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  • Snow on Christmas? We don't know yet

    Snow on Christmas? We don't know yet

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:07 PM EST2017-12-14 03:07:08 GMT
    Snow at Graceland (Source: Wikimedia)Snow at Graceland (Source: Wikimedia)

    I’m not going to bury the lead, so here you go: It is too far out to determine whether we will see rain, snow, or ice heading into the weekend before Christmas or on Christmas Day.

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    I’m not going to bury the lead, so here you go: It is too far out to determine whether we will see rain, snow, or ice heading into the weekend before Christmas or on Christmas Day.

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  • Best meteor shower of 2017 peaks tonight

    Best meteor shower of 2017 peaks tonight

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:10 PM EST2017-12-14 00:10:37 GMT
    Geminids meteor shower peaks on Wednesday night. (Source: Sky & Telescope)Geminids meteor shower peaks on Wednesday night. (Source: Sky & Telescope)

    One of the best meteor showers of the season will peak tonight.

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    One of the best meteor showers of the season will peak tonight.

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  • California wildfires pose a threat to air quality all along the Pacific coast

    California wildfires pose a threat to air quality all along the Pacific coast

    Friday, December 8 2017 9:55 PM EST2017-12-09 02:55:56 GMT
    Forecast model simulation of the potential path of smoke from California firesForecast model simulation of the potential path of smoke from California fires

    It has been a devastating week for southern California where wildfires have burned out of control since Tuesday.  

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    It has been a devastating week for southern California where wildfires have burned out of control since Tuesday.  

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  • Potential for a white Christmas in Memphis low but not zero

    Potential for a white Christmas in Memphis low but not zero

    Friday, December 8 2017 4:25 PM EST2017-12-08 21:25:07 GMT

    All this snow in the Deep South may have some of you that missed it here in the Mid-South wishing for a white Christmas. What are the odds of a white Christmas in Memphis? 

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    All this snow in the Deep South may have some of you that missed it here in the Mid-South wishing for a white Christmas. What are the odds of a white Christmas in Memphis? 

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  • Early-season snow hits the deep south

    Early-season snow hits the deep south

    Friday, December 8 2017 12:48 PM EST2017-12-08 17:48:37 GMT

    Portions of the deep south received an early Christmas present from Santa. Snow started falling Thursday night across south Texas and even across the border into Mexico. More snow will fall tonight across the southern section of the Appalachians.

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    Portions of the deep south received an early Christmas present from Santa. Snow started falling Thursday night across south Texas and even across the border into Mexico. More snow will fall tonight across the southern section of the Appalachians.

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  • Wildfires ravaging southern California

    Wildfires ravaging southern California

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 10:53 PM EST2017-12-06 03:53:16 GMT

    Wild fires are burning out of control in California, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. 

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    Wild fires are burning out of control in California, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. 

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  • 2017 expected to be one of warmest on record

    2017 expected to be one of warmest on record

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 2:24 PM EST2017-12-05 19:24:46 GMT
    The average temperature for the year is two degrees above normal. Source: WMC Action News 5The average temperature for the year is two degrees above normal. Source: WMC Action News 5

    Overall, the year has featured abnormally warm and dry weather and this trend continued for November. 

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    Overall, the year has featured abnormally warm and dry weather and this trend continued for November. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Storms, a cool down and snow chances

    FIRST ALERT: Storms, a cool down and snow chances

    Monday, December 4 2017 11:47 PM EST2017-12-05 04:47:29 GMT
    Rain will be likely late Monday/early Tuesday. (Source: WMC Action News 5)Rain will be likely late Monday/early Tuesday. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    After several days with temperatures around 70 degrees, a cold front will bring us back down to reality Tuesday. Behind the front, cold air will funnel in and stick around through the weekend. 

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    After several days with temperatures around 70 degrees, a cold front will bring us back down to reality Tuesday. Behind the front, cold air will funnel in and stick around through the weekend. 

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  • Meteorological winter begins

    Meteorological winter begins

    Friday, December 1 2017 9:54 PM EST2017-12-02 02:54:39 GMT

    Although, the winter solstice doesn't take place until December 21, meteorological winter began December 1. Let's take a look at what the season may be like for the Mid-South. 

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    Although, the winter solstice doesn't take place until December 21, meteorological winter began December 1. Let's take a look at what the season may be like for the Mid-South. 

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  • First arctic blast of the season on the way

    First arctic blast of the season on the way

    Friday, December 1 2017 3:25 PM EST2017-12-01 20:25:41 GMT

    The first day of meteorological winter has arrived and the first cold blast of the season is not far behind.

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    The first day of meteorological winter has arrived and the first cold blast of the season is not far behind.

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  • Rare earthquake hits Delaware

    Rare earthquake hits Delaware

    Friday, December 1 2017 1:47 PM EST2017-12-01 18:47:11 GMT
    (Source: USGS)(Source: USGS)

    Thursday a 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Delaware’s state capitol of Dover and according to reports was the strongest earthquake to strike the ‘The First State’ in at least 146 years. 

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    Thursday a 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Delaware’s state capitol of Dover and according to reports was the strongest earthquake to strike the ‘The First State’ in at least 146 years. 

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  • The 2017 hurricane season comes to a close

    The 2017 hurricane season comes to a close

    Thursday, November 30 2017 11:52 PM EST2017-12-01 04:52:11 GMT
    Hurricane Maria moving over Puerto RicoHurricane Maria moving over Puerto Rico

    The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to a close.  Here's a brief recap of what turned out to be a season for the record books.  

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    The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to a close.  Here's a brief recap of what turned out to be a season for the record books.  

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  • Weather conditions for St. Jude Marathon

    Weather conditions for St. Jude Marathon

    Thursday, November 30 2017 4:52 PM EST2017-11-30 21:52:47 GMT
    (Source: Joe Birch / WMC Action News 5)(Source: Joe Birch / WMC Action News 5)

    It’s almost time for Memphis premier marathon event, the St. Jude Marathon. A big factor in running a race is the weather.

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    It’s almost time for Memphis premier marathon event, the St. Jude Marathon. A big factor in running a race is the weather.

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  • Destructive 2017 hurricane season comes to an end

    Destructive 2017 hurricane season comes to an end

    Thursday, November 30 2017 11:07 AM EST2017-11-30 16:07:15 GMT
    A track of all of 2017's hurricanes. (Source: National Weather Service)A track of all of 2017's hurricanes. (Source: National Weather Service)

    Hurricane season typically runs from June 1 through November 30, but this year began a bit early as the first named storm Arlene formed in April.

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    Hurricane season typically runs from June 1 through November 30, but this year began a bit early as the first named storm Arlene formed in April.

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  • Volcano erupts on Indonesian Island of Bali

    Volcano erupts on Indonesian Island of Bali

    Sunday, November 26 2017 5:46 PM EST2017-11-26 22:46:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati). A view of the Mount Agung volcano erupting at sunrise in Karangasem, Bali island, Indonesia, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted for the second time in a week on Saturday, disru...(AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati). A view of the Mount Agung volcano erupting at sunrise in Karangasem, Bali island, Indonesia, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. A volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted for the second time in a week on Saturday, disru...

    Flights have been canceled and more than 24,000 residents have been moved out of the way as a thick ash cloud from Mount Agung, shot up into the atmosphere and drifted east along the archipelago.

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    Flights have been canceled and more than 24,000 residents have been moved out of the way as a thick ash cloud from Mount Agung, shot up into the atmosphere and drifted east along the archipelago.

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  • Washington State dealing with flooding along Skagit River

    Washington State dealing with flooding along Skagit River

    Saturday, November 25 2017 10:23 PM EST2017-11-26 03:23:06 GMT

    Heavy rains in Washington State over the past few days have led to the Skagit River to rise to its highest level in 11 years. 

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    Heavy rains in Washington State over the past few days have led to the Skagit River to rise to its highest level in 11 years. 

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  • A chilly but dry Thanksgiving forecast

    A chilly but dry Thanksgiving forecast

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:14 PM EST2017-11-22 04:14:19 GMT
    Thanksgiving Day PlannerThanksgiving Day Planner

    A cold front moved through the Mid-South Tuesday evening ushering a cold Canadian air mass into the Mid-South and this will have an impact on the upcoming holiday.  

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    A cold front moved through the Mid-South Tuesday evening ushering a cold Canadian air mass into the Mid-South and this will have an impact on the upcoming holiday.  

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  • Cold blast arrives mid-week

    Cold blast arrives mid-week

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:35 PM EST2017-11-21 17:35:23 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    A cold front will move through the Mid-South on Tuesday, which will bring much cooler air into the Mid-South. 

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    A cold front will move through the Mid-South on Tuesday, which will bring much cooler air into the Mid-South. 

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  • Weekend storm system produces 3 tornadoes in middle Tennessee

    Weekend storm system produces 3 tornadoes in middle Tennessee

    Monday, November 20 2017 9:01 PM EST2017-11-21 02:01:16 GMT
    Path of 2 tornadoes that ripped through Middle Tennessee SaturdayPath of 2 tornadoes that ripped through Middle Tennessee Saturday

    A cold front Saturday brought a myriad of weather to Tennessee along along with a big swing in temperatures.  

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    A cold front Saturday brought a myriad of weather to Tennessee along along with a big swing in temperatures.  

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  • Parts of Great Smoky Mountains received snow Saturday

    Parts of Great Smoky Mountains received snow Saturday

    Sunday, November 19 2017 5:29 PM EST2017-11-19 22:29:13 GMT
    (Source: WBIR via Twitter)(Source: WBIR via Twitter)

    The storm system that brought the Mid-South showers and storms Saturday gave one part of Tennessee a bit more than just rain. 

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    The storm system that brought the Mid-South showers and storms Saturday gave one part of Tennessee a bit more than just rain. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Brief shot of rain or storms on Saturday

    FIRST ALERT: Brief shot of rain or storms on Saturday

    Friday, November 17 2017 10:38 PM EST2017-11-18 03:38:26 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    A cold front will arrive in the Mid-South on Saturday with a quick shot of showers or storms.

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    A cold front will arrive in the Mid-South on Saturday with a quick shot of showers or storms.

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  • A look back at wild weather on Thanksgiving Day in Memphis

    A look back at wild weather on Thanksgiving Day in Memphis

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 7:17 PM EST2017-11-16 00:17:37 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Thanksgiving Day has brought some wild weather in years past. 

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    Thanksgiving Day has brought some wild weather in years past. 

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  • Looking ahead to the Thanksgiving forecast

    Looking ahead to the Thanksgiving forecast

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:25 PM EST2017-11-15 02:25:49 GMT
    European forecast model indicates a dry holiday for the Mid-SouthEuropean forecast model indicates a dry holiday for the Mid-South

    A look ahead to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday forecast

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    A look ahead to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday forecast

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  • Venus and Jupiter will meet in the sky Monday morning

    Venus and Jupiter will meet in the sky Monday morning

    Sunday, November 12 2017 10:51 PM EST2017-11-13 03:51:56 GMT
    (Source: The Weather Channel)(Source: The Weather Channel)

    Early Monday morning, you have the chance to see the two move very close together. Jupiter and Venus will pair in the morning sky, shining brightly right before sunrise in the United States. 

