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The Carolina Weather Group is a weekly talk show broadcasting each week from the Carolinas. The show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us!

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The Carolina Weather Group is a weekly talk show broadcasting each week from the Carolinas. The show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us!

    Earthquakes in Elgin, South Carolina [Ep. 417]

    Earthquakes in Elgin, South Carolina [Ep. 417]

    This week, breaking news: The largest earthquakes in South Carolina since 2014 continue to rumble out of Elgin.

    The USGS says two earthquakes today, one a magnitude 3.5 and another 3.6, plus associated aftershocks, shook across the Carolinas, including in Columbia and reports of tremors as far away as Charlotte and Raleigh.

    The Carolina Weather Group's James Brierton is looking at the latest earthquake data from the USGS as more than three dozen earthquakes continue to shake South Carolina this year.

    We'll also dig into the Carolina Weather Group archives to hear a 2016 conversation with Steven Jaume who studies earthquakes as an Associate Professor in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at the College of Charleston.



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    The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible.


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    • 21 min
    How NOAA weather radios save lives in severe weather [Ep. 416]

    How NOAA weather radios save lives in severe weather [Ep. 416]

    NOAA and the National Weather Service maintain a nationwide network of analog radio transmitters that provide life-saving information during severe weather. These 24/7 radio stations provide real-time forecasts, severe weather warnings, and updated observations throughout the Carolinas and United States.

    This week our guest is Bruce Jones of Midland Radio, one of the biggest manufacturers of weather radio devices that can be used at-home and on-the-go. Jones explains the history of NOAA weather radio and how local National Weather Service offices issue transmissions that can awaken you in your sleep and inform you that it is time to get to safety.



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    The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible.


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    • 31 min
    NC faith leaders call on U.S. to pay 'fair share' for climate-related loss [Bonus]

    NC faith leaders call on U.S. to pay 'fair share' for climate-related loss [Bonus]

    Nadia Ramlagan, North Carolina News Service

    Faith and climate leaders convene in Charlotte this week, as the Southeast Climate and Energy Network and US Climate Action Network join forces.

    They're asking the nation to pay its fair share to help communities feeling the worst effects of climate change.

    Rev. Michael Malcom is the executive director of the Birmingham, Alabama-based People's Justice Council.

    He pointed out that Black, Brown and other historically vulnerable communities are disproportionately experiencing loss and damage from climate disasters - and are the least likely to have the resources to rebuild.

    "All of us in the South, I would say, are aware of the effects of climate change," said Malcom, "because we are the ones that are being hit - I would say the hardest - particularly in the gulf region."

    Research shows warming global temperatures will likely make parts of the southern U.S. more tropical, fostering the spread of insect-borne diseases and invasive species, extreme temperatures and heavy rain events.

    North Carolina ranks in the top five states that have experienced billion dollar weather disasters since 1980.

    Susannah Tuttle is the director of the North Carolina Council of Churches Eco-Justice Connection Program, and is community liaison for the USCAN's Fair Share program.

    She said as the second-highest emitter of carbon emissions in the world, the U.S. can make good on its promises and help ensure that financial assets are used to promote shared welfare in a changing climate.

    "It is an absolute moral imperative to end investment in climate destruction," said Tuttle. "All people of faith and spirituality with a role in the financial system have a responsibility to create action immediately, to put the world on a path to a just and sustainable future."

    Rev. Malcom said he believes religious groups have a role to play in educating the public on how climate change is affecting their lives.

    "And I think communities of faith, that's where we can be most impactful, in helping to control that narrative," said Malcom. "If we can become hubs of resilience, hubs of restoration."

    A Morning Consult poll released last year found nationwide, 60% of Christians and 79% of Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim Americans believe passing legislation to address climate change and its effects should be a top priority for Congress.


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    GOES-18, newest weather satellite, transmits first images [Ep. 415]

    GOES-18, newest weather satellite, transmits first images [Ep. 415]

    GOES-18, which launched March 1 as GOES-R, is continuing operational testing ahead of becoming the United States' newest weather satellite. Part of those tests, is the transmission of its initial test imagery.

    Our guest this week on the Carolina Weather Group is Dr. Dan Lindsey, the Chief Scientist for NOAA's GOES-R Program. Lindsey explains the ongoing testing, where the satellite is now, and what remains before the satellite can begin monitoring the weather for the West Coast of the United States.

    GOES-18 will assist GOES-17 with GOES West operations in late summer 2022 and again in early fall. NOAA plans for GOES-18 to replace GOES-17 as GOES West in early 2023. 

    GOES-16, which launched in 2016 as GOES-R, provides weather data for the United States East Coast, including both North Carolina and South Carolina.

    GOES-U will be the fourth and final spacecraft in the GOES-R Series of geostationary weather satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The GOES-R Series is a joint effort between NASA and NOAA and includes GOES-R, GOES-S, GOES-T, and GOES-U.

    Imagery from GOES-18 during the post-launch testing phase should be considered preliminary and non-operational.



    More information:

    https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/news/earth-orbit-noaa-debuts-first-imagery-goes-18

    https://www.goes-r.gov/



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    The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible.


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    • 30 min
    How hot will Carolina weather get? | Let's Talk June 14, 2022

    How hot will Carolina weather get? | Let's Talk June 14, 2022

    Excessive heat will create dangerous weather conditions across North Carolina and South Carolina this week. A heat wave will impact the Carolinas through Friday.

    The high temperatures, combined with the humidity, will push the heat index over 100 degrees. The heat index is a measure of what the temperature outside really feels like.

    Weather this hot will make it hard for our bodies to cool down. With the proper ability to perspire, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible. Be safe and practice health precautions.

    Everyone should practice weather safety by remaining indoors, out of the sun, and continued hydration. Be sure to check on your neighbors, friends, and family.

    In addition to the heat, afternoon thunderstorms could be strong-to-severe. While these storms are expected to be scattered, isolated storms could bring damaging wind. Overall, rain chances stay low. Without rain and clouds, the temperature will stay hot, and vegetation will struggle. 



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    The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible.


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    • 4 min
    When severe storms push the limit: Overshooting tops [Ep. 414]

    When severe storms push the limit: Overshooting tops [Ep. 414]

    Thunderstorms are capable of reaching the tropopause: the boundary between the lowest layer of the atmosphere in which we live (the troposphere) and the layer immediately above (the stratosphere). If a storm overshoots the tropopause and extends into the stratosphere, it may lead to the transport of air between the two layers. This is called a stratosphere-troposphere exchange or STE.

    Dr. Cameron R. Homeyer of the University of Oklahoma studies the stratosphere-troposphere exchange caused by severe storms. He's the guest this week on the Carolina Weather Group.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR RESEARCH: http://homeyer.oucreate.com/research/



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    The Carolina Weather Group operates a weekly talk show of the same name. Broadcasting each week from the Carolinas, the show is dedicated to covering weather, science, technology, and more with newsmakers from the field of atmospheric science. With co-hosts across both North Carolina and South Carolina, the show may closely feature both NC weather and SC weather, but the topics are universally enjoyable for any weather fan. Join us as we talk about weather, environment, the atmosphere, space travel, and all the technology that makes it possible.


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    • 29 min

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