Alysa Carsley, WSAV News 3

Alysa Carsley

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Alysa:

WSAV Weather Now: Our peak fall foliage is right out the corner

Savannah, GA (WSAV) – With it finally starting to feel like fall outside, it’s time for it look like it as well. No, I don’t mean the festive Halloween and fall decorations you have outside your home. I’m talking about leaves naturally changing to beautiful orange and red colors. While some leaves have begun to […] → Read More

Weather Folklore: Can shooting stars help forecast the weather?

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Can high flying shooting stars actually predict future weather patterns at the surface? I’ve been researching different weather folklores and where they came from over the past few weeks. This one quickly captured my attention and with World Space Week last week, I thought it would be a good topic to […] → Read More

Hurricane Matthew 5 year anniversary: Looking back at the storm & our impacts

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Five years ago, many of us woke up (or quite possibly never went to sleep) in the early morning hours of Oct. 8 to whipping wind, flooding and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew. Over the course of one week, Matthew went from a catastrophic Category 5 major hurricane to a Category […] → Read More

WSAV Weather Now: International Space Station viewable tonight & how to spot it

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — In this episode of Exploring the Atmosphere with Alysa, I’ll show you how to spot tonight’s International Space Station viewing! It’s one of my favorite things to see in the night’s sky! Did you know that you don’t even need a telescope to see it? Try it tonight – you’ll have to be fast […] → Read More

Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Storm Nicolas forms in southwestern Gulf

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — September 10th is the stastical peak of hurricane season and there is no doubt that we are in it! In the Atlantic Basin, we are watching 4 tropical disturbances and now a tropical storm. Our N named storm – Nicholas – formed late Sunday morning. The storm has max sustained winds of […] → Read More

TRACKING THE TROPICS: Tropical rain to impact Coastal Empire & Lowcountry tonight through tomorrow

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A tropical disturbance is expected to track from the northeastern part of the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic Ocean tomorrow into Friday. The center of the tropical wave will track close to the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry tomorrow with heavy rain bands moving in ahead of the center. This will bring […] → Read More

Tracking the Tropics: T.S. Larry likely to become a hurricane tonight

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Tropical Depression Kate has continued to fall apart and is now a remnant low. Tropical Storm Larry is becoming more organized, stronger and is expected to become a hurricane as early as tonight. Tropical Storm Larry Tropical depression 12 strengthened into tropical storm Larry Wednesday morning. This system started out as […] → Read More

Category 4 Hurricane Ida makes landfall on Louisiana coast; significant impacts begin to move onshore

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Ida officially made landfall on Lousiana’s coast Sunday morning around noon. Ida reached hurricane strength Friday afternoon and has been intensifying this weekend as it approached the coast of Louisiana this weekend – potentially on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Ida has rapidly intensified from a category 2 hurricane at […] → Read More

Summer Safety: Testing Surface Temperatures

We all know how hot the ground feels under our bare feet after we exit the pool and how much better it feels in the cooler grass. But why does it feel better in grass that has also been in the sun the entire day? It is sort of like how t-shirts heat up in the sun. In this episode of Exploring the Atmosphere with Alysa, I'll explain how surface materials heat up comes down to 2 things. → Read More

NOAA updates 2021 hurricane season forecast; still expecting above average season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Climate Prediction Center released their mid-season forecast Wednesday. There are no major changes in the forecast with NOAA is still predicting an above normal season. → Read More

WSAV NOW WEATHER: Lightning’s charging path

Lightning creates thunder. The heat of lightning causes the atmosphere to expand. The sound of that expansion is thunder. Lightning tries to find the path of least resistance to the ground. Those outside before, during, and after a storm offer that path and are sometimes in the worst position during a storm. → Read More

Tropical Depression Two forms off North Carolina Coast

After a quiet first 2 weeks of hurricane season, the tropics seem to be heating up. Tropical Depression Two has formed off the North Carolina coast late Monday Morning. The depression formed after emerging off the coast yesterday and moving over the warm Gulf Stream waters → Read More

WSAV NOW Weather: Rare clouds spotted on Mars

Curiosity Rover captured rare clouds in the sky above Mars using its in color Mast camera. These types of clouds don't occur that often in the very thin and dry atmosphere. Most clouds are typically found at the Planet's equator when Mar is farthest from the Sun. → Read More

Hurricane season begins early as Subtropical Storm Ana forms; 7th year in a row for an early start

Hurricane season may not begin until June 1st, however we now have the season’s first named system. Subtropical Storm Ana formed early Saturday morning in the Atlantic Ocean. → Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Keeping your car safe

There are many items on a hurricane preparedness checklist you need to go over before you evacuate ahead of a tropical system. One thing that shouldn't be looked over is where to park your car and fueling it up before hand. Finding a spot is easier than you just need to know where to look. → Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Check timestamp on social media posts

ver the six month course of hurricane season, a lot of information comes out every day. New advisories, new tracks, new impacts etc. Whether we are tracking multiple storms or watching one, your social media timeline can easily be overfilled with old information. → Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week: How to check your frozen food if you evacuate

One thing you shouldn't have to worry about is the food in your refrigerator and freezer. The power could go out and your frozen food could completely defrost. One way to check to see if your food defrosted is to use a quarter. → Read More

WSAV NOW WEATHER: First-ever powered controlled flight from Mars possible next week

In this week’s episode of Exploring the Atmosphere with Alysa, the Ingenuity Helicopter will attempt a major milestone flight next week. Also learn about the missions of Perseverance and Ingenuity on Planet Mars! → Read More

Severe Storms threat likely this afternoon; wind, hail, tornadoes possible

Severe storms are likely this afternoon as a potent cold front approaches from the west. Strong squall lines could develop along the cold front with embedded cells that could produce damaging wind, hail, and tornadoes. → Read More

The Record-Breaking 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – While most people have been counting down until the holidays, you will find that most, if not ALL, meteorologists are counting down to the real holiday: Hurricane Season being over!! We have finally made it out of a chaotic and beyond record-setting season. Once upon a time, before 30 names storms and […] → Read More