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SPC - No watches are valid as of Thu Jun 29 13:57:01 UTC 2017

9:56 am Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Thu Jun 29 13:57:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Thu Jun 29 13:57:01 UTC 2017

9:56 am Eastern | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Thu Jun 29 13:57:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Jun 29, 2017 1300 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

9:02 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1300Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0758 AM CDT Thu Jun 29 2017 Valid 291300Z - 301200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM PARTS OF THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS TO THE CORN BELT... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM NORTHEASTERN NEBRASKA TO NORTHEN IOWA... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ELSEWHERE FROM PARTS OF WYOMING TO THE LOWER GREAT LAKES... ...SUMMARY... Severe thunderstorms, with damaging gusts and large hail, are expected this afternoon into tonight within a corridor from the central High Plains across the lower Missouri Valley region and Corn Belt. Isolated severe storms are also possible over parts of the central Roread more »

SPC MD 1177

28 Jun 20:21 | U.S. News

MD 1177 CONCERNING TORNADO WATCH 376... FOR PORTIONS OF WEST-CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA Mesoscale Discussion 1177 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0720 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 Areas affected...portions of west-central Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota Concerning...Tornado Watch 376... Valid 290020Z - 290215Z The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 376 continues. SUMMARY...The severe-weather threat across Tornado Watch 376 remains across the southern half of the watch over the next few hours. DISCUSSION...Earlier storms and precipitation have stabilized the environment over the northern portion of the watch while severe storms (some with supercell characteristics) are continuing to develop and move southeastward across read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 378 Status Reports

28 Jun 20:05 | U.S. News

WW 0378 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0378 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET Read more read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 378

28 Jun 20:05 | U.S. News

WW 378 TORNADO IL LM 290005Z - 290500Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 378 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 705 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Northern Illinois Lake Michigan * Effective this Wednesday night from 705 PM until Midnight CDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...Severe storms over southern Wisconsin and far northwest Illinois nd northeast Iowa are expected to continue moving eastward toward southern Lake Michigan later this evening with potential to produce damaging wind gusts read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 375 Status Reports

28 Jun 20:00 | U.S. News

WW 0375 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0375 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET Read more read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 376 Status Reports

28 Jun 20:00 | U.S. News

WW 0376 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0376 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET Read more read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 375

28 Jun 20:00 | U.S. News

WW 375 TORNADO IA IL MO NE WI 281955Z - 290300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 375 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 255 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Iowa Northwest Illinois Northern Missouri Southeast Nebraska Southwest Wisconsin * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 255 PM until 1000 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes possible Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...In the wake of early-day storms, strong to severe thunderstorm development should continue to occur with aread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 377

28 Jun 20:00 | U.S. News

WW 377 TORNADO WI 282215Z - 290300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 377 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 515 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Southern Wisconsin * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 515 PM until 1000 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...A band of intense storms from northeast Iowa into far southwest Wisconsin will spread eastward into the evening with a threat to produce several tornadoes, strong wind gusts and possible hail. The tornado watch area is read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 376

28 Jun 20:00 | U.S. News

WW 376 TORNADO MN WI 282110Z - 290300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 376 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 410 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Eastern Minnesota Western Wisconsin * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 410 PM until 1000 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are likely to gradually intensify through late afternoon and early evening as some additional air mass destabilization occurs. While the air mass will not be overly unstable, sufficread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 377 Status Reports

28 Jun 20:00 | U.S. News

WW 0377 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0377 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET Read more read more »

Remarks by the Vice President on Healthcare, Cleveland OH

28 Jun 18:53 | US Politics and Govt

Tendon Manufacturing  Cleveland, Ohio 5:09 P.M. EDT   THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Ohio!  (Applause.)    It is great to be back in the Buckeye State.  It truly is.  And before I get started, allow me to bring greetings from a friend of mine, a man the people of Ohio voted overwhelmingly to send to the Oval Office, the 45th President of the United States of America -- President Donald Trump.  (Applause.)    The President sent me here today to say thank you.  Thank you to all the good people of Ohio for your unwavering support.  And I want to promise you, you got exactly what you voted for.  You elected a fighter.  You elected a winner, and I promise you President Donald Trump will never stop fighting for the issues that matter most to the American people -- good jobs, safe streets, and a boundless American future.  (Appread more »

