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Tropical Storm Marie forms in the Pacific

Tropical Storm Marie has formed in the eastern Pacific well south of the Baja California Peninsula. This is forecast to move west, right now at 12 mph, with central pressure of 1005 mb and maximum sustained winds at 40 mph. Marie Stats Marie is likely to become a hurricane by Wednesday or Wednesday night and…

29 Sep 2020, 2:50 pm

Tuesday Severe Weather Threat Moves East

A surface cold front and a large-scale trough extend from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast and will continue to move eastward bringing the threat for severe storms to push into areas along the Atlantic this afternoon and evening. There is a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms from Chesapeake Bay southward to Daytona Beach, Florida.…

29 Sep 2020, 2:10 pm

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…

29 Sep 2020, 9:00 am

Forecasts for Wildcard Round of MLB Playoffs

Post season baseball is back! There will be 8 Major League Baseball games today (Wednesday) and first playoff contests in the National League. It will be day 2 of games for the American League here in the wildcard round, best of 3 games series. [Playoff brackets from] AMERICAN LEAGUE There will be a fall-like…

29 Sep 2020, 4:00 am

GOES-T Satellite Undergoes Testing to Simulate Launch and Orbit Conditions

[GOES-T lifted to the thermal vacuum chamber. Credit: Lockheed Martin] [Written by NASA and NOAA]  GOES-T, the third satellite in NOAA’s GOES-R Series, is fully assembled and beginning a set of rigorous tests to ensure it can withstand the harsh conditions of launch and the space environment in which it will reside once it reaches geostationary…

29 Sep 2020, 2:46 am

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

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