Kimberly Miller

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Kimberly Miller covers weather for The Palm Beach Post. Her previous beats have included real estate, K-12 education, universities and colleges, and general assignment. 

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New mini-satellites could have big impacts on hurricane forecasts
University of Michigan researcher Jonathan Van Noord calibrates CYGNSS, December 2014. Courtesy NASA

6:00 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016

A fleet of eight micro-satellites launch this month from Cape Canaveral to investigate an atmospheric mystery as old as the sea and sky.With core technologies the size of a loaf of bread and weighing just 64 pounds each, the innovative Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System will belt the Earth between ...
Florida “snow”: Flowering beauty or weedy bane?
The pusley plant is nicknamed “Florida snow” and thrives in the fall. Photo by Kimberly Miller

4:54 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

Winter storm Blanche may have dumped snow in the frigid northern Plains, but South Florida has its own dusting of white with the fall proliferation of the pusley plant.The delicate flower dotting lawns and swales thrives during autumn’s drier months and can take over large swaths of grass stressed by ...
Memorable 2016 hurricane season has historic finish
Afternoon traffic rushes by a large row of debris piled up along the east side of Alternate State Rd. A1A just north of Donald Ross Rd. near the entrance of the Donald Trump International Golf Club, Monday, October 10, 2016. Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post

7:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016

The tropics awoke early and furious in 2016, brewing up January’s Hurricane Alex, sending Hermine to shatter Florida’s unprecedented hurricane drought, and terrorizing coastal communities from Palm Beach County to the Carolinas with Category 4 Matthew. And in the end, Otto reminded everyone why hurricane season lasts through Nov. 30. ...
Look to the sky for celestial gifts with no Black Friday lines
The waning crescent moon and Jupiter are near each other in the predawn sky. Courtesy

3:31 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

A high pressure system that will linger over South Florida into Saturday should help clear clouds from the long autumn nights, making way for the Roman god of sky and thunder to shine bright in the heavens. Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, is just one of the ...
Rare November hurricane forms in southwest Caribbean
Hurricane Otto formed Tuesday in the southwest Caribbean Sea.

5:10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

Hurricane Otto took advantage of a pocket of atmospheric opportunity Tuesday becoming a rare late November hurricane in the southwest Caribbean Sea.Otto, which poses no threat to the U.S., is the latest forming hurricane since 2005’s Epsilon, which developed Dec. 2 far west of Bermuda. Hurricane season runs from June ...
Sublime weather for South Florida, but snow, ice and storms elsewhere
Surface map valid Wednesday, 8 a.m. EST.

4:46 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2016

Indulgent days of sunny skies await South Florida this Thanksgiving week, but anyone venturing to other regions of the U.S. may face freezing rain, thunderstorms or several feet of snow.There’s even a burgeoning tropical cyclone in the southwest Caribbean.In an unusual late-season move by Mother Nature, Tropical Storm Otto formed ...
GOES-R satellite to revolutionize weather forecasting
Artist s conception of the GOES-R spacecraft with the location of each instrument identified. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

6:09 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

As 2004’s Hurricane Charley gorged on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, moisture droplets in its thunderstorms rode raging updrafts high into the atmosphere, freezing and colliding and sparking electricity — lightning.The potent storm caught forecasters off guard, rapidly intensifying to a 150 mph Category 4 storm just ...
Florida scientists ask Trump for sit-down on climate change
Lake Trail north of Bradley Park ives up to its name as flooding at high tide caused water to top the seawall Tuesday, November 15, 2016. (Lannis Waters / Daily News)

12:49 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

As 2016 steams toward a close that will likely mark it as the hottest on record, and fish swim in South Florida streets during king tides, climate scientists from the Sunshine State are desperate to get President-elect Donald Trump’s attention. A group of university professors wrote a letter to the ...
Late-season tropical storm could be named before Thanksgiving
National Hurricane Center gives disturbance in the Caribbean an 80 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone.

Updated: 4:14 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

A tropical disturbance brewing in the sauna-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea could become the final named storm of the 2016 hurricane season just days before Thanksgiving.The National Hurricane Center gave the cluster of thunderstorms an 80 percent chance of developing into a rare November tropical cyclone as of Wednesday ...
Cold front means cloudy day as tidal flooding continues
An area off Lake Trail by the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach is flooded after high tide Monday morning, October 17, 2016. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

3:47 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2016

The highest tides this month are expected to inundate coastal areas of South Florida Tuesday and Wednesday as November’s full supermoon sends water spilling over seawalls and bubbling up through storm drains.A coastal flood advisory is in effect through 4 p.m. Wednesday when the lunar gravitational pull will begin to ...



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