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Utqiaġvik Sees First Sunrise in 66 Days

Utqiaġvik (Barrow) Alaska has had its first sunrise since November 18, 2019. The National Weather Service office in Fairbanks shared the information, pictured above. This village sits atop the state of Alaska and due to its location so far north, folks there don't see the sunshine for part of the fall and winter seasons. ;

23 Jan 2020, 9:23 pm

Winter Weather Returns to the Plains

Wintry weather will be returning to the Plains for the rest of this week. An extended period of snow is ahead, possibly mixed with rain and ice for some areas. Winter Weather Advisories have been issued from Western Wisconsin to the Red River of the South. More than 6" of snow is possible, with the…

23 Jan 2020, 8:45 am

Rain, Ice, and Snow on the Way to the Northeast

WHAT TO EXPECT The weekend is getting closer and a system impacting the Central U.S. will scoot into the Northeast and bring rain, snow, and ice to the area. As Jet Stream energy moves into the Northeast, cold air will be sitting over the region. This will setup areas of heavy snow. FORECAST The precipitation…

23 Jan 2020, 8:30 am

Atmospheric Rivers Drive Western U.S. Flood Damages

[NOAA]   New research recently published in Science Advances found that atmospheric rivers accounted for 84% of flood damages, or $42.6 billion, across the western United States from 1978-2017. Supported by NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) and co-authored by California-Nevada RISA PI Alexander Gershunov, the study analyzed 40 years of data from the National Flood Insurance Program to quantify atmospheric…

23 Jan 2020, 2:00 am

Wild Weather Around the World - Canada, Spain, and Australia

Between blizzards conditions and falling iguanas, the United States sure had its hands full with some wild weather this week. But there were some impressive winter weather events across the globe as well. Here's a look at some of the wild weather that's happened around the world over the past week.   A record-breaking…

22 Jan 2020, 5:04 pm

Low Pressure Forms Off Florida's Coast

*Headline video courtesy the College of DuPage* A low pressure system strengthened off the coast of Florida Wednesday while bringing rough surf and gusty winds to many island and U.S. mainland communities. This area of low pressure is not tropical and isn't expected to become a named storm. However, it still helped create wind gusts…

22 Jan 2020, 3:16 pm

Active Weather Again Across the Northwest

A persistent flow of moisture from the Pacific Ocean continues to bring pockets of heavy snow and rain to portions of the Northwest. More than a foot of snow has fallen in the Cascades already this week with more on the way. With heavy rain expected along the coast, Flood Watches have been issued in…

22 Jan 2020, 8:00 am

Cold Wednesday Morning in Florida!

From iguanas becoming immobile and falling out of trees to reports of people in flip flops and sandals, it was a very cold morning on Wednesday in Florida! There were wind chill advisories in effect across the state as wind helped drop the feels like temperatures into the 20s and 30s from Jacksonville all the…

22 Jan 2020, 5:31 am

February Outlook from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center

The last month of winter is predicted to end colder than normal from the Northern and Central Plains into the Northeast, with above average temperatures from the Southwest through Florida. That's according to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, which issued their February outlook late last week. Wetter than normal weather is in the forecast for…

22 Jan 2020, 2:00 am