Federal Court in North Carolina Orders Tracy Lee Thomas and His Company, Marbury Advisors Inc., to Pay More than $4.4 Million for Fraudulently Soliciting Customers

28 Jun 16:08 | U.S. News

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SPC Tornado Watch 375 Status Reports

28 Jun 15:55 | U.S. News

WW 0375 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0375 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET Read more read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 375

28 Jun 15:55 | U.S. News

WW 375 TORNADO IA IL MO NE WI 281955Z - 290300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 375 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 255 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Iowa Northwest Illinois Northern Missouri Southeast Nebraska Southwest Wisconsin * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 255 PM until 1000 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes possible Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...In the wake of early-day storms, strong to severe thunderstorm development should continue to occur with aread more »

SPC MD 1170

28 Jun 15:50 | U.S. News

MD 1170 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY FOR PARTS OF EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN/CENTRAL WISCONSIN Mesoscale Discussion 1170 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0249 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 Areas affected...Parts of east central and southeast Minnesota into western/central Wisconsin Concerning...Severe potential...Watch likely Valid 281949Z - 282145Z Probability of Watch Issuance...80 percent SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to develop and intensify across the region through late afternoon, accompanied by increasing severe weather potential as early as the 4-5 PM CDT time frame. A watch issuance seems probable within the next hour or two. DISCUSSION...Within the warm sector of a sub-1000 mb surface cyclone nread more »

Cut US Commercial Building Energy Use 29 Percent With Widespread Controls

28 Jun 15:15 | U.S. News

Like driving a car despite a glowing check-engine light, large buildings often chug along without maintenance being performed on the building controls designed to keep them running smoothly.read more »

SPC MD 1169

28 Jun 15:15 | U.S. News

MD 1169 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA AND ADJACENT PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN ILINOIS...NORTHERN MISSOURI AND SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA Mesoscale Discussion 1169 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0214 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 Areas affected...Much of central and southern Iowa and adjacent portions of northwestern Ilinois...northern Missouri and southeastern Nebraska Concerning...Severe potential...Watch likely Valid 281914Z - 282115Z Probability of Watch Issuance...80 percent SUMMARY...A rapid increase in thunderstorm activity and intensity appears possible late this afternoon, perhaps as early as the 3-5 pm CDT time frame. The latest trends are being closely monitored for increasing severe weather pread more »

Pine Ridge Man Charged in Death of Child

28 Jun 14:20 | U.S. News

Minneapolis News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/minneapolis/news/press-releases/pine-ridge-man-charged-in-death-of-child

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Portage County man indicted for sexual exploitation of a child and distributing child pornography

28 Jun 14:15 | U.S. News

Cleveland News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/cleveland/news/press-releases/portage-county-man-indicted-for-sexual-exploitation-of-a-child-and-distributing-child-pornography

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SPC Jun 28, 2017 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

28 Jun 13:59 | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1254 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 Valid 291200Z - 301200Z ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND KANSAS INTO FAR NORTHWEST MISSOURI AND SOUTHWEST IOWA... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE ENHANCED RISK AREA ACROSS MUCH OF NEBRASKA AND KANSAS TO SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN AND NORTHERN OHIO... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE SLIGHT RISK AREA FROM WY AND WESTERN SD AND THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS TO WESTERN AND NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA INTO NEW YORK... ...SUMMARY... Scattered significant severe thunderstorms are most likely Thursday into Thursday evening aread more »

Former WellCare, Inc. General Counsel Pleads Guilty To Making A False Statement To Florida Medicaid Program

28 Jun 13:54 | U.S. News

Tampa News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/tampa/news/press-releases/former-wellcare-inc-general-counsel-pleads-guilty-to-making-a-false-statement-to-florida-medicaid-program

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SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

28 Jun 13:38 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1236 PM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 Valid 291200Z - 301200Z The Elevated area has been expanded westward across portions of northern AZ and southern UT, where the latest model guidance indicates 15-20 mph westerly winds combining with RH of 5-12 percent amid dry fuels. No other changes have been made to the ongoing forecast. ..Cohen.. 06/28/2017 .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0302 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017/ ...Synopsis... An upper-level shortwave trough will move eastward across the central Rockies on Thursday with an enhanced band of westerly flow aloft. At the surface, low pressure will deepen over western Kansas, resulting in anread more »

