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Another Chance for Ice and Snow

The Mid-South, Tennessee Valley and Mid-Atlantic have seen our fair share of winter systems this season. After the winter wallop we have had this past week, the next question is: when will this happen next? Our forecast models are already playing out the potential for another chance of wintry precipitation by Wednesday/Thursday on the cold…

17 Jan 2022, 6:48 pm

Light Lake Effect & Quick Hitting Clipper to Impact the North

Lake-Effect Impacts As cold air rushes in behind our East Coast storm, there will be just enough lift and moisture in the Great Lakes to produce light lake-effect snow. Accumulations will be kept to only a couple inches in the advisory area. Alerts will end Tuesday morning. The light precipitation off of the Great Lakes…

17 Jan 2022, 3:50 pm

Severe Chances Wednesday from Texas to the Lower Mississippi Valley

A strong cold front diving south from the High Plains will bring a chance for strong and severe storms to areas of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi by Wednesday. Here is a look at the latest severe forecast for these areas. Severe Set-Up Southerly winds will take over along the Gulf Coast Tuesday and this will…

17 Jan 2022, 11:04 am

Another Blast Of Arctic Air To Impact Central U.S.

Heading into the middle of the week, another clipper system will be moving across the north central United States. It will bring some snow and another round of bitterly cold air. Forecast Temperatures Low temperatures will reach down into the teens below zero for places like Bismarck and Minneapolis by Thursday. The mercury will plummet…

17 Jan 2022, 5:00 am

New 3D Storm Surge Model Improves Tropical Flood Forecasts

[Satellite image of Hurricane Harvey. From NOAA] [From University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center, written by by Aaron Dubrow]   When Hurricanes Harvey (2017) and Florence (2018) hit, it was not solely the storm surge from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean that led to flooding. Inland sources, like rain-swollen rivers, lakes,…

16 Jan 2022, 3:00 pm

What to Watch in the Night Sky: January & February

It's pretty cold out there — I'm not including you, Florida — but it is winter, after all. While temperatures may keep many stargazers indoors, the long nights mean extra time to find planets, constellations, or even satellites. Since we're in a bit of a meteor shower lull this time of year (after the early…

16 Jan 2022, 2:05 pm

January La Niña Update: Just Like Family Game Night

[December 2021 sea surface temperature departure. Image from NOAA.] [From NOAA Climate written by Emily Becker]  Happy new year! This La Niña event is likely near peak strength as we start 2022. Related impacts to global weather and climate will continue through the rest of winter and into the spring, however, because climate impacts lag tropical Pacific…

16 Jan 2022, 1:00 pm

The Top 10 NOAA Satellite Images from 2021

[A daylight image composite of Earth from August 29, 2021, as seen by the NOAA-20 satellite. In this image, Hurricane Ida can be seen making landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast while Hurricane Nora spins in the eastern Pacific Ocean.] [Written by NOAA NESDIS] With their lofty view from space, NOAA satellites see the awe-inspiring…

16 Jan 2022, 12:55 pm

Sunday Severe Risk Ending in Florida but Continuing in the Carolinas

A system bringing heavy snow and ice to the Mid-South and the Mid-Atlantic will also bring continued severe storm chances through the Carolinas into tonight. Wind and hail will be the main threats. Here is the latest severe forecast. Numerous tornado reports and severe wind reports were recorded through Sunday in Florida. One was confirmed…

16 Jan 2022, 9:41 am