NWS News

Good Weather Limits Use of New Weather Alerts

The Storm Prediction Center has two new threat levels for its weather outlooks, but the weather is too nice for anyone to really notice. Effective Wednesday, the center can say if days with a “slight risk” of severe weather should …

Volunteer Storm Spotters Act as Weather Service Lookouts

Jerry Kenyon said he became a storm spotter as an extension of his amateur radio hobby. Like about 450 other volunteers with the National Weather Service around Central Oregon, he is ready to report what he sees when severe weather …

Tornadoes Ruled Out as Cause of Damage in Mississippi

The National Weather Service has determined that Thursday storm damage in Pearl River and Tate counties was caused by straight-line winds and not tornadoes. West of Senatobia in Tate County, Strayhorn Elementary School suffered roof damage. High winds also brought …

Dry September Diminishes Oklahoma’s Drought Recovery

A drier than normal September has diminished drought recovery in Oklahoma, and weather experts say the dry pattern will continue through October. Preliminary figures from the Oklahoma Mesonet show the statewide average rainfall total was 2.6 inches – 1.3 inches …

Minor Property Damage After Small Tornado in Southeast Michigan

The National Weather Service says a small tornado briefly touched down in southeastern Michigan, causing some property damage but no injuries. Meteorologist Bryan Tilley tells The Detroit News that the funnel cloud with winds reaching 75 miles per hour touched …

Storm Forecasters Add Extra Warning Levels

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said Monday it will add two threat levels to its weather outlooks so people aren’t surprised by really bad storms on days with just a “slight risk” of tornadoes, hail or high winds. …

Iselle First Hawaii Hurricane in 22 years

Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn’t – and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. State officials are assuring the islands are ready and …

Rare Tornado Touchdown Damages Boston Area

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were …

Tennessee State University to Get ‘StormReady’ Designation

Tennessee State University says it is receiving a certification from the National Weather Service signifying that the university is well prepared to protect its people and property from severe weather. The university says the “StormReady” certification will be presented at …

Storm Season a Reminder of the Benefits of Building Stronger Homes

A Burnet County home that was picked up and carried 100 yards by a tornado last month, was reinforced according to its owner, Trenton Ashworth. The National Weather System reported that the EF-2 tornado that hit the Texas county on …