Remarks by President Trump and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at Tribal, State, and Local Energy Roundtable

28 Jun 12:56 | US Politics and Govt

Roosevelt Room 11:41 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all for being here.  Very much appreciated.  We welcome you to the White House.  Have you all been to the White House before?  Have you been here before?  Q    Yes. THE PRESIDENT:  That’s good.  Well you guys have been -- most people say no.  I’m very impressed with that count. I’m thrilled to be joined by Governor Paul LePage, Kim Reynolds, Pete Ricketts and Bill Walker, along with state and tribal leaders from around our great country.  I’d also like to thank Secretary Perry and EPA Administrator Pruitt -- both here also -- for their work to help the United States achieve true energy dominance.  And that’s what’s happening.  We’ve made so much progress with respect to energy just in the last four months.  It’s been an incredible journey, I will tell you.  We’ve learned read more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

28 Jun 12:45 | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1143 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 Valid 281700Z - 291200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF UT...EASTERN NV...NORTHERN AZ...NORTHWESTERN NM...WESTERN CO...SOUTHWEST WY... No changes have been made to the ongoing forecast, with elevated and critical wind-driven fire-weather risk and isolated dry-thunderstorm potential affecting portions of a broad region from the southwest states to the central Great Basin and central Rockies. While critical fire-weather conditions will be likely across the entire Critical area, there is particular concern for potentially locally extreme fire behavior, enhanced fire spread, and explread more »

HHS Secretary Price: “ObamaCare’s Victims Need Relief Now”

28 Jun 12:22 | US Politics and Govt

“As of this week, 49 counties across the country do not have a single insurer offering plans on the exchanges next year. This year more than 1,000 counties had only one insurer in the ObamaCare market, meaning millions of Americans had no meaningful choice. Meanwhile, the insurers that did stay in the market increased premiums for their midlevel plans by an average of 25%.” ObamaCare’s Victims Need Relief Now By Tom Price Wall Street Journal June 28, 2017 America faces an urgent crisis in its health-care system. Costs are skyrocketing and choices are disappearing on the individual and small-group markets. Many people now confront the real challenge of having no choice in their health coverage. One of them is Doug Lake, an Iowa radiologist who came to the White House last week to share his story. His daughter, who suffers from a rare cardiac condition, is covered by an insurer that planread more »

Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Visit to France on Bastille Day

28 Jun 11:48 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron’s invitation to visit France on Bastille Day.  President Trump looks forward to reaffirming America’s strong ties of friendship with France, to celebrating this important day with the French people, and to commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I.  The two leaders will further build on the strong counter-terrorism cooperation and economic partnership between the two countries, and they will discuss many other issues of mutual concern. read more »

Nearly 1 In 4 Has No Emergency Savings

28 Jun 11:09 | U.S. News

Nearly a quarter of Americans have no emergency savings, according to a new report from Bankrate.com. However, the percentage of those without an emergency fund currently sits at a six year low, down to 24% this year from 28% last year.read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Wed Jun 28 13:58:01 UTC 2017

28 Jun 09:57 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Wed Jun 28 13:58:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Wed Jun 28 13:58:01 UTC 2017

28 Jun 09:57 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Wed Jun 28 13:58:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Jun 28, 2017 1300 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

28 Jun 09:03 | U.S. News

SPC 1300Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0759 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 Valid 281300Z - 291200Z ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM NEAR THE NEBRASKA/IOWA/MISSOURI BORDER AREA TO SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ELSEWHERE FROM EASTERN WISCONSIN AND NORTHERN ILLINOIS TO NORTHEASTERN COLORADO... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE SLIGHT RISK AND EXTENDING TO THE YELLOWSTONE REGION... ...SUMMARY... Severe thunderstorms with large hail, wind damage and a couple of tornadoes will be possible from the Mid Missouri Valley northeastward into the mid to upper Mississippi Valley. Other severe storms mread more »

