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Multiple Tornadoes Hit Florida Early Saturday

Tornadoes tore across portions of northeast Florida before sunrise Saturday. One of the tornadoes was quite strong, estimated to have been a stronger-end EF-1 tornado with maximum winds up to 110 miles per hour! These hit during the early morning hours of Saturday along a cold front crossing the state. The cold front was attached…

14 Dec 2019, 5:27 pm

Severe Set Up Early Next Week

As another round of energy spills into the south late Sunday, the risk of severe weather will do so as well. The storm will gradually shift east into Monday morning, becoming more organized, producing a larger threat of severe storms. The areas shaded in yellow have been added for a Slight risk of severe storms through…

14 Dec 2019, 11:55 am

Tracking Coast-To-Coast Storms Into Next Week

The active weather pattern doesn't look to quiet down from late this weekend into early next week, as waves of energy will continue to impact the country.  Moderate to heavy snow will blanket portions of the Pacific Northwest, the central and northern Rockies through the weekend. As upper level energy swings through the West, scattered…

13 Dec 2019, 10:00 am

Active Weather Pattern Continues in the Northwest

A strong upper-level system moving into the Pacific Northwest is bringing strong winds, heavy rain and mountain snow.  Areas in Washington, Oregon and Northern California could have rain chances that last through the upcoming weekend. Heavy snow will fall from the Cascades to the Rockies. Here is the very latest: Alerts Additional energy aloft in…

13 Dec 2019, 9:00 am

December El Nino Update: Neutral, Rinse, Repeat

[November sea surface temperature departure from the 1981-2010 average. Image from Data Snapshots  from NOAA Climate. The cooler-than-average water in the eastern Indian Ocean is the IOD signature. Also very noticeable here is the marine heatwave in the northern Pacific.] [NOAA by Tom Di Liberto] Honestly, I could reprint last month’s outlook post and it wouldn’t be that far off…

13 Dec 2019, 2:00 am

Are Your Sunsets Already Getting Later?

For those of you who desire longer afternoons and later sunsets, you may be in luck! Some cities have already passed their earliest sunset of the year and in fact, are already seeing slightly later sunsets. Cities such as Miami, Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles have already had their earliest sunsets of the year. What…

12 Dec 2019, 9:28 pm

How Much Water Do Snowpacks Hold?

[Oregon State]  Oregon State University researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource managers and avalanche forecasters as well as scientists. “In many places around the world, snow is a critical component of the hydrological cycle,” said OSU civil engineering professor David…

12 Dec 2019, 2:00 am

Hartford, Connecticut Off to its Snowiest Start to a Winter Season on Record

Hartford, Connecticut is off to its snowiest start to a winter season on record. After 3.0 inches of snow on Wednesday morning, Hartford's official weather observation site at Bradley International Airport has now recorded 19.5 inches of snow so far this season. That's the most snow Hartford has seen through December 11th, and nearly five…

11 Dec 2019, 8:49 pm

Final Full Moon Of The Decade Tonight

Take it in, folks. This will be the final full moon of the 2010 decade and it's happening right now. Here in the world of weather we often work in UTC time. This can also be referred to as Zulu time. It's the universal time all across the globe, observed from Greenwich, England where the…

11 Dec 2019, 6:58 pm