Active weather pattern this weekend and possibly into early next week across the Hawaiian Islands. Heavy rain and flooding possible. Big Island summits are under Winter Storm Warnings for up to 2 feet of new snow.
Moist, southerly flow ahead of a vigorous upper level system moving into Northern Mexico will help to fuel widespread showers and thunderstorms across the Southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley this evening and tonight. On the northern edge of the precip shield, snow will be possible especially for the higher terrain of the Southern Rockies and even into the Southern High Plains.... View details ⇨
Today marks the beginning of meteorological winter. Winter can bring with it a wide variety of potentially dangerous weather. From impacting roadways, outdoor activities, infrastructure, and more, being prepared for any eventuality can bring you and your family some peace of mind this winter season. Check out the National Weather Service's Winter Safety website for more! [ Weather.gov Link ]... View details ⇨
Do you know what to do if you spot a wildfire? You should walk or drive away from the fire immediately and call 911 to report it! Weather conditions and the type of ground cover (trees, dry grass, etc) can make the fire change direction quickly so it is important that you stay far away from the blaze. Leaving the area will also make it easier for firefighters and rescue workers to get to the... View details ⇨
“Take it slow when driving in snow!” Of injuries related to ice and snow, about 70% occur in automobiles and about 25% are people caught out in the storm. The majority are males over 40 years old and speed is often a factor. [ Nssl.noaa.gov Link ]
Some welcome rains are on the way this week for drought-stricken areas of the nation. Will the drought intensify where you live? The U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook shows predicted trends for areas experiencing drought depicted in the U.S. Drought Monitor, as well as indicating areas where new droughts may develop. Get it at [ Drought.gov Link ] #DroughtSafety
In addition to severe and winter weather, many areas of the country are forecast to see high winds today. Be ready! Secure outdoor items, clear dangerous dead tree branches, take caution in and around high profile vehicles, and prepare for power outages. [ Nws.noaa.gov Link ]
Don't let your guard down as we head into the winter season. Severe weather can strike year-round. An enhanced risk for severe weather exists today for the Lower Mississippi Valley from the NWS Storm Prediction Center. Strong winds, large hail, tornadoes, frequent lightning, and heavy rain are all possible this afternoon and evening.
Winter weather is here and this morning's map is quite colorful! Do you know the difference between a Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory? When a Warning is issued: Plan Ahead! When a Watch is issued: Be Prepared! When an Advisory is issued: Exercise Caution. Find out more at: [ Nws.noaa.gov Link ]
Do you know the difference between a Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory? When a Warning is issued: Plan Ahead! When a Watch is issued: Be Prepared! When an Advisory is issued: Exercise Caution. Find out more at: [ Nws.noaa.gov Link ]
Threat for severe thunderstorms continues to increase over the south central U.S on Monday. The potential exists for damaging winds, large hail, and a few tornadoes. Heavy rainfall could also cause some flooding concerns.