NWS News

Texas Could Face Wet, Early Spring Due to Weak El Nino

The weather pattern that’s weaker than hoped for but still expected to bring some rain to Texas this winter could persist into early spring, a weather forecaster said Saturday. As Texas still tries to recover from its driest year ever …

New York Governor Wants State to Have Best Weather Monitoring System

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York to create the nation’s best weather monitoring system, one more robust than even the National Weather Service and more capable of predicting events like the snowstorm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under …

NWS Assessing Georgia Storm Damage

National Weather Service crews were trying to determine whether tornadoes were responsible for toppled trees and other damage from storms that knocked out power to thousands of customers across Georgia. Georgia Power reports that more than 12,200 customers had lost …

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 …