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...Winter Storm bringing another round of heavy snow, strong winds, and bitter cold temperatures across the Northern Plains....
Low pressure over Minnesota is expected to deepen and track northward Friday evening and then northeastward towards the Canadian border Friday night, allowing the heavy snow and strong winds to continue for portions of the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest through Saturday morning. Widespread additional snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are expected by the end of this event, with locally higher amounts possible. Details...

...Winter storm causing blizzard conditions across the Rockies and Northern Plains...
Low pressure over Oklahoma will deepen and track northeastward towards the Upper Midwest on Friday, bringing another round of snow. Widespread snowfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are expected across the Northern Plains, with locally higher amounts possible. Blowing and drifting snow will create hazardous travel conditions across the region. Details...

...A strong and cold storm system will continue to move through the Intermountain West and Rockies on Thursday...
A strong storm system moved through parts of the western United States, bringing heavy snow, rain, and strong winds from parts of the West coast into the Rockies. As this system tracks into the Central U.S. Thursday morning, the heavy snow and strong winds will begin to impact locations from the northern/central High Plains eastward to the Upper Mississippi Valley. Details...

...Strong winter storm moving into the West...
A strong and very cold storm system from the Gulf of Alaska has moved into the western U.S., and will impact the entire West before moving across the Northern Plains later in the week. Additional heavy rains along the coast and heavy snow in lower elevations as well as the mountains, very windy conditions, and eventually much colder temperatures are expected. Details...

...Intense low pressure system moving past Nova Scotia as snow tapers off in northern New England...
The intense low is expected to continue moving northeastward towards Newfoundland on Tuesday. Skies should begin to clear across New England as the storm moves farther away. Strong gusty winds can cause blowing and drifting of the snow on the ground, reducing visibility across New England at times Tuesday morning.. Details...

...Potential Winter Storm along the East Coast...
A pair of low pressure systems will move east and consolidate into a storm system off the Southeast coast by late tonight. Parts of the South will see light snow accumulations today. The coastal storm is forecast to intensify as it moves northeast along the East Coast Sunday and Monday. Details...

...Dreaming of a snow-covered Christmas? ...
Check your local National Weather Service forecast to see if snow will fall where you are, or where you're traveling to, over the holiday season. NOAA's snow analysis shows the nation's current snow cover, including depth and water equivalent. Details...

...Major heavy rain and mountain snow event continues for the western U.S. as a series of moisture-laden Pacific storms move ashore...
A series of moist Pacific systems will continue to inundate the western U.S. through the middle of this week as a plume of deep subtropical moisture continues to stream into the region. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts as high as 7 inches, can be expected. Snowfall will continue to be measured in feet in some of the higher elevations of the western U.S. Details...

...Major heavy rain and mountain snow event continues for the West Coast as a series of moisture-laden Pacific storms move ashore...
A series of moist Pacific systems will continue to inundate the western U.S. into early this week as a plume of deep subtropical moisture continues to stream into the region from the tropics. Additional rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches, with localized amounts as high as 6 inches or more, can be expected through Wednesday morning. Details...

...Winter Weather Sets in for Much of U.S....
With a week left to go before Christmas, Old Man Winter has marked his arrival in many parts of the country with Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories, and Winter Storm Watches issued for many locations in the West, Southwest and Mid-West as lake effect snow continues to fall in the Great Lakes region. Details...

...Active Atlantic Hurricane Season a "Gentle Giant" for U.S....
With a total of 19 named storms, 12 hurricanes and five major hurricanes, the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the busiest on record - as NOAA forecasters had predicted. Fortunately, nearly all of those storms avoided the U.S. coastline. Details...

...Bulding a "WeatherReady" Nation...
The NWS is Building a WeatherReady Nation - ready even for space weather. Space weather has an enormous impact on our lives; more so than you might think. For example, it can affect your ability to use your smart phone or to get directions on your GPS. Details...

