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Enhanced Risk for Severe Weather Memorial Day Weekend

A potent trough is moving out of the Pacific Northwest and will bring energy needed for severe weather chances in the northern Plains. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has highlighted the risk of severe weather in the high Plains through Monday! Saturday We have the potential for strong and severe storms across the northern Plains…

28 May 2022, 8:30 pm

Agatha Strengthens in Eastern Pacific; Development Possible Near Gulf of Mexico

The first tropical cyclone of the season (in the Western Hemisphere) has formed and now sets its sights on Mexico. Gulf Coast residents will want to monitor this system as it has a chance to cross Central America and re-emerge in the Gulf or Caribbean this week. Agatha Tropical Depression 1E formed a few hundred…

28 May 2022, 8:00 pm

Heavy Snow for the Cascades & Rockies this Weekend

The pattern in the Pacific Northwest will remain active with scattered rain showers and high elevation snow. We will see the same potent trough linger over the PNW and create a very active pattern through the weekend. Alerts Winter weather alerts are in place for the Cascades as we will see up to 12" of…

28 May 2022, 7:45 pm

Black Fire Now New Mexico's 3rd Largest

The Black Fire in New Mexico is rapidly growing after starting just 2 weeks ago, the fire behavior is erratic and it is the largest producer of smoke in the area. The largest fire in state history is now  the Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon fire which stands at over 310k acres burned. Containment is growing, but…

28 May 2022, 7:30 pm

June Outlook Brings More Warmth

The June outlook is highlighting warmer than normal temperatures across much of the nation. That's according to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, issuing the 30 day forecast recently. Above average temperatures are expected across the southern two-thirds of the nation. Only the Pacific Northwest coast is predicted to see a cooler than normal month. The first…

27 May 2022, 3:00 am

Twenty Years of Drought Examined

[This aerial view of Lake Mead shows declining water levels. Credit: NOAA Drought Task Force] [Written by NOAA NCEI]  If you live in the United States, you’ve probably experienced some type of drought over the past two decades. Drought impacts look different in different areas of the country and can range from water shortages and restrictions…

27 May 2022, 2:30 am

May La Nina Update: Piece of Cake

[Still cool: Sea surface temperatures across the tropical Pacific remained below average in April 2022. NOAA Climate image from our Data Snapshots collection.] [From NOAA Climate written by Emily Becker]   La Niña continued through April, and forecasters estimate a 61% chance of a La Niña three-peat for next fall and early winter. Current El Niño/Southern…

27 May 2022, 2:00 am

NOAA Releases 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast

The start to Atlantic Hurricane Season is just a few days away, with the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season already underway! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released their 2022 forecast for the season. In combination with scientists at the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) and the National Hurricane Center (NHC), they expect this year to be…

26 May 2022, 1:00 am

Hot Temps & High Fire Danger for California

Hot temperatures have returned to the state of California as a ridge of high pressure moves into the western U.S. Along with the heat, we also need to highlight the wildfire danger as red flag warnings have been issued with hot temperatures, low humidity, and gusty winds. Fire Concern Red Flag Warnings have been issued…

25 May 2022, 11:45 am