National Weather Service News

Suspected Tornado Causes Damage Along Mississippi-Alabama Line

Teresa Hazelwood stopped by a Dollar General store in northern Mississippi to get some chips, and soon found herself riding out a suspected tornado in the parking lot and felt it lifting her car. She gripped the steering wheel and …

Tornado Warning System Worked for Tennessee Twisters, But Effectiveness Unknown

Sirens screamed. Emergency weather alerts buzzed cellphones. News crews pleaded with people to seek cover. In the aftermath of the massive tornadoes that ripped through Tennessee early Tuesday morning, emergency officials say they believe the systems in place to warn …

Weather Service: At Least 6 Tornadoes Hit Tennessee During Severe Storms

At least six tornadoes hit middle Tennessee during a series of storms last week that killed 24 people and caused massive damage, the National Weather Service in Nashville confirmed Friday. The strongest tornado overnight into Tuesday packed winds up to …

National Weather Service Confirms Five Tornadoes Hit Maryland

The National Weather Service has confirmed that five tornadoes ripped through parts of Maryland on Friday. Multiple news outlets report that the tornadoes were confirmed in Carroll, Cecil, Montgomery and Frederick counties. WBAL-TV reports that the Carroll County tornado had …

Officials Monitoring Dams as Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc Across Multiple Southeast States

A Tennessee hillside collapsed, roads were flooded and rivers were rising across the Southeast on Tuesday after a day of heavy rains that once again threatened a Mississippi lake where a dam previously was in danger of failing. The National …

Heavy Downpours Cause Flooding Across Alabama, Mississippi

Storms stretching across the Deep South dumped heavy rains on Mississippi and Alabama on Monday, causing flash floods that covered roads and forced some schools to close. Dozens of roads were under water in low-lying areas across the Tennessee Valley …

Severe Storm Sweeps Through Southeast, Causes 5 Deaths

More than 260,000 homes and businesses in the southeastern United States were without power early Friday after a powerful storm raked the region. At least five people were killed. North Carolina had the most customers without electricity on Friday, followed …

Oregon Coast Tornado Confirmed, Caused Minor Damage

A tornado caused some minor damage to homes in Manzanita, Ore., on Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service confirmed. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Tillamook County Emergency Manager Gordon McCraw said the county got reports a little after 11 a.m. about …

Severe Storms Leave Thousands Without Power in West Virginia

Thousands of customers remained without electricity in West Virginia on Sunday after severe storms swept through the state. Appalachian Power said on its website nearly 6,600 homes and businesses had no service Sunday evening in southern West Virginia, down from …

7 Confirmed Tornadoes in Phoenix Metro Area Last Year

The National Weather Service reports there were seven confirmed tornadoes in Arizona’s Maricopa and Pinal counties last year, the most in nearly five decades. Meteorologists say last year’s total is second only to the 10 confirmed tornadoes that hit the …