...The effects from the Thanksgiving holiday storm beginning to diminish...
Low pressure located over east central Ontario and an associated cold front triggered areas of freezing rain over far northern New York and into central and northern New England. The low will push across southeastern Canada, while the cold front pushes off the Eastern Seaboard. Light to moderate snowfall amounts are possible over northern Maine, while a mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow is possible from far northern New York Into northern and central New England. Details...

...Winter storm moving across the central U.S. continues to cause havoc for holiday travelers...
Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for the extreme north central U.S. from eastern Montana to northern Wisconsin and Michigan. Winter Weather Advisories are also in effect for interior parts of the northern Mid-Atlantic region, northern New England, northeastern Arkansas, and western Tennessee. Details...

...Early season winter storm brought 8 to 12 inches of snow to parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin...
Parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin were hit with the first winter storm of the season over the weekend. With a record eight inches of snow officially reported at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (and as much as a foot reported elsewhere), it was the largest pre-Thanksgiving snowfall for the Twin Cities since the historic "Halloween Blizzard" of 1991. Details...

...Another Winter of Extremes in Store for U.S. as La Niña Strengthens...
The Pacific Northwest should brace for a colder and wetter than average winter, while most of the South and Southeast will be warmer and drier than average through February 2011, according to the annual Winter Outlook released today by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. Details...

...Widespread/significant severe thunderstorms expected over parts of the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and Great Lakes...
The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting the development of widespread damaging winds and a few tornadoes over parts of the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and Great Lakes through early Wednesday. Severe storms also are possible from the Lower Mississippi Valley northeastward into the Appalachians and Lower Great Lakes. Details...

...U.S. Experienced Above Average Temperatures, Rainfall in September...
The contiguous United States had its 14th warmest September on record, according to the latest NOAA State of the Climate report issued Thursday. Average temperatures for September were 67.1 F, which is 1.7 F above the 1901-2000 average. Average precipitation in September was 2.69 inches, 0.21 inches above the 1901-2000 average. Details...

...Autumn Weather Reveals Nature's True Hues...
A favorite American pastime in fall is to set off on a drive along one of the nation's many scenic byways. It's a time of year when people enjoy crisp cool weather and marvel at the transforming landscape as tree leaves turn from lush green to gorgeous shades of yellow, orange, red, purple and brown. Details...

...Flooding continues in the East...
Flood warnings remain in effect across parts of eastern North Carolina and New England. Across New England, rainfall totals of nearly 6 to 8 inches were reported. In the Mid-Atlantic, rainfall totals of up to almost 18 inches were reported. Details...

..Nicole dissipates over the Straits of Florida, large area of heavy rains persists...
Large swells and onshore winds from the remnants of Nicole will create dangerous rip currents along the southeast coast of the U.S over the next several days. The combination of tropical moisture moving northward into a frontal system along the Eastern Seaboard will bring moderate to heavy rainfall to much of the East Coast as well. Details...

... Fourth Warmest U.S. Summer on Record ...
The contiguous United States had its fourth-warmest summer (June-August) on record, according to the latest NOAA State of the Climate report. The report also showed the August average temperature was 75.0 degrees F, which is 2.2 degrees F above the long-term (1901-2000) average. Details...

...Swells from Hurricane Igor Will Create Dangerous Surf Conditions...
Dangerous surf conditions expected today at beaches along the Mid-Atlantic and New England coasts as Hurricane Igor passes by. Check local statements from NWS Eastern Region Weather Forecast Offices for the latest. Details...

...Remnants of Hermine expected to produce heavy rainfall over Southern Plains...
Flood and Flash Flood Watches, Warnings, and Advisories remain in effect from south central Texas northward across Oklahoma and eastward into southeastern Kansas and Missouri. Additional rainfall amounts of four to six inches, with localized higher amounts can be expected through Thursday morning from south central Texas northward to southwestern Missouri and northern Arkansas. Details...

...NWS Draft Strategic Plan Out for Public Comment...
The National Weather Service (NWS) draft Strategic Plan is ready for public comment. The plan provides the strategic framework that will guide the NWS over the next ten years. Details...

