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Past articles by Frank:

How to plant tomatoes

This week we are planting tomatoes! This is the time many gardeners wait for all year long. Tomatoes are a popular garden item, and many people take great pride in growing their own tomatoes. It is also one of the more difficult vegetables to grow in the Carolinas. Tomatoes grow best in our warm, but […] → Read More

How to plant green beans

Snap beans can be one of the first warm season veggies to go out into the garden. They prefer soil temperatures over 60 degrees, and can be killed with a frost, but since they germinate so quickly, it is worth the gamble to get some in the ground as early as possible. If it does […] → Read More

How to harvest lettuce

It is hard to believe that it is already time to harvest food from our young garden. This week we will be harvesting lettuce. This was planted back in January but has grown quickly the past few weeks with the warm weather. In our part of the Carolinas, lettuce grows in the winter. It is […] → Read More

How to plan a garden

Winter is a great time to plan a garden. Cooler weather makes for more comfortable outdoor work, and mosquitos are much less aggressive. If you are starting a brand new garden, doing a little bit of planning will make your garden more plentiful and easier to manage once things get growing. Start your garden on […] → Read More

How to plant root vegetables

Root vegetables are a great thing to have in the garden during our cool season. → Read More

Fire danger will remain high in eastern Carolinas due to dry weather pattern

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Fire danger will remain high in the News13 viewing area due to a dry weather pattern. The danger will be consistently high in the eastern Carolinas until we get significant regular rain, or vegetation greens up again in the spring. The area is currently in a drought and the pattern […] → Read More

Showers arrive tonight

We will see some sunshine today, then showers moving in for tomorrow. → Read More

Slow clearing today

Rain has moved away, and the clouds will slowly follow. → Read More

Showers and thunderstorms today before clear skies return on Sunday

The clouds and rain showers we have seen the past few days will clear by the end of the weekend. → Read More

Temperatures will drop quickly into the 50s tonight

The sunny, comfortable weather will continue into the weekend. → Read More

Heavy rain possible Tuesday, showers and thunderstorms on the way

Wet weather moving in tonight will continue for the next couple of days. → Read More

Tropical Depression 13 forms in Gulf of Mexico

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Tropical Depression 13 has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center. The National Hurricane Center will begin issuing advisories for Tropical Depression 13 at 5 p.m. The system could become a tropical storm later Wednesday. This will move into Florida Wednesday night, then off the […] → Read More

Grand Strand stays right in Tropical Storm Elsa’s ‘cone of uncertainty’

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The Grand Strand is remaining right in the path of now Tropical Storm Elsa’s “cone of uncertainty,” according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Storm Elsa has sustained winds around 70 mph and is moving west-northwest at 29 mph. At 11 a.m. this morning, Elsa was Located 40 Miles S […] → Read More

Why the National Hurricane Center could move up the start date of hurricane season

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Hurricane season typically starts June 1, but that could change. Each year, the National Hurricane Center makes changes to better monitor and forecast tropical cyclones. One of the changes this year was to start the Tropical Weather Outlook on May 15 instead of June 1. News13 Chief Meteorologist Frank Johnson […] → Read More

WEATHER ALERT DAY: Storms may be severe, with damaging wind as primary threat

Warm, humid weather is back, and it is bringing the chance for showers and thunderstorms. → Read More

Temperatures expected to drop into the 40s Wednesday night; some spots could see 30s Thursday night

Much cooler weather moving in tonight will last through the rest of the week. → Read More

Flash flood watch in effect for tonight, heavy rain at times with an additional 1-2 inches possible

The wet weather will continue, but there is an end in sight. Periods of rain overnight will be heavy at times. A flash flood watch is in effect overnight, and an additional 1-2 inches of rain are possible. Temperatures will hold steady tonight in the 30s and 40s. The cloudy, cool, wet weather will continue […] → Read More

Tom Brady wins record seventh Super Bowl title as Bucs defeat Chiefs in Tampa

TAMPA, F.L. (WBTW/AP) – Tom Brady won a record seventh Super Bowl title as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, in Tampa, 31-9. He was also named the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. The Buccaneers went in to halftime with a 21-6 lead and never looked back. The […] → Read More

Weather Alert Day: Severe thunderstorms possible Christmas Eve

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Christmas Eve will be a weather alert day due to the threat for severe thunderstorms. A strong cold front will move through late in the day. Ahead of this front we will have showers and thunderstorms scattered throughout the day. After 4 p.m., there will be a small chance for […] → Read More

Deadly crash reported in Dillon County

LATTA, SC (WBTW) – The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports a deadly crash in Dillon County Wednesday night. According to troopers, the crash happened around 4:15 p.m. along SC 38, at Meggs Island Road. That’s west of Latta. No names have been released at this time. It’s not clear what led to the crash or how many people may have been injured. Count on News13 for updates. → Read More