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Currently in Miami — November 15, 2023: Flood Watch in effect

Plus, survey says...

Heavy rain on the way

The weather, currently

A Flood Watch has been issued for coastal and metro Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Periods of heavy rain will occur as a result of low pressure moving in from the Gulf of Mexico. Showers and thunderstorms will become increasingly more active and widespread throughout the day on Wednesday, with the greatest area of concern being along the coast due to converging terrestrial and oceanic winds. This will pose a particular risk of coastal flooding as rainfall totals of 2-5 inches—and up to 7+ inches in isolated locations—combined with higher seasonal tides. Sustained winds of 10-20 mph with gusts up to 25-30 mph will also be likely. Conditions will begin to improve on Thursday as drier air moves in, although showers and storms will remain likely in the morning.

El tiempo, actualmente.

Una Vigilancia de Inundaciones estará vigente para las áreas costeras y metropolitanas  de los condados de Broward y Miami-Dade. Se producirán períodos de fuertes lluvias como resultado de un sistema de baja presión que llegará desde el Golfo de México. Los aguaceros y tormentas eléctricas aumentarán en fuerza y cobertura a lo largo de la jornada del miércoles, con el área de mayor preocupación siendo a lo largo de la costa debido a la convergencia de los vientos terrestres y oceánicos. Esto supondrá un riesgo particular de inundaciones costeras, ya que las precipitaciones totales de 2 a 5 pulgadas (y hasta 7+ pulgadas en áreas aisladas) se combinarán con mareas más altas. También serán probables vientos sostenidos de 10 a 20 mph con ráfagas de hasta 25 a 30 mph. Las condiciones comenzarán a mejorar el jueves a medida que entre aire más seco, aunque es probable que haya aguaceros y tormentas por la mañana.

What you need to know, currently.

The results are in: From your responses to this week’s survey, we’ve collected baseline data we’ll use to shape our new weather service and make sure it’s something people love to use.

First off, Currently readers are true weather nerds! A whopping 86% of you check the weather at least once a day.

That makes sense because, next to checking social media, checking email, and reading the news — checking the weather is one of the primary activities people use the internet for.

It’s amazing to me how far humanity has come in terms of weather forecasting accuracy — especially in just the last 20 years, since the invention of the smartphone.

The main problem I see — and Currently readers agree with me — isn’t a lack of forecast accuracy, it’s a lack of forecast understandability and relevance to our daily lives.

More than half of you agree that putting the weather forecast in context of the current climate emergency — and making the forecast more relevant to you personally — are the most needed features of any new weather service.

And that’s where Currently’s new weather service comes in.

Most weather apps and weather websites just throw a bunch of numbers and complicated maps at you and call it a day.

At Currently, our goal is to translate the forecast into a plain language description of how you will personally experience the day’s weather. And since our mission is to bring both joy and safety to the climate emergency, it of course makes sense that we’ll be sending you prompts to get outside on nice days (and particularly, nice days as defined by you).

The launch version of the weather service dropping later this week is just the beginning. We want to continually improve this service in direct response to what people actually need and how people are using it.

Invites will be going out to people tomorrow!

What you can do, currently.

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