As the planet warms, we are seeing more record high temperatures. But the nights are getting warmer as well. The graph below shows the average number of nights where the temperature stays above 70 degrees. In 1970 Columbia averaged around… continue reading ›
An Iceberg, approximately the size of Delaware, is about to break off of Antarctica. The Iceberg will be huge - roughly one trillion tons! Check out the story here. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/07/05/an-iceberg-the-size-of-delaware-is-about-to-break-off-of-antarctica/?utm_term=.d027a391cc4f continue reading ›
With the Eclipse still about 2 months away, there's no way to say definitively if it will be cloudy or sunny at 2:41 PM on Monday August 21st. So the best we can do now is give a historical perspective… continue reading ›
This time every year, several organizations publish their forecasts for the upcoming Hurricane Season. They generally give a probabilistic forecast of the likelihood of a busy or not so busy season. The NOAA forecast for this year is as follows:… continue reading ›
The South Carolina State Climatology Office keeps track of tornadoes. Here's what they've found. "In the period from 1950 through 2015 an average of 14 tornadoes occurred per year in South Carolina. During the more recent period from 1990 to… continue reading ›
Our warming planet is causing sea level to rise at an alarming rate, and it's rising a lot faster than previously thought. Sea level rises for two reasons: 1) Warmer water takes up more space than cooler water. So as… continue reading ›
April 2017 was the second warmest on record for the globe - surpassed only by April 2016. For the full article see: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warm-arctic-fuels-second-warmest-april-21449 Here in the Midlands it was well above average as well. April came 6 degrees warmer than… continue reading ›
Weather updates and information from ABC Columbia's John Farley.