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  • FIRST ALERT: Solar eclipse day may include some clouds or a shower

    FIRST ALERT: Solar eclipse day may include some clouds or a shower

    Sunday, August 20 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-08-20 22:18:49 GMT

    The solar eclipse is less than 24 hours away. Here is the latest look at the forecast data and my thoughts on cloud cover or rain during peak viewing at 1:22 p.m.

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    The solar eclipse is less than 24 hours away. Here is the latest look at the forecast data and my thoughts on cloud cover or rain during peak viewing at 1:22 p.m.

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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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  • FIRST ALERT: Heating back up this week

    FIRST ALERT: Heating back up this week

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 9:14 AM EDT2017-08-16 13:14:07 GMT
    The heat index will be in the triple digits this afternoon. Source: WMC Action News 5The heat index will be in the triple digits this afternoon. Source: WMC Action News 5

    Temperatures will be back into the 90s with a heat index above 100 degrees. 

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    Temperatures will be back into the 90s with a heat index above 100 degrees. 

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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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  • 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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  • Thunderstorms expected to impact weekend

    Thunderstorms expected to impact weekend

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-04-21 16:59:27 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    A slow moving weather system will help increase rain chances on Friday and Saturday. Although this rain will not be widespread, you will have a high chance of seeing rain throughout Friday evening and Saturday. 

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    A slow moving weather system will help increase rain chances on Friday and Saturday. Although this rain will not be widespread, you will have a high chance of seeing rain throughout Friday evening and Saturday. 

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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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  • Expect heavy rain, storms on Friday or Saturday

    Expect heavy rain, storms on Friday or Saturday

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-04-19 17:51:02 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    A strong low pressure system is going to bring several rounds of showers or storms late Thursday night through Saturday afternoon.

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    A strong low pressure system is going to bring several rounds of showers or storms late Thursday night through Saturday afternoon.

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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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  • Easter Sunday showers for some

    Easter Sunday showers for some

    Thursday, April 13 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-04-14 02:52:02 GMT
    Latest forecast model data showing location of rain Sunday afternoonLatest forecast model data showing location of rain Sunday afternoon

    We wrap up the week with some unseasonably warm temperatures in the Mid-South, but we're looking ahead to our next chance for rain. Unfortunately for some parts of the Mid-South, that rain could fall on Easter Sunday. 

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    We wrap up the week with some unseasonably warm temperatures in the Mid-South, but we're looking ahead to our next chance for rain. Unfortunately for some parts of the Mid-South, that rain could fall on Easter Sunday. 

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  • Forecast for Redbirds home opener is dry

    Forecast for Redbirds home opener is dry

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 7:11 AM EDT2017-04-11 11:11:47 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Baseball season is here, and the Memphis Redbirds will open up at home Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. at AutoZone Park.

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    Baseball season is here, and the Memphis Redbirds will open up at home Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. at AutoZone Park.

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  • Rain chances increase this week

    Rain chances increase this week

    Monday, April 10 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-04-10 21:15:50 GMT
    Rain moves in on Monday night. Source: WMC Action News 5Rain moves in on Monday night. Source: WMC Action News 5

    There will be several chances for rain this week. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains when and where to expect the rain. 

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    There will be several chances for rain this week. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant explains when and where to expect the rain. 

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  • Frost Advisory for parts of the Mid-South overnight

    Frost Advisory for parts of the Mid-South overnight

    Friday, April 7 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-04-07 22:10:47 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    A chilly night is in store for much of the WMC Action News 5 coverage area Friday, and some parts of the Mid-South could even be dealing with frost. 

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    A chilly night is in store for much of the WMC Action News 5 coverage area Friday, and some parts of the Mid-South could even be dealing with frost. 

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  • Pollen levels high this weekend

    Pollen levels high this weekend

    Friday, April 7 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-04-07 19:22:43 GMT

    It’s that time of the year again where the pollen cranks up and right now, the main issue is tree pollen. 

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    It’s that time of the year again where the pollen cranks up and right now, the main issue is tree pollen. 

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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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  • Blast of winter cold set to infiltrate the Mid-South

    Blast of winter cold set to infiltrate the Mid-South

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-04-05 19:27:20 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    First the rain. Then the heat. Now the cold air is about to return to the Mid-South. Don’t put away the coats yet because the big chill is headed this way before the end of the week.

