National Weather Service News

U.S. Forecaster Sees El Nino Likely to Last into Spring in No. Hemisphere

A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday raised the likelihood that El Nino conditions would last into the Northern Hemisphere’s early spring to 85 percent, boosting the probability that drought-stricken California could see increased rains. The Climate Prediction Center, a …

Weather Service Confirms Tornado Struck North Dakota City

The National Weather Service has confirmed that storm damage in Tolna, N.D. was caused by a tornado. The tornado last week was rated an EF-1, with an estimated peak wind speed of 110 mph. It was on the ground for …

20 Indianapolis Families Displaced by Flooding

The Red Cross says about 20 families have been displaced from their Indianapolis homes after heavy rains inundated parts of Indiana. The organization said in a news release that it’s working with fire officials to provide emergency housing for 50 …

5 Tornadoes Confirmed in Middle Tennessee

The National Weather Service says it has confirmed five tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee during storms July 2. The Tennessean reports two tornadoes touched down in Wilson County, two in Old Hickory and one in Mt. Juliet around 5:30 …

NWS: Tornado in St. Louis Area Was EF-2

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in St. Charles County, Mo., last weekend. A strong stormed rolled through the St. Louis region Sunday night. The weather service says an EF-2 tornado with wind up to …

Storm Brewing Over Yucatan Peninsula Threatens Texas and Louisiana

The Atlantic’s second storm of the year may be developing over the Yucatan Peninsula, with the potential to reach Texas and Louisiana and flood Houston for the second time in a month. Thunderstorms moving northwest from the Yucatan along the …

Wildfire Report Shows 2 Million California Homes at Risk as Drought Continues

A report issued today shows California has more than 2 million homes at “high” or “extreme” wildfire risk, as the multi-year drought continues stoke fears among some experts of a potentially devastating wildfire season. Verisk Insurance Solutions released its 2015 …

Louisiana Tornado Injures 3, Damages 3 Homes

A 110-mph tornado in Tickfaw, La. injured three people, damaged eight houses and uprooted hardwood trees, authorities said. The twister hit about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Tickfaw, which is about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans, according to the National …

Wyoming Tornado Reported by National Weather Service

A tornado touched down south of Torrington, Wyo. on Friday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Chad Hahn is meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. He says the tornado touched down near Yoder just before 4 …

El Niño Likely to Last Through Northern Hemisphere Summer: U.S. Forecaster

The El Niño climate phenomenon is almost certain to last through the Northern Hemisphere summer, the U.S. weather forecaster said, raising the chance of heavy rain in the southern United States as well as South America, and scorching heat in …