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Severe Weather Threat in the Midwest & Plains

An active weather pattern is expected to continue in the Great Plains and Midwest this week with several days of severe weather possible. The week started with tornadoes in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana Sunday evening into early Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday saw additional severe storms producing large hail and damaging winds across the Midwest and…

24 Jun 2021, 4:05 pm

Record Breaking Heat for the Northwest

Record-breaking heat is on the way for the Pacific Northwest as we head into the last weekend of June! Many cities may tie or break records to close out the month. Several locations could come close to or surpass all-time high temperature records for the month of June. Heat Alerts There are heat alerts in…

24 Jun 2021, 4:00 pm

Several Areas Being Monitored for Tropical Development

Tropical season is well underway and three areas are being monitored for potential development over the next five days in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic Basins.  Let's take a closer look at the areas the National Hurricane Center is watching closely. Atlantic Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located a few hundred miles…

24 Jun 2021, 3:55 pm

Storms Bring Flooding Concern to the Midwest

The Midwest & Great Lakes region are setting up for a stormy few days ahead, with all modes of severe weather on the table. However, heavy rain and flooding are also anticipated, on top of what we've already seen this week! Rainfall reports in the Midwest were a healthy 1-3" with more on the way.…

24 Jun 2021, 3:50 pm

Monsoonal Moisture Leaves The Southwest

The monsoon moisture brought in a good plume of moisture yesterday to the Four Corners region. Some spots picked up meaningful rain totals, although it's going to take much more than this to get the Southwest out of exceptional drought. Phoenix recorded its first measurable rain since the end of April. However, as the fetch…

24 Jun 2021, 3:45 pm

Fire Weather Conditions in the West

Fire weather conditions remain elevated across the West as dry and breezy conditions are coupled with record highs and excessive heat. Red Flag Warnings are in effect from California to Arizona. Humidity levels will drop down to around 10% as winds gust higher than 40 mph. "Dry thunderstorms" remain a concern across the West. Thunderstorms develop…

24 Jun 2021, 4:30 am

Stalled Front Keeps Florida A Bit Cloudier, Wetter

Folks flocking to the beaches of the Sunshine State will have to dodge a few clouds, showers, and thunderstorms in order to enjoy that Vitamin D! A stalled frontal boundary across northern Florida will help organize moisture and that will lead to building clouds and rain. The stalled frontal boundary in northern Florida will remain…

24 Jun 2021, 4:00 am

Saving One Home at a Time: Defensible Space

  Whether it’s a fast-moving wildfire pushing into your neighborhood or tiny embers from a fire miles away, you might only have minutes or even seconds to evacuate your home. That is why it is so important ahead of time, not during an active wildfire, you need to make sure your home has the…

23 Jun 2021, 4:30 am

Tornado Near Chicago Rated An EF-3

A powerful line of thunderstorms worked through northern Illinois Sunday night, causing widespread damage and producing a dangerous tornado. Multiple areas of rotation produced tornadic storms along the line from the Chicago suburbs, to northwest Indiana and southwest Lower Michigan. Just after 11 pm CDT, one of the stronger cells moved through the cities…

23 Jun 2021, 3:40 am