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SPC Feb 25, 2018 1300 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

7:52 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1300Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0645 AM CST Sun Feb 25 2018 Valid 251300Z - 261200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY EAST TO THE CENTRAL GULF COAST REGION... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms are expected mainly from Texas eastward along the central Gulf Coast to the Carolinas on Sunday. A few storms may be capable of producing hail, localized wind damage or a brief/weak tornado, mainly across southeast Texas and the Hill Country today, and then across southern Louisiana into the far western Florida Panhandle overnight. ...Synopsis... As short-wave upper-level troughing sweeps across the Upper Great Lakes region and curls across Ontarioread more »

SPC Feb 25, 2018 Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlook

25 Feb 03:56 | U.S. News

Day 4-8 Outlook Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0251 AM CST Sun Feb 25 2018 Valid 281200Z - 051200Z ...DISCUSSION... ...Wednesday/Day 4 to Thursday/Day 5... The medium-range models including the ECMWF, GFS, UKMET and Canadian move an upper-level trough from the Desert Southwest into the Rockies on Wednesday. A moist airmass is forecast to be in place from the southern Plains eastward into the lower Mississippi Valley. The development of strong to severe thunderstorms may occur on Wednesday or Wednesday night from northeast Texas east-northeastward into the lower to mid Mississippi Valley as the exit region of a strong mid-level jet approaches. This feature along with a low-level jet in the Arklatex isread more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Sun Feb 25 08:57:01 UTC 2018

25 Feb 03:56 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Sun Feb 25 08:57:01 UTC 2018.read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Sun Feb 25 08:57:01 UTC 2018

25 Feb 03:56 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Sun Feb 25 08:57:01 UTC 2018.read more »

SPC Feb 25, 2018 0830 UTC Day 3 Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

25 Feb 03:16 | U.S. News

SPC 0830Z Day 3 Outlook Day 3 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0212 AM CST Sun Feb 25 2018 Valid 271200Z - 281200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF TEXAS...NORTHWEST LOUISIANA AND FAR SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms accompanied by hail will be possible across parts of central and east Texas into southern Oklahoma and northwest Louisiana on Tuesday. ...Central and East Texas/Northwest Louisiana... An upper-level ridge is forecast to be in place across the eastern U.S. on Tuesday as southwest mid-level flow remains over the southern Plains. This pattern will result in strong moisture advection from central Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley. Scattered tread more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

25 Feb 02:28 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0123 AM CST Sun Feb 25 2018 Valid 261200Z - 271200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS... ...Synopsis... A large-scale trough will dig across along the Pacific coast on Monday while a low-amplitude ridge develops east of the Rockies. At the surface, strong high pressure will be centered over the eastern U.S, while low pressure overspreads the Great Basin. This will result in a tightening pressure gradient across portions of the central and southern Plains, leading to gusty winds across the region. Elevated to critical conditions are expected for several hours during the aftread more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

25 Feb 02:26 | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0122 AM CST Sun Feb 25 2018 Valid 251200Z - 261200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS... ...Synopsis... The upper trough over the Four Corners region this morning will shift east over the central/southern Plains by this evening. This will maintain strong deep layer southwesterly flow across the southern Rockies into the Plains today. At the surface, weak low pressure over the southern High Plains will favor downslope winds. Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are expected for several hours this afternoon from southeast co into eastern NM, western TX and the western OK Panhandread more »

SPC Feb 25, 2018 0700 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

25 Feb 01:52 | U.S. News

SPC 0700Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1248 AM CST Sun Feb 25 2018 Valid 261200Z - 271200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible on Monday from the central Gulf Coast to southern South Carolina and in south Texas. A few lightning strikes will also be possible in California. ...DISCUSSION... A shortwave trough is forecast to move across the eastern states on Monday as a shortwave ridge builds into the south-central states. At the surface, a cold front is forecast to advance southward to near the mouth of the Mississippi east-northeastward into the Florida Panhandle and southern Georgia. Thunderstorms may be ongoinread more »

SPC Feb 25, 2018 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

25 Feb 00:37 | U.S. News

SPC 1200Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1131 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 Valid 251200Z - 261200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE CENTRAL GULF COAST SUNDAY NIGHT... ...SUMMARY... General thunderstorms are expected mainly from Texas eastward along the central Gulf Coast on Sunday. A few storms may be capable of localized wind damage or a brief/weak tornado, mainly across southern Louisiana into the far western Florida Panhandle overnight. ...Synopsis... An intense, negatively tilted shortwave trough will move from the Midwest across the Great Lakes during the day, with strong southwesterly flow aloft remaining over much of the eastern half of the CONUS.read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 6 Status Reports

