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Areas of Heavy Snow in Maine

[Dickey Bridge, St. John River, Maine this morning (Monday). From MaineDOT] Areas of snow continue to fall in parts of Northern New England, with heavy pockets in Maine. Several more inches may fall, mainly this morning in Northern Maine where winter alerts remain in effect. A pair of low pressure centers will continue to bring…

30 Mar 2020, 7:30 am

Severe Weather Risk for the South Monday and Tuesday

A new storm system pushing out of the Southwest will move into the Plains on Monday, bringing with it another chance for strong-to-severe thunderstorms. Monday's threat will essentially come in two waves: initially, a few storms will fire across Texas on Monday afternoon, followed by a secondary and potentially stronger threat for severe weather overnight…

30 Mar 2020, 4:49 am

Grading the 2019-2020 Winter Outlook

[February 11, 2020 — An aerial photo of a levee failure that flooded the Springridge Place Subdivision in Yazoo County, Mississippi, following heavy rainfall. Four homes and a church were threatened. From MS Emergency Management Agency via Facebook] [From NOAA written by Tom Di Liberto]  It’s March! A month I circle on the calendar every year…

30 Mar 2020, 2:00 am

Jonesboro tornado rated EF-3

The National Weather Service office in Memphis rated Saturday's tornado in Jonesboro, Arkansas as an EF-3, with estimated maximum winds of 140 mph. The rating is preliminary and may be revised over the next few days. This large, damaging tornado produced significant amounts of damage across the city, but miraculously, no fatalities were recorded despite…

29 Mar 2020, 2:36 pm

Busiest severe weather day in 2+ months

Saturday's severe weather outbreak was the biggest nationwide day for severe storm reports in over two months, based on preliminary figures from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Based on initial severe weather reports from Saturday's outbreak, there were at least 261 reports of severe weather nationwide on Saturday. That made Saturday the busiest day for…

29 Mar 2020, 8:58 am

Severe Storms from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic Sunday

A large upper-level trough moving over the Great Lakes will bring a chance for isolated severe storms today from the Ohio Valley to the Northeast.  Isolated hail, wind and even a chance for a tornado will be possible. Here is the latest forecast. Severe Outlook Anywhere from Virginia to New York State could see some…

29 Mar 2020, 4:48 am

Large tornado moves through Jonesboro, AR; damage reported

A large tornado moved through Jonesboro, Arkansas on Saturday afternoon, leaving behind a trail of widespread damage and at least six injuries. This was part of a wide swath of severe weather on Saturday, stretching from Oklahoma and Arkansas all the way up to Illinois and Iowa. But the main story was a large destructive…

28 Mar 2020, 5:44 pm

Saturday Severe Weather Threat

SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK There is a moderate risk for severe storms across North Central Illinois and far Southeastern Iowa, which includes Peoria, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa. Areas in the moderate risk are expected to see rotating thunderstorms that could spawn several strong tornadoes. Large hail and damaging downdraft winds are possible for the entire region in the…

28 Mar 2020, 12:09 pm

Severe Storms Possible Across the South Monday and Tuesday

A developing area of low pressure will bring additional chances for severe weather across the Southern United States on Monday and Tuesday. As a mid-level trough moves over the Southern Plains Monday, a surface low is expected to develop in Texas, with a dry line extending to the north. Stronger storms are expected to form…

28 Mar 2020, 11:55 am