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SPC - No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 20:35:02 UTC 2017

4:34 pm Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 20:35:02 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC MD 311

4:33 pm Eastern | U.S. News

MD 0311 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN/CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS Mesoscale Discussion 0311 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0332 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Areas affected...Portions of the Southern/Central High Plains Concerning...Severe potential...Watch likely Valid 232032Z - 232130Z Probability of Watch Issuance...95 percent SUMMARY...Thunderstorms should organize across portions of the Texas Panhandle late this afternoon into early evening, before spreading north/northeast. A threat for damaging winds and large hail will exist with the strongest cells. Watch issuance is expected soon. DISCUSSION...Surface observations across the TX/OK panhandles indicate that surface moisture has mixed out significantly, wiread more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 2000 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

4:06 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 2000Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0259 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 232000Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER PARTS OF THE HIGH PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM PARTS OF MN/IA SOUTHWARD INTO TX... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTH FL... ...SUMMARY... Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected from parts of the central and southern Plains to the mid Missouri Valley late this afternoon into tonight, offering hail and damaging gusts. Thunderstorms with a marginal risk for severe wind and hail remain possible this afternoon into the early evening acrread more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

3:47 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0242 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO...WEST AND NORTH TEXAS...AND SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL OKLAHOMA... Ongoing forecast is generally on track, with minor spatial changes made to the elevated delineation in portions of New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle. Elevated (and perhaps locally critical) fire weather conditions appear likely in more of western/central New Mexico based on recent model guidance...and although RH values should not fall to critical thresholds in the Texas Panhandle, very strong surface winds west of a strong surface low read more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

1:52 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1248 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS TO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE SLIGHT RISK AREA FROM EASTERN KANSAS AND MISSOURI TO SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTH TEXAS... ...SUMMARY... Wind damage, large hail, and a tornado threat are forecast Friday and Friday night across eastern portions of the southern and central Plains, Arklatex, and lower to mid Mississippi Valley. ...Synopsis... An upper trough located over western portions of the central and southread more »

Lack Of Leisure Time: Is Busyness The New Status Symbol?

1:32 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Long gone are the days when a life of material excess and endless leisure time signified prestige. According to a new study, Americans increasingly perceive busy and overworked people as having high status.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 11

1:10 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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"MMWR" Weekly Vol. 66, No. 11 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/?s_cid=mmwr_online_e read more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

12:31 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1630Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1125 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 231630Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER PARTS OF THE HIGH PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM PARTS OF MN/IA SOUTHWARD INTO TX... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTH FL... ...SUMMARY... Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected from parts of the central and southern Plains to the mid Missouri Valley late this afternoon into tonight, offering hail and damaging gusts. Thunderstorms with a marginal risk for severe wind and hail are also possible today across parts of central and southread more »

SPC MD 309

11:17 am Eastern | U.S. News

MD 0309 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY FOR PORTIONS OF THE MID MISSOURI VALLEY AND VICINITY Mesoscale Discussion 0309 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1016 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Areas affected...Portions of the Mid Missouri Valley and vicinity Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely Valid 231516Z - 231645Z Probability of Watch Issuance...5 percent SUMMARY...A few instances of small/near-severe hail may be possible through the early afternoon hours across the mid Missouri Valley and extending northeast. Watch issuance is not expected. DISCUSSION...On the nose of a south/southwesterly 850-700 mb jet, thunderstorms have organized across far northeastern Nebraska, southeastern South Dakota, and northwestern Iowa. This elevaread more »

Calendar Item: Ninth Annual Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Public Life to Focus on African American Religious History

10:49 am Eastern | U.S. News

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, sossamonj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346

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Existing-Home Sales Stumble In February

10:06 am Eastern | Business

After starting the year at the fastest pace in almost a decade, existing-home sales slid in February but remained above year ago levels both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors.read more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 1300 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

8:59 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1300Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0754 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 231300Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM PARTS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS TO THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE SLIGHT RISK... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER PARTS OF CENTRAL/SOUTHERN FLORIDA... ...SUMMARY... Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected from parts of the central and southern Plains to the mid Missouri Valley late this afternoon into tonight, offering hail and damaging gusts. Thunderstorms with a risk for severe wind and hail are also possible today across parts of central and southerread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 06:00:02 UTC 2017

