Articles from the Weather section archive

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Cooler, wetter winter might be on the way

A strong El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean could signal a wetter, cooler winter than normal for the Southeast, Georgia's top climatologist said.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

July was Earth's hottest month on record

WASHINGTON - July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said. And it's almost a dead certain lock that this year will beat last year as the warmest ...
By Seth Borenstein

Parts of Columbia County see 3 inches of rain

Columbia County received varying amounts of rainfall from more than 3 inches to less than a half-inch Wednesday when storms moved through the area.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Caution urged after heavy rains

A flood advisory is in effect and Columbia County officials are urging motorist caution as heavy rains sweep through the area.

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Hot, dry summer boosts Augusta water use

A warm, dry summer has resulted in higher water consumption than in previous years, but county utilities officials said it hasn't become a problem.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Weather reporting more than just a hobby

Olin Berry and his wife Harriett are one of 23 families in the South Carolina midlands who are "cooperative observers" for the National Weather Service.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hospitals see more heat-related illnesses

The high was more than 100 degrees for four consecutive days this week, from Sunday to Wednesday, with a heat index much higher.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Augusta hits 104 degrees, falls short of record

Augusta hit its highest temperature in three years Tuesday, but 104 degrees wasn't enough even to tie the record.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Less rain, more heat coming up

The latest models indicate temperatures this weekend will hover around 100, but are not expected to hit triple digits.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Where You Live: After the storm

High winds and rain slashed across the Augusta area prompting several alerts from the National Weather Service. 
By Jim Blaylock

Storm causes power outages

High winds and rain stormed across the Augusta area Thursday, and the National Weather Service said more could be on the way this weekend.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Storm watch for several counties

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. for several area counties.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Air-conditioning service calls rise as temperatures climb

During the summer, Kenny Gilreath works nonstop, sometimes taking as many as 14 calls a day and staying out until midnight to fix residential and commercial units.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, June 22, 2015

Augusta's 100-degree weather could linger for several more days

Get ready to get even warmer with several back-to-back days of scorching, triple digit heat and possibly the beginning of one of the hottest summers Augusta has seen in a few years.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Heat warning across Georgia

ATLANTA - Parts of Georgia will be under a heat advisory as temperatures climb into the upper 90s in large parts of the state, with heat index values soaring to around 105 degrees.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Augusta heat matches record high

Augusta matched a high temperature record Tuesday that was set 95 years ago.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, June 15, 2015

Augusta sees hottest week of year so far

Forecasts called for high temperatures of 102 on Tuesday and 101 on Wednesday before dipping only slightly to 99 degrees on Thursday and 96 on Friday.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wet week will continue

A storm that passed through Tuesday did little to help the rainfall deficit, but more chances for rain continue the remainder of the week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Rainfall damages Thurmond visitor center

Heavy overnight rainfall caused a partial roof collapse at Thurmond Lake Visitor Center, which will be closed several days to repair damage.
By Meg Mirshak

Overnight rain soaks Columbia County

Overnight rainfall added to a particularly soggy 24 hours in Columbia County.
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