Tornado in Northern Michigan Kills One and Damages Homes and Businesses

Nearly two dozen people were injured, officials said. Trees and power lines were blocking roads in Gaylord, a city of about 4,000.

#gaylord-michigan, #michigan, #national-weather-service, #tornadoes

Andover Tornado Tears Through Kansas near Wichita

No fatalities were reported in the city of Andover, near Wichita, but up to 1,000 structures may have been affected, officials said.

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New Mexico Wildfire Leaves 2 Dead and 200 Structures Damaged

The victims, an older couple who had tried to evacuate, were found Wednesday inside a burned home in the village of Ruidoso, N.M., the authorities said.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #national-weather-service, #new-mexico, #weather, #wildfires

Severe Storms Are Again Expected Across the Midwest and the South

Meteorologists said thunderstorms could produce damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the Midwest and the Mississippi Valley, a day after tornadoes injured nearly two dozen people in Texas.

#floods, #little-rock-ark, #louisville-ky, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #tennessee, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

Fire Chief Killed While Responding to Nebraska Wildfire

Chief Darren Krull of the Elwood Volunteer Fire Department died in a car crash during a fire that has scorched some 30,000 acres in two days.

#agriculture-and-farming, #drought, #fires-and-firefighters, #national-weather-service, #nebraska, #ricketts-john-peter, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states, #weather, #wildfires

Severe Weather in the South: What to Know About the Forecast

Parts of Texas were hit by fast-moving storms on Monday. More than nine million people were under an enhanced risk for severe weather on Tuesday, meteorologists said.

#alabama, #florida, #fort-worth-tex, #georgia, #national-weather-service, #severe-weather, #south-carolina, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather

Lack of Hydrogen and Helium Led to Fewer Weather Surveying Balloon Trips

Disruptions to supplies of hydrogen and helium have led the National Weather Service to cancel routine launches at some sites.

#balloons-aeronautics, #global-warming, #helium, #hydrogen, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #shortages, #weather

California’s Drought Is Worse Than We Thought

Our tools for managing water in the West are growing more inaccurate.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #california, #drought, #global-warming, #national-weather-service, #rain, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #university-of-california-berkeley, #water, #western-states-us, #wildfires

Powerful Storm Kills at Least 2 in Florida Panhandle

At least two others were injured, the authorities said. The damage came a day after a tornado destroyed buildings and left several injured in Arkansas.

#florida, #florida-panhandle, #georgia, #national-weather-service, #tornadoes, #weather

Possible Tornado Strikes Northwest Arkansas

The storm system, which was expected to continue moving across the South on Wednesday, destroyed buildings including an elementary school gymnasium.

#arkansas, #national-weather-service, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #springdale-ark, #tornadoes, #weather

80-Car Pileup on Pennsylvania Highway Leaves 6 Dead

Several tractor-trailers were involved in the chain-reaction crash this week on Interstate 81, about 50 miles northeast of Harrisburg, Pa.

#harrisburg-pa, #national-weather-service, #pennsylvania, #roads-and-traffic, #schuylkill-county-pa, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

What to Do When There Is a Tornado Warning

A tornado warning demands instant action. Here’s what to do if one comes your way, and how you can prepare in advance.

#accidents-and-safety, #automobiles, #content-type-service, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #national-weather-service, #tornadoes, #weather

New Orleans Tornadoes Leave a Path of Destruction

At least one person was killed, and many houses were destroyed.

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Texas and the Southeast Brace for Tornadoes and Heavy Rain

Severe weather, bringing several inches of rain and damaging winds, was expected to begin Monday afternoon in Texas and then move over Louisiana and Mississippi on Tuesday, forecasters said.

#alabama, #floods, #louisiana, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #oklahoma, #rain, #tennessee, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

Weather Conditions Continue to Fuel Texas Wildfire

As the Eastland Complex kept burning in central Texas, a new fire emerged on Sunday.

#eastland-county-tex, #fires-and-firefighters, #fort-worth-tex, #national-weather-service, #wildfires

As Crews Battle Texas Wildfires, Officials Brace for More

Weather conditions forecast for Sunday could raise the risk of more fire danger.

#eastland-county-tex, #fires-and-firefighters, #national-weather-service, #texas, #val-verde-county-tex, #weather, #wildfires

‘Impressive’ Winter Storm to Sweep the U.S. Through Saturday

Winter weather alerts were issued from Arizona to Maine. The Northeast will see the most snow, with some places expecting about a foot, meteorologists said.

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

At Least 6 Killed as Powerful Storms Rampage Across Iowa, Officials Say

The National Weather Service said a preliminary examination of photos and videos from around Winterset, Iowa, suggested damage from a tornado with wind speeds between 136 and 165 miles per hour.

