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Flood Potential Through the Gulf Coast

DALLAS, TX - Alas, the wait is over. After 67 days the last measurable rain at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the rain gauge picked up measurable rain from a heavy thunderstorm on Wednesday. It ended the second-longest streak of dry weather for the airport on record! Now, the frontal boundary that brings flooding chances to…

11 Aug 2022, 11:10 am

Feeling More Comfortable in the Northeast ... FINALLY!

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC - A cold front sweeping through the I-95 corridor has brought a halt to the extreme 90 degree heat many have been feeling the past several days from NYC up through Maine. Now, it's the Mid-Atlantic's turn for relief thanks to severe weather that blew through on Wednesday. Wednesday's thunderstorms did drop some heavy…

11 Aug 2022, 8:30 am

Coastal Low Brings Warmth & Increased Storm Chances to the NW

An area of low pressure (above) is pulling warmth northward, leading to above average temperatures, especially in mountain valleys and inland locations. Monsoonal moisture is reaching all the way up into the Northwest U.S., riding this low pressure system, with the potential for damaging winds along with flash flooding, especially over recent area burn scars.…

11 Aug 2022, 8:25 am

Watching the Tropics Closely

This week we have been monitoring a tropical wave southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, which is producing a disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms. Conditions have become unfavorable for development of this wave as it moves westward through the Atlantic. There are additional tropical disturbances in the far eastern Atlantic that have emerged off…

11 Aug 2022, 8:20 am

Monsoon Season Remains Active

Monsoon season continues with daily thunderstorms resulting in flash flooding, dust storms, lightning and burn scar damage. With no major change to the pattern ahead, we can expect much of the same into the rest of August. Try not to curse the rain too much, the moisture is essential for preventing drought into the winter…

11 Aug 2022, 8:15 am

Wildfire Update - Increased Containment For Some

Numerous wildfires continue to scorch the western United States. Here's a look at some of the fires currently burning in our western states. Smoke is creating poor air quality across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies especially. If you are sensitive to smoke and smoke particles in the air, try to limit time outdoors. Smoke…

11 Aug 2022, 4:00 am

One More Day of Flood Threat for Appalachia

Today our flood risk is most widespread and does look to be the most intense day for rainfall compared to earlier this week in the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-South. Flood alerts have been issued for much of Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia along with neighboring states. We expect 1 - 2" of rainfall over saturated grounds…

10 Aug 2022, 5:30 pm

Deadly E. Kentucky Flooding: How to Help

Kentucky's Governor Andy Beshear has confirmed at least 37 deaths in eastern Kentucky, including 4 children from the same family swept away by floodwaters. Based on number from the Kentucky State police there are 3 individuals still unaccounted for as of Wednesday morning. KSP performed over 1,000 wellness checks in the last week, reunited those…

9 Aug 2022, 3:00 am

Hurricane Tracking Drones Launched to Improve Tropical Forecasts

[A saildrone was launched this past week from St. Petersburg, Florida. Two of the saildrones will track hurricane data in the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. The other five will collect data in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Credit: NOAA] [Written by NOAA]  In partnership with NOAA, Saildrone Inc. is deploying seven ocean…

9 Aug 2022, 2:00 am