24 Feb 23:40 | U.S. News

WW 0006 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 6 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 55 N MSL TO 10 E BWG TO 35 SSW SDF. ..KERR..02/25/18 ATTN...WFO...LMK...OHX... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 6 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS KYC001-003-009-021-045-053-057-061-079-085-087-093-099-123-137- 155-167-169-171-179-207-217-229-250540- KY . KENTUCKY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ADAIR ALLEN BARREN BOYLE CASEY CLINTON CUMBERLAND EDMONSON GARRARD GRAYSON GREEN HARDIN HART LARUE LINCOLN MARION MERCEread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 6

24 Feb 23:40 | U.S. News

WW 6 TORNADO KY TN 250225Z - 250800Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 6 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 825 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Central Kentucky Middle Tennessee * Effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 825 PM until 200 AM CST. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Squall line across western portions of Kentucky and Tennessee will move quickly east late this evening into the overnight with a risk for damaging winds and a couple tornadoes. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles east and west of a liread more »

SPC MD 97

24 Feb 23:00 | U.S. News

MD 0097 CONCERNING TORNADO WATCH 6... FOR MIDDLE TENNESSEE...EASTERN KENTUCKY AND PARTS OF ADJACENT SOUTHERN OHIO AND WEST VIRGINIA Mesoscale Discussion 0097 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0959 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 Areas affected...Middle Tennessee...eastern Kentucky and parts of adjacent southern Ohio and West Virginia Concerning...Tornado Watch 6... Valid 250359Z - 250530Z The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 6 continues. SUMMARY...A risk for severe weather continues, but this threat is in the process of becoming increasingly marginal, and a new watch is not anticipated. DISCUSSION...Overall, even the most vigorous convection is becoming generally low-topped as associated large-scale forcing for ascent spreads toward the upper Ohread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 6 Status Reports

24 Feb 21:26 | U.S. News

WW 0006 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 5 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 25 WSW MKL TO 55 WSW HOP TO 35 ENE PAH TO 10 SSE EVV. PARTS OF REMAINING VALID PORTION OF THE WW MAY BE LOCALLY EXTENDED IN TIME PRIOR TO 03Z. ..KERR..02/25/18 ATTN...WFO...MEG...PAH...OHX... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 5 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARC035-037-077-093-107-111-123-250300- AR . ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CRITTENDEN CROSS LEE MISSISSIPPI PHILLIPS POINSETT ST. FRANCIS ILC059-069-127-151-165-250300- IL . ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE GALLATIN HARDIN MASSAC POPEread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 6

24 Feb 21:26 | U.S. News

WW 6 TORNADO KY TN 250225Z - 250800Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 6 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 825 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Central Kentucky Middle Tennessee * Effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 825 PM until 200 AM CST. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Squall line across western portions of Kentucky and Tennessee will move quickly east late this evening into the overnight with a risk for damaging winds and a couple tornadoes. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles east and west of a read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 5 Status Reports

24 Feb 21:25 | U.S. News

WW 0005 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 5 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 25 WSW MKL TO 55 WSW HOP TO 35 ENE PAH TO 10 SSE EVV. PARTS OF REMAINING VALID PORTION OF THE WW MAY BE LOCALLY EXTENDED IN TIME PRIOR TO 03Z. ..KERR..02/25/18 ATTN...WFO...MEG...PAH...OHX... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 5 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARC035-037-077-093-107-111-123-250300- AR . ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CRITTENDEN CROSS LEE MISSISSIPPI PHILLIPS POINSETT ST. FRANCIS ILC059-069-127-151-165-250300- IL . ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE GALLATIN HARDIN MASSAC POPEread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 5

24 Feb 21:25 | U.S. News

WW 5 TORNADO AR IL KY MO MS TN 242115Z - 250300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 5 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 315 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Eastern Arkansas Southern Illinois Western Kentucky Southeast Missouri Northwest Mississippi West Tennessee * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 315 PM until 900 PM CST. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts to 75 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...A line of intense thunderstorms ovread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 5 Status Reports

24 Feb 21:25 | U.S. News

WW 0005 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 5 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 25 WSW MKL TO 55 WSW HOP TO 35 ENE PAH TO 10 SSE EVV. PARTS OF REMAINING VALID PORTION OF THE WW MAY BE LOCALLY EXTENDED IN TIME PRIOR TO 03Z. ..KERR..02/25/18 ATTN...WFO...MEG...PAH...OHX... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 5 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARC035-037-077-093-107-111-123-250300- AR . ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CRITTENDEN CROSS LEE MISSISSIPPI PHILLIPS POINSETT ST. FRANCIS ILC059-069-127-151-165-250300- IL . ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE GALLATIN HARDIN MASSAC POPEread more »

