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Weather Outlook for Monday

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:59:00 EDT
Multiple thunderstorm complexes are expected to develop in the vicinity of a frontal boundary moving through the Midwest. Some severe storms will be possible as it as it moves east and interacts with a hot and humid air mass. Strong upper level ridging over the southern and eastern part of the U.S. will help keep temperatures above normal as we head into the first few days of September. Widespread highs in the 90s are likely from Texas to the Mid-Atlantic, and triple digit temperatures are forecast for the lower elevations of the Desert Southwest. Out West, behind a slowly progressive cold front, cooler temperatures and high pressure will be enjoyed through the middle of the week. The vast majority of locations west of the continental divide should remain dry. A few isolated showers or storms cannot be ruled out, as pieces of weak shortwave energy move through the Northern Rockies and the higher terrain of the Pacific Northwest. Latest local weather forecasts, warnings, watches, and advisories...

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Rip Currents on East and West Coasts from Hurricanes

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:01:00 EDT
The dangerous surf and rip current conditions along portions of the California Coast and Eastern Seaboard are due to hurricanes offshore. Learn how to break the "grip of the rip" Details...

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Monday's Severe Weather Outlook

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:06:46 EDT
There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms from lower Michigan and southeastern Wisconsin through the Midwest and mid Mississippi Valley to eastern Kansas and far northeastern Oklahoma. Details...

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Despite Improvement, Drought Taking a Toll

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...

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