Heather’s Weather Lab: Sap Frozen in Time
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Heather’s Weather Lab: Sap Frozen in Time

The first day of Spring is Thursday and we're already seeing signs of it. Trees are starting to bud and that means we'll see sap oozing out of trees in the days and weeks to come.
Heather’s Weather Lab: Extreme Changes in Weather, Causes More Pain
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Heather’s Weather Lab: Extreme Changes in Weather, Causes More Pain

Eric Lawson played left tackle for Mississippi State University for four years. Over time, the sport took a toll on his knees.
Heather’s Weather Lab: Why Leaves Change Color
3 years ago
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Heather’s Weather Lab: Why Leaves Change Color

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – This time of the year we have an opportunity to take in mother nature's beauty one leaf at a time. This morning in the weather lab we talk about why leaves change colors.
Hurricanes Vs. Tornadoes
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Hurricanes Vs. Tornadoes

Hurricane Katrina's powerful wind, rain and storm surge wiped towns off the map in Mississippi. And then there's the Smithville, MS tornado that cut a path of destruction that left behind very little to be saved. Both of these forces of nature claimed the lives of one too many. Both are also destructive and costly - but how they develop and form - is different.
Live Vipir Radar – Minutes Faster!
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Live Vipir Radar – Minutes Faster!

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – This week is Tornado Safety Awareness Week. Despite having only two tornadoes touch down in our viewing area this year, our 1st Alert Weather Team is always looking for ways to better prepare you for severe weather. Our newest technology is Live Vipir Radar.
Record Breaking LOW Number of Tornadoes
3 years ago
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Record Breaking LOW Number of Tornadoes

So far this year, we're breaking a new weather record, a record low number of tornadoes. Compare that to two years ago when we had record breaking number of 1,691 tornadoes touched down in the U-S.
Virga, How It Forms
3 years ago
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Virga, How It Forms

Earlier this month we talked to a class of second graders at Heritage Academy. We asked them to write down their weather questions. Caitlin Craven's asked this one, "What is virga?"
So Far Quiet Hurricane Season
3 years ago
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So Far Quiet Hurricane Season

Drought conditions are developing across northeast Mississippi. A quiet hurricane season is part to blame.
Dual Pole Radar
3 years ago
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Dual Pole Radar

Meteorologist now have the technology to detect flying debris with advanced radars that use dual pole technology.
Cows & Their Forecasting Skills
3 years ago
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Cows & Their Forecasting Skills

It's not uncommon to hear someone say that it's going to rain because the cows are sitting. We take the question to the experts to find out if indeed cows have a clue as to what type of weather we can expect.