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The aftermath: Why did hail fall in Jupiter; city-by-city rain totals
 Ripe clouds piled up east of Lake Okeechobee on Tuesday, growing tall at the edge of a southwest wind and fated for an afternoon collision with an approaching cold front. The clash of boundaries suspended raindrops atop powerful updrafts high in the atmosphere where they clung to each other in subfreezing temperatures, gathering an icy mass...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Ripe clouds piled up east of Lake Okeechobee on Tuesday, growing tall at the edge of a southwest wind and fated for an afternoon collision with an approaching cold front. The clash of boundaries suspended raindrops atop powerful updrafts high in the atmosphere where they clung to each other in subfreezing temperatures, gathering an icy mass...
Hail, waterspouts and more rain in 24 hours than all of March
 Tuesday’s storms dumped an impressive amount of rain in Palm Beach County with most areas getting more in 24 hours than during
            all of March. Lake Worth received the highest amount of rain at 3.16 inches, with Boynton Beach as runner up with 2.7 inches. Most of coastal Palm Beach County got just 0.53 inches of rain in March...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Tuesday’s storms dumped an impressive amount of rain in Palm Beach County with most areas getting more in 24 hours than during all of March. Lake Worth received the highest amount of rain at 3.16 inches, with Boynton Beach as runner up with 2.7 inches. Most of coastal Palm Beach County got just 0.53 inches of rain in March...
VIDEO: Wellington’s Stephanie Abrams has awkward moment discussing Florida pythons
 Wellington native Stephanie Abrams is a fixture on The Weather Channel’s morning show 
            AMHQ. Her quirkiness and off-the-cuff remarks are a fan favorite and play against Jim Cantore’s more staid morning-show demeanor. But Abrams is a vegetarian and animal lover, and this morning, her soft side for any living creature...

Posted: a day ago

Wellington native Stephanie Abrams is a fixture on The Weather Channel’s morning show AMHQ. Her quirkiness and off-the-cuff remarks are a fan favorite and play against Jim Cantore’s more staid morning-show demeanor. But Abrams is a vegetarian and animal lover, and this morning, her soft side for any living creature...
Showers possible through overnight before drier air, sunshine
 UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Showers are forecast to last through the overnight hours with severe thunderstorm chances reducing after dark. The storms are ahead of a cool front that should move into the Florida Straits early Wednesday. Behind the front, drier air and sunshine should filter in and remain through Friday with high temperatures near seasonal...

Posted: 2 days ago

UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Showers are forecast to last through the overnight hours with severe thunderstorm chances reducing after dark. The storms are ahead of a cool front that should move into the Florida Straits early Wednesday. Behind the front, drier air and sunshine should filter in and remain through Friday with high temperatures near seasonal...
Generators from this posh Palm Beach resort going to Puerto Rico
 Two beefy generators that provided reserve power for the opulent Breakers resort in Palm Beach will soon serve a more urgent
            need in Puerto Rico. The donated portable powerhouses will ensure reliable running water is pumped to the steep hillside communities in Juana Diaz,
            where electricity is still spotty seven months...

Posted: a day ago

Two beefy generators that provided reserve power for the opulent Breakers resort in Palm Beach will soon serve a more urgent need in Puerto Rico. The donated portable powerhouses will ensure reliable running water is pumped to the steep hillside communities in Juana Diaz, where electricity is still spotty seven months...
JUST IN: Generators used to power The Breakers headed to Puerto Rico
 Two beefy generators that provided reserve power for the opulent Breakers resort in Palm Beach will soon serve a more urgent need in Puerto Rico. The donated portable powerhouses will ensure reliable running water is pumped to the steep hillside communities in Juana Diaz, where electricity is still spotty seven months after Category 4 Hurricane...

Posted: 2 days ago

Two beefy generators that provided reserve power for the opulent Breakers resort in Palm Beach will soon serve a more urgent need in Puerto Rico. The donated portable powerhouses will ensure reliable running water is pumped to the steep hillside communities in Juana Diaz, where electricity is still spotty seven months after Category 4 Hurricane...
Showers expected to continue overnight from Boca to Jupiter
 UPDATE 5:14 p.m.: The threat of thunderstorms should decrease as sunset approaches, but forecasters said showers could continue through the 
            night for much of Palm Beach County’s coastal communities.  UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for areas of Palm Beach County including Jupiter...