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    Early Monday morning, you have the chance to see the two move very close together. Jupiter and Venus will pair in the morning sky, shining brightly right before sunrise in the United States. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Showers possible Sunday

    FIRST ALERT: Showers possible Sunday

    Saturday, November 11 2017 9:39 PM EST2017-11-12 02:39:31 GMT

    Clouds will be on the increase overnight across the Mid-South as we are tracking our next cold front that will push across the region. 

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    Clouds will be on the increase overnight across the Mid-South as we are tracking our next cold front that will push across the region. 

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  • New weather satellite could improve long-range weather forecasts

    New weather satellite could improve long-range weather forecasts

    Friday, November 10 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-11-10 22:26:00 GMT
    (Source: NOAA.GOV)(Source: NOAA.GOV)

    NASA will launch the first of four brand new weather satellites Tuesday November 14th after a year of preparation.

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    NASA will launch the first of four brand new weather satellites Tuesday November 14th after a year of preparation.

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  • La Nina pattern could impact winter weather

    La Nina pattern could impact winter weather

    Friday, November 10 2017 1:24 PM EST2017-11-10 18:24:08 GMT
    Source: NOAASource: NOAA

    A La Nina has now one officially set up in the equatorial Pacific Ocean and this could impact the weather pattern here in the Mid-South. 

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    A La Nina has now one officially set up in the equatorial Pacific Ocean and this could impact the weather pattern here in the Mid-South. 

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  • Cool for now but warmer temperatures are coming

    Cool for now but warmer temperatures are coming

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 10:16 PM EST2017-11-09 03:16:58 GMT
    6-10 Day Outlook indicates a warming trend6-10 Day Outlook indicates a warming trend

    Temperatures for the month of November could be up and down.  Get the details in our latest blog.  

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    Temperatures for the month of November could be up and down.  Get the details in our latest blog.  

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  • Heavy rain brings flooding to Nashville

    Heavy rain brings flooding to Nashville

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 10:14 PM EST2017-11-08 03:14:46 GMT
    Estimated rainfall around Nashville Monday nightEstimated rainfall around Nashville Monday night

    The same system that brought rain and thunderstorms to the Mid-South brought flooding to Nashville Monday night.  

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    The same system that brought rain and thunderstorms to the Mid-South brought flooding to Nashville Monday night.  

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  • At least 5 people saved during flooding in Middle Tennessee

    At least 5 people saved during flooding in Middle Tennessee

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 6:02 PM EST2017-11-07 23:02:07 GMT
    (Source: Rutherford County Fire & Rescue)(Source: Rutherford County Fire & Rescue)

    Several people had to be pulled to safety when heavy rain caused flooding in Middle Tennessee.

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    Several people had to be pulled to safety when heavy rain caused flooding in Middle Tennessee.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Staying cool this week

    FIRST ALERT: Staying cool this week

    Nov 06, 2017 05:44 PM2017-11-06 22:44:00 GMT

    Temperatures will continue to slide down over the next few days with highs 10 degrees below normal mid-week. 

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    Temperatures will continue to slide down over the next few days with highs 10 degrees below normal mid-week. 

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  • Halloween this year much cooler than last

    Halloween this year much cooler than last

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 5:42 AM EDT2017-10-31 09:42:06 GMT
    (Source: Climate Central)(Source: Climate Central)

    It was a warm Halloween last year across the Mid-South. 

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    It was a warm Halloween last year across the Mid-South. 

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  • National Weather Service hosting storm spotter training

    National Weather Service hosting storm spotter training

    Monday, October 30 2017 6:39 AM EDT2017-10-30 10:39:37 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    To help people better understand the way severe storms form and to spot the features of various weather types, the National Weather Service in Memphis is hosting Storm Spotter Training classes across the Mid-South. 

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    To help people better understand the way severe storms form and to spot the features of various weather types, the National Weather Service in Memphis is hosting Storm Spotter Training classes across the Mid-South. 

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  • Another tropical storm forming

    Another tropical storm forming

    Friday, October 27 2017 10:11 PM EDT2017-10-28 02:11:11 GMT
    Satellite data showing the location of what could be the 18th tropical storm of the seasonSatellite data showing the location of what could be the 18th tropical storm of the season

    It may be cold here in the Mid-South with the potential for widespread frost this weekend, but the tropics are still active.  

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    It may be cold here in the Mid-South with the potential for widespread frost this weekend, but the tropics are still active.  

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  • 2017 on pace to be third hottest year on record

    2017 on pace to be third hottest year on record

    Friday, October 27 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-10-27 22:37:46 GMT
    (Source: Climate Central)(Source: Climate Central)

    So far, 2017 is the third hottest year on record in the U.S. and the second hottest on record globally...and it’s not even an El Niño year which usually gives a little bump in average global temperatures.

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    So far, 2017 is the third hottest year on record in the U.S. and the second hottest on record globally...and it’s not even an El Niño year which usually gives a little bump in average global temperatures.

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  • Fall frost happening later than usual

    Fall frost happening later than usual

    Thursday, October 26 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-10-26 22:20:21 GMT
    (Source: Climate Central)(Source: Climate Central)

    Coming off of a warm September, warmer falls are becoming a trend across the U.S. as well as right here in the Mid-South. 

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    Coming off of a warm September, warmer falls are becoming a trend across the U.S. as well as right here in the Mid-South. 

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  • New weather satellite will improve long range, severe weather forecasting

    New weather satellite will improve long range, severe weather forecasting

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-10-25 21:45:39 GMT

    In just one week, the nation will add a powerful new tool to its weather satellite fleet. On Nov. 10, NASA will launch the newest weather satellite into space. 

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    In just one week, the nation will add a powerful new tool to its weather satellite fleet. On Nov. 10, NASA will launch the newest weather satellite into space. 

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  • 2017 World Series may be hottest on record

    2017 World Series may be hottest on record

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-10-23 15:06:10 GMT
    Dodger Stadium in front of the Los Angeles skyline. (Source: Max Pixel)Dodger Stadium in front of the Los Angeles skyline. (Source: Max Pixel)

    While temperatures are below average in the Mid-South, the west coast is dealing with extreme heat.

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    While temperatures are below average in the Mid-South, the west coast is dealing with extreme heat.

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  • Mississippi ready for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

    Mississippi ready for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

    Sunday, October 22 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-10-22 23:32:19 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    As we know very well in the Mid-South, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, or flash flooding, can develop rather quickly. 

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    As we know very well in the Mid-South, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, or flash flooding, can develop rather quickly. 

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  • Looking ahead to winter

    Looking ahead to winter

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:35:39 GMT

    The Climate Prediction Center released their winter outlook this week. Here's a look at what we could be in for.  

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    The Climate Prediction Center released their winter outlook this week. Here's a look at what we could be in for.  

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  • Check out Uranus with your naked eye

    Check out Uranus with your naked eye

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-10-19 20:39:01 GMT
    This is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2. NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew closely past distant Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, in January 1986. (Source: NASA/JPL)This is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2. NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew closely past distant Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, in January 1986. (Source: NASA/JPL)

    It will be a perfect night to get a good look at the icy blue seventh planet from the sun.

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    It will be a perfect night to get a good look at the icy blue seventh planet from the sun.

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  • Tracking the first freeze of fall 2017

    Tracking the first freeze of fall 2017

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-10-18 03:39:38 GMT

    We've endured a couple of cold mornings this week but it hasn't been cold enough to get our first frost of the season, a temperature of 32 degrees or lower.  However it won't be much longer or will it?

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    We've endured a couple of cold mornings this week but it hasn't been cold enough to get our first frost of the season, a temperature of 32 degrees or lower.  However it won't be much longer or will it?

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  • Fire danger still high in California

    Fire danger still high in California

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-10-12 23:36:01 GMT
    Wildfires continue to burn across California with no signs of slowing down. (Source: WMC Action News 5)Wildfires continue to burn across California with no signs of slowing down. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    The State of California has been dealing with devastating wild fires. Over the past few days, more than 190,000 acres have been scorched and an estimated 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed. In addition to the loss of lands and buildings, 25 lives have been lost due to the rapidly changing forecast of the raging wildfires.

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    The State of California has been dealing with devastating wild fires. Over the past few days, more than 190,000 acres have been scorched and an estimated 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed. In addition to the loss of lands and buildings, 25 lives have been lost due to the rapidly changing forecast of the raging wildfires.

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  • Mid-South fall foliage forecast

    Mid-South fall foliage forecast

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-10-12 01:49:23 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)(Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)

    As we progress through the fall seasons, we will begin to see the leaves on the trees start to change color and eventually fall. 

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    As we progress through the fall seasons, we will begin to see the leaves on the trees start to change color and eventually fall. 

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  • Denver radar detects a massive cluster of butterflies

    Denver radar detects a massive cluster of butterflies

    Thursday, October 5 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-10-06 03:02:00 GMT
    Radar images of 70 mile wide swath of butterflies near Denver ColoradoRadar images of 70 mile wide swath of butterflies near Denver Colorado

    We all know that radar can detect rain, hail, snow, sleet, and even tornadoes.  But did you know that it can detect butterflies as well? 

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    We all know that radar can detect rain, hail, snow, sleet, and even tornadoes.  But did you know that it can detect butterflies as well? 

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  • B-17 bomber comes to Mid-South as living museum

    B-17 bomber comes to Mid-South as living museum

    Thursday, October 5 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-10-05 23:02:18 GMT
    (Source: Submitted)(Source: Submitted)

    The Madras Maiden, a restored WWII B-17 flying fortress bomber, will be flying high over the Mid-South on Monday, October 9th and call Olive Branch Airport home for the next week.

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    The Madras Maiden, a restored WWII B-17 flying fortress bomber, will be flying high over the Mid-South on Monday, October 9th and call Olive Branch Airport home for the next week.

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  • Tropical Storm Nate expected to make landfall in U.S.

    Tropical Storm Nate expected to make landfall in U.S.

    Thursday, October 5 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-10-05 14:58:46 GMT
    Source: NHCSource: NHC

    An area of circulation in the southwest Caribbean Sea continues to strengthen as it moves north.

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    An area of circulation in the southwest Caribbean Sea continues to strengthen as it moves north.

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  • Fall temps late to arrive in other areas of the country

    Fall temps late to arrive in other areas of the country

    Friday, September 29 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-09-30 02:27:26 GMT

    It has taken more than a week but it finally feels like fall in the Mid-South. The summer heat just didn't want to go away.  

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    It has taken more than a week but it finally feels like fall in the Mid-South. The summer heat just didn't want to go away.  

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  • Three month temperature outlook from NOAA

    Three month temperature outlook from NOAA

    Friday, September 29 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-09-30 01:48:45 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    We have finally fallen to near average temperatures for highs and lows, but we will head back above average next week. 

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    We have finally fallen to near average temperatures for highs and lows, but we will head back above average next week. 

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  • Get our new storm tracker app, check out the new custom features

    Get our new storm tracker app, check out the new custom features

    Friday, September 29 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-09-29 20:18:01 GMT
    Set the app to use your location for precise weather informationSet the app to use your location for precise weather information

    If you don't have the WMC Action News 5 Storm Tracker app then you're missing out.  If you do have it then you know what a great weather app it is, but do you realize everything it has to offer?  Find out all of the features available and why it's the best weather app on the market today and it's FREE. 

