National Weather Service News

Heavy Snow Causes Problems Across the Southeast

An unusually heavy December snowfall across much of the Deep South tapered off Saturday, but icy road conditions left problems and thousands remained without electricity throughout the region. Forecasters warned that moisture on the roadways could freeze overnight and cause …

Two Injured, Buildings Damaged by Tornadoes in Kentucky

The National Weather Service says two people were hurt in two moderate tornados in Kentucky. The weather service says both tornados touched down Saturday and were rated EF-1. The first happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. CST in Beaver Dam, Ohio …

Drought May Have Aided Storm That Walloped Maine, Northeast

Drought conditions across much of Maine may have contributed to the large numbers of trees that toppled during a storm that walloped the Northeast this week, officials said. The storm cut power to nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses in …

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Northeast, 300,000 Without Power

Severe weather pounded the Northeast region with powerful winds and drenching rains early Monday, leaving nearly 300,000 without power. Southern New England appeared to suffer the brunt of the storm damage overnight. Eversource reported more than 155,000 Connecticut customers were …

Severe Weather in Carolinas Brings Tornadoes, Power Outages

A National Weather Service team confirmed Tuesday that two tornadoes touched down in South Carolina during an outbreak of severe weather that flipped tractor-trailers and small planes, washed out roads and left thousands without electricity. The survey team from Greer, …

Flash-Flood Watch Issued for Parts of Hawaiian Islands

The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch effective for Oahu, Maui County and the Big Island as a cold front and air conditions bring the threat of heavy showers, Hawaii News Now reported . The weather service’s office …

Tornado in Oregon Damages Small Planes

Authorities say that it was a tornado that touched down south of Portland, Ore. last week overturning small airplanes, downing power lines and damaging several glass greenhouses. National Weather Service meteorologists say the tornado touched down at the Aurora State …

King Tides, Heavy Rain Cause Flooding in Areas Hit by Irma

Heavy rainfall over much of South Florida has led to flooding in areas hit hard by Hurricane Irma. Flooding due to heavy rain and the annual “King tides” is being reported along low-lying streets from Key West to Fort Lauderdale. …

M5.1 Quake Rattles Alaska

A Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Alaska about 135 miles northwest of the state’s capital city Juneau, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. Coincidentally, the City and Borough of Juneau’s Disaster Preparedness Expo was winding down as the earthquake hit Saturday afternoon. …

Is Maryland Ready for the Next Big Storm?

In Maryland, which historically has ducked many of the worst storms of the last 50 years, the question is increasingly not if, but when the next big one will strike. And while some believe the state has often been spared …