23 Mar 01:59 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 06:00:02 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Thu Mar 23 06:00:02 UTC 2017

23 Mar 01:59 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Thu Mar 23 06:00:02 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 0600 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

23 Mar 01:54 | U.S. News

SPC 0600Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1252 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS...ARKLATEX...AND LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN/CENTRAL PLAINS...OZARKS...AND LOWER TO MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY... ...SUMMARY... Wind damage, isolated large hail, and a tornado threat is forecast Friday and Friday night across parts of the southern and central Plains, Arklatex, and lower to mid Mississippi Valley. ...Synopsis... An upper trough/low with an embedded and cyclonically curved 80-100 kt upper jet will move eastward across tread more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

23 Mar 01:39 | U.S. News

SPC 1200Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1234 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE HIGH PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SURROUNDING AREAS OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS INTO THE MIDDLE MISSOURI VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TODAY ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA... ...SUMMARY... Strong thunderstorms are expected from parts of the central and southern Plains into the mid Missouri Valley late this afternoon into tonight, accompanied by potential for severe hail and damaging surface read more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 0100 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

22 Mar 20:59 | U.S. News

SPC 0100Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0755 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017 Valid 230100Z - 231200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... The risk for severe thunderstorms tonight appears generally negligible across the U.S., but areas of scattered thunderstorm activity remain possible, particularly across parts of the Southwestern deserts into southern Great Basin, portions of the lower Missouri Valley, and near the Florida Atlantic coast. ...Pacific Coast into Rockies and high Plains... Upper troughing within the southern branch of split westerlies emanating from the mid-latitude Pacific is forecast to continue to progress inland of the California coast, and across the Siread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Wed Mar 22 20:58:02 UTC 2017

22 Mar 16:57 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Wed Mar 22 20:58:02 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC MD 308

22 Mar 16:32 | U.S. News

MD 0308 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY FOR NORTHERN UTAH...NORTHEAST NEVADA...SOUTHEAST IDAHO...SOUTHWEST WYOMING Mesoscale Discussion 0308 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0330 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017 Areas affected...Northern Utah...northeast Nevada...southeast Idaho...southwest Wyoming Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely Valid 222030Z - 222230Z Probability of Watch Issuance...5 percent SUMMARY...An increase in thunderstorm coverage and intensity is expected through about 00Z, with small to marginally severe hail possible. DISCUSSION...Sporadic weak thunderstorm activity has been noted ahead of a cold front over central NV and within a surface trough from southern NV across UT. Strong heating along with cooling tempread more »

Peers, More Than Teachers, Inspire Us To Learn

22 Mar 13:21 | U.S. News

"Why do I have to learn this?" It's a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than their teachers. read more »

Scammers Spoofing FBI Denver Phone Numbers To Fool Victims

22 Mar 10:07 | U.S. News

The FBI Denver Division is warning the public about a phone scam that spoofs, or fraudulently displays, the FBI’s real telephone number on the victim’s caller ID.read more »

Statement by the Press Secretary on President Trump’s Travel to Brussels and NATO Meetings

21 Mar 22:06 | US Politics and Govt

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Remarks by the President at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner

21 Mar 21:17 | US Politics and Govt

National Building Museum Washington, D.C.  7:38 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Wow.  You know, I asked how many people would be here tonight.  They said a couple of hundred.  It was just like a little fundraiser.  They didn’t say you broke -- 23 years, you broke the all-time record tonight -- $30.1 million.  And broke it by $10 million -- that's not so close.  So, congratulations.  We're going to have a great eight years together.  (Applause.) And Rasmussen just came out with a very good poll -- you’ll be liking this poll.  This poll is good.  We're going to do a good job.  More importantly, we're going to do a great job, and then we're going to win it the old-fashioned way -- we're just going to win it.  And I want to thank everybody.   This is a lot more than 200 peread more »

Poison Centers Receive 32 Calls A Day About Kids Exposed To Prescription Opioids

21 Mar 15:10 | U.S. News

A new study by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that there were more than 188,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers for pediatric exposure to opioids from January 2000 through December 2015, averaging 32 calls a day or one every 45 minutes.read more »

More news in Google News & Weather

21 Mar 14:00 | U.S. News

The world of news is broad, deep and ever-changing. The News & Weather app shows the top three stories from various sections on its Home page, but beneath this surface lie many more informative and engaging stories. In fact, we find that many people regularly hit the bottom of our Home page looking for more to read. To offer you further opportunities to discover great content, we’ve added over 200 news stories to the Home screen in a browsable stream called More Headlines read more »

