RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - NBC12 meteorologists Tom Patton and Andrew Freiden discuss the Gulf Of Mexico oil spill. What are the theoretical implications for hurricane season? Could a thin layer of oil on the surface of the ocean in the Gulf of Mexico help "slow down" or weaken a hurricane? This environmental disaster might help scientists get a test for this theory.
ALSO: Watch today at 5 p.m. for Andrew's story on plans for wind farms in the Hampton area.