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

Measuring hurricanes hard when gauges go down, as they did during Irma
 As Hurricane Irma bullied ashore, walloping the Florida Keys and blitzing the southeast coast, the nation’s primary weather gauges tasked with measuring the rampage went dark. Either complete failure, or loss of multiple functions, occurred at eight sights monitored by the National Weather Service office in Miami. The two official gauges-of-record...

Posted: 11 hours ago

As Hurricane Irma bullied ashore, walloping the Florida Keys and blitzing the southeast coast, the nation’s primary weather gauges tasked with measuring the rampage went dark. Either complete failure, or loss of multiple functions, occurred at eight sights monitored by the National Weather Service office in Miami. The two official gauges-of-record...
Break out the sweaters: Forecast is for lower temperatures next week
 A punch of cold air will whip through South Florida next week, dropping temperatures to lows not seen since spring. National Weather Service forecasters in Miami are predicting overnight Wednesday to dip into the 60s at the coast and plunge into the 50s in western Palm Beach County, while Thursday’s daytime high may struggle to reach...

Posted: 21 hours ago

A punch of cold air will whip through South Florida next week, dropping temperatures to lows not seen since spring. National Weather Service forecasters in Miami are predicting overnight Wednesday to dip into the 60s at the coast and plunge into the 50s in western Palm Beach County, while Thursday’s daytime high may struggle to reach...
Why Florida’s winter will be warmer and drier than normal
A warmer, drier winter is forecast for the Sunshine State as a drowsy La Niña awakens from a summer slumber.
The forecast, which will disappoint those hoping for a break in a 3-year run of above-normal temperatures statewide, was released Thursday by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center as part of its 2017-2018 winter outlook...

Posted: a day ago

A warmer, drier winter is forecast for the Sunshine State as a drowsy La Niña awakens from a summer slumber. The forecast, which will disappoint those hoping for a break in a 3-year run of above-normal temperatures statewide, was released Thursday by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center as part of its 2017-2018 winter outlook...
South Florida temperatures plummet next week
 A deep dive in the jet stream is forecast to send South Florida it’s first cold front next week, dropping overnight lows into
            the 60s and capping daytime highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. The National Weather Service in Miami said this morning the front, which is attached to a low pressure system in the northwest
     ...

Posted: 2 days ago

A deep dive in the jet stream is forecast to send South Florida it’s first cold front next week, dropping overnight lows into the 60s and capping daytime highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. The National Weather Service in Miami said this morning the front, which is attached to a low pressure system in the northwest ...
Halley’s Comet is source of this week’s Orionids meteor shower
 A waxing crescent moon lends the celestial stage this week to the Orionid meteor shower — a wash of rock and ice shed from the venerable Halley’s Comet. While the Orionid shower runs from Oct. 2 to Nov. 7 this year, the heavenly theatrics will be most robust in the predawn hours of Saturday when the greatest number of...

Posted: 2 days ago

A waxing crescent moon lends the celestial stage this week to the Orionid meteor shower — a wash of rock and ice shed from the venerable Halley’s Comet. While the Orionid shower runs from Oct. 2 to Nov. 7 this year, the heavenly theatrics will be most robust in the predawn hours of Saturday when the greatest number of...
Halley’s Comet is source of this week’s Orionids meteor shower
 A waxing crescent moon lends the celestial stage this week to the Orionid meteor shower — a wash of rock and ice shed from the venerable Halley’s Comet. While the Orionid shower runs from Oct. 2 to Nov. 7 this year, the heavenly theatrics will be most robust in the predawn hours of Saturday when the greatest number of meteors...

Posted: 2 days ago

A waxing crescent moon lends the celestial stage this week to the Orionid meteor shower — a wash of rock and ice shed from the venerable Halley’s Comet. While the Orionid shower runs from Oct. 2 to Nov. 7 this year, the heavenly theatrics will be most robust in the predawn hours of Saturday when the greatest number of meteors...
He won an award for hurricane relief, but couldn’t help Puerto Rico
 West Palm Beach resident Scott Lewis was awarded the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award on Tuesday to acknowledge
            his disaster relief efforts after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. After Irma, his group Eagles Wings Foundation, worked with the American Aid Logistics Network in the Florida Keys to deliver
          ...

Posted: 3 days ago

West Palm Beach resident Scott Lewis was awarded the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award on Tuesday to acknowledge his disaster relief efforts after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. After Irma, his group Eagles Wings Foundation, worked with the American Aid Logistics Network in the Florida Keys to deliver ...
Thank Halley’s Comet for meteor shower that peaks this week
 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. 2 to Nov. 7 this year, the heavenly show will be most robust on Saturday morning,
            when the greatest number of meteors will slip into Earth&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

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. 2 to Nov. 7 this year, the heavenly show will be most robust on Saturday morning, when the greatest number of meteors will slip into Earth&rsquo...
Potential tropical system in the Atlantic fizzles
 A chunky mass of showers and thunderstorms that was on the radar of the National Hurricane Center this week, fizzled overnight. Although center forecasters were giving it a 40 percent chance of development Monday morning, it fell apart in strong upper-level
            winds. But the would-be Philippe is still expected to merge with a cold...

Posted: 4 days ago

A chunky mass of showers and thunderstorms that was on the radar of the National Hurricane Center this week, fizzled overnight. Although center forecasters were giving it a 40 percent chance of development Monday morning, it fell apart in strong upper-level winds. But the would-be Philippe is still expected to merge with a cold...
King tides return with new moon this week
 The waning crescent moon is pulling on the Earth’s great oceans tides, a tug that may bring minor coastal flooding when it
            becomes newly born Oct. 19. The National Weather Service said higher tides – called king tides – are expected into the weekend, an annual event tied to
            seasonal tumult and lunar...

Posted: 4 days ago

The waning crescent moon is pulling on the Earth’s great oceans tides, a tug that may bring minor coastal flooding when it becomes newly born Oct. 19. The National Weather Service said higher tides – called king tides – are expected into the weekend, an annual event tied to seasonal tumult and lunar...
First cold front of season, but will it make it to South Florida?
 The first cold front of the season breached Florida’s northern border Monday, promising to drop temperatures by double digits in areas of the Panhandle through Jacksonville. But the earthy breath of autumn is only a tease for South Florida, which will get showers and clouds from the feeble front, but no significant heat relief. &ldquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

The first cold front of the season breached Florida’s northern border Monday, promising to drop temperatures by double digits in areas of the Panhandle through Jacksonville. But the earthy breath of autumn is only a tease for South Florida, which will get showers and clouds from the feeble front, but no significant heat relief. &ldquo...