...Earl weakens to a Tropical Storm...
Large Tropical Storm Earl was over the Gulf of Saint Lawrence Saturday evening Details...

...Earl will bring dangerous Rip Currents to the East Coast...
Dangerous seas (waves and swells) and rip currents are expected along parts of the U.S. East Coast through the weekend as Earl moves north across the western Atlantic. Details...

...Second Warmest July and Warmest Year-to-Date Global Temperature on Record...
The combined global land and ocean surface temperature made this July the second warmest on record, behind 1998, and the warmest averaged January-July on record. Details...

...Excessive Heat Continues Across the much of the southern and central U.S....
Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories cover much of the southern and central United States. With heat ranking as the number one weather-related killer in the U.S., learn what to do to stay safe and beat the heat Details...

...As the excessive heat continues across parts of the central and southern U.S., the remnants of a tropical depression brings the potential for heavy rainfall along the Gulf Coast...
Get all the latest information on environmental hazards with NOAAWatch. Details...

...NOAA Still Expects Active Atlantic Hurricane Season; La Niña Develops...
The Atlantic Basin remains on track for an active hurricane season, according to the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the NOAA National Weather Service. Factors pointing to an active hurricane season include the formation of La Niña in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Details...

...Dangerous heat continues over much of the country....
Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect from the Deep South through the Lower and Mid- Mississippi Valleys and extending into the Tennessee River Valley. Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, causing more fatalities per year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined. Details...

...NWS Draft Strategic Plan Out for Public Comment...
The National Weather Service (NWS) draft Strategic Plan is ready for public comment. The plan provides the strategic framework that will guide the NWS over the next ten years. With this plan the NWS will meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. We will continue to deliver today's mission while we expand to meet the growing needs of the country. The plan is linked to NOAA's Next Generation Strategic Plan and is the result of a collaborative endeavor among employees, NOAA and NWS management, and private sector, research and operations partners. Details...

...Drought Conditions in Southwest U.S. Predicted to Worsen...
The NWS Climate Prediction Center released its seasonal drought outlook for the period from August through October. The outlook indicates already dry conditions across some parts of Arizona and New Mexico are likely to worsen in coming months. This forecast is based in part on the current transition from El Niño to La Niña conditions in the equatorial Pacific. Details...

...Bonnie degenerates into a disorganized area of low pressure...
At 400 PM CDT the center of the remnant low associated with former Tropical Depression Bonnie was located about 100 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Maximum sustained winds are barely 30 MPH with higher gusts in a few squalls. The low is expected to dissipate tonight or sunday. This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system. Details...

...Tropical Depression forms southeast of Nassau...
At 1100 AM EDT the center of newly formed Tropical Depression Three was located about 405 miles east-southeast of Key Largo Florida. Movement is toward the west-northwest near 15 MPH. The depression could become a tropical storm later today. Details...

...We need your feedback! Take our weather survey...
The NWS is undertaking research on how satisfied you are with our products and services and would appreciate your feedback. Details...

...Washington DC area earthquake...
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a Magnitude 3.6 earthquake occured Friday morning at 05:04: AM with the epicenter 10 miles northwest of Rockville, Maryland or 15 miles east-northeast of Leesburg, Virginia, and 20 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Details...

...When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!...
Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena- lightning. In the United States, an average of 58 people are killed each year by lightning. Details...

...Tropical Depression TWO...
Tropical Depression Two is expected to move farther inland across the high terrain of northern Mexico and dissipate by later today or tonight. Details...

...Alex dissipates over the mountains of central Mexico...
The remnants of Alex are expected to produce additional rainfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches across portions of northern and central Mexico. Isolated storm-total amounts of 20 inches are possible over the higher elevations of northeastern Mexico. Details...