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    First the rain. Then the heat. Now the cold air is about to return to the Mid-South. Don’t put away the coats yet because the big chill is headed this way before the end of the week.

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  • FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Strong thunderstorms Sunday night

    FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Strong thunderstorms Sunday night

    Sunday, April 2 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-04-02 20:39:20 GMT
    Rainfall totals through Monday evening. Source: WMC Action News 5Rainfall totals through Monday evening. Source: WMC Action News 5

    Our next chance for severe weather arrives Sunday night when a storm system moves through the Mid-South. 

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    Our next chance for severe weather arrives Sunday night when a storm system moves through the Mid-South. 

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  • 2 rounds of storms expected to hit Mid-South

    2 rounds of storms expected to hit Mid-South

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-03-30 02:01:55 GMT
    Severe Weather Outlook for ThursdaySevere Weather Outlook for Thursday

    A potent storm system will move through the Mid-South overnight and through much of the day Thursday bringing a significant threat for severe storms to much of the WMC Action News 5 coverage area.  

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    A potent storm system will move through the Mid-South overnight and through much of the day Thursday bringing a significant threat for severe storms to much of the WMC Action News 5 coverage area.  

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  • Mid-South faces enhanced to moderate risk for severe storms

    Mid-South faces enhanced to moderate risk for severe storms

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-03-29 22:47:57 GMT

    Two rounds of severe storms are possible tonight into Thursday.The first round comes through tonight between 10 PM and 7 AM. The main threat is high wind and maybe small hail. Lightning and heavy rain are also likely. Here are the highest risk areas from the Storm Prediction Center for tonight. Notice the risk lessens for areas east of the Mississippi River. 

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    Two rounds of severe storms are possible tonight into Thursday.The first round comes through tonight between 10 PM and 7 AM. The main threat is high wind and maybe small hail. Lightning and heavy rain are also likely. Here are the highest risk areas from the Storm Prediction Center for tonight. Notice the risk lessens for areas east of the Mississippi River. 

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  • 'Enhanced risk' of severe weather on Wednesday and Thursday

    'Enhanced risk' of severe weather on Wednesday and Thursday

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:53 AM EDT2017-03-29 14:53:55 GMT
    Severe weather rolls in Wednesday afternoon West of MemphisSevere weather rolls in Wednesday afternoon West of Memphis

    There is an ENHANCED RISK of severe weather for parts of the Mid-South Wednesday and most of the Mid-South Thursday.

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    There is an ENHANCED RISK of severe weather for parts of the Mid-South Wednesday and most of the Mid-South Thursday.

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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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  • Storms are possible Tuesday

    Storms are possible Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 5:37 AM EDT2017-03-21 09:37:30 GMT
    Slight Risk for severe weather TuesdaySlight Risk for severe weather Tuesday

    Memphis tied a record high temperature of 85 degrees on the first day of spring, and now a chance for the first round of spring storms is in the forecast.  

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    Memphis tied a record high temperature of 85 degrees on the first day of spring, and now a chance for the first round of spring storms is in the forecast.  

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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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  • Rain, thunderstorms move into Mid-South Friday night

    Rain, thunderstorms move into Mid-South Friday night

    Friday, March 17 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-03-17 22:33:38 GMT

    A cold front will move from north to south through the WMC Action News 5 coverage area overnight.

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    A cold front will move from north to south through the WMC Action News 5 coverage area overnight.

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  • Time to prepare for a hard freeze Wednesday morning

    Time to prepare for a hard freeze Wednesday morning

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-03-14 18:11:50 GMT

    Spring seemed to have arrived several weeks early this year causing flowers and trees to bloom much earlier than usual.

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    Spring seemed to have arrived several weeks early this year causing flowers and trees to bloom much earlier than usual.

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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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  • Snow possible Saturday night

    Snow possible Saturday night

    Saturday, March 11 2017 4:54 PM EST2017-03-11 21:54:46 GMT

    A quick moving winter weather system will impact areas of the Mid-South Saturday night. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant has the latest on timing. 

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    A quick moving winter weather system will impact areas of the Mid-South Saturday night. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant has the latest on timing. 

