In less than 2 months, on August 21st, a total solar eclipse will cross the US from Oregon to South Carolina. And it's going to pass right over the Midlands. If you're curious about exactly where the eclipse will pass… continue reading ›
With the Eclipse still about 2 months away, there's no way to say definitively if it will be cloudy or sunny at 2:41 PM on Monday August 21st. So the best we can do now is give a historical perspective… continue reading ›
This time every year, several organizations publish their forecasts for the upcoming Hurricane Season. They generally give a probabilistic forecast of the likelihood of a busy or not so busy season. The NOAA forecast for this year is as follows:… continue reading ›
The South Carolina State Climatology Office keeps track of tornadoes. Here's what they've found. "In the period from 1950 through 2015 an average of 14 tornadoes occurred per year in South Carolina. During the more recent period from 1990 to… continue reading ›
Our warming planet is causing sea level to rise at an alarming rate, and it's rising a lot faster than previously thought. Sea level rises for two reasons: 1) Warmer water takes up more space than cooler water. So as… continue reading ›
April 2017 was the second warmest on record for the globe - surpassed only by April 2016. For the full article see: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warm-arctic-fuels-second-warmest-april-21449 Here in the Midlands it was well above average as well. April came 6 degrees warmer than… continue reading ›
The National Weather Service has completed part of their survey of the tornado that hit yesterday after in Edgefield and Saluda Counties. Their report says that this tornado was an EF-2. https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=201704062107-KCAE-NOUS42-PNSCAE Here's how it looked on radar. continue reading ›
Weather updates and information from ABC Columbia's John Farley.