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Tropics Update: Development Possible in the Gulf of Mexico

Things are certainly heating up in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico! We have a new area to watch in the northern Gulf of Mexico in addition to the tropical wave in the middle of the Atlantic that has a good chance to develop into a tropical cyclone. Atlantic Outlook A disorganized tropical wave has…

25 Jun 2022, 8:36 am

Severe Storms in the Plains & Midwest through Sunday

Severe storms moved across the Northern Plains overnight, bringing large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding to the region. The front will prompt a severe weather risk Saturday and Sunday as well, into the Midwest and Ohio Valley. The storms produced numerous severe wind gusts, including an 88 mph gust in East Grand Forks, MN…

25 Jun 2022, 8:35 am

Weekend Storms & Heavy Rain for the Southeast

After rounds of heavy rain and strong storms that produced damaging winds of 45-60 mph and caused damage in the Orlando area (above) on Friday, everything resets again Saturday. There is a chance for strong storms to form along a stalled frontal boundary. Since there is plenty of energy and moisture in the atmosphere to…

25 Jun 2022, 8:30 am

Relentless Heat from Coast to Coast

Summer is officially here! The relentless heat continues for the Southeast and South Central U.S. with more records expected to be broken on Saturday. On the opposite side of the country, well above average temperatures due to a heat wave will be felt across the Northwest U.S. Southeast Heat Gulf Coast cities topped the triple…

25 Jun 2022, 7:40 am

Rainy Pattern Sticks Around in the Southwest

We have seen significant rainfall in the Southwest over the last few days, which has been aiding in fire containment. We've seen upwards of 4" of rain in the past 48 hours, leading to this concern with any additional moisture incoming this week! In Colorado and New Mexico there is the risk of heavy rain…

24 Jun 2022, 6:34 pm

Monsoon Storms Spark New Fires

Monsoon season has increased dew points and moisture around the Southwest, which is wonderful for the drought, but can lead to additional fire danger concerns. Even with the monsoon, areas that don't see rain are dealing with poor air quality due to smoke. The Left Fork fire in Utah has burned more than four…

24 Jun 2022, 6:30 pm

Warm July Outlook from the Climate Prediction Center

Most of the nation is predicted to see warmer than normal weather for the month of July. That's according to the Climate Prediction Center's recently issued outlook for next month. Above average temperatures are forecast from the East Coast through the Southeast and South into the Four Corners. Only the immediate Pacific Northwest coast has…

23 Jun 2022, 2:00 am

Middle Atlantic and Mid-South Storms

Strong thunderstorms took aim at the northeastern United States on Wednesday bringing along with it a big wind threat along the I-95 corridor. We had winds in the Virginia area get upwards of 60 mph! Check out the local storm reports along the I-95 corridor as a destructive severe thunderstorm warning dove south. Some localized…

22 Jun 2022, 8:15 pm

New Hurricane Research Supports Advances to Tropical Forecasts

[The G-IV is a twin-engine jet piloted by NOAA Corps officers and crewed by NOAA civilian engineers and meteorologists. Its primary mission is to fly tropical cyclone surveillance missions. (NOAA)] [Written by NOAA AOML]   This summer during the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) will once again be on the…

21 Jun 2022, 1:30 am