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  • 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: 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.

    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.
  • 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.

    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.
  • 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.

    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.
  •  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.

    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.
  • 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?"

    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?"
  • Drought conditions are developing across northeast Mississippi. A quiet hurricane season is part to blame.

    So Far Quiet Hurricane Season

    Drought conditions are developing across northeast Mississippi. A quiet hurricane season is part to blame.
  • Meteorologist now have the technology to detect flying debris with advanced radars that use dual pole technology.

    Dual Pole Radar

    Meteorologist now have the technology to detect flying debris with advanced radars that use dual pole technology.
  • 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.

    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.