National Weather Service News

National Weather Service Confirms 20 Tornadoes Hit Alabama Last Week

The National Weather Service says forecasters have confirmed that 20 tornadoes touched down in Alabama last week. The agency says storm surveys found damage from 11 twisters in central Alabama and nine more in north Alabama. The strongest was the …

Rains Create Landslide Threat in Western Washington

The National Weather Service in Seattle is warning that recent heavy rainfall has led to an increased threat of landslides throughout the western part of the state. The alert notes that the recent rainfall has put extra pressure on the …

Upcoming Mississippi Tornado Season Looks to be ‘Unpredictable’

Mississippians are preparing for the tornado season to begin in November. The Clarion-Ledger reports forecasters are looking at shifts in weather conditions – such as El Nino and La Nina – as indicators that this year’s outlook could be quite …

Weather Service: Tornado, Rain Walloped Pacific Northwest

A tornado struck an Oregon beach town, sending debris flying and toppling power lines and trees as strong winds and heavy rain walloped the Pacific Northwest over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Thousands of people were without …

Weather Service: Flash Floods Pushed Cars off California Desert Highway

The National Weather Service says vehicles were washed off a Southern California desert highway as a band of thunderstorms led to powerful flash flooding. The weather service says the flooding was reported Monday evening on State Route 95 near Interstate …

Weather Services Classifies Storm Near Wyoming Town as Tornado

The National Weather Service has classified the windstorm that damaged 16 homes near Gillette last weekend as a tornado. The Gillette News Record reported that the weather service says the EF-1 tornado with wind speeds nearly 100 mph struck Sunday …

Weather Service Determines Tornado Touched Down in Washington

The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down near Coulee City as severe weather hit the Inland Northwest. The weather service confirmed the tornado touched down at about 3:30 p.m. Friday in the area, about 95 miles west of …

New Jersey Storms Spawn Tornado, No Injuries Reported

Weather forecasters have confirmed a tornado touched down in New Jersey. The National Weather Service says a tornado with 75 mph winds was confirmed near White Township on July 14. Tom Smith says he saw a twisting black cloud sweep …

Alaska Asking for Input on Updated Tsunami Guidelines

The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the state officials are seeking public input on new guidelines for how coastal communities should respond to tsunamis. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported that new modeling shows the potential for extreme currents and flooding …

National Weather Service Confirms 3 Tornadoes in Kentucky, West Virginia

Three tornadoes have been confirmed in eastern Kentucky and West Virginia from recent storms, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. After sending a team Tuesday to survey damage reports from Monday’s thunderstorms, the weather service determined an EF-2 tornado with …