National Weather Service
The first official day of winter is here, but with South Florida’s warm temperatures saying otherwise, weather experts are warning beach-goers of dangerous rip currents.
It’s another blustery day across South Florida. CBS4 Chief Meteorologist David Bernard said the culprit is a large area of high pressure over the Eastern United States.
Flooding plagued parts of South Florida Wednesday after record rains left areas of Southwest Miami-Dade soaked.
It’s rare for South Florida to see any totally dry days in a row during the wet season, but that happened Saturday and Sunday for many communities.
NOAA still believes the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be above normal with “the possibility that it could be very active,” according to the organizations updated outlook.
Beach-going is a popular past-time on Memorial Day weekend but, according to the National Weather Service, swimmers should be aware of rip currents.
While South Florida has been able to avoid much of the hurricane activity in the last few years, it may be more difficult this year if NOAA’s outlook for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to fruition.
For many Americans, the impacts of sequestration have been hard to quantify past some added inconvenience at the airport. But NOAA’s plans to deal with sequestration could have an impact on weather forecasts and the National Hurricane Center.
Following criticism on the handling of Superstorm Sandy, the National Weather Service is considering changing how it issues hurricane watches and warnings.
While the world’s attention is focused on the northeast, Sandy left it’s mark on South Florida with standing water and tidal surge from Broward to Miami-Dade.