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Tropical Depression Likely This Weekend

There have been a record-setting 27 named tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin this hurricane season, and there's still another month left to go before hurricane season officially ends. Climatologically, tropical activity tends to drop off during the month of November. But every season is different and 2020 is no exception. There is a tropical…

30 Oct 2020, 7:00 pm

Snow Hits New England, Another Round To Follow

Record Snowy Day Following an incredibly fast exit of post-tropical storm Zeta, an upper-level low continued to bring heavy rain and some accumulating snow to the region Friday. Snow totals have topped more than 6 inches since Thursday night, with record-setting amounts in a couple locations. Next Round A potent trough is expected to dig…

30 Oct 2020, 6:00 pm

Halloween forecast mostly quiet across the US

The forecast for the Halloween weekend is fairly quiet across much of the United States. This comes after a busy week that started with heavy ice and snow in the southern Plains and ended with Hurricane Zeta, heavy rain and snow across the Northeast. Multiple high pressures sprawled across the country will keep dry weather…

30 Oct 2020, 5:00 pm

Major Earthquake Rattles the Aegean Sea

A major earthquake struck off the coast of Turkey on Friday, triggering a tsunami. The 7.0 magnitude temblor occurred about 20 miles off the coast of the Izmir province just before 8 am Eastern Time. Multiple buildings have collapsed and videos show water rushing through streets in Izmir. The quake was felt as far away…

30 Oct 2020, 7:42 am

Zeta Weakens But Wind & Rain Threat Continues

Zeta Stats Zeta continued to weaken this afternoon but remains a strong tropical storm. Maximum sustained winds are estimated around 50 mph with stronger gusts. Zeta's speed continues to increase as well, now moving to the northeast around 55 mph. Key Messages Forecast Track Zeta is expected to continue to track out to sea and…

29 Oct 2020, 2:00 pm

Zeta impacts: flooding possible from Gulf Coast to Mid-Atlantic

Zeta made landfall in Louisiana on Wednesday and has been moving quickly through the Southeast, bringing very heavy rainfall. The size and fast movement of the storm will bring impacts to much of the eastern U.S. through the next several days. Flash flood watches have been issued from the central Plains into the Middle Atlantic.…

29 Oct 2020, 6:00 am

Atlantic Tropics: Next Area to Watch

With Hurricane Zeta bringing impacts to the Gulf Coast and damage to Louisiana and Mississippi, the hurricane season is far from over - a reminder, we have until November 30th for the official end to the Atlantic hurricane season. The historic peak of hurricane season is now behind us, but October and November can still be…

29 Oct 2020, 5:30 am

America’s Spooktacular October and Halloween Climate

[Written by NOAA]  Halloween marks a tricky time of year for meteorologists and climatologists as autumn is in full swing across the Northern Hemisphere. In the United States, the spooky celebration, well known for its weather variations from year to year, sees normal high temperatures ranging from the 40s to the 80s and normal lows ranging from the teens…

29 Oct 2020, 2:00 am

Arctic Air Brings Ice, Sleet and Snow to the South

After a cold front dove south earlier this week through the southern Plains, temperatures have been falling to freezing or below. With available moisture in the atmosphere and the cold temperatures in place, winter weather is expected to continue across New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma over the next 24 hours. Here are some of the…

28 Oct 2020, 8:00 am