National Weather Service News

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 …

Heavy Rain Dumped by North-Central Arkansas Storm

Storms moved across northern Arkansas, dumping heavy rain and causing flooding in the town of Clinton. National Weather Service meteorologist Sean Clarke in Little Rock says 5.1 inches of rain fell in about a two-hour period Sunday night in the …

Damage Reported in Mississippi City Hit by EF1 Tornado

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado hit the central Mississippi city of Madison. The agency, in a Twitter post Saturday, said a survey team confirmed Friday’s damage was the result of an EF1 tornado. Several trees were snapped along …

Dry Fall And Worsening Drought in Oregon Portends Wildfires

A climate prediction report issued by the National Weather Service says Oregon will remain hot, dry and smoky well into autumn this year. The Statesman Journal reported that forecast in the report released last week means that the state’s existing …

Recovery Underway in New York Region Hit by Flash Flooding

Clean-up and recovery efforts continued Wednesday in several upstate New York counties where flash flooding damaged homes, vehicles and infrastructure from the Finger Lakes region to the Binghamton area. Tuesday’s pre-dawn downpours caused flash flooding that uprooted trees, inundated homes …

Tornado Warnings in Wyoming Increasing This Year

The National Weather Service has issued more than double the number of tornado warnings in Wyoming so far this year than are typically issued. The Casper Star-Tribune reported the service has issued 51 warnings in Wyoming this year. The state …

Buildings Damaged Following Massachusetts Tornado Warning, High Winds

A tornado warning in Massachusetts has expired, and meteorologists from the National Weather Service are surveying building damage that may have been caused by a tornado. Extensive damage to buildings and trees are reported in parts of central Massachusetts on …

At Least 3 Tornadoes Confirmed in Colorado

People on the plains of northeastern Colorado were cleaning up this week from a powerful storm that spawned at least three tornadoes, ripped off roofs and flipped trucks and small airplanes. No serious injuries were reported in Sunday’s storm, and …

Tornado Confirmed in Eastern Alabama

The National Weather Service says a tornado toppled trees and damaged homes in Opelika in eastern Alabama. Al.com reports it was an EF-0 tornado with winds of 85 miles per hour that touched down on Saturday evening. No injuries have …

Dam Outburst Creates Flooding Concern in Alaska City

Rising water levels have some residents of Alaska’s capital city on edge, following the release of water from a glacially dammed lake. Jessica Voveris is meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Juneau. She says water levels are expected to …