Kevin Orpurt

Watch the Lunar Eclipse LIVE tonight!

April 14th, 2014 at 5:48 pm by under Kevin Orpurt's Blog, Weather, WTHI Blog

The Lunar Eclipse begins at about 2am, but coverage starts earlier.  Go here: http://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html


CHANCE OF RAIN, THEN COLDER

March 18th, 2014 at 6:55 pm by under Weather, WTHI Blog

There will be a chance of rain overnight Tuesday.  Wednesday, rain ends, but turning windy and colder.  The rest of the week will stay below the average high of 55-56°.7day


WARMER FRIDAY-RAIN SATURDAY

March 6th, 2014 at 4:21 pm by under Weather, WTHI Blog

It will be sunny and warmer Friday, but an approaching cold front will bring more clouds and a chance of rain by Saturday afternoon.7day


SO, YOU THINK IT’S BEEN COLD…..

March 4th, 2014 at 8:58 pm by under Kevin Orpurt's Blog

As of March 4th, there have been 63 days in the year.

 

25 of those days had a temperature in the single digits or below 0.

47 days had temperatures that were below average.


GRADUAL WARMING

March 4th, 2014 at 4:51 pm by under Weather, WTHI Blog

We’re in store for a gradual warming trend, but we may have to go through a few flurries before we get there.7day


GRADUALLY WARMER

March 3rd, 2014 at 6:41 pm by under Weather, WTHI Blog

Now that we’re into March, it looks as though the temperature will gradually warm.  In most people’s opinion7day it’s about time!


A WEEKEND WINTER STORM

February 26th, 2014 at 4:48 pm by under Weather, WTHI Blog

We’re tracking a developing winter storm that has the potential to bring a combination of freezing rain, sleet and snow this weekend.  In the meantime, it will be quite cold.7day


TRACKING WINTER WEATHER

February 25th, 2014 at 7:03 pm by under Weather, WTHI Blog

7dayA cold front will drop across the region tonight and bring very cold conditions for the next few days.  Then, another system will move in Friday night.  This has the potential to bring snow, then a possibility of  snow and freezing rain by Sunday.  We’ll continue to track this developing situation for you.


GEORGE’S DAY…SORT OF

February 21st, 2014 at 10:42 pm by under Kevin Orpurt's Blog

February 22nd  is historically the day George Washington was born.  Except in 1731, when he was born, it was actually February 11th!  What? It all boils down to the fact that, in some years, February has 29 days. That’s using the current Gregorian calendar, which was put into effect in 1752, twenty years after Mr. Washington was born.  The Gregorian calendar was adopted because the previous Julian calendar, under which Mr. Washington was born, had become completely distorted in regard to seasons and Easter.  As a result, September 2, 1752 was followed immediately by September 14!!  The new calendar added 11 days and one year to George Washington’s birthday, making it February 22nd, 1732! Confusing?  You bet!  I’m still not sure which day should officially be Washington’s birthday.  Some history I’ve read about Mr. Washington suggests he continued to regard February 11th as his real birthday.


THURSDAY WIND AND RAIN

February 19th, 2014 at 5:46 pm by under Weather, WTHI Blog

A very strong center of low pressure will be moving into the area and bring with it a chance of thunderstorms, strong wind and occasional heavy rainfall.  Storm Team 10 is tracking this powerful storm and will keep you informed.storms