WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Maria advances toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Jose approaches the northeastern United States, residents and visitors in potentially affected areas should review their preparations. Always remember, listen to the instructions of state, tribal, territorial, commonwealth, and local officials. As we continue response and recovery operations following Hurricanes Harvey … More FEMA Encourages Residents & Visitors in Hurricanes’ Paths to Prepare Now
While the Gulf Coast continues to deal with the devastating impacts of Harvey, emergency managers in the United States have another tropical threat to monitor by the name of Irma. Far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo Verde Islands, an area of thunderstorms has developed enough circulation to gather tropical storm status and … More Tropical Storm Irma to Strengthen and Track Across Atlantic This Week
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) noted at 1 p.m. CDT on Aug. 28, “Harvey is expected to produce additional rainfall accumulations of 15 to 25 inches through Friday over the upper Texas coast and into southwestern Louisiana. Isolated storm totals may reach 50 inches over the upper Texas coast, including the Houston/Galveston metropolitan area. These … More Hurrican Harvey hits Texas
Today NOAA issued the scheduled update for its 2017 hurricane season outlook. Forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season has the potential to be extremely active, and could be the most active since 2010. Forecasters now say … More Early-Season Storms One Indicator of Active Atlantic Hurricane Season Ahead
Enhancements make tropical storm tracking faster, better Raytheon Company delivered updates to its Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System for the current 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, providing meteorologists faster, more accurate forecasting of tropical storms and hurricanes. The improvements include graphical inundation maps that show growing storm surge heights, and improved collaboration capabilities between forecasters and … More Raytheon forecasting system updated for Atlantic hurricane season
The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning today, April 20th for Boise River at Glenwood Bridge Idaho, USA. The current Flood Statement states that the “flow is 8495 cfs (cubic feet per second -rate of flow) however, the forecast is that the river will continue to flow at around 8500 cfs with high flows … More Flood Warnings Issued For Boise River, Idaho USA
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In total, there were 91 weather, climate or geological disasters in the United States in 2016, the second-most on record, Munich RE, a global reinsurance company stated.. This includes severe storms, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, heat waves and droughts. Across the North American continent, there were 160 natural disasters reported, the most on record. To qualify … More In 2016, The US had 19 severe floods, the most in a single year since records began in 1980.