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  • Northampton County Tornado

    Northampton County Tornado

    The National Weather Service confirmed yesterday that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Northampton County, Virginia. The tornado warning was issued at 8:20 AM when a waterspout over the Chesapeake Bay wasMore >>
    The National Weather Service confirmed yesterday that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Northampton County, Virginia. The tornado warning was issued at 8:20 AM when a waterspout over the Chesapeake Bay was picked up on doppler radar.More >>
  • Sinkhole or Landslide?

    Sinkhole or Landslide?

    Landslides and sink holes are two events usually caused by weather. Typically, heavy precipitation will cause a landslide or sink hole to form, but the events themselves are very different. While bothMore >>
    Landslides and sink holes are two events usually caused by weather. Typically, heavy precipitation will cause a landslide or sink hole to form, but the events themselves are very different. More >>
  • Lake Erie Is Going Green

    Lake Erie Is Going Green

    This summer will bring a return of green waters to parts of Lake Erie this year. The green waters have been around before, and occur due to the toxic algae Cyanobacteria. This is the scientific name forMore >>
    This summer will bring a return of green waters to parts of Lake Erie this year. The green waters have been around before, and occur due to the toxic algae Cyanobacteria. This is the scientific name for algae that is blue/green in color. More >>
  • Tonight's Supermoon

    Tonight's Supermoon

    As skies clear out tonight, it's a perfect evening to look up at the sky and find the full moon. This month's full moon coincides with the moon being at its closest point to Earth during its orbit. ScientistsMore >>
    As skies clear out tonight, it's a perfect evening to look up at the sky and find the full moon. This month's full moon coincides with the moon being at its closest point to Earth during its orbit. Scientists call this perigee. Perigee is reached about every 28 days, though it does not always coincide with the full moon. When perigee and a full moon happen on the same night, it is coined by the term Supermoon.More >>
  • Where Does Arthur Go From Here?

    Where Does Arthur Go From Here?

    By afternoon time today, most people would never guess that a Hurricane was lurking just off of the peninsula. While the peninsula as a whole fared well from Hurricane Arthur this morning, portions ofMore >>
    By afternoon time today, most people would never guess that a Hurricane was lurking just off of the peninsula. While the peninsula as a whole fared well from Hurricane Arthur this morning, portions of the North East are being pounded by heavy rainfall.More >>
  • Snow In June?

    Snow In June?

     In lieu of the oppressive heat this week, wouldn't some snow sound good right about now? Well, those in the Pacific Northwest may be wishing for our heat, because they're seeing snow!More >>
    In lieu of the oppressive heat this week, wouldn't some snow sound good right about now? Well, those in the Pacific Northwest may be wishing for our heat, because they're seeing snow!More >>
  • Air Quality Alert

    Air Quality Alert

    The majority of the peninsula is under an air quality alert today. More specifically, we are under a code orange air quality alert. This kind of alert is issued by the Department of the Environment andMore >>
    The majority of the peninsula is under an air quality alert today. More specifically, we are under a code orange air quality alert. This kind of alert is issued by the Department of the Environment and there are different indices for reporting on the quality of the air, called the Air Quality Index. The Air Quality Index expresses how clean or polluted the air is by focusing on ground level ozone and airborne particles; two of the bigger threats when it comes to human health.More >>
  • The Heat Is On!

    The Heat Is On!

    If you saw my forecast today, you already know that we are in for some hot temperatures as we head into the middle part of the work week. Along with the hot temperatures, humidity will be making temperaturesMore >>
    If you saw my forecast today, you already know that we are in for some hot temperatures as we head into the middle part of the work week. Along with the hot temperatures, humidity will be making temperatures feel even hotter during the afternoon hours.More >>
  • The Ominous Shelf Cloud

    The Ominous Shelf Cloud

    Clouds come in many different shapes and sizes with different names attached to each type of cloud. Some clouds can be friendly while others can look very ominous. An example of an ominous looking cloudMore >>
    Clouds come in many different shapes and sizes with different names attached to each type of cloud. Some clouds can be friendly while others can look very ominous. An example of an ominous looking cloud is a shelf cloud.More >>
  • Reminders Of Winter

