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Potential for Flooding in the Southwest with Heavy Snow Continues

SETUP A wave of energy has moved into the southwest bringing plenty of rain and snow to the region. This will be much needed after an extended period of dry weather, however it may be too much at once for some areas.   FLOOD ALERTS Flash flood watches have been issued for Central Arizona, including…

22 Feb 2020, 3:35 pm

Next Storm Arrives in the Pacific Northwest

On Sunday, February 23 our next storm system will arrive along the Pacific Northwest coast. This will be a small, yet robust area of low pressure making 'landfall' on Vancouver Island in western British Columbia around sunrise Sunday morning. The storm system will bring heavy Cascades snow, especially to Washington state. Areas near Hurricane Ridge…

22 Feb 2020, 2:52 pm

Temperatures Drop for the Southeast

SETUP FOR THE SOUTHEAST The low pressure that brought in snow and rain yesterday has finally moved out. High pressure has moved in and this will allow skies to clear and temperatures to drop during the evening hours.   TEMPERATURES AND ALERTS The Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida will see temperatures drop anywhere from the teens…

21 Feb 2020, 1:50 pm

Spring Training Forecasts in Arizona and Florida

Baseball is back! Friday was the first day of Spring Training games for Major League Baseball. Four games were played in the afternoon. A full slate of games are ahead for all 30 teams this weekend. A low pressure center will be moving across the Southwest on Saturday, bringing passing showers and a few thunderstorms…

21 Feb 2020, 6:00 am

Improved Wireless Emergency Alerts Coming to a Cell Phone Near You

[NOAA]  You’ve probably had it happen before: Three loud beeps followed by a long, high-pitched sound delivered to your mobile phone to alert you to severe weather or another emergency near you. These jolting alarms coupled with vibration and text-like messages are Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) — and they’re saving lives. WEAs have also been a frustration to many…

21 Feb 2020, 2:00 am

NOAA Announces Huge Leap in Supercomputing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday that it will take its next big step in predicting the weather. The commerce agency will do this by beefing up the electronics that run our weather models called, supercomputers. In a media release Thursday, NOAA laid out the timeline the next two supercomputers to help run…

20 Feb 2020, 4:27 pm

TIP OF THE WEEK: Long Term Flooding

Every day, WeatherNation brings you weather information to keep you safe. Every week, John Van Pelt helps get you prepared long before bad weather hits. This week we are talking about the dangers of long term flooding. Q: We know that coming in behind heat, which is number one, flooding is the number two…

20 Feb 2020, 9:12 am

More Heavy Rain Possible in Southeast

Standing water and high river levels continue for some across the southeastern United States. WeatherNation field crews captured this video on Sunday. A slow moving system will bring the threat for heavy rainfall - and additional flooding - to the already water-logged Southeast. Some parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia could see up to…

20 Feb 2020, 7:00 am

Snow Chances for the Mid-Atlantic Thursday and Friday

Widespread winter weather alerts have been issued, spreading across much of North Carolina and a few neighboring areas too. The winter weather alerts include major highway corridors such as Interstate 40, 95, and 85.  The Thursday evening commute and Friday morning commute will be impacted by snow and ice. The highest potential winter storm impacts…

20 Feb 2020, 4:36 am