NOAA January Temperature and Precipitation Outlook Forecast

November and December have been very warm months not only across eastern North Carolina but across the eastern half of the U.S. in general. Some places, including in the triangle, had their warmest December on record. These warm temperatures have really been the combination of two factors. First, a very strong El Niño and second, a strong but stable polar vortex (very cold pool of air found at the north pole) that seems to be staying up north. These warmer temperatures however are not that unusual for an El Niño year. During El Niño events, studies have found that during…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Watermelon Snow

You’ve heard the sayings: Don’t eat the first snow… don’t eat yellow snow… and don’t eat watermelon snow? Well that’s a new one. In this wee…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Why is the moon bigger on the horizon?

Imagine it’s a clear night and the moon is just peeking over the horizon. The moon looks “bigger” than it does high up in the sky. This week…

Sunday Science Tidbit; You can’t see it but you can feel it.

We’ll start this Sunday Science Tidbit off with a riddle to help you guess what we are explaining today. You can’t see it. It can refreshing…