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February 20 (4 fatalities)

9:30 am Eastern | U.S. News

On February 20, 4 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 18 (6 fatalities)

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On February 18, 6 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 15 (1 fatality)

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On February 15, 1 residential fire fatality was reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 16 (5 fatalities)

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On February 16, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 21 (3 fatalities)

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On February 21, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 17 (8 fatalities)

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On February 17, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 19 (4 fatalities)

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On February 19, 4 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Thu Feb 22 13:21:02 UTC 2018

8:20 am Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Thu Feb 22 13:21:02 UTC 2018.read more »

Green alert: earthquake M 4.7 in Nicaragua on 2/22/2018 11:19:04 AM

8:07 am Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.7 in Nicaragua on 22 Feb 2018 11:19 UTCread more »

SPC Feb 22, 2018 1300 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

8:05 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1300Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0700 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018 Valid 221300Z - 231200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL TEXAS TO SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA/SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS... ...SUMMARY... A few strong thunderstorms are possible today, mainly across north-cental Texas into southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas. ...North-central Texas toward southern Oklahoma and Ark-La-Tex... Elevated thunderstorms have increased early this morning, initially across the central Texas Big Country and Hill Country. This development should expand during the day toward southern/eastern Oklahoma and the Ark-La-Tex in tandem with a northeastward-spreading belt of aread more »

2018-02-22 11:19:04 (m4.7) Off Coast of Central America 12.1 -88.2 (29192)

7:36 am Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: OFF COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICAread more »

SPC MD 86

7:12 am Eastern | U.S. News

MD 0086 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN TEXAS AND INTO PARTS OF SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA Mesoscale Discussion 0086 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0611 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018 Areas affected...Portions of central and northern Texas and into parts of southern Oklahoma Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely Valid 221211Z - 221445Z Probability of Watch Issuance...5 percent SUMMARY...An increase in convection -- including potential for marginally severe hail as well as local ice accumulation due to freezing rain -- is ongoing across portions of central and northern Texas. WW is unlikely. DISCUSSION...Latest radar loop shows an increase in elevated showers and thunderstorms ongoing across portioread more »

SPC Feb 22, 2018 Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlook

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Day 4-8 Outlook Day 4-8 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0405 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018 Valid 251200Z - 021200Z ...DISCUSSION... Early day 4 (Sunday) at least a marginal severe threat may be ongoing along remnant squall line from the southern Appalachians into the Southeast States and possibly continuing into the Middle Atlantic. However, tendency will be for the stronger forcing and low-level jet to shift away from the more unstable portion of the warm sector, limiting overall severe threat. The cold front will move into the northern Gulf by day 5 (Monday) leaving stable conditions inland. While elevated convection may occur as this boundary retreats north as a warm front later day 6 (Tuesday night), overall seread more »

February 16 (5 fatalities)

5:01 am Eastern | U.S. News

On February 16, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 15 (1 fatality)

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On February 15, 1 residential fire fatality was reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 19 (4 fatalities)

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On February 19, 4 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 18 (5 fatalities)

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On February 18, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 17 (8 fatalities)

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On February 17, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 21 (0 fatalities)

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On February 21, 0 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 20 (4 fatalities)

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On February 20, 4 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

2018-02-21 14:53:07 (m4.5) Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia -7.1 129.4 (29192)

4:27 am Eastern | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIAread more »

2018-02-22 07:07:50 (m4.1) Greece 38.3 21.6 (29192)

3:40 am Eastern | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: GREECEread more »

Green alert: earthquake M 5.3 in Indonesia on 2/22/2018 7:21:40 AM

3:29 am Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.3 in Indonesia on 22 Feb 2018 07:21 UTCread more »

SPC Feb 22, 2018 0830 UTC Day 3 Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

3:20 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 0830Z Day 3 Outlook Day 3 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0219 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM A PORTION OF EAST TEXAS INTO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI...TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEYS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM A PORTION OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY AND SOUTHEAST STATES... ...SUMMARY... Strong to severe storms will be possible Saturday from a portion of northeast Texas through the lower Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. ...Northeast TX into the lower Mississippi Tennessee and Ohio Valleys... A significant shortwave trough will eject northeast through the central Plains and middle to uread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Thu Feb 22 08:21:02 UTC 2018

3:20 am Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Thu Feb 22 08:21:02 UTC 2018.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Thu Feb 22 08:21:02 UTC 2018

3:20 am Eastern | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Thu Feb 22 08:21:02 UTC 2018.read more »