SPC Feb 25, 2018 0100 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

24 Feb 19:46 | U.S. News

SPC 0100Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0642 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 Valid 250100Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS WESTERN KY AND WESTERN TN...INCLUDING FAR SOUTHERN IL AND IN... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE ARKLAMISS INTO SOUTHERN IN... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM EASTERN TX TO THE OH VALLEY... ...SUMMARY... Damaging wind and a few tornadoes remain possible mainly over western Tennessee and Kentucky this evening, possibly as far north as far southern Indiana, with other severe storms extending from the Arklamiss toward the Ohio Valley. ...Synopsis... A strong, progressive shortwave troughread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 4 Status Reports

24 Feb 19:00 | U.S. News

WW 0004 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 4 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 35 SW TYR TO 25 NNW GGG TO 20 SSW HOT TO 25 ESE RUE TO 40 ENE RUE TO 5 ESE FLP. ..GLEASON..02/24/18 ATTN...WFO...LZK...SHV...FWD... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 4 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARC001-011-013-019-023-025-027-029-039-041-043-045-051-053-057- 059-063-065-067-069-073-079-085-091-095-099-103-105-117-119-125- 135-137-139-141-145-147-242240- AR . ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ARKANSAS BRADLEY CALHOUN CLARK CLEBURNE CLEVELAND COLUMBIA CONWAY DALLAS DESHA DREW read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 5 Status Reports

24 Feb 19:00 | U.S. News

WW 0005 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 4 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 35 SW TYR TO 25 NNW GGG TO 20 SSW HOT TO 25 ESE RUE TO 40 ENE RUE TO 5 ESE FLP. ..GLEASON..02/24/18 ATTN...WFO...LZK...SHV...FWD... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 4 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARC001-011-013-019-023-025-027-029-039-041-043-045-051-053-057- 059-063-065-067-069-073-079-085-091-095-099-103-105-117-119-125- 135-137-139-141-145-147-242240- AR . ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ARKANSAS BRADLEY CALHOUN CLARK CLEBURNE CLEVELAND COLUMBIA CONWAY DALLAS DESHA DREW read more »

SPC MD 92

24 Feb 19:00 | U.S. News

MD 0092 CONCERNING HEAVY SNOW FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL INTO NORTHEASTERN MN AND NORTHWEST WI Mesoscale Discussion 0092 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0446 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 Areas affected...portions of central into northeastern MN and northwest WI Concerning...Heavy snow Valid 242246Z - 250345Z SUMMARY...Periods of heavy snow are expected to lift north and east across parts of central into northeastern MN and northwest WI through the evening hours. Snowfall rates around one inch per hour are expected at times over the next several hours. DISCUSSION...Snowfall has increased in intensity over the last hour or two as is evident in regional radar signatures and surface observations across central MN. Precipitation has increased in the deforread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 4

24 Feb 19:00 | U.S. News

WW 4 TORNADO AR LA OK TX 241700Z - 250000Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 4 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1100 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Central and Southern Arkansas Northwest Louisiana Southeast Oklahoma Northeast Texas * Effective this Saturday morning and evening from 1100 AM until 600 PM CST. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts to 75 mph possible Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will intensify over northeast Texas, spreading into read more »

SPC MD 93

24 Feb 19:00 | U.S. News

MD 0093 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE FOR PARTS OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY Mesoscale Discussion 0093 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0449 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 Areas affected...Parts of south central and southeastern Kentucky Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible Valid 242249Z - 250045Z Probability of Watch Issuance...40 percent SUMMARY...It is not clear that an additional watch in needed in the immediate near term, but trends are being monitored for the possibility of an increasing severe weather threat this evening. DISCUSSION...Ongoing isolated discrete supercell near Bowling Green appears to be in response to an area of enhanced warm advection associated with a branch of moderately strong 850 mb read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 5

24 Feb 19:00 | U.S. News

WW 5 TORNADO AR IL KY MO MS TN 242115Z - 250300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 5 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 315 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Eastern Arkansas Southern Illinois Western Kentucky Southeast Missouri Northwest Mississippi West Tennessee * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 315 PM until 900 PM CST. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts to 75 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...A line of intense thunderstorms overread more »