#deaths-fatalities, #des-moines-iowa, #iowa, #madison-county-iowa, #national-weather-service, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind, #winterset-iowa

N.Y.’s Push for Weather Alerts in More Languages Highlights Greater Need

The storm hit the city’s immigrant communities hard, and the New York attorney general called this week for severe weather alerts to be sent in more languages. Advocates say deeper changes are needed.

#english-language, #hurricane-ida-2021, #james-letitia, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city

Winter Storm Brings Snow and Ice to Much of the Northeast

Parts of New England may see a foot of snow while dangerous ice accumulations in the Southern Plains and the Mid-Atlantic could cause power outages, meteorologists said.

#boston-mass, #east-coast-us, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-weather-service, #northeastern-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

A Winter Storm Will Dump Snow and Ice From Texas to Maine

Parts of New England may see a foot of snow while dangerous ice accumulations in the Southern Plains and the Mid-Atlantic could cause power outages, meteorologists said.

#boston-mass, #east-coast-us, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-weather-service, #northeastern-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Enormous Winter Storm Begins to Sweep Across U.S.

Heavy snow and ice were expected across a wide swath of the country. At least three governors had declared states of emergency.

#cold-and-cold-spells, #midwestern-states-us, #national-weather-service, #northeastern-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Powerful Winter Storm Brings Whipping Winds and Heavy Snow to the Northeast

Forecasters called it a “bomb cyclone” and predicted that the Boston area would be hit particularly hard.

#airports, #boston-mass, #cold-and-cold-spells, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind

Big Sur Sees Wildfire From Palo Colorado Canyon

A late-season blaze that started on Friday grew to 1,500 acres in the scenic region of California.

#big-sur-calif, #cal-fire, #carmel-calif, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #national-weather-service, #salinas-calif, #santa-cruz-calif, #wildfires

Winter Storm Latest: Thousands Left Without Power

On Monday, parts of Pennsylvania and New York State were expected to see the brunt of a winter storm that killed at least two in the South over the weekend.

#appalachian-region, #national-weather-service, #new-york-state, #northeastern-states-us, #pennsylvania, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind

U.S. South and Northeast Brace for Winter Storm That Pounded the Midwest

Dangerous ice was expected to hit the Carolinas, and up to a foot of snow was predicted from Tennessee to upstate New York and Vermont.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #national-weather-service, #snow-and-snowstorms, #wind

Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow From the Dakotas to the East Coast

‘There’s more uncertainty than usual,’ one forecaster said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #des-moines-iowa, #east-coast-us, #georgia, #interstate-95, #iowa, #kansas-city-mo, #kentucky, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #missouri, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #north-carolina, #north-dakota, #philadelphia-pa, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #south-carolina, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

I-95 Near Washington, D.C., Is Closed After Deadly Snowstorm

Drivers reported being stranded for hours as part of the interstate, one of the country’s busiest travel corridors, was shut down after accidents involving several tractor-trailers.

#interstate-95, #maryland, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #north-carolina, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #tennessee, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

Winter Storm Knocks Out Power Across Southeast

Hundreds of thousands were without electricity on Monday, and federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area were closed because of the storm.

#appalachian-region, #delaware, #georgia, #maryland, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #north-carolina, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #tennessee, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

Did a Meteor Explode Over Pittsburgh?

A meteor likely either “exploded or vaporized” over the city on Saturday, a meteorologist said, setting off a strong vibration that one resident likened to a “shock wave.”

#explosions-accidental, #meteors-and-meteorites, #national-weather-service, #pennsylvania, #pittsburgh-pa, #space-and-astronomy, #weather

Alaska Town Records 67 Degree Temperature, a December Record

The reading from Kodiak Island on Sunday was not the only extreme weather in the state this month. Other places have seen record cold or precipitation.

#anchorage-alaska, #arctic-regions, #fairbanks-alaska, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #kodiak-island-alaska, #national-weather-service, #weather

Kentucky Family of Seven Among Those Killed in Tornado

A couple, their four children and a grandmother were among the victims in Bowling Green.

#bowling-green-ky, #deaths-fatalities, #kentucky, #national-weather-service, #tornadoes

Storm Could Bring Destructive Winds to Central U.S.

A tornado watch was issued for parts of six states as wind gusts of more than 70 miles per hour bore down on parts of the Upper Midwest on Wednesday.

#colorado, #colorado-springs-colo, #des-moines-iowa, #great-lakes, #iowa, #minnesota, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #nebraska, #polk-county-iowa, #south-dakota, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind, #wisconsin

Why Tornado Warnings Weren’t Enough to Prevent Tragedy

Scientists have reached success rates of nearly 100 percent in predicting when and where tornadoes will strike. That hasn’t stopped people from being killed in the ferocious winds.

