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2 AM Update on this morning's thunderstorm forecast The dryline is surging east early this morning as a potent upper-level storm system starts to kick in. The weather observation station on Guadalupe Mountain reported a 72 MPH wind gust shortly after 1 AM. Winds are now gusting upwards of 50 MPH across the Permian Basin and Trans-Pecos.
Lull in storms this evening; quick-hitting strong storms Saturday morning Widespread showers with embedded thunderstorms have brought small hail to portions of Northeast Texas this afternoon. All this activity is moving northeast at about 55 MPH. Most convection is producing moderate rainfall. However, we have had a few stronger storms embedded within the rain shield this afternoon.
March Lion Roars Strong Winds Sunday Night Monday Gusts to 40 MPH. A major storm that will be heading for the Great Lakes will create a wind fest here beginning late Sunday afternoon and continue into Sunday night and Monday.
Central New Mexico Weather: 2/22/19 Yesterday was partly sunny, cool and breezy in the afternoon. This morning has been mostly cloudy, cool, and slightly breezy. The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts a cloudy day, with 70% chance of showers and a high temperature of 46 F. The winds will be from the south at 15-20 mph.
Winter storm brings record snowfall to parts of Arizona - A winter storm that swept through the Southwest and brought a rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip and the mountains above Malibu in California pounded north-central Arizona with record amounts. The Clark County School District in southern Nevada, the nation's fifth-largest, is canceling classes Friday because of the weather.
Proximity to land determines how coral reef communities respond to climate change events Offers a pivotal insight to allow for better conservation and management of coral reefs found worldwide, particularly those reefs exposed to land-based sources of pollution and sedimentation.
Rukavina's Extreme Weather and Climate Blog Thursday Night Update:For several days, there has been supportive weather data showing a favorable set-up for a severe weather outbreak on Saturday. Many ingredients are favorable for widespread wind damage, tornadoes and flooding starting during the early afternoon hours and progressing eastward through early evening.
North Korea appeals for food aid as regime cuts rations due to drought and sanctions Nation facing 1.4 million ton shortfall as UN estimates that around half of the population is in need of extra supplies.
Brief round of storms Saturday morning; Very Windy & Dry Saturday Afternoon Saturday is shaping up to be an active day in the weather department across Texas. Thunderstorm chances will primarily be along and east of Interstate 45 in the morning hours. By the early afternoon, storms will have exited Texas to the east and the focus will shift to strong westerly winds.
Friday's weather: Thundershowers to hammer parts of the east of SA Severe thunderstorms are expected over the north-eastern part of the Eastern Cape, the western parts of KwaZulu-Natal as well as the central and eastern parts of Mpumalanga on Friday. Extremely high fire danger conditions are expected over the Northern Cape, except in the west, according to the South African Weather Service.
Recent drought may provide a glimpse of the future for birds in the Sierra Nevada "We know that this was an extreme drought," said Roberts. "However, given that climate models are predicting more droughts like this in the future, it's a bit of a relief to see how resilient many bird species are to these kinds of changes and that the drought did not lead to a widespread loss of biodiversity.
Central New Mexico Weather: 2/21/19 Yesterday was mostly sunny, cool and had a little breeze in the afternoon. This morning has been mostly cloudy, cold, and still. The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts a partly sunny day, with a high temperature of 46 F. The winds will be from the east at 5-10 mph, becoming south at 10-15 mph in the afternoon.
Climate change 'cause of most under-reported humanitarian crises' Report says few headlines sparked by food crises that ravaged Madagascar, Ethiopia and Haiti.
Strong thunderstorm threat Saturday morning along/east of I-35 A potent upper-level storm system will quickly move overhead Texas on Saturday. The result will be increased fire-weather concerns and the potential of strong to severe thunderstorms. The time of day and fast-moving nature of the storm system look to keep the comparatively higher severe weather threat east of Texas.
WeatherWednesday - Mammatus Clouds Happy #WeatherWednesday everyone! Today's discussion explores incredible and perplexing bulges that hang beneath thunderstorm anvils and some elevated convection. These are known as mammatus clouds, or mamma for short. Many supercells exhibit some mammatus in their turbulent upper levels, often downwind of the updraft region.
Winter storm closes schools, snarls travel across much of US NEW YORK - A sprawling storm closed schools, snarled travel and threatened homeless people Wednesday with snow and cold stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast and with heavy rain in the South. Snow fell in New York City, and schools in several parts of the U.
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Central New Mexico Weather: 2/20/19 Yesterday was mostly cloudy. We had snow off and on, probably peaking with about 2″ of snow on the ground. This morning has been mostly sunny, cold, and still. It was 15 F when I left the house this morning. The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts a mostly sunny day, with a high temperature of 40 F.
'He's a survivor': Dog reunited with family months after they fled wildfires Kingston, an Akita, jumped out of the Ballejos family’s truck as they escaped the town of Paradise.
Townsville homes may become 'uninsurable' due to flooding from climate change Flood risk in the region likely to increase by 130% by end of century, modelling shows.
Winter Storm Warning South Central PA North Central Maryland Winter Storm Warnings cover southeastern Pennsylvania down into Maryland and northern Virginia including the Washington DC/ Baltimore metro area. The counties surrounding Philadelphia are under a Winter Weather Advisory.
Central New Mexico Weather: 2/19/19 Yesterday was mostly sunny, cool and still. When I returned to Rio Rancho, we had cloudy skies. This morning has been cloudy, cold and snowy. We have over an inch on the ground so far, and I took the day off from my jobs. It isn't as snowy farther south, but I'd have to drive there.
Minor Winter Mischief Potential & More Rain Today There is a low-end chance of a strong thunderstorm in far East Texas this afternoon and evening. If we did see a brief strong storm it would be capable of producing small hail. At this time the comparatively higher threat for severe weather looks to be farther east in Lousiana and southwest Mississippi early Wednesday.
Winter Storm Watch South Central Pennsylvania North Central Maryland Last night's underperforming weather system was a victim of the precipitation never really developing overhead which is always a risk. Weather models performed poorly with this particularly the short range models which just never had a good handle on it.
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