SPC Feb 24, 2018 2000 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

24 Feb 15:03 | U.S. News

SPC 2000Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0153 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 Valid 242000Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE ARKLATEX TO THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM NORTHEAST TEXAS TO PARTS OF THE OHIO VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM CENTRAL TEXAS TO CENTRAL OHIO... ...SUMMARY... Severe thunderstorms capable of damaging winds and tornadoes will continue through tonight from the Arklatex east/northeastward through the lower Mississippi and lower/middle Ohio Valleys. Isolated strong tornadoes are possible. ...Discussion... No major changes have been made to the ongoing oread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 4 Status Reports

24 Feb 14:45 | U.S. News

WW 0004 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 4 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 35 NNE CRS TO 15 SW DEQ TO 20 ESE FSM. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SEE MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0090 ..GLEASON..02/24/18 ATTN...WFO...LZK...SHV...FWD... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 4 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARC001-011-013-019-023-025-027-029-039-041-043-045-051-053-057- 059-061-063-067-069-071-073-079-081-083-085-091-095-097-099-103- 105-109-113-115-117-119-125-127-133-139-141-145-147-149- 242040- AR . ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ARKANSAS BRADLEY CALHOUN CLARK CLEBURNE CLEVELAND COLUMBIA CONWAY DALLAS read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 4

24 Feb 14:45 | U.S. News

WW 4 TORNADO AR LA OK TX 241700Z - 250000Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 4 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1100 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Central and Southern Arkansas Northwest Louisiana Southeast Oklahoma Northeast Texas * Effective this Saturday morning and evening from 1100 AM until 600 PM CST. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts to 75 mph possible Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will intensify over northeast Texas, spreading into read more »

SPC MD 90

24 Feb 14:40 | U.S. News

MD 0090 CONCERNING TORNADO WATCH 4... FOR NORTHEAST TX TO CENTRAL AR Mesoscale Discussion 0090 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0139 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 Areas affected...Northeast TX to Central AR Concerning...Tornado Watch 4... Valid 241939Z - 242145Z The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 4 continues. SUMMARY...Tornado threat continues across much of ww4. DISCUSSION...Large-scale forcing is spreading across the central Plains and this appears partly responsible for surface low migrating into west-central AR as of 19z...just east of FSM. Attendant warm front has advanced into northern portions of ww4 and surface low should track along this boundary toward the MO Bootheel later this afternoon as pressure falls focus across this regionread more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

24 Feb 14:17 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0116 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 Valid 251200Z - 261200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS... Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are likely across much of the southern High Plains on D2/Sun. The critical area highlights locations where 20+ mph are expected in conjunction with single-digit to 15% RH values. Farther south into areas of west Texas (near the Pecos River Valley), locally critical fire weather conditions are possible although fuels still appear to be unfavorable for fire spread except for on a localized basis. This region will continue to be monitored in coming daysread more »

SPC Feb 24, 2018 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

24 Feb 12:23 | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1121 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 Valid 251200Z - 261200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE TEXAS COAST TO THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms associated with a few strong wind gusts will be possible on Sunday across portions of the Southeast. A few other strong to briefly severe thunderstorms may produce marginally severe hail near the Texas/Louisiana coasts Sunday afternoon through the overnight. ...Synopsis... An expansive cyclonic mid-level regime will expand over much of the contiguous US Sunday, owing to the translation of multiple compact shortwave troughs around its periphery. One of these will coread more »

SPC Feb 24, 2018 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

24 Feb 11:02 | U.S. News

SPC 1630Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0959 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 Valid 241630Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF NORTHEAST TEXAS...NORTHERN LOUISIANA...SOUTHERN AND EASTERN ARKANSAS...NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI...WESTERN AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE...SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...AND WESTERN KENTUCKY... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE LOWER MS...LOWER OH...AND TN VALLEYS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE LOWER MS...LOWER OH...AND TN VALLEYS... ...SUMMARY... Severe thunderstorms capable of damaging winds and tornadoes are expected to develop today through tonight across northeast Teread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Sat Feb 24 14:59:02 UTC 2018

24 Feb 09:58 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Sat Feb 24 14:59:02 UTC 2018.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Sat Feb 24 14:59:02 UTC 2018

24 Feb 09:58 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Sat Feb 24 14:59:02 UTC 2018.read more »

SPC Feb 24, 2018 1300 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

24 Feb 07:16 | U.S. News

SPC 1300Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0609 AM CST Sat Feb 24 2018 Valid 241300Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF NORTHEAST TEXAS...NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...ARKANSAS...SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...FAR SOUTHWEST INDIANA...WESTERN KENTUCKY...WESTERN TENNESSEE...FAR NORTHWEST ALABAMA...NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI...AND NORTHERN LOUISIANA... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE ENHANCED RISK,AND EXTENDING WEST INTO NORTH TEXAS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE ENHANCED AND SLIGHT RISK AREAS... ...SUMMARY... Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop today through tonight acread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Sat Feb 24 06:18:02 UTC 2018

