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Jupiter and Saturn’s great ‘conjunction’

It is known as The Great Conjunction...of two planets, Jupiter and Saturn. They are going to be the closest they have been since March 4, 1226. No, that is not a typo. It was just shy of 800 years ago. So no one you know has ever seen them this close or ever will again.

  Delta to bring gusty winds and rain bands overnight

  Two full moons: Oct 1 and Oct 31

  Wet pattern and coastal flooding thanks to Tropical Storm Beta

  Sally makes landfall in coastal AL, sparing South MS the worst impacts

Sally: River Flood Threat in South Mississippi

  Laura almost at category 4, “unsurvivable storm surge” possible

Continued Coverage

  Remembering Hurricane Camille

  Hurricane Isaias forecast to be near Florida by Saturday

Hanna weakens into a tropical storm. More tropical development likely in the Atlantic.

  Comet NEOWISE spotted in South Mississippi; still opportunity to see it if weather permits

  Gulf disturbance moves inland over Georgia. Development possible.

  At least 7 tornadoes confirmed from Wednesday

Cristobal’s heaviest rainfall confirmed in Mississippi, report says

A new report released Saturday June 13 2020 confirms various impacts from the storm as it made landfall including wind speeds, rainfall, and storm surge flooding.

  Cristobal downgraded to a depression. Local impacts continue Monday.

Rain and wind impacts are expected. Surge impacts will be possible. Waterspouts and tornadoes will be possible.

  Tropical Storm Bertha forms near South Carolina

A Wednesday landfall is expected. No threat to Mississippi.

  Tropical Storm Arthur forms east of Florida

The first tropical storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Arthur, formed east of Florida on Saturday night.

  Waterspout seen making landfall in Gautier on Thursday morning

  Summer-like heat possible this week

  That time it snowed in March across South Mississippi

  First Alert: Showers and storms likely through tonight

Probably no more local freezes until after summer

  Thursday thunderstorms, then tumbling temperatures

  First Alert: strong to severe storms possible Saturday

Level Three severe weather risk includes the entire WLOX area of South Mississippi

  Scattered thunderstorms on Thursday, better rain chances Friday

Severe weather will be possible across parts of the WLOX area on Thursday and Thursday night

The snowiest day in South Mississippi

More than a foot of snowfall was measured in South Mississippi on this date, back in the 1960s

  Blog: Nice weather this Christmas, naughty in years past

Christmas of years past has brought quite naughty weather to South Mississippi.

  Cold rain and breezy this weekend, near 70° by Christmas

The track of this weekend's system will determine impacts

  Cold front will bring storms and much cooler air this week

A strong cold front is expected to move through South Mississippi on Monday night. It will bring more rain and much cooler air this week.

  Tropical Storm Sebastien forms, no threat to land

Sebastien will remain over the open waters of the Atlantic this week

  Record-setting cold with our first freeze of the season

This morning was our coldest morning of 2019 so far

  Tropical Storm Olga to merge with cold front, bring flood, tornado risk to South MS

Latest trends suggest Friday’s heaviest rain in coastal Mississippi will arrive during the afternoon and evening

  Showers and storms likely on Monday

There is a low risk for severe weather

  The 14th tropical storm of the season, Nestor, forms in the Gulf

Forecast calls for a tropical storm to make a Florida Panhandle landfall. Main impacts east of South Mississippi.

  Heavy rain expected for parts of Mississippi this week

The heaviest rain could stay just to our north

  Drought worsens across Mississippi

Drought conditions have expanded and intensified across parts of the Magnolia State in early October

  A tropical disturbance could move into Gulf by this weekend

Chance remains low for this to become a depression or storm

Summer-like heat will last into October

We’ll have to wait a little longer for cooler air

  No big cool down expected this week, but maybe a little by the weekend?

If you're looking for fall, you will have to keep looking

  3 storms at once: Dorian, Fernand, and Gabrielle

T.S. Gabrielle formed on Wednesday morning in the Atlantic

  Flooding reported this morning. More storms approaching.

Rainfall totals of one to two inches are forecast for most of South MS with isolated higher totals.

  How waterspouts form

Waterspouts are classified two ways: fair weather waterspout and tornadic waterspout

When flash flooding threatens, turn around and don’t drown

As little as 12 inches of moving floodwater can be enough to float and carry away a small vehicle.

It’s not just the heat; it’s the humidity!

Here's why the heat index is an important value to know.

  Perseid Meteor Shower 2019 fights bright moonlight at peak

The usual 50-100 meteors per hour will instead be only up to about 20 meteors per hour due to the bright moonlight.

Perseid Meteor Shower Peak

The Perseid Meteor Shower will peak August 12-13, 2019.

Love the smell of rain? Here’s the science behind its distinct smell

The smell of rain isn't from the water droplets, but mainly from plants and bacteria.