Posted: 2 days ago

UPDATE 5:14 p.m.: The threat of thunderstorms should decrease as sunset approaches, but forecasters said showers could continue through the  night for much of Palm Beach County’s coastal communities. UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for areas of Palm Beach County including Jupiter...
What’s behind the amazing revival of Florida’s wading birds?
 Bellwethers of Everglades health balance on long skinny legs the color of driftwood at the 
            Wakodahatchee Wetlands west of Delray Beach. Perched in tangles of branches woven into treetops, fuzzy heads of white down and muted orange beaks indicate the wobbly aviators
            are fledgling wood storks old enough to stretch...

Posted: 2 days ago

Bellwethers of Everglades health balance on long skinny legs the color of driftwood at the  Wakodahatchee Wetlands west of Delray Beach. Perched in tangles of branches woven into treetops, fuzzy heads of white down and muted orange beaks indicate the wobbly aviators are fledgling wood storks old enough to stretch...
VIDEO: Incredible image of powerful Florida waterspout, tornado

Posted: 3 days ago

A powerful waterspout turned tornado tore into Fort Walton Beach on Sunday as the cold front dragging through the southeast churned up severe weather. This video was shared by Dave Perkins on Facebook. WOW! #Waterspout moved on shore as a #tornado in Fort Walton Beach Florida...
Slow-moving cool front to bring rain, but when and how low for temps?
 Winter lobs another cool front toward Florida this weekend, promising an uptick in showers Saturday night through Monday. But this late in the season, forecasters aren’t expecting a drastic dip in temperatures. Daytime highs are predicted to hover near 80 degrees through at least Wednesday, with sultry overnights in the...

Posted: 5 days ago

Winter lobs another cool front toward Florida this weekend, promising an uptick in showers Saturday night through Monday. But this late in the season, forecasters aren’t expecting a drastic dip in temperatures. Daytime highs are predicted to hover near 80 degrees through at least Wednesday, with sultry overnights in the...
Cold front may mean weekend washout for South Florida
 Winter lobs another 
            cool front toward Florida this weekend, promising an uptick in showers Saturday through Monday. But this late in the season, forecasters aren’t expecting a drastic dip in temperatures. Daytime highs are predicted to hover
            near 80 degrees through at least Wednesday, 
            with...

Posted: 5 days ago

Winter lobs another cool front toward Florida this weekend, promising an uptick in showers Saturday through Monday. But this late in the season, forecasters aren’t expecting a drastic dip in temperatures. Daytime highs are predicted to hover near 80 degrees through at least Wednesday, with...
What’s behind the amazing revival of wading birds in South Florida?
 Bellwethers of Everglades health balance on long skinny legs the color of driftwood at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands west of Delray Beach. Perched in tangles of branches woven into treetops, fuzzy heads of white down and muted orange beaks indicate the wobbly aviators are fledgling wood storks old enough to stretch their wings, but too...

Posted: 5 days ago

Bellwethers of Everglades health balance on long skinny legs the color of driftwood at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands west of Delray Beach. Perched in tangles of branches woven into treetops, fuzzy heads of white down and muted orange beaks indicate the wobbly aviators are fledgling wood storks old enough to stretch their wings, but too...
Postponed SpaceX launch set for tonight
 The SpaceX launch that was postponed Monday has been rescheduled for tonight with a 30-second launch window that opens at
            6:51 p.m. A planet-hunting satellite will be aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, that will lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The mission launch can be watched live via webcast on 
        ...

Posted: 7 days ago

The SpaceX launch that was postponed Monday has been rescheduled for tonight with a 30-second launch window that opens at 6:51 p.m. A planet-hunting satellite will be aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, that will lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The mission launch can be watched live via webcast on ...
‘Life is a gift’: Barbara Bush’s ties to Palm Beach County included family, philanthropy
 Former first lady Barbara Bush’s ties to South Florida were anchored by family, friends and philanthropy. The matriarch of the Bush family, who died Tuesday at 92, campaigned for her sons, swam in the warm waters off Palm Beach and cradled babies with AIDS in West Palm Beach during the height of the epidemic in the early 1990s. Her...

