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Myles Henderson joined the Live VIPIR Forecast Team in June of 2010. He is excited and proud to be a part of WTKR NewsChannel 3, the station that he grew up watching.

Myles is a local guy, calling Chesapeake home, and is a graduate of Hickory High School. Myles didn't venture too far from home after that, a few hours to the southwest to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology at NC State.

Myles returned to the state of Virginia to start his career as a broadcast meteorologist at the Charlottesville Newsplex (WCAV/WVAW/WAHU). While at WCAV, Myles was a part of the weather team that won the Virginia Association of Broadcasters meritorious award for best weathercast.

When not forecasting in the Live VIPIR Forecast Center, Myles likes to spend time enjoying the outdoors. Camping, hiking, canoeing, snowboarding, any outdoor activity really, but the beach tops the list. He's also an avid sports fan, especially college football and basketball. Myles' favorite teams to follow are the NC State Wolfpack, Carolina Panthers, and Norfolk Admirals.

Recent Articles
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    Atlantic storm could form into season’s third tropical depression

    We continue to track an area of low pressure about 850 miles east of the southern Windward Islands. Satellite data indicate that shower activity has increased a little and winds near tropical storm force are occurring over a small area just north of the center. Track its progress with our interactive hurricane tracker While environmental conditions are only marginally conducive for development, any additional increase in organization could lead to the formation of a tropical depression or tropical storm during […]

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    LIVE Blog: Arthur on verge of becoming hurricane, heading our way

    TRACKING ARTHUR Check the blog below for live updates. Click here to see the Vipir Forecast 

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    NOAA releases its 2014 hurricane season outlook

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season prediction today.  NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a “near-normal” or “below-normal” season. NOAA is predicting 8 to 13 named storms, 3 to 6 hurricanes, and 1 to 2 major (Cat. 3+) hurricanes. For comparison, average is 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. Interactive Hurricane Tracker | Hurricane Resources NOAA also released seasonal outlook probabilities: a 50% chance of a below average season, a 40% […]

  • Friday Flooding Recap from Meteorologist Myles Henderson

    Many people woke up to a Mother Nature alarm clock Friday morning. Heavy rain and gusty winds rolled in as a big cold front pressed eastward. Two features combined to dramatically increase our flooding potential… movement and intensity.

  • Myles’ Weather Blog: The stormy setup

    It has been a very soggy and stormy week for most of the eastern half of the U.S. and there is still more to come. We have been “stuck” in a weather pattern this week but luckily we will be “unstuck” just in time for the weekend.

  • A chance for Spring snow

    It’s something that most of us do not want to hear… spring snow. However, Mother Nature doesn’t seem to care what the date on the calendar says.

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    Welcome Spring… with caution

    Today at 12:57 PM we celebrate the Vernal Equinox. The March equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Typically when we change seasons or roll into a new month I like to take a look back at our weather stats. I think it’s best this time (and my guess is you agree) that we just look forward to the new season ahead. After this winter season, most of us are looking […]

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    Here we go again: From 70s to snow

    It seems like the winter that just won’t quit. Less than a week from the start of Spring and we have yet another chance for snow in the forecast for Sunday night and Monday. Here is the latest forecast as of Saturday afternoon… A cold front will move through the Mid-Atlantic tonight, bringing in colder air. On the tail end of that cold front an area of low pressure will move in for early next week. Like we have seen […]

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    Giant walls could stop tornadoes

    In a recent article in “Time”, Professor Rongjia Tao of Temple University claims that building large tornado walls could save lives and property by stopping twisters before they begin. Could a “Great Wall of America” really stop tornadoes? Professor Tao’s proposal calls for the construction of three walls,  1,000 feet tall and up to 100 miles long. These walls (with a $16.9 billion price tag) would be built in North Dakota, along the border between Kansas and Oklahoma, and in Texas […]

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    Why sand and salt?

    Every time a snow storm comes around we talk about spreading sand and salt or pretreating the roads with a brine solution. Why do road crews do that? Why does it help? It all has to do with the chemistry behind freezing… We all know that water freezes at 32°F. When salt is added to water the freezing point is lowered. For example, a 10% salt solution has a freezing point of about 20°F. A 20% salt solution has a […]

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    When will the snow and ice melt?

    That is not a very simple question to answer because there are several atmospheric factors that help determine how fast snow and ice will melt. These factors are constantly changing and in a “tug and pull” of helping and hurting the melting process. The most obvious is temperature. If the air temperature is above 32°F snow and ice will start to melt, at or below 32° and it will remain frozen. Think about a popsicle… inside the freezer it stays […]

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    Storm Central: Hampton Roads still cleaning up after major snow storm

    All winter weather advisories for the area have been lifted. Cleanup efforts continue.


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