Ready to climb? Here’s a list of rock climbing centers in Central Florida
Orlando is full of more fun things to do than just going to theme parks; for those looking for a more ‘hands-on’ kind of thrill, the City Beautiful has an assortment of rock-climbing centers where visitors can scratch that bouldering, belaying or scrambling itch.
First day of summer forecast: Dry pattern returns, blazing heat to end the week
ORLANDO, Fla. — Summer officially arrives Tuesday morning. A drier pattern will return. We will also have a lot of sun, with highs in the low 90s. Temperatures will be in the middle 90s on Wednesday, with some upper 90s possible by Thursday. We will finish the week with blazing heat.wftv.com
Forecasting Change: Summers are getting hotter in Central Florida
The start of the summer season got lost last week with the threat of tropical weather. This week on Forecasting Change, I want to focus on the warming of the summer season. Our media partners at Climate Central have analyzed the summer data from the last five decades at 246 locations in the United States. Here is some of what they found.
What you need to know before booking that summer vacation home
What you need to know before booking that summer vacation home As the Summer quickly approaches, many of you are booking vacation homes. (WFTV)ORLANDO, Fla. — Before booking that summer vacation home, Action 9′s Todd Ulrich has a story you need to see first. We reveal how to make sure that rental is the real deal at 5 p.m. Thursday on Channel 9 Eyewitness News. Read: Are investors driving Central Florida’s housing crisis? Meet your biggest competitor Looking to buy a house?wftv.com
Central Florida organizations offering free creative arts summer camps for children
The Central Florida Urban League — a group that promotes educational training and entrepreneurship in Central Florida — announced it will be partnering with Central Florida Community Arts to put together free summer camps for local youth in grades K - 8.
Banned from the Olympics by IOC, NKorea puts blame elsewhere
Beijing will host the Winter Olympics in a month's time, making it the world's first dual Olympic city having hosted both the Summer and Winter games. IOC President Thomas Bach said at the time that individual athletes from North Korea who qualify to compete in Beijing could still be accepted. On Wednesday, North Korea conducted what it called a hypersonic missile test in its first weapons test in two months. North Korea has maintained one of the world’s toughest restrictions to guard against COVID-19, including two years of border shutdowns. China has called the U.S. action an “outright political provocation.”___More AP Winter Olympics: https://apnews.com/hub/winter-olympics and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Beijing Olympics open in 4 months; human rights talk absent
China Olympics Beijing Up Next Residents wearing masks pass by a countdown clock for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games at the Wangfujing retail street in Beijing Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. When the International Olympic Committee awarded Beijing the 2008 Summer Olympics, it said the Games would improve human rights and civil liberties in China. There is no such lofty talk this time with Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics — the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games — opening in just four months on Feb. 4. Beijing landed the 2008 Games after a long pursuit — its poor rights record helped end its bid for the 2000 Olympics. “Although Xi was in charge of 2008 Olympic Games, these Winter Games are truly Xi’s Games,” Xu wrote.wftv.com
5 things that happened this summer that you probably already forgot about
Somehow, summer 2021 has come to a close (hello, sad girl fall!), so we’re going to take a look back at all the major things that happened this summer that you probably already forgot about, because this summer went by way too fast.
Tennessee Cops Say Summer Wells Missing-Child Case Is ‘Outside the Norm’
Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationTennessee police said Thursday that they are “frustrated” by the lack of clarity in the disappearance of 5-year-old Summer Wells—who was planting flowers in her garden and then just vanished.“While every case is different, this one is definitely outside of the norm,” Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Leslie Earhart said at a briefing on the progress, or lack of it, in the case.“Typically in an investigation like this one, we have some idea of where tnews.yahoo.com
Stanley Steemer is dedicated to helping local shelter pets and you can help too! Get Involved!
ORLANDO, Fla. — Summer is always a time of greater need for Central Florida’s homeless animals. And this summer, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the animals need your help more than ever. That is why our WFTV 9 Family Connection partner Stanley Steemer of Central Florida has teamed up with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando to help raise awareness of fostering, adopting and encouraging donations to help these homeless pets. And adoption events have been canceled, meaning more animals need to remain here with us, waiting longer to find their forever homes. If that's through fostering kittens we find wandering the streets, adopting, or donating directly to the cause.wftv.com
Missing the heat? Staying chilly Sunday, but the first 90s of the year likely later in the week
Most of Central Florida will stay locked in the clouds and chilly weather Sunday, but sunshine will try to inch back in from east to west. Highs will be in the 50s ad 60s near the 75 corridor and closer to the low-to-mid 60s near Orlando. Brevard temperaturesThere will likely be a sharp divide in temperatures over a short distance as sunshine tries to march inland from the Atlantic Ocean. A few showers will still be around, mainly north and west of Orlando, but most stay dry Sunday afternoon. No matter how you slice it, beach weather returns for the middle of next week and lasts through the weekend.
Forecasting Change: Summer extending into fall
ORLANDO, Fla. – Here we are in the second week of October and our daytime highs are above normal again. 50% of those cities have extended the 90s up to a week longer. Last 90 degree dayIt’s not just Orlando. Miami has extended its summer heat even more. Last 90 degree dayAs we continue to warm, the impacts of longer summer temperatures mean a longer growing season, more pest - think mosquitos and ticks - and increased need for power to keep you cool and water to keep you hydrated.
