Western States Face Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories

Temperatures in Northern California could hit 107 on Tuesday and areas across Washington could reach the lower 100s, the National Weather Service said.

#california, #global-warming, #las-vegas-nev, #montana, #national-weather-service, #nevada, #washington-state, #weather, #western-states-us

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A Deluge Unleashes Floods in a Louisiana City [Video]

Lake Charles, which had been hit by Hurricanes Laura and Delta, has had some of the worst of recent storms that have dumped more than a foot of rain in Louisiana.

#floods, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #national-weather-service

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A Deluge Unleashes Floods in a Louisiana City Still Reeling From 2 Hurricanes

Lake Charles, which had been hit by Hurricanes Laura and Delta, has had some of the worst of recent storms that have dumped more than a foot of rain in Louisiana.

#floods, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #national-weather-service

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Severe Weather Expected in South for Third Straight Day

At least two people have been killed, and forecasters said more tornadoes could come on Tuesday.

#alabama, #arkansas, #georgia, #national-weather-service, #southern-states-us, #texas, #tornadoes, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind

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Damage Reported as Tornadoes Tear Across the South

The National Weather Service planned to survey damage in four Mississippi counties on Monday. Tornadoes were also reported in Georgia, Kentucky and South Carolina.

#alabama, #atlanta-ga, #georgia, #kentucky, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #tennessee, #tornadoes, #weather

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Small Towns Grieve After Tornadoes Across Georgia and Alabama

Dozens of tornadoes tore across Alabama and Georgia beginning on Thursday, leaving at least six dead and many neighborhoods in tatters.

#alabama, #georgia, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #national-weather-service, #newnan-ga, #ohatchee-ala, #tornadoes, #weather

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Violent Tornadoes Are a Threat as Thunderstorms Hit Southeast

Portions of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia faced the highest risk of tornadoes, forecasters said.

#birmingham-ala, #national-weather-service, #tornadoes

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The Greek Alphabet Will No Longer Be Used to Name Hurricanes

Nine Greek letters were pressed into service in last year’s busy Atlantic hurricane season. Officials said they left people confused.

#greek-language, #hurricane-dorian-2019, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-zeta-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-weather-service, #world-meteorological-organization

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Tornado Watch Warns South of ‘Particularly Dangerous’ Storms

The storms were expected to bring damaging winds over 100 miles per hour and large hail to parts of the South on Wednesday evening.

#national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #southern-states-us, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

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On the West Coast, Avalanche Warnings and an ‘Atmospheric River’

The danger of avalanche is high in parts of the Cascade Mountains and areas farther south, the Northwest Avalanche Center said.

#avalanches, #cascade-mountains, #idaho, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #portland-ore, #rain, #washington-state, #western-states-us

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Icy Storm Barrels Across Central U.S., Leaving Millions Without Power

The snowstorm covered a huge part of the country, including states unaccustomed to slick roads and a deep freeze.

#national-weather-service, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #temperature, #texas, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind-power

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At Least 120 Million Americans Bracing for Coast-to-Coast Storm

Widespread winter storm warnings or advisories were posted on Sunday as low temperatures, heavy snow and ice threatened huge swaths of the country.

#austin-tex, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Ice Floe Rescues and Highway Crashes Cap a Bad Week of Winter Weather

A cold front swept through parts of the Midwest this week, wreaking havoc on highways in Iowa. Bitter cold is in the forecast.

#cedar-rapids-iowa, #great-lakes, #lake-michigan, #national-weather-service, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wind, #wisconsin

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A Winter Storm Is Set to Wallop the Northeast: What We Know

A nor’easter is expected to stall off the coast of New Jersey and may drop more than two inches of snow an hour in some parts of the region, the National Weather Service said.

#boston-mass, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #connecticut, #east-coast-us, #massachusetts, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #northeastern-states-us, #rhode-island, #snow-and-snowstorms

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Forecast: Wild Weather in a Warming World

The polar vortex is experiencing an unusually long disturbance this year because of a “sudden stratospheric warming.” Bundle up.

#global-warming, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

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Weather in N.Y.C.: Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain

A wintry mix is coming to the region, possibly making for a tricky evening commute, and is expected to continue overnight.

#farley-james-a-general-post-office-manhattan-ny, #moynihan-train-hall-at-pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

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Rain and Snow Headed for Wildfire-Damaged Areas of California

The precipitation in drought-stricken Central and Northern California is welcome. But forecasters warned that flash flooding is possible in areas that burned last year.

#california, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-weather-service, #rain, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #weather, #wildfires

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Winter Storm Brings Christmas Eve ‘Travel Nightmare’

On a holiday when health experts admonished people not to travel, the weather brought its own hazards across much of the country.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #knoxville-tenn, #midwestern-states-us, #national-weather-service, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #west-virginia

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Christmas Eve Brings Blizzard Warnings for Midwest

Forecasters predict blizzards in the Midwest. Freezing temperatures in the South. Flooding and power outages in the Northeast. And maybe tornadoes in Florida.

#christmas, #east-coast-us, #eversource-energy, #jacksonville-fla, #knoxville-tenn, #midwestern-states-us, #national-weather-service, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #weather

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East Coast Braces for Winter Snow Storm on Wednesday

Heavy snow is forecast to sweep through the Mid-Atlantic States and barrel north through New England, dropping up to two feet of snow in some areas, but the fast-moving system won’t stick around for long.

#mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

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Storm May Bring Over 6 Inches of Snow From Virginia to New England

Some areas north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor in New Jersey and Pennsylvania may get more than a foot of snow on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #delaware, #east-coast-us, #interstate-95, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #new-york-state, #north-carolina, #northeastern-states-us, #pennsylvania, #philadelphia-pa, #restaurants, #snow-and-snowstorms, #virginia, #weather

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Theta Forms as Season’s 29th Named Storm, Breaking a Record

The arrival of Theta broke the annual record for the number of storms strong enough to be given names. That benchmark was set in 2005, the year Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

#global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #weather

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New Evacuations Ordered as Two Wildfires Erupt in Northern California

A hospital in Napa County evacuated patients, and the utility giant PG&E shut off power in some regions as a precaution against dry and windy conditions.

#cal-fire, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #national-weather-service, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #weather, #wildfires

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Landslides Threaten Oregon After Fires Sweep Hillsides

Heavy downpours can bring destructive mudslides now, or in years to come.

#california, #global-warming, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #rain, #wildfires

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California Heat Wave: The Latest on the State’s Weather

Los Angeles County set a new high temperature as a cooling sea breeze remained trapped offshore, according to the National Weather Service.

#california, #heatstroke, #national-weather-service, #summer-season, #temperature, #weather

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California’s Heat Wave Will Be Dangerously Hot This Weekend

Record-breaking temperatures are expected across the western United States. They might be followed by wind that could worsen fires in California, or storms that could bring snow in Colorado.

#california, #colorado, #national-weather-service, #temperature, #weather, #wildfires

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Fire Tornadoes Reported in Northern California Wildfire

The National Weather Service issued an unusual warning on Saturday about the possibility of “a fire-induced tornado.”

#california, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fire-tornado, #loyalton-calif, #national-weather-service, #tornadoes, #wildfires

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Tropical Storm Josephine Forms in the Atlantic

The 10th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Josephine is not expected to hit the Caribbean islands or the mainland United States, according to the National Hurricane Center.

#east-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-weather-service, #puerto-rico, #virgin-islands-us, #weather

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New York Tries to Keep Cool

A heat advisory is in effect until Wednesday night, and the high humidity poses a risk to vulnerable residents.

#brooklyn-botanic-garden, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gardens-and-gardening, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #weather

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Unusual ‘Derecho’ Storms Rip Through Midwest

The powerful storms, which covered hundreds of miles, brought winds exceeding 100 miles per hour to Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana.

#chicago-ill, #des-moines-iowa, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #illinois, #lake-michigan, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #weather

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Tropical Storm Isaias, Grazing Florida, Takes Aim at Carolinas

The Florida coast was spared severe damage on Sunday, but much of the Eastern Seaboard is threatened with flooding rains.

#bahama-islands, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-weather-service, #north-carolina, #south-carolina, #weather

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Tropical Storm Gonzalo Expected to Become 2020’s First Atlantic Hurricane

Gonzalo is the earliest named “G” storm since the satellite era began in 1966, according to the National Hurricane Center.

#caribbean-area, #florida, #hurricane-gonzalo, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #texas, #weather

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A Heat Wave, the Coronavirus: Double Spikes of Risk Hit Communities

The South and Southwest hit record temperatures over the weekend and meteorologists warned that heat will rise in the East and High Plains.

#air-conditioning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #global-warming, #national-weather-service, #temperature, #united-states, #weather

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NOAA Officials Feared Firings After Trump’s Hurricane Claims, Inspector General Says

The report examined the aftermath of Mr. Trump’s insistence that Hurricane Dorian was headed toward Alabama, which government forecasters contradicted.

#environment, #hurricane-dorian-2019, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Inquiry Prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Claim Is Being Blocked, Investigator Says

The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.

#alabama, #commerce-department, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricane-dorian-2019, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #inspectors-general, #jacobs-neil, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

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NOAA Chief Violated Ethics Code in Furor Over Trump Tweet, Agency Says

Neil Jacobs violated the agency’s scientific integrity policy with a statement last year backing the president’s inaccurate claim that a hurricane was headed for Alabama, a panel found.

#alabama, #environment, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricane-dorian-2019, #jacobs-neil, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tropical Storm Cristobal Makes Landfall in Louisiana

Meteorologists were watching for persistent bands of rain that can lead to flash flooding.

#baton-rouge-la, #cristobal, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #national-weather-service, #weather

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Tropical Storm Bertha Could Cause Dangerous Flooding in the South

Bertha was named a tropical storm less than two hours before it made landfall near Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday.

#floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-weather-service, #north-carolina, #rain, #south-carolina, #virginia, #weather

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Northeast Forecast Has Cold and Snow On the Way

An Arctic blast will sweep parts of the Northeast, bringing record-cold temperatures and even some snow to states that are coming out of a mild winter.

#national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #northeastern-states-us, #weather

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At Least 1 Dead as Severe Weather Sweeps Through the South

A 61-year-old man was killed in southeastern Alabama after his mobile home tumbled over in a storm, the coroner said. Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas were in the path of strong storms on Monday.

#alabama, #florida, #georgia, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #south-carolina, #tornadoes, #weather

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Tornadoes and Severe Weather Across the South Leave at Least 18 Dead

Storms tore a destructive path across parts of the South, where a series of tornadoes damaged houses and commercial buildings.

#louisiana, #national-weather-service, #rain, #southwestern-states-us, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather

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Coronavirus in New York: The Latest

After a new case emerged in Westchester, the state and the city are testing for infections and tracking possible contacts.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #global-warming, #health-department-nys, #mckinley-jesse, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wysocki-mark-w, #zucker-howard-a

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Tornadoes Kill 25 in Tennessee, Shredding Buildings in Nashville Area

A powerful storm system cut a path through the middle of Tennessee early Tuesday morning, toppling electrical lines and littering streets with debris.

#deaths-fatalities, #nashville-tenn, #national-weather-service, #primaries-and-caucuses, #putnam-county-ny, #tennessee, #tornadoes, #weather

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