Category: Headlines

Columbus Radar Is Down Indefinitely

Columbus Radar Is Down Indefinitely

| January 5, 2018 @ 9:37 am

KGWX, the National Weather Service WSR-88D in Columbus, Mississippi, will be down until further notice.

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October 18th Is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day In Alabama

October 18th Is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day In Alabama

| October 18, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

Throughout the Southeastern United States, the spring months of March, April and May are considered the primary severe weather season, but did you that we also have a secondary severe weather season near the end of the year?

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Learning to be a Launch Weather Officer

Learning to be a Launch Weather Officer

| October 9, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

This will be the third consecutive year that students in the sixth grade at Pizitz Middle School have launched an ambitious weather balloon mission. Weather Officer Training was held last week, and a student journalist, John Edwards, wrote this story about it.

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Expected Coastal Impacts from Nate

Expected Coastal Impacts from Nate

| October 7, 2017 @ 12:16 am

With Hurricane Nate strengthening, expected impacts along the northern Gulf Coast, including the Alabama and Northwest Florida coasts are now expected to be more serious. Residents and visitors should prepare accordingly and heed the advice of local officials.

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An Evening Look at Nate’s Intensity, Track

An Evening Look at Nate’s Intensity, Track

| October 6, 2017 @ 9:34 pm

Nate is a strong tropical storm tonight and will likely become a hurricane tomorrow morning. It could be a strong category one hurricane at landfall tomorrow night somewhere between southeastern Louisiana and Mobiel Bay. Residents and visitors should prepare for one category stronger (category two).

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Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes Start Tuesday Evening 9/18

Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes Start Tuesday Evening 9/18

| September 18, 2017 @ 10:13 am

Want to become a “storm spotter,” these classes will teach you what you need to know to become a true storm spotter. First class is Tuesday night at 6:30 PM.

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Weather By The Numbers – Irma’s Top 5s

Weather By The Numbers – Irma’s Top 5s

| September 12, 2017 @ 8:57 am

While Irma has greatly faded from her strongest numbers, her wrath will be felt for a while as clean-up starts in the southeast.

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Flash Flood EMERGENCY For Storm Surge Along Collier County Coast

Flash Flood EMERGENCY For Storm Surge Along Collier County Coast

| September 10, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

The NWS in Miami is warning that the center of Irma is near Marco Island. Storm surge flooding is expected to begin shortly.

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Urgent Advice From the National Hurricane Center

Urgent Advice From the National Hurricane Center

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:37 pm

Water is draining from harbors and bays along the west coast of Florida. It is VERY dangerous to go out while the water is evacuated. It will come back with a VENGEANCE when the wind shifts.

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Eyewall Impacting Lower Keys, Key West: Hurricane Force Gust at NWS Office

Eyewall Impacting Lower Keys, Key West: Hurricane Force Gust at NWS Office

| September 10, 2017 @ 6:32 am

The eyewall of Hurricane Irma is impacting the Lower Florida Keys right now. Winds are gusting to hurricane force in Key West.

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My Mom Must Be Working at the NWS Key West

My Mom Must Be Working at the NWS Key West

| September 10, 2017 @ 3:48 am

“Put your shoes on now!” was a familiar refrain from my mom during tornado warnings in the 1970s. It was good advice then and still is today if you are in a hurricane or tornado or flood.

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Some Reports Across South Florida…Wind Gust to 83 mph at NWS Key West

Some Reports Across South Florida…Wind Gust to 83 mph at NWS Key West

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:09 am

Now Category Four Hurricane Irma is moving at 9 mph toward Key West. Winds are gusting to hurricane force already in the Keys. They will begin experiencing the eyewall around 5 a.m. CDT.

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Pressures Dropping in Irma, Winds Not Catching Up…Yet

Pressures Dropping in Irma, Winds Not Catching Up…Yet

| September 9, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

The NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane is finding that the pressures in Irma continue to drop. Thankfully the winds aren’t keeping up with the pressure drop but intensification is still likely. The threat to the Keys and West Coast of Florida is extreme.

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Quick Notes on Irma Just Before 2 p.m.

Quick Notes on Irma Just Before 2 p.m.

| September 9, 2017 @ 1:51 pm

There is good model agreement on the track for Hurricane Irma, which appears to already be getting better organized as it edges off the Cuban Coast and starts the trek across the Florida Straits toward the Lower Florida Keys.

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Key West Radar is Tracking Irma

Key West Radar is Tracking Irma

| September 9, 2017 @ 12:20 pm

Hurricane Irma has weakened, but its core is intact and it will be moving through favorable conditions for intensification as it heads toward the Florida Keys.

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Not A Good Look For Miami

Not A Good Look For Miami

| September 7, 2017 @ 11:06 pm

When Hurricane Andrew struck south of Miami 25 years ago, Miami Beach and the City of Miami were mostly spared the destruction. We always feared a bigger disaster was looming. It may happen Saturday night and Sunday morning.

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Tropics Haven’t Looked This Busy Since 2010

Tropics Haven’t Looked This Busy Since 2010

| September 7, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

There are three hurricanes occurring simultaneously in the Atlantic basin right now, Irma, Jose and Katia.

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Radar Image From the Hurricane Hunter Plane

Radar Image From the Hurricane Hunter Plane

| September 5, 2017 @ 9:13 pm

Here is a look at the radar from the NOAA recon plane tonight as it flies missions into Hurricane Irma east of the northern Leeward Islands.

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