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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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  • Frost advisory, freeze warning covers Mid-South

    Frost advisory, freeze warning covers Mid-South

    Friday, March 10 2017 3:53 PM EST2017-03-10 20:53:25 GMT

    A frost advisory and freeze warning will go into effect across the Mid-South early Saturday morning.

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    A frost advisory and freeze warning will go into effect across the Mid-South early Saturday morning.

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  • Snow, sleet or just plain rain this weekend?

    Snow, sleet or just plain rain this weekend?

    Thursday, March 9 2017 2:15 PM EST2017-03-09 19:15:57 GMT

    Spring officially arrives in less than two weeks, but old man winter may have one or two last gasps. There is a lot of chatter on social media about the winter weather potential on Saturday. Let's discuss the possibilities!

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    Spring officially arrives in less than two weeks, but old man winter may have one or two last gasps. There is a lot of chatter on social media about the winter weather potential on Saturday. Let's discuss the possibilities!

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  • Severe weather threats expire in Mid-South

    Severe weather threats expire in Mid-South

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 2:11 PM EST2017-03-07 19:11:02 GMT
    Storms will move in Tuesday morning for the commuteStorms will move in Tuesday morning for the commute

    The threat of severe weather is over for the Mid-South. 

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    The threat of severe weather is over for the Mid-South. 

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  • Thunderstorms likely this week

    Thunderstorms likely this week

    Sunday, March 5 2017 8:30 PM EST2017-03-06 01:30:55 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    A weather system will move through the Mid-South on Monday and Tuesday, which will cause a high chance for rain and thunderstorms.  

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    A weather system will move through the Mid-South on Monday and Tuesday, which will cause a high chance for rain and thunderstorms.  

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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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  • Rain lingers after severe weather moves out of Mid-South

    Rain lingers after severe weather moves out of Mid-South

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 2:14 PM EST2017-03-01 19:14:49 GMT

    A tornado warning is in effect for some West Tennessee and Northeast Arkansas counties.

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    A tornado warning is in effect for some West Tennessee and Northeast Arkansas counties.

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  • Severe storms possible this week

    Severe storms possible this week

    Sunday, February 26 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-02-26 22:52:48 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    A strong storm system will bring a threat for severe weather this week. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant has the latest on timing and threats. 

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    A strong storm system will bring a threat for severe weather this week. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant has the latest on timing and threats. 

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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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  • Get ready for a chilly weekend

    Get ready for a chilly weekend

    Saturday, February 25 2017 7:30 AM EST2017-02-25 12:30:11 GMT
    (SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

    A cold front moved through the Mid-South Friday night, bringing a brief return to winter that led to a chill in the air as the weekend begins. 

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    A cold front moved through the Mid-South Friday night, bringing a brief return to winter that led to a chill in the air as the weekend begins. 

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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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  • Seasonable temperatures return this week

    Seasonable temperatures return this week

    Sunday, February 12 2017 11:28 PM EST2017-02-13 04:28:14 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    After an unseasonably warm weekend, temperatures will be returning back to normal this week. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant has this week's weather outlook. 

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    After an unseasonably warm weekend, temperatures will be returning back to normal this week. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant has this week's weather outlook. 

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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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  • The mild Mid-South winter continues!

    The mild Mid-South winter continues!

    Friday, February 10 2017 11:49 AM EST2017-02-10 16:49:05 GMT

    MILD START TO 2017: January turned out to be a fairly mild month overall with only a couple of quick blasts of cold air. The NWS in Memphis produced a chart (below) that shows it was the 8th warmest January on record with an average temperature of 48.5°. That doesn’t sound all that warm, but that is taking into account the high and low. 

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    MILD START TO 2017: January turned out to be a fairly mild month overall with only a couple of quick blasts of cold air. The NWS in Memphis produced a chart (below) that shows it was the 8th warmest January on record with an average temperature of 48.5°. That doesn’t sound all that warm, but that is taking into account the high and low. 

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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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  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning expires for all Mid-South counties

    Severe Thunderstorm Warning expires for Shelby Co.

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 12:31 PM EST2017-02-07 17:31:48 GMT

    Storms moved through the Mid-South on Tuesday morning. All severe thunderstorm warnings and watches have expired.

