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Frigid Temperatures for Parts of Central and Western U.S.; Heavy Rain and Flooding for Gulf Coast and Hawaii

An arctic cold front will continue to plunge southward through the Plains, Mississippi Valley and the Northwest quadrant of the U.S. through tonight. Well below normal temperatures are expected along with dangerous wind chills. A wintry mix will develop over the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Meanwhile, heavy rain, flooding and thunderstorms are forecast over much of the Gulf Coast and Hawaii. Read More >


The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio conducts weekly NOAA Weather Radio tests, allowing those with receivers to ensure their radio properly receives and is activated by the warning signal. The Routine Weekly Test is normally conducted every Wednesday morning between 11 AM and noon. If there is a threat of hazardous weather in the area on Wednesday morning, the test will be postponed until the next available good weather day during the same time frame. This test is an important way to check that your radio is programmed and functioning properly!