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Monsoon Season Remains Active in the SW

The monsoon season continues with daily thunderstorms resulting in flash flooding, dust storms, lightning and burn scar damage. With no major change to the pattern ahead, we can expect much of the same through the rest of August. Flooding Concern Try not to curse the rain too much, the moisture is essential for preventing drought…

15 Aug 2022, 6:45 am

Strong Heat for the West This Week

A strong ridge of high pressure moving over the Great Basin will lead to very hot temperatures across the Northwest and down into the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys in California. Record highs with dangerous heat will be possible. Here is the very latest forecast. Ridging Set-Up The ridging in the Central U.S. will begin…

15 Aug 2022, 6:30 am

Monday Severe Risk for the Central and Northern High Plains

A weak surface low coming across the Central and Northern High Plains will bring a chance for strong to severe storms today and tonight. Here is a look at today's latest severe weather forecast. Monday Severe Outlook Severe Risks Forecast Timing More updates are coming up all day on today's severe risk. Don't forget to…

15 Aug 2022, 2:30 am

Appalachian Rain & Storms Moving East

A rainy Sunday for Appalachia with spotty showers moving through and heading east as we move into the work week forecast. Let's take a look at the rain chances for these areas starting with the flooding outlook. Flooding Elevated flood potential will be focused into Appalachia and the Mid-South for Sunday and Monday as the…

14 Aug 2022, 8:15 pm

Extended Forecast: Staying Cool & Unsettled in the Northeast

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC - Did you enjoy the fall-like temperatures and low humidity levels this past weekend? Temperatures stayed in the 70s for many,  running about 5° below average. It is all thanks to an upper level trough (above) that keeps cooler air in our upper atmosphere and subsequently, at the surface too. Cooler air stays in…

14 Aug 2022, 6:15 pm

Wildfire Update - 30k+ Human Caused Fires this Year

Numerous wildfires continue to scorch the western United States under widespread drought conditions. Containment is growing on some of our most notable fires such as the McKinney (CA), Moose (ID), Elmo (MT) and Vantage (WA), but there are still numerous smaller, uncontained fires out there. The fires continue to produce smoke with poor air quality…

14 Aug 2022, 3:20 am

Hurricane Tracking Drones Launched to Improve Tropical Forecasts

[A saildrone was launched this past week from St. Petersburg, Florida. Two of the saildrones will track hurricane data in the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. The other five will collect data in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Credit: NOAA] [Written by NOAA]  In partnership with NOAA, Saildrone Inc. is deploying seven…

11 Aug 2022, 2:30 pm

One More Day of Flood Threat for Appalachia

Today our flood risk is most widespread and does look to be the most intense day for rainfall compared to earlier this week in the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-South. Flood alerts have been issued for much of Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia along with neighboring states. We expect 1 - 2" of rainfall over saturated grounds…

10 Aug 2022, 5:30 pm

Deadly E. Kentucky Flooding: How to Help

Kentucky's Governor Andy Beshear has confirmed at least 37 deaths in eastern Kentucky, including 4 children from the same family swept away by floodwaters. Based on number from the Kentucky State police there are 3 individuals still unaccounted for as of Wednesday morning. KSP performed over 1,000 wellness checks in the last week, reunited those…

9 Aug 2022, 3:00 am