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Additional Heavy Snow and Strong Winds Across the Northwest

An active pattern will continue across the Pacific Northwest and the northern Rocky Mountains region through the end of the week.  Rain, gusty winds, and heavy mountain snow---including the threat for avalanches---will impact the area. Avalanche Alerts Avalanche Warnings continue into Thursday morning across western Montana due to additional snowfall, strong winds, and weak layers…

24 Feb 2021, 5:50 pm

Winter Weather Alerts Continue for Maine

A fast moving storm system moving through the Upper Midwest has brought a wave of snow and gusty winds. 3" to 5" are possible in the areas under winter weather alerts cross parts of Maine into Thursday morning. The clipper-type low pressure center will continue its trek eastward into Thursday.  Upwards of nearly 1/2 a…

24 Feb 2021, 2:30 pm

Soaking Rain and Storms Headed for the South

As we track an upper-level low that is forecast to bring snow to the Rockies and foothills of Colorado, the energy will continue to dive south into Texas and up through the Lower Mississippi Valley. Temperatures in these areas will be warm enough to support a rain-only event. Forecast Set-Up The aforementioned upper-level low dives…

24 Feb 2021, 2:00 pm

Midweek Snow for Colorado

Moisture is expected to return to the central Rockies as a low pressure center develops in the region. A dip in the jet stream creates enough lift to bring widespread precipitation from Colorado into New Mexico before exiting into the south central Plains for the end of the week. Forecast As the low develops, snow…

24 Feb 2021, 12:45 pm

Here Comes (Meteorological) Spring

On Monday, we turn the page of our calendars to March.  When speaking in terms of weather and climate, we also begin a new season!  Meteorological Spring starts March 1st. You may be thinking to yourself, "Wait, doesn't Spring begin at the equinox?"  Indeed it does.  For millennia, people have been using the astronomical calendar to…

24 Feb 2021, 12:30 pm

Damaging Wind Gusts Possible Across the Southwest

Another round of strong and gusty winds is expected across the Southwest Wednesday into Thursday. While this isn't unusual for this time of year, gusts with this event could be strong enough to down trees, power lines, or topple over high profile vehicles. Offshore winds in the Southern California region could also briefly lead to…

24 Feb 2021, 5:00 am

What to Look For in the Night Sky in March and April

The Spring Equinox is approaching, which means warmer temperatures are on the way. This is great news for those who aren't fans of shivering while trying to look through a telescope! Before we get to the list of what to watch for above your own perch of dirt, don't forget NASA's Perseverance Rover is now…

24 Feb 2021, 4:00 am

NOAA Spring Outlook - Warmer Than Normal Across Most of the Nation

After the cold month most areas of the nation experienced in February, the warm-up Spring outlook will be welcome news to many folks. According to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, the recently issued Spring outlook calls for warmer than normal temperatures over most of the nation next month. Only the Pacific Northwest has odds to see…

24 Feb 2021, 2:00 am

Building A Weather-Ready Nation: What is WRN?

WeatherNation is proud to be a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador with the National Weather Service and NOAA. We strive to ready your community for extreme weather, water and climate events. ABOUT THE WEATHER-READY NATION PROGRAM FROM NOAA: The devastating impacts of extreme events like record breaking snowfall, violent tornadoes, destructive hurricanes, widespread flooding, and devastating…

23 Feb 2021, 9:12 am