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    If you don't have the WMC Action News 5 Storm Tracker app then you're missing out.  If you do have it then you know what a great weather app it is, but do you realize everything it has to offer?  Find out all of the features available and why it's the best weather app on the market today and it's FREE. 

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  • La Niña may impact our winter in the Mid-South

    La Niña may impact our winter in the Mid-South

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-09-28 01:04:10 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    The latest water temperature readings in the Pacific Ocean show some cooling below the surface and near the surface, which is a good indication of a developing La Niña. 

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    The latest water temperature readings in the Pacific Ocean show some cooling below the surface and near the surface, which is a good indication of a developing La Niña. 

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  • Latest weather research presented at weather conference in California

    Latest weather research presented at weather conference in California

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:49:27 GMT

    National Weather Association held its annual weather conference September 16 - 21 in Anaheim, CA. I attended the 5-day event as a part of my continuing education requirements for my Seal of Approval.

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    National Weather Association held its annual weather conference September 16 - 21 in Anaheim, CA. I attended the 5-day event as a part of my continuing education requirements for my Seal of Approval.

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  • Have you noticed how low the Mississippi River is?

    Have you noticed how low the Mississippi River is?

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:51:02 GMT

    Even though the river stage reading is on the minus side, there's still plenty of water in the river.   

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    Even though the river stage reading is on the minus side, there's still plenty of water in the river.   

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  • Despite record-setting Irma, Harvey 2017 is NOT most active hurricane season

    Despite record-setting Irma, Harvey 2017 is NOT most active hurricane season

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-09-12 18:01:30 GMT
    Irma (Source: NASA)Irma (Source: NASA)

    Although this was a significant season based on landfall in the United States, this is not considered one of the most active seasons.

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    Although this was a significant season based on landfall in the United States, this is not considered one of the most active seasons.

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  • Hurricane Irma: A note about sensitivity, empathy, compassion

    Hurricane Irma: A note about sensitivity, empathy, compassion

    Friday, September 8 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-09-08 20:46:58 GMT

    I once had a friend who complained that Hurricane Sandy put a “serious dent” in his vacation plans to NYC. When I tried to remind him about the potential devastation possible for many parts of the area, I felt like it fell on deaf ears. It was only after I showed him what Staten Island looked like in the days after that he realized how serious it was.

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    I once had a friend who complained that Hurricane Sandy put a “serious dent” in his vacation plans to NYC. When I tried to remind him about the potential devastation possible for many parts of the area, I felt like it fell on deaf ears. It was only after I showed him what Staten Island looked like in the days after that he realized how serious it was.

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  • Hurricane Irma continues to maintain strength

    Hurricane Irma continues to maintain strength

    Thursday, September 7 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-09-07 20:37:39 GMT

    Hurricane Irma is expected to impact south Florida by early Sunday morning. 

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    Hurricane Irma is expected to impact south Florida by early Sunday morning. 

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  • Western wildfire smoke makes for great Mid-South sunsets

    Western wildfire smoke makes for great Mid-South sunsets

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-09-06 21:40:11 GMT

    You may have noticed what looks like a thick haze in the air the last few days. It’s actually smoke from the wildfires in the Pacific Northwest that has been pick up by the jet stream or upper level winds and blown across much of the U.S. all the way to the east coast.

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    You may have noticed what looks like a thick haze in the air the last few days. It’s actually smoke from the wildfires in the Pacific Northwest that has been pick up by the jet stream or upper level winds and blown across much of the U.S. all the way to the east coast.

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  • Rainfall from Harvey goes into the record books

    Rainfall from Harvey goes into the record books

    Saturday, September 2 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-09-02 04:36:23 GMT
    NWS Memphis rainfall totalsNWS Memphis rainfall totals

    The official rainfall total on Aug. 31 at Memphis International Airport was 4.04 inches, making it the second wettest August day on record in Memphis. 

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    The official rainfall total on Aug. 31 at Memphis International Airport was 4.04 inches, making it the second wettest August day on record in Memphis. 

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  • Putting the rainfall in Houston in perspective

    Putting the rainfall in Houston in perspective

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-08-31 03:37:02 GMT

    As Harvey finally exits the Gulf Coast and moves through the nation's midsection including the Mid-South, the city of Houston gets a much needed break from five days of excessive rain and wind.  

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    As Harvey finally exits the Gulf Coast and moves through the nation's midsection including the Mid-South, the city of Houston gets a much needed break from five days of excessive rain and wind.  

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  • Harvey's winds subside but the flooding threat remains

    Saturday, August 26 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-08-27 03:19:08 GMT
    Some areas could receive as much as 40" of rain before all is said and doneSome areas could receive as much as 40" of rain before all is said and done

    As hurricanes go, Harvey will go down in history as one of the more powerful storms to hit US soil. 

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    As hurricanes go, Harvey will go down in history as one of the more powerful storms to hit US soil. 

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  • Tracking the tropics

    Tracking the tropics

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-08-24 02:12:46 GMT
    Forecast models showing the potential path of HarveyForecast models showing the potential path of Harvey

    Last week, Harvey formed just east of the Leeward Islands and moved west into the Caribbean as a tropical storm.   

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    Last week, Harvey formed just east of the Leeward Islands and moved west into the Caribbean as a tropical storm.   

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  • Second hottest July on record globally

    Second hottest July on record globally

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:59 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:59:56 GMT

    This week NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) released its global temperature analysis for the month of July.   

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    This week NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) released its global temperature analysis for the month of July.   

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  • An early forecast for the eclipse

    An early forecast for the eclipse

    Saturday, August 12 2017 8:34 AM EDT2017-08-12 12:34:53 GMT
    The GFS forecast models indicates a dry pattern over the Mid-South August 21The GFS forecast models indicates a dry pattern over the Mid-South August 21

    We're just over a week away from the Great American Eclipse. The big question as the date approaches is what the weather will be like that day.  

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    We're just over a week away from the Great American Eclipse. The big question as the date approaches is what the weather will be like that day.  

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  • Support your local farmers market

    Support your local farmers market

    Thursday, August 10 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-08-11 03:09:25 GMT

    It's National Farmers Market Week and in the Mid-South agriculture and farmers markets go hand in hand. 

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    It's National Farmers Market Week and in the Mid-South agriculture and farmers markets go hand in hand. 

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  • Science behind the upcoming solar eclipse

    Science behind the upcoming solar eclipse

    Thursday, August 10 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-08-10 21:10:41 GMT

    On Monday August 21st, a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast across the country. So, what IS a solar eclipse?

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    On Monday August 21st, a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast across the country. So, what IS a solar eclipse?

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  • 5 things you need to know about the eclipse

    5 things you need to know about the eclipse

    Thursday, August 10 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-08-10 18:12:00 GMT

    We last had a total solar eclipse in the U.S. in 1979, but this is the first coast to coast eclipse since 1918.

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    We last had a total solar eclipse in the U.S. in 1979, but this is the first coast to coast eclipse since 1918.

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  • Do not use your sunglasses to view upcoming eclipse

    Do not use your sunglasses to view upcoming eclipse

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-08-09 20:40:35 GMT
    These special purpose solar filters or solar eclipse glasses can be found at local outlets (Source: WMC Action News 5)These special purpose solar filters or solar eclipse glasses can be found at local outlets (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    We all want to see the Great American Eclipse coming in August, but eye doctors warn it's dangerous to watch the eclipse without proper eyewear.

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    We all want to see the Great American Eclipse coming in August, but eye doctors warn it's dangerous to watch the eclipse without proper eyewear.

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  • Where to find the best view of the Great American Solar Eclipse

    Where to find the best view of the Great American Solar Eclipse

    Monday, August 7 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-08-07 23:04:15 GMT

    There are so many cool aspects about the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st.

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    There are so many cool aspects about the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st.

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  • Oppressive heat grips the Northwest

    Oppressive heat grips the Northwest

    Friday, August 4 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-08-05 01:39:06 GMT

    While the Mid-South enjoys a break from the typical summer heat and humidity of midsummer, it's a completely different story on the West Coast.   

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    While the Mid-South enjoys a break from the typical summer heat and humidity of midsummer, it's a completely different story on the West Coast.   

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  • A dip in the jetstream brings cooler weather to the Mid-South

    Thursday, August 3 2017 1:08 PM EDT2017-08-03 17:08:29 GMT
    cooler weather is the name of the game so far in early Augustcooler weather is the name of the game so far in early August

    Enjoying the break from the sweltering heat? Don't thank your local meteorologists (hey, if we claim this, we'd claim to claim responsibility for the bad weather too, right?), thank the jet stream!

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    Enjoying the break from the sweltering heat? Don't thank your local meteorologists (hey, if we claim this, we'd claim to claim responsibility for the bad weather too, right?), thank the jet stream!

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  • Not your average August

    Not your average August

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-08-02 22:44:47 GMT

    The month of July is in the books, and the median temperature for the month ended 0.4 degrees above average.   

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    The month of July is in the books, and the median temperature for the month ended 0.4 degrees above average.   

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  • A little rain here, but it's monsoon season to our west

    A little rain here, but it's monsoon season to our west

    Friday, July 28 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-07-29 03:13:09 GMT

    Memphis averages about three inches of rain during the month of August, but in the southwestern U.S., August is one of the wettest months of the year.  

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    Memphis averages about three inches of rain during the month of August, but in the southwestern U.S., August is one of the wettest months of the year.  

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  • Hotter nights suggest warming climate

    Hotter nights suggest warming climate

    Friday, July 28 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-07-28 22:11:46 GMT
    (Source: RCC-ACIS.org)(Source: RCC-ACIS.org)

    While increasing extreme daytime heat is one of the clearest signs of a warming climate, increasingly hot nights should not be overlooked.

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    While increasing extreme daytime heat is one of the clearest signs of a warming climate, increasingly hot nights should not be overlooked.

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  • The sauna turns off this weekend!

    Thursday, July 27 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-07-27 19:32:42 GMT
    Heat and humidity subside over the weekendHeat and humidity subside over the weekend

    The sweat seemingly hasn't stopped. But we're finally getting a break this weekend as a powerful cold front moves through the Mid-South!

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    The sweat seemingly hasn't stopped. But we're finally getting a break this weekend as a powerful cold front moves through the Mid-South!

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  • Helping teachers to inspire kids in science

    Helping teachers to inspire kids in science

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-07-20 02:40:49 GMT

    I had the distinct pleasure to conduct a seminar for teachers participating in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) summer workshop at Christian Brother High School this week.  

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    I had the distinct pleasure to conduct a seminar for teachers participating in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) summer workshop at Christian Brother High School this week.  

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  • Ways to stay cool in the hot Mid-South summer

    Ways to stay cool in the hot Mid-South summer

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:35:43 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    It's going to be a scorcher in the Mid-South over the next week, but there are some things you can do to stay cool.

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    It's going to be a scorcher in the Mid-South over the next week, but there are some things you can do to stay cool.

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  • Yes it has been hot, but not THAT hot...so far

    Yes it has been hot, but not THAT hot...so far

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:00:53 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    It’s been hot this summer, but nothing like past years. In fact, compared to last June and July, it has been much more bearable.

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    It’s been hot this summer, but nothing like past years. In fact, compared to last June and July, it has been much more bearable.

