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Huge Solar Farm to be Built at Edmonton Airport

Some facts about the plant from the CBC. The area, 627 acres, will equal roughly 313 CFL football fields, The solar farm will consist of about 340,000 solar panels. The facility will produce enough electricity to power 27,000 to 28,000 homes. Construction…

Comet NEOWISE Now Visible in the Evening

Comet NEOWISE has been visible in the morning sky, but now it's visible in the evening sky. You'll need binoculars. And you'll need to know where to look. So here are some tips from EarthSky.org. "Now, look below for a…

Update: Tropical Storm Fay

Tropical Storm Fay is near New York City (11pm Friday) and is moving quickly off to the north. The storm will die off by Sunday as it moves into Canada.  

Tropical Storm Fay

Tropical Storm Fay has formed and is presently (11pm Thursday) centered along the North Carolina - Virginia border. It will no impact on us here in the Midlands as it continue to track up the East Coast and will die…

Using the Gulf Stream to Make Electricity

A company in Florida has developed a technology that harnesses the Gulf Stream's flow to create electricity. Yes that's right. They put "propellers" in the ocean. The flow of the Gulf Stream waters through the "propellers" spins them like wind…

Hottest Temperatures Ever Recorded for Each State

If you've ever wondered about the hottest temperatures recorded in each state, this map is for you. The Weather Channel assembled the map based on NOAA data. For the record, the hottest temperature ever recorded in South Carolina happened right…

Meanwhile, The Earth Continues to Warm

June 2020 is the 529th consecutive month where the earth's sea surface temperatures are warmer than the 20th Century average (1900 to 2000). You have to go back to 1976 to find a month that was cooler than average. If…

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!

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