24 Feb 01:17 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Sat Feb 24 06:18:02 UTC 2018.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Sat Feb 24 06:18:02 UTC 2018

24 Feb 01:17 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Sat Feb 24 06:18:02 UTC 2018.read more »

SPC Feb 24, 2018 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

24 Feb 00:49 | U.S. News

SPC 1200Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1146 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN ARKANSAS...NORTHERN LOUISIANA...NORTHWESTERN MISSISSIPPI....A PORTION OF NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA...WESTERN TENNESSEE...SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...WESTERN KENTUCKY AND A PORTION OF SOUTHERN INDIANA... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SURROUNDING AREAS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN LOWER PLAINS...THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI AND LOWER OHIO VALLEYS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE SLIGHT RISK...AS FAR NORTH AND EAST Aread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Sat Feb 24 01:02:02 UTC 2018

23 Feb 20:01 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Sat Feb 24 01:02:02 UTC 2018.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Sat Feb 24 01:02:02 UTC 2018

23 Feb 20:01 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Sat Feb 24 01:02:02 UTC 2018.read more »

SPC Feb 24, 2018 0100 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

23 Feb 19:56 | U.S. News

SPC 0100Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0653 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018 Valid 240100Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LATE TONIGHT ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST TEXAS... ...SUMMARY... Strong thunderstorm development is possible late tonight across parts of northwest and central Texas, accompanied by a risk for severe hail. ...01Z Outlook Update... The risk for additional isolated thunderstorm activity across parts of southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi is expected to continue becoming increasingly negligible this evening as the moist boundary layer stabilizes further with the loss of daytime heating. It does appear that widely scattered weread more »

Fear and hoping: Adding hope to health messages may motivate better behaviors

23 Feb 17:09 | U.S. News

While fear about health concerns may grip people, adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventative actions, according to researchers.read more »

Kenny G performs for patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital courtesy of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and The Honda Classic

23 Feb 16:04 | U.S. News

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and The Honda Classic golf tournament sponsored an intimate performance by jazz star Kenny G for hospitalized children at Nicklaus Children's Hospital on February 22. The private performance honored patients and families at Nicklaus Children's Hospital as part of the continued mission of American Honda and Honda Classic Cares, the charitable arm of The Honda Classic, to give back to the children of South Florida. The Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and N...read more »

Study: Police use of force is rare, as are significant injuries to suspects

23 Feb 14:04 | U.S. News

Police officers rarely use force in apprehending suspects, and when they do they seldom cause significant injuries to those arrested, according to a multi-site study.read more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

23 Feb 13:34 | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1232 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE AND NORTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO... A critical delineation has been introduced for this update. Confidence is a bit higher that 20-30 mph westerly surface winds will develop within this area amidst single-digit RH values amidst relatively dry fuels. Surrounding this area, an elevated fire weather threat remains likely. Although atmospheric conditions will likely exceed critical thresholds in portions of west Texas, recent rains and low ERCs preclude any upgrade in that area for this outlook. See the previoread more »

SPC Feb 23, 2018 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

23 Feb 12:31 | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1128 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE ARKLATEX TO THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY... ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM NORTH TEXAS TO THE OHIO VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE TEXAS/LOUISIANA COASTS TO THE MIDWEST... ...SUMMARY... Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will develop across the southern Plains Saturday morning and shift northeastward towards the Ohio Valley through Saturday night. Several of these storms will likely be severe, with damaging winds and a few tornadoes being the primary threat. A few instances of read more »

Navy COOL Delivers 43 Briefs at 6 Locations in 21 Days

23 Feb 07:50 | U.S. News

After 21 days, entailing 18 flights and 43 briefs at six locations, representatives from Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) wrapped up their overseas tour in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Feb. 22. read more »

HST Educates Sailors through NCPACE

23 Feb 07:15 | U.S. News

USS Harry S. Truman's (CVN 75) educational service office is offering face-to-face college classes during its upcoming deployment through the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE).read more »

Navy Lays Keel of Future Littoral Combat Ship Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21)

23 Feb 07:11 | U.S. News

The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21) in Marinette, Wisconsin, Feb. 22.read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Fri Feb 23 11:57:01 UTC 2018

23 Feb 06:56 | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Fri Feb 23 11:57:01 UTC 2018.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Fri Feb 23 11:57:01 UTC 2018

23 Feb 06:56 | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Fri Feb 23 11:57:01 UTC 2018.read more »

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