Ric Kearbey, 13WMAZ News

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13WMAZ News

Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Ric:

Hurricane experts now predict even more storms for 2021

A new hurricane forecast is out from Colorado State University increased their expected number of storms for 2021, in part due to Hurricane Elsa. → Read More

Anglers get 'catch of a lifetime' near Anna Maria Island in Florida

Beachgoers thought it was a shark when the two anglers caught the fish. → Read More

See the 2 largest planets in our solar system with the beautiful crescent moon

You shouldn't have any trouble seeing the trio light up the morning sky Thursday. Just find the beautiful waning crescent moon. → Read More

Surfer Katherine Díaz Hernández killed by lightning strike while training for Olympics

A sudden change in weather reportedly caught beachgoers by surprise. → Read More

'Holy cow! There's a tornado y'all': Woman screams as twister touches down in North Carolina

Burlington, North Carolina Tornado | Woman screams as twister touches down in North Carolina. → Read More

The bizarre reason why some snow was brown in Colorado

Did brown snow fall in Colorado? Is the snow brown? The brown snow was the result of dust all the way from Mexico, and global warming is partly to blame. → Read More

Meteor sends booming noise across Vermont after exploding in the sky

It caused a "loud boom and body-rattling vibration" as the meteor passed overhead. It was likely a fragment of an asteroid and exploded about 33 miles from impact. → Read More

Brrr! It was the 19th coldest February in NOAA's 127-year record

It was brutally and historically cold in February for places like Texas, but Tampa Bay enjoyed warmer-than-average weather. → Read More

NOAA considers moving the start of hurricane season to mid-May

Increasing pre-season storms triggers NOAA to consider expanding the official season to begin May 15. → Read More

Look up! The Moon and bright red planet, Mars near each other in the evening sky

Look up this evening for a treat in the sky! The quarter phase Moon will be near the bright red planet Mars. The two will disappear in the west sky around 1 AM. → Read More

NASA says 2020 was hottest year on record by narrow margin

NASA says 2020 was the hottest year on record, narrowly beating 2016. Here are the effects. → Read More

Most billion-dollar disasters on record in US occurred in 2020

There were 22 billion-dollar disasters, and seven of them were tropical cyclones in the record-setting hurricane season. → Read More

Earth is spinning faster than ever recorded

The 28 fastest days on record all occurred in 2020. This may require the World's official timekeepers to subtract time from our world clock for the first time ever. → Read More

Prominent scientists predict record strong solar cycle, contradicting NASA forecast

A new solar cycle has begun with the sun. According to at least one prominent astrophysicist, the next decade or so may be one of the most active on record. → Read More

Jupiter and Saturn to form first visible 'double planet' in 800 years

The conjunction of the two planets on Christmas week is being called a ‘Christmas Star’ by many astronomers. → Read More

Humpback whale surfaces near the Statue of Liberty

A humpback whale surfaces near the Statue of Liberty and it's happening more often than you might think. → Read More

Does a new decade start in 2021?

Does 2021 mark the beginning of a new decade, or are we already living it in the twenties? → Read More

Strange object flying past Earth could be a piece of 60s-era rocket booster

Tampa Bay skies has something unknown flying in it. An asteroid? Old rocket? NASA thinks the object, called 2020 SO is part of Surveyor 2 that crashed into the moon. → Read More

Is the 2020 hurricane season finally over?

The hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. So, with less than two weeks to go, is it over? The answer: yes and no. → Read More

November sky events include meteor showers, lunar eclipse

Find out when to see the events in the Tampa Bay area. → Read More