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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

Florida python war escalates with more hunters, more rewards
 Florida is escalating its war against Burmese pythons, nearly doubling the ranks of paid hunters, adding prizes for layman kills and doling out bonuses worth $10,000 in a program that marked its 50th snake takedown Tuesday. Dusty “Wildman” Crum, barefoot and wearing a homemade boar’s tooth necklace, was lauded by the South...

Posted: 12 hours ago

Florida is escalating its war against Burmese pythons, nearly doubling the ranks of paid hunters, adding prizes for layman kills and doling out bonuses worth $10,000 in a program that marked its 50th snake takedown Tuesday. Dusty “Wildman” Crum, barefoot and wearing a homemade boar’s tooth necklace, was lauded by the South...
A piece of high-technology may save South Florida from surprise storms
Dan Brown worked the morning shift Sept. 29, trying to read the future of a newborn tropical storm from atmospheric clues scattered through the Atlantic basin.
Wind shear tore at the lopsided system, whose thunderstorms clustered to the northeast, leaving a flank exposed and vulnerable to elements that fought to weaken its 70 mph...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dan Brown worked the morning shift Sept. 29, trying to read the future of a newborn tropical storm from atmospheric clues scattered through the Atlantic basin. Wind shear tore at the lopsided system, whose thunderstorms clustered to the northeast, leaving a flank exposed and vulnerable to elements that fought to weaken its 70 mph...
Tropical Storm Arlene takes forecasters by surprise
 Tropical Storm Arlene formed Thursday in the far-off Atlantic, defying stunned forecasters to become the first tropical cyclone of 2017 and only the second named storm in the satellite era to develop in April. Arlene, which is not a threat to the U.S., beat the official June 1 start of hurricane season by more than a month, growing from a...

Posted: 5 days ago

Tropical Storm Arlene formed Thursday in the far-off Atlantic, defying stunned forecasters to become the first tropical cyclone of 2017 and only the second named storm in the satellite era to develop in April. Arlene, which is not a threat to the U.S., beat the official June 1 start of hurricane season by more than a month, growing from a...
NEW: Did people really understand how dangerous Hurricane Matthew was?
 Six months after dangerous Hurricane Matthew buzzed up Florida’s Atlantic coast, storm experts are still debating why some people didn’t evacuate in the face of what became the 10th most destructive storm in U.S. history. A clutch of coastal condo dwellers and beachfront homeowners refused to budge despite mandatory orders and...

Posted: 6 days ago

Six months after dangerous Hurricane Matthew buzzed up Florida’s Atlantic coast, storm experts are still debating why some people didn’t evacuate in the face of what became the 10th most destructive storm in U.S. history. A clutch of coastal condo dwellers and beachfront homeowners refused to budge despite mandatory orders and...
Hurricane information overload? New products cause some concern
 National Hurricane Center forecasts have evolved beyond the staid Saffir-Simpson wind scale that shoehorns tropical cyclones into tidy categories while ignoring flooding waters from sea and sky. This hurricane season, an array of products will alert to killer storm surge, predict arrival time of damaging winds and show storm size. One forecast...

Posted: 7 days ago

National Hurricane Center forecasts have evolved beyond the staid Saffir-Simpson wind scale that shoehorns tropical cyclones into tidy categories while ignoring flooding waters from sea and sky. This hurricane season, an array of products will alert to killer storm surge, predict arrival time of damaging winds and show storm size. One forecast...
Indecisive El Niño makes 2017 hurricane forecast bigger gamble
 After building to a record-challenging virility in 2015,El Niño is playing coy this year, making the job of seasonal hurricane forecasting an even bigger gamble than normal. Colorado State University storm expert Phil Klotzbach, who spoke Monday at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans, said El Niño is sending signals...

Posted: 8 days ago

After building to a record-challenging virility in 2015,El Niño is playing coy this year, making the job of seasonal hurricane forecasting an even bigger gamble than normal. Colorado State University storm expert Phil Klotzbach, who spoke Monday at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans, said El Niño is sending signals...
Mandatory water restrictions possible as drought deepens
 A water shortage order was issued last week by the South Florida Water Management District as a warning that mandatory cutbacks may follow. The move, which covers 8.1 million people in 16 counties, follows days of uncontrolled wildfires statewide and a new report that pins Florida’s deepening area of severe drought as the highest in...

Posted: 9 days ago

A water shortage order was issued last week by the South Florida Water Management District as a warning that mandatory cutbacks may follow. The move, which covers 8.1 million people in 16 counties, follows days of uncontrolled wildfires statewide and a new report that pins Florida’s deepening area of severe drought as the highest in...
NEW: Two seasoned leaders missing as 2017 hurricane season approaches
 The 2017 storm season is approaching without two key leaders who guided the country through major disasters such as 2012’s Hurricane Sandy and the terrifying Hurricane Matthew in October. Craig Fugate, the candid former FEMA director under President Barack Obama, stepped away from his position in January, while National...

Posted: 11 days ago

The 2017 storm season is approaching without two key leaders who guided the country through major disasters such as 2012’s Hurricane Sandy and the terrifying Hurricane Matthew in October. Craig Fugate, the candid former FEMA director under President Barack Obama, stepped away from his position in January, while National...
Mandatory water restrictions possible as drought deepens
 A water shortage order was issued Thursday by the South Florida Water Management District as a warning that mandatory cutbacks may follow. The move, which covers 8.1 million people in 16 counties, follows days of uncontrolled wildfires statewide and a new report that pins Florida’s deepening area of severe drought as the highest in...

Posted: 12 days ago

A water shortage order was issued Thursday by the South Florida Water Management District as a warning that mandatory cutbacks may follow. The move, which covers 8.1 million people in 16 counties, follows days of uncontrolled wildfires statewide and a new report that pins Florida’s deepening area of severe drought as the highest in...