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Scotland - Soon to be 100% Renewable

In the coming months, Scotland will generate all of its electricity by using renewable sources (wind, solar, etc.). The only remaining power plant that is not renewable is a natural gas powered plant that will soon be replaced. This is…

Renewable Energy Keeps Growing

Professor Mark Jacobson from Stanford University reports that electricity generation came from more than 50% renewable sources (wind, solar, etc.) in 9 states and D.C. in October 2019. The list of what percentage of electricity was generated using renewable sources…

Flurries in the Lowcountry

Tonight we're seeing a few flurries in the Lowcountry. It's nothing that's going to accumulate because the air is just too dry to support any significant snow. But the radar shows light snow (blue) on either side of Charleston and…

Hottest Decade on Record

The Washington Post summarizes the hottest decade on record as follows: "The past decade was the hottest ever recorded on the planet, driven by an acceleration of temperature increases in the past five years, according to data released Wednesday. The…

Tornado Slams North Central High School

On Saturday evening a strong tornado ripped through North Central High School in Kershaw County. The school is located about 12 miles north northeast of Camden. The tornado was a strong EF-2 with winds of 130 mph.  The  tornado was…

Size of Australian Wild Fires is Staggering

To give you an idea of how much has already burned in Australia, check out this picture. The fires have consumed 15 times more area than the California wild fires in 2018. And if you're wondering if Global Warming is…

The Science Behind Snowflakes

Snowflakes are beautiful. And did you know that no two snowflakes are identical? If you've ever wondered what the science is behind snowflakes, check out this article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2019/12/22/the-science-of-snowflakes/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2996041907&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesScience#643c70bc32f0

2019 Was VERY Warm in Alaska

In the past few weeks, Alaska's temperatures have plummeted to 50 below zero. But when you look at all of 2019, the temperatures were way above average. The warm temperatures in Alaska are in keeping with what's happening around the…

Record Rainfall in Columbia in December

If you thought December was a bit wetter than normal, you thought correctly.  The National Weather Service in Columbia issued the following Tweet:   Wettest December on record tied at Columbia, SC!  9.31 inches of rain fell this month at Columbia…

So What Does the Future Hold for Weather & Climate?

20 Experts Predict The Most Significant Weather And Climate Advances Of The Next Decade Check out the article in Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2020/12/30/20-experts-predict-the-most-significant-weather-and-climate-advances-of-the-next-decade/#4b77fb5f3520

Winter Starts Tomorrow

The winter solstice is tomorrow at 11:19 PM. That's when the sun's rays shine directly over the Tropic of Capricorn - about 23.5 degrees south of the equator. It's the farthest south that the sun shines directly overhead during the…

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