National Weather Service News

More Snow Threatening for Western New York as Flooding Risk

Lake-effect snow that killed six people and halted travel across western New York may reach as high as 7 feet in some areas before stopping tomorrow, when temperatures will start to rise along with the risk of flooding. At least …

Remnants of Hurricanes Still Can Be Powerful – and Dangerous

A hurricane may lose its name, its structure and even its place on National Hurricane Center tracking maps. None of that is a guarantee the storm’s meteorological energy won’t keep making mischief. While still-dangerous storm remnants — let’s call them …

Washington City Takes Stock Of Damage Following Tornado

The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief. No one was injured in the Thursday afternoon wind blast, which …

Ana Turns From Hawaii, Downgraded To Tropical Storm

Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm. After being dangerously close for several days the closest Ana got to Hawaii was …

Tornado Warning in Washington County Now Expired

The National Weather Service issued an emergency tornado warning for Pierce County, Wash. over the weekend though a tornado did not develop. The News Tribune reported the warning was issued shortly after noon on Saturday after a funnel-shaped cloud touched …

Massachusetts Storm Found to Be Microburst

The National Weather Service says damage in a severe storm that flattened hundreds of trees and brought down power lines in Easthampton, Massachusetts, was from a microburst with straight line wind up to 100 mph. The weather service said the …

Tornado Touched Down Near New Mexico City: Weather Service

The National Weather Service says a tornado briefly touched down and caused some damage near Chama, in a sparsely populated mountainous area of northern New Mexico earlier this week. According to the weather service’s Albuquerque office, the tornado developed late …

Southern California Fire Danger Rises Amid Heat Wave

Forecasters say a heat wave building across Southern California will elevate fire danger through early next week. The National Weather Service says temperatures will edge upward to around 100 degrees in warmest areas Friday and the peak of the heat …

National Weather Service Tweaks Storm Warnings

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said it is adding 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. Beginning …

Chance of Below-Normal Hurricane Season Now Up to 70%

Forecasters with the National Weather Service raised the likelihood for a below-normal season in their most recent Atlantic hurricane season outlook. The update predicts a 70 percent chance of a below-normal season, a 25 percent chance of a near-normal season …