...FCC Request for Information On Use Of 1675-1710 MHz Frequency Band for Meteorological Aids Service and Meteorological Satellite Service ...
The FCC needs to hear directly from all interested parties by June 28, 2010, regarding impacts of the proposed sharing of the 1675-1710 MHz frequency band with wireless broadband systems. This frequency band includes all of NOAA's direct GOES and POES satellite broadcast service spectrum including EMWIN, imagery and data. Details...

...The 150th anniversary of the U.S. Army Signal Corps...
The U.S. Army Signal Corps was formed on June 21, 1860. The first federal weather service in the U.S. was formed as part of the Army Signal Corps in 1870 and later became the U.S. Weather Bureau (1891) and, eventually, the National Weather Service (1970). Details...

...USGS reports 5.5 Magnitude earthquake in the Ontario-Quebec border region, Canada...
At 1:41 PM EDT, the US Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 5.5 earthquake with the epicenter 24 miles north of Cumberland, Ontario Canada. People have reported feeling the earthquake across New England and as far west as Wisconsin. Details...

...NOAA Assists Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Efforts...
NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration is on-scene at the site of the BP/Transocean's Deepwater Horizon oil spill. NOAA provides scientific expertise like running oil spill trajectory models and advises on marine life and resources at risk. Details...

...Break the Grip of The Rip ... Rip Current Awareness Week June 6-12...
In an effort to heighten public awareness of rip currents at surf beaches, each year NOAA designates the first full week of June as national Rip Current Awareness Week, coinciding with the traditional start of the summer vacation season. Details...

...Latest El Nino/Southern Oscillation discussion includes a "La Nina Watch"...
The NOAA Climate Prediction Center has issued its monthly El Nino/Southern Oscillation discussion, which also includes a La Nina Watch. This indicates that La Nina--a cooling of Equatorial Pacific Ocean waters--is expected during the next three months. This could enhance the strength of the Atlantic hurricane season. Details...

...NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season...
An "active to extremely active" hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. Details...

...National Hurricane Preparedness Week...
History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. Hurricane Preparedness Week during 2010 will be held May 23rd through May 29th. Details...

...Above-Normal Temperatures and Below-Normal Precipitation in April ...
NOAA's State of the Climate report shows the April 2010 average temperature for the contiguous United States was 54.3 degrees F, which is 2.3 degrees F above the long-term (1901-2000) average (14th warmest April on record). April's average precipitation was 2.18 inches, 0.25 inch below the 1901-2000 average. Details...

... Latest NOAA update on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill ...
Tuesday's weather conditions prevented vessel skimming and in-situ burning operations. Sea conditions are expected to moderate over the course of the week and marine operations are expected to recommence. Also, NOAA Fisheries announced modifications to the area closed to fishing in the Gulf of Mexico due to the oil spill. More than 93 percent of the Gulf's federal waters remain open for fishing, and supporting productive fisheries and tourism. Details...

...U.S. Averaged Warmer-than-Normal, Drier-than-Normal in March...
NOAA's State of the Climate report shows the March 2010 average temperature for the entire contiguous United States was warmer-than-average with several New England states experiencing one of the warmest March's on record. Average precipitation for the U.S. was below normal, but heavy rainfall set March records in parts of the Northeast. Details...

...50th Anniversary of the Satellite that "Forever Changed Weather Forecasting" ...
Fifty years ago today, the world's first weather satellite , known as TIROS-1 (Television Infrared Observation Satellite), lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida and opened a new and exciting dimension in weather forecasting. Details...

...National Weather Service proposes an experimental use of email updates to provide information....
This experiment is intended to explore methods to increase dissemination and availability of NWS information and to allow consolidation of several existing email dissemination systems and reduce duplication of effort within the agency. Details...

...Severe weather across the Southeast...
Over 50 reports of severe weather were received over the weekend, mostly on Sunday across parts of the southeastern United States. Several injuries were reported in North Carolina. Severe weather is possible Monday across parts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, far southern Virginia and across parts of southern Florida. Details...

...Tsunami Awareness Week - March 21-27...
Tsunami Awareness Week Message from President Obama: "During this week, we pay tribute to those lost and recommit ourselves to preparing our shores and protecting our citizens." Details...

