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May Mountain Snow - Cascades and Rockies

NORTHWEST - it's not completely unusual to see snow continue into the Rocky Mountains and Cascades in the month of May - in fact some ski resorts in Colorado remain open until the end of June! However, this season we had a very warm start to many of these areas and it gave us a…

17 May 2022, 6:47 pm

Significant Severe Risk in the Central U.S. Today

ABOVE: A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for portions of Nebraska and Kansas for our second chance for thunderstorms today. Threats include: a couple tornadoes possible, large hail up to 2" in diameter, and strong winds up to 7 Outlook Areas across the Plains, the Missouri and the Mississippi River Valleys will see the…

17 May 2022, 5:25 pm

Largest Fire in New Mexico State History

NEW: The Hermit's Peak and Calf Canyon fire is now the largest wildfire in New Mexico state history. The fire has burned over 299, 000 acres with containment unfortunately down to 26% as the fire expands. There are over 2,000 fire fighters on blaze! Thick smoke is still being found in parts of the Southwest,…

17 May 2022, 2:30 pm

Storms for the OH Valley Wednesday

Energy from severe weather Tuesday is pushing east into the Ohio Valley by midweek. This is a low-end risk, but still non-zero. Risks We are most concerned about gusty winds and hail 1" in diameter or greater. An isolated tornado will also be possible through Kentucky. Timing Morning storm activity will be focused through the…

17 May 2022, 2:25 pm

Heat Wave: Record Highs & Forecasted Cool-Down for Some

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…

17 May 2022, 2:20 pm

Extended Outlook: Severe Threat Thursday - Friday

The 2022 Severe Weather Season has been nonstop and another round of strong and severe storms is 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 ahead of a cold front. At the upper levels of the atmosphere,…

17 May 2022, 2:15 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…

17 May 2022, 2:10 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…

17 May 2022, 2:00 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