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Friday Severe Weather Outlook in the Plains

Severe storms will continue into Friday evening. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for portions of the high plains through 11 PM CT tonight. The severe weather risk area expands today (Friday) from Wyoming and Nebraska southward to west Texas. There is a slight risk (level 2 on a scale of 1 to 5)…

14 May 2021, 3:15 pm

Flooding Risks Return This Weekend and Next Week

Rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms will be the rule over the next week. It's been a rainy last couple of months for much of the Ohio River Valley and South, where there are ongoing river flood warnings and soils  are saturated. The last couple of days have been mostly dry in these areas, but…

14 May 2021, 3:00 pm

Weekend Severe Weather Threat for the Plains

An active weekend is ahead in the Plains with severe thunderstorms likely. Here's a breakdown of what is expected ahead. SATURDAY   There is a risk for severe thunderstorms from southeastern Wyoming southward all the way south to the border with Mexico in Texas. A slight risk (level 2 of a scale of 1 to…

14 May 2021, 2:45 pm

Scattered Storms for the Western U.S.

The upper level trough starts pulling in moisture to allow for scattered storms to set up over the next few days. Current Impacts Northwesterly wind is impacting the coast with gusty conditions and high surf. This has prompted gale watches and small craft advisories. Outlooks Both Saturday and Sunday, the Storm Prediction Center has issued…

14 May 2021, 2:30 pm

May La Nina Update: Bye for Now!

[April 2021 sea surface temperature departure from the 1981-2010 average (note that this image still uses the previous averaging period). Image from Data Snapshots on NOAA Climate.] [From NOAA written by Emily Becker]  La Niña conditions have ended and NOAA forecasters estimate about a 67% chance that neutral conditions will continue through the summer. The ENSO forecast for the fall…

14 May 2021, 2:15 pm

Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Begins May 15

COVER VIDEO: HURRICANE FERNANDA 2017 Although we have had our first named Tropical Storm (Andres) of the year in early May, May 15th marks the beginning of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, which then lasts a full 200 days until the culmination on November 30th. Historically, the Eastern Pacific basin produces 15 named storms…

14 May 2021, 12:23 am

Severe Weather Returns to the Plains Thursday

The threat for severe thunderstorms returns to the Plains for today (Thursday) into this weekend. Instability will build ahead of a storm system as jet stream energy moves into the region from the West. There is a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms (level 1 on a scale from 1 to 5) in central Nebraska and…

13 May 2021, 1:00 pm

Warmer Temperatures Return After A Cold Start To The Month

A persistent Arctic lobe of low pressure, or a piece of the Arctic vortex, has been generally spinning around Quebec and Ontario through the first two weeks of May. This has been one of the main reasons for the chilly air that's persistently being ushered into the Lower 48 east of the Rockies. Buffalo isn't…

13 May 2021, 7:30 am

Interview with Astronauts on the International Space Station

WeatherNation was excited and honored to coordinate with NASA's Johnson Space Center to interview NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei (Colonel, U.S. Army Retired) and ESA - European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet LIVE from the International Space Station. Mark launched to the International Space Station on April 9 to join Expedition 65 and Thomas launched to the…

13 May 2021, 3:47 am