6 days ago
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Understanding The California Fires

The numerous wildfires that have broken out across California over the last few days have made national headlines. While wildfires aren’t uncommon for this area, the weather plays a huge factor in how quickly the fires can spread. Here I outline some of the factors that allowed these fires to grow so rapidly. A WET […]
1 week ago
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RECAP: Hurricane Nate with Meteorologist Jacob Dickey

High winds and heavy rain battered parts of the southeast over the weekend as Hurricane Nate whipped ashore early Sunday morning as a Category 1 hurricane.  The National Hurricane Center said the storm made it’s second landfall near Biloxi with 85mph winds after the storm came ashore along a sparsely populated area of southeast Louisiana.  […]
3 weeks ago
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How Warm Has It Been?

It’s definitely been a warm end to September so far. High temperatures for both Columbus and Tupelo have reached at least 90 degrees each afternoon for a week (Sept 17th-Sept 24th). But how unusual is this late stretch of warm weather. The answer, it’s not that unusual. In Tupelo, where records date back to 1930, […]
1 month ago
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Hurricane Irma – A Post Event Analysis

        Irma was a hurricane that caused a lot of destruction across the southeast US and the islands of the Caribbean. As meteorologists we saw Irma coming well in advance of when it made landfall. In fact, Irma became a tropical storm nearly a week and a half before it made a […]
1 month ago
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VIDEO: Irma Victims Head to Northeast MS, How You Can Help

MACON, Miss. (WCBI)- Saturday Morning, the Lake Forest Ranch in Macon received a call asking if they could house 130 Irma Evacuees from Florida. These evacuees were from an assisted living facility in Sarasota which specializes in rehabilitating patients who have suffered Brain Trauma. As soon as Assistant Director Nick Hall received the call, they reached […]
1 month ago
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VIDEO: Hurricanes Produce A Teachable Moment

STARKVILLE, Miss.(WCBI)—The 3 hurricanes making their way toward the U.S. are continuing to raise concerns for residents here in the Southeast. Professors in the Mississippi State Meteorology Department are looking to turn this potential catastrophic event into a teachable moment. With hurricane Irma set to make landfall soon, and 3 other storms trailing close behind, […]
Pickens/Lamar/Fayette County Tornado
2 months ago
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Several Tornadoes Touch Down August 31st

Several tornadoes touched down in the WCBI coverage area as Harvey's remnants moved on through the region.
2 months ago
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Measuring Eclipse Effects on Columbus Weather

Solar eclipses are a rare treat for us here in Mississippi, and while they are amazing to look at, they also provide an interesting example of what happens to our weather when we lose incoming solar radiation.   Temperatures in Columbus took a tumble during the peak of the solar eclipse, starting just after 1 […]
Eclipse Timeline
2 months ago
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Details on Monday’s Eclipse

Get ready for the eclipse!
2 months ago
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Make Sure Your Eclipse Glasses Are Safe

With some counterfeit eclipse viewing glasses hitting the market, here are some tips to make sure you have glasses that will protect your vision. Look to see that your glasses are manufactured by a reliable brand. Reliable brands include: American Paper Optics, APM Telescopes, Baader Planetarium, Celestron, Daystar, Explore Scientific, Lunt Solar Systems, Meade Instruments, […]