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  • Juno spacecraft sends back stunning images of Jupiter’s giant red spot

    Juno spacecraft sends back stunning images of Jupiter’s giant red spot

    Friday, July 14 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-07-14 22:20:56 GMT
    Jupiter's giant red spot (Source: NASA)Jupiter's giant red spot (Source: NASA)

    For hundreds of years astronomers gazed at Jupiter and wondered about the mysterious red spot on the planet.  

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    For hundreds of years astronomers gazed at Jupiter and wondered about the mysterious red spot on the planet.  

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  • New warning technology could give people more time to prepare

    New warning technology could give people more time to prepare

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:19:44 GMT
    (Source: NOAA)(Source: NOAA)

    A new piece of forecasting technology was tested out before a potential severe storm outbreak back in the spring and it performed very well.

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    A new piece of forecasting technology was tested out before a potential severe storm outbreak back in the spring and it performed very well.

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  • Not a perfect pool weekend, but...

    Friday, July 14 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-07-14 15:28:05 GMT
    Weekend rain chancesWeekend rain chances

    After the return of the heat and humidity this week, no doubt we're all ready for some relief. With a frontal boundary basically parking itself on top of the area, we'll see a chance for a few showers and storms each day throughout the weekend.

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    After the return of the heat and humidity this week, no doubt we're all ready for some relief. With a frontal boundary basically parking itself on top of the area, we'll see a chance for a few showers and storms each day throughout the weekend.

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  • Massive iceberg breaks off Arctic shelf

    Massive iceberg breaks off Arctic shelf

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-07-13 03:23:19 GMT
    Larsen C ice shelf crackLarsen C ice shelf crack

    Scientists have been closely monitoring a massive 120 mile crack in the Larsen C ice shelf located on the Antarctic Peninsula.  

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    Scientists have been closely monitoring a massive 120 mile crack in the Larsen C ice shelf located on the Antarctic Peninsula.  

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  • Temporary relief from the heat

    Temporary relief from the heat

    Saturday, July 8 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-07-08 14:00:03 GMT
    Drier air moves into the Mid-South SundayDrier air moves into the Mid-South Sunday

    Summer continues to be in full swing here in the Mid-South, and that means highs in the 90s with heat index values close to 100. We've seen no shortage of that this past week.

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    Summer continues to be in full swing here in the Mid-South, and that means highs in the 90s with heat index values close to 100. We've seen no shortage of that this past week.

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  • Team of researchers from UAH to study weather during Solar Eclipse

    Team of researchers from UAH to study weather during Solar Eclipse

    Friday, July 7 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-07-07 22:32:46 GMT
    MIPS C/O UAHMIPS C/O UAH

    Researchers at UAH in Huntsville, AL are now planning a trip north of Nashville to changes in the atmosphere during the solar eclipse in August. 

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    Researchers at UAH in Huntsville, AL are now planning a trip north of Nashville to changes in the atmosphere during the solar eclipse in August. 

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  • What's in a name? The history of naming hurricanes

    What's in a name? The history of naming hurricanes

    Thursday, July 6 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-07-06 23:04:39 GMT

    Ever wonder why we name tropical storms?

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    Ever wonder why we name tropical storms?

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  • Heat exhaustion vs. heat stroke: what you need to know this summer

    Heat exhaustion vs. heat stroke: what you need to know this summer

    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-07-06 17:40:41 GMT
    source: Weather.govsource: Weather.gov

    It’s tempting to spend as much time outdoors as we can this time of year, especially if the pool or the lake calls your name! But there are obvious dangers: overheating, sunburn- just to name a few. With heat index values reaching the upper 90s, the big concern in the hot and sultry weather is heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Do you know the difference?

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    It’s tempting to spend as much time outdoors as we can this time of year, especially if the pool or the lake calls your name! But there are obvious dangers: overheating, sunburn- just to name a few. With heat index values reaching the upper 90s, the big concern in the hot and sultry weather is heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Do you know the difference?

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  • Summertime heat, cars, and pets don't mix

    Summertime heat, cars, and pets don't mix

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-07-06 03:20:12 GMT

    With summer in full swing, here's a friendly reminder to never take your pets along for the ride while you're running errands.   

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    With summer in full swing, here's a friendly reminder to never take your pets along for the ride while you're running errands.   

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  • Wildfires ravage 5 western states

    Wildfires ravage 5 western states

    Friday, June 30 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-07-01 03:30:21 GMT
    Satellite image of a massive wildfire in Brian's Head UtahSatellite image of a massive wildfire in Brian's Head Utah

    A combination of dry conditions, extreme heat, and strong winds have fueled wildfires in five western states. 

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    A combination of dry conditions, extreme heat, and strong winds have fueled wildfires in five western states. 

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  • Weather will play a big role in the upcoming Solar Eclipse

    Weather will play a big role in the upcoming Solar Eclipse

    Friday, June 30 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-06-30 22:33:55 GMT

    There will likely be daily posts and chatter about the upcoming Solar Eclipse every day until the moon’s shadow is cast on the Earth on August 21. There are so many cool aspects of this rare event. 

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    There will likely be daily posts and chatter about the upcoming Solar Eclipse every day until the moon’s shadow is cast on the Earth on August 21. There are so many cool aspects of this rare event. 

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  • Record heat in Iran makes the Mid-South look pleasant

    Record heat in Iran makes the Mid-South look pleasant

    Friday, June 30 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-06-30 22:33:54 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    There are only a few places around the globe that see high temperatures above 120°. It went much higher than that last Thursday in Ahvez, Iran.

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    There are only a few places around the globe that see high temperatures above 120°. It went much higher than that last Thursday in Ahvez, Iran.

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  • READ THIS before you crank the A/C in your car this summer

    READ THIS before you crank the A/C in your car this summer

    Friday, June 30 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-06-30 20:52:34 GMT

    Like a habit we just can’t break, it’s almost instinct that the first thing we do when we get in the car is turn up the A/C to high. But did you know that being a little patient could actually keep your health in check?

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    Like a habit we just can’t break, it’s almost instinct that the first thing we do when we get in the car is turn up the A/C to high. But did you know that being a little patient could actually keep your health in check?

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  • A storm's beauty

    A storm's beauty

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:00:17 GMT
    Dyersburg storm from Shawn Turner on FacebookDyersburg storm from Shawn Turner on Facebook

    I spend the vast majority of my time tracking storms from inside a studio while staring at a multitude of radar screens.   

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    I spend the vast majority of my time tracking storms from inside a studio while staring at a multitude of radar screens.   

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy will soak Mid-South

    Tropical Storm Cindy will soak Mid-South

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-06-21 15:28:12 GMT
    Latest track for Tropical Storm Cindy. Source: WMC Action News 5Latest track for Tropical Storm Cindy. Source: WMC Action News 5

    Tropical Storm Cindy formed yesterday in the Gulf of Mexico and it continues to strengthen as it moves towards Louisiana and Texas. This tropical storm will affect us in the Mid-South as early as Thursday evening.

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    Tropical Storm Cindy formed yesterday in the Gulf of Mexico and it continues to strengthen as it moves towards Louisiana and Texas. This tropical storm will affect us in the Mid-South as early as Thursday evening.

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  • Tropical disturbance may impact Mid-South

    Tropical disturbance may impact Mid-South

    Monday, June 19 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-06-19 17:30:11 GMT
    Rain chances will increase at the end of the week. Source: NOAA WPCRain chances will increase at the end of the week. Source: NOAA WPC

    A low pressure system continues to strengthen in southeastern Gulf of Mexico and could impact areas along the gulf coast by the end of the week.

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    A low pressure system continues to strengthen in southeastern Gulf of Mexico and could impact areas along the gulf coast by the end of the week.

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  • Meet our summer intern & future meteorologist Kalie Pluchel

    Meet our summer intern & future meteorologist Kalie Pluchel

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-06-15 00:31:08 GMT
    Summer weather intern Kalie PluchelSummer weather intern Kalie Pluchel

    Meet this summer's WMC Action News 5 weather intern, Kalie Pluchel.

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    Meet this summer's WMC Action News 5 weather intern, Kalie Pluchel.

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  • Hot and muggy this week but it's about time

    Hot and muggy this week but it's about time

    Monday, June 12 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-06-13 01:15:25 GMT
    Source: National Weather Service Office MemphisSource: National Weather Service Office Memphis

    It's starting to feel like summer this week in the Mid-South but it has taken a little longer than average to get here.  

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    It's starting to feel like summer this week in the Mid-South but it has taken a little longer than average to get here.  

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  • Tropical weather pattern to move into the Mid-South

    Tropical weather pattern to move into the Mid-South

    Sunday, June 11 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-06-11 16:37:41 GMT

    It'll feel more like Florida and the Tropics in the Mid-South over the next few days.

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    It'll feel more like Florida and the Tropics in the Mid-South over the next few days.

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  • Landslide adds 13 acres to California coast

    Landslide adds 13 acres to California coast

    Friday, June 2 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-06-03 01:49:54 GMT
    (Source: USGS)(Source: USGS)

    A massive landslide on May 20 on the California coast shut down passage on central California's scenic coastal Highway 1. 

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    A massive landslide on May 20 on the California coast shut down passage on central California's scenic coastal Highway 1. 

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  • More record heat and temperature extremes so far in 2017

    More record heat and temperature extremes so far in 2017

    Friday, June 2 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-06-02 21:24:26 GMT
    Global Temp Change Since 1970Global Temp Change Since 1970

    The first quarter of 2017 is now finished and climatologists are predicting another year full of extreme temperatures, as well as continuing decreases in sea ice and increases in coral bleaching.

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    The first quarter of 2017 is now finished and climatologists are predicting another year full of extreme temperatures, as well as continuing decreases in sea ice and increases in coral bleaching.

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  • Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1

    Atlantic hurricane season starts today

    Thursday, June 1 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-06-01 21:49:12 GMT

    Thursday marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, which will continue through November 30. Looking at long-term data, on average, 12 storms will be named, six of which normally become hurricanes. Three could become major hurricanes.

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    Thursday marks the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, which will continue through November 30. Looking at long-term data, on average, 12 storms will be named, six of which normally become hurricanes. Three could become major hurricanes.

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  • Why tornado sirens never sounded during destructive weekend storm

    Why tornado sirens never sounded during destructive weekend storm

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-05-31 23:37:10 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    The storm that moved into Memphis on Saturday night caused the third worst power outage in the city's history.

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    The storm that moved into Memphis on Saturday night caused the third worst power outage in the city's history.

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  • 2017 hurricane season could be an active one

    2017 hurricane season could be an active one

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:44:27 GMT
    2017 Hurricane Season Forecast2017 Hurricane Season Forecast

    The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.  

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    The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.  

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  • Clearing skies as we begin the week

    Sunday, May 21 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-05-22 03:39:01 GMT
    Skies clear tonight; Monday is mostly sunnySkies clear tonight; Monday is mostly sunny

    It was a watch-and-wait Saturday, as most of the Mid-South was in a slight risk of severe weather. The same system that brought large and devastating tornadoes to the Mid-West moved into our neck of the woods yesterday in its much-weakened form. What saved us from a busy day? Morning rain!

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    It was a watch-and-wait Saturday, as most of the Mid-South was in a slight risk of severe weather. The same system that brought large and devastating tornadoes to the Mid-West moved into our neck of the woods yesterday in its much-weakened form. What saved us from a busy day? Morning rain!