    Reminders Of Winter

    While the past winter was a down right cold one on the peninsula, we weren't the only ones stuck in the freeze. The freezing temperatures may be a distant memory to most of us as we are now into hot and humidMore >>
    While the past winter was a down right cold one on the peninsula, we weren't the only ones stuck in the freeze. The freezing temperatures may be a distant memory to most of us as we are now into hot and humid summer-like days. In some not so distant places, up until the last few weeks, there were still reminders of the freezing temperatures. More >>
  • Trouble In The Tropics?

    Trouble In The Tropics?

    As hurricane season begins tomorrow (June 1st), the tropics may already be up to no good. An area of energy currently in the eastern pacific has the potential to track into the gulf of mexico in theMore >>
    As hurricane season begins tomorrow (June 1st), the tropics may already be up to no good. An area of energy currently in the eastern pacific has the potential to track into the gulf of mexico in the coming week. The conditions in these two areas are favorable to develop a rain maker at the very least. Both locations feature warm waters and weak upper atmosphere winds, which are two driving factors in developing a tropical system.More >>
  • Tonight's Light Show

    Tonight's Light Show

    If you're interested in a light show, tonight may be the night to watch. The Camelopardalis meteor shower is expected to enter its peak between two and four A.M. on Saturday morning. The parent comet wasMore >>
    If you're interested in a light show, tonight may be the night to watch. The Camelopardalis meteor shower is expected to enter its peak between two and four A.M. on Saturday morning. The parent comet was discovered in 2004, and this is the first time Earth has encountered debris from the comet.More >>
  • Darkness On The Sun

    Darkness On The Sun

    What's also known as the brightest object in our sky actually has darkness to it. The darkness comes in the form of what is called a coronal hole. NASA has images of the sun that features a suspiciouslyMore >>
    What's also known as the brightest object in our sky actually has darkness to it. The darkness comes in the form of what is called a coronal hole. NASA has images of the sun that features a suspiciously dark square.More >>
  • How Weather Is Affecting Your Coffee

    How Weather Is Affecting Your Coffee

    People all around the world follow a routine of a cup of coffee, or 3, in the morning. The cup of coffee you're drinking may become even more expensive. Many of the top coffee producing countries are inMore >>
    People all around the world follow a routine of a cup of coffee, or 3, in the morning. The cup of coffee you're drinking may become even more expensive. Many of the top coffee producing countries are in a drought that is forecast to become worse in the coming months.More >>
  • Santa Ana Winds

    Santa Ana Winds

    The California wild fires have begun, and the Santa Ana winds are mainly to blame. But, how do the Santa Ana winds come to be? It all starts with high pressure centered to the east of the Sierra NevadaMore >>
    The California wild fires have begun, and the Santa Ana winds are mainly to blame. But, how do the Santa Ana winds come to be?More >>
  • Drought Leads To Desperate Measures In Texas

    Drought Leads To Desperate Measures In Texas

    Can you imagine running out of water? That's exactly what is happening in Wichita Falls in Texas – a city of over one-hundred thousand people. Their current drought is in line to be the worst drought onMore >>
    Can you imagine running out of water? That's exactly what is happening in Wichita Falls in Texas – a city of over one-hundred thousand people. Their current drought is in line to be the worst drought on record. Officials are forced to consider desperate measures, such as use treated waste water for consumption.More >>
  • Does Earth Have A Cousin?

    Does Earth Have A Cousin?

