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Watching the tropics: another area to monitor in the Caribbean

There have been a record-setting 27 named tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin this hurricane season, and there's still another month left to go before hurricane season officially ends. Climatologically, tropical activity tends to drop off during the month of November. But every season is different and 2020 is no exception. There is a disorganized…

29 Oct 2020, 11:37 am

Zeta Weakens But Wind & Rain Threat Continues

Zeta Stats Zeta continues to weaken this morning this morning but remains a strong tropical storm. Maximum sustained winds are estimated around 60 mph with stronger gusts. Zeta's speed continues to increase as well, now moving to the northeast around 39 mph. Key Messages Forecast Track Zeta is expected to continue to track more to…

29 Oct 2020, 6:00 am

Zeta impacts: flooding possible from Gulf Coast to Mid-Atlantic

Zeta made landfall in Louisiana on Wednesday and has been moving quickly through the Southeast, bringing very heavy rainfall. The size and fast movement of the storm will bring impacts to much of the eastern U.S. through the next several days. Flash flood watches have been issued from the central Plains into the Middle Atlantic.…

29 Oct 2020, 6:00 am

Atlantic Tropics: Next Area to Watch

With Hurricane Zeta bringing impacts to the Gulf Coast and damage to Louisiana and Mississippi, the hurricane season is far from over - a reminder, we have until November 30th for the official end to the Atlantic hurricane season. The historic peak of hurricane season is now behind us, but October and November can still be…

29 Oct 2020, 5:30 am

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

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 as a trough of low pressure dropped southward,…

28 Oct 2020, 5:00 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