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    Storms moved through the Mid-South on Tuesday morning. All severe thunderstorm warnings and watches have expired.

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  • Severe weather threat Monday and Tuesday

    Severe weather threat Monday and Tuesday

    Sunday, February 5 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-02-06 00:03:06 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    A storm system will impact the Mid-South on Monday night and Tuesday morning. There is currently a slight risk for severe weather, which means scattered severe storms are likely. 

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    A storm system will impact the Mid-South on Monday night and Tuesday morning. There is currently a slight risk for severe weather, which means scattered severe storms are likely. 

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  • Warm stretch of weather expected this month

    Warm stretch of weather expected this month

    Saturday, February 4 2017 7:38 PM EST2017-02-05 00:38:40 GMT
    Source: CPC NOAASource: CPC NOAA

    After a few cold days, the warm weather will be back this week and this trend may stick around for a while. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant is walking you through this month's temperature outlook. 

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    After a few cold days, the warm weather will be back this week and this trend may stick around for a while. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant is walking you through this month's temperature outlook. 

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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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  • Roller coaster temperatures this week

    Roller coaster temperatures this week

    Sunday, January 29 2017 10:51 PM EST2017-01-30 03:51:11 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    Temperatures will bump into the 60s this week before sliding back down below average at the end of the week. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant is walking you through this week's wild forecast. 

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    Temperatures will bump into the 60s this week before sliding back down below average at the end of the week. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant is walking you through this week's wild forecast. 

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  • February temps not looking quite as cold

    February temps not looking quite as cold

    Friday, January 27 2017 11:40 AM EST2017-01-27 16:40:53 GMT

    Temperatures have finally returned to winter time levels which will last through the weekend. But let’s look ahead to the month of February. Most of the long range climate models had a cold look for February, but they seem to be backing off on that now.

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    Temperatures have finally returned to winter time levels which will last through the weekend. But let’s look ahead to the month of February. Most of the long range climate models had a cold look for February, but they seem to be backing off on that now.

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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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  • Wind Advisory in effect Sunday night

    Wind Advisory in effect Sunday night

    Sunday, January 22 2017 6:38 PM EST2017-01-22 23:38:34 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    A Wind Advisory is in place for most of the area through 3 am Monday. Winds will be sustained out of the northwest at 15-25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

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    A Wind Advisory is in place for most of the area through 3 am Monday. Winds will be sustained out of the northwest at 15-25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

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  • Severe weather threat for Mid-South on Saturday

    Severe weather threat for Mid-South on Saturday

    Saturday, January 21 2017 11:33 AM EST2017-01-21 16:33:35 GMT
    Futurecast showing what the radar may look like at 10 PM Saturday nightFuturecast showing what the radar may look like at 10 PM Saturday night

    A potent upper level storm system capable of producing strong thunderstorms will move through the Mid-South late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.  

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    A potent upper level storm system capable of producing strong thunderstorms will move through the Mid-South late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.  

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  • Severe storm threat Saturday night

    Severe storm threat Saturday night

    Friday, January 20 2017 10:14 AM EST2017-01-20 15:14:14 GMT

    Our next storm system will arrive late Saturday night as a warm front moves across the area along with a low pressure system. Showers and storms will develop along and north of the warm front. They will move in before midnight Saturday night from the south in MS and head north into west TN through the early morning hours.

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    Our next storm system will arrive late Saturday night as a warm front moves across the area along with a low pressure system. Showers and storms will develop along and north of the warm front. They will move in before midnight Saturday night from the south in MS and head north into west TN through the early morning hours.

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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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  • Storms possible Monday

    Storms possible Monday

    Monday, January 16 2017 9:39 AM EST2017-01-16 14:39:55 GMT

    A cold front will interact with warm air in the Mid-South and cause a chance for a thunderstorms. A few of these thunderstorms could be strong on Monday. 

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    A cold front will interact with warm air in the Mid-South and cause a chance for a thunderstorms. A few of these thunderstorms could be strong on Monday. 

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  • Weather to impact holiday weekend plans

    Weather to impact holiday weekend plans

    Friday, January 13 2017 11:30 PM EST2017-01-14 04:30:07 GMT
    5 day temperature trend5 day temperature trend

    Many will enjoy a three day weekend due to the Martin Luther King Holiday Monday and weather will have an major impact on whether you'll spend your time inside or outdoors.

