How farmers are adapting to climate change
Farmers have always dealt with the whims of Mother Nature, but a warming planet could prove devastating to farms all over the world. Correspondent Ben Tracy reports on how climate change is already changing what crops can be grown where, and how some food companies are turning to artificial intelligence to help find solutions.news.yahoo.com
Mother Nature’s fireworks before our rocket light the night sky
Near seasonal afternoon highs under partly cloudy skies. Scattered showers with storms will develop this afternoon, along the sea breeze, just west of I-95. Mother Nature will display her fireworks as early as noon with some lingering between Highway 301 to I-75 through 9 p.m. Mild overnight with patchy fog forming in areas that receive rain.
Hot and getting hotter, showers, storms return Friday
Hottest day of the week! A southerly shift in the wind and high pressure will combine for a hot and dry afternoon. Mostly sunny early then becoming partly cloudy as a warm breeze blows. Mostly clear tonight with patchy fog possible inland. Showers with storms return Friday.
Erecting these shelters can help you avoid weather-related delays on exterior homebuilding projects
ASK THE BUILDER | I saw workmen building an ingenious triangle-shaped structure around the poured foundation of a giant new garage and service center for the town public works trucks. It was done to create a warm environment for laying concrete blocks.washingtonpost.com
Forecasters warn of 16-foot waves on Lake Michigan, ‘life-threatening’ conditions and the possibility of beach erosion, flooding
Forecasters warned that waves as high as 16 feet could cause flooding, beach erosion and be potentially life-threatening to swimmers who ignore the closed beaches.chicagotribune.com
Emaciated bear cub may have lost mom to California wildfire
Firefighters are keeping an eye on a lone, emaciated bear cub that may have lost its mother to the country's largest wildfire now burning in Northern California. “Generally when you see them with a sow or a mother bear, they’ll stay with the mother bear and run off,” said firefighter Johnnie Macy, who was deployed from Golden, Colorado, to battle the fire. Macy said on Sunday that they've been monitoring the cub for several days, to determine if it is an orphan.news.yahoo.com
Here comes the cold! Pets, plants will need extra care next two mornings
The cold coming in tonight will be real, with frost and near-freezing temperatures Friday and Saturday morning for inland areas. This will need to be monitored closely and some patchy frost possible inland, but dew points still look relatively low for widespread frost. Friday: A chilly start to your day with possible frost inland. Sunny and chilly with wake-up temperatures in the 30s to low 40s inland, 40s along our beaches. Clear and cold overnight.
Don’t be fooled by Mother Nature a wild weather ride is on its way
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Thursday will start off much milder in the morning hours, you maybe surprised by the breezy, warm, with decreasing clouds during the day. But don’t be fooled by Mother Nature, as before midnight storms, maybe a severe one or two, will be from Valdosta to Waycross to Brunswick. Back in Jacksonville, Thursday evening temperatures will be in the 70s, even at night! AdSunday’s a tad better, waking up around 40° and breaking into the low 60s under partly cloudy skies. Next week looks MUCH more agreeable, with sunshine and mild temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Strong to isolated severe storms possible, It’s a great day for the Weather Authority App
STRONG TO ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOONMother Nature and model data timing are step for step. Highs will reach the upper 50s to los 60s across SE GA with 60s to near 70 across NE FL. Afternoon highs in the upper 50s to low 60s across southeast Georgia, 60s across inland NE FL and our beaches. Wake up temperatures in the 40s across southeast Georgia, 40s to low 50s for northeast Florida. Partly cloudy to mostly sunny with highs in the 50s for southeast Georgia and northeast Florida.
A trio of back to back freezes kicks off December
Although your calendar shows winter begins on Dec. 21, the cold often precedes the astronomical start of the season, which is why meteorological winter begins on Dec. 1. December 2020 reached a low in Jacksonville of 29° on Dec 1, 28° Dec 2, and 32° Dec 3. The trend continuesThe first freeze of the year comes almost exactly on the one year anniversary to last year’s first freeze on Dec. 3. Back in 1954, the earliest freeze on record stunned the city on Nov. 3 when the low temperature tumbled to 30°. Other areas felt the blast that night, including 29° in Gainesville and 27° at St. Simons Island.
St. Johns County officials warn nor’easter will bring dangerous beach conditions
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – St. Johns County is warning its residents and visitors to stay out of the ocean starting Saturday. A spokesman for St. Johns County Fire Rescue said because it is not technically beach season, beachgoers will not see tower lifeguards. People living along Porpoise Point are no stranger to these conditions. Johns County Beaches” through Google Play or the app store. You can also follow St. Johns County Beaches on Facebook or Twitter (@SJCBeaches).
Many saw hail as evening storms rolled through Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Mother Nature was firing off a handful of thunderstorms Tuesday evening, and many people reported seeing hail in their backyards. Severe storms with particularly large hail were happening north of I-10 and I-295, near Whitehouse area of Western Duval County. Storm Pin pictures and videos confirmed the hail. Heres a look at some of the images submitted through Storm Pins on The Weather Authority app:
How to watch the Independance Day lunar eclipse
According to NASA, This full moon (the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, Mead Mood, Rose Moon, Guru Moon, etc) also comes with a partial penumbral lunar eclipse. The Moon will appear full for about three days around the eclipse, from Friday evening into Monday morning, making this a full Moon weekend. The Moon will be close enough to opposite the Sun that its northern edge will pass through the partial shadow of the Earth called a partial penumbral eclipse. Its likely that watching the full moon rise would be more enjoyable, especially from the beach. In Jacksonville, the moon rise will be at 8:23p.m.