Last Remnant Of North American Ice Sheet On Track To Vanish

21 Mar 13:29 | U.S. News

The last piece of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America is doomed to disappear in the next several centuries, says a new study by researchers.read more »

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq

21 Mar 11:38 | US Politics and Govt

The Vice President and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq built upon their productive meeting last month at the Munich Security Conference during a working breakfast at the Vice President's Residence at the Naval Observatory this morning.  The Vice President commended Iraqi Security Forces for their progress in western Mosul and thanked Prime Minister Abadi for the sacrifices of the Iraqi people in our shared fight against ISIS. The Vice President also thanked the Prime Minister for his leadership in protecting religious and ethnic minorities, including Christians, Yezidis, and others, and urged the Prime Minister to continue efforts to ensure inclusive governance. The leaders also discussed opportunities to strengthen the bilateral relationship and advance mutual interests, including read more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judge Amul R. Thapar for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

21 Mar 11:28 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Judge Amul R. Thapar of Kentucky for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. If confirmed, Amul R. Thapar of Kentucky will serve as a Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The son of Indian-American immigrants, Judge Thapar serves on the District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.  With his 2008 nomination by President George W. Bush and subsequent confirmation and appointment, Judge Thapar became the Nation’s first Article III judge of South Asian descent.   Before his service on the bench, he was the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.  Before that, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Ohio and the District of Columbia.  He began his legal career in private practice, after clerkships with Judge S. Arthur Spiegel on the District Court for the Southern District of Ohio anread more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Administration Posts

21 Mar 11:27 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump today announced key additions to his Administration. Benjamin Cassidy of Massachusetts will serve as Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs for the Department of Homeland Security.  Mr. Cassidy serves as Special Counsel to the Secretary of Homeland Security in the Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs. Before joining the Department, he was a senior executive at The Boeing Company, leading international business development and government relations assignments in the defense sector. While at Boeing during the Bush Administration, Mr. Cassidy worked extensively to advance strategic missile defense relationships with international industry partners in support of U.S. Government policy. He has also served as the Defense and Foreign Policy Legislative Assistant for Senator John Warner of Virginia. Before his Senate work, Mr. Cassidy served in a variety of Marine Corps command and staff assignments, including rread more »

Harris Poll Finds Half Of Americans Say CEOs Have a Bad Reputation

21 Mar 10:06 | Business

Fifty percent of Americans rate the reputations of today's CEOs and corporate leaders as "bad," according to research from The Harris Poll Reputation Quotient (RQ, which has identified movement, trends and insights in a changing corporate reputation landscape for the past 18 years.read more »

Helping to close the education gap

21 Mar 09:30 | Media

Even after four years of primary education, 130 million students around the world haven’t mastered basic subjects like reading and math. Limited access to quality materials, under-resourced teachers, and barriers to learning outside the classroom present challenges for many children.Through Google.org, we’ve given more than $110 million over the past five years to help close gaps in education—whether globally through early and ongoing support for innovators like Khan Academy or focused specifically on how we can support future technologists through our support for CS education organizations. Today, we’re expanding on those commitments with our largest dedicated portfolio of $50 million over the next two years to support nonprofits who are building tech-based learning solutions that tackle these challenges. To start, we’re funding nine organizations aread more »

New shortcuts in Search help keep you in the know

21 Mar 09:00 | U.S. News

These days, you expect information at your fingertips. Starting today, we’re making it easier than ever to stay in the know and get the information you need quickly and easily. Starting today in the U.S., we’re introducing tappable shortcuts on the Google app for Android and iOS and Google.com on the mobile web that give you easy access to great tools and the ability to explore deeper within topics you care about. Shortcuts for quick access to answers you needGetting up-to-the-minute info is as easy as a single tap. With shortcuts right on the home screen, you now have access to in-depth experiences across sports, eat & drink, entertainment and weather. Need to know whether to bring a raincoat tomorrow? Want the score to last night’s basketball game? Looking for what’s on TV tonight or who’s nominated for best supporting actress? Shortcuts on Gooread more »

