Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:06:00 EDT
A strong closed low will bring a threat for severe weather and heavy rainfall across the upper inter-mountain West, and below normal temperatures are in the forecast across the northeast. Latest local weather forecasts, warnings, watches, and advisories...
Hydrometeorological Prediction Center Short Range Forecast Discussion
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:10:22 EDT
One aspect of the powerful Pacific system that is coming is the enhanced risk for wildfires. A strong frontal zone crossing the inter-mountain West will be accompanied by a rather tight pressure gradient leading to gusty winds, particularly in the mountain passes. This combination of hot/dry air with windy conditions will increase the chances for wildfire development across the Southwest. In anticipation of this event, a large number of forecast offices have issued red flag warnings which cover this threat through Thursday. Details...
National Hurricane Center Advisory
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:37:32 GMT
...TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHERN MEXICO...
As of 4:00 AM CDT Wed Jun 19
the center of TWO was located near 19.3, -93.3
with movement WNW at 9 mph.
The minimum central pressure was 1006 mb
with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph. Details...
Latest buoy reports
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 07:14:55 EDT
The drought that now blankets all but the northernmost of the western United States eased in the High Plains but intensified in the Southwest in the week that ended June 4, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Heavy rains in the Great Plains, Midwest and northern areas of the West brought improvements in those areas. Worsening conditions in other parts of the West reflected the dry winter and spring months. The area of the 48 continental states in moderate drought or worse declined to 44.11 percent from 44.34 percent a week earlier, according to statistics released with the map, with the area in severe drought showing the greatest change, to 28.49 percent from 29.56 percent. The area in exceptional drought, the worst category, increased slightly, to 4.79 percent, from 4.74 percent, with most of the increase occurring in west central Texas. Details...
News from NOAA
2012 ranks as 2nd costliest year with 11 billion-dollar disasters causing more than $110 billion in damages
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:03:00 -0500
Sandy caused approximately $65 billion and drought nearly $30 billion in damage, according to a final report by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. Details...