Weather Wisdom

Our slice of paradise also boasts torrential rains and hurricane-force winds, and Florida is the nation's lightning capital. That's why WPTV First Alert Weather ensures that our viewers are always up-to-date with severe weather information. However, while WPTV viewers may understand severe weather, not everyone knows the terms used in everyday weathercasting. What is a thunderstorm? What is Viper 5 Radar? What's the difference between high and low pressure? What is a dew point? Weather Wisdoms is a series of 30-second vignettes in which WPTV First Alert Weather meteorologists help answer some of your most-asked questions and demystify weather terminology for viewers throughout the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.