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Record Warmth Stretches From Central U.S to East Coast

After a frigid February for most of the United States, the start of March and meteorological spring has been much warmer! While astronomical spring isn't until later this month spring-like temperatures are going to be in place for a lot of the country through the late weekend and early next week. Temperatures will be well…

8 Mar 2021, 6:38 pm

West Coast Storm Brings Rain and Snow

We are watching a very active pattern unfold across the west coast to the intermountain west and eventually headed towards the central united states that will be the start of a multi-day snow event and eventually down the line will lead to severe weather across the central Plains. Winter Alerts Southwest Winter alerts have been…

8 Mar 2021, 4:26 pm

A Strong Storm to Affect the Central U.S. Late Week

Following a nice stretch of warmth, a strong storm will barrel into the Central U.S. by the end of the week. This strong storm will essentially come in two parts/pieces.  The initial wave will bring a bout of strong storms where the warm air will be in place from the middle to end of the…

8 Mar 2021, 1:39 pm

Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Spring Flooding

After a major early spring flooding event, John Van Pelt spoke with John Gordon from NWS Louisville about lessons we can all learn to be safe this spring. The National Weather Service issues many hydrology related products. Some are to warn you of potential hazards; others are information statements to keep you up to…

8 Mar 2021, 10:15 am

The Polar Vortex and February's Extreme Cold

[From NOAA Climate written by Rebecca Lindsey]  In late February, as the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast suffered through an unusually strong blast of wintry weather, weather talk turned to the polar vortex and the possibility that the extreme cold was yet another example of weather-gone-wild due to global warming. In this article, we’re talking to…

8 Mar 2021, 2:12 am

High Fire Danger Across The Plains and Southwest Monday

Numerous fire weather alerts are in the forecast today for the Central Plains and the 4 Corners. This means all the variables needed for fire weather are lining up in many of these areas.  Here is the latest fire weather forecast. Fire Alerts The combination of breezy winds, warm temperatures, dry fuels on the ground…

8 Mar 2021, 2:00 am

La Niña Favors Increased Severe Weather

A moderate La Niña, ongoing since late last summer, was a significant driver in 2020’s Record breaking Atlantic Hurricane Season. Now, signs point to it having a similar effect on the spring severe weather season. Dr. John Allen, a meteorologist, and professor at Central Michigan University said: “La Niña tends to increase the likelihood of…

7 Mar 2021, 7:28 am

Sunday Weather Headlines: What You Can Expect

Welcome to the final Sunday of "Standard Time" as next weekend we spring forward into "Daylight Time!" Across the Southeast, the weather headlines feature the likelihood for chilly temperatures on Sunday. A cold front has moved across the Sunshine State and brought a fairly cloudy start to the weekend along with rain, followed by cooler…

6 Mar 2021, 4:25 pm

Isolated Severe Storms Possible in Florida Saturday

An area of low pressure is pushing across the Gulf of Mexico and into Florida today.  Expect heavy rain around the low with a few strong and even severe thunderstorms possible through the afternoon. Earlier Saturday a severe thunderstorm produced torrential rain and quarter size hail near Daytona Beach before moving offshore. Severe Storm Risk…

6 Mar 2021, 9:20 am