#deaths-fatalities, #kentucky, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-severe-storms-laboratory, #national-weather-service, #tornadoes

Heavy Rain and Snow Are Expected Over Much of California

The state was blanketed by a variety of weather warnings, with more than five feet of snow predicted for parts of the Sierra Nevada.

#california, #drought, #floods, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Dozens of Earthquakes Strike Off Oregon Coast, but Experts Say Not to Worry

At least 66 earthquakes rattled the Blanco Fracture Zone from Tuesday into Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

#blanco-fracture-zone, #don-blakeman, #douglas-toomey, #earth, #earthquakes, #geology, #hough-susan, #national-earthquake-information-center, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #san-andreas-fault-calif, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis, #united-states-geological-survey

Storm Could Cause ‘Catastrophic Flooding’ in Hawaii, Forecasters Warn

Some parts of the islands could see as much as 25 inches of rain through Tuesday, meteorologists said. “This is an extreme weather event,” an emergency official said on Monday.

#cyclones, #floods, #hawaii, #hawaii-emergency-management-agency, #ige-david, #national-weather-service, #oahu-hawaii, #weather

Yes, There’s a Blizzard Warning in Hawaii. No, It’s Not That Weird.

The National Weather Service said roughly a foot of snow was expected to fall on the Big Island summits. “We do get snow there pretty much every year,” one local meteorologist said.

#floods, #hawaii, #hawaii-the-big-island, #honolulu-hawaii, #mauna-kea-volcano-hawaii, #national-weather-service, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Will You Be Able to See the Northern Lights This Weekend?

The dazzling phenomenon could be visible on Saturday night or early Sunday morning, experts said, depending on the weather and local light pollution.

#aurora-borealis, #magnets-and-magnetism, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #northeastern-states-us, #space-weather-prediction-center

High Tidal Surges Bring Floods to the Mid-Atlantic Region

The impact was not as severe as forecasters had feared in some places, though flood warnings and advisories remained in effect on Saturday.

#alexandria-va, #annapolis-md, #baltimore-md, #buckley-gavin, #chesapeake-bay, #coastal-areas, #delaware-river, #floods, #interstate-95, #maryland, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #potomac-river, #water, #weather, #wind

Nor’easter Brings Hurricane-Force Winds to Massachusetts

After battering the New York area, the storm knocked out electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers across New England on Wednesday.

#massachusetts, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #weather, #wind

Heavy Rain Soaks New York

A flash flood watch will be in effect all day as a storm system moves through the region.

#floods, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #weather

Bomb Cyclone and ‘Atmospheric River’ Pummel California With Rain and Wind

Much of the Bay Area was under a flash flood watch on Sunday, with the National Weather Service warning of the potential for mudslides across the region.

#big-sur-calif, #california, #cyclones, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #marin-county-calif, #monterey-calif, #national-weather-service, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #rain, #san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #san-francisco-international-airport, #san-mateo-county-calif, #weather, #wildfires

After Fires and Droughts, California Prepares for Heavy Rain

A storm is expected to drop up to 10 inches of rain in Northern California. The region is in desperate need of water, but the rain is likely to bring dangerous mudslides and flash floods.

#california, #drought, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #national-weather-service

Did a Meteor Explode Over New Hampshire? That May Explain the Boom.

Meteorologists said that a bolide, a type of large meteor explosion in the atmosphere, might have been the source of a disturbance that was widely reported on Sunday.

#massachusetts, #meteors-and-meteorites, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #national-earthquake-information-center, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #new-hampshire, #satellites, #space-and-astronomy, #united-states-geological-survey, #weather

Severe Weather Sweeps Across Southern Plains, Producing at Least Two Tornadoes

Fast-moving storms damaged parts of a town and at least one school in northeastern Oklahoma, while severe weather in Texas forced the state fair to close early.

#arkansas, #kansas, #missouri, #national-weather-service, #oklahoma, #rain, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather

At Least 4 Dead in Alabama After Heavy Rains Flood the State

A child and three adults drowned in vehicles submerged in deep water after creeks swelled in the northeast and central counties, officials said.

#alabama, #floods, #national-weather-service, #rain, #weather

Hurricane Forecasters Aren’t Tweeting About Your Personal Life, They Swear

Kate was a “poorly organized depression.” The government agency says it wasn’t personal.

#cyclones, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-weather-service, #social-media, #weather

Where Ida Is Going Next

Forecasters warned of flooding and tornadoes in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Monday.

#alabama, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #national-weather-service, #rain, #weather

How Government Decisions Left Tennessee Exposed to Deadly Flooding

Choices about building rules, insurance programs, flood maps and more put residents at higher risk, according to climate and disaster experts.

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