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

NEW: As saturated areas struggle, Caribbean system worth watching
 A short reprieve to relentless wet weather settled in Monday after a week-long soaker added to rain totals nearly four times higher than normal for this time in May. An average 10.5 inches of rain fell through Sunday in most of residential Palm Beach County. That’s 7.8 inches more than what’s typical for the first three...

Posted: 7 hours ago

A short reprieve to relentless wet weather settled in Monday after a week-long soaker added to rain totals nearly four times higher than normal for this time in May. An average 10.5 inches of rain fell through Sunday in most of residential Palm Beach County. That’s 7.8 inches more than what’s typical for the first three...
UPDATE: Lox animal rescue flooded out as possible tropical system brews
 The 
            Barky Pines Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Loxahatchee is up to 3-feet underwater and struggling to find temporary homes for its 35 dogs, 40 chickens, 24 ducks and
            assorted pigs, goats and cows. Elizabeth Accomando, who founded the sanctuary two years ago, said she’s been unable to get help to drain her...

Posted: a day ago

The Barky Pines Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Loxahatchee is up to 3-feet underwater and struggling to find temporary homes for its 35 dogs, 40 chickens, 24 ducks and assorted pigs, goats and cows. Elizabeth Accomando, who founded the sanctuary two years ago, said she’s been unable to get help to drain her...
Clearing up the confusion of what weather ‘watches’ and ‘warnings’ mean
 The words carry the weight of life and death, but can get confused in a weather emergency when bellowed through a cell phone in the middle of the night, or scrolled on a screen during a hurricane forecast when all eyes are on the cone. Watch, warning — which means what? Both have specific definitions that differ based on event...

Posted: 3 days ago

The words carry the weight of life and death, but can get confused in a weather emergency when bellowed through a cell phone in the middle of the night, or scrolled on a screen during a hurricane forecast when all eyes are on the cone. Watch, warning — which means what? Both have specific definitions that differ based on event...
AMAZING IMAGE: On a hunt for planets, satellite sees 200,000 stars
 A planet-hunting satellite made a lunar flyby Thursday, passing about 5,000 miles from the moon and capturing a stunning photo. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, launched last month on a mission to find new worlds. In a test of one of its cameras, a two-second exposure was taken, revealing more than 200,000 stars...

Posted: 3 days ago

A planet-hunting satellite made a lunar flyby Thursday, passing about 5,000 miles from the moon and capturing a stunning photo. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, launched last month on a mission to find new worlds. In a test of one of its cameras, a two-second exposure was taken, revealing more than 200,000 stars...
Improved hurricane forecasts mean a slimmer cone of terror this storm season
  Forecasters predicted a right turn would drive 
            Hurricane Irma into an anxious Florida four days before the Cat 4 colossus did just that, biting into the side of Cudjoe Key. With more than 1,100 miles of bathwater-warm Atlantic to cover before 
            Irma was to reach the Peninsula’s tip, there...

Posted: 3 days ago

Forecasters predicted a right turn would drive  Hurricane Irma into an anxious Florida four days before the Cat 4 colossus did just that, biting into the side of Cudjoe Key. With more than 1,100 miles of bathwater-warm Atlantic to cover before  Irma was to reach the Peninsula’s tip, there...
South Florida rain, rain won’t go away… when will we see sun again?
 Bouts of daily showers and thunderstorms will plague South Florida through at least early next week as a torrent of saturated air remains locked in place. With parts of Palm Beach County receiving more than six inches of rain into Thursday from this week’s downpours, the National Weather Service in Miami warned of the potential for...

Posted: 4 days ago

Bouts of daily showers and thunderstorms will plague South Florida through at least early next week as a torrent of saturated air remains locked in place. With parts of Palm Beach County receiving more than six inches of rain into Thursday from this week’s downpours, the National Weather Service in Miami warned of the potential for...
Lake Worth woman killed by lightning strike in Parkland, 2 injured  
 A Lake Worth woman was killed and two others inured by a lightning strike Wednesday afternoon as storms supercharged by a ribbon of tropical moisture exploded across South Florida. The woman, 53-year-old Maria Francisco Pascual, died at the scene of the strike, which occurred at about 2 p.m. at C.W. Hendrix Farms in Parkland, just...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Lake Worth woman was killed and two others inured by a lightning strike Wednesday afternoon as storms supercharged by a ribbon of tropical moisture exploded across South Florida. The woman, 53-year-old Maria Francisco Pascual, died at the scene of the strike, which occurred at about 2 p.m. at C.W. Hendrix Farms in Parkland, just...
Hurricane conference attendance spikes after Irma, Maria
 Monroe County Emergency Manager Marty Senterfitt, a stocky guy with a composure shaped by 30-years as a first responder, finally broke down. He had been working 18-hour days after Hurricane Irma’s crash through the Florida Keys when he picked up a statewide conference call and was asked the question no one had: “Marty, how are...

Posted: 5 days ago

Monroe County Emergency Manager Marty Senterfitt, a stocky guy with a composure shaped by 30-years as a first responder, finally broke down. He had been working 18-hour days after Hurricane Irma’s crash through the Florida Keys when he picked up a statewide conference call and was asked the question no one had: “Marty, how are...
One dead in South Florida lightning strike
 The Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department has confirmed that one person is dead and one injured after a lightning strike
            just before 2 p.m. today. Mike Moser, division chief for the department, said he didn’t have identities, ages or gender of the two victims. “When we arrived, we declared one deceased at the scene...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Coral Springs Parkland Fire Department has confirmed that one person is dead and one injured after a lightning strike just before 2 p.m. today. Mike Moser, division chief for the department, said he didn’t have identities, ages or gender of the two victims. “When we arrived, we declared one deceased at the scene...
Attendance up 25 percent at Governor’s Hurricane Conference
 About 2,000 emergency managers, hurricane experts and municipal leaders from 30 states are meeting this week at the Palm Beach
            County Convention Center for the 32nd annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference. After 2017’s hyperactive hurricane season, attendance is about 25 percent higher than the previous year, and includes...

Posted: 5 days ago

About 2,000 emergency managers, hurricane experts and municipal leaders from 30 states are meeting this week at the Palm Beach County Convention Center for the 32nd annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference. After 2017’s hyperactive hurricane season, attendance is about 25 percent higher than the previous year, and includes...