Flood Warning expires at 10:04 PM on 4/24, issued at 10:04 PM Blackshear, GA | Bristol, GA | Mershon, GA | Millwood, GA

Weekend Rain... "Earth Gauge": Living near the N. Pole, Holiday Recycling

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Updated: 12/26/2013 10:31 pm

Our dreary weather will continue though temps. will be milder for the weekend. A bit of light rain will occur Fri. with cool temps. near 60 degrees.

A moderately strong storm system will move out of the Gulf of Mexico across the Fl. Panhandle & into Ga. over the weekend. The primary low pressure area will move from the Fl. Panhandle Sat. evening into Central Ga. by midday Sunday which is when we can expect the peak rainfall over the First Coast -- between about midnight Sat. & early Sun. afternoon. Everyone will get at least some rain with locally heavy rain possible along with a few embedded thunderstorms.

A couple of strong cold fronts next week will bring a couple of very chilly mornings a little either way of New Year's, 2014. The overall pattern looks a little stormy (wetter) between Jan. 5 & the 15th.

Earth Gauge: Living Near the North Pole 

What do the wolverine, arctic hare, red fox, beluga whale, polar bear, reindeer, narwhal, snowy owl, Dall sheep and tundra swan all have in common? They all live close the North Pole! You’ve probably seen many of these animals in pictures or at the zoo, but you may be surprised to hear that you can see some of them in the wild – without a trip to the Arctic. Some of the animals found near the North Pole have big ranges and make appearances in parts of the United States. Learn more about these animals and the areas in the United States where you might catch a glimpse of them.

Earth Gauge: Holiday Recycling

Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year holiday period. The added waste adds up to 25 million tons of garbage.

Trivia Question: If every family reused two feet of ribbon, how many miles of ribbon would be saved?

(a) 21,000

(b) 29,000

(c) 33,000

(d) 38,000

Get the answer and learn about ways you can reduce, reuse and recycle during and after the holidays.

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