Southeast watches storm approach

...up Florida's spine north of Tampa.The next 24 hours will be critical in the storm's development, hurricane center meteorologist James Franklin said."The trend is for a gradual lessening," he said. "Yesterday we were talking about a hurricane...

Weather reporting more than just a hobby for Johnston couple

...equipment, which is encased in a wooden structure, is a little old-fashioned but still very accurate, said Kim Campbell, meteorologist in charge of the West Columbia office. It has a mercury alcohol thermometer that has to be read in person and is reset...

Hospitals see more heat-related illnesses during week of high temperatures

...experts."It's still going to be pretty hot especially over the weekend with temperatures in the upper 90s," said Chris Rohrback, a National Weather Service meteorologist.Another chance for rain doesn't return until Wednesday.

Trees, power lines down across area

High winds and rain downed trees and power lines in the area Sunday.National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Proud said there were reports of tornadoes touching down in the Augusta area, but nothing was confirmed. An NWS team will...

Longtime WRDW meteorologist enjoying retirement

Former WRDW-TV meteorologist Bob Smith soared with success for...knowledge transferred to becoming a meteorologist rather than simply a television...different place without Smith. Chief meteorologist Shane Butler "is not Bob, nor...

SC meteorologist OK after plane crash

MOORE, S.C. - A South Carolina television station says its chief meteorologist is OK after a small plane in which she was taking flying lessons crashed in a field during an emergency landing.A spokeswoman...

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Augusta sees hottest week of year so far; highs expected to continue to break 100

...hot this week, with temperatures about 10 degrees or more above normal for this time of year," said Tony Petrolito, a meteorologist with the weather service in Columbia.There was only a slight chance of thunderstorms Wednesday and Saturday, according...

Storm causes power outages in Augusta area

...Officials recorded almost an inch of rain at Augusta Regional Airport and a little more than a half-inch at Daniel Field, meteorologist Hunter Coleman said. Friday and Saturday both carry a 40 to 50 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms that could generate...

Chilly weather predicted this week

...the 20s Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and windy conditions may cause the wind chill factor to dip into the teens.Meteorologist Chris Rohrbach, of the National Weather Service, said temperatures in Augusta might hover close to the area's all-time...

Wave-like clouds draw plenty of attention

...people to buzzing early Monday as a storm approached the Augusta area."It's very unusual," National Weather Service meteorologist Tony Petrolito said of the clouds. "I've never seen them before."The clouds, called undulatus asperatus, which...