Kris Allred, WSAV News 3

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WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week: Get an insurance checkup

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Tropical storms and hurricanes can bring strong winds, heavy rainfall, coastal flooding, storm surge and rip currents. These storms bring numerous threats to life and property across the United States, causing billions of dollars in damage. Hurricane season starts in less than a month, so now is the time to prepare. […] → Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Packing a hurricane survival kit

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The official start of hurricane season is still about a month away, but now is the time to start getting ready. Once you know your evacuation zone and have an evacuation plan, you should prepare a hurricane survival kit. This is even if you’re not ordered to evacuate. A strong tropical storm […] → Read More

Things that make you go hmmm…

Children born in summer or autumn grow up to be taller and heavier because their mothers were exposed to more sunlight during pregnancy, researchers claim. Hmmm… Well, I am on the petite side. Only 5’2″. And I was born in March. My sister, on the other hand, was born in July. She is one inch […] → Read More

Georgia Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Day 3 ~ Tornadoes

Severe weather preparedness week is happening this week in Georgia. Each day there is a different theme, and Wednesday’s is tornado preparedness. Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air, extending from the thunderstorm that is in contact with the ground. Tornadoes can vary in shape, size and intensity. Most tornadoes are weak, lasting only a […] → Read More

Georgia Severe Weather Awareness Week – Day 2: Thunderstorms

It’s Georgia’s Severe Weather Awareness Week… a time for all of us to get ready for when severe weather hits. The week goes from February 7th to 11th, with a statewide tornado drill happening at 9am on Wednesday. Tuesday’s topic is about thunderstorms and what makes them severe. The ingredients needed for a thunderstorm are […] → Read More

Georgia Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Georgia’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is the first week in February. Even though we don’t see much severe weather this time of year, it’s a great time to refresh your memory of the aspects of severe weather. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) is encouraging families to learn emergency preparedness and response procedures for all […] → Read More

5 years later: Hurricane Matthew from a chief meteorologist’s view

I still remember very clearly the day I moved to Savannah. It was October 2, 2007, and I had just been hired as the chief meteorologist of WSAV. I was moving my entire family from Michigan. This was my chance to get back to the south… a place of warmth, sunshine… and hurricanes. As I […] → Read More

Tracking the Tropics: Odette forms off Atlantic Coast; Expected to remain fish storm

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — We now have our 15th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. The good news is that Tropical Storm Odette is expected to remain a fish storm and stay off the east coast of the United States. Odette developed just off the Mid-Atlantic coast Friday evening. However, the storm is struggling […] → Read More

Raging wild fire threatens Lake Tahoe: residents cover their homes with aluminum

Tonight, the usually heaving town of South Lake Tahoe is deserted. Tens of thousands of residents have evacuated in fear of the fast approaching Caldor wildfire. This wildfire has scorched nearly 200,000 acres of land, and it’s just 20 percent contained. Now the residents of South Lake Tahoe are under evacuation orders. So far the […] → 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

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads

High transportation system will move you at OVER 600mph. Today Virgin Hyperloop released its vision for transportation. They claim pods will be able to glide at 670mph inside tubes that can connect cities across the country. Hyperloop was originally conceived by Elon Musk. But now it’s had a makeover. It was unveiled by Elon Musk […] → Read More

World’s water shortage could be solved

Newly created membrane removes 99.9% of salt from saltwater and makes it drinkable within just minutes. Scientists in Korea believe they can solve one of the world’s largest health problems. According to the World Health Organization, around 785 million people lack access to safe drinking water. Although the Earth has a large amount of water, […] → Read More

Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Storm Fred develops just south of Puerto Rico

Tuesday, 11pm ~ Tropical Storm Fred is now producing heavy rains and gusty winds over parts of Puerto Rico tonight. In the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, Fred was about 45 miles southwest of Ponce Puerto Rico. Maximum sustained winds are at 40mph, and the storm is moving to the west at 17mph. […] → Read More

Tropical Storm Fred forecast to form tonight

A disturbance approaching the Lesser Antilles is forecast to become a tropical storm tonight. At 5pm, Potential Tropical Cyclone 6 was about 165 miles east/southeast of Dominica. The storm system has maximum sustained winds of 35mph with gusts up to 45mph. PTC 6 is moving to the west/northwest at 15mph. A Tropical Storm Watch is […] → Read More

Potential Tropical Cyclone Five forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Watches issued for portions of the Lesser Antilles At 5pm Potential Tropical Cyclone Five developed, and it’s about 1195 miles east of the Windward Islands. Maximum sustained winds are at 35mph, and the storm is tracking to the WNW at 21mph. An increase in forward speed during the next couple of days is […] → Read More

Hurricane Hunters now investigating Tropical Depression Four, localized flooding possible later today

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Hurricane Hunters are now flying into Tropical Depression Four. This will provide better data on the storm system that has formed off the coast of South Carolina. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Edisto Beach to South Santee River South Carolina. Tropical Depression 4 officially formed off the South […] → Read More

So many starfish!

It’s catching the attention of both visitors and locals… big amounts of starfish have washed up along the coast of Tybee Beach. And many are asking why. In the photo below, Heather Honeycutt captured this moment on Tybee today. Well… there are a few theories. First, we saw a relatively mild winter. A warmer winter […] → Read More

Why some storms produce excessive lightning

June 9, 2021: Michael Ward, 70, was playing golf in New Jersey when he was struck by lightning and killed.June 12, 2021: A 15-year-old woman was struck by lightning while swimming on Tybee Island, Georgia. Until June 9th, we held a record for the latest in the year the nation has made it without recording […] → Read More

Southern states brace for large tornadoes, flooding

The national Storm Prediction Center says parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee on Thursday will be at high risk of strong tornadoes that can stay on the ground for miles. → Read More

Hurricane Zeta: Hurricane and storm surge watches issued for the northern Gulf Coast

Hurricane Zeta formed Monday afternoon, and it's expected to bring hurricane conditions and a dangerous storm surge to portions of the Yucatan Peninsula. → Read More