Hurricane Ian strengthens as it heads toward Cuba

Ian became the ninth named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season on Friday evening. Even though Ian struggled to strengthen over the last two days, it finally became a hurricane early this morning. While it is the fourth hurricane in the Atlantic this year, it will be the first to impact the U.S. mainland. … Read more

A change is in the air as summer turns to fall

With autumn, you may find yourself hankering for pumpkin spice and apple pie. Let’s face it, there is a lot to love about fall, especially after coming off the heat of summer. Before we head out to the pumpkin patch, let’s explore the change in season and what it all means. What You Need To … Read more

The highest form of home field advantage

On the football field, altitude is one of the highest forms of “home field advantage” that a team can have. In the NFL, no other home stadium can compare to “Empower Field at Mile High” in Denver, which sits almost exactly one mile high in elevation. What You Need To Know Altitude sickness can affect … Read more

Losing Arctic ice will affect people around the world

Arctic ice benefits the planet in many ways, from keeping us cool to protecting wildlife. Unfortunately, NASA states that the Arctic sea ice continues to shrink by 13% per decade, with ice sheets in Greenland also losing mass.   What You Need To Know Over the last 100 years, ice continues to shrink in the … Read more

The first new Hurricane Hunter aircraft since the 1990s is on the way

Congress’ passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in the summer of 2022 included nearly a half-billion dollars for weather forecasting and research. $100 million of that will go to acquiring a new Hurricane Hunter aircraft, which could be a game-changer for the National Hurricane Center.  What You Need To Know Hurricane Hunter aircraft fly into … Read more

It’s time for the fall’s ragweed and mold allergy season

Ragweed and mold make autumn a sneezing season for millions of people. What You Need To Know Ragweed pollen is worst on warm, windy mornings Moisture and decaying plants lead to mold spores Medication and limiting exposure can help with allergy issues The growing season is getting longer If you have a pollen allergy, it’s … Read more

Don’t ‘fall’ for it; you should still be wearing sunscreen

Temperatures aren’t cold quite yet. But with shorter, cooler days ahead, many (myself included) become lax on their sunscreen routine. After doing some research, it turns out that not wearing sunscreen in the fall and winter could be very harmful to our skin. What You Need To Know Wearing sunscreen is just as important in … Read more

Full Harvest Moon shines bright to end the week

This month’s full moon arrives early Saturday, Sept. 10. What You Need To Know This month’s full moon is the Harvest Moon It’ll happen in the early morning hours of Sept. 10 The moon climbs higher in the sky this time of year The full moon closest to the fall equinox is called the Harvest … Read more

Using your cup of coffee to help predict the weather

It might seem strange, but some out there believe that your morning cup of joe can help predict the weather. Is there any truth to this or is it just folklore? What You Need To Know Folklore says that the bubbles in your cup of coffee can predict the weather If the bubbles move to … Read more