 7, 2020 @ 7:15 pm

5 stations near Los Angeles exceeded or tied their all-time record highs today. Not for the date, but for all time!

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