    Earth may not be alone as the only habitable planet in space. Scientists have discovered a planet that is about the size of earth, and within a distance from its parent star that would support conditionsMore >>
    Earth may not be alone as the only habitable planet in space. Scientists have discovered a planet that is about the size of earth, and within a distance from its parent star that would support conditions for life.More >>
  • Rings In The Sky

    Rings In The Sky

    Have you ever looked up at the sky and spotted a ring around the sun or the moon? These rings you see are actually referred to as halos. As it turns out, angels aren't the only ones wearing halos around! HalosMore >>
    Have you ever looked up at the sky and spotted a ring around the sun or the moon? These rings you see are actually referred to as halos. As it turns out, angels aren't the only ones wearing halos around!More >>
  • Freezing Temperatures Return

    Freezing Temperatures Return

    After a weekend of beautiful weather and spring like temperatures, Mother Nature is sending a rude awakening in the form of cold temperatures. Lows tonight and tomorrow night will be in the lower 30s whichMore >>
    After a weekend of beautiful weather and spring like temperatures, Mother Nature is sending a rude awakening in the form of cold temperatures. Lows tonight and tomorrow night will be in the lower 30s which is about 10 degrees below average for this time of year. Because of the likely hood of subfreezing temperatures, the National Weather Service as issued a Freeze Warning for the majority of the peninsula tonight.More >>
  • Tropical Storm Peipah Heads Towards The Philippines

    Tropical Storm Peipah Heads Towards The Philippines

    Five months after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, Tropical Storm Peipah is heading for the island chain. This storm is heading for the southern Philippines which is an area that does not seeMore >>
    Five months after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, Tropical Storm Peipah is heading for the island chain. This storm is heading for the southern Philippines which is an area that does not see tropical systems often. Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the central and northern islands.More >>
  • 1974 Super Outbreak - 40th Anniversary

    1974 Super Outbreak - 40th Anniversary

    April 3rd and 4th marks the 40th anniversary of the 1974 super tornado outbreak. During this time period in 1974, there were 148 tornadoes confirmed in a total of 13 states. These tornadoes took the livesMore >>
    April 3rd and 4th marks the 40th anniversary of the 1974 super tornado outbreak. During this time period in 1974, there were 148 tornadoes confirmed in a total of 13 states. These tornadoes took the lives of over 300 people. While there was advance warning on the severe weather that would exist on these days, the extent of the outbreak was not anticipated.More >>
  • Soggy Saturday

    Soggy Saturday

    If you plan to be out and about this weekend, it will be a good idea to carry your umbrella with you. Though it may be a better weekend to stay inside and enjoy the rain from a window, or the couch! AnMore >>
    If you plan to be out and about this weekend, it will be a good idea to carry your umbrella with you. Though it may be a better weekend to stay inside and enjoy the rain from a window, or the couch!More >>
  • Despite What The Calendar Says...

    Despite What The Calendar Says...

    Just because the calendar says spring, doesn't mean it will feel like spring. This holds true for much of the Mid Atlantic and North East. While we won't see much accumulation of snow on the peninsula,More >>
    Just because the calendar says spring, doesn't mean it will feel like spring. This holds true for much of the Mid Atlantic and North East. While we won't see much accumulation of snow on the peninsula, portions of the North East are looking at snow and even blizzard conditions.More >>
  • Bombogenesis

    Bombogenesis

    Have you ever heard of bombogenesis? It refers to a low pressure system that is rapidly intensifying. Specifically, the system must have a drop in central pressure of at least 24 millibars in 24 hours.More >>
    Have you ever heard of bombogenesis? It refers to a low pressure system that is rapidly intensifying. Specifically, the system must have a drop in central pressure of at least 24 millibars in 24 hours.More >>
  • Is The Smallest Planet Becoming Smaller?

    Is The Smallest Planet Becoming Smaller?

    The solar system's smallest planet, if you've accepted the expulsion of Pluto, is Mercury. In fact, scientists say that it is getting smaller. The surface of Mercury shows signs that the planet is shrinkingMore >>
    The solar system's smallest planet, if you've accepted the expulsion of Pluto, is Mercury. In fact, scientists say that it is getting smaller. The surface of Mercury shows signs that the planet is shrinking due to its iron core. As iron cools over time, it contracts, leading to the entire shell of the planet to collapse. This is shown by cliffs and wrinkle like features on the planet.More >>
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