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Arctic Blast to Kick Off the Work Week

The northern United States is in for a big shock this week! An exceptionally cold air mass will dip south, dropping temperatures well-below zero in many cases.   It's all coming in from Canada. Temperatures Sunday morning were bitterly cold. Some parts of the northern High Plains will also see temperatures close to 20 below…

8 Dec 2019, 9:22 am

Dense Morning Fog Sunday From the Gulf Coast to the Mississippi Valley

Cool temperatures and light winds have allowed areas of dense fog to develop this morning from the Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys all the way down to the Gulf Coast of Texas.  You will want to use caution if you have any morning travel plans in these areas. Fog Alerts Dense fog advisories have been issued…

8 Dec 2019, 4:41 am

Rainy Start in the East Early Next Week

As a powerful cold front moves through the northern plains and the Great Lakes this weekend, it continue to move southeast into early next week. As it does this, the wind pattern will shift to a southwesterly flow,  increasing available moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. This will allow showers and thunderstorms to become widespread…

7 Dec 2019, 11:39 am

Top 5 Videos of the Week - 12/7/19

  Our top 5 videos of the week showcase ways to deal with Winter Weather in FALL.   First -- remind yourself what season it really is by being around colorful leaves while the snow is flying!  That’s what a group of ducks did in Michigan with some of the first flakes of the month!…

7 Dec 2019, 7:24 am

Next Plains Snowstorm: Here Come The Alerts

Winter alerts have already been issued for areas along the Canadian border, in advance of our next coast-to-coast storm. These alerts are winter weather advisories (so far) but there are a few watches embedded within. What does it mean to/for you? Well, if you'll be traveling through parts of Montana, Wyoming, the Dakotas and over…

6 Dec 2019, 6:15 pm

Arctic Blast of Frigid Temps Next Week

Make sure you've got your winter coat handy early next week as a powerful blast of cold Arctic air moves into the northern plains and Great Lakes.  Temperatures will drop nearly 30° from late this weekend and into early next week, as two separate upper level features will work together to funnel in the dangerously…

6 Dec 2019, 11:52 am

Another Winter Wallop for the West

Several rounds of rain and snow are headed across the West. Climatologically speaking, the West is entering into their wet season. Like many storms this time of year, this system will tap into an atmospheric river. A mid-level trough will not only provide a tropical source of moisture, it will also help provide energy and lift.…

6 Dec 2019, 9:30 am

Poor Air Quality for Oregon and Idaho into Friday

A strong temperature inversion (temperatures warming as you go up in height) exists over the Pacific Northwest. This will lead to poor air quality today (Friday). Here is the very latest: Alerts The latest alerts highlight where that air quality will be on the poor side.  This includes areas of Oregon and Idaho.  Air stagnation…

6 Dec 2019, 9:00 am

Are You Dreaming of a White Christmas? A Look at the Chances in Your Backyard

[NOAA by Susan Osborne & Rebecca Lindsey]   Minnesota. Maine. Upstate New York. The Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Practically anywhere in Idaho. And of course, the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These are the parts of the Lower 48 where weather history suggests you want to be if you're looking for the best chance of…

6 Dec 2019, 2:35 am