National Weather Service News

Southern California Fire Danger Rises Amid Heat Wave

Forecasters say a heat wave building across Southern California will elevate fire danger through early next week. The National Weather Service says temperatures will edge upward to around 100 degrees in warmest areas Friday and the peak of the heat …

National Weather Service Tweaks Storm Warnings

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said it is adding two threat levels to its weather outlooks so people aren’t surprised by really bad storms on days with just a “slight risk” of tornadoes, hail or high winds. Beginning …

Chance of Below-Normal Hurricane Season Now Up to 70%

Forecasters with the National Weather Service raised the likelihood for a below-normal season in their most recent Atlantic hurricane season outlook. The update predicts a 70 percent chance of a below-normal season, a 25 percent chance of a near-normal season …

Cleanup Continues After Tornado in Revere, Massachusetts

Some residents in the coastal city of Revere, Massachusetts, remained out of their damaged homes while others continued cleaning up Tuesday after a rare tornado that struck just north of Boston. Monday’s storm hit Revere, a coastal city of about …

Tornado Causes Extensive Damage in Coastal City of Revere, Mass.

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were …

Better Weather May Help Firefighters Fight Massive Washington Blaze

Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters Monday against a destructive wildfire that has burned hundreds of square miles in Washington State. The Carlton Complex of fires in north-central Washington had burned about 379 square miles, and the fire was …

Five Tornadoes Struck Illinois, Weather Service Says

The National Weather Service is now reporting five tornadoes touched down in Illinois during a storm that dumped heavy rain as it swept across the state. A weather service damage survey has confirmed modest tornadoes landed late Monday near Earlville, …

Minor Damage in Colorado From 4 Tornadoes

The National Weather Service has reported four tornadoes have been reported in northeast Colorado, but there has been no major damage. Three twisters were reported Saturday in Adams County and one in Weld County. The agency says a tornado 5 …

Tornado Touchdown Confirmed In Southeast Wyoming

A tornado touched down in a sparsely populated area of Laramie County in southeast Wyoming on Sunday, the National Weather Service has confirmed. NWS says the tornado touched down around 1 p.m. about 7 miles east of Carpenter. The agency …

Wisconsin Researchers Test Affordable Wooden Shelters

Bob Falk is frugal and a realist. The research engineer at Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wis. could have used expensive lumber, pricey nails and high-grade plywood in his tests to create an almost impenetrable tornado shelter made of wood. …