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Gulf Low Brings Heavy Rain in S. Texas & Tropical Storm Ivette in Pacific

Texas Low A non-tropical area of low pressure moved onshore through the day on Sunday providing very heavy rain in south Texas and prompting flash flood warnings. Now, we are dealing with widespread showers, that are still producing plenty of rainfall through South Texas. While no widespread severe weather is anticipated, we will see a…

15 Aug 2022, 4:00 pm

Strong Storms for the Southeast Today

ABOVE: A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for portions of North Carolina and South Carolina until 10 PM EDT. Threats include scattered damaging winds to 65 mph and isolated large hail up to 1" in diameter. Severe Outlook The SPC is highlighting southern Virginia through northern Georgia for the Monday timeframe. We have a…

15 Aug 2022, 3:25 pm

Extended Forecast: Staying Cool & Unsettled in the Northeast

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC - Did you enjoy the fall-like temperatures and low humidity levels this past weekend? Temperatures stayed in the 70s for many,  running about 5° below average. It is all thanks to an upper level trough (above) that keeps cooler air in our upper atmosphere and subsequently, at the surface too. Temperatures aren't going to be…

15 Aug 2022, 2:15 pm

Monsoon Season Remains Active in the SW

The monsoon season continues with daily thunderstorms resulting in flash flooding, dust storms, lightning and burn scar damage. With no major change to the pattern ahead, we can expect much of the same through the rest of August. Flood Threat As a ridge of high pressure migrates slightly to the east (ABOVE), we will see…

15 Aug 2022, 1:50 pm

Strong Heat for the West This Week

A strong ridge of high pressure moving over the Great Basin will lead to very hot temperatures across the Northwest and down into the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys in California. Record highs with dangerous heat will be possible. Northwest Forecast Record highs will be possible over several days in the Northwest and Northern California.…

15 Aug 2022, 1:45 pm

Heat Relief on the Way for Central Plains ... Storm Threat Too

Temps We have been nothing but HOT in the Central and Southern Plains for the ENTIRE summer, with multiple days well over 100°. Good news, some relief will be in sight this week as a frontal boundary and area of low pressure slide to the south! This will drop our temps from the 100s on…

15 Aug 2022, 1:40 pm

Severe & Flood Threat for Northern Plains Monday

A weak surface low coming across the Central and Northern High Plains will bring a chance for strong to severe storms today and tonight. Damaging wind and hail will be the primary threat along with heavy rain that will lead to the flood concern, especially through the Central Plains. We will see a swath of…

15 Aug 2022, 1:30 pm

Wildfire Update - 30k+ Human Caused Fires this Year

Numerous wildfires continue to scorch the western United States under widespread drought conditions. Containment is growing on some of our most notable fires such as the McKinney (CA), Moose (ID), Elmo (MT) and Vantage (WA), but there are still numerous smaller, uncontained fires out there. The fires continue to produce smoke with poor air quality…

14 Aug 2022, 3:20 am

Hurricane Tracking Drones Launched to Improve Tropical Forecasts

[A saildrone was launched this past week from St. Petersburg, Florida. Two of the saildrones will track hurricane data in the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. The other five will collect data in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Credit: NOAA] [Written by NOAA]  In partnership with NOAA, Saildrone Inc. is deploying seven…

11 Aug 2022, 2:30 pm