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Dangerous Wind Chills for the Upper Midwest Tuesday and Wednesday

Thanks to the Arctic cold front that has moved through the Great Lakes, extreme cold temperatures continue to build over many states Tuesday morning.  Factor in the blustery northwest winds and temperatures will feel up to 35° below zero.  The wind chill lets everyone know how cold it feels on the human body when outdoors. …

10 Dec 2019, 4:19 am

Active Weather Pattern Setting-Up for the Northwest This Week

A developing upper-level system in the Northeast Pacific will begin to move into the Pacific Northwest this week and bring strong winds, heavy rain and mountain snow.  Areas in Washington, Oregon and Northern California could have rain chances that last through the upcoming weekend. Here is the very latest. Developing System Energy in the Gulf…

9 Dec 2019, 11:41 am

Arctic Blast to Kick Off the Work Week

The northern United States is in for a big shock this week! An exceptionally cold air mass will dip south, dropping temperatures well-below zero in many cases. The mercury this morning (Monday) is already 10 to 30 degrees colder in the Northern Plains than 24 hours ago. The Arctic air is all coming in from…

9 Dec 2019, 10:00 am

Snow in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes

[Snow covered roads in Duluth, Minnesota Monday morning. Traffic camera from MNDOT] The morning drive to start the work week has been slow and go in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes as a round of heavy snow has been falling. Winter weather alerts are in effect across Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Up to a…

9 Dec 2019, 9:40 am

Wintry Weather on the Way for the Tennessee Valley Tuesday

A strong cold front moving across the Southeast will bring shower and thunderstorm chances, but with lingering precipitation behind the cold front there will be enough cold air to provide a wintry weather chance into the Tennessee Valley. Ground temperatures could be too warm for major accumulation on the roads, but elevated surfaces could see…

9 Dec 2019, 5:01 am

Dense Morning Fog Sunday From the Gulf Coast to the Mississippi Valley

Cool temperatures and light winds have allowed areas of dense fog to develop this morning from the Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys all the way down to the Gulf Coast of Texas.  You will want to use caution if you have any morning travel plans in these areas. Fog Alerts Dense fog advisories have been issued…

8 Dec 2019, 4:41 am

Drones Provide a New Frontier in Hurricane Observations

[NOAA Coyote drone in Avon Park, FL. From NOAA] [NCAR]   Scientists for years have speculated about the powerful hurricane winds that blast just above the surface of the ocean near the eyewall of the storm. These winds, often the most intense in the storm, play a critical role in lifting energy and moisture from the…

8 Dec 2019, 2:22 am

Rainy Start in the East Early Next Week

As a powerful cold front moves through the northern plains and the Great Lakes this weekend, it continue to move southeast into early next week. As it does this, the wind pattern will shift to a southwesterly flow,  increasing available moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. This will allow showers and thunderstorms to become widespread…

7 Dec 2019, 11:39 am

Top 5 Videos of the Week - 12/7/19

  Our top 5 videos of the week showcase ways to deal with Winter Weather in FALL.   First -- remind yourself what season it really is by being around colorful leaves while the snow is flying!  That’s what a group of ducks did in Michigan with some of the first flakes of the month!…

7 Dec 2019, 7:24 am