National Weather Service News

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 …

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 …