Weekend humor from Celia Rivenbark: Our increasingly hysterical weather forecasts

BY: - March 4, 2023

Every now and then I get nostalgic for the old days of TV weather updates when the scariest possible event was “black ice,” two words spoken in the gravest of tones by trusted forecasters. Black ice? Only a lunatic would leave the house with that stuff maliciously forming invisible inky tentacles on roads and bridges, […]

Reliability watchdog warns of potential electric shortfalls this winter

BY: - December 9, 2022

The nonprofit regulator charged with helping ensure the reliability of the North American electric grid is warning of potential electric supply shortfalls during severe weather this winter in several regions of the country. Earlier this month, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, which sets and enforces reliability standards for the bulk power system in the […]

U.S. House Agriculture panel to key in on climate change and farming

BY: - February 26, 2021

Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore testifies on rise in extreme weather events WASHINGTON — Democrats are eyeing proposals that would support programs for U.S. farmers—who have suffered catastrophic losses from severe weather events in recent years—to reduce carbon emissions on their land. In his first major policy hearing as House Agriculture Committee chairman, Rep. David […]

Prisoners, DPS staff in projected Hurricane Florence path being moved to safety

BY: - September 11, 2018

Several hundred prisoners and N.C. Department of Public Safety staff who are in the projected path of Hurricane Florence are being moved to safer facilities. DPS prison spokesman Jerry Higgins said Tuesday that he couldn’t give specifics about exactly how many offenders and personnel were being moved or from which facilities to protect their safety. […]

Helpful information for Hurricane Matthew preparation before, after storm

BY: - October 7, 2016

As Hurricane Matthew continues to impact eastern Florida, warnings have been extended up the coast as far north as Surf City. A hurricane warning was issued along the North Carolina coast from the South Carolina state line and northeast to Surf City, and a tropical storm warning is in effect from Surf City to Duck, […]

Lunch Links

BY: - October 4, 2013

We made it – it’s Friday and a beautiful weekend is ahead. Get out there and enjoy it, because early next week we could have more than just a little rain on our hands. What happens when a hurricane hits the U.S. during a federal government shutdown? Eight years after Katrina, I’m a little concerned. […]