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When is it safe to plant Summer flowers and vegetables?

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Each year is different.  But we looks to the averages for gardeners to go out and plant tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, greens beans and other green things! 

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#PaulSaid Does the sun cause space weather?

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Sometimes, the Sun throws off huge amounts of matter. These events are called coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. A CME can release up to 20 billion tons of this material. 

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#PaulSaid Driving in Flooded Waters

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It only takes a few inches of swiftly-moving water to lift a car and hurl it downstream, and it takes a surprisingly small amount of water to lift even larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs and send their occupants into a harrowing situation at best to a violent, watery death at worst.

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#PaulSaid Are you electrified when hit by lightning

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People who are struck by lightning are no longer electrified unless they’re resting on a live power line or their fingers are jammed in an electrical outlet. 

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#PaulSaid Opening windows before a tornado

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We know better these days—it’s the wind and debris swirling around that destroys your house—so why do people still believe we should open the windows before a tornado? The fact that your grandma told you this 50 years ago doesn’t make it true.

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#PaulSaid Yearly average rainfall

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The rainfall averages are based on the daily rainfall measurements. Daily rainfall is defined as the 24-hour accumulated amount on a given  day. 

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#PaulSaid "Con Trails"

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What you are seeing are "Con Trails", or condensation trails.We first discovered them during World War II when the bombers would fly at high altitudes from Great Britain to Germany. More>>

#PaulSaid Hurricane Names

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Hurricanes used to be named based on latitude and longitude. The process switched over to using names in order to make the process easier and more accurate. More>>

#PaulSaid Thunder and Lightning

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Thunder or Lightening what comes first?   More>>

#PaulSaid High pressure and low pressure systems

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A Channel 3 viewer asks What is the difference between high pressure systems and low pressure systems on your weather map? More>>

#PaulSaid First Fall killing frost

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Channel 3 viewer Lloyd asks What is the average date for our first killing frost? More>>

#PaulSaid Positive and negative lightning strikes

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Channel 3 viewer Aubree asks "What do the percentages positive and negative in the lightning strike box refer to?"  More>>

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