...NOAA Announces First Tsunami Awareness Week, March 21-27
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program have designated March 21-27 as Tsunami Awareness Week. This designation comes in the wake of last month's tsunami in Chile and less than six months after a tsunami hit American Samoa, both events resulting in loss of life and property. Details...

...Imminent Flood Threat in Midwest, South and East Also at Risk...
Major flooding has begun and is forecast to continue through spring in parts of the Midwest according to NOAA's National Weather Service. The South and East are also more susceptible to flooding as an El Nino influenced winter left the area soggier than usual. Details...

...FEMA and NOAA Renew Partnership to Encourage Flood Safety...
As one of the snowiest winter seasons in many years yields to warmer weather and the promise of rain and snowmelt, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's FloodSmart Campaign and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they are again working together during Flood Safety Awareness Week (March 15-19) to raise awareness of the dangers associated with flooding and steps to protect against damage. Details...

...The Tsunami Advisory remains in effect for coastal areas of California and for Alaska from Sitka to Attu....
Tsunami amplitudes along southeast Alaska and British Columbia coasts have are below danger levels. Amplitudes observed along the California coast are still above danger levels at a few locations. Tsunami amplitudes are arriving and increasing along the southern Alaska and Alaska Peninsula coasts. Details...

...Widespread Tsunami Warning Continues for the Pacific Basin...
Tsunami Advisory Expanded for Entire US.-Canada West Coast from California and Alaska, The Tsunami Warning continues for the Pacific Basin. Estimated travel times for the tusnami are available from the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. Details...

...Magnitude 8.8 earthquake near Chile...
A magnitude 8.8 earthquake was recorded early Saturday morning off the coast of Chile. More complete information is available from the USGS. Details...

...Stage Set for Possible Major Spring Floods on Red River, Devils Lake...
For the second year in a row, weather conditions are setting the stage for another round of major spring flooding along the Red River in North Dakota and Minnesota. Details...

...Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco Unveil Landmark Climate.Gov Portal to Climate Information ...
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco unveiled a new Web site that will serve as a single point-of-entry for NOAA's climate information, data, products and services. Details...

...Winter weather across the Deep South...
A winter storm moving across the Deep South brought snow to many areas. The low pressure system will move offshore Saturday and snow will end. Many areas reported 4 to 6 inches of snow, with up to 7.3 inches in South Carolina. Even parts of Florida reported 1 to 2 inches of snow. Details...

...Winter storm exiting the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England Regions...
The winter strom that brought heavy snow to the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England regions is moving offshore and snow will come to an end. The storm brought between 1 and 2 feet of new snow to many parts of the Mid-Atlantic, and broke seasonal snow totals in Washington DC, Baltimore MD, Philadelphia PA, and Atlantic City NJ. Details...

...Expansive area of wintry precipitation moving from the Mississippi River Valley into the Midwest and toward the Mid-Atlantic...
Widespread heavy snows are likely over the next few days from the Great Lakes, upper Ohio Valley, central Appalachians, northern Mid-Atlantic, and into the New York City metro area/southern New England region. Details...

...Latest storm totals for the Mid-Atlantic Winter Storm...
A major winter storm brought widespread heavy snow across parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Storm totals of up to 40 inches were reported before snow ended Saturday evening Details...

...NOAA Dispatches High-Tech Research Plane to Improve Winter Storm Forecasts...
NOAA's Gulfstream IV aircraft, known for investigating Atlantic hurricanes, will begin flying over the North Pacific Ocean to fill gaps in atmospheric observations, which will enhance forecasts of winter storms for the entire North American continent through improved computer modeling. Details...

...National Hurricane Center to Provide Greater Lead Time in Watches and Warnings...
NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami will issue watches and warnings for tropical storms and hurricanes along threatened coastal areas 12 hours earlier than in previous years. According to NHC experts, advancements in track forecasts are making it possible for forecasters to provide greater lead time. Details...


 

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