That hazy sky you woke up to this morning wasn't the usual August overcast. It was actually Saharan dust flying over our neck of the woods straight from Africa. Prior to this year's hurricane season, forecasters predicted a slower-than-usual turnout of storms. Part of that is because of El Nino, an ... More >>
South Florida looks a lot like a Renaissance painting today. The skyline and the cityscape bleed into each other with the most minuscule of brush strokes. But no, an imaginary Leonardo did not restyle South Florida to look like the Mona Lisa. What you're seeing is not sfumato; it's smoke.
Apparently we're under a tornado watch. And by we're, we mean THE WHOLE FRIGGIN STATE. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for roughly 20 or so counties in Florida, including Broward and Palm Beach. Said watch is scheduled to be in effect until 7:00 p.m. tonight. So be sure ... More >>
We tried to warn you people! Now it may be too late! The Snowpocalypse is headed straight for us, and forecasters are saying that Florida might get pelted with ice, sleet and maybe even snow. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for northern Florida, particularly the panhandle ... More >>
OH MY GAWWW! THE SNOWPOCALYPSE IS UPON US! According to weather people, South Florida is about to get hit with another cold snap -- or, as they're calling it, "cooler than normal." The National Weather Service says that "feels-like" temps will be hitting the 30s and 40s in certain parts of our nec ... More >>
Palm Beach County is experiencing heavy flooding, power outages, traffic jams, school closures, and just an overall feeling of soggy despair after receiving biblical amounts of rainfall Thursday and Friday morning. According to the National Weather Service, between 13 and 18 inches fell in some we ... More >>
Better cut down all the palm trees on your block and build a fire in your living room, because it's going to be cold tonight. A cold snap is expected to hit South Florida on Monday evening into Tuesday morning, which means you can bust out the pajama pants at night and those winter boots for work ( ... More >>
Earlier this morning, forecasters issued a tornado watch for central Palm Beach County that as at first up to 9:00 a.m., then extended to 11 a.m. But now the National Weather Service is all meh screw it, let's extended it even further -- up to 10 p.m. The tornado watch has now also been issued to ... More >>
So. Much. Rain. So much in fact, Park Vista High School in Palm Beach was forced to cancel classes today due to access roads closed thanks to all the flooding. No other schools have canceled classes, though they have had their parking lots turned into lakes, and their access roads into rivers. An ... More >>
It's basically the Final Days of Noah outside right now, thanks to the rain that refuses to stop falling from the sky. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for east central Palm Beach County until 4 p.m. As of 1 this afternoon, about 2,300 FPL customers throughout Palm Bea ... More >>
In case you forgot, it rained a crapload of buckets yesterday. Some places -- like Delray Beach -- reported as much as 11 inches of rain. And while the day is amazeballs gorgeous this early Friday afternoon, it's probably going to get nasty again very soon. Because, Florida!
When Hurricane Sandy clipped Florida and headed for the northeast, the National Hurricane Center announced that it was not a hurricane but a "post-tropical storm," which was both the first time anyone outside of the National Hurricane Center ever heard the term, and was kind of confusing. And, app ... More >>
Time to bring in the lawn furniture and any cows you might have wandering around your premises. The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a tornado watch for all of South Florida through 8 p.m. Thursday night. This, along with a forecast of craploads of rain coming our way. The tornado wat ... More >>
In case you haven't noticed, the weather's been kinda nutty lately. It's hot, it's cold, it's hot, it's cold again. OMG Florida is going through menopause! Well, it was a bit brisk this morning, and yes, you had your fun taunting your Northeastern friends with the fact that you find 50 degrees cold ... More >>
Time to bust out the heavy clothes, scarves and all that useless winter crap you thought you'd never get to use, Florida. It's about to get cold up in hurrrrr. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for western Broward and Palm Beach counties this weekend, starting Saturday afternoo ... More >>
You may or may not be aware of this, but other parts of the country go through what scientists call "winter weather" this time of year.And now it appears that South Florida will be experiencing this phenomenon, probably for like a day though.The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advis ... More >>
The Broward County Commission is considering an emergency fix to repair the sidewalks along A1A north of Sunrise Boulevard after Hurricane Sandy and ocean swells caused beach erosion that ultimately sucked portions of the street into the sea. The commission is looking for approval of $3 million for ... More >>
It's looking more and more like South Florida will feel the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac. But the computers still can't agree on where exactly the storm will make landfall. BECAUSE THE COMPUTERS ARE TURNING AGAINST US. Either way, we'll get really, really wet... or we'll get hit in the face with ... More >>
It was raining all weekend, the second half of the Fort Lauderdale Air Show was canceled, and the falling wet stuff isn't going away anytime soon. Rain in Florida isn't anything new, but weather reports indicate thunderstorms hitting the area every day for the next week. Womp.Weather.com puts next S ... More >>
National Hurricane CenterMaps look scary as hell.When hurricane season comes around, it seems like weather forecasting is about as effective as homeopathy.The National Weather Service and its subsidiary, the National Hurricane Center, have been putting out updates every few hours over the past co ... More >>
southernhoopty.comNo tigers were involved in the tornado.A tornado -- yes, a tornado -- touched down in Broward County yesterday evening, according to the National Weather Service.The NWS says the tornado was first spotted on the east side of Tamarac, although it was reportedly seen in North Laud ... More >>
First alligators, now dogs. Evan S. Benn and Breanne Gilpatrick report on a fatal attack on a 56-year-old man by a boxer in southwest Miami-Dade. A boxer. Those are great dogs. I gotta think the dog had been mistreated or cooped up in some awful way. The dog killed the guy, who might have been drunk ... More >>
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