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Building Central Storms Through Midweek

A mid-upper level ridge of high pressure stubbornly draped across the southern U.S. is dominating the pattern into the second half of the week. Bursts of energy will ride around the ridge to set the stage for an active pattern in the northern states. Severe storms are possible with this energy and a stalling surface…

3 Jun 2020, 11:30 am

Combining Satellite Data for Tropics Forecasts

The Atlantic Hurricane Season is now underway, and this year we will be getting some added assistance in our forecasts from thousands of miles above us! Last June, a group of six small satellites were put into orbit to gather information on our atmosphere and weather. The Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate, or…

3 Jun 2020, 8:18 am

Tropical Storm Cristobal Named in Southern Gulf

On the first day of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Depression Three formed in the basin. What was once Tropical Storm Amanda became a remnant low after making landfall in Central America. As it moved over land and out into the warm waters of the Bay of Campeche, the center of circulation and…

3 Jun 2020, 8:15 am

Elevated Risk for Severe Storms Wednesday in the Northeast

The threat for severe thunderstorms remains the highest from parts of the Great Lakes region into the northeast on Wednesday. The risk area from the Storm Prediction Center extends from the Central Plains through the Ohio Valley to the Jersey Shore with the biggest threats from State College to New York City. What does each…

3 Jun 2020, 7:30 am

Extreme Heat Continues for the Southwest

The excessive heat is back across the Southwest. The mercury will once again soar well above 100 in interior areas of California, Nevada, and Arizona. A strong ridge of high pressure will be setting up across the region, pushing temperatures well above average. Heat Alerts have already been issued through Thursday in the desert areas…

3 Jun 2020, 5:00 am

Drought Emerges Across the Pacific Northwest

[Latest US Drought monitor report from the National Drought Mitigation Center] [From NOAA written by Rebecca Lindsey]  Several months in a row of below-average precipitation have brought drought to the Pacific Northwest in spring 2020, with only the northwestern corner of Washington, around Seattle, free of any kind of drought or abnormal dryness as of the May 19 update…

3 Jun 2020, 2:00 am

Major Changes to NOAA's June Outlook

Significant changes were made to the June outlook, issued Sunday by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.  Warmth is still expected for most of the nation, but the focus is on the Plains with odds greater than 60% for above average temperatures over the next 30 days. The previous forecast, issued on May 21st, had the Plains…

2 Jun 2020, 2:00 am

Severe Storm Threat Continues Across Plains and Midwest Tuesday

Today (Tuesday) could be a busy severe weather day across the Plains and Midwest.  The Storm Prediction Center has outlined a rather large risk area for severe storms.  It covers territory roughly between Rapid City, SD and Detroit, MI.  An enhanced risk for severe storms extends from Southwest Minnesota to Southern Wisconsin. Damaging winds, hail,…

1 Jun 2020, 8:00 am

Monday Severe Weather Update

Isolated severe storm chances are in the forecast today across the Northern High Plains and the Black Hills Country.  Today's storm chances will be very isolated with a chance for a few storms capable of large hail and damaging winds. Here is the latest severe forecast. Severe Outlook Today's storms fall into the Marginal Category…

1 Jun 2020, 2:00 am