Mist and drizzle, those must be the same things, right? Well in reality they do differ, but there are only a few slight differences. In this episode of the breakdown, we will describe the different between the two forms of droplets and explain how you could tell the difference between them.
Let’s face it, you hear this team a lot during the summer months, but do you know how it got its name and why it’s called “the dog days of summer?" In this episode of the Breakdown, we will explain everything you need to know.
Rounds of rain and storms have impacted the Mid-South the past few days. In the wake of these storms, we have been receiving pictures that look like UFOs in the sky.While the clouds look ominous, in reality a process in the sky is occurring creating what is known as a “roll cloud.”
During hurricane season you probably hear a lot of talk about subtropical and extratropical systems, what does it all mean? Well it’s all about where the strength and origin of a system derives. These characteristics determine a system’s tropical characteristics.
In this episode of the Breakdown, we are going to explain how upper level winds are pushing Saharan Dust and smoke from Arizona wild fires into the region giving us the gorgeous sunsets the past few days.
A series of big storms have impacted the Central Plains and the Mid-South recently. These storms have produced flash flooding, produced gusty winds and severe storms, caused significant damage in some areas.
Summer is officially here and we are already talking about heat index values. You see us talk about heat index values on television, but do you know what it really measures and why it can be an important tool for your health?
Out with Spring and in with Summer! The summer solstice occurred today at 12:54 p.m. on June 21, marking the beginning of astronomical summer in the northern hemisphere. Meteorological summer, which includes the three hottest months of the year, started on June 1.
A heatwave impacted the Southeast and it continued through most of the month of May. States like Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Alabama are seeing highs in the 90s with some locations in the 100s for more than a week.
The high risk of severe weather category is so rare. In the U.S. we don’t see it very often and it is even more rare here in the Mid-South. The last one issued was May 20, 2019 across the southern Plains and before that it hadn’t been issued since 2017.
As the Beale Street Music Festival draws closer this upcoming weekend along with so many other outdoor festivities, the forecast becomes a big player in it all. It seems like the first weekend in May every year is always rain in the forecast.
Let’s face it, you look at the First Alert 7-Day forecast and see rain percentages on some days, or during the summer every day, but when you traverse through the day, you end up not seeing any rain. You may think, what gives?
In this episode of the Breakdown, we are going to explain the science behind the different “colors” a radar shows on a map and why some colors can be different but most of the colors used are the same.
According to experts, when trees are uprooted, the roots are to blame. A tree’s root system serves several purposes. The two main important jobs are to absorb water and nutrients from the soil, and to anchor the tree, which will keep the tree straight and stable.
Spring time is here across the Mid-South. As we move deeper into the new season more and more storm systems roll across the region. Some of those storms can produce tornadoes, but do you know how a tornado forms in our atmosphere?
The Great Plains is typically referred to as tornado alley, but researchers are finding evidence that tornado alley is shifting away from the plains and into the Southeast, putting a bull's-eye on the Mid-South.
When driving your car during the winter months you might notice that the gas gauge is going down faster than during the summer. Did you know that the cold weather actually affects the fuel economy of your car?
Severe weather, it is a common occurrence in the Mid-South during the four seasons in the Mid-South. When it comes to strong and severe storms, understanding what the colors and text means could better help you prepare for incoming severe weather.
In a way to better obtain weather information, the National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. This volunteer program has between 350,000 and 400,000 trained service weather spotters that help keep local communities safe by providing reports of severe weather to th