National Severe Weather


Weather news

All news

Snow and Ice Chances for Texas Later This Week

Ice and snow chances will be possible in Texas later this week...that's right...Texas! Freezing temperatures and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean will come together right over the Lone Star State by Thursday and Friday. Winter weather this far South is not common and sometimes forecast models can have a hard…

18 Jan 2022, 8:40 pm

Severe Chances Wednesday from Texas to the Lower Mississippi Valley

A strong cold front diving south from the High Plains will bring a chance for strong and severe storms to areas of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi by Wednesday. Here is a look at the latest severe forecast for these areas. Severe Set-Up Southerly winds will take over along the Gulf Coast Tuesday and this will…

18 Jan 2022, 7:00 pm

Rockies: Wed Freezing Drizzle, More Snow Late Week

As we head into Wednesday, winter weather alerts have been added to portions of Colorado for the possibility of freezing drizzle. There are also some ongoing alerts along the same stalled out front through tonight for portions of Montana. Winter Alerts Colorado Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for Wednesday 5 AM until 8 PM…

18 Jan 2022, 6:00 pm

Blizzard Conditions Through Tonight

Blizzard warnings are in effect until 9 PM CST this evening for winds up to 50 mph and winter weather advisories have been issued through the overnight hours. The heaviest of the snowfall from this quick-moving clipper has already moved into the province of Ontario, Canada. But behind the front, blowing snow with high winds…

18 Jan 2022, 3:00 pm

Another Blast Of Arctic Air To Impact Central U.S.

Another clipper system is moving across the north central United States. It will bring some snow and strong winds, followed by another round of bitterly cold air. Alerts A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect through Thursday for wind chill values down to 50 degrees below zero at times. Wind alerts are in effect Tuesday…

18 Jan 2022, 7:00 am

Another Chance for Ice and Snow

The Mid-South, Tennessee Valley and Mid-Atlantic have seen a fair share of winter systems this season. After the winter wallop from this past week, the next question is, when will this happen again? Our forecast models are already playing out the potential for another chance of wintry precipitation by Wednesday/Thursday on the cold side of…

18 Jan 2022, 6:00 am

New 3D Storm Surge Model Improves Tropical Flood Forecasts

[Satellite image of Hurricane Harvey. From NOAA] [From University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center, written by by Aaron Dubrow]   When Hurricanes Harvey (2017) and Florence (2018) hit, it was not solely the storm surge from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean that led to flooding. Inland sources, like rain-swollen rivers, lakes,…

16 Jan 2022, 3:00 pm

What to Watch in the Night Sky: January & February

It's pretty cold out there — I'm not including you, Florida — but it is winter, after all. While temperatures may keep many stargazers indoors, the long nights mean extra time to find planets, constellations, or even satellites. Since we're in a bit of a meteor shower lull this time of year (after the early…

16 Jan 2022, 2:05 pm

January La Niña Update: Just Like Family Game Night

[December 2021 sea surface temperature departure. Image from NOAA.] [From NOAA Climate written by Emily Becker]  Happy new year! This La Niña event is likely near peak strength as we start 2022. Related impacts to global weather and climate will continue through the rest of winter and into the spring, however, because climate impacts lag tropical Pacific…

16 Jan 2022, 1:00 pm