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Strong Heat for the West This Week

A strong ridge of high pressure moving over the Great Basin will lead to very hot temperatures across the Northwest and down into the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys in California. Record highs with dangerous heat will be possible. Northwest Forecast Record highs will be possible over several days in the Northwest and Northern California.…

15 Aug 2022, 7:45 pm

Heat Relief on the Way... Storm Threat Too

Temps We have been nothing but HOT in the Central and Southern Plains for the ENTIRE summer, with multiple days well over 100°. Good news, some relief will be in sight this week as a frontal boundary and area of low pressure slide to the south! This will drop our temps from the 100s on…

15 Aug 2022, 7:30 pm

Extended Forecast: Staying Cool & Unsettled in the Northeast

NORTHEAST - Comfier temperatures are in store for the northeastern United States the next few days but a few lucky folks, or maybe not so lucky depending on your opinion of rain, will be seeing rain! A developing coastal low will help fling Atlantic moisture back on shore as it slowly meanders offshore. This will…

15 Aug 2022, 7:15 pm

Texas Low & More on the Tropics

Texas Low South Texas has had an active day of weather Monday with numerous tornado warnings into southern portions of the state including a tornado warning Monday evening over Laredo, Texas. The Storm Prediction Center issued a severe weather outlook during the day but as we head into the overnight hours, By Tuesday, more moisture…

15 Aug 2022, 7:00 pm

Strong Storms for the Southeast Today

ABOVE: A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for portions of North Carolina and South Carolina until 10 PM EDT. Threats include scattered damaging winds to 65 mph and isolated large hail up to 1" in diameter. Severe Outlook The SPC is highlighting southern Virginia through northern Georgia for the Monday timeframe. We have a…

15 Aug 2022, 3:25 pm

Monsoon Season Remains Active in the SW

The monsoon season continues with daily thunderstorms resulting in flash flooding, dust storms, lightning and burn scar damage. With no major change to the pattern ahead, we can expect much of the same through the rest of August. Flood Threat As a ridge of high pressure migrates slightly to the east (ABOVE), we will see…

15 Aug 2022, 1:50 pm

Severe & Flood Threat for Northern Plains Monday

A weak surface low coming across the Central and Northern High Plains will bring a chance for strong to severe storms today and tonight. Damaging wind and hail will be the primary threat along with heavy rain that will lead to the flood concern, especially through the Central Plains. We will see a swath of…

15 Aug 2022, 1:30 pm

July Recap - Third Hottest on Record for the U.S.

[Flooding in Marissa, IL July 26th causing road closures (Marissa Fire Department)] [From NOAA and NOAA NCEI]  July 2022 will go down in the history books as the third-hottest July on record for the U.S., according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. From drought to deluge, the nation saw remarkable extremes last month.…

15 Aug 2022, 1:00 am

Wildfire Update - 30k+ Human Caused Fires this Year

Numerous wildfires continue to scorch the western United States under widespread drought conditions. Containment is growing on some of our most notable fires such as the McKinney (CA), Moose (ID), Elmo (MT) and Vantage (WA), but there are still numerous smaller, uncontained fires out there. The fires continue to produce smoke with poor air quality…

14 Aug 2022, 3:20 am