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  • Winter officially begins Wednesday

    Winter officially begins Wednesday

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-05-18 01:29:47 GMT
    Photo: WMC Action News 5Photo: WMC Action News 5

    Winter is officially here. No, not just because many saw some light snow on the ground and had trouble opening their car doors Sunday, but because Wednesday marks the first official day of winter.

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    Winter is officially here. No, not just because many saw some light snow on the ground and had trouble opening their car doors Sunday, but because Wednesday marks the first official day of winter.

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  • NASA continues Saturn research

    NASA continues Saturn research

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:37 AM EDT2017-05-15 13:37:53 GMT
    Source: NASASource: NASA

    The Cassini Spacecraft is sending us the closest images of Saturn ever and gathering vital information about Saturn.

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    The Cassini Spacecraft is sending us the closest images of Saturn ever and gathering vital information about Saturn.

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  • Anniversary of an historic Mississippi River flood

    Anniversary of an historic Mississippi River flood

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 11:28 PM EDT2017-05-11 03:28:59 GMT

    In recent days the Mississippi River has risen above flood stage at many points along its path, including Memphis. 

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    In recent days the Mississippi River has risen above flood stage at many points along its path, including Memphis. 

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  • Mississippi River levels continue to rise

    Mississippi River levels continue to rise

    Monday, May 8 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-05-08 20:39:03 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    The Mississippi River is flooding in the Mid-South.

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    The Mississippi River is flooding in the Mid-South.

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  • Two tornadoes confirmed in Sunday storms

    Two tornadoes confirmed in Sunday storms

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-05-02 14:24:21 GMT
    Source: Justin HansonSource: Justin Hanson

     Several severe thunderstorms impacted Arkansas and Tennessee and a few of those storms produced tornadoes on Sunday morning. 

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     Several severe thunderstorms impacted Arkansas and Tennessee and a few of those storms produced tornadoes on Sunday morning. 

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  • Rising river impacts game hunters

    Rising river impacts game hunters

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 6:32 AM EDT2017-05-02 10:32:23 GMT

    The Mississippi River from just north of St. Louis to Memphis has seen a rapid rise over the last few days due to heavy rains in the Mississippi River basin. 

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    The Mississippi River from just north of St. Louis to Memphis has seen a rapid rise over the last few days due to heavy rains in the Mississippi River basin. 

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  • NASA's spacecraft reveals striking Saturn photos

    NASA's spacecraft reveals striking Saturn photos

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:27 AM EDT2017-04-28 14:27:32 GMT
    Earth as seen from Saturn. Source: NASAEarth as seen from Saturn. Source: NASA

    The Cassini spacecraft is beginning its grand finale and gracing the public with new photos of Saturn. This mission has provided NASA with the most comprehensive data and closest images ever of the gas planet. 

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    The Cassini spacecraft is beginning its grand finale and gracing the public with new photos of Saturn. This mission has provided NASA with the most comprehensive data and closest images ever of the gas planet. 

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  • One of a kind stamp to commemorate the solar eclipse

    One of a kind stamp to commemorate the solar eclipse

    Friday, April 28 2017 7:05 AM EDT2017-04-28 11:05:05 GMT
    Path of the August 21 solar eclipsePath of the August 21 solar eclipse

    On August 21 of this year a total solar eclipse will darken the daytime sky from Oregon to South Carolina.  

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    On August 21 of this year a total solar eclipse will darken the daytime sky from Oregon to South Carolina.  

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  • Ron Childers leads severe weather preparation seminar

    Ron Childers leads severe weather preparation seminar

    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-04-20 18:43:17 GMT
    Ron Childers (Source: WMC Action News 5)Ron Childers (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Hundreds of Germantown residents participated in an emergency response seminar to help stay prepared for severe weather.

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    Hundreds of Germantown residents participated in an emergency response seminar to help stay prepared for severe weather.

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  • The power of lightning

    The power of lightning

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:16 AM EDT2017-04-18 10:16:42 GMT
    (SOURCE: submitted)(SOURCE: submitted)

    We endured a rainy and somewhat stormy start to the work week. 

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    We endured a rainy and somewhat stormy start to the work week. 

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  • Below average hurricane season predicted by Colorado State

    Below average hurricane season predicted by Colorado State

    Friday, April 7 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-04-07 15:31:14 GMT
    Satellite image of Hurricane Katrina. Source: NOAASatellite image of Hurricane Katrina. Source: NOAA

    The meteorologists at Colorado State University are predicting a below average hurricane season in 2017. 

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    The meteorologists at Colorado State University are predicting a below average hurricane season in 2017. 

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  • Hail leaves damaged cars, smashed windows in the Mid-South

    Hail leaves damaged cars, smashed windows in the Mid-South

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 6:54 AM EDT2017-03-28 10:54:51 GMT

    Severe storms moved through the Mid-South since around 11 a.m. Monday, just as the First Alert Weather Team warned us several days ago. 

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    Severe storms moved through the Mid-South since around 11 a.m. Monday, just as the First Alert Weather Team warned us several days ago. 

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  • Severe weather expected this weekend

    Severe weather expected this weekend

    Friday, March 24 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-03-24 21:50:38 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    A cold front will bring a chance for strong to severe thunderstorms late Friday night and Saturday. 

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    A cold front will bring a chance for strong to severe thunderstorms late Friday night and Saturday. 

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  • Arctic hits another record low

    Arctic hits another record low

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-03-23 03:42:16 GMT

    The National Snow and Ice Data Center announced Thursday that Arctic sea ice hit a record low maximum extent for 2017 on March 7 at 5.57 million square miles. 

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    The National Snow and Ice Data Center announced Thursday that Arctic sea ice hit a record low maximum extent for 2017 on March 7 at 5.57 million square miles. 

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  • Weather Roadshow off to a great start

    Weather Roadshow off to a great start

    Saturday, March 18 2017 7:44 AM EDT2017-03-18 11:44:16 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    The WMC Action News 5 Weather Roadshow kicked off Thursday in Olive Branch and it was a huge success.

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    The WMC Action News 5 Weather Roadshow kicked off Thursday in Olive Branch and it was a huge success.

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  • Snowfall totals reach 6 inches Saturday

    Snowfall totals reach 6 inches Saturday

    Sunday, March 12 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-03-12 15:04:03 GMT
    Source: NWS MemphisSource: NWS Memphis

    A weather system blanketed much of the Mid-South with snow on Saturday. Snowfall totals ranged from a trace to six inches across the area. 

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    A weather system blanketed much of the Mid-South with snow on Saturday. Snowfall totals ranged from a trace to six inches across the area. 

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  • Storm victim: 'I'm alive, thank God that's the biggest thing'

    Storm victim: 'I'm alive, thank God that's the biggest thing'

    Saturday, March 11 2017 7:23 AM EST2017-03-11 12:23:00 GMT

    Severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds moved through the Mid-South late Thursday night and early Friday morning.

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    Severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds moved through the Mid-South late Thursday night and early Friday morning.

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  • It's official! February was the warmest on record in Memphis!

    It's official! February was the warmest on record in Memphis!

    Friday, March 3 2017 12:50 PM EST2017-03-03 17:50:04 GMT

    Memphis ended up with the warmest February on record. In fact, by climate standards, we shattered the old monthly average by a full degree. 

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    Memphis ended up with the warmest February on record. In fact, by climate standards, we shattered the old monthly average by a full degree. 

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  • New lightning technology on GOES 16 may improve severe storm forecasting

    New lightning technology on GOES 16 may improve severe storm forecasting

    Saturday, February 25 2017 10:35 PM EST2017-02-26 03:35:56 GMT
    Geostationary Lightning MapperGeostationary Lightning Mapper

     The launch of the new GOES-16 last November includes the new Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) which may improve warning lead times for severe storms and tornadoes. Meteorologist Spencer Denton dives into how it will help our team of meteorologists give even more lead time and warning for severe storms and maybe even tornadoes. 

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     The launch of the new GOES-16 last November includes the new Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) which may improve warning lead times for severe storms and tornadoes. Meteorologist Spencer Denton dives into how it will help our team of meteorologists give even more lead time and warning for severe storms and maybe even tornadoes. 

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  • March outlook: Will it stay warm?

    March outlook: Will it stay warm?

    Friday, February 24 2017 2:50 PM EST2017-02-24 19:50:53 GMT
    Source: CPCSource: CPC

    The year has been marked by record heat in both January and February and the warming trend may not let up in March. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains how warm March will be and if we could still have a last ditch effort for snow. 

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    The year has been marked by record heat in both January and February and the warming trend may not let up in March. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains how warm March will be and if we could still have a last ditch effort for snow. 

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  • Warm temps putting Andrew Kozak in a rhyming mood

    Thursday, February 23 2017 11:16 PM EST2017-02-24 04:16:54 GMT
    source: WMC Action News 5source: WMC Action News 5

    Warm temperatures and near record highs this week have the birds singing... and me rhyming! While spring is still over 3 weeks away, I thought now would be perfect to explain why we've been so warm-- and have a little fun! "An Ode to "Spring"" ...

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    Warm temperatures and near record highs this week have the birds singing... and me rhyming! While spring is still over 3 weeks away, I thought now would be perfect to explain why we've been so warm-- and have a little fun! "An Ode to "Spring"" ...

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  • A record breaking February

    A record breaking February

    Thursday, February 23 2017 9:35 PM EST2017-02-24 02:35:49 GMT
    Record breaking February temperaturesRecord breaking February temperatures

    The month of February is coming to a close and it looks like it will be the warmest February on record.  

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    The month of February is coming to a close and it looks like it will be the warmest February on record.  

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  • Warm weather brings early allergies

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 6:01 PM EST2017-02-22 23:01:28 GMT
    Tree pollen counts are high this week. (source: WMC Action News 5)Tree pollen counts are high this week. (source: WMC Action News 5)

    Love this week’s warmth? What if your sniffling and sneezing is keeping you from enjoying the outside? Tree pollen is kicking up a lot of people’s allergies across the Mid-South, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

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    Love this week’s warmth? What if your sniffling and sneezing is keeping you from enjoying the outside? Tree pollen is kicking up a lot of people’s allergies across the Mid-South, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

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  • Does a warmer winter mean a record hot summer?

    Does a warmer winter mean a record hot summer?

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 12:48 PM EST2017-02-21 17:48:04 GMT

    The unseasonably warm winter has continued into February as expected. We have hit the 70s for highs seven times in Memphis so far this month. We’ve hit the 60s several times as well. Our average is in the 50s. And many nights have been well above freezing. If February ended today (February 21st), it would end up being the 4th warmest February on record.

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    The unseasonably warm winter has continued into February as expected. We have hit the 70s for highs seven times in Memphis so far this month. We’ve hit the 60s several times as well. Our average is in the 50s. And many nights have been well above freezing. If February ended today (February 21st), it would end up being the 4th warmest February on record.

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  • Memphis breaks another record temperature

    Memphis breaks another record temperature

    Sunday, February 19 2017 10:08 PM EST2017-02-20 03:08:55 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    Temperatures soared into the upper 70s on Sunday and broke the previous record high. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant tells you how long this warming trend will continue. 

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    Temperatures soared into the upper 70s on Sunday and broke the previous record high. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant tells you how long this warming trend will continue. 

