Record Heat in Phoenix!!!

There were some errors with the surface observations a few days ago in Phoenix, Arizona. The National Weather Service surface observations experienced several crazy temperature spikes. Watch how Cory McCloskey, a TV meteorologist at Fox 10 News handled the mess during a live broadcast. Kudos to this guy for the great improvisation!

Temperature Inversion

What’s a temperature inversion?  That term has been tossed around the weather world a lot recently, and I’ve received a number of questions regarding it.  The folks over at the National Weather Service in Louisville recently produced a nice, short write up as to what a temperature inversion actually is.  Here’s a snippet from the […]

White Christmas in Bowling Green

Christmas is now 20 days away and since many locations in Kentucky saw a white Thanksgiving this year, let’s break down southern Kentucky’s chance for a white Christmas. December 25 is still several days away from being included in long range model guidance, but we can take a look at climate information to get an […]

NWS Collaborates with Vikings Players

The Minnesota Vikings teamed up with The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this week to spread winter weather awareness. Two players agreed to record Winter Weather Public Service Announcements for the public. Vikings’ Center John Sullivan recorded a video discussing winter weather safety: Vikings’ Wide Receiver Adam Thielen recorded a video discussing cold […]

NWA Meeting Friday

The Ohio Valley National Weather Association (NWA) chapter meeting will be this Friday at the Corvette Museum! You don’t have to be a meteorologist to attend. If you love weather or are interested in learning more about the NWA, come out to the meeting! Folks from the National Weather Service will be there as well. […]

Use of Wind Advisories Ceases in High Plains

The National Weather Service typically issues wind advisories for sustained winds of 30-39mph and gusts to 45-57mph. If wind speeds are any higher, high wind warnings are issued. High wind events are very common across portions of the Great Plains where flat topography provides very little frictional resistance of surface winds. The National Weather Service […]

Washington D.C. Tornado Warning

Today was a historic day for the nation, National Weather Service, and weather in general. Why was today so historic, you ask? Well the Washington D.C tornado warning that occurred at 12:25 PM ET this afternoon was the first tornado warning ever issued for the nation’s capital. The graphic below shows that this is indeed […]

An EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Harrison County

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down in Harrison County, Kentucky last night during the round of storms. Here is the preliminary storm survey: Damage Report for Harrison County KY…    Damage Type: Tornado     Date: Oct 07 2014     EF Scale: 1     Wind Speed: 110 MPH    Path Length: […]

EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Scott County

An EF-1 tornado has been confirmed in Scott County, Kentucky. Here is the preliminary report from the National Weather Service: Damage Type: Tornado Date: Oct 07 2014 EF Scale: 1 Wind Speed: 105 MPH Path Length: 0.49 miles so far…survey not yet completed Path Width: 150 yards Start Time: 03:48 PM EDT Start Location: 1.72 […]