Eyewitness News meteorologist Wayne Hart tweeted this video of footage from Typhoon Yolanda, which smashed into the Philippines yesterday with 195 mile per hour winds. Watch how quickly the flood waters rose in Tacloban City. This is pretty frightening and, for the city, the second massive flood in just three years.
Ugh! The forecast this week is made up of two words: HOT and HUMID! And one person in the tri-state who is no fan of that uncomfortable combo is Kizzy, who called The WBKR Waking Crew to discuss just how unpleasant our current conditions are making her feel. Listen!
This would make me pee my pants. I love storms. In fact, I have a tattoo on my left forearm that says "Let the sirens sound!" But THIS would scare the holy crapola out of me and I would probably soil my pants and legs. Watch what happens when some Australian storm chasers set up cameras during a lightning storm. Mother Nature provides them quite a show . . . from just a few feet away. YIKES!
Remember the old disco song "Knock On Wood?" Well, it was like "thunder and lightning" last night in parts of the tri-state as random severe thunderstorms blew in. They brought with them some very impressive lightning and some of my Facebook friends were outside with their phones and cameras aimed at the sky to capture some "electric" moments. And some of them did. Check this out!
It drives me crazy when I see cars in parking lots on hot summer days with dogs closed up inside them. I usually tell someone inside the place of business, usually a store, so that an announcement can be made.
The weather team at Eyewitness News is losing a familiar face. David Heckard, who started working for WEHT in Evansville in 2006, announced yesterday via Facebook page that he is taking the next step in his career. Wanna know where he's going?
The last two days I have received Special Weather Statements from AccuWeather and my Weather Channel app about cold air funnels. And that got me thinking and asking myself, "What the heck is that?" So, I did a little research and found some video of one. Check this out!
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire tri-state until 10pm tonight. We've seen sun most of the day, but that has produced a lot of humidity and heat indices of right at or over 100 degrees.
The massive and deadly midwest storms of May have pushed storm chasers' profiles higher and higher. That doesn't necessarily make it the trendy thing to do. It's just that there's not much of a reason to see them as much when big storms aren't in the news.
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