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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:09:00 EDT
A strengthening surface low will track across the Dakotas and into Manitoba, Canada by Wednesday night. This will also be associated with an upper level low that is lifting northward from the central Rockies. At the surface, a slow moving cold front is expected to extend southward from this low with another wave of low pressure forming along it over the central Plains. Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms extending from Texas to the Upper Midwest with locally heavy rainfall will be possible ahead of the cold front. A few severe storms are possible. Elsewhere across the country, showers can be expected from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast as a weak upper level low combines with moisture advecting westward from the Atlantic Ocean. Scattered showers and storms are in the forecast for the central Gulf Coast and Florida. Out west over the northern Rockies, some high elevation snow showers are likely above 8000 feet. Latest local weather forecasts, warnings, watches, and advisories...
Hydrometeorological Prediction Center Short Range Forecast Discussion
National Hurricane Center Advisory
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:50:11 GMT
...RACHEL WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION... ...EXPECTED TO BECOME A REMNANT LOW LATER TODAY...
As of 8:00 AM PDT Tue Sep 30
the center of RACHEL was located near 23.1, -117.5
with movement Stationary.
The minimum central pressure was 1005 mb
with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph. Details...
Latest buoy reports
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:13:40 EDT
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—D4, or exceptional drought—was noted in portions of California (25%), Oklahoma (21%), Texas (9%), Nevada (8%), Kansas (2%), and Colorado (2%). California also led the nation with 77% coverage of extreme to exceptional drought (D3 to D4). In addition, California topped the U.S. with 70% of its rangeland and pastures rated in very poor to poor condition on June 1, according to USDA. Following California were New Mexico, Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nevada. Details...