National Weather Service News

At Least 7 Injured by Confirmed Tornado in Southeast Georgia

Experts have confirmed a tornado plowed through two southeast Georgia counties where mobile homes were destroyed and several people were injured. The National Weather Service reported Friday a survey team found a tornado with maximum winds of 130 mph traveled …

Big Weekend Lake-Effect Storms Predicted for New York Snow Belt

Forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting lake-effect storms this weekend for areas east of the Great Lakes, with two feet of snow or more possible in some areas. The hardest-hit regions in upstate New York will be the …

Mississippi, Georgia Commissioners Call on Industry to Assist Residents Affected by Tornadoes

Insurance commissioners in Mississippi and Georgia, two of several Southeast states hit over the weekend by devestating tornadoes that damaged thousands of homes and caused millions of dollars in insured losses, are calling on the insurance industry to assist their …

Mississippi Tornado Damaged At Least 1,100 Homes

A tornado that tore a 31-mile path across south Mississippi over the weekend killed four people and damaged or destroyed more than 1,100 homes, state officials said Monday, as the governor assured residents that federal funds were being sought to …

39 Possible Tornadoes Devastate Southeast, Leave 19 Dead

Chuck Stafford was watching the Atlanta Falcons rout the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title when bad weather suddenly began to pound his mobile home in southern Georgia. Stafford, 74, had just gotten to head to the bathroom during …

Mississippi Tornado Kills 4, Causes At Least $200M in Insured Damage

Rain was pouring down in the pre-dawn darkness, and the wind was picking up as Darryl McMorris ran for his daughters’ bedroom. The windows started blowing out as he dove on top of his girls, grabbing one under each arm …

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 …