Weather changes

You'll soon be seeing a very different National Weather Service homepage, and the government is solicting your comments on the changes.

Here's the proposed new homepage ... compared with the current site.

Also, we belatedly note another major change at the weather service's Mount Holly office.

Bob Wanton, who joined the weather service back in the 1960s, back before even Al Gore was talking about global warming, has announced he's leaving.

In his Wednesday forecast discussion, Wanton wrote, "It's time for me to move on to my next challenge in life. ...

"... Thanks to everyone for he opporunity to serve."

We'll miss him. He is a true professional who always made time to talk even under the most extreme conditions. Besides all that, he was wonderfully quotable.

We wish him the best.