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Check Out This Crater

Here's a close-up view of a relatively "young" (less than 10 million years old) crater on the moon. The picture was taken from roughly 70 miles above the surface. It shows the crater is nearly about 13 miles in diameter…

Baby It's Cold Outside

Temperatures are plunging tonight with current wind chills way down in the 20's. This cold air, originating from the middle of Canada, is going to be with us for a few days. So bundle up!

It's Going to Feel Like January

After a rainy Tuesday, it's going to get really cold. A blast of bitter cold will plunge down from Canada - all the way to Florida. That means low temperatures dipping all the way down to the mid 20's Tuesday…

Mercury Will Pass in Front of the Sun On Monday

The planet Mercury will pass in front of the sun on Monday. That's called the Transit of Mercury. Earthsky.org says: "Mercury will come into view on the sun’s face around 7:36 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (12:36 UTC; translate UTC to your time)…

Cold Blast Headed Our Way

A pocket of very cold air will blow in on Friday-Saturday, leaving us with the coldest air so far this fall. On both Friday and Saturday nights the temperatures will hit the mid 20's in the coldest spots.

October 2019 was the Warmest October on Record

Copernicus - The European Earth Observation Programme, that  focuses on observing the earth, has concluded that October 2019 was the warmest October on record. "Globally, October was 0.69°C warmer than the average October from 1981-2010, making it by a narrow…

Daylight Saving Time Ends Saturday Night

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2:00 AM. So don't forget to set your clocks back by an hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Earthsky.org says: Benjamin Franklin was one of the first thinkers to endorse the…

Tracking Severe Weather, watches and warnings

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- Chief Meteorologist John Farley is tracking severe weather in the Midlands. John says to make sure you do not go outside with the trick or treaters during any storms, watch for lightning and listen for thunder. If…

Halloween Weather Extremes/Trends

Wondering about weather extremes and trends on Halloween in Columbia? Coldest: 31° in 2008. Hottest: 88° in 1950. Wettest: 2.25 inches of rain in 1988. And the October lows have warmed roughly 4.5° since the early 1970's.

It's Been a Hot Few Months

The weather has finally cooled off over the past week or so. But before that, it was quite a long spell of much warmer than average temperatures. August was a bit warmer than average, coming in at 1.5° warmer than…

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