Expanded safeguards for advertisers

21 Mar 02:00 | Media

The web has opened a door for new communities and platforms that help people find diverse views and have a voice. Today, anyone with a smartphone can be a content creator, app developer or entrepreneur. And Google has enabled millions of content creators and publishers to be heard, find an audience, earn a living, or even build a business. Much of this is made possible through advertising. Thousands of sites are added every day to our ad network, and more than 400 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. We have a responsibility to protect this vibrant, creative world—from emerging creators to established publishers—even when we don’t always agree with the views being expressed.But we also have a responsibility to our advertisers who help these publishers and creators thrive. We have strict policies that define where Google ads should appear, and in the vast majority of cases, our policies and tools work as intenread more »

Joint Readout of Meeting Between President Donald J. Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

20 Mar 21:45 | US Politics and Govt

Today, President Donald J. Trump welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to the Oval Office to reaffirm America’s support for Iraq and the Iraqi people in our shared fight against the terrorist group ISIS/Da’esh.  The United States and Iraq stand fully committed to a comprehensive partnership, rooted in mutual respect and grounded in the United States-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement, which provides a framework for political, economic, cultural, and security cooperation.  President Trump was particularly honored that Prime Minister al-Abadi was one of the first foreign leaders he has hosted at the White House, a testament to the close bonds between the American and Iraqi people and the importance of the relationship between our governments.   In today’s meeting, President Trump and Prime Minister al-Abadi praised the unprecedented cooperation between the militaries of the United States and Iraq in the fight against ISIS/Da’esh, includiread more »

Remarks by President Trump at Make America Great Again Rally | Louisville, KY

20 Mar 21:44 | US Politics and Govt

Kentucky Exposition Center Louisville, Kentucky 7:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  I am thrilled to be here in the great state of Kentucky and the beautiful city of Louisville!  (Applause.)  And this place is packed.  (Applause.)  There are a lot of people outside that aren’t getting in, but that's all right.  We love them, too, right?  We love them, too.  (Applause.)   We're in the heartland of America, and there is no place I would rather be than here with you, tonight.  (Applause.)  Our first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, was born right here in Kentucky.  (Applause.)  That's not bad.  The legendary pioneer, Daniel Boone, helped settle the Kentucky frontier.  (Applause.)  And the great 19th century American statesman, Henry Clay, represented Kentucky in the United States Conread more »

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 3/20/2017

20 Mar 16:46 | US Politics and Govt

James S. Brady Briefing Room 1:45 P.M. EDT MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon.  As you all know, the President will be speaking this afternoon in Louisville, and we've got an event coming up, so I'll try to keep this relatively short to focus on -- let the President focus on his message for the day. In regard to the news of the day, this morning, after receiving his daily intelligence briefing, the President met with Bill Gates, the co-chair and trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The President and Mr. Gates talked about their shared commitment to finding and stopping disease outbreaks around the world.  The President particularly commended Mr. Gates for the Gates Foundation's work in global health and health security.  Generous and innovative private philanthropy groups, like the Gates Foundation, are critical to our mission of finding the cures of tomorrow.  read more »

SPC Mar 20, 2017 2000 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

20 Mar 16:00 | U.S. News

SPC 2000Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0256 PM CDT Mon Mar 20 2017 Valid 202000Z - 211200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM CENTRAL INDIANA INTO SOUTHWEST OHIO... ...SUMMARY... Scattered thunderstorms capable of isolated hail will persist through a portion of the Ohio Valley this afternoon. ...Ohio Valley area... Cluster of storms over IN into southwest OH that are developing within a warm advection regime will continue southeast this afternoon. Strongest storms with a risk for hail will remain on the southwest flank of the MCS where inflow of unstable air is maximized. Threat is expected to diminish by early evening, and due to the very isolated nature of theread more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Administration Posts

20 Mar 14:44 | US Politics and Govt

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate David J. Glawe of Iowa, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security.   Mr. Glawe is a career member of the Senior Executive Service, currently serving as the Assistant Commissioner at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Intelligence.  Recently, Mr. Glawe served as acting Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Department.  He has more than 24 years of national security and law enforcement experience, including service as Deputy National Intelligence Manager for Threat Finance and Transnational Organized Crime at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as a Counterterrorism Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and as a Federal Agent with the United States Postal Inspection Service.  Mr. Glawe began his career as a police officer with the Houston Police Department.&nbread more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