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  • NASA to use ISS for lightning study

    NASA to use ISS for lightning study

    Sunday, February 19 2017 8:39 AM EST2017-02-19 13:39:43 GMT
    Source: NASASource: NASA

    NASA continues to contribute to the meteorology world by using the International Space Station to study lightning. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains how NASA is doing this and what it means for you. 

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    NASA continues to contribute to the meteorology world by using the International Space Station to study lightning. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains how NASA is doing this and what it means for you. 

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  • It wasn't so long ago....

    It wasn't so long ago....

    Saturday, February 18 2017 7:33 AM EST2017-02-18 12:33:27 GMT
    An ice covered street in February 2015An ice covered street in February 2015

    The unseasonable warm temperatures lately have me missing the winter season.  

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    The unseasonable warm temperatures lately have me missing the winter season.  

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  • See the International Space Station from Memphis

    See the International Space Station from Memphis

    Friday, February 17 2017 5:02 PM EST2017-02-17 22:02:16 GMT
    International Space Station crew members capture a nighttime view of the Strait of Gibraltar with a Russian Soyuz spacecraft (left) and Progress resupply spacecraft (right) in the foreground. (Source: ISS / Instagram)International Space Station crew members capture a nighttime view of the Strait of Gibraltar with a Russian Soyuz spacecraft (left) and Progress resupply spacecraft (right) in the foreground. (Source: ISS / Instagram)

    Tilt your head up and over, Memphis! There are some more opportunities to see the International Space Station, or ISS, from the Bluff City!

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    Tilt your head up and over, Memphis! There are some more opportunities to see the International Space Station, or ISS, from the Bluff City!

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  • Skeeter meter could be high this spring

    Skeeter meter could be high this spring

    Friday, February 17 2017 1:13 PM EST2017-02-17 18:13:27 GMT
    Mosquito (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)Mosquito (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)

    If we don't get many hard freezes between now and the middle of spring, it could mean a bad mosquito season.

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    If we don't get many hard freezes between now and the middle of spring, it could mean a bad mosquito season.

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  • Weather + Wine = a complicated relationship

    Thursday, February 16 2017 8:54 PM EST2017-02-17 01:54:46 GMT
    source: Winefolly.comsource: Winefolly.com

    Meteorology and climate plays an unbelievably important role in your wine!

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    Meteorology and climate plays an unbelievably important role in your wine!

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  • Mystery radar blob detected Wednesday evening

    Mystery radar blob detected Wednesday evening

    Thursday, February 16 2017 10:21 AM EST2017-02-16 15:21:41 GMT

    Radar does a fantastic job of detecting rain, storms and sometimes, even tornadoes. But radar doesn’t just see raindrops and snowflakes. It can detect planes, bugs, chaff and especially birds. Wednesday evening, what appeared to be a small shower moved southeast through northeast Arkansas. But it wasn't raindrops. Find out what it was in the blog. 

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    Radar does a fantastic job of detecting rain, storms and sometimes, even tornadoes. But radar doesn’t just see raindrops and snowflakes. It can detect planes, bugs, chaff and especially birds. Wednesday evening, what appeared to be a small shower moved southeast through northeast Arkansas. But it wasn't raindrops. Find out what it was in the blog. 

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  • Warm temperatures prompt early blooms

    Warm temperatures prompt early blooms

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 11:32 PM EST2017-02-15 04:32:05 GMT
    A comparison of Tulip Poplar blooms this year to lastA comparison of Tulip Poplar blooms this year to last

    This has certainly not been a typical winter in the Mid-South.  Temperatures for December and January were well above average and the month of February has continued that trend. 

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    This has certainly not been a typical winter in the Mid-South.  Temperatures for December and January were well above average and the month of February has continued that trend. 

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  • Talking meteorology with great kids at Brighton Middle School

    Talking meteorology with great kids at Brighton Middle School

    Friday, February 10 2017 1:42 PM EST2017-02-10 18:42:28 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    On a bright and chilly morning in Brighton, Tennessee, I brought the WMC Action News 5 Storm Tracker 5 to Brighton Middle School to talk a little about our business: meteorology and weather reporting.

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    On a bright and chilly morning in Brighton, Tennessee, I brought the WMC Action News 5 Storm Tracker 5 to Brighton Middle School to talk a little about our business: meteorology and weather reporting.

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  • Major winter storm blankets much of New England

    Major winter storm blankets much of New England

    Thursday, February 9 2017 4:58 PM EST2017-02-09 21:58:49 GMT
    7" of snow blankets Great Kills in Staten Island, NY7" of snow blankets Great Kills in Staten Island, NY

    Think today’s cool-down was hard to bear after the 70s this week? Be glad you’re not in New England.

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    Think today’s cool-down was hard to bear after the 70s this week? Be glad you’re not in New England.

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  • Comet, full moon and eclipse to highlight sky Friday

    Comet, full moon and eclipse to highlight sky Friday

    Thursday, February 9 2017 2:47 PM EST2017-02-09 19:47:26 GMT
    Source: NOAASource: NOAA

    The stars will align on Friday night when a full moon coincides with a comet passing and an eclipse. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant tells you what time to look up and what the weather will be that night. 

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    The stars will align on Friday night when a full moon coincides with a comet passing and an eclipse. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant tells you what time to look up and what the weather will be that night. 

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  • Groundhog Day: How a groundhog came to predict the weather

    Groundhog Day: How a groundhog came to predict the weather

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 10:34 PM EST2017-02-02 03:34:01 GMT
    (Source: Public Domain)(Source: Public Domain)

    February 2 is the day people all across America anxiously wait for a groundhog to emerge from it's burrow to lend a clue as to the remaining winter season.  As legend has it, if the groundhog sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter, but if he doesn't then spring is on the way.

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    February 2 is the day people all across America anxiously wait for a groundhog to emerge from it's burrow to lend a clue as to the remaining winter season.  As legend has it, if the groundhog sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter, but if he doesn't then spring is on the way.

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  • Venus shines bright in the night sky

    Venus shines bright in the night sky

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-02-01 03:19:43 GMT
    The night sky this weekThe night sky this week

    Take a moment to look up to the sky over the next couple of night and you'll see a beautiful sight.

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    Take a moment to look up to the sky over the next couple of night and you'll see a beautiful sight.

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  • Fireball graces the skies above the Mid-South

    Monday, January 30 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-01-30 21:19:32 GMT

    No, you’re not crazy- that flash you might have seen in the sky this morning was a fireball! At approximately 6:16 am, a “fireball” trail was seen in Collierville, lasting about 3 seconds. 

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    No, you’re not crazy- that flash you might have seen in the sky this morning was a fireball! At approximately 6:16 am, a “fireball” trail was seen in Collierville, lasting about 3 seconds. 

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  • Monday morning fireball sighting in the Mid-South

    Monday morning fireball sighting in the Mid-South

    Monday, January 30 2017 11:24 AM EST2017-01-30 16:24:49 GMT

    If you saw a bright flash in the sky around 6:16 AM this morning, it wasn’t lightning. It was a short trail, exploding fireball that lasted around three seconds.

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    If you saw a bright flash in the sky around 6:16 AM this morning, it wasn’t lightning. It was a short trail, exploding fireball that lasted around three seconds.

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  • Parts of the Mid-South abnormally dry

    Parts of the Mid-South abnormally dry

    Thursday, January 26 2017 6:05 PM EST2017-01-26 23:05:28 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    The chances for rain are extremely low over the next week and a half. Find out when we will get a soaking again in the Mid-South. 

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    The chances for rain are extremely low over the next week and a half. Find out when we will get a soaking again in the Mid-South. 

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  • Not your average January in the the Mid-South

    Not your average January in the the Mid-South

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 10:52 PM EST2017-01-26 03:52:17 GMT
    Rising January temperatures since 1970Rising January temperatures since 1970

    January is typically the coldest month of the year for much of the nation, but that certainly hasn't been the case here in the Mid-South.

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    January is typically the coldest month of the year for much of the nation, but that certainly hasn't been the case here in the Mid-South.

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  • Surviving an EF-5 tornado: Gary Dobbs story

    Surviving an EF-5 tornado: Gary Dobbs story

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 3:13 PM EST2017-01-24 20:13:12 GMT

    Survive an EF-5 tornado...that is what my friend and eventual co-worker Gary Dobbs did on April 27th, 2011 in a small north Alabama town. 

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    Survive an EF-5 tornado...that is what my friend and eventual co-worker Gary Dobbs did on April 27th, 2011 in a small north Alabama town. 

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  • GOES-16 weather satellite promises more accurate forecasts

    GOES-16 weather satellite promises more accurate forecasts

    Monday, January 23 2017 2:26 PM EST2017-01-23 19:26:53 GMT
    (Source: NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)(Source: NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

    It’s an exciting day in the meteorological world as the GOES-16 (formerly named GOES-R) satellite released its first high-resolution images of the earth.

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    It’s an exciting day in the meteorological world as the GOES-16 (formerly named GOES-R) satellite released its first high-resolution images of the earth.

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  • Global temps hottest for the third straight year

    Global temps hottest for the third straight year

    Thursday, January 19 2017 1:30 PM EST2017-01-19 18:30:17 GMT

    ?According to NOAA and NASA, 2016 was again the hottest year on record globally and it was the 3rd straight year of record heat. The amount of increase has also gone up substantially since 2014. The increments were smaller and more steady since 1998.  No doubt, the earth is warming. 

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    ?According to NOAA and NASA, 2016 was again the hottest year on record globally and it was the 3rd straight year of record heat. The amount of increase has also gone up substantially since 2014. The increments were smaller and more steady since 1998.  No doubt, the earth is warming. 

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  • Are we done with the bitter cold and the snow?

    Are we done with the bitter cold and the snow?

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 2:54 PM EST2017-01-18 19:54:31 GMT

    We have had a small handful of cold blasts this winter but they have been fairly short-lived. But what's next?

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    We have had a small handful of cold blasts this winter but they have been fairly short-lived. But what's next?

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  • Mid-Southerners working to avoid heat exhaustion

    Mid-Southerners working to avoid heat exhaustion

    Wednesday, July 20 2016 7:25 PM EDT2016-07-20 23:25:30 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    We are in a stretch of intense heat across the Mid-South with highs in the mid to upper 90s and heat index values from 105-110 degrees. That can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke for some. 

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    We are in a stretch of intense heat across the Mid-South with highs in the mid to upper 90s and heat index values from 105-110 degrees. That can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke for some. 

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  • Major ice storm developing in the Plains and Midwest

    Major ice storm developing in the Plains and Midwest

    Friday, January 13 2017 10:46 AM EST2017-01-13 15:46:49 GMT

    MAJOR MIDWEST ICE STORM: The big story in the lower 48 will be the Plains and Midwest ice storm that has already begun. Ice storm warnings extend from St. Louis all the way to way to northwest Oklahoma (dark pink counties on the map above). Notice the light pink areas of freezing rain or sleet showing up across much of south central Missouri and Illinois.

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    MAJOR MIDWEST ICE STORM: The big story in the lower 48 will be the Plains and Midwest ice storm that has already begun. Ice storm warnings extend from St. Louis all the way to way to northwest Oklahoma (dark pink counties on the map above). Notice the light pink areas of freezing rain or sleet showing up across much of south central Missouri and Illinois.

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  • January warmth: Should we be concerned?

    January warmth: Should we be concerned?

