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Hurricane Irma

The storm is still about 2 thousand miles out to sea and a lot can happen as it moves closer. It's estimated position on Friday is somewhere near the southeastern Bahamas. From there the storm will most likely move to…

Hurricane Irma

A very powerful hurricane is swirling out in the Atlantic. A lot of folks (especially on social media) are talking a lot about how this storm will threaten the United States. So could this storm hit the U.S.? Yes. But…

Record Rainfall From Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey set a new record for rainfall produced by a single storm in the lower 48 states. 51.88 inches or rain (that's 4 feet, 4 inches) fell in Cedar Bayou Texas - about 25 miles east of downtown Houston.…

Tropical Storm Along Our Coast?

There is a storm situated just south of Charleston. It's having a tough time getting organized. Even if it does turn into a Tropical Storm, it will have very little impact on us. Expect just a few showers overnight into…

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey made landfall tonight just to the northeast of Corpus Christi Texas in Rockport. This storm is very dangerous. The last time a storm this big and this strong made landfall in the US was Hurricane Hugo. At landfall…

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey is strengthening and expected to make landfall near Corpus Christi Texas as a major hurricane sometime late Friday evening. The first impact will be a substantial storm surge - that's when the hurricane pushes a mound of water…

Eclipse Photos

Here's a sequence of eclipse photos taken by Michael Crowder from today's eclipse. Fabulous! This one was taken by Louise Keiner. This one was taken by Kris Lemoins.

Eclipse Safety Tips

If you're not careful, the sun can do permanent damage to your eyes. So here are some tips for safely viewing this Monday's eclipse.

The Sun's Corona

If the skies are clear next Monday, this is what we'll see at during the total eclipse. When the moon completely covers the sun, the sun's corona is all that you'll see. The Corona is the out edge of the…

Baily's Beads

If the skies are clear for the Eclipse this Monday, then we'll be treated to Baily's Beads. These are beads of sunlight that appear just before and just after the total eclipse. They appear on the very edge and are…

Temperature Change During Eclipse

If the skies are clear, we can expect a significant drop in temperatures when the eclipse happens. NASA says, “When sunlight fades at twilight, we always notice how things start to cool down. The same is true for the temporary…

This Eclipse is Pretty Rare

In a little less than 2 weeks (on August 21st) the United States will witness a total solar eclipse which will begin in Oregon and end near Charleston. According to NASA, the last time a total solar eclipse went from…

Safely Watching the Eclipse

With the total solar eclipse coming up in just 2 weeks, it's very important that you know what you need to keep your eyes safe while looking at the eclipse. Sunglasses will offer no protection from the damaging rays from…

The Nights Are Getting Warmer

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…

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