National Weather Service News

Waccamaw River in South Carolina Finally Below Flood Stage After Florence

The Waccamaw River near the South Carolina coast has finally gone back into its banks after 29 days of flooding following Hurricane Florence. The National Weather Service says the river level at Conway dipped below the flood stage of 11 …

Utility Crews Restoring Power Across Virginia After Michael

Utility crews will be working throughout the weekend to restore power to Virginia customers affected by Tropical Storm Michael. Dominion Energy said in an outage update Saturday morning that more than 6,000 personnel were working to get power back up …

4 Small Tornadoes Confirmed in Oklahoma, 2 in Texas

The National Weather Service reported that six small tornadoes from a single storm system hit Texas and Oklahoma, including one that forced the closure of a state highway in northeastern Oklahoma for more than six hours. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol …

Remnants of Tropical Storm Causes Flooding, Traps Arizona Cars

Remnants of a tropical storm drenched parts of the desert Southwest this week, trapping some drivers on swamped streets of Phoenix, Ariz. as authorities prepared for possible flash flooding in the state, central Utah and elsewhere. Rosa, a hurricane that …

Maryland County Approves $17M for Ellicott City Flood Plan

The Howard County Council in a narrow 3-2 vote approved two bills on Monday night that will allocate nearly $17 million toward a controversial five-year flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City. The bills represent the first phase of a $50 …

Flash Flood Watches for Parts of Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah

The National Weather Service issued flash flood watches for parts of four states in the Southwest for late Monday and Tuesday. Areas covered by watches due to what the weather service’s Las Vegas office calls “abundant tropical moisture from Hurricane …

Thousands in South Carolina Brace for Post-Florence Flooding

Thousands of people in and around the city of Georgetown, South Carolina, were urged to evacuate on Monday as two rivers gorged with rain from long-departed Hurricane Florence will flood the area this week. More than 10 days after the …

Carolinas Still Facing Major Flooding More Than a Week After Florence

Major flooding remains in eastern North Carolina more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that nine of the state’s river gauges are at major flood stage and four others are at moderate stage, …

Radar Coverage in North Dakota to Be Improved After Deadly Tornado

The National Weather Service is taking steps to improve weather radar coverage for western North Dakota after a deadly tornado in the area raised awareness of gaps in coverage. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has committed to studying whether …

Weather Service Confirms Tornado in Southwest Missouri

Authorities say storms have damaged trees, downed power lines and churned up at least one small tornado in southwest Missouri. National Weather Service meteorologist Drew Albert says an EF-0 tornado has been confirmed near Diggins in Webster County. It uprooted …