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    Many will enjoy a three day weekend due to the Martin Luther King Holiday Monday and weather will have an major impact on whether you'll spend your time inside or outdoors.

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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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  • Warming up this week

    Warming up this week

    Sunday, January 8 2017 11:45 PM EST2017-01-09 04:45:20 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    After 4 straight days of temperatures staying below freezing across much of the Mid-South, we can now start looking forward to warmer weather. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant is explaining this Winter warm-up. 

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    After 4 straight days of temperatures staying below freezing across much of the Mid-South, we can now start looking forward to warmer weather. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant is explaining this Winter warm-up. 

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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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  • Strong storms move through MS

    Strong storms move through MS

    Monday, January 2 2017 3:15 PM EST2017-01-02 20:15:21 GMT

    Strong storms are moving through the Mid-South. 

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    Strong storms are moving through the Mid-South. 

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  • Strong thunderstorms possible Monday

    Strong thunderstorms possible Monday

    Sunday, January 1 2017 8:32 PM EST2017-01-02 01:32:20 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible on Monday ,especially during the afternoon and evening. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant has the timing and threat potential for Monday's storms. 

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    Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible on Monday ,especially during the afternoon and evening. Meteorologist Brittney Bryant has the timing and threat potential for Monday's storms. 

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  • A wild week of weather to ring in the new year!

    A wild week of weather to ring in the new year!

    Sunday, January 1 2017 11:21 AM EST2017-01-01 16:21:26 GMT
    Monday's severe weather potentialMonday's severe weather potential

    The end of 2016 was a roller-coaster ride of temperatures and weather conditions! The start of 2017 looks to be no different.

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    The end of 2016 was a roller-coaster ride of temperatures and weather conditions! The start of 2017 looks to be no different.

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  • A wintry mix could coat the Mid-South next week

    A wintry mix could coat the Mid-South next week

    Friday, December 30 2016 11:13 PM EST2016-12-31 04:13:37 GMT
    The Mid-South may see some winter weather late next weekThe Mid-South may see some winter weather late next week

    Say it ain't snow! Or ice! Or freezing rain! We certainly hope not, but the fact is a light wintry mix could impact much of the Mid-South come next Thursday and Friday.

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    Say it ain't snow! Or ice! Or freezing rain! We certainly hope not, but the fact is a light wintry mix could impact much of the Mid-South come next Thursday and Friday.

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  • A small severe threat this afternoon

    A small severe threat this afternoon

    Wednesday, December 28 2016 12:47 PM EST2016-12-28 17:47:56 GMT

    Showers and a few storms may pop up this afternoon as a warm front moves across the area and pulls in air from the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Showers and a few storms may pop up this afternoon as a warm front moves across the area and pulls in air from the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Active weather pattern this week

    Active weather pattern this week

    Monday, December 26 2016 6:31 AM EST2016-12-26 11:31:51 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    There will be several chances for rain this week as weather systems move through the Mid-South. Scattered showers will impact your Monday with on and off rain all day. 

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    There will be several chances for rain this week as weather systems move through the Mid-South. Scattered showers will impact your Monday with on and off rain all day. 

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  • Near record heat this Christmas Day

    Near record heat this Christmas Day

    Friday, December 23 2016 10:59 PM EST2016-12-24 03:59:53 GMT
    The Top 5 Warmest Christmas Days on record in MemphisThe Top 5 Warmest Christmas Days on record in Memphis

    We certainly won't have snow this Christmas, and it will likely be one of the warmest on record.

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    We certainly won't have snow this Christmas, and it will likely be one of the warmest on record.

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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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  • Roads clear after sleet, freezing rain falls across Mid-South

    Roads clear after sleet, freezing rain falls across Mid-South

    Monday, December 19 2016 12:26 PM EST2016-12-19 17:26:30 GMT

    Crittenden County, Cross County, Lee County and Craighead County in Arkansas are under a Tornado Watch Saturday.

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    Multiple Mid-South counties are under a Tornado Watch Saturday.

