NWS News

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 …

Unclear Computer Models Made 2013 Colorado Flood Prediction Difficult

Unclear computer weather models made it difficult to predict the location and magnitude of heavy rains during Colorado’s deadly September storms, the National Weather Service said. In a report assessing its performance during the flood, the agency said forecasters were …

EF-1 Tornado Hits Near Indianapolis

A National Weather Service storm survey team says the tornado that hit Hendricks County apparently tossed a camper onto the roof of a home, destroying the camper and about half of the roof. The survey team reports the damage rates …

Oklahoma Wildfire at About 90% Containment

Forecasters are warning of critical fire conditions as crews battle a wildfire that has scorched more than 4.5 square miles in central Oklahoma. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for western and central Oklahoma until 10 p.m. …

NWS Confirms First Arkansas Tornado of 2014

The National Weather Service has confirmed Arkansas’ first tornado of 2014. Forecasters in Tulsa, Okla., say an EF1 tornado hit Sunday evening in a rural area of Franklin County in western Arkansas. The weather service says the twister touched down …

NWS Visits East Texas to Assess Storm Damage

The National Weather Service will determine whether it was a tornado that caused damage to several buildings in the small East Texas town of Lovelady, destroying at least three mobile homes. Lance Wood, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service …

Arkansas Storms Didn’t Produce Tornado

A National Weather Service official says searchers have found no evidence of tornadoes as a result of severe weather that struck the state. Warning coordination meteorologist John Robinson with the weather service in North Little Rock says a survey team …

Tornado Touches Down Near St. Louis

A tornado touched down in suburban St. Louis early Thursday, part of a strong storm system that caused flash flooding at several locations around Missouri. No one was hurt from the twister that struck University City in a densely populated …