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

Quick fix for Lake O algae woes uses land now roamed by cows
 Thriving ranch land in the belly of the Indian Prairie Basin will soon be a pool of nutrient-bombed water as Florida looks at temporary fixes for the algae woes of Lake Okeechobee and the northern estuaries. The Brighton Valley Project, which was approved this month by the South Florida Water Management District, will take water thick with...

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Thriving ranch land in the belly of the Indian Prairie Basin will soon be a pool of nutrient-bombed water as Florida looks at temporary fixes for the algae woes of Lake Okeechobee and the northern estuaries. The Brighton Valley Project, which was approved this month by the South Florida Water Management District, will take water thick with...
Friday hottest of 2018 so far, but Saturday’s record will stun you
 Today hit a scorching 94 degrees in West Palm Beach, marking the hottest day of 2018 so far as measured at Palm Beach International Airport. That’s 4 degrees below the 1942 record for the day of 98 degrees.  According to the National Weather Service in Miami, the heat index or “feels like” temperature was...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Today hit a scorching 94 degrees in West Palm Beach, marking the hottest day of 2018 so far as measured at Palm Beach International Airport. That’s 4 degrees below the 1942 record for the day of 98 degrees.  According to the National Weather Service in Miami, the heat index or “feels like” temperature was...
Blue-green algae decreases in Lake O, but it may be temporary
 The blue-green algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee has decreased significantly from earlier this month, with scientists hopeful the harmful spread is past its peak. An infrared satellite image taken Wednesday shows just 30 percent of the lake infected with cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. That’s down from 90 percent on July 2. Richard...

Posted: 9 hours ago

The blue-green algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee has decreased significantly from earlier this month, with scientists hopeful the harmful spread is past its peak. An infrared satellite image taken Wednesday shows just 30 percent of the lake infected with cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. That’s down from 90 percent on July 2. Richard...
BREAKING: Latest image of harmful algae on Lake Okeechobee shows something incredible
 The blue-green algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee has decreased significantly from earlier this month with scientists hopeful the harmful spread is past its peak. An infrared satellite image taken Wednesday shows just 30 percent of the lake infected with cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. That’s down from 90 percent on July 2. Richard...

Posted: 14 hours ago

The blue-green algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee has decreased significantly from earlier this month with scientists hopeful the harmful spread is past its peak. An infrared satellite image taken Wednesday shows just 30 percent of the lake infected with cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. That’s down from 90 percent on July 2. Richard...
Palm Beach County residents fear loss of favorite beach after new access law
 Oceantree condominium on Singer Islands marks its beach with signs on July 20, 2018. Some Singer Island residents fear they are losing access to their favorite beach 
            following a new law that requires judicial approval to keep a privately-owned swath of sand
             open to the public. The statute, which went...

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Oceantree condominium on Singer Islands marks its beach with signs on July 20, 2018. Some Singer Island residents fear they are losing access to their favorite beach  following a new law that requires judicial approval to keep a privately-owned swath of sand  open to the public. The statute, which went...
Palm Beach County residents fear beach access will be cut off after new law
 Some Singer Island residents fear they are losing access to their favorite beach following a new law that requires judicial approval to keep a privately-owned swath of sand open to the public. The statute, which went into effect July 1, says local governments must get a judge’s approval to enforce a rare “customary use&rdquo...

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Some Singer Island residents fear they are losing access to their favorite beach following a new law that requires judicial approval to keep a privately-owned swath of sand open to the public. The statute, which went into effect July 1, says local governments must get a judge’s approval to enforce a rare “customary use&rdquo...
Saharan air reduces rainfall, turns up the heat around here
 A drift of rouge-tinted Saharan air has filtered into South Florida, reducing rain chances into the weekend and turning up the heat. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Miami are forecasting a high temperature of 93 degrees today in West Palm Beach — 3 degrees above what’s normal for this time of year. Wednesday&rsquo...

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A drift of rouge-tinted Saharan air has filtered into South Florida, reducing rain chances into the weekend and turning up the heat. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Miami are forecasting a high temperature of 93 degrees today in West Palm Beach — 3 degrees above what’s normal for this time of year. Wednesday&rsquo...
New El Niño forecast, what it means for hurricane season
 Chances that the global climate pattern El Niño will develop this fall were increased in the most recent forecast, boosting confidence in revised predictions for a below-normal hurricane season. The federal Climate Prediction Center’s July El Niño forecast is giving it a 65 percent chance of appearing in the fall, and...

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Chances that the global climate pattern El Niño will develop this fall were increased in the most recent forecast, boosting confidence in revised predictions for a below-normal hurricane season. The federal Climate Prediction Center’s July El Niño forecast is giving it a 65 percent chance of appearing in the fall, and...
Here comes the Saharan air, heat 
 A drift of dry Saharan air is expected to hit South Florida today and last through tomorrow, dropping rain chances and turning up the heat. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Miami said daytime temperatures could reach 93 degrees in West Palm Beach with “feels like” temperatures as high as 105 in coastal Palm...

Posted: 3 days ago

A drift of dry Saharan air is expected to hit South Florida today and last through tomorrow, dropping rain chances and turning up the heat. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Miami said daytime temperatures could reach 93 degrees in West Palm Beach with “feels like” temperatures as high as 105 in coastal Palm...
$4.4M verdict vs. ex-Martin commish; Now they’re taking her car, kayaks
 Janet Reno’s weathered kayak and 2004 Toyota Camry were seized in Stuart this week as a billionaire-backed mining company pursues a $4.4 million judgment against Reno’s sister, former Martin County commissioner Maggy Hurchalla. The swirly blue kayak, bought in 1996 by Hurchalla so she and Reno could paddle the Potomac...

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Janet Reno’s weathered kayak and 2004 Toyota Camry were seized in Stuart this week as a billionaire-backed mining company pursues a $4.4 million judgment against Reno’s sister, former Martin County commissioner Maggy Hurchalla. The swirly blue kayak, bought in 1996 by Hurchalla so she and Reno could paddle the Potomac...
The El Niño forecast has changed, what it means for hurricane season
 Tropical Storm Chris on June 10, 2018. An El Niño watch issued last month will continue after the latest forecast for the global climate pattern increased its chances
            of appearing this fall or winter. The Climate Prediction Center is now forecasting a 65 percent chance El Niño conditions will be in place by the fall...

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Tropical Storm Chris on June 10, 2018. An El Niño watch issued last month will continue after the latest forecast for the global climate pattern increased its chances of appearing this fall or winter. The Climate Prediction Center is now forecasting a 65 percent chance El Niño conditions will be in place by the fall...