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Severe Storms Possible in the West and High Plains

A strong upper-level low pressure system will bring heavy rain and a chance for severe storms to portions of the Northwest and Rocky Mountain region through the weekend, with the greatest potential on Saturday. Large hail and damaging downdraft winds will be the primary hazard from thunderstorms. A developing cold front will continue to push…

30 May 2020, 7:00 am

2nd Attempt At Historic Launch Saturday

It's been almost a decade since NASA sent astronauts to the International Space Station from a United States launchpad.  Now, a new era begins as two American astronauts will hopefully soar into the sky aboard SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spacecraft Saturday afternoon. The original launch was scheduled for 4:33pm EDT on Wednesday, May 27.  Unfortunately, thunderstorms…

30 May 2020, 5:30 am

Watching the Tropics: Eastern Pacific Low Has Good Chance to Develop

While the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season has started with a bang, the Eastern Pacific has been relatively quiet since the earliest on record formation of TD-1E in late April. That could change over the next few days, as the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring an unorganized cluster of showers and thunderstorms south of Oxaca,…

30 May 2020, 5:00 am

Powerful Wind Ushers In Cooler Air

The eastern United States will get a break from the heat and humidity this weekend, but not before a few more thunderstorms pop up heading into Saturday. The overnight hours into Saturday morning will feature the chance of a few, isolated thunderstorms. These rain showers and storms will feed off of the still-warm/muggy air mass…

29 May 2020, 8:43 pm

Extreme Heat Ahead for the Southwest

The heat continues to build across the Southwest this week with several days of extreme temperatures in store for the region. The mercury will once again soar into the 90s and 100s for areas away from the coast. Another ridge of high pressure will be setting up across the Southwest over the next few days,…

29 May 2020, 7:45 pm

Celestial Events to Watch in June

The summer sky is nearly upon us in the Northern Hemisphere and with that comes much more comfortable overnight temperatures. Whether you plan on looking up from a campsite or your backyard, June has plenty to offer. Of course, you can always catch the International Space Station flying over your city by using this handy…

28 May 2020, 4:45 am

Tropical Storm Bertha Makes Landfall in South Carolina

Tropical Storm Bertha formed off the coast of South Carolina as of 8:15 am Eastern Time, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). As of Wednesday morning, the storm had become much better organized and the NHC had increased the chance of formation of a tropical depression to 70 percent before updating again a few…

27 May 2020, 1:00 pm

Arizona Heat Awareness Week

This week---May 25 through May 29, 2020---is Arizona Heat Awareness Week.  The Arizona Department of Health Services and the three National Weather Service offices in Arizona have joined together to raise awareness and provide safety information to residents for the upcoming hot season. The timing of this safety campaign could not have been better, as…

27 May 2020, 10:20 am

More Needed Moisture Heading to West Coast

A trough of low pressure along the West Coast this weekend and into next week could bring more needed moisture to the West Coast. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has put much of the western third of the U.S., and specifically the Four Corners states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah it its wetter-than-average…

27 May 2020, 8:06 am