Increased wildfire potential on parts of the Plains

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Strong winds and low relative humidity values will contribute to critical to extreme fire weather conditions across the central and northern Plains, Rockies and parts of the Desert Southwest on Tuesday. Fire Weather Watches and Red Flag Warnings are in effect from Arizona to the Canadian border. NWS Fire Weather Page

Severe weather possible from Texas to Mid-Atlantic Friday

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The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening from southern Texas eastward along the Gulf Coast and northeastward to the Mid-Atlantic States. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats with these storms. Convective Outlooks Storm Reports & Summary Page Current Weather Watches & Warnings Map… Read more »

Severe storms expected for parts of the Plains, Midwest

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The National Weather Service Storm Prediction center is forecasting an Enhanced Risk of severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening across parts of the central and southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley. Very large hail, damaging wind and tornadoes are expected. Surrounding the Enhanced Risk area, there is a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms from north Texas… Read more »

Mid-week severe weather expected in the central U.S.

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Warm temperatures, dry fuels, gusty winds and humidity values in the single digits will keep dangerous fire weather conditions in the Southwest through Thursday. In addition, conditions continue to look favorable for a significant severe weather event for the central U.S. starting Wednesday. Locally damaging winds, very large hail and tornadoes will be possible. A… Read more »

Severe Weather Outlook

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A few strong to severe thunderstorms, capable of producing large hail and damaging winds, are expected Wednesday afternoon and evening from northern Kansas northeastward to southwest Minnesota. A more isolated risk of severe storms will extend southward across Oklahoma into western Arkansas and north Texas, with a separate area across northeast Florida and southeast Georgia…. Read more »

Severe Weather Outlook

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The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center is forecasting no organized areras of severe thunderstorms through Saturday across the Nation.  Convective Outlooks Storm Reports & Summary Page Current Weather Watches & Warnings Map National & Regional Radars

Weather Hazards Outlook, August 3 – 14, 2014

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Here is a look at some of the potential or ongoing weather hazards and headlines ahead in the days to come: Much above-normal temperatures for parts of the Pacific Northwest and Northern Intermountain West, Sun-Wed, Aug 3-6. Heavy rain for the coastal areas of the mid-Atlantic and Southeast into Florida, Sun-Mon, Aug 3-4. The possibility… Read more »

Drought easing on parts of the Great Plains

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Coverage reached its year-to-date peak of 40.06% on May 6, but subsequent rainfall across portions of the nation’s mid-section has slightly reduced drought’s imprint. Nevertheless, drought still covers a substantial portion of the central and southern Plains and the western U.S.. On June 3, the highest level of drought— exceptional drought—was noted in portions of… Read more »

Severe weather expected on the central, southern Plains

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The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday for parts of the central and southern Plains, mainly across portions of northwest Texas during the mid-afternoon and early evening hours and across portions of eastern Kansas and western Missouri later into the overnight hours. Convective Outlooks Storm Reports & Summary Page… Read more »

Drought expansion in the West expands slightly eastward

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Much needed precipitation brought limited drought relief to parts of the Northwest, the Great Basin, and the northern Intermountain West, but drought continued to expand and intensify across parts of California, the desert Southwest and the southern Rockies. Outside of spotty precipitation over southern and western Texas, drought also expanded across much of the central… Read more »