Southeastern Winter Storm Summary

As we all know, a snow event impacted the region on Thursday afternoon and into the evening hours, causing major traffic issues across the region. This was associated with the system before the main event to our south. A shortwave trough had been forecast for several days to propagate southeastward out of the northwestern US […]

An Update on the Southeast Drought

Just a few weeks ago, much of the southeastern US was battling an Extreme to Exceptional drought. Eight percent of the country was in an Extreme drought, with much of that being in the southeastern US. The southeast drought was bad, and only looked to get worse. This was causing many issues across the region. […]

The Southeast is Battling Wildfires

As I posted about last week, the majority of Kentucky is now in a Moderate to Severe drought. This has continued to worsen, with much of the southeastern portion of the state now in a Severe Drought. Well, we are not alone. Much of our neighbors to our south and east are seeing much, much worse drought […]

WxOrNotBG Tweets of the Week

Twitter is a meteorologist’s best friend and worst enemy. Meteorologists send out hundreds of tweets per day, and it is such a useful tool for dispensing information. Many times, though, hype will begin and spread like fire on Twitter. Other times, it saves someone’s life. Therefore, Twitter sees the best and worst out of meteorologists […]

Hurricane Hermine Takes aim at Florida

Yesterday morning, Tropical Storm Hermine was born in the southern Gulf of Mexico as what looked like a big blob of convection. She has been classified as a tropical system, with an organized surface circulation, since Sunday morning; however, it took her a while to get the name “Hermine”. Early in her life she came […]

Tropical Depression Bonnie Lives Again

In one of the biggest underdog stories of the year, and in an upset that defies forecasts and models, Bonnie has been resurrected, and is a Tropical Depression once more. She died shortly after making landfall on Sunday in South Carolina, but her circulation has remained in tact, and she is now over the warm […]

Your Weather Week In Review

Here at WxOrNotBG, we have begun to implement a new post every Sunday evening previewing the week ahead. In light of that, I am going to begin posting a review of the previous week each Saturday night, highlighting the major events that occurred, etc. So, with that being said, here is your *cue awesome music* […]

South Carolina Is Under Water

While many have focused on Hurricane Joaquin recently, a story that has only gotten press the past couple of days has been the South Carolina flooding. What happened was that a piece of upper level energy dove down into the eastern US, and began cutting off from the main flow. The upper level low caught a stream of […]

Subtropical Storm Ana Forms

Last night, the National Hurricane Center initiated advisories on the first named storm of the Atlantic Tropical season, which typically begins on June first. This system formed from an elongated area of low pressure that gradually gained subtropical characteristics, and a closed surface low. The NHC forecast has the storm making landfall near Myrtle Beach, […]