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  • Monday will be coldest morning of the season

    Monday will be coldest morning of the season

    Monday, December 19 2016 12:04 AM EST2016-12-19 05:04:16 GMT
    (Source: Public domain)(Source: Public domain)

    Behind a strong cold front, arctic air funneled into the Mid-South on Saturday night. Temperatures dropped nearly 30 degrees in a matter of minutes when the front moved through the Mid-South. 

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    Behind a strong cold front, arctic air funneled into the Mid-South on Saturday night. Temperatures dropped nearly 30 degrees in a matter of minutes when the front moved through the Mid-South. 

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  • Freezing rain and sleet possible this weekend

    Freezing rain and sleet possible this weekend

    Friday, December 16 2016 11:08 AM EST2016-12-16 16:08:31 GMT
    Freezing rain and sleet are possible early SundayFreezing rain and sleet are possible early Sunday

    Prepare now for a complex weekend of weather in the Mid-South.  

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    Prepare now for a complex weekend of weather in the Mid-South.  

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  • Get ready for a wild week of weather

    Get ready for a wild week of weather

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 10:40 PM EST2016-12-14 03:40:34 GMT
    A wet and warm SaturdayA wet and warm Saturday

    An Arctic blast, a warm-up, and a Polar-plunge It’s not just lingo, it’s a very real description of the ever-changing roller coaster ride of temperatures and precipitation that we’ll see across the Mid-South over the next 7 days.

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    An Arctic blast, a warm-up, and a Polar-plunge It’s not just lingo, it’s a very real description of the ever-changing roller coaster ride of temperatures and precipitation that we’ll see across the Mid-South over the next 7 days.

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  • Cold snap expected mid-week

    Cold snap expected mid-week

    Sunday, December 11 2016 11:16 PM EST2016-12-12 04:16:09 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    Get ready for another stretch of cold weather! We will be dealing with highs only in the 30s by mid-week. 

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    Get ready for another stretch of cold weather! We will be dealing with highs only in the 30s by mid-week. 

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  • Chilly, but sunny, for the parade of champions

    Chilly, but sunny, for the parade of champions

    Friday, December 9 2016 10:39 PM EST2016-12-10 03:39:25 GMT
    Sunshine and temps in the 30s for the Parade of championsSunshine and temps in the 30s for the Parade of champions

    The City of Memphis and Shelby County Schools are hosting a Parade of Champions to celebrate four schools who captured state football titles.  

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    The City of Memphis and Shelby County Schools are hosting a Parade of Champions to celebrate four schools who captured state football titles.  

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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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  • Prepare now for the bitter cold later this week

    Prepare now for the bitter cold later this week

    Monday, December 5 2016 9:09 PM EST2016-12-06 02:09:00 GMT
    The coldest air of the season is coming so prepare nowThe coldest air of the season is coming so prepare now

    The coldest air of the season is set to arrive later this week.  A cold front Wednesday night will usher in a blast of arctic air into the Mid-South.

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    The coldest air of the season is set to arrive later this week.  A cold front Wednesday night will usher in a blast of arctic air into the Mid-South.

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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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  • Cold blast late next week

    Cold blast late next week

    Friday, December 2 2016 11:49 AM EST2016-12-02 16:49:31 GMT

    Our first real cold blast of the season is on menu in our seven day forecast. We have some off and on rain chances through early next week, but a strong late fall cold front will approach late Wednesday into Thursday of next week. Lows will drop into the 30s and likely stay there all day 

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    Our first real cold blast of the season is on menu in our seven day forecast. We have some off and on rain chances through early next week, but a strong late fall cold front will approach late Wednesday into Thursday of next week. Lows will drop into the 30s and likely stay there all day 

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  • Rainy pattern returns, more storms possible

    Rainy pattern returns, more storms possible

    Wednesday, November 30 2016 11:32 PM EST2016-12-01 04:32:51 GMT
    A stormy start to next weekA stormy start to next week

    After a stormy start to the week, we'll have a cool dry pattern in place to end the week.  

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    After a stormy start to the week, we'll have a cool dry pattern in place to end the week.  

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  • Severe storm possible for parts of the Mid-South

    Severe storm possible for parts of the Mid-South

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 5:17 PM EST2016-11-29 22:17:45 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    After starting the day with sunshine, showers and storms are going to move into parts of the Mid-South by evening, especially after sunset.

