NWS News

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 …

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 …