    Thursday, January 12 2017 2:42 PM EST2017-01-12 19:42:28 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    We've had a taste of Spring this week with temperatures in the 70s. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains how this January compares to previous years. 

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    We've had a taste of Spring this week with temperatures in the 70s. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains how this January compares to previous years. 

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  • Free emergency planning seminar set for Jan. 17

    Free emergency planning seminar set for Jan. 17

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 11:21 PM EST2017-01-11 04:21:06 GMT
    Every member of your family needs an emergency backpackEvery member of your family needs an emergency backpack

    What would you do if you had to leave your home in 30 seconds?  What would you take with you? 

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    What would you do if you had to leave your home in 30 seconds?  What would you take with you? 

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  • Snowfall totals across the mid-South

    Snowfall totals across the mid-South

    Saturday, January 7 2017 12:42 PM EST2017-01-07 17:42:28 GMT
    Source: National Weather ServiceSource: National Weather Service

    We got our first snow of the season on Friday! Here are the snowfall totals across the Mid-South. 

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    We got our first snow of the season on Friday! Here are the snowfall totals across the Mid-South. 

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  • Black ice remains a threat overnight after snow blankets Mid-South

    Black ice remains a threat overnight after snow blankets Mid-South

    Friday, January 6 2017 8:10 PM EST2017-01-07 01:10:33 GMT

    The first snow of 2017 gave many people in the Mid-South an early weekend. While the snow is gone, slick roads and bitterly cold air remains.

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    The first snow of 2017 gave many people in the Mid-South an early weekend. While the snow is gone, slick roads and bitterly cold air remains.

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  • 1 inch of snow could fall Friday morning in the Mid-South

    1 inch of snow could fall Friday morning in the Mid-South

    Friday, January 6 2017 11:07 AM EST2017-01-06 16:07:44 GMT
    (SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

    Another blast of arctic air is gripping the Mid-South and will remain through the weekend, but with this round of bitter cold comes a chance for snow.

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    Another blast of arctic air is gripping the Mid-South and will remain through the weekend, but with this round of bitter cold comes a chance for snow.

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  • TBT to a January snow last year

    TBT to a January snow last year

    Thursday, January 5 2017 10:08 PM EST2017-01-06 03:08:58 GMT
    TBT to snow on January 22, 2016TBT to snow on January 22, 2016

    With snow in the forecast for Friday, I want to share a couple of pictures on this Throw Back Thursday from January 22 last year.

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    With snow in the forecast for Friday, I want to share a couple of pictures on this Throw Back Thursday from January 22 last year.

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  • Get ready! Wintry weather will return to the Mid-South

    Get ready! Wintry weather will return to the Mid-South

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 2:32 PM EST2017-01-03 19:32:38 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    We knew it wouldn't last. I hope you enjoyed highs in the 60s the last few days, because what went up is most certainly going to come down! e transition day; temperatures will only be in the 40s, ...

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    We knew it wouldn't last. I hope you enjoyed highs in the 60s the last few days, because what went up is most certainly going to come down! e transition day; temperatures will only be in the 40s, ...

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  • A look inside WMC Action News 5's storm tracking center

    A look inside WMC Action News 5's storm tracking center

    Friday, December 23 2016 9:39 AM EST2016-12-23 14:39:46 GMT
    (SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

     The meteorologists at WMC Action News 5 rely on state-of-the-art storm tracking tools to follow and predict the path of severe weather.

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     The meteorologists at WMC Action News 5 rely on state-of-the-art storm tracking tools to follow and predict the path of severe weather.

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  • Holly Springs proud of recovery efforts 1 year after deadly tornadoes

    Holly Springs proud of recovery efforts 1 year after deadly tornadoes

    Thursday, December 22 2016 4:46 PM EST2016-12-22 21:46:08 GMT
    Cleaned up area where the motor sports track is located. (Source: WMC Action News 5)Cleaned up area where the motor sports track is located. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Deadly tornadoes ravaged parts of Mississippi two days before Christmas last year. Now, the town is looking back on a long rebuilding process.

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    Deadly tornadoes ravaged parts of Mississippi two days before Christmas last year. Now, the town is looking back on a long rebuilding process.

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  • Sahara desert gets first snow in nearly 40 years

    Sahara desert gets first snow in nearly 40 years

    Thursday, December 22 2016 3:53 PM EST2016-12-22 20:53:55 GMT
    Source: Karim BouchetataSource: Karim Bouchetata

    A rare winter snow dusted the sand in this Algerian city located in the Sahara Desert. 

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    A rare winter snow dusted the sand in this Algerian city located in the Sahara Desert. 

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  • The holidays are here, and so is an active weather pattern

    The holidays are here, and so is an active weather pattern

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 11:02 PM EST2016-12-22 04:02:40 GMT
    An active weather pattern for the holidaysAn active weather pattern for the holidays

    Wednesday marked the first day of astronomical winter and it began with temperatures that were about ten degrees warmer than the last day of fall.

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    Wednesday marked the first day of astronomical winter and it began with temperatures that were about ten degrees warmer than the last day of fall.

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  • Staying calm: How to react if you lose power during a storm

    Staying calm: How to react if you lose power during a storm

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 6:55 PM EST2016-12-21 23:55:48 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    When a storm knocks out your power, it can feel like time is standing still. But there are ways to manage the wait time and keep you out of the dark.

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    When a storm knocks out your power, it can feel like time is standing still. But there are ways to manage the wait time and keep you out of the dark.

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  • Storm safety: When sirens sound, get to cover

    Storm safety: When sirens sound, get to cover

    Tuesday, December 20 2016 5:06 PM EST2016-12-20 22:06:31 GMT
    Shelby County Office of Preparedness (Source: WMC Action News 5)Shelby County Office of Preparedness (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Shelby County Office of Preparedness tests tornado sirens every Wednesday at 3:30 to make sure all systems are operational if a real tornado warning is needed.

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    Shelby County Office of Preparedness tests tornado sirens every Wednesday at 3:30 to make sure all systems are operational if a real tornado warning is needed.

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  • Snow fans...look the other way!

    Snow fans...look the other way!

    Tuesday, December 20 2016 12:27 PM EST2016-12-20 17:27:11 GMT

    Temperatures have been on a roller coaster ride for the past week but we will get off the steep, jaw-dropping coaster and get on the kiddy coaster for the rest of the week. Notice on the trend graphic that temps briefly go into the 50s on Wednesday then fall back into the 40s Thursday behind a weak but dry cold front. Lows will remain near freezing. 

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    Temperatures have been on a roller coaster ride for the past week but we will get off the steep, jaw-dropping coaster and get on the kiddy coaster for the rest of the week. Notice on the trend graphic that temps briefly go into the 50s on Wednesday then fall back into the 40s Thursday behind a weak but dry cold front. Lows will remain near freezing. 

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  • The real scoop on the Polar Vortex

    The real scoop on the Polar Vortex

    Friday, December 9 2016 12:45 PM EST2016-12-09 17:45:28 GMT

    Winter officially arrives December 21 and it’s that time of year again when we start hearing the term “Polar Vortex”. Many news outlets in the past used this term incorrectly and some people may still not understand exactly what it is and what it does. Let’s take a look at some facts and some fiction about weather phenomenon. Check out the graphic below from NOAA that was shared on social media this week.

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    Winter officially arrives December 21 and it’s that time of year again when we start hearing the term “Polar Vortex”. Many news outlets in the past used this term incorrectly and some people may still not understand exactly what it is and what it does. Let’s take a look at some facts and some fiction about weather phenomenon. Check out the graphic below from NOAA that was shared on social media this week.

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  • Bitter cold this week

    Bitter cold this week

    Sunday, December 4 2016 11:42 PM EST2016-12-05 04:42:21 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    The coldest weather of the season will arrive in the Mid-South this week. A strong cold front will drop highs into the mid to upper 30s on Thursday and Friday. 

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    The coldest weather of the season will arrive in the Mid-South this week. A strong cold front will drop highs into the mid to upper 30s on Thursday and Friday. 

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  • Rain helps drought conditions in Mid-South

    Rain helps drought conditions in Mid-South

    Saturday, December 3 2016 11:20 PM EST2016-12-04 04:20:42 GMT
    Source: CPCSource: CPC

    The Mid-South has been under an active weather pattern the past two weeks and these weather systems finally brought significant rain to the Mid-South. Although we aren't completely in the clear yet, this rain is alleviating some of the dangerously dry conditions. 

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    The Mid-South has been under an active weather pattern the past two weeks and these weather systems finally brought significant rain to the Mid-South. Although we aren't completely in the clear yet, this rain is alleviating some of the dangerously dry conditions. 

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  • Holiday travel forecast

    Holiday Travel Forecast

    Monday, November 21 2016 1:13 PM EST2016-11-21 18:13:57 GMT

    Turkey time is almost here! Many of you will be driving or flying to chow down on all the holiday “fixins” and hang out with family and friends.

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    Turkey time is almost here! Many of you will be driving or flying to chow down on all the holiday “fixins” and hang out with family and friends.

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  • Shocking warmth impacts North Pole

    Shocking warmth impacts North Pole

    Sunday, November 20 2016 11:32 PM EST2016-11-21 04:32:33 GMT
    (Source: Public Domain)(Source: Public Domain)

    It’s been a warm year in the Mid-South, but some areas are experiencing extreme temperatures. 

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    It’s been a warm year in the Mid-South, but some areas are experiencing extreme temperatures. 

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  • New weather satellite will improve forecasts and the warning process

    New weather satellite will improve forecasts and the warning process

    Friday, November 18 2016 10:30 AM EST2016-11-18 15:30:39 GMT
    © NASA© NASA

    It’s big weekend for the world of weather, technology and forecasting. Managers from NASA, NOAA, USAF 45th Space Wing and United Launch Alliance gave a unanimous “go” for launch of the GOES-R spacecraft Saturday at 5:42 p.m. EST on the Atlas V rocket. Here are the main details from NASA. 

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    It’s big weekend for the world of weather, technology and forecasting. Managers from NASA, NOAA, USAF 45th Space Wing and United Launch Alliance gave a unanimous “go” for launch of the GOES-R spacecraft Saturday at 5:42 p.m. EST on the Atlas V rocket. Here are the main details from NASA. 

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  • Widespread frost this weekend

    Widespread frost this weekend

    Thursday, November 17 2016 3:50 PM EST2016-11-17 20:50:35 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    Temperatures will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s on Saturday and Sunday night. With two days of temperatures near freezing, frost will be likely across the Mid-South. 

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    Temperatures will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s on Saturday and Sunday night. With two days of temperatures near freezing, frost will be likely across the Mid-South. 

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  • How to see the largest supermoon in 70 years

    How to see the largest supermoon in 70 years

    Sunday, November 13 2016 4:53 PM EST2016-11-13 21:53:05 GMT
    Source: NASASource: NASA

    We will have the brightest and largest supermoon in nearly 70 years this week. Here's when and how to get the best view of this rare moon. 

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    We will have the brightest and largest supermoon in nearly 70 years this week. Here's when and how to get the best view of this rare moon. 

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  • Drought continues to worsen in the Mid-South

    Drought continues to worsen in the Mid-South

    Friday, November 11 2016 11:45 AM EST2016-11-11 16:45:08 GMT

    The drought continues across the Mid-South and it doesn’t look like it is going to ease up anytime soon.

