National Weather Service News

Numerous Tornadoes Strike Southeast, Damage More Than 90 Homes

The National Weather Service says at least four tornadoes struck rural areas of western Alabama on Tuesday. NWS reports four tornadoes also touched down Tuesday in eastern Mississippi. Officials say an EF2 tornado struck the McMullen community in Pickens County, …

NOAA: Recent Northeast Winter Storm 4th Most Powerful Since 1950

The Jan. 22-24 blizzard was the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the Northeast in at least 66 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced. The agency gave the storm a rating of 7.66 on the Northeast Snowfall Impact …

Maryland Officials Confident of Snowstorm Disaster Aid

Last weekend’s brutal snowstorm pummeled Maryland from the Atlantic coast to the West Virginia border, costing government agencies much more than the minimum requirement for a federal disaster declaration, the state’s emergency management chief said. The state aims to submit …

Hot, Wet Air May Cause Southwestern Oregon Flooding

The National Weather Service says warm, moist air from the jet stream could cause flooding in southwestern Oregon. The Mail Tribune reported that meteorologist Charles Smith of the NWS Medford office says the weather system will cause about 1.3 inches …

Maryland Urges Insurers to Accommodate Consumers Impacted by Blizzard

The Maryland Insurance Administration issued a bulletin encouraging insurance companies and premium finance companies to accommodate consumers who were impacted by last weekend’s blizzard. Bulletin 16-05 (Re: Cancellations of Insurance Policies) was issued Tuesday to all property and casualty insurers, …

Snowed-Under East Coast Cities Getting Closer to Normal Routines

After more than three days with life at a virtual standstill in the nation’s capital and elsewhere up and down the East Coast, the cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm were getting closer to their normal routines. In the …

West Virginia Town Begins Recovery From 42-inch Snowfall

It wasn’t quite like winning Powerball, yet the small West Virginia town of Glengary is getting a lot of attention for receiving the most snow from the recent storm: 42 inches. “Yeah, it’s cool. That’s about it,” said Robert Bragg, …

RMS Examines Massive Blizzard That Swept Through East Coast

The massive blizzard that swept through the East Coast over the weekend may result in hundreds of millions of dollars in insured losses. The blizzard, unofficially named “Winter Storm Jonas” by the Weather Channel, brought a combination of freezing rain, …

Southeast States Recovering from Record-Breaking Snowstorm

A massive winter storm that hit the Southeast and East Coast over the weekend set a snowfall record in West Virginia, caused tornadoes in Mississippi and stranded motorists on a cold highway in Kentucky overnight. Thousands were also left without …

Massive Blizzard Brought Flooding to Jersey Shore, Coastal Towns

A massive winter storm that dumped as much as 3 feet of snow on the eastern United States raised flood waters in communities up and down the Atlantic Coast Saturday, closing roads and prompting evacuations. The first round of flooding …