Green alert: earthquake M 5.4 in Indonesia on 2/22/2018 7:19:28 AM

3:11 am Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.4 in Indonesia on 22 Feb 2018 07:19 UTCread more »

2018-02-21 16:11:35 (m4.7) Offshore Chiapas, Mexico 15.3 -94.1 (29192)

2:53 am Eastern | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICOread more »

2018-02-22 07:21:40 (m5.3) Seram, Indonesia -3.2 130.8 (29192)

2:38 am Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: SERAM, INDONESIAread more »

2018-02-22 07:19:28 (m5.4) Seram, Indonesia -3.3 130.8 (29192)

2:33 am Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: SERAM, INDONESIAread more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

2:31 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0126 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...Synopsis... The western upper trough centered over the Great Basin will track eastward to the southern/central Rockies on Friday. As heights fall, deep layer southwesterly flow will increase and a weak surface trough will develop across the southern High Plains. This will lead to breezy southwest surface winds across much of NM. RH values also will fall into the 15-25 percent range. This will result in elevated fire weather potential across the eastern NM Plains into parts of far southeast CO and southwestern TX. While gusty winds and low RH will also exist across wesread more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

2:29 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0126 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018 Valid 221200Z - 231200Z ...NO CRITICAL AREAS... ...Synopsis... An upper trough over the western U.S. will deepen and slowly shift east over the Great Basin today. Downstream, a broad swath of deep layer southwesterly flow will persist east of the Rockies. Strong surface high pressure centered over the Great Lakes will track east toward New England. Gulf moisture will slosh northeast as Wednesday cold front retreats as a warm front across the lower Ohio Valley into eastern TX. Fire weather concerns are not expected given widespread precipitation over the last few days east of the Rockies, and aread more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 22/02/2018

2:11 am Eastern | U.S. News

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SPC Feb 22, 2018 0700 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

1:37 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 0700Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook CORR 1 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1233 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018 Valid 231200Z - 241200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... CORRECTED FOR GENERAL THUNDERSTORM GRAPHIC ...SUMMARY... Showers and a few thunderstorms are expected from a portion of the Southern Plains to the lower and middle Mississippi and Ohio Valley regions Friday. ...Discussion... Upper pattern will remain characterized by a synoptic trough over the western U.S. and a downstream low-amplitude ridge in the east. Weak vorticity maxima embedded within the broad southwesterly flow regime will interact with baroclinic zone that should initially extend from south TX into the OH Valley. Most thunderstorms shread more »

Green alert: earthquake M 5 in Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on 2/22/2018 5:48:58 AM

1:14 am Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5 in Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on 22 Feb 2018 05:48 UTCread more »

2018-02-22 05:48:58 (m5.0) Northern Mid-atlantic Ridge 23.8 -45.0 (29192)

1:10 am Eastern | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGEread more »

2018-02-22 05:15:32 (m4.2) Crete, Greece 34.3 25.0 (29192)

12:41 am Eastern | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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SPC Feb 22, 2018 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

12:33 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1200Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1130 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018 Valid 221200Z - 231200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... A few strong thunderstorms are possible today through tonight, mainly across parts of the southern Plains. However, the risk for severe storms still appears negligible. ...Discussion... It appears that positively tilted, large-scale mid/upper troughing will be maintained across the West today, as another significant short wave trough digs southeast of the Pacific Northwest, toward the southern Great Basin. A preceding short wave is already in the process of accelerating northeast of the lower Colorado Valley. Models indicate that it wiread more »

February 19 (4 fatalities)

12:31 am Eastern | U.S. News

On February 19, 4 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 20 (4 fatalities)

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On February 20, 4 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 16 (5 fatalities)

12:31 am Eastern | U.S. News

On February 16, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 18 (5 fatalities)

12:31 am Eastern | U.S. News

On February 18, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 15 (1 fatality)

12:31 am Eastern | U.S. News

On February 15, 1 residential fire fatality was reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 21 (0 fatalities)

12:31 am Eastern | U.S. News

On February 21, 0 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 17 (8 fatalities)

12:31 am Eastern | U.S. News

On February 17, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Thu Feb 22 05:01:02 UTC 2018

12:00 am Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Thu Feb 22 05:01:02 UTC 2018.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Thu Feb 22 05:01:02 UTC 2018

12:00 am Eastern | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Thu Feb 22 05:01:02 UTC 2018.read more »

February 14 (10 fatalities)

8:01 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On February 14, 10 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 18 (5 fatalities)

8:01 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On February 18, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 16 (5 fatalities)

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On February 16, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

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