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Nicholas Flood Threat Continues for Gulf Coast

Hurricane Nicholas made landfall as a category 1 hurricane on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula of Texas at 12:30 AM CDT very early Tuesday morning, with maximum sustained winds at 75 mph and pressure of 991 mb. The center of the storm is tracking slowly east, bringing scattered storms to the Gulf Coast…

17 Sep 2021, 12:45 pm

Rounds of Rain and Mountain Snow for Northwest

Multiple rounds of energy moving through the Pacific northwest brings the first chance for heavy rain and mountain snow of the fall season. While snow will be confined to high mountain peaks, the rainfall will be extremely beneficial for the drought-stricken Pacific northwest.   Forecast A cold front moving off the Pacific Ocean will increase…

17 Sep 2021, 12:40 pm

Invest 96-L Brings High Surf to the Mid-Atlantic

A low pressure system moving north along the coast is slowly becoming better organized. Areas of the Bahamas and the eastern U.S. will need to monitor this potential system for impacts. No immediate threat is expected for the United States, but the east coast will likely see high surf & rip currents through the weekend.…

17 Sep 2021, 12:35 pm

Monsoon Moisture Returns to Southwest

Another round of monsoon moisture will make its way into the Southwest today and tomorrow ahead of a cold front. Moisture will surge northward from the south and interact with warm air and lift on the east side of a low pressure in southern California. There is no official severe weather risk at this time,…

17 Sep 2021, 11:43 am

Isolated Gusty Storms for Texas, Oklahoma Panhandles Friday

A cold front working through the Upper Midwest and Central Plains Thursday produced some large hailstones, larger than golf ball size in some spots! While the northern end of that front is working with very little energy today as it progresses east, there is enough energy on the southern side of the front to produce…

17 Sep 2021, 11:30 am

Next Areas to Watch in the Eastern Atlantic

The Atlantic Basin remains active with a few areas of interest being monitored for tropical development. Here is the very latest tropical outlook for the Atlantic. RELATED ARTICLES - Invest 96-L Brings High Surf to the Mid-Atlantic  and Nicholas Flood Threat Continues for Gulf Coast 1. Invest 95-L (African Wave) This wave southwest of the…

17 Sep 2021, 5:00 am

Western U.S. Wildfire Update

Several huge wildfires continue to burn across the West, putting smoke into the atmosphere and then flowing into many states. As a result, air quality alerts are in effect for a few areas in the West for poor air quality. Here's a closer look at the latest fires and air quality information: Fire Alerts Fire…

17 Sep 2021, 4:30 am

Severe Storm Chances Return to the Northern Plains This Weekend

Severe thunderstorm chances return to the Northern Great Plains and Upper Midwest this weekend as a sharp trough moves east across the region. The amplified pattern will promote moderate wind shear, with moderate instability expected to build through the late afternoon and evening on Sunday. Outlook There is a risk for a few isolated severe…

17 Sep 2021, 2:30 am

August 2021 Climate Recap - Hurricanes, Fires and Floods

[A house and garage submerged in high flood waters in Waverly, Tennessee, after a complex of thunderstorms dropped more than a foot of rain across parts of central Tennessee on August 21, 2021. More than 20 people died in the flash floods.  From Tennessee Emergency Management Agency via NOAA] [Wrriten from NOAA and NOAA NCEI] …

17 Sep 2021, 2:00 am