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    After starting the day with sunshine, showers and storms are going to move into parts of the Mid-South by evening, especially after sunset.

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  • Severe weather leaves trail of damage, flooding behind

    Severe weather leaves trail of damage, flooding behind

    Monday, November 28 2016 10:26 PM EST2016-11-29 03:26:13 GMT

    Rain and storms will move through the Memphis around 1-3 p.m. on Monday.

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    Rain and storms will move through the Memphis around 1-3 p.m. on Monday.

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  • A significant rainmaker in the forecast

    A significant rainmaker in the forecast

    Saturday, November 26 2016 8:12 AM EST2016-11-26 13:12:37 GMT
    Potential Rainfall MondayPotential Rainfall Monday

    The Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday turned out to be a cloudy and cool one, but there was no rain to put a damper on the holiday.  However, we still need rain in the area.  

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    The Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday turned out to be a cloudy and cool one, but there was no rain to put a damper on the holiday.  However, we still need rain in the area.  

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  • Rain moves through Mid-South

    Rain moves through Mid-South

    Wednesday, November 23 2016 9:25 AM EST2016-11-23 14:25:06 GMT

    Rain will move through the Mid-South on Wednesday.

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    Rain will move through the Mid-South on Wednesday.

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  • Perfect football weather

    Perfect football weather

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 11:54 PM EST2016-11-23 04:54:01 GMT
    Perfect football weather FridayPerfect football weather Friday

    Don't feel like shopping Friday then make plans get out and enjoy the weather while cheering on the Memphis Tigers in their final home game.  

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    Don't feel like shopping Friday then make plans get out and enjoy the weather while cheering on the Memphis Tigers in their final home game.  

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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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  • Cold front will bring welcomed rain and chilly weekend

    Cold front will bring welcomed rain and chilly weekend

    Thursday, November 17 2016 3:58 PM EST2016-11-17 20:58:25 GMT
    Zoo Lights forecastZoo Lights forecast

    It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season here in Memphis. The annual Zoo Lights, Graceland, Peabody Christmas tree… the list goes on and on. But you have to admit, it’s felt like anything but the season with highs in the 70s and 80s.

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    It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season here in Memphis. The annual Zoo Lights, Graceland, Peabody Christmas tree… the list goes on and on. But you have to admit, it’s felt like anything but the season with highs in the 70s and 80s.

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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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  • Near record heat, followed by rain and a cold weekend

    Near record heat, followed by rain and a cold weekend

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 11:02 PM EST2016-11-17 04:02:44 GMT
    Rain is expected to move through the area Friday afternoon & evening.Rain is expected to move through the area Friday afternoon & evening.

    This has certainly not been a typical November in the Mid-South but chance for some much needed rain and cooler temperatures are in the forecast.  

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    This has certainly not been a typical November in the Mid-South but chance for some much needed rain and cooler temperatures are in the forecast.  

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  • First look at the Thanksgiving forecast

    First look at the Thanksgiving forecast

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 1:41 PM EST2016-11-16 18:41:10 GMT

    If you are trying to make travel plans, here is an early look at the forecast. 

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    If you are trying to make travel plans, here is an early look at the forecast. 

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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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  • Frost likely in Mid-South

    Frost likely in Mid-South

    Saturday, November 12 2016 4:56 PM EST2016-11-12 21:56:04 GMT
    Source: WMC Action News 5Source: WMC Action News 5

    Many areas could have the coolest temperatures of the season on Sunday morning. This will likely cause the first frost of the season for much of the area, including parts of eastern Shelby County. 

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    Many areas could have the coolest temperatures of the season on Sunday morning. This will likely cause the first frost of the season for much of the area, including parts of eastern Shelby County. 

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  • Going to the game? TAKE A COAT!

    Going to the game? TAKE A COAT!

    Friday, November 11 2016 9:57 PM EST2016-11-12 02:57:24 GMT
    Football weather for the Tigers game Saturday night.Football weather for the Tigers game Saturday night.

    Every home game for the University of Memphis Tigers has been played in warm weather.  

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    Every home game for the University of Memphis Tigers has been played in warm weather.  

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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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  • 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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