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Flooding Downpours Target Mid-Atlantic

A wet summer continues for many in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States this week. Slow-moving thunderstorms capable of very heavy rainfall tonight (Wednesday into Thursday) could lead to pockets of flooding and dangerous situations. A flash flood watch has been issued through Wednesday night for the *potential* of dangerous flash flooding. The key…

12 Aug 2020, 6:00 pm

Eastern Pacific Tropics Getting Active

While the Eastern Pacific Ocean has been a tad quieter-than-usual so far this hurricane season, the basin is awakening. This week we had Hurricane Elida, but that storm is quickly diminishing. Elida reached hurricane status briefly, and was a rather shorter-lived tropical cyclone, but is now weakening so rapidly that it will be completely dissipated…

12 Aug 2020, 5:58 pm

Wild Weather Around the World - August 12th, 2020

From summertime flooding, to a dangerous derecho sweeping across the Midwest, this week has been a busy week of weather. But what weather events have been happening around the world?   We start our trip on the largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily. A waterspout whipped up sand and debris and sent beach-goers running…

12 Aug 2020, 4:55 pm

More Rain in the Mississippi Valley & Mid-South

Slow-moving thunderstorms have soaked communities in the Mississippi River Valley, Mid-South, and southern Plains over the last few days.  On Wednesday morning, the community of Texarkana---straddling the border of Texas and Arkansas---witnessed widespread flooding due to incredibly heavy rainfall. A preliminary rainfall total---taken around 10 am CT---at the Texarkana Regional Airport showed that Wednesday,…

12 Aug 2020, 2:05 pm

Tropical Depression 11 Has Formed in the Atlantic

On Tuesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center issued its first advisory on Tropical Depression 11 in the Atlantic Ocean.  As of early Wednesday evening, the storm was located 1,220 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.  The latest update has the maximum sustained winds still at 35 mph with a continued movement toward the west at…

12 Aug 2020, 9:00 am

Severe Weather Risk Continues in the Plains

The threat for severe weather continues through the end of the workweek for parts of the Plains yet again.  For Wednesday, the risk area extends from North Dakota to Oklahoma, with a slight risk (level 2 on a scale of 1 to 5) in North Dakota. Damaging winds and large hail will be the biggest…

12 Aug 2020, 6:34 am

Critical Fire Danger Continues in the West

Dry and windy conditions are expected to persist across the West for at least the next several days, as several major fires continue to burn. Red flag warnings are in effect on Wednesday across seven states. According to the National Weather Service, "Red Flag Warning means warm temperatures, very low humidities, and stronger winds are…

12 Aug 2020, 6:33 am

Hot Temperatures Continue in the Southwest and Plains

Widespread heat was found throughout the West last week and it continues to encompass the Southwest and southern Plains this week. Heat alerts are in effect from the Pacific Coast to the Gulf of Mexico. In Arizona, this summer has been very especially hot. Phoenix has seen high temperatures above 110 degrees already 35 days…

12 Aug 2020, 6:00 am

Hot in the Northeast with the Threat for Severe Storms

Warm and humid southerly winds ahead of a cold front will bring some heat into the Northeast today (Tuesday), along with the threat for severe weather. Heat Advisories have been issued from Downeast Maine to New York City and Lake Erie. Most areas will see highs in the 90s with the heat index 95 to…

11 Aug 2020, 11:26 am