National Weather Service News

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 …

Correction: Weekend Tornado Count in Mississippi Rises to 24

The National Weather Service says it has confirmed that at least 24 tornadoes hit Mississippi during storms on Sunday. Surveyors are expected to continue examining damage Wednesday. So far, meteorologists have confirmed twisters in Adams, Attala, Calhoun, Carroll, Claiborne, Copiah, …

Strong Mississippi Storms Spread Destruction Across State

One person died and two other people were injured Sunday as strong storms spread across Mississippi, said the Emergency Management Agency. Details of the death near Durant, Mississippi, have not been provided in an area where trees and powerlines were …

Florida Wildfires Burn More Than 126K Acres So Far in 2017

At least 126,000 acres have burned in wildfires across Florida since January, surpassing the five-year average of acreage burned in a typical year, officials said. Florida’s fire season peaks this month, during the driest part of the year in the …

Tornado Confirmed in Mississippi

The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado struck southwest Mississippi on Monday. A survey showed that a twister with top winds of 110 mph (175 kph) touched down just inside Franklin County at 12:57 a.m. It moved 17.5 miles …

No Joke: Snow Hits Northern New England on April Fools’ Day

People across northern New England woke up to a foot of heavy, wet snow on parts of the region Saturday and conducted weekend business as more fell throughout the day. The storm caused power outages and numerous highway accidents. By …

Plunging Temperatures in Northeast Lead to Icy Conditions Following Storm

Concerns about falling temperatures and icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the Northeast followed a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow. Tuesday’s powerful nor’easter paralyzed much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor, but fell short of the …