20 Mar 14:25 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0120 PM CDT Mon Mar 20 2017 Valid 211200Z - 221200Z ...NO CRITICAL AREAS... ...Portions of the Southwest... Gradually increasing southwesterly flow aloft coupled with deep boundary-layer mixing will support some breezy conditions across the region, particularly across northern AZ and northwest NM. Additionally, temperatures are expected to reach the mid to upper 70s with afternoon RH values in the teens. However, dissociation between the strongest winds speeds (west) and the lowest RH values (east) will mitigate the meteorological fire weather conditions with limited fuel receptiveness reducing the fire weather threat furead more »

SPC Mar 20, 2017 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

20 Mar 13:31 | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1229 PM CDT Mon Mar 20 2017 Valid 211200Z - 221200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM A PORTION OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INTO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AREA... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM A PORTION OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INTO THE CAROLINAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY AREA... ...SUMMARY... A threat for large hail and damaging wind gusts will exist Tuesday from a portion of the lower Mississippi Valley, the Tennessee Valley and Carolinas. ...Synopsis... A synoptic trough will amplify over the eastern half of the U.S. while another tread more »

Home Prices at New High in February Amid Record Low Inventory

20 Mar 13:02 | U.S. News

February home prices reached a new high as steady demand combined with record low inventory drove prices up, according to this month's RE/MAX National Housing Report that surveys 53 metro areas.read more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

20 Mar 12:19 | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1114 AM CDT Mon Mar 20 2017 Valid 201700Z - 211200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST OK... ...Northwest TX...Southwest/Central/Northeast OK... Regional 12Z soundings sampled the very warm airmass over the region well with MAF, AMA, OUN, LMN, and DDC all reporting 850 mb temperatures at or above 22 deg C. Based on SPC climatology, these 850 mb temperatures are near record values for each location. This very warm airmass with support well-above-average high temperatures this afternoon, with values across the region expected to reach the low to mid 90s. Additionally, deep boundary-layer mixing will coread more »

SPC Mar 20, 2017 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

20 Mar 12:15 | U.S. News

SPC 1630Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1111 AM CDT Mon Mar 20 2017 Valid 201630Z - 211200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON OVER PARTS OF INDIANA AND ADJACENT STATES... ...SUMMARY... Scattered thunderstorms capable of hail will be possible over parts of Indiana and adjacent areas. ...IL/IN/OH... A rather large MCS has affected much of IN this morning. This system is tracking southeastward and away from the region, allowing the air mass in its wake to destabilize and recover. Rather steep mid level lapse rates are forecast to re-develop across the area, with scattered showers and thunderstorms currently forming over northeast IL tracking across the aread more »

BTS Statistics Release: January 2017 Passenger Airline Employment Data

20 Mar 11:05 | U.S. News

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BTS Statistics Release: January 2017 Passenger Airline Employment Data

20 Mar 11:04 | U.S. News

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USS Iwo Jima Hosts Friends and Family Day Cruise

20 Mar 10:16 | U.S. News

Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) welcomed 852 new shipmates for a "Friends and Family Day Cruise" off the coast of Mayport, Florida, March 19.read more »

20 Worst Paying Jobs For Women In America

20 Mar 10:05 | U.S. News

What are the worst paying jobs in America for women? 24/7 Wall St. reviewed female weekly earnings as a percentage of male weekly earnings in full-time wage and salary jobs using data from the Bureau of Labor statistics to identify the 20 worst paying jobs for women in America.read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Mon Mar 20 13:33:01 UTC 2017

20 Mar 09:32 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Mon Mar 20 13:33:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Mon Mar 20 13:33:01 UTC 2017

20 Mar 09:32 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Mon Mar 20 13:33:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Mar 20, 2017 1300 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

20 Mar 08:44 | U.S. News

SPC 1300Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0739 AM CDT Mon Mar 20 2017 Valid 201300Z - 211200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS TO EASTERN INDIANA AND WESTERN OHIO... ...SUMMARY... Scattered thunderstorms are possible through evening across parts of the Midwest eastward to the Appalachians. Isolated storms are also forecast across parts of the Intermountain West to north-central Plains, and parts of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico. ...Synopsis... In mid/upper levels, the synoptic pattern will be dominated by ridging crossing the East Coast, a progressive trough from Baffin Island across Hudson Bay to the upper Grearead more »

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