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Tropical Depression Three Forms in the Atlantic

ATLANTIC After some uncertainty, Tropical Depression Three formed on Monday afternoon over the Bahamas.  An organized cluster of showers and thunderstorms is expected to intensify very little over the next couple of days, but impacts from this system will be possible along the southeast U.S. coast. The models are in pretty good agreement that this…

Jul 22, 2019
Flooding Risk Monday from Tennessee to New Jersey

A strong cold front moving through the Eastern U.S. will bring the chance for strong storms and heavy rain from the Tennessee Valley to New England Monday afternoon and evening.  These storms will have the capability to drop very heavy rain in a short period of time.  Check out this rainfall report from Missouri early…

Jul 22, 2019
Monday Severe Weather Update

Strong to severe storms today for areas in the Plains and a good portion of the Mid-Atlantic and Southern New England areas.  These storms could contain large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes.  Here is the latest forecast. Severe Outlook A large cold front extending from New England to the Southern Plains will be…

Jul 22, 2019
A Closer Look at the Heat that Smashed All-Time Records in Alaska

[NOAA by Tom Di Liberto] Experiencing a summer heat wave with temperatures in the nineties is probably pretty normal for most people. But now imagine you live in Alaska.  Not so normal anymore, is it? Alaska has just come to the end of a period of warmth that re-wrote the record books for multiple cities and…

Jul 22, 2019
June 2019 Stats - Another Wet Month Nationally

[Just 367 days after the last of the Great June Flood of 2018 had left its memorable mark on nearly all of the populated Rio Grande Valley, a confluence of atmospheric events came together during the late afternoon and evening of June 24, 2019. New daily rainfall records were set at most available Rio Grande…

Jul 22, 2019
Severe Storms Possible Monday & Tuesday

Strong to severe storms will be possible again on Monday and Tuesday in the eastern U.S.  However, once the storms pass, the heat wave will be over in the east.  We'll explain that in a moment.  But first, the severe threat.  Where will it be? As a cold front sweeps across the eastern third of…

Jul 21, 2019
Sunday Severe Weather Update

Severe storms are in the forecast today, especially for areas in the Central Plains and the Lower Missouri Valley.  A stationary front stretching across the Nation will be the focus for thunderstorm development today and tonight. Here is the very latest. Severe Outlook From the Plains of Colorado into eastern Maine will have severe storm…

Jul 21, 2019
Saturday Severe Weather Update

Showers and storms likely across the central and northern High Plains today and the risk of storms will extend into Lower Michigan.  All modes of severe weather will be in play today.  Here is the very latest. Severe Outlook     Isolated to scattered severe storms will be possible from the Plains of Colorado to…

Jul 20, 2019
Not All Heat Alerts Are Created Equal

While much of the country bakes in high temperatures approaching 100° and feeling much hotter, we thought we'd take a look at the various alerts that are in effect. There are three main heat alerts: Heat Advisory Excessive Heat Watch Excessive Heat Warning Basically, the excessive heat watch and warning are going to be issued…

Jul 19, 2019