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Possible Severe Storms for the South Friday

As the tail end of a powerful cold front swings through areas of the south, severe weather may develop into the afternoon and evening hours of Friday.  The Storm Prediction Center, or SPC, has issued a Marginal risk for severe weather in areas shaded in dark green. Locations stretch from Beaumont, TX to Lafayette, LA…

22 Nov 2019, 11:43 am

Tricky Thanksgiving Travel?

WEEKEND TRAVEL AND NFL SUNDAY FOOTBALL FORECAST Mother Nature could throw snow, wind and rain to a wide swath of the country next week - just in time for the busiest travel week of the year. A series of storm systems may combine to lead to significant travel impacts next week for a wide swath…

22 Nov 2019, 7:44 am

Sebastien Losing Strength in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Sebastien became the eighteenth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season on Tuesday. The storm slowly strengthened throughout the week, hitting a peak of 60 mph winds as it moved eastward. A cold front moving through the Atlantic has changed the wind flow around the storm, pushing it to the east with…

22 Nov 2019, 6:15 am

Winter Storm Alerts for Western Mountain Snows

Heavy mountain snows have returned to the West this week.  A series of low pressure centers have been spreading precipitation throughout the Southwest. More than a foot of snow has accumulated in the higher elevations. Snowfall will linger in the Colorado Rockies today. Up to 6" of additional accumulation is possible in the high country…

22 Nov 2019, 5:00 am

Holiday Travel Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, except when it comes to traveling during the holidays it can sometimes make it feel not so festive. "The holidays are stressful in it in themselves, and when you add on having to travel that just elevates the stress levels," said Jeanette Casselano, a spokesperson for AAA. Millions…

21 Nov 2019, 3:00 pm

December Outlook: Wet in the West, Warmer for Most Areas

[Snow covered trees from Lake Tahoe. Photo by Todd Diemer on Unsplash] The outlook is in for the first month of winter and the season expected to start on a mild note. That's according to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, which issued the forecast this morning (Thursday). Most of the nation is expected to see a warmer than normal…

21 Nov 2019, 2:00 pm

Soaking Rains in the Southwest

For areas in the southwest, a much needed and much welcomed rain fell across the area over the last few days. Record rain was reported throughout cities in both Arizona and Nevada from Wednesday afternoon! Las Vegas, NV picked up .67" of rain, shattering the previous daily record of just .26"! Arizona also had record…

21 Nov 2019, 11:59 am

Measuring Winds Using Satellites to Help Predict the Weather

[NOAA] Wind is a fundamental variable of weather. The heating of Earth’s surface and atmosphere by the sun drives winds that move heat and moisture from one place to another. Variations in large-scale wind circulation patterns are responsible for the daily weather we experience. Indeed, satellite-based wind data are among the most important information contributing…

21 Nov 2019, 1:40 am

Next Week Storm Pattern

This weekend starts a parade of storms across the United States which leads to more gusty storms and snow in several locations. The first systems develops in the south and starts it's trek to the northeast where coastal rain and Great Lake snow will continue into the weekend. Travel impacts are likely Friday and Saturday.…

20 Nov 2019, 6:46 pm