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Weekend Snow: Rockies, Midwest, to South?

After multiple rounds of snow have already sliced from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Midwest, a more potent trough is expected to dive in from Canada and bring additional snow and arctic air. Winter Storm Alerts have already been issued for Friday and Saturday from the Cascades in Washington into northern Idaho and Western…

22 Oct 2020, 11:31 am

Epsilon Weakens and Slows, Tropical Storm Impacts for Bermuda

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has it's tenth hurricane -- Epsilon.  Epsilon went through a period of rapid intensification Wednesday before it began to slowly weaken overnight into Thursday. A gradual weakening trend is expected to continue as the storm churns slowly to the northwest. Tropical Stats Epsilon's center of circulation is located about 235 …

22 Oct 2020, 10:15 am

Explosive Growth in Colorado Wildfires, Some Relief Possible this Weekend

Strong winds ahead of a cold front led to the explosive growth of the East Troublesome Fire in Colorado Wednesday into Thursday. The fire was listed at just under 20,000 acres early Wednesday, but strong winds led to spread rates as high as 6,000 acres per hour Wednesday night. By Thursday morning, the fire had…

22 Oct 2020, 10:10 am

Watching the tropics for potential development

A disorganized area of low pressure in the western Caribbean Sea could develop some tropical characteristics over the next five days as it moves northeast. Regardless of tropical development, heavy downpours are expected across Cuba, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and other parts of the western Caribbean over the next few days as the low slowly…

22 Oct 2020, 9:06 am

More Heavy Snow in Northern Tier of the Country

A powerful upper low and cold front is bringing very heavy snow to parts of the northern U.S. Winter weather alerts remain in effect for the threat of heavy snow and hazardous travel from the Great Lakes to the Northwest. Several inches have already fallen from Minnesota to Montana. Upper-Level Pattern A strong upper-level jet stream…

22 Oct 2020, 9:00 am

Severe Storms Possible Thursday in the Plains

A strong storm system will move into the northern and central Plains today (Thursday), bringing a risk for severe thunderstorms to areas that saw heavy snow earlier this week. There is a marginal risk for severe storms from Wisconsin to Kansas. Large hail is the main risk, but strong wind gusts and isolated tornadoes…

22 Oct 2020, 8:30 am

Hurricane Epsilon Is An Overachiever

Even the National Hurricane Center admitted it. "Epsilon has continued to defy expectations and rapidly intensify this [Wednesday] afternoon." - 5 p.m. AST discussion on Wednesday. Epsilon reached major hurricane status on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the 4th major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. That fact alone didn't make the storm an overachiever but…

21 Oct 2020, 8:30 pm

NASA In "Touch" With An Asteroid

Tuesday marked another milestone mission for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with a successful attempt using NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) to obtain a sample from an ancient asteroid.  Known as Bennu, this asteroid is located more than 200 million miles (321 million kilometers) from Earth and remains well-preserved since…

21 Oct 2020, 2:15 pm

Heavy Rain in South Florida Could Lead to Isolated Flooding

Waves of disorganized tropical moisture from the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico are leading to rounds of heavy rain across south Florida, where there is the potential for isolated flooding. Rain totals as of Wednesday afternoon were already more than 4" in some places. These pockets of heavy rain will continue to move onshore…

21 Oct 2020, 2:00 pm