NWS News

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 …

Flash Flood Warning Needs to Be Better Communicated

A new report assessing last May’s tornadoes in Oklahoma says the National Weather Service needs to develop a protocol for when there are multiple severe weather events. The recommendation stems from the combination tornado and flash flooding that occurred on …

Alabama Town Sustains Damage Due to 110 MPH Winds

The National Weather Service says winds blowing as strong as 110 mph are responsible for storm damage in the southwestern Alabama town of Atmore. Two stores were badly damaged when a storm moved through Sunday morning. Falling trees damaged two …

NWS Says Rumors of Giant Snowstorm in Midwest Unlikely

Meteorologists in the Midwest took to social media on Friday to quell rumors that a winter storm expected to move into the region next week could dump up to 30 inches of snow in some areas. The National Weather Service’s …

Blizzard Conditions Threaten Northeast

A winter storm that’s expected bring more than a foot of snow to parts of New England and blizzard conditions to Long Island has grounded more than 1,000 flights on the first work day of the New Year. Boston may …

Forecasters Say at Least 11 Twisters Hit Illinois

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service say preliminary surveys show at least 11 tornadoes touched down in Illinois during Sunday’s storms. Crews surveying damage reported five tornadoes in central Illinois, three in northern Illinois, two in southwestern Illinois and a …

Forecasters Say Twister Had Winds of up to 190 MPH

National Weather Service says a tornado that struck the central Illinois community of Washington had winds between 170 and 190 miles per hour. The meteorologists say Monday that the storm had a preliminary rating of an EF-4. The Tazewell County …

Louisiana Parish Receives Weather Service Recognition

The National Weather Service has recognized Terrebonne Parish as fully equipped to respond to a natural disaster. Ken Graham, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service in Slidell, tells The Courier the agency awarded Terrebonne with the StormReady certification. …

National Weather Service Confirms New Jersey Tornado

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in northern New Jersey during the height of Monday’s severe storms. Meteorologists say the relatively weak EF-1 tornado hit Paramus in central Bergen County shortly before 3:20 p.m. The weather …