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First Day of Winter

Winter begins on Wednesday. That's the day when the sun shines directly over the Tropic of Capricorn. That's the circle that marks 23.5 degrees south of the equator. For us that's when we have the fewest hours and minutes of…

Cold Air Blowing In

Friday morning temperatures will drop to around freezing. Colder air will settle in from the Northwest dropping temperatures into the mid-20's Saturday and Sunday morning with the coldest spots dipping to the upper teens. The last time we reached temperatures…

Then End of Hurricane Season

Today "officially" marks the end of the hurricane season. I say "officially" because once in a while Mother Nature doesn't know when the season ends and we can see storms after the season ends. This year was the most active…

Some Much-Needed Rain

We got some much-needed rain today. Over the last 51 days, we've only had 2 days of rain. So although today is start, we still need quite a bit more to make for our deficit. See the drought monitor below.

Drought Continues

As we head into the Thanksgiving Weekend, we could really use some rain. But there's no rain in the 7-day.

New Weather Satellite

Meteorologists in the US are pretty excited about what's about to take place on Saturday. A new satellite will be launched, that will be the most technically advanced ever. http://mashable.com/2016/11/18/weather-satellite-advances-goes-r-launch/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed#gIODbCV8euqb

Smoky...

Wild fires continue burning from Western North Carolina to Northern Georgia. And when the wind blows from the northwest, we get a good dose of smoke. Plan on plenty of smoke through Wednesday, but by Thursday afternoon the winds will…

Super Moon

This month's full moon is called a Super Moon. Why? It's about 17,000 miles closer to earth than average. The result is that it appears 14% larger and 30% brighter than average. The last time the full moon was this…

Drought Update

It may sound hard to believe for some folks living in the Eastern Midlands (Sumter, Manning, etc.), but parts of the Midlands are in the first stages of drought. And the drought is much worse in parts of the Upstate.

Average Date for Frost, Freeze, and Hard Freeze

In case you're wondering about when the temperatures get cold enough to cause problems with your sensitive plants, here's a look at the average date of the first Frost, Freeze, and Hard Freeze. It's important to point out that these…

Record Flooding From Hurricane Matthew

Although here in the Midlands the flooding was nothing like what we saw last October, some parts of North Carolina saw all-time records broken. https://www.usgs.gov/news/severe-flooding-nc-breaks-more-a-dozen-usgs-peak-records

Hurricane Matthew Now a Category 1 Storm

Hurricane Matthew is now (8AM Saturday) a Category 1 storm located just along the coast of Charleston. It will continue to move along the coast toward Myrtle Beach this afternoon, continuing to bring lots of flooding and power outages near…

Hurricane Matthew Update

Hurricane Matthew is still on track to hug the South Carolina Coast all day Saturday. That means major impacts near the coast as well as significant impacts inland. Here in the Midlands, expect up to 5-10 inches of rain near…

Hurricane Matthew Update

Hurricane Matthew Update: I wish I had better news, but unfortunately the news is not good. We were hoping that Matthew would track farther out to sea, but indications are that it will hug the coast. That means higher storm…

Hurricane Matthew Update

The forecast for Hurricane Matthew remains largely unchanged. We'll see rain starting on Friday with the most intense rain and wind developing late Friday night into early Saturday. Expect up to 6 inches of rain in the Eastern Midlands -…

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