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Next System Could Bring Heavy Snow to the Southern Plains and Storms to Gulf

A large upper-level low pressure system will be diving south into the plains tonight.  This storm could bring significant snow across the Plains and even some thunderstorms to the Mississippi Valley. Here is the latest forecast on this next storm system. System Set-Up Once the storm system that is bringing severe weather and heavy snow…

1 Dec 2020, 2:00 pm

Cold Weather in the Southeast with a Frost and Freeze Ahead

A sharp cold front has pushed across the Southeast, bringing much colder temperatures to the region. Highs will only be in the 40s and 50s today (Tuesday), about 10 to 20 degrees below average. Freeze Warnings and Watches have been issued for late tonight into Wednesday morning. Low temperatures Wednesday morning will fall to the…

1 Dec 2020, 7:00 am

Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow to the Midwest & Great Lakes Region

We are still tracking heavy snow for the Ohio Valley and the Northeast on this first day of Meteorological Winter. Winter weather alerts will continue in these areas for the rest of the day and some will last into Wednesday as well.  Here is all the latest information. Snow Storm Tweets Snowfall Reports…

1 Dec 2020, 4:00 am

Elevated Fire Weather for Southern California

A gusty Santa Ana wind event affected Southern California this past weekend, increasing the fire danger. The dry wind flow will continue as we start this week, increasing once again later this week. Fire weather watches have been issued from Wednesday night into Saturday for very low humidity and strong wind gusts. A trough of…

1 Dec 2020, 3:00 am

The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950 in Historical Context

[Photo credit from Cleveland News, Richard J. Misch via NOAA] [Written by NOAA] A slow-moving, powerful storm system dumped heavy snow across much of the central Appalachians from November 22 to 30, 1950. Known as “The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950,” the system blanketed areas from western Pennsylvania southward deep into West Virginia with over 30…

1 Dec 2020, 2:00 am

Severe Weather Likely for the Southeast and East Coast Monday

*Breaking*  A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania through Monday evening. Jet stream energy will allow for a severe set-up and create deep and strong wind shear across the Middle Atlantic, leading to the potential for storms to create damaging wind gusts and perhaps a few isolated…

30 Nov 2020, 9:00 am

Flooding Threat Continues Along the Gulf Coast

Heavy rain has saturated soils along portions of the Central Gulf Coast, with between 3-7 inches over the last 3 days in some locations. There is potential for additional heavy showers to continue through Saturday and the first half of Sunday, keeping the risk in place for flooding and flash flooding. Above, the excessive outlook…

28 Nov 2020, 10:31 am

Thanksgiving Forecast

Thanksgiving is here and we have the forecast covered from coast to coast. Here is what you can expect across the Nation for Thanksgiving. On a national perspective, there will be a cold front exiting the Northeastern U.S. where showers should linger through the day, while a few strong storms could impact the southeast during…

26 Nov 2020, 5:30 am

A Look at NOAA's Updated Winter Outlook

[From NOAA written by Mike Halpert]  In a year when many traditions have been disrupted, I’m happy to say one remains intact—NOAA’s Winter Outlook! This year is a bit different because there’s no need to wait around to see if either El Niño or La Niña will develop in time to impact winter. Instead, the tropical Pacific…

26 Nov 2020, 2:00 am