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Ian Now A Category 1 Hurricane and Heading Towards Cuba

All eyes on are on the Caribbean as Tropical Storm Ian is expected to undergo rapid intensification into Monday, becoming a hurricane. Heavy rain and damaging winds are impacting Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, but more intense weather is on the way for Florida's Gulf Coast. WeatherNation has field correspondents in Cuba and we will…

26 Sep 2022, 4:30 am

Tropical Update: Overview of the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific

Ian For much more on Hurricane Ian, please click here. We have a team of field correspondents across the Southeast and Caribbean to bring you updates over the next few days on this storm. The storm became a CAT 1 Hurricane early Monday morning and is continuing to move through the western Caribbean. It will…

26 Sep 2022, 4:25 am

Heat Locked into to the Southwest

Even though we are now in fall, the Southwest and Pacific Northwest won't get the memo this week. Instead, temperatures shoot right back up into the 70s and 80s underneath a ridge of high pressure that is migrating to the west. A few cities along I-5 have the opportunity to tie or break records on…

26 Sep 2022, 4:20 am

Cold Front Storms Ending Overnight

ABOVE: storm reports across the northeast have included some winds up to 60 mph and hail up to 1.5" in diameter highlighted in the yellow and blue dots above. A few strong storms may linger behind the front on Monday, along with some heavy downpours. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has removed the risk for…

25 Sep 2022, 8:25 pm

Severe Weather Threat Across Southern Lake Michigan Overnight

The severe weather risk has shifted across portions of south Lake Michigan tonight, with Chicago in the risk area. Behind the upper-level low, there will be enough instability and energy in the atmosphere to spark up isolated severe storms with wind being the primary threat. A few showers and storms will continue overnight, mainly across…

25 Sep 2022, 8:15 pm

New under-ice observing capabilities could lead to new discoveries in the Great Lakes

[Written by NOAA GLERL]  During the dog days of summer in the Great Lakes, scientists at NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) were already thinking about the ice that will form on the lakes this winter. This year, NOAA GLERL and a team of federal, university, and industry partners are conducting test deployments of an…

25 Sep 2022, 2:00 am

Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona Lashes Nova Scotia with Intense Winds & Surf

Post-tropical cyclone Fiona continues to move across maritime Canada with strong winds, heavy rain, and large surf. The system is one of the most, if not the most powerful the area has ever recorded. According to pressure records, it was the strongest storm on record, with an official new record lowest pressure in the entire…

24 Sep 2022, 5:00 am

Free National Parks Day Saturday

Since 1994, the National Parks Service has been observing National Public Lands Day on the 4th Saturday in September every year. This year it falls on Saturday, September 24th! This day is to celebrate the connection between people and green space in their community, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of open space for education,…

23 Sep 2022, 8:45 pm

NASA Artemis I Mission: Tropics will Likely Interfere with Tuesday's Launch

Above: Detailed Artemis I Planned Mission Milestones - Photo: NASA After the Artemis I mission launch was scrubbed Monday, August 29th due to fuel leaks, the same issues plagued the mega rocket again Saturday, September 3rd. Both failed attempts to launch forced NASA to do more testing on the fuel systems and postpone the launch…

23 Sep 2022, 8:40 pm