National Weather Service News

Following Two Days of Broken Western Heat Records Comes a Respite

Residents of Southern California and the Southwest were looking for a break after some of the hottest weather in decades had utilities warning of power failures and cities opening pools and cooling centers. At least four hikers died in Arizona, …

Weather Service Puts Montana Tornado at EF-3 Level

A preliminary storm survey determined a tornado that hit the east-central Montana town of Baker last weekend reached the EF-3 level, matching the strongest tornadoes ever recorded in the state, the National Weather Service said. The tornado was on the …

Eastern Montana Tornado Confirmed, Several Injuries Reported

Several people were injured and one person had to be rescued after a tornado destroyed several homes and damaged a dozen others over the weekend in Baker in eastern Montana. National Weather Service meteorologist Wright Dobbs confirmed the tornado, and …

More Residents Flee as Swollen River Feeds Flooding near Houston

Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties are bracing for more flooding along a river that has already reached a record high as more rain was expected in the coming days. Large swaths of suburban communities southwest of Houston were …

GOES-R Satellite Promises Less Art, More Science in Storm Forecasting

For forecasters trying to better pinpoint the havoc of storms, the future begins next year. That’s when the test phase for the new GOES-R satellite should be complete, providing the  National Weather Service with an improved tool to track lightning, …

$330K In Tornado Damage in Oklahoma County: Assessor

The Oklahoma County Assessor’s Office says a tornado that hit parts of Oklahoma County last week caused more than $330,000 in damage. The assessor’s office said Friday that it surveyed damage at five properties. One home was destroyed, while the …

Weather Service Confirms Tornado Near Wilmington, North Carolina

The National Weather Service says a tornado struck northern New Hanover County, uprooting trees and damaging some homes. The storm hit in the Ogden area about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service in Wilmington confirmed late Thursday that the …

Weather Service Confirms Weak Tornado Stuck Western Indiana

The National Weather Service confirmed this week that a tornado touched down briefly in western Indiana on Sunday. The weather service rated the tornado as an EF-0, estimating it had peak winds of 70 mph. The weather service said the tornado …

Officials: 9 Tornadoes in Oklahoma, Arkansas Last Week

Meteorologists have identified tornado damage in Muskogee County nearly a week after a string of at least nine weak tornadoes across northeastern Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Tulsa World reports that the National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down …

Louisiana Tornado Confirmed by Weather Service

The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado hit rural parts of northern St. Landry Parish and southern Avoyelles Parish in Louisiana on Saturday. Forecaster Jonathan Brazzell said Sunday that the Weather Service estimates the twister that traveled between Big …