Posted: 8 days ago

Former first lady Barbara Bush’s ties to South Florida were anchored by family, friends and philanthropy. The matriarch of the Bush family, who died Tuesday at 92, campaigned for her sons, swam in the warm waters off Palm Beach and cradled babies with AIDS in West Palm Beach during the height of the epidemic in the early 1990s. Her...
Lyrids are a modest meteor shower, but even one is a treat
 A lengthy pause in celestial flamboyance ends this week under a shy, waxing crescent moon and skies scrubbed clean by a cold front. The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks late Saturday into early Sunday, but the approach of another weather system and a growing moon means watching earlier in the week may offer a better chance to see a line of...

Posted: 8 days ago

A lengthy pause in celestial flamboyance ends this week under a shy, waxing crescent moon and skies scrubbed clean by a cold front. The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks late Saturday into early Sunday, but the approach of another weather system and a growing moon means watching earlier in the week may offer a better chance to see a line of...
DON’T MISS: Clear skies this week offer view of celestial light show
 A waxing crescent moon and cool-front swept skies offer prime viewing opportunities this week for the Lyrid meteor shower. The 
            Lyrid shower, which peaks early Sunday but is active all week, breaks an annual pause of known meteor showers that begins following
            early January’s Quadrantids. Check...

Posted: 8 days ago

A waxing crescent moon and cool-front swept skies offer prime viewing opportunities this week for the Lyrid meteor shower. The  Lyrid shower, which peaks early Sunday but is active all week, breaks an annual pause of known meteor showers that begins following early January’s Quadrantids. Check...
The perfect storm: Much-needed rain, cooler temperatures, no damage
 More than two inches of rain fell in parts of Palm Beach County on Sunday ahead of a late-season cold front that is expected to plunge temperatures into the 50s this morning. The fleeting squall line that raced through South Florida after sunset brought wind gusts as high as 40 mph in Jupiter, and rainfall amounts that included 2.13 inches...

Posted: 9 days ago

More than two inches of rain fell in parts of Palm Beach County on Sunday ahead of a late-season cold front that is expected to plunge temperatures into the 50s this morning. The fleeting squall line that raced through South Florida after sunset brought wind gusts as high as 40 mph in Jupiter, and rainfall amounts that included 2.13 inches...
UPDATE: Planet-hunting satellite launch delayed
 UPDATE 4:25 p.m.: Space X has canceled its launch today, hoping to try for the Wednesday launch window, which opens at 6:13 p.m. Previous story: A planet-hunting satellite is scheduled to launch tonight from Cape Canaveral aboard a Space X Falcon 9 rocket. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, is scheduled for liftoff at 6:32...

Posted: 9 days ago

UPDATE 4:25 p.m.: Space X has canceled its launch today, hoping to try for the Wednesday launch window, which opens at 6:13 p.m. Previous story: A planet-hunting satellite is scheduled to launch tonight from Cape Canaveral aboard a Space X Falcon 9 rocket. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, is scheduled for liftoff at 6:32...
Six rescued from sinking boat near Peanut Island
 A Sunday spent boating at popular Peanut Island turned into a rescue for six people who were pulled from their wave-swamped vessel by a Good Samaritan. While no one was injured in the incident on the Intracoastal Waterway, there were some scary moments for the boaters as water rose in a matter of minutes from ankle deep to chest...

Posted: 10 days ago

A Sunday spent boating at popular Peanut Island turned into a rescue for six people who were pulled from their wave-swamped vessel by a Good Samaritan. While no one was injured in the incident on the Intracoastal Waterway, there were some scary moments for the boaters as water rose in a matter of minutes from ankle deep to chest...
Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s ties to South Florida
 Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s ties to South Florida are anchored by family, friends and philanthropy. Her son, former Gov. Jeb Bush, and mother-in-law, Dorothy Walker Bush, frequently received her as a guest in their homes in South Florida and on Jupiter Island. Former President George Bush’s father, Prescott Bush, bought...

Posted: 10 days ago

Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s ties to South Florida are anchored by family, friends and philanthropy. Her son, former Gov. Jeb Bush, and mother-in-law, Dorothy Walker Bush, frequently received her as a guest in their homes in South Florida and on Jupiter Island. Former President George Bush’s father, Prescott Bush, bought...
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