Kimberly Miller

Kimberly Miller covers weather for The Palm Beach Post. She holds a Certificate in Weather Forecasting from Penn State University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona. Her previous beats have included real estate, K-12 education, universities and colleges, and general assignment. WeatherPlus blog More Kim Miller stories: PalmBeachPost.com | MyPalmBeachPost.com

Latest from Kimberly Miller

Eclipse racing the clouds in Carbondale

Posted: a minute ago

In Carbondale, Ill., clear skies became dappled with towering cumulous clouds as the moon took its first bite of the sun at 11:52 a.m. CDT. With a heat index of 105 degrees, most people would probably welcome the shade, but not today. All morning, discussion of the forecast was heard everywhere, and who was predicting...
Two years of eclipse science hinges on forecast, and it’s looking iffy
 The skies over Carbondale, Ill., clouded up Sunday afternoon like a thick dessert whip above a town praying for blue overhead. At 1:21 p.m. Monday, totality reaches this southern Illinois town – a viewing station for NASA, and host to the NASA EDGE
            live broadcast. It will go dark for two minutes, 40 seconds, which is the...

Posted: 18 hours ago

The skies over Carbondale, Ill., clouded up Sunday afternoon like a thick dessert whip above a town praying for blue overhead. At 1:21 p.m. Monday, totality reaches this southern Illinois town – a viewing station for NASA, and host to the NASA EDGE live broadcast. It will go dark for two minutes, 40 seconds, which is the...
Orange line marks center of eclipse through funky arts town
 As eclipse mania hit a fever pitch in Carbondale over the weekend, a small arts village about 10 miles south with an orange line painted through it popped a cold one and waited. Makanda, pronounced muh-CAN-duh, has become famous of late because Dave Dardis painted a line through his Rainmaker Art Studio designating the exact location...

Posted: a day ago

As eclipse mania hit a fever pitch in Carbondale over the weekend, a small arts village about 10 miles south with an orange line painted through it popped a cold one and waited. Makanda, pronounced muh-CAN-duh, has become famous of late because Dave Dardis painted a line through his Rainmaker Art Studio designating the exact location...
Orange line marks center of eclipse through funky art town
 David Dardis didn’t crown himself the king of Makanda, Ill., an orange line did. About a year ago, 69-year-old Dardis learned the center of Monday’s total solar eclipse would run through his Rainmaker Art
            Studio so he took some old paint and marked the eclipse path with it through his store. When word spread that the...

Posted: a day ago

David Dardis didn’t crown himself the king of Makanda, Ill., an orange line did. About a year ago, 69-year-old Dardis learned the center of Monday’s total solar eclipse would run through his Rainmaker Art Studio so he took some old paint and marked the eclipse path with it through his store. When word spread that the...
Pilgrims flock to path of totality for Great American Eclipse of 2017
 In the darkness of a country night, on the fringes of this small southern Illinois town, Hugh DeNeal pauses, searching his tired brain for the next word he wanted to use in a sentence he just started a moment ago. He estimates he’s slept three hours in four days, head down on crossed arms in his garage silk screen workshop...

Posted: a day ago

In the darkness of a country night, on the fringes of this small southern Illinois town, Hugh DeNeal pauses, searching his tired brain for the next word he wanted to use in a sentence he just started a moment ago. He estimates he’s slept three hours in four days, head down on crossed arms in his garage silk screen workshop...
Why residents are preparing for a blizzard in Illinois this weekend
 Officials in Carbondale, Ill., have asked residents to prepare for the coming eclipse like they would a blizzard – stock  up
            on supplies and stay off the roads. This little town of 26,000 in southern Illinois, which is home to Southern Illinois University, is not just in the path of
            totality for the Great...

Posted: 2 days ago

Officials in Carbondale, Ill., have asked residents to prepare for the coming eclipse like they would a blizzard – stock  up on supplies and stay off the roads. This little town of 26,000 in southern Illinois, which is home to Southern Illinois University, is not just in the path of totality for the Great...
Animals suffer despite emergency efforts in Everglades
 Ellen Allen buzzed an airboat through Florida’s famed river of grass Tuesday, skimming over green fields awash in water until she reached a circle of brown where spike rush plants had turned from a healthy olive to a hue of dirt. “This is really unhappy grass,” said Allen, a senior scientist and invasive species...

Posted: 4 days ago

Ellen Allen buzzed an airboat through Florida’s famed river of grass Tuesday, skimming over green fields awash in water until she reached a circle of brown where spike rush plants had turned from a healthy olive to a hue of dirt. “This is really unhappy grass,” said Allen, a senior scientist and invasive species...
Gert becomes Cat 2 hurricane, three disturbances trek west
 The tropics are getting a boost this week from a global traveler nurturing three potential cyclones — an unusual number to be crammed together in the Atlantic’s main development region. An upper-level pulse of clouds, rainfall and winds — called the Madden-Julian Oscillation — circles the planet every 30 to 60...

Posted: 4 days ago

The tropics are getting a boost this week from a global traveler nurturing three potential cyclones — an unusual number to be crammed together in the Atlantic’s main development region. An upper-level pulse of clouds, rainfall and winds — called the Madden-Julian Oscillation — circles the planet every 30 to 60...
Mandel Library still has 1,000 eclipse glasses, they may go fast
 The 
            Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach is reporting it still has 1,000 solar eclipse glasses to give away, but they will likely go fast. The library opens at 9:30 this morning. Adults with a West Palm Beach library card 
            can get two pairs of eclipse glasses, which have become hard to find as the Monday event...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach is reporting it still has 1,000 solar eclipse glasses to give away, but they will likely go fast. The library opens at 9:30 this morning. Adults with a West Palm Beach library card can get two pairs of eclipse glasses, which have become hard to find as the Monday event...
UPDATE: Gert becomes Category 2 hurricane
 Update 4:30 p.m.: Hurricane Gert is now a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Update 2:30 p.m.: Two areas being watched by the hurricane center had their chances of development increased to 50 percent over five days as
            of the 2 p.m. forecast. Invests 91L and 92L, which are between the Lesser Antilles and...

Posted: 5 days ago

Update 4:30 p.m.: Hurricane Gert is now a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Update 2:30 p.m.: Two areas being watched by the hurricane center had their chances of development increased to 50 percent over five days as of the 2 p.m. forecast. Invests 91L and 92L, which are between the Lesser Antilles and...