The value of Google for Education in action: New Impact Portraits from US schools

28 Jun 09:00 | U.S. News

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week at ISTE, we announced new tools to support our future explorers and digital citizens, and we released seven new Impact Portraits profiling the impact of Google for Education and Chromebooks in districts across the US. Today we’ll dive deeper into the findings from these schools. For more information from ISTE, follow our updates on Twitter, and if you’re in San Antonio, visit us at booth #1718 to learn more and demo these new tools for yourself. In 2016, we worked with read more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

28 Jun 04:05 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0302 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 Valid 291200Z - 301200Z ...Synopsis... An upper-level shortwave trough will move eastward across the central Rockies on Thursday with an enhanced band of westerly flow aloft. At the surface, low pressure will deepen over western Kansas, resulting in an increased pressure gradient across New Mexico. ...Northwestern New Mexico and adjacent areas... A hot, dry airmass will linger over the area on Thursday. As vertical mixing occurs in a deepening boundary layer, afternoon RH values will fall into the single digits and sustained wind speeds will increase to 15-20 mph. Given the dry fuels acrossread more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

28 Jun 04:00 | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0257 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 Valid 281200Z - 291200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF UT...EASTERN NV...NORTHERN AZ...NORTHWESTERN NM...WESTERN CO... ...Synopsis... An upper-level shortwave trough will move across the Intermountain West today, enhancing westerly flow aloft over much of the central Great Basin and Southwest. At the surface, low pressure will persist over much of the West with continued hot and dry conditions. ...Arizona...Utah...and adjacent areas... A persistent hot, dry airmass over the area will allow for deep, well-mixed boundary layers yielding afternoon RH values in the single digits fread more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Wed Jun 28 06:28:06 UTC 2017

28 Jun 02:27 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Wed Jun 28 06:28:06 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Jun 28, 2017 0600 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

28 Jun 01:59 | U.S. News

SPC 0600Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1256 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 Valid 291200Z - 301200Z ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS EASTERN NE AND KS...SOUTHWEST IA...AND NORTHWEST MO... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MUCH OF NE AND KS AND EXTENDING EASTWARD TOWARD THE LOWER GREAT LAKES.... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS EASWARD INTO UPSTATE NY... ...SUMMARY... Scattered significant severe thunderstorms are most likely Thursday across the central Plains, with areas of hail and damaging wind. Isolated strong storms are also possible across the Midwest eastward into western Pennsylvania and Nread more »

SPC Jun 28, 2017 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

28 Jun 01:50 | U.S. News

SPC 1200Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1246 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 Valid 281200Z - 291200Z ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF FAR EASTERN NEBRASKA...FAR NORTHERN MISSOURI...IOWA...FAR NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS...SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN AND FAR SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OUTSIDE OF THE ENHANCED RISK FROM PARTS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND WESTERN GREAT LAKES... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OUTSIDE OF THE SLIGHT RISK AREA FROM PARTS OF THE NORTHERN ROCKIES AND CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS EAST-NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE GREAT LAKES... ...SUMMARY... Severeread more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

27 Jun 20:05 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Luis E. Arreaga of Virginia to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Guatemala. Luis E. Arreaga, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, has served as an American diplomat since 1981. He is currently the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the Department of State. A former Ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission, Consul General and senior official at the State Department, Mr. Arreaga possesses cultural and linguistic fluency in the region as well as extensive leadership and interagency management expertise. He has served at eight U.S. Missions overseas and in senior leadership positions at the Department of State. Mr. Arreaga earned a PhD, MS and BA at tread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Tue Jun 27 20:50:01 UTC 2017

27 Jun 16:49 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Tue Jun 27 20:50:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC MD 1164

27 Jun 16:49 | U.S. News

MD 1164 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE FOR NORTHEAST CO...SOUTHWEST NE...WESTERN KS Mesoscale Discussion 1164 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0348 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017 Areas affected...Northeast CO...Southwest NE...Western KS Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible Valid 272048Z - 272245Z Probability of Watch Issuance...40 percent SUMMARY...Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible into early evening, with a threat of large hail and locally damaging wind. Watch issuance is possible if it appears that multiple severe storms are imminent. DISCUSSION...A strong/potentially severe thunderstorm has recently developed across eastern CO and is currently moving into Yuma County. Strong heating within a modestly moist boundarread more »

