National Weather Service News

4 Twisters Recorded in Oklahoma, Including EF2 That Caused Heavy Damage

The National Weather Service confirmed that four tornadoes struck northeast Oklahoma, including an EF2 twister that caused heavy damage and injured at least 30 people near midtown Tulsa. On Monday, meteorologist Bart Haake said that the Tulsa tornado touched down …

EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Central Georgia

A confirmed tornado touched down in central Georgia, uprooting trees and ripping a roof off a home. National Weather Service meteorologist Sid King tells WMAZ-TV that an EF-1 tornado hit south Macon Friday night with winds reaching about 105 mph …

West Virginia Floods Prompt State of Emergency

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency Saturday for parts of northern West Virginia with flooding from heavy rains. Counties included in the Saturday morning declaration are Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia and Harrison. According to the …

Minor Damage Reported in North Carolina From Waterspout Turned Tornado

A waterspout briefly came ashore as a tornado in North Carolina last week, causing minor damage to houses before dissipating. The StarNews of Wilmington reports the National Weather Service confirmed the waterspout made landfall around 11:30 a.m. July 19 as …

Small Tornado Confirmed in Southeastern Arizona

The National Weather Service confirmed a small tornado has touched down in southeastern Arizona. Meteorologists confirmed the sighting through images on social media after issuing a tornado warning for the Picacho Peak and Red Rock areas. The landspout happened in …

Two Twisters in New Jersey Leave Mess, No Injuries Reported

Two tornadoes touched down in a New Jersey community as severe thunderstorms roared through the state, weather forecasters said. The first tornado hit Howell Township around 7:20 a.m. Saturday, while the second touched down about six minutes later, the National …

New York Flood Areas Getting Portable Dams, $1M in State Aid

Water-filled portable dams are being deployed and $1 million in state funding will go toward emergency repairs to wastewater treatment systems in two flood-damaged Lake Ontario communities, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. A temporary emergency barrier system using water-filled dams …

Southern California to See Spike in Temperatures, Fire Risk

Temperatures are climbing along with the risk of wildfires as a spring heat wave moves into Southern California. Forecasters predict temperatures in the 80s across greater Los Angeles this week, and some spots could see triple digits as the week …

Mississippi Gov Seeks Federal Tornado Aid for End of April Outbreak

Residents of Holmes and Montgomery counties in Mississippi could get federal help following April 30 tornadoes, if Gov. Phil Bryant gets his way. Bryant on Thursday officially asked that President Donald Trump declare a disaster. The Republican governor also asks …

Florida Ag Commissioner Says ‘No End in Sight’ as Wildfires Burn Statewide

Three schools canceled classes due to smoky conditions from a nearby wildfire as Florida’s agriculture commissioner said the state is in the “midst of its worst wildfire season in years – with no end in sight.” Commissioner Adam Putnam said …