Summer 2020 is one of the hottest in the U.S. and Central Florida on record
Summer 2020 Rankings NationallyNOAA: National Average Temperature SummerThe average temperature and precipitation for the last three months across the contiguous U.S. ranked as the fourth hottest and the third driest summer on record. National Average Precipitation Summer 2020The close of summer 2020 was certainly an unforgettable one. Summer 2020 Rankings LocallyThe national recap looks very similar to what we experienced here in Central Florida. Summer 2020 Local Temperature RankingsDaytona Beach: 83.2 (0.5 above average)Leesburg: 5th warmest Summer 83.0 (0.5 above average)Orlando: 5th warmest Summer 83.5 (1.2 above average)Sanford: 4th warmest Summer 83.9 (1.2 above average)Melbourne: 5th warmest Summer 82.2 (0.9 above average)Rainfall totals for the summer were generally near to above normal for much of the area. Summer 2020 Rainfall Totals
From heat to snow: Rocky Mountains see 60-degree plunge
Heat and strong winds also hit California and parts of the Pacific Northwest over the holiday weekend, triggering destructive wildfires. Snow fell in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, where portions of Interstate 80 closed and forecasters predicted up to a foot (30 centimeters) in the mountains and temperatures in the teens (-7 Celsius) overnight. Several northern Utah school districts canceled classes, and officials warned people to stay inside if possible to avoid flying debris, downed power lines and other dangers. Several semitrailer trucks blew over on northern Utah highways. Freeze and frost warnings also were posted for parts of Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota and Minnesota.
Forecasting Change: More warming means more ticks and poison ivy
Ticks are emerging faster and earlierOver the last 20 years the number of Lyme disease cases has doubled to 30,000. Lyme disease cases increasingAs if ticks werent enough, the change in climate is also leading to stronger poison ivy! If you are also one who suffers be aware that higher levels of carbon dioxide stimulate larger, stronger and more damaging growth of poison ivy. While some plants struggle with the higher temps and increase CO2 levels, poison ivy takes to it like Popeye eating spinach. In those same years the surface area of the average poison ivy plant has more than doubled.
Trust Index: Can we count on summer heat to beat the COVID-19 pandemic?
A few months ago, when the virus had just hit the state, health experts speculated that summer heat may slow the spread of the virus. As Florida finds itself further into the summer months, cases of COVID-19 continue to skyrocket. These numbers seem to indicate that despite hot weather, the COVID-19 pandemic continues with force. Although there are many illnesses that destruct with heat and humidity, this usually occurs in ideal situations. The medical community needs much more research and data to definitively determine the effects of heat and humidity on the virus.
This virtual camp includes 1,200 videos and experiences -- and they’re all free
Summer camp might not be an option this year, but YouTube has created a free #CampYouTube, so as to re-create common camp experiences through YouTube videos. These include arts and crafts, sports, writing workshops, photography tutorials, mental health exercises, exploring the outdoors and SO much more — seriously, there are about 1,200 videos in total. Any interest in learning how to make a ping pong ball float? Plus, YouTube uses resources for its videos from partners like the BBC, Imagination Library, Code.org, Breakthrough Junior Challenge, Google Arts and Culture, National Geographic Society, Sesame Street and others. “These resources are not meant to replace homework assigned by teachers, but meant to complement that work,” YouTube states on its camp website.
Have plans to travel this summer despite the pandemic? A new study shows youre not alone
A study by auto club group AAA has found that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of millions of Americans will hit the roads and take to the skies this summer. AAA used key economic indicators to determine total number of trips, not actual traveler totals for their study. AAA reported that air travel will be off by about 74%, while rail, cruise ship and bus travel will plummet by 86%. Were it not for the pandemic, AAA would be projecting 857 million trips during the third quarter, a 3.6% increase over last year. By this analysis, the pandemic wiped out nearly 150 million trips this summer, AAA researchers said in a news release.
Lolo Jones on Rio Olympics, comeback and critics
Olympic track and field star Lolo Jones is one of 10 American athletes to compete in both the Summer and Winter Games. Only 130 people worldwide can make that claim, and on that list, only 25 are women. The 33-year-old hurdler and bobsledder is now focused on Rio Olympics, putting behind what she calls her “worst year professionally" after two surgeries and several injuries. If she makes the U.S. team, it will be her fourth Olympic appearance. Lolo Jones joins “CBS This Morning" to discuss how she is defying her critics.cbsnews.com
Looking beyond Labor Day for travel deals
Summer may be coming to an end, but travel editor Peter Greenberg says the travel season could be heating up. Greenberg joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to explain all of the get-away deals that are quietly floated out by hotels, resorts, cruise lines and airlines in September to last you the rest of the year.cbsnews.com
Too soon for Santa? Holiday deals being offered earlier than ever
Too soon for Santa? Holiday deals being offered earlier than ever Summer is not over until next week, but it is already beginning to look a lot like Christmas in retail stores around the country. "Adweek" executive editor Tony Case joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what is behind the early holiday push.cbsnews.com
Who needs to worry about West Nile virus
Who needs to worry about West Nile virus Summer is West Nile virus season, and cases of of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported in numerous states in recent weeks. For most people, infection is not serious, but some patients can get very sick or even die. Dr. Steven Gordon, chairman of the department of infectious disease at the Cleveland Clinic, tells CBS News who's most at risk and how to prevent it.cbsnews.com
Lyme disease "doesn't kill you, but it squeezes every drop of life from you"
Lyme disease "doesn't kill you, but it squeezes every drop of life from you" Summer is a high-risk season for Lyme disease, which is caused by a bacteria transmitted by ticks. Dr. Bernard Raxlen of Lyme Resource Medical in New York explains what to watch out for and how to treat it.cbsnews.com