  Near-normal July. August may be warmer.

August is Meteorological Summer’s final month

  Caribbean tropical wave may near Florida and the Bahamas by late-week

While 95L is not a credible threat to South Mississippi, it will pose at least a rain threat to areas between Puerto Rico and Florida by this weekend.

  The Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower is reaching its peak

The Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower is going to peak near the end of July! You may be able to see some shooting stars before the sunrise.

I want to see the northern lights!

I've always wanted to see the northern lights, so here's a guide for chasing down the aurora borealis.

Rare July cold front brings record-cool air

Temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s were recorded for much of coastal Mississippi on Wednesday morning

  Rare July Cold Front on Tuesday

Don’t get your hopes up for breaking out your sweater and sipping hot cocoa in July in the South.

International Space Station Fly-over

The International Space Station will fly over South Mississippi and be visible a few more times tonight and Saturday.

  Flash Flood Watch through Monday

One to three inches of additional rainfall or more possible today and tonight

  Rain bands linger for us as Barry slowly pulls away from the coast

Monday has already brought downpours to parts of South Mississippi

  How a tropical system could impact salinity levels and blue-green algae in the Mississippi Sound

While no one wishes for a tropical system to impact anyone, a weak one coming from the right direction could be beneficial.

  Pascagoula records hottest temperature in over 20 years

Several other cities in South Mississippi recorded blazing temperatures

The dog days of summer have arrived. Here’s what that means.

The dog days of summer are upon us. Did you know the dog days have nothing to do with heat or even dogs for that matter?

  2019’s first major hurricane forms in the Pacific

Major Pacific Hurricane Barbara reaches cat 4 strength on Tuesday morning, posing no threat to the Gulf.

  July, our usual wettest month of the year, could be dry

The first six months of 2019 has been dry for much of coastal Mississippi

  Downbursts and hail hit South Mississippi; here is how they form

While summertime thunderstorms are a part of life in South Mississippi, they can still cause problems. One of the biggest threats with thunderstorms in the summer time are downbursts.

  Large plume of Saharan dust to make for hazy skies, potentially vibrant sunsets this week

While it is typical for tropical waves to roll off the African coast this time of year, it is also common to for large plumes of dust to come off the coast as well.

Dangerous Heat Index this week

There is a Heat Advisory is in effect for South Mississippi counties: Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson until 6 PM this evening. The heat will stick around for the foreseeable future, so Heat Advisories could be a daily occurrence.

  Dangerous heat for the first day of summer

Expect heat index values of 103 to 109 degrees on the longest day of the year

  Sudden increase in salinity in Mississippi’s coastal waters

There has been a recent sharp increase in salinity in the coastal waters of Mississippi.

Practice sun safety in the hot summer months

Summer is in the air. And so is plenty of sunshine.

  Tornado Watch until 5 PM for coastal Mississippi

A Tornado Watch is in effect for ALL of coastal Mississippi.

  First Alert: Showers likely. Coastal and flash flooding possible.

Storms may produce locally heavy rainfall, possibly resulting in flash flooding across the area Thursday and possibly into Friday.

  Tropical moisture will increase rain chances this week; may prolong Mississippi River flooding

Tropical moisture may give us heavy rain in South Mississippi this week.

  Why Mississippi Sound salinity levels are low and how opening Morganza Spillway can lower freshwater intrusion

The combination of locally heavy rain this winter and spring and the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway has led to abnormally low salinity levels in the Mississippi Sound.

  Four storms to remember from recent years as hurricane season 2019 begins

The last two hurricane seasons have brought several landfalling systems to the central Gulf Coast region, including two in South Mississippi.

Watch out for sunburn and heat stress this week

Extreme UV index, heat index nearing 100°

Subtropical Storm Andrea forms near Bermuda

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1

  Once in a blue moon, this weekend

This year, May’s full moon will also be called a blue moon. But, it might be for a different reason than you’re used to.

Wolf River has crested and is now falling. Flooding issues continue.

Here are the latest river forecasts from the National Weather Service River Forecast Center as of Tuesday morning May 14th

  Tornado Watch until 6 PM for coastal Mississippi

Watch out for mainly damaging straight-line winds. A few tornadoes will be possible somewhere in the watch area as well.

  Hurricane Preparedness - Assembling Disaster Supplies

You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath.

  Hurricane Preparedness - Develop an Evacuation Plan

If you are in an evacuation zone, figure out today where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate.

Wet weather possible at times during Thunder Over the Sound

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in coastal Mississippi’s forecast for Saturday

  Tropical disturbance near Florida remains no threat to South MS

Regardless of development, locally heavy rains are possible over portions of the Florida peninsula during the next day or so. No South MS impacts expected.