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Arctic Air Brings Ice, Sleet and Snow to the South

After a cold front dove south earlier this week through the southern Plains, temperatures have been falling to freezing or below. With available moisture in the atmosphere and the cold temperatures in place, winter weather is expected to continue across New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma over the next 24 hours. Here are some of the…

28 Oct 2020, 8:00 am

ZETA: Hurricane, Surge Warnings for Gulf Coast

Zeta Stats Zeta has been steadily strenghtening over the last few hours and is now a strong Cat. 1 hurricane with max winds of 90 mph. Zeta's pressure has been dropping as well, with a minimum low pressure of 976 mb. It's moving north at 18 mph. Conditions remain marginally favorable for brief additional strengthening…

28 Oct 2020, 6:05 am

The Week Starts with Record Cold Temperatures

While it's only late October, temperatures  have felt more like the middle of winter this next week as an area of bitterly cold air moved out of Canada, following a strong cold front from this weekend. Several cities saw record low temperatures to start the work week. Many areas from the Front Range through the…

28 Oct 2020, 6:00 am

Late-Season Hurricanes Can Bring Their Own Surprise

[Hurricane Michael before making landfall in the Florida Panhandle, October 2018. From NOAA] [Written by NOAA] With a little more than a month left in the official Atlantic hurricane season and Zeta churning in the Gulf, both reasons are reminders not to let your guard down. Despite being at the end of the season’s peak window, late October…

28 Oct 2020, 2:00 am

Forecast for Baseball's World Series Game Six

Major League Baseball's World Series is underway with game six tonight (Tuesday) in the best of 7 games match-up.  Due to COVID-19, the entire series will be held at a neutral "bubble" site at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. [Playoff brackets from] The fall classic is between the Tampa Bay Rays, the American…

27 Oct 2020, 2:00 am

California Fire Danger: Silverado Fire Prompts Evacuations

A new wildfire in Southern California near Irvine in Orange County has spread causing tens of thousands of evacuations. With Santa Ana winds picking up in the forecast, fire conditions will be extremely dangerous tonight into Tuesday. Extremely critical fire weather is expected for portions of southern California, just outside of Los Angeles for today,…

26 Oct 2020, 4:00 pm

Calculating the Cost of Weather and Climate Disasters

[Written by NOAA]  Drought, floods, freezing temperatures, severe storms, tropical cyclones, wildfires, winter storms—every year since 1980, these weather and climate disasters have claimed countless lives and caused billions of dollars in damages in the United States. And, it is NCEI's job to chronicle these disasters and document their impacts to the Nation. 1. Why study the…

26 Oct 2020, 2:00 am

Weekend Snow Update

With a winter storm moving over the Plains and Rocky Mountains there will be more snow on the way throughout the day.  Check out all the Winter Alerts that have been issued for this impending storm. Winter Alerts An upper-level trough digging in from Canada will provide the broad energy and cold air needed to…

25 Oct 2020, 11:30 am

Hurricane Epsilon to Slowly Weaken through the Weekend

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has it's tenth hurricane -- Epsilon.  Epsilon went through a period of rapid intensification earlier this week before it began to slowly weaken Thursday. A gradual weakening trend is expected to continue as it quickly moves to the northeast into the Northern Atlantic over the weekend. Tropical Stats Epsilon's center…

24 Oct 2020, 5:00 am