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Disturbance Along North Carolina Coast; Severe Storms in the Central U.S.; Widespread Heat Concerns

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure just offshore of North Carolina for tropical or subtropical development. Heavy rain, flooding and gusty winds are possible along coastal sections of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast the next few days. Severe storms are likely today in the Central U.S. and heat related products extend from the Southwest into parts of the East. Read More >

The National Weather Service depends on accurate reporting of severe weather in its mission to protect lives and property. We would like to hear of any significant weather phenomena that you observe, though we are particularly interested in receiving timely reports of tornadoes, one inch (quarter-sized) and larger hail, wind gusts of 58 mph or more, and flash flooding.

For life-threatening and imminent severe weather threats, please contact local law enforcement immediately (even if you also contact us by social media or email) and ask that they relay your report to the National Weather Service

Email: boise.weather@noaa.gov - A great way to include pictures & video.

Online: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/report/ - Able to use on a mobile device or home computer.

Telephone: NWS Boise Severe Weather 800 Number - Must have been through severe weather spotter training and belong to a spotter network to use this line! Refer to materials received during spotter training.

Facebook: Visit our Facebook page and post a severe weather report to our wall.

Twitter: Tweet us your reports by including the #idwx or #orwx hashtag or send them directly to @NWSBoise.

mPing: Send reports from your location via a smartphone app

When posting weather reports to social media, it is helpful to include the hashtag #IDWX for Idaho reports or #ORWX for Oregon reports.

When timeliness is not an issue, you may send weather reports and photos to our webmaster at boise.weather@noaa.gov.  From time to time, we receive weather photos that would enhance our severe weather training, outreach, and other education efforts. If we may use the photos that you send us for non-profit purposes, please let us know. We strive to include photo credits whenever possible.