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 fall begins this week; when cooler weather will arrive
 Image of Earth from top left during the winter solstice, spring equinox, summer solstice and fall equinox. Courtesy NASA The fall equinox, the Northern Hemisphere’s first tentative tilt into autumn, is Saturday. It marks the astronomical end of the hottest, longest days of the year, and is the universe’s promise that cooler weather...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Image of Earth from top left during the winter solstice, spring equinox, summer solstice and fall equinox. Courtesy NASA The fall equinox, the Northern Hemisphere’s first tentative tilt into autumn, is Saturday. It marks the astronomical end of the hottest, longest days of the year, and is the universe’s promise that cooler weather...
NEW: Tropics cool after frenetic week of storms… what’s on horizon?
 Tumult in the tropical Atlantic abruptly shut down Sunday and may remain idle for the near future following a week where forecasters juggled three hurricanes, a tropical storm and two motivated disturbances. With Florence and Joyce demoted to depressions, Helene going post-tropical and Isaac reduced to a remnant, atmospheric scientists...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Tumult in the tropical Atlantic abruptly shut down Sunday and may remain idle for the near future following a week where forecasters juggled three hurricanes, a tropical storm and two motivated disturbances. With Florence and Joyce demoted to depressions, Helene going post-tropical and Isaac reduced to a remnant, atmospheric scientists...
VIDEO: Weather reporters told to “stop acting like you’re hanging on for dear life”
 Weather Channel reporter buffeted by winds as two people seemingly stride behind him unimpeded by Hurricane Florence’s winds. Weather reporters covering Hurricane Florence no doubt dealt with hammering wind, driving rain, and charging storm surge. But some people are criticizing what they feel are overly-dramatic reports from the storm...

Posted: a day ago

Weather Channel reporter buffeted by winds as two people seemingly stride behind him unimpeded by Hurricane Florence’s winds. Weather reporters covering Hurricane Florence no doubt dealt with hammering wind, driving rain, and charging storm surge. But some people are criticizing what they feel are overly-dramatic reports from the storm...
Above normal year for tropics, what’s in store for second half?
 Hurricane season runs June 1 through Nov. 30 and has so far challenged forecasts calling for a below normal season. Through today, there have been 10 named storms, 53.5 named storm days, five hurricanes, 16 hurricane days and an accumulated
            cyclone energy, or ACE, of 81.4.  ACE is a way to measure the strength and duration...

Posted: a day ago

Hurricane season runs June 1 through Nov. 30 and has so far challenged forecasts calling for a below normal season. Through today, there have been 10 named storms, 53.5 named storm days, five hurricanes, 16 hurricane days and an accumulated cyclone energy, or ACE, of 81.4.  ACE is a way to measure the strength and duration...
Why Florence is making it so hot in South Florida
 South Florida didn’t see any direct impacts from Hurricane Florence, but sinking air and southwest winds on the periphery
            of the storm hiked temperatures to above normal over the weekend. The daytime high Saturday and Sunday was 91 degrees at Palm Beach International Airport. That’s 3 degrees above normal for...

Posted: a day ago

South Florida didn’t see any direct impacts from Hurricane Florence, but sinking air and southwest winds on the periphery of the storm hiked temperatures to above normal over the weekend. The daytime high Saturday and Sunday was 91 degrees at Palm Beach International Airport. That’s 3 degrees above normal for...
Lake O overflow may get pumped underground to fix algae problem
 Water managers are fast-tracking plans to dispose of Lake Okeechobee overflow by pumping it 3,000 feet underground, agreeing to spend $10 million this week to build two deep injection wells in a test of the project’s viability. The so-called “Emergency Estuary Protection Wells” are billed as a quick solution to reduce...

Posted: 3 days ago

Water managers are fast-tracking plans to dispose of Lake Okeechobee overflow by pumping it 3,000 feet underground, agreeing to spend $10 million this week to build two deep injection wells in a test of the project’s viability. The so-called “Emergency Estuary Protection Wells” are billed as a quick solution to reduce...
JUST IN: Flood advisory for Boca Raton and Delray Beach
 The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Boca Raton and Delray Beach until 4:45 p.m. Meteorologists said a thunderstorm with torrential rain has already dumped as much of three inches of rain in some areas.

Posted: 3 days ago

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Boca Raton and Delray Beach until 4:45 p.m. Meteorologists said a thunderstorm with torrential rain has already dumped as much of three inches of rain in some areas.
Florence about to make landfall near Wilmington, N.C.
  Hurricane Florence is whipping the Carolinas with sustained winds of 90 mph as it crawls ashore at 6 mph. The National Hurricane Center said storm surge as high as 7 feet was recorded at Emerald Isle, N.C. as the Category 1 hurricane
            west. Wilmington, N.C. is experiencing the highest winds its seen since 1960 when Hurricane Donna...

Posted: 4 days ago

Hurricane Florence is whipping the Carolinas with sustained winds of 90 mph as it crawls ashore at 6 mph. The National Hurricane Center said storm surge as high as 7 feet was recorded at Emerald Isle, N.C. as the Category 1 hurricane west. Wilmington, N.C. is experiencing the highest winds its seen since 1960 when Hurricane Donna...
‘It was a mad house’: Surfers jam beaches in hope of Florence swells
 Hurricane Florence rolled softly into Palm Beach County Thursday on a mirror-smooth swell that promised grandeur. High surf advisories, rip current statements and small craft cautions were issued for areas from the Treasure Cost through Palm Beach with forecasters warning late Thursday into Friday will show more of Florence&rsquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Hurricane Florence rolled softly into Palm Beach County Thursday on a mirror-smooth swell that promised grandeur. High surf advisories, rip current statements and small craft cautions were issued for areas from the Treasure Cost through Palm Beach with forecasters warning late Thursday into Friday will show more of Florence&rsquo...
BREAKING: Lake O southern reservoir passes U.S. House, will reduce estuary discharges
 Algae collects along the the shore of Shepard Park on the St. Lucie River near downtown Stuart June 12, 2018. (Allen Eyestone
               / The Palm Beach Post) The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill today that includes the authorization for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee
            to reduce harmful discharges to the...

Posted: 4 days ago

Algae collects along the the shore of Shepard Park on the St. Lucie River near downtown Stuart June 12, 2018. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill today that includes the authorization for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to reduce harmful discharges to the...
Don’t shoot guns at Florence; “I can’t believe I have to write this”
 As with 2017’s Hurricane Irma, and likely previous storms that were unwittingly born post Internet, Hurricane Florence is
            generating some satirical memes and Facebook pages that some people may be falling for. The 
            Washington Post reports that the perennial Sharknado-motivated Tweets about Florence picking up...

Posted: 5 days ago

As with 2017’s Hurricane Irma, and likely previous storms that were unwittingly born post Internet, Hurricane Florence is generating some satirical memes and Facebook pages that some people may be falling for. The Washington Post reports that the perennial Sharknado-motivated Tweets about Florence picking up...