Don Slater

It Really Is Likely To Be THAT COLD

January 6th, 2015 at 10:55 pm by under Uncategorized, Weather


You know your own house better than anyone. And you probably know how exposed your pipes might be affected by temperatures in the teens. Take precautions, if need be!

The colder temperatures start moving in on Wednesday afternoon…and it’ll be at its coldest on Thursday morning.

Big Changes For Wednesday!

January 6th, 2015 at 10:47 pm by under Uncategorized, Weather



By around Wednesday noon, the wind will likely increase and the temperatures should drop throughout the rest of the day and continue into Thursday morning. Winds should drop off during the day on Thursday, but the cold air will be in place! Highs on Thursday afternoon only around 25.


Evey Day In Every Way…

January 5th, 2015 at 10:54 pm by under Uncategorized, Weather

We’ll get colder and colder!special1_full

Thursday is likely to be the coldest day since January 29th of last year. Morning wind chills are likely to be in the single digits.


Enjoy The Weekend!

January 2nd, 2015 at 10:57 pm by under Weather


We’ll see some rain each day over the weekend, but neither day looks to be a wash-out.

For Saturday, we’re looking for mainly morning rain. We could see an isolated shower or two during the afternoon. Temperatures are likely to be in the low to mid 50s for much of the day, then rise into the upper 50s by later in the afternoon. Temperatures will actually continue to get warmer through the nighttime hours!

For Sunday, it’ll be windy, warm (71 degrees!), with mainly afternoon and early evening showers and an isolated thunderstorm.

It’ll cool down Sunday night. By next Thursday, we’re looking at a high temperature of only around 30 or 32 degrees, at best!

Enjoy the mild, (mostly) rain-free weekend ahead!

The Eye Of Odile In Cabo

October 23rd, 2014 at 11:03 pm by under Uncategorized, Weather

Short video:


October 23rd, 2014 at 10:41 pm by under Uncategorized, Weather

The moon passed in front of the sun today creating a partial solar eclipse. It wasn’t a particularly spectacular eclipse with only 8.7% of the sun obscured by the moon.

In fact, the eclipse is a little hard to see on this picture. Look for the semicircular indentation on the right side of the sun.
On August 21st, 2017, we’ll likely see a more spectacular eclipse (if it isn’t cloudy). A TOTAL eclipse is predicted that day for most of North America.

October 22nd, 2014 at 10:56 pm by under Weather

Scientists have uncovered a cache of satellite images of Earth from the 1960s that had been forgotten in storage for nearly 50 years and that push back the first satellite images of our planet a full 17 years. The trove includes the first publicly available satellite photos of Europe, the earliest aerial views of Antarctica’s ice, and a record of Central Asia’s Aral Sea before it dried up. There’s also a rare photo of the most powerful storm to hit North America in modern times.


October 22nd, 2014 at 10:50 pm by under Weather

Here’s a quick story from NBC on the recent discovery that the Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s may have been the worst North American drought…ever.


Here’s a more detailed report on the findings from NASA’s web site.

October 22nd, 2014 at 10:40 pm by under Weather

I’d never even heard of this before today. Evidently, this is a big thing in the field of “Atmospheric Optics”. It’s the first-ever picture of a “5th order rainbow”.


October 22nd, 2014 at 10:23 pm by under Weather

The definition of “nuisance tide” is anything hitting 4 feet. We’ll come pretty close to that on Thursday morning. I don’t anticipate any big problems from tides, though.

This has been a coastal storm and as such, we’re usually concerned about tidal flooding. However with this storm, winds have been strong out of the north-northwest. That wind direction can push just a little tidal flooding into mainly south side Hampton Roads areas.

Rain has nearly ended across the region, but winds continue…and will likely continue into Thursday, too.