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Over 2 Feet of Snow Expected in the Sierra Nevada Through Friday Morning

Moisture coming off the Pacific Ocean in a concentrated stream known as an "atmospheric river", in combination with cold air from Canada, is bringing our next weather maker for the western United States. Expect difficult travel through mountain passes, especially overnight and into Friday morning as the heavy snow comes down! The system also created…

1 Dec 2022, 8:00 pm

Gusty Winds And Elevated Fire Danger In The Plains Friday

Fire Danger Gusty winds and low relative humidity (dry air) will combine to created an elevated fire danger across parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas Friday afternoon. Red Flag Warnings (fire weather warnings) have been issued for the areas shaded in pink. Outdoor burning is not recommended and you should avoid any…

1 Dec 2022, 6:37 pm

Watching Our Next Snowmaker for the High Plains Friday

We are getting to the season of Alberta Clippers in the northern tier of the country - fast-moving winter storm systems that produce more cold air and wind than snowfall. Still, we see the potential for accumulating and blowing snow. Our next clipper arrives Thursday night into Friday for the High Plains. Winter Weather Advisories…

1 Dec 2022, 4:06 pm

Snow Creating Travel Issues in the Northwest

Heavy snow caused problems through the Seattle metro this week, with 1-3" of snow that fell in the Seattle metro and surrounding areas with higher totals in the range of 5-8" in the foothills. Be prepared for black ice Thursday night as temperatures drop through the 20's. Snow Threat Winter alerts have expired in the…

1 Dec 2022, 4:05 pm

Snow Returns to Utah and Colorado

Active weather including heavy snow and strong winds will return to portions of the 4-corners region by the end of the week. Alerts Winter Storm Watches have been issued for the higher terrain of Utah and Colorado for Friday. Strong wind and blowing snow will close some roadways. Plan accordingly! Overnight travel into Friday and…

1 Dec 2022, 4:03 pm

One System Departs California, Another On Its Way

While our attention has been toward the current California rain and snowstorm, another weather event will soon arrive to these same areas, bringing similar impacts. A winter storm watch has been issued for the central and northern Sierra Nevada range this weekend for one to four feet of snow. This will impacts parts of Interstate…

1 Dec 2022, 4:02 pm

Tornado Outbreak Recap

Strong thunderstorms moved through the Deep South Tuesday morning and continued through Wednesday in the early morning hours. Unfortunately, these tornadoes turned deadly into the overnight hours through Wednesday. The Storm Prediction Center had issued a MODERATE risk for severe thunderstorms on Tuesday. This was a level four out of five severe weather threat. After…

30 Nov 2022, 4:50 pm

Hurricane Season Ends Today

Today, Wednesday, November 30th is the official final day of the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season! After months of monitoring the tropical waters and preparing for any potential storm, the likelihood of additional hurricanes is near zero. Through the next five days, no tropical development is anticipated across the Atlantic Ocean. Our most recent…

30 Nov 2022, 2:50 pm

Mauna Loa Volcano Erupts in Hawaii

The Mauna Loa volcano erupted late Sunday night on the Big Island of Hawaii, prompting ashfall advisories and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to raise the alert levels. This is the first eruption of the world's largest active volcano since 1984. The USGS has raised the Volcanic Alert Level to "Warning" meaning a…

30 Nov 2022, 10:00 am