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Weather Outlook for Thursday

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:25:00 EDT
A front over the Northern Rockies to the Great Basin will move slowly eastward to the Upper Mississippi Valley by Friday evening. Moisture will be pooling ahead of the boundary where areas of showers and thunderstorms will develop in the moist air over the Central/Northern Plains. A second front will move off the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Coast on Thursday while the southern end of the boundary will linger over parts of the Central Gulf Coast and the Southeast Thursday afternoon into Friday evening. Showers and thunderstorms will develop along the boundary over the Tennessee Valley into the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday moving off the Mid-Atlantic Coast on Friday morning. Upper-level energy moving over the Pacific Northwest will produce light rain over parts of the area through Thursday evening. Moisture trapped underneath an upper-level ridge over the Southwest/Southern Rockies will produce areas of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday. Latest local weather forecasts, warnings, watches, and advisories...

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Thursday's Critical Fire Conditions

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:37:08 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for south-central and south-east Idaho and for southwest and central Wyoming. Elevated to locally critical conditions are expected over much of the northern Rockies and northern Plains along with portions of Utah and Nevada. 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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Global temperature reaches record high in June following record warmth in May; June ocean temperature departure from average is highest for any month on record
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0500
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