National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Additional Heavy Rain in the Southwest into Sodden Texas, Spreading East This Week

An upper trough tapping into tropical moisture will continue producing locally heavy rain from the Southwest and Four Corners into Texas. Willa remnants deepen across Texas on Wednesday forming into a coastal low that is forecast to move slowly eastward into the Florida Panhandle later this week. Meanwhile, a system in the Northeast may produce several inches of snow across portions of Maine. Read More >

April 24 to 28 is South Dakota's severe weather awareness week.  Take the time and review your weather safety plan, and be sure to participate in the statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, April 26 beginning at 10 am CDT. 




We want you to stay safe this severe weather season.  Take some time and review these important safety materials.  While you're reading, think about your own severe weather safety plan and ask yourself these questions:

Do you have a shelter nearby?  

Do you have a way to communicate with your family in an emergency?  

Do you have a way to receive a severe weather warning?  

How will you stay aware of the weather forecast if severe weather threatens?

Does your school, employer, or community have a severe weather plan?

What will you do if you hear thunder while at the park, ball field, or on the lake?


Severe Weather Safety Materials to Review

Severe Thunderstorms

Flash Floods



Safe Boating


Make a Severe Weather Safety Plan TODAY!


Take a moment and review these imagesMedia, feel free to also share on your social media feeds and websites. 

  • WhenThunderstormsAreAhead.PNG
  • 2.PNG
  • categories.png
  • WatchVsWarning2.png
  • wind_infographic.png
  • On_The_Lake.PNG
  • Lightning-Graphic.jpg
  • warning-method-2.jpg
  • HailRecord.jpg
  • Prepared.jpg
  • Twitter REporting.png
  • Tornado Safety_MobileHome_Final.PNG
  • Home Emergency Kit.jpg
  • WeatherSafetyAtEvent.png
  • StormShelter.png
  • Spending Time Outdoors.png
  • HailSafety.png
  • Camping.png
  • Staying Safe on the Golf Course.png
  • 107 mph.png
  • Straight Line Wind Damage.png
  • Staying Safe.png