National Weather Service News

California Officials Assess Heavy Storm Damage in Northern Part of the State

It’s too soon to peg a damage estimate from days of rainy weather that turned streets into rivers and living rooms into swimming pools throughout Northern California, state and county officials said. In San Benito County south of San Francisco, …

Tornado That Touched Down in California Not So Rare

The latest storm to wallop Northern California whipped up a small tornado that downed trees and fences near Sacramento. Here’s what you need to know about twisters in California, which occur regularly but in limited numbers and force. The twister …

Hundreds of Evacuations in California, Nevada from Flooding

Hundreds fled homes as a massive winter storm packing heavy rain, damaging winds and lightning caused mudslides and widespread flooding in Northern California and Nevada. The Russian River in California’s Sonoma County and the Truckee River near Reno, Nevada, overflowed …

Weather Service: At Least 8 Tornadoes Hit Louisiana on Jan. 2

The National Weather Service says at least eight tornadoes hit Louisiana on Jan. 2. Survey teams conclude twisters damaged parts of Avoyelles, Beauregard, Evangeline, Rapides and Tangipahoa parishes. The most powerful storm, rated EF-1 on the enhanced Fujita scale, hit south …

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 …