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Western Plains Overnight Storms & More

Another area of low pressure has developed in the lee (east side) of the Rockies, giving the Central Plains another shot of severe weather through the middle of this week. We will be monitoring for the potential of gusty winds, hail and the isolated tornado threat by Tuesday. Monday - Overnight Storms have been firing…

16 May 2022, 8:00 pm

Eastern U.S. Storms Diminish Overnight

Severe storms across the eastern U.S. will be diminishing through the overnight hours. Once the front exits to the Atlantic, that severe threat comes to a close. From Monday, hail reports did reach up to a teacup in size! Numerous hail and wind reports came through over the course of Monday. Severe Outlook Monday night's…

16 May 2022, 6:35 pm

Largest Fire in New Mexico State History

NEW: As of Monday, May 16 - the Hermit's Peak and Calf Canyon fire is now the largest wildfire in New Mexico state history. The acreage is now up to 298, 000 with containment unfortunately down to 27%. Over the past several weeks, multiple fires have sparked up across the Four Corners and conditions remain…

16 May 2022, 12:50 pm

Heat Wave: Record Highs and Triple Digits

We are now in our second week of record heat in the Central U.S. with no major relief in sight! Many records continue to fall as a ridge of high pressure dominates the south-central U.S. We broke records all weekend long and we continued to break records into the work week for places like Texas…

16 May 2022, 12:40 pm

2022 Hurricane Prep Week

After a memorable 2021 Hurricane Season with 21 named storms and the historic Category 4 Hurricane Ida, we are looking ahead to the 2022 season. Hurricane season begins on May 15 for the Eastern Pacific Basin, and on June 1 for the Atlantic basin. WeatherNation will be recognizing "Hurricane Preparedness Week" from May 15-21. We'll…

16 May 2022, 12:35 pm

Extended Outlook: Severe Threat Thursday - Saturday

The 2022 Severe Weather Season has been nonstop with another round of strong and severe storms likely into the weekend across the Midwest and Mississippi River Valley. At the surface we have plenty of energy building (above) for storms to work with. At the upper levels, an area of low pressure will sneak south, adding…

16 May 2022, 12:30 pm

Tropical Update: Watching an Area of Interest in the Atlantic

We still have a couple weeks to go in the Atlantic basin to the start of hurricane season (June 1st), but we've got our eyes on something here at WeatherNation. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has not highlighted any areas of potential development in the next 5 days. However, the Long Range Forecast does highlight…

16 May 2022, 12:00 pm

April Recap: Wildfires, Drought and Severe Weather

[Wildfire activity associated with the New Mexico Hermits Peak Fire on the evening of April 29, 2022, off of Highway 518. The fire saw significant growth that day. (Will Harris/Inciweb via NOAA)] [Written by NOAA]   April 2022 was slightly cooler and wetter than normal across the contiguous U.S., according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. What…

16 May 2022, 8:55 am

Total Lunar Eclipse Visible in North America Tonight

Get the lawn chairs and binoculars ready! The first total lunar eclipse since 2021 will be gracing the skies of North and South America tonight (Sunday evening) Lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes directly through the darkest part of Earths shadow, turning the red a dark reddish hue. Not only will we be treated…

15 May 2022, 8:40 pm
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