How to watch the Independence Day lunar eclipse
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. This weekend you may be enjoying fireworks in celebration of Independence Day, but dont miss the show from Mother Nature. According to NASA, this full moon (the Buck Moon, Thunder Moon, Hay Moon, Mead Mood, Rose Moon, Guru Moon, etc.) also comes with a partial penumbral lunar eclipse. The Moon will appear full for about three days around the eclipse, from Friday evening into Monday morning, making this a full Moon weekend. Its likely that watching the full moon rise would be more enjoyable, especially from the beach.
Heavy rain floods roads on Jacksonville’s Westside
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Rain was steady and heavy overnight into Sunday morning, flooding roads on Jacksonville’s Westside. #jaxwx — NWS Jacksonville (@NWSJacksonville) June 7, 2020As of 10:40 a.m., North Edgewood Avenue near Broadway Aveway in Jacksonville was flooded. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office blocked off Edgewood Avenue. All this water is flooding and damaging my house, my property and everything,” said Jerome Anderson, who lives off Edgewood Avenue. Even though the worst of the rains are over, any significant rain will add to travel issues and some additional flooding.
The decade’s first meteor shower is happening this weekend
The new decade has arrived, and Mother Nature’s first gift to us all is an amazing meteor shower that will take place this weekend. The Quadrantid meteor shower will be easiest to see during the predawn hours Saturday, but is expected to begin late Friday. The Quadrantid meteor shower, which is known to produce 50-100 meteors, was named for a constellation that exists no more: the Quadrans Muralis. An astronomer by the name of Peter Jenniskens identified the parent body of the shower in 2003 as the asteroid 2003 EHI. EarthSky reported that if the asteroid is indeed the Quadrantid shower’s parent, the meteors come from a rocky body — not an icy comet.
Polar vortex, Midwest floods, California fires: The U.S.'s wild 2019 weather
CHICAGO (Reuters) - From a brutal polar vortex that froze much of the Midwest and East Coast in January to Hurricane Dorian that killed dozens in the Bahamas in September, Mother Nature dealt Americans a wild and deadly weather year in 2019. FILE PHOTO: A destroyed house is seen in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas, September 8, 2019. The record-breaking cold snap shut schools and businesses, grounded hundreds of flights and filled emergency rooms with frostbite victims. In downtown Madison, Wisconsin, thousands of homes and businesses lost power after fires erupted at two substations near the state capitol during the hot weather. In all, just three fatalities were recorded in 2019, compared to nearly 150 lives lost during the previous two years.feeds.reuters.com
Britney Spears Talks About Healing While Sharing Snapshots From Maui Vacation
Britney Spears is sharing her love for the healing power of Mother Nature. Spears took to Instagram on Monday to share a scenic snapshot from her trip to the Hawaiian island, and opened up about the transformative and powerful effect of embracing the beauty of the natural world. "Nothing heals more than the ocean," Spears captioned the pic, which shows her sitting in a tree growing out of the sandy shore next to the crystal clear ocean. The idyllic photos from Spears' recent vacation to Maui highlight how the singer has been taking time to focus on herself, and her mental, physical and emotional health. Sam Asghari 'Absolutely' Sees Marriage With Britney Spears (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Natalie Portman Shares How She Became Friends With Britney SpearsSam Asghari Reveals His Holiday Plans With Britney Spears (Exclusive)Britney Spears Says She's Taking Time to 'Focus on What I Really Want' as She Sends a Special Message to FansBritney Spears Feels 'Beautiful' as She and Boyfriend Sam Asghari Make Red Carpet Appearance
Fall began with 3 bizarre weather events
Michael Maier/CNN iReport(CNN) - Fall officially began on September 23, but clearly Mother Nature had other plans. The first few days of the season haven't felt much like fall at all for many across the United States. Here's a look at three wild weather events that marked the start of season. The city got 9.7 inches of snow on September 28 the highest one-day September snow amount in Great Falls history. History was made in Missoula, where the city broke its September snowfall record of 1.5 inches set in 1934.
Climate change brings short-term boost to winegrowers, but long-term fears
Climate change brings short-term boost to winegrowers, but long-term fears Wine lovers might soon be able to enjoy a more tasty pour thanks to Mother Nature. Unusually warm temperatures could result in more flavorful wine being produced in California's Napa Valley. Unfortunately, the spike in temperatures could also have a detrimental impact on the wine industry long term. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports.cbsnews.com
The dark side of nature: A lively tour through the natural world
The dark side of nature: A lively tour through the natural world In his new book "Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World," biologist Dan Riskin is investigating the disgusting, immoral and violent side of nature. The book is published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS.cbsnews.com
Monument Valley: Mother Nature’s scene-stealing movie star
Monument Valley: Mother Nature’s scene-stealing movie star Few movie locations can match the history and grandeur of Monument Valley, a natural treasure that has served as the backdrop for classic films like John Ford’s “Stagecoach" and “The Searchers.” Martha Teichner goes on location to one of the greatest movie sets of all time, built by Mother Nature herself!cbsnews.com