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CSU Releases Updated Atlantic Season Outlook

Meteorologists and research scientists at Colorado State University (CSU) released an update to their well-respected hurricane season outlook. Dr. Phil Klotzbach and the Tropical Meteorology Project at CSU were among the first to issue an outlook in April, with a previous update in early June. The season was forecast to be above average and is living up…

7 Jul 2020, 9:40 am

Large Hail and Tornado Risk for the Northern Plains Tuesday

The High Plains are looking at another round of severe weather Tuesday with the risk of damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes all in the forecast. Here is the very latest. Severe Outlook The risk of severe weather extends from Montana to Wisconsin today and tonight.  This is a large coverage area for severe storms,…

7 Jul 2020, 8:36 am

Stationary Front in the South Leading to Flooding Concerns

As a ridge of high pressure has developed over the Gulf of Mexico, the dewpoints and moisture values in the south have soared. This allows for lots of moisture to get rung out within heavy rain storms which ride the stationary boundary. The stationary boundary has been locked into place the last several days, the…

7 Jul 2020, 8:34 am

Severe Risk Returns Wednesday for Northeast

The parade of cold fronts continues for the northeastern U.S. as we head into the middle of the week. The current large scale weather pattern across the country will continue to support an active pattern for the northern Mid-Atlantic states and New England. Tuesday will be a set up day as temperatures and humidity rebound…

7 Jul 2020, 8:00 am

Tropical Storm Cristina Forms in Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Cristina formed in the Eastern Pacific on Monday night, becoming the third named storm in the basin so far this season. This storm is forecast to be the first Pacific hurricane of the year, with only two other tropical storms so far this season in the basin (Amanda and Boris).\ As of right…

7 Jul 2020, 7:30 am

Dangerous Heat Ahead for the Southwest

Triple digit heat is typically found in the Southwest this time of year, but several areas will see temperatures climb into the dangerous category with readings above 110 degrees. For today (Tuesday), an Excessive Heat Warning has been issued around the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Excessive Heat Watches are in effect for much of the…

7 Jul 2020, 7:00 am

High Fire Danger Continues Across the Southwest

High fire danger is in place across the Southwest thanks to a combination of exceptionally high temperatures, low relative humidity and gusty winds. Red flag warnings are in place from Arizona to South Dakota today (Tuesday) due to the anticipated increased fire danger. It's not just in the red flag warned areas where increased fire danger…

7 Jul 2020, 6:00 am

Updated July Outlook Brings the Heat

[From NOAA written by Tom Di Liberto]  We’re entering July, the month when most locations across the United States observe their hottest day of the year. And as we move into the sweltering days of mid-summer, odds favor a warmer-than-average July for many areas across the contiguous United States. So break out those fans, remember ways to beat…

7 Jul 2020, 2:00 am

Northern Plains Severe Threat to Start This Week

The Northern Plains will remain active with chances for strong and severe thunderstorms to start this week. This weekend, severe storms brought large hail, strong winds, and even a few tornadoes, thanks to a nearly stationary low pressure system in Western Canada. Monday Additional energy from the persistent Canadian low pressure system will move…

6 Jul 2020, 10:00 am