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Forecasts for Wildcard Round of MLB Playoffs

Post season baseball is back! Today (Tuesday) starts the first round of Major League Baseball's playoffs with four American League games scheduled. The wildcard round for the National League starts on Wednesday. [Playoff brackets from] There will be a fall-like feel in the air for the first game on Tuesday. That is set for…

28 Sep 2020, 10:44 pm

Tropics Update: Area of interest in the Caribbean

A new area of interest in the Atlantic has formed and upgraded to a medium risk for tropical development over the next 5 days.  The National Hurricane Center has classified it as a 40% chance of development over the next 5 days. As seen below the western Caribbean/Yucatán Peninsula has the highest chance for further…

28 Sep 2020, 12:39 pm

Severe Weather Outlook to Start This Week

A sharp cold front and strong jet stream energy will lead to the potential for severe thunderstorms to start this week in the eastern third of the nation. For today (Monday), there is a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms (level 1 on a scale of 1 to 5) from Lake Erie, through the Tennessee Valley,…

28 Sep 2020, 9:30 am

Fire Danger and Heat to Expand Over the Western U.S.

A few rounds of rain associated with some systems that moved through the Northwestern U.S. last week brought temporary relief to the fire danger in the West. This week starts with another big bubble of hot/dry air that will expand over the West Coast, once again increasing the overall fire threat. The fire danger started…

28 Sep 2020, 9:00 am

Dangerous Heat for California Monday

A strong ridge of high pressure building out of the Pacific will lead to dangerous heat today for parts of California and Oregon this afternoon. These temperatures could be hot enough to create heat related illnesses if you don't protect yourself.  Here is the very latest on the heat! Heat Alerts Heat alerts are in…

28 Sep 2020, 4:40 am

JPSS Satellites Provide Unique Perspective of Hurricane Laura

[Written by NOAA]  About two hours after Hurricane Laura made landfall last month on August 27th, hammering the Louisiana and Texas coasts with 150 mile-per-hour winds and an “unsurvivable” storm surge, the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi-NPP satellite captured the above image of the storm. The infrared image shows intense circulation and a clearly defined eye…

28 Sep 2020, 2:00 am

Sunday Severe Weather Update

The cold front that brought the severe storms to the Great Lakes on Saturday will also provide a chance for severe storms across Oklahoma and Missouri.  Here is the very latest. Severe Outlook Areas from the Red River Valley to Fort Smith, Arkansas to southwestern Missouri could see some intense storms later this afternoon and…

27 Sep 2020, 2:15 pm

Ohio Valley to Mid-Atlantic Severe Outlook

The same cold front that has been responsible for severe weather in the upper Midwest/Great Lakes region this past weekend will bring the threat for more storms extending from the Ohio Valley through the southeastern states to start off the work week on Monday. These marginally-severe thunderstorms (level 1 out of 5) bring the potential…

27 Sep 2020, 2:01 pm

"Firenadoes" Confirmed In California Creek Fire

Meteorologists have confirmed "firenadoes" earlier this month in the Creek Fire in central California. Meteorologists have confirmed EF-1 and even EF-2 strength winds within the Creek Fire on September 5th. This is a dated report, because it has taken a while for experts to access this recently-burnt area. Winds within this EF-2 "firenado" reached up…

26 Sep 2020, 1:00 pm