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    The drought continues across the Mid-South and it doesn’t look like it is going to ease up anytime soon.

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  • This is why Daylight Saving Time exists

    This is why Daylight Saving Time exists

    Saturday, November 5 2016 12:50 PM EDT2016-11-05 16:50:30 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    On Sunday November 6th at 2 am, Daylight Saving Time will come to an end for the year. So why does it exist? Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains.

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    On Sunday November 6th at 2 am, Daylight Saving Time will come to an end for the year. So why does it exist? Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains.

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  • The ultimate supermoon is just around the corner

    The ultimate supermoon is just around the corner

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 1:25 PM EDT2016-11-02 17:25:03 GMT

    On November 14, the moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948.

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    On November 14, the moon will be the closest to Earth since 1948.

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  • Record end to October; more records likely for the beginning of November

    Record end to October; more records likely for the beginning of November

    Tuesday, November 1 2016 11:13 AM EDT2016-11-01 15:13:22 GMT
    Many record highs were broken or tied Monday October 31stMany record highs were broken or tied Monday October 31st

    An unusually warm pattern has been in place for the final days of October and Monday the high temperature in Memphis reached 87 degrees. That ties a record from 1984 for the warmest Halloween and October 31 on record.   

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    An unusually warm pattern has been in place for the final days of October and Monday the high temperature in Memphis reached 87 degrees. That ties a record from 1984 for the warmest Halloween and October 31 on record.  

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  • Severe drought plagues Mississippi

    Severe drought plagues Mississippi

    Monday, October 31 2016 12:19 AM EDT2016-10-31 04:19:12 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    Several counties are under a severe drought in north Mississippi, including Lafayette, Quitman and Panola. Find out how long these dry conditions will last. 

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    Several counties are under a severe drought in north Mississippi, including Lafayette, Quitman and Panola. Find out how long these dry conditions will last. 

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  • Two-Thirds of wild animals could be dead by 2020

    Two-Thirds of wild animals could be dead by 2020

    Friday, October 28 2016 3:06 PM EDT2016-10-28 19:06:44 GMT
    Source: Safari PartnersSource: Safari Partners

    A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London estimates that two-thirds of wild animals will be extinct by 2020. 

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    A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London estimates that two-thirds of wild animals will be extinct by 2020. 

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  • Rare upside down rainbow spotted in Mid-South

    Rare upside down rainbow spotted in Mid-South

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 5:56 PM EDT2016-10-26 21:56:51 GMT
    Circumzenithal arc in the sky Wednesday afternoonCircumzenithal arc in the sky Wednesday afternoon

    There was an unusual sight in the sky Wednesday afternoon in Toone, Tennessee. Many citizens looked up and saw an upside down rainbow.  

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    There was an unusual sight in the sky Wednesday afternoon in Toone, Tennessee. Many citizens looked up and saw an upside down rainbow.  

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  • The Great Barrier Reef is not dead

    The Great Barrier Reef is not dead

    Friday, October 14 2016 4:03 PM EDT2016-10-14 20:03:59 GMT
    Source: The Great Barrier ReefSource: The Great Barrier Reef

    Although the beautiful Great Barrier Reef is dying, you still have some time to see this underwater gem. Recently, a website posted an obituary for the Great Barrier Reef and inaccurately declared that it was completely dead. 

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    Although the beautiful Great Barrier Reef is dying, you still have some time to see this underwater gem. Recently, a website posted an obituary for the Great Barrier Reef and inaccurately declared that it was completely dead. 

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  • Fireball sighting in the Mid-South Wednesday morning

    Fireball sighting in the Mid-South Wednesday morning

    Wednesday, October 12 2016 3:24 PM EDT2016-10-12 19:24:09 GMT

    A fireball was spotted by several Mid-South residents this morning around sunrise. People from Collierville to Southaven reported seeing a bright meteor or fireball around 7 a.m. The fireball was seen across the southeast from Nashville to New Orleans. 

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    A fireball was spotted by several Mid-South residents this morning around sunrise. People from Collierville to Southaven reported seeing a bright meteor or fireball around 7 a.m. The fireball was seen across the southeast from Nashville to New Orleans. 

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  • A piece of history revealed by Hurricane Matthew

    A piece of history revealed by Hurricane Matthew

    Monday, October 10 2016 8:51 PM EDT2016-10-11 00:51:14 GMT
    © Old Cannonballs found by Charleston County Sheriff's Office© Old Cannonballs found by Charleston County Sheriff's Office

    Hurricane Matthew caused a lot of problems along the east coast including flood and wind damage. But the high wind and storm surge also revealed a piece of history. Old Civil War cannonballs were unearthed from the sand in Folly Beach in Charleston, SC. Charleston County Sheriff's office snapped the photo and said they were found Sunday afternoon. 

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    Hurricane Matthew caused a lot of problems along the east coast including flood and wind damage. But the high wind and storm surge also revealed a piece of history. Old Civil War cannonballs were unearthed from the sand in Folly Beach in Charleston, SC. Charleston County Sheriff's office snapped the photo and said they were found Sunday afternoon. 

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  • Look up! Several meteor showers this Fall

    Look up! Several meteor showers this Fall

    Saturday, October 8 2016 4:34 PM EDT2016-10-08 20:34:31 GMT
    Source: NASASource: NASA

    If you missed the Perseid meteor shower in August, there will be several other opportunities to see meteor showers in October and November.  Meteorologist Brittney Bryant tells you the best time to view these meteors in the Mid-South. 

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    If you missed the Perseid meteor shower in August, there will be several other opportunities to see meteor showers in October and November.  Meteorologist Brittney Bryant tells you the best time to view these meteors in the Mid-South. 

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  • Millions evacuated ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    Millions evacuated ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    Thursday, October 6 2016 11:58 AM EDT2016-10-06 15:58:00 GMT
    Tropical storm force winds will extend far out from the center of the stormTropical storm force winds will extend far out from the center of the storm

    As of Thursday morning, over 2 million people across 3 states have been asked to evacuate as powerful Hurricane Matthew approaches the Floridian coast.

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    As of Thursday morning, over 2 million people across 3 states have been asked to evacuate as powerful Hurricane Matthew approaches the Floridian coast.

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  • Weather by the numbers: Steamy September

    Weather by the numbers: Steamy September

    Monday, October 3 2016 6:53 AM EDT2016-10-03 10:53:37 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    It was a hot September in the Mid-South with 20 days at or above 90 degrees. September 2016 ended up being in the top 5 hottest in Memphis. 

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    It was a hot September in the Mid-South with 20 days at or above 90 degrees. September 2016 ended up being in the top 5 hottest in Memphis. 

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  • Tracking Hurricane Matthew

    Tracking Hurricane Matthew

    Saturday, October 1 2016 8:13 AM EDT2016-10-01 12:13:38 GMT
    NHC track for Hurricane MatthewNHC track for Hurricane Matthew

    A powerful Category 4 hurricane is churning through the Caribbean this weekend.  Hurricane Matthew was packing 160 mph winds Friday night and looked to maintain its strength through the day Saturday as it approaches the southern tip of Cuba. 

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    A powerful Category 4 hurricane is churning through the Caribbean this weekend.  Hurricane Matthew was packing 160 mph winds Friday night and looked to maintain its strength through the day Saturday as it approaches the southern tip of Cuba. 

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  • Warmer climate could affect fall foliage

    Warmer climate could affect fall foliage

    Friday, September 30 2016 12:04 PM EDT2016-09-30 16:04:23 GMT

    We are heading into early October and many of you are eagerly watching the trees for their annual display of colors. A drop in temperatures and a change in the amount of daily sunlight are triggers for the transformation of leaves.

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    We are heading into early October and many of you are eagerly watching the trees for their annual display of colors. A drop in temperatures and a change in the amount of daily sunlight are triggers for the transformation of leaves.

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  • Rare black moon rises Friday

    Rare black moon rises Friday

    Thursday, September 29 2016 12:29 PM EDT2016-09-29 16:29:21 GMT
    Source: NASASource: NASA

    A black moon will occur for the first time in over two years on Friday. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains this type of moon and why it may be difficult to see.

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    A black moon will occur for the first time in over two years on Friday. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains this type of moon and why it may be difficult to see.

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  • Predicting the weather: 'Cloudy with a chance of pain'

    Predicting the weather: 'Cloudy with a chance of pain'

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 1:18 PM EDT2016-09-28 17:18:10 GMT
    source: NBC Newssource: NBC News

    “It’s going to rain… I can FEEL it”. Does that sound familiar? You may dismiss it as an old wives tale, but researchers in the U.K. are trying to find out if there’s a correlation between weather conditions and chronic pain.

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    “It’s going to rain… I can FEEL it”. Does that sound familiar? You may dismiss it as an old wives tale, but researchers in the U.K. are trying to find out if there’s a correlation between weather conditions and chronic pain.

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  • Windy, cooler conditions in parts of the Mid-South on Thursday

    Windy, cooler conditions in parts of the Mid-South on Thursday

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 2:19 PM EDT2016-09-27 18:19:52 GMT

    The weather pattern may get a little tricky the next few days as a big low pressure system sinks into the Ohio Valley.

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    The weather pattern may get a little tricky the next few days as a big low pressure system sinks into the Ohio Valley.

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  • WMC's Andrew Kozak reflects on national weather conference

    WMC's Andrew Kozak reflects on national weather conference

    Friday, September 23 2016 2:10 PM EDT2016-09-23 18:10:20 GMT
    The USS Wisconsin on the pier in downtown NorfolkThe USS Wisconsin on the pier in downtown Norfolk

    I recently spent nearly a week in Norfolk, VA among my peers, colleagues and fellow weather-enthusiasts for the National Weather Association’s annual conference.

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    I recently spent nearly a week in Norfolk, VA among my peers, colleagues and fellow weather-enthusiasts for the National Weather Association’s annual conference.

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  • Fall is almost here but the Autumn air is lagging behind

    Fall is almost here but the Autumn air is lagging behind

    Thursday, September 22 2016 7:00 AM EDT2016-09-22 11:00:38 GMT

    Fall officially arrives at 9:21 a.m. on Thursday, but don’t expect much in the way of fall-like weather heading through the weekend. Highs will range from 90-93 degrees through at least Sunday if not into early next week. But our first fall cold front will move into the area next week and should drop temperatures some. How cool will that air be and when will it arrive? 

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    Fall officially arrives at 9:21 a.m. on Thursday, but don’t expect much in the way of fall-like weather heading through the weekend. Highs will range from 90-93 degrees through at least Sunday if not into early next week. But our first fall cold front will move into the area next week and should drop temperatures some. How cool will that air be and when will it arrive? 

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  • Strong Oklahoma earthquake felt in Memphis

    Strong Oklahoma earthquake felt in Memphis

    Sunday, September 4 2016 7:18 AM EDT2016-09-04 11:18:04 GMT

    No, you aren't crazy, the ground really was shaking across parts of the Mid-South this morning.

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    No, you aren't crazy, the ground really was shaking across parts of the Mid-South this morning.

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  • Tropical Storm Hermine forms in the Gulf of Mexico

    Wednesday, August 31 2016 5:54 PM EDT2016-08-31 21:54:00 GMT
    National Hurricane CenterNational Hurricane Center

    Tropical Depression Nine has officially become "Hermine".

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    Tropical Depression Nine has officially become "Hermine".

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