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Snow Tracks East From the Midwest to Northeast

An arctic cold front plowing through the Northern U.S. is bringing record setting cold to the central U.S. and chances for accumulating spring snow. The Rockies mostly saw snowfall come in overnight Monday night into Tuesday morning, but this snow is moving through the heart of the Midwest as we speak. Forecast As the surface…

20 Apr 2021, 5:36 pm

Severe Storms Still Possible for Parts of Florida

A stalled frontal boundary will help to trigger strong thunderstorms over Central Florida into tonight, tapping into strong shear from the sub-tropical jet stream. The frontal boundary has stalled initiating more storm during the day and will continue to fire up more storms into Midweek. Tuesday Tuesday will feature another round of possible severe weather…

20 Apr 2021, 4:46 pm

Mid Atlantic Severe Weather Threat Wednesday

On Wednesday, a sharp cold front will bring another risk for severe thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic states. A marginal risk extends from Albany, New York to the Hampton Roads in Virginia. Strong wind gusts will be the main concern in the afternoon as instability builds with humidity and afternoon heating. Set-Up There should be…

20 Apr 2021, 9:00 am

Stormy Set-Up for the South Late Week

After a relatively quiet week of severe weather in the South and Gulf Coast, the end of the week may present us with a set-up for strong to severe thunderstorms. A shortwave trough is expected to move east through Thursday and as we head into Friday said upper-level trough will bring an element of shear…

20 Apr 2021, 8:00 am

Possible Record Cold Drops in for the Central U.S.

A late season arctic cold front is dropping through the Northern U.S. and will bring a round of very cold air east of the Rockies through midweek. Each city represented by a blue dot is where record cold temperatures are possible for both Wednesday and Thursday morning. Here's just a few cities that could experience…

20 Apr 2021, 5:00 am

Elevated Fire Danger West of the Rockies

Gusty winds and dry conditions will increase the fire danger for some locations across the Four Corners and in the Southwest. Red flag warnings have been issued across much of Southern Utah and Southwest Colorado. Humidity will be low in the afternoon while winds may gust to 50 mph. Fire weather watches are in effect…

20 Apr 2021, 4:00 am

Weather-Ready Nation: Lightning Strike Survivor

Ever heard of a "bolt from the blue?" Scott Knudsen and his family went from celebrating under clear blue skies to having their lives changed forever. A storm about 15 miles away produced a lightning strike that hit Scott and his family. He sat down with our own John Van Pelt to share his…

20 Apr 2021, 3:46 am

Using Drones to See Tornado Damage in Remote Areas

[Written by NOAA]  After deadly tornadoes struck the Southeast in March, NOAA researchers for the first time successfully captured aerial photos and video of storm damage from hard-to-reach locations using remote-controlled, uncrewed aircraft. The new imagery helped the community’s response and recovery efforts and enabled forecasters to more accurately map the paths of destruction from…

20 Apr 2021, 1:57 am

1st Helicopter Flight on Mars A Success!

NASA' Jet Propulsion Laboratory makes history again early Monday morning with a successful attempt flying the first powered, controlled flight on another planet:  Mars! “Ingenuity is the latest in a long and storied tradition of NASA projects achieving a space exploration goal once thought impossible,” said acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk.  “The X-15 was a…

19 Apr 2021, 3:30 pm