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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Weather Service says increase in severe events is forcing changes
Lailoni Kent, 8, of Lake Worth, screams when the pull of the wave was stronger than she thought while playing on the beach and getting photos with her family on Lantana Beach while Hurricane Matthew created big waves, October 6, 2016, in Lantana, Florida. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post)

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

A Herculean overhaul of the nearly 150-year-old National Weather Service is raising hackles as talk of moving local forecasting hubs, cutting office hours and shuffling meteorological duties moves forward.The revamp, no small feat for an organization that just this year was able to incorporate lower-case letters into forecast discussions, is ...
Expect Florida to be drier, warmer this winter
File photo of a sunset

6:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

A feeble La Niña is building as 2016 nears its end, a signal that Florida will experience a drier and warmer winter as the atmosphere responds to a subtle chill in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Federal forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association released their winter forecast Thursday that ...
Orionid meteor shower peaks this week
Halley’s Comet. Photo courtesy NASA

Updated: 9:26 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

The legendary celestial hunter Orion lends his name to a modest but noteworthy meteor shower that peaks this week in predawn darkness.While the Orionid shower runs from about Oct. 4 to Nov. 14, the heavenly show is most robust on Friday and Saturday morning, when the greatest number of meteors ...
Cooler temperatures not seen since spring on the way
Jet stream forecast for Saturday Oct. 22, 2016

4:48 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

A roaring jet stream will dig deep into the southern U.S. late this week, tugging cooler temperatures through South Florida not seen since spring. National Weather Service forecasters in Miami are predicting Sunday morning could dip to 67 degrees as Canadian air makes its way south at the behest of ...
As Cat 4 closed in, beachfront residents explain why they didn’t budge
Isabel Terrell clears out her refrigerator as she packs up to evacuate from Suni Sands mobile home park in Jupiter before the arrival of Hurricane Matthew Thursday, October 6, 2016. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

7:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

They chose their words carefully, deliberately.- “Immense human suffering,” is what the normally reserved meteorologists of the National Weather Service forecast if Hurricane Matthew kissed Florida’s coast with Category 4 fury.- “This storm will kill you,” said Gov. Rick Scott, whose dire message was buoyed by Martin County Sheriff William ...
King tide season is upon us as hunter’s moon rises
Lake Trail in Palm Beach floods Tuesday morning, October 27, 2015 after water rushed in from the Intracoastal Waterway. A combination of the full moon, high tide, and sea level rise are blamed for the flooding. (Lannis Waters / Daily News)

5:12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

A hunter’s moon is pulling on Earth’s vast oceans this week, causing the annual rise of the king tides. The seasonal shift to fall, in combination with Sunday’s full moon, leads to higher tides that in South Florida can bubble up through storm grates, seep over seawalls and inundate low-lying ...
Did climate change strengthen Matthew? Not that simple, scientists say
Hurricane Matthew spins off Florida’s coast on Oct. 7, 2016

2:44 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

Hurricane Matthew’s rapid intensification and storm-surge damage were blamed on climate change by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore during a Tuesday campaign stop in Miami. The reference to Matthew’s scary swipe at South Florida’s coastline and nod to sea-level rise exacerbating the annual king ...
Hurricane Center’s website suffered glitch as Matthew spun off Florida
A Tweet sent out by the National Hurricane Center when people couldn’t access the website.

5:38 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

The key source of information on powerful Hurricane Matthew went dark Thursday for some users as the frightening Category 4 storm spun near Palm Beach County’s coast.An ill-timed computer “anomaly” shut down the National Hurricane Center’s website as anxious residents and storm watchers nationwide waited for the 11 p.m. advisory ...
Just what we needed: Cooler temperatures hit area
Kylee Wells, 3, sizes up the Halloween pumpkins at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church on Military Trail in suburban West Palm Beach, October 10, 2016. Good Shepherd’s pumpkins came in Saturday from New Mexico, where they are grown by the Navajo Nation without pesticides or GMOs. The patch is open 9am-9pm Monday through Saturday, 1pm-9pm Sundays, through October 30. The church has storytellers at the pumpkin patch weekdays 9am-noon, as well as a photo booth and bean bag toss. Proceeds from the pumpkin sales will be used for Good Shepherd’s youth mission trips; they hope to go to one of the areas affected by Hurricane Matthew next summer. Kylee is in the church’s Shepherd Care preschool, and was looking for a pumpkin with her mother, Savannah Merckson. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

5:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

The first true cool front of autumn snuck through behind Hurricane Matthew’s bluster, pushing drier air and cooler temperatures into a hurricane-fatigued South Florida. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Miami characterized the crispness of the past few days as “summer-to-fall” transition weather with morning dew points dipping into ...
Hurricane Matthew: Forecasters faced worse-case scenario
Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 7 2016

7:54 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Late Monday, before the 11 o’clock news clicked on, National Hurricane Center experts stared at computer models that forecast a terrifying scenario — a major hurricane buzz-sawing up Florida’s densely populated Atlantic coastline. Hurricane Matthew, a 145-mph Category 4 colossus at the time, had shifted into a track that paralleled ...



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