SPC Jun 27, 2017 2000 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

27 Jun 16:39 | U.S. News

SPC 2000Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook RESENT 3 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0336 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017 Valid 272000Z - 281200Z ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PORTIONS OF NEBRASKA AND SOUTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE NORTH-CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS TO THE UPPER MIDWEST... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST STATES/NEW ENGLAND... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA... ...SUMMARY... Severe thunderstorms capable of large hail, damaging winds and a tornado or two are expected read more »

SPC MD 1163

27 Jun 16:06 | U.S. News

MD 1163 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE FOR EASTERN WY...WESTERN SD...NE PANHANDLE Mesoscale Discussion 1163 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0304 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017 Areas affected...Eastern WY...Western SD...NE Panhandle Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible Valid 272004Z - 272230Z Probability of Watch Issuance...60 percent SUMMARY...The area is being monitored for an increase in storm coverage. Watch issuance is possible later this afternoon, with a primary threat of large hail and damaging wind. DISCUSSION...Thunderstorms have recently intensified across southeast WY, with cumulus development noted further north near DGW, and additional storm development noted upstream across central/western WY. The environment aread more »

Night Shifts May Hinder Body's Ability To Repair DNA Damage

27 Jun 15:41 | U.S. News

Night shift work may hinder the body's ability to repair DNA damage caused by normal cellular processes, suggests a new study. Suppression of the hormone melatonin, which regulates the internal body clock (circadian rhythm) might have a role, the findings suggest.read more »

FEMA Grants $456,307 to Stockbridge-Munsee Community

27 Jun 15:37 | U.S. News

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FEMA Grants $456,307 to Stockbridge-Munsee Community

27 Jun 15:24 | U.S. News

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $456,307 in Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds to the Stockbridge-Munsee Community in Wisconsin, for the construction of a community safe room and the purchase of seven emergency generators. Language English read more »

Rice News Release: OpenStax's 2016 partner schools expected to save students $8.2M

27 Jun 14:24 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Eleven U.S. colleges and universities that partnered in 2016 with Rice University-based nonprofit publisher OpenStax to boost the use of freely available textbooks and learning materials on their campuses expect the program to save their students nearly $8.2 million in the 2017-18 academic year.Image

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SPC Jun 27, 2017 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

27 Jun 13:26 | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1223 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017 Valid 281200Z - 291200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM NORTHEASTERN COLORADO INTO IOWA AND CENTRAL WISCONSIN... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE SLIGHT RISK FROM NORTHERN WYOMING AND SOUTHERN MONTANA SOUTH TO THE COLORADO/WYOMING FRONT RANGE AND ON TO WISCONSIN/NORTHERN ILLINOIS... ...SUMMARY... Scattered severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are expected mainly from northeastern Colorado into central Wisconsin, with more isolated activity from Wyoming into southern Montana. A couple tornadoes are also possible mainly northeast of the Missouriread more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

27 Jun 12:51 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1145 AM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017 Valid 281200Z - 291200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF UT...EASTERN NV...NORTHERN AZ...NORTHWEST NM...WESTERN CO... Primary changes to the Day-2 Fire Weather Outlook are as follows: 1. The Critical area has been expanded eastward into additional portions of western CO and northwest NM. The latest model guidance suggests 20-30 mph southwesterly to westerly surface winds combining with 4-12 percent RH amid dry fuels across these areas added to Critical designation. 2. An Elevated area has been added for the southern CA mountains and adjacent foothills. Based on the latest model read more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

27 Jun 12:51 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1145 AM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017 Valid 281200Z - 291200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF UT...EASTERN NV...NORTHERN AZ...NORTHWEST NM...WESTERN CO... Primary changes to the Day-2 Fire Weather Outlook are as follows: 1. The Critical area has been expanded eastward into additional portions of western CO and northwest NM. The latest model guidance suggests 20-30 mph southwesterly to westerly surface winds combining with 4-12 percent RH amid dry fuels across these areas added to Critical designation. 2. An Elevated area has been added for the southern CA mountains and adjacent foothills. Based on the latest model read more »

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