National Weather Service News

Flash Floods Prompt State of Emergency in 2 West Virginia Counties

Two counties in West Virginia have declared a state of emergency over flash-flood risks in the area. The Journal of Martinsburg reports the declaration in Jefferson and Berkeley counties comes after four days of torrential rains and storms hit the …

Weather Service: Possible Tornado Touched Down in North-Central Oklahoma

The National Weather Service in Tulsa says a possible tornado touched down in north-central Oklahoma. Meteorologist Joe Sellars says the potential twister was only on the ground briefly Saturday afternoon between the towns of Fairfax and Ralston, west of Pawhuska, …

Flooding from Montana River Receding, But is Expected to Rise Again

Montana’s Clark Fork River near Missoula is receding after it crested at the highest level in a century and swept trees, trailers and other dangerous debris downstream. Residents aren’t out of danger yet. The National Weather Service forecasts the river …

Lightning Strike Causes Fire, $50K Damage in Delaware

The Office of the State Fire Marshal estimates that a lightning strike caused $50,000 worth of damage to Delaware apartments. The News Journal reports that the National Weather Service says lightning struck in the vicinity of Mill Creek’s Arundel Apartments …

6 Tornadoes Confirmed in Mississippi from Weekend Storm

The National Weather Service confirms six tornadoes hit Mississippi on Saturday. Tornadoes were reported in Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Rankin and Winston counties. Surveyors say damage in Lowndes County was caused by a thunderstorm. The Lauderdale storm stretched for 8.5 miles …

Spring Storm Brings Tornadoes, Floods to Southeast

A mid-April storm that pushed across the U.S. created a tornado in North Carolina that killed a person, caused widespread power outages in North and South Carolina and caused flooding emergencies in West Virginia and Kentucky. In Mississippi, 80 people …

Hailstone Sets New Weather Record in Alabama

All hail the newest entry in Alabama weather record books. AL.com cites a release from state climatologist Dr. John Christy saying a hailstone that fell March 19 in Cullman County is the largest on record in the state. Weighing nearly …

Mississippi County Installs 11 Weather Warning Sirens

Over a year after a tornado tore through an east Mississippi county without warning, the county is installing weather sirens that will extend warning coverage by over 300 miles. The Meridian Star reports that Lauderdale County is spending $176,000 to …

2 Tornadoes Knock Out Power in Florida City, Delay Flights

Weather officials say two tornadoes hit a Florida city on Tuesday, causing mostly minor damage. The National Weather Service confirmed that one tornado touched down shortly after 3:30 p.m. in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Greg …

Red Flag Warnings Point to High Fire Danger for Parts of New Mexico

Forecasters with the National Weather Service are warning that parts of New Mexico are in for more windy conditions later this week and that means higher fire danger. They say a deep low pressure system in the Great Basin will …