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4th of July Weather Factoids

So what's the hottest it's been here in Columbia on the 4th of July? 102° in 1948. The coolest? 59° in 1933. And it probably doesn't surprise you, but July is getting hotter. The average temperature over the last 50…

Coronavirus is Surging in South Carolina

The graph below shows the number of cases of Coronavirus per million people in a given state. It's not hard to see that we are not doing very well. Right now we are third in the whole United States with…

This is Really Cool!

Check out this video. It's from NASA and it's a time lapse of a full decade of observing the sun. How cool is this?  Here's the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3QQQu7QLoM&feature=youtu.be The description from NASA: As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory…

First Day of Summer

Today (Saturday June 20th) is the first day of summer. That's when the sun's rays shine the highest in the sky and we get the maximum number of hours and minutes of sunlight in the northern hemisphere. Happy Summer Solstice!

May Tied for Warmest on Record

The heat goes on... May 2020 tied May 2016 for the warmest on record. And 2020 is on pace to be the warmest year on record. This is from yaleclimateconnections.org: "Global temperature records are more likely to be set during…

I Don't Need to Wear a Mask...

“I Don’t Need to Wear a Mask.” That’s what a friend of mine said last week when we were talking about coronavirus. He went on, “My employer and my government don’t have the right to take away my freedom like…

Cristobal to Make Landfall on Sunday

Cristobal (a Tropical Storm at the time of this article) is now over open water in the Gulf of Mexico and it'll continue travelling to the north. As it does so, it'll pick up strength. The current forecast has the…

Update: Tropical Storm Cristobal

Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to slowly pick up strength and move out into the Gulf - eventually making landfall